For 546 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mystic River
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 546
546 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A superb effort by a first-rank director, and manna from heaven for Cheung fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's a rare film that can be convincingly tender, bitterly funny, and ruthlessly cutting over the course of fewer than 90 minutes. The Squid and the Whale not only manages this, it also contains moments that sock you with all three qualities at the same time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is more than just the best animated comedy of the year--it's the best comedy of the year, period.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    People have spoken about how understated and old-fashioned Brooklyn is, to the extent that it might come across as a pleasant innocuous entertainment. Don’t be fooled. Brooklyn is not toothless. But it is big-hearted, romantic and beautiful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Big Fish really is a big delight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The movie culminates in a cinematic coup de grâce bold enough to spin your head — one that gives the movie an entirely new dimension.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A wildly imaginative, hugely entertaining tour de force that asks big questions about life and love and fate while never ceasing to fully engage the viewer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Every performer in the international cast -- Seigner, de Bankole, von Sydow (magnificent as Bauby's father), and the late Jean-Pierre Cassel to name but a few -- completely disappears into each of their roles, which I think is as much a testament to Schnabel's talents as to theirs.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    I don't think we're going to see a better--a funnier or more genuinely heartwarming, for that matter--comedy this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As stomach-churning a suspense exercise as the cinema has seen since the salad days of Hitchcock.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A fantastical examination of man’s inhumanity to man, and as replete as it is with persistent visceral disgust, it also pulses with intelligence, a mordant compassion, and yes, incredible wit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Playful, poetic, shocking, saddening, and ultimately gratifyingly and honestly big-hearted.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The first masterpiece of 2008 -- at least by American release date standards -- the latest film from master French director Jacques Rivette is a masterful, multilayered, sometimes enigmatic work of dark irony, an assured tragicomedy of manners and more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The Tale of Princess Kaguya is both very simple and head-spinningly confounding, a thing of endless visual beauty that seems to partake in a kind of pictorial minimalism but finds staggering possibilities for beautiful variation within its ineluctable modality. It’s a true work of art.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The result is one of the odder and, certainly the most compelling of the short stream of Broadway-to-Hollywood transplants of recent years. The interweaving of the music and the visuals casts an unusual, restive spell of delight and unease.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is one of the year's most subtly moving films, and a strong affirmation of Coppola's substantial talent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A remarkably appealing success story full of heart and humor and poignancy, with Swank as winning as she’s ever been.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    While avoiding specious bromides about universality, Persepolis insists on communicating with its audience, and insists that communication and empathy are the keys to our survival.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Composed of relatively few events and scenes, it's often excruciatingly tense and never less than heartbreakingly human. And as much as I admire "Munich," Shadows leaves Spielberg's film in the dust in the moral-ambiguity department. Never before seen in the States, it's already on my year's ten-best list. (April 2006 Premiere)
    • Premiere
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Aquatic maintains its buoyancy throughout.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Burnett creates an insistently poetic, devastatingly ironic world and work.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Although this installment is a beautiful stand-alone thang (check out how its chronology-juggling storyline creates a perfect circle, structure-wise).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    I haven't been crazy about a lot of Van Sant's recent work, but what he does here is simply astonishing. [November 2003, p. 25]
    • Premiere
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The plot is pretty convoluted, but Miyazaki has a very good handle on it and lavishes his customary heart, humor, and inventiveness on every situation he depicts.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    There Will Be Blood is, in fact, not a historical saga; rather, it's an absurdist, blackly comic horror film with a very idiosyncratic satanic figure at its core.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A giddy kick-out-the-jams entertainment. Diary takes a tack that's not exactly new, but is new to Romero, and as one might expect, the director brings a sharp and uncompromising new perspective to it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    One of Cronenberg's subtlest, most insinuating pictures, and one of the highlights of the year so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is not a children's picture, although it touches on the imaginative powers and emotional resilience of children. It's another slice of Hou's distinctly poetic realism, and as such, also a kind of tribute to Paris -- the Paris of both today and of the older film.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A thoroughly remarkable and disquieting film from Mali’s Abderrahamane Sissako, Timbuktu is also a work of almost breathtaking visual beauty, but it manages to ravish the heart while dazzling the eye simultaneously, neither at the expense of the other. It’s a work of art that seems realized in an entirely organic way.

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