For 316 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 316
316 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Playful, poetic, shocking, saddening, and ultimately gratifyingly and honestly big-hearted.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Lee and company handle the particulars of the tale with the requisite meticulousness and exquisite taste that marks all the director's films.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This lengthy, nuance-filled story about how eye-for-an-eye stuff differs from theory to practice is one of the most considered, thoughtful, and involving movies of its kind.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A compelling, rousing and at times strangely moving entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The most impressive thing about the film's technical wizardry is, finally, how unimpressive it is. One doesn't leave the movie with a mind blown by visual bedazzlement but with a soul shattered by the profound sense of tragedy Linklater and company so beautifully put across.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A triumphant revisiting of territory in which Scorsese is an unchallenged master -- the crime drama.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As it happens, each one of these tales is also a love story, and The Fountain is Aronofsky’s profession of faith concerning love’s place in the idea of eternity. It’s a movie that’s as deeply felt as it is imagined.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Burnett creates an insistently poetic, devastatingly ironic world and work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Black Book is Verhoeven's best film since "RoboCop": audacious, smart, shamelessly entertaining.
    • 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."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Resnais employs all the tools of studio-bound moviemaking, silent-era to post-modern, in a way that is not only is consistently dazzling in a purely visual sense, but contains an empathy that lifts the picture to tragic heights even at those points at which it seems practically weightless.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The slapstick-comic set pieces involving Remy and Linguini's cooking struggles might solicit the admiration of Buster Keaton and Jacques Tati.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    One of Cronenberg's subtlest, most insinuating pictures, and one of the highlights of the year so far.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's also that he's really, honest-to-God, got one of those movie faces that doesn't even come along once every generation. It's astonishing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As stomach-churning a suspense exercise as the cinema has seen since the salad days of Hitchcock.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A remarkably engrossing and thoughtful picture, beautifully rendered in an artful mode of realism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    One of the things that makes this movie such a great rush is that while you’re watching it, it seems a good deal more subversive than it really is.