For 381 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ratatouille
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 381
381 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 91 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Provocative, quietly erotic, deeply romantic, and slyly witty (a cameo by a giant of punk rock is funny at first sight, and funnier still when you figure out the joke it's making), Code 46 is a very effective antidote to summer blockbuster bloat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    For all its seeming simplicity, this is an emotionally and intellectually complex film that holds the viewer in a grip as tight as any classic thriller you can name.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A picture that certain Brits and connoisseurs of British colloquial English might call "a grower" … more moving and funny the more I think about it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's the stuff of not quite dreams, and it's rendered with such accuracy and hilarity that I am tempted to call Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters the most successful full-on surrealist film since Bunuel and Dali's 1930 "L'Age d'Or."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Like the Maysles brothers, like Shirley Clarke, like D.A. Pennebaker at his heights, Wiseman has created a body of work that proves him a great filmmaker, period. His latest picture, National Gallery, is a typically lucid, graceful and unobtrusively multi-tiered work.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This intense film, a mix of horror, fantasy, and history that convinces on all those levels and mixes them up with dizzying brio, is a searing cinematic experience, a beautiful, terrifying vision from writer-director Guillermo del Toro.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    One of the funniest, smartest, most moving pictures of the year.

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