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 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 381
381 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A remarkably engrossing and thoughtful picture, beautifully rendered in an artful mode of realism.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    I'm glad that 2046 is different from "Mood" even while being strangely of a piece with it. Like "Mood," it’s a movie of utter wonder and ravishment. But the key here is different.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The result is a kind of very faux documentary style, which, along with the subject matter, has suggested to some the influence of the BBC television series "The Office." Von Trier says he's never seen an episode, and I believe him.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    If this is in fact merely a longer Simpsons episode, it's a damn good Simpsons episode.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It’s a 21st-century version of "The Sting" for these so far rather unkind and ungentle times.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The movie belongs to Wood, who creates a unique portrait of a girl hesitating at the threshold of womanhood; she's smarter, more attuned, and more spiritually ambitious than those around her, but also too decent and loyal to break from the world she knows-and too unformed to have a grasp of what she wants outside of that world. It's fantastic work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The genuine article, a hard-core horror picture from start to finish... Prepare to get seriously stresed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The action is violent, messy, and threaded through with dark humor. This is a movie for grownups, for sure, but it has a mulish kick that most such pictures consider themselves to tasteful to aspire to.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Proceeds at a very stately pace, hoping the otherworldly mood of its detailed recreation of the old West might seep into the viewer's bones. This viewer did, as it happens, fall under the film's spell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The Fall is a movie whose every frame pulsates with the desire to be a transportive, transcendent work of cinema. And each one of said frames is full of visual bedazzlement and wonder. So full that one is loathe to sum up with the phrase "Close, but no cigar." But there is something, finally, kind of pushy about the film's desire to be a masterpiece.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    von Donnersmarck delivers something extraordinary and rare: a thriller that's entirely adult in both its concerns and perspective which manages to be as thoroughly gripping as any finely tuned albeit adolescent Hollywood nail-biter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    As much as I enjoyed much of it, I hope Grindhouse doesn't start any trends. Exploitation cinema is combustible stuff that only highly trained professionals should be permitted to play with.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    So breathtaking is the action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Beautiful, lyrical, but not in the least bit wimpy. [May 2004, p. 18]
    • Premiere
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Margot is a fleet, strangely enjoyable film, animated by the acuity of Baumbach's perceptions and -- this helps a lot -- the frequent laugh-out-loud wit of his dialogue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    I generally resist calling any actor's work "brave" or "fearless" or any such thing, but Bosco's work here made me reconsider that self-imposed ban. It's incredible, harrowing, precise stuff.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    As for this film's esteemed director, I don't remember getting such sheer pleasure out of an Altman movie since . . . hmm, lemme look at the filmo . . . hmm—"The Player"? Not so much . . . "O.C. and Stiggs"? I wish . . . Um, "Popeye"? More likely, but . . . Ah-"A Wedding." Yeah, that’s it, "A Wedding." Whoa. That was, like, almost 30 years ago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    By turns harrowing and stirring, it’s a shame-inducing history lesson that never feels like a lecture.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    David Strathairn, playing Murrow, follows his writers' lead beautifully, delivering a performance that's all understatement on the surface and searing fire underneath.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    When the movie isn't being scary, it's crazily funny, so much so that critical watchers will wonder if Bong might tilt the balance of the picture too far in a comic direction and water down the scares. He doesn't.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Exiled brings To back to lighter ground, and it’s one of his most assured, enjoyable pictures, refreshing fun that’s sure to satisfy anyone’s action jones.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It's terribly strong -- in structural ingenuity, emotional pull, and particularly visual beauty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Terrifically charming and energetic film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    A smart, sweet, and thoroughly disarming ensemble comedy that isn't afraid to wear its humanism on its sleeve.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    In the end, Locke is a cinematic stunt that engrosses as it unspools, and pays dividends after it’s been accomplished.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    All of these actors are incredibly fine, and as a confirmed Beckinsale non-fan, I'm obliged to say that she really knocked me out here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    If you can hook into it, Level Five is not just witty, insinuating, and penetrating; it’s also unexpectedly moving and, as deliberately threadbare as it often looks, cinematically rich.

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