For 742 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Lost in Translation
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
742 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    An exhilarating switchup: A comic fable that’s both deftly clever and irrepressibly goofy.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Both inspiring and upsetting, Democrats is, finally, a film that deserves to be called “necessary.”
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    One of the funniest, smartest, most moving pictures of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As sad as Garcia’s end is, Long Strange Trip remains an exhilarating and inspiring movie. For a not inconsiderable period, Garcia, Weir, Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and various fellow travelers saw the possibilities that their talents and the times offered them, and made hay of them.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Obviously, this is not a film for viewers unfamiliar with Mr. Tsai’s work. But its insistently austere format does suggest a purpose beyond its immediate context.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    This is a potent, vital film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    This is an angry, vivid, passionate film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    The movie so upends the traditions of documentary and narrative filmmaking that “dramatizes” may be inaccurate — the filmmakers followed the real pilgrims for a full year, after all. But the movie is so well made and engaging that such distinctions will make little difference to the viewer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    What plays out is a cinematic experience of life as performance, performance as life, reality as a construction and reality as someone else’s construction impinging on your own. The pace, which picks up and slows down throughout, is not some kind of perverse challenge to the audience. It is intrinsic to the inescapable atmosphere of the work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    While it’s not entirely kid-friendly, this portrait of an artist is both enchanting and thought provoking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Mr. Kore-eda, whose most noteworthy family dramas include “Still Walking” (2009) and “Like Father, Like Son” (2014), works in a quiet cinematic register, and the slightest error in tone could upend the whole enterprise. Slow-paced, sad, rueful and sometimes warmly funny, After the Storm is one of his sturdiest, and most sensitive, constructions.

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