For 466 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Stardust is an eye-poppingly elaborate fantasy that's shot through with action-movie adrenaline and attitude.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's goofy as hell but devilishly smart about it, which is why it's such great fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    In the battle of the leading men, Crowe's character has a slight edge, and the actor really makes the most of it, showing us how boyishly mischievous charm and utter venality can exist without seeming contradiction in the same being. But Bale builds to a pretty impressive boil himself after laying back for about three quarters of the film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The result is enjoyable and frequently affecting. The one weak note is Douglas' performance — he does more than phone it in, but his essential Douglas-ness makes the character less believable than he might have been.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Penn has often said that he dislikes acting and would prefer to direct full time. Into the Wild is impressive enough to give him license to do just that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Michal Clayton shares a number of affinities with Paddy Chayefsky and Sidney Lumet's "Network." Wilkinson's got the so-mad-he's-sane Peter Finch position; while Swinton embodies a sexless, neurotic, overstressed variant of Faye Dunaway's character. Which leaves Clooney as the (considerably younger) William Holden of the piece. And, yes, he makes the most of it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The film also has an unexpected and rich vein of humor. John Carroll Lynch -- you might know him as Norm Gunderson of "Fargo" -- is a stitch as a neighbor of the Burkes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    At its best, it throbs with immediacy, just as Strummer did.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    If a woman had not in fact certifiably written the picture, I might have thought that Lester Bangs had come back from the dead to pen an account of the teen years of his ideal mate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The settings are handsome, the cinematography accomplished, the performances first-rate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A picture about tragedy in one American family's life, and it's a convincing and humane one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Julia Roberts has never played a dowager before, but heaven knows she makes a good, and funny, one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This finale, which piles one bloody absurd epiphany on top of another almost ad infinitum, is where McDonagh lays all his cards on the table -- and his characters are the ones who have to pay up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The suspense aspect works like mad, but what's also noteworthy is the character component, which at times evokes a "Smash Palace"-era Donaldson.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's rare that a picture that deals with as much tragedy as this one also manages to convey as much warmth to its characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's kind of amusing to see slinky Christina Aguilera sing the "Live With Me" line about a score of harebrained children, as she clearly hasn't got the faintest idea of what that means.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Iron Man is the first Marvel Comics superhero movie I would willingly sit through a second time. This is the result not just of what the movie does, but what the movie doesn't do.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    What to make of it all? Hard to say. Just to take in the fact that its soundtrack is made up of music by both J. Spaceman and Sun City Girls is to understand that this is a picture that's divided against itself in a way that's perhaps too hermetic to be comprehended.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    For whatever its flaws, Redbelt offers up a good deal of Mametian red meat while also trying to break out of some of the strictures that Mamet's erected around his own work.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is not a film occurring in an alternate or imaginary reality; rather, it is a film of NO reality, that is, a picture that changes the rules of its universe strictly according to its creators' whims.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The drama Dom Hemingway explores involves a vicious lout finding a form of redemption, and while that's an all-too conventional scenario, Shepard's movie plays it out in a brisk, inventive fashion and delivers a moviegoing experience that's almost equal parts stingingly sharp and genuinely sweet.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The Signal continues to get weirder, and creepier, and to bring up unusual questions for the viewer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    While it doesn’t hit the highs of the very best movies based on the author’s works — those would be Steven Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown,” two outstanding examples of American narrative cinema of the ‘90s—it’s also far less slick and ingratiating than the watchable but very Hollywood-processed likes of “Get Shorty” and “Be Cool.”
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Even though Wetlands is absolutely, brutally unrelenting in its depictions of bodily functions and searching adolescent sexuality, it’s also an inventively sharp, briskly edited, spectacularly-acted post-adolescent coming-of-age story.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    My Old Lady is pretty compelling viewing, mostly thanks to Kline, who gives a career-high performance here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The Homestretch invites you to empathize with its subjects, to worry with them, to laugh with them, to worry about them. It’s engaging and compelling viewing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    That the filmmakers are able to pursue their theme to the extent that the true story on which the film is based obliges them to somehow has to be credited to Renner. His performance is very good, despite the somewhat stereotypical bro characteristics with which the Webb character is here endowed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The terrific cast all delves into the material full-bore, which contributes to its peculiar resonance. Perry may hate everyone and everything, but in making a show of it, he’s thoroughly entertaining.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    To tell you the truth, The Better Angels, as pictorially beautiful and emotionally evocative as it is, is so bereft of conventional narrative momentum that you have to consider it a miracle it got made.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The Way He Looks is a modest and good-hearted film that leaves a clean impression: you’re glad to have spent time with the people in it, for sure. But if you’re someone whose own specific circumstances are substantively different from those of the characters, the sense of a pleasant visit is pretty much it.

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