For 688 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Scanner Darkly
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
688 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's churlish, especially these days, to try to split the difference between an immortal comedy classic and a mere laugh riot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It is trim, fast-moving and often quite funny, particularly in the exchanges between Ferrell and Heder -- the former's trademark clueless oafishness meshes nicely with the latter's alternating current of petulance and sweetness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Did I mention this movie is a comedy? It is, and a very sure-footed one, although the style does take some getting used to.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's goofy as hell but devilishly smart about it, which is why it's such great fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The movie, starring Zabou Breitman, Jacque Gamblin, Pascal Elbé, Sylvie Testud, and Tony Harrisson, has a more upsetting dimension than most suspense dramas as it’s based on a true story, a story that touches on issues still roiling France today.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    There’s a lot of good awkward fun to be had as the viewer simultaneously laughs at Otto’s expense and hopefully commiserates a bit with him.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    As laudable as the movie is, it does not quite achieve greatness. That’s the fault of both its indirectness and its obviousness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Despite its shortcomings, there are things about this film that are hard to shake; the movie’s ultimate wisdom and overarching compassion make it very likely that you won’t want to shake them, after all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A Woman, a Part mixes passion and ambivalence to create a work with ambiguities that seem earned, and lived in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The movie has a lot of good bits and terrific performances, including a too-perfect Keanu Reeves as a mystic orthodontist.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Whitaker's Amin is the kind of raging lunatic that only an actor who has made a specialty of quiet caginess could pull off so convincingly. It's great, and scary, to see Whitaker turn it up to 11 for once.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    I Called Him Morgan evokes times and places, and the sorrows and joys of the jazz life in those times and places, with real integrity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The action is great, the story line unpredictable, the ending satisfying. Stander is crackling. Really.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A thoughtful, involving and sometimes moving film that almost (and I do mean almost) justifies its use of 9/11 as a dramatic device.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The performances in the picture are all solid, but what makes Summertime really refreshing is that it doesn’t treat its central romance as anything but wholly normal, despite the attitude of other characters, or indeed, the tenor of the time in which it is set.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The fact that Boyle and Garland have here created something close to an actual trip rather than the mere spectacle that most screen sci-fi contents itself with being nowadays is enough to recommend Sunshine.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Most of the dialogue is pretty fresh, and it’s delivered with great brio, particularly by Owen. Roberts, alas, is not at her best here, but she has almost nothing to work with.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A picture about tragedy in one American family's life, and it's a convincing and humane one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It’s worth seeing twice just for the privilege of watching Rampling and Sagnier match each other stroke for stroke.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The moviemakers craft a satisfying narrative while leaving the viewer with some questions; this is a movie that manages to be disquieting and entertaining simultaneously.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Director Rob Letterman, aided by writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and Darren Lemke and an energetic cast, rise to the occasion, delivering a movie that’s a lot of good creepy fun in spite of some dubious construction.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is a real grabber.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Wheeler's script is a buzzing contrivance, and Hallström's direction is brisker than almost anything he's ever done. So by all means enjoy The Hoax -- it's smart fun. Just don't buy it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The characters in A Perfect Day don’t get to indulge in much eccentricity because they’re too busy banging their wills against bureaucratic idiocy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It touches deftly on class and race and sexual dissatisfaction and never lets up once it has put its characters under a microscope. Beautifully acted throughout, it showcases Watson's most complex performance in years.

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