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 13.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Howl's Moving Castle
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 316
316 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    All this stuff is enacted by a better-than-reliable cast (Griffin Dunne, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine O'Hara, Roger Rees, and more), so Game 6 is never a bore. But it's not much more besides never a bore.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    One of Cruise's most deeply cherished ambitions is to be a great actor, and this movie goes to great lengths to let him do that--sort of. You'll understand what I mean during the sequence in which there is more than one Philip Seymour Hoffman on the screen.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Compelling and exasperating in pretty much equal doses.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Part of what makes these kind of war movies such cinematic comfort food (aside from the moral certainty they strive to convey) is their familiarity. But I wonder if said familiarity is what compels contemporary filmmakers to overstuff the material -- Flyboys is a good two hours and 20 minutes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    For my money, if I'm in the mood for the kind of aesthetic and emotional experience Saints is selling, I'll just blast Jim Carroll's more concise (and rocking!) "People Who Died" out of my iPod.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Understanding what McGrath is trying to pull off is not the same thing as McGrath pulling it off; as ambitious as it is, Infamous falters in execution too often to create a lasting impression.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    One casting wild card is the country singer Tim McGraw, and he's very solid in the role of Katie's horse-rancher dad, the kind of guy whose hard-headedness can't mask the size of his heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    If the resultant wreckage is a little underwhelming, and the film's coda useless and trite, the getting there is pretty absorbing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife is less interesting, and less successful, as a remake of a much-bruited '70s art film than it is as a compendium of Rockian observations on the current state of the African-American bourgeoisie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It does move along at a nice clip, and delivers exactly what belligerent action fans on both sides of the political aisle want -- a wholly admirable figure blowing up a lot of bad s---.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Vacancy could have been some sort of satirical masterpiece had this whole scenario been finally revealed as an extreme form of couple's therapy designed to get Beckinsale and Wilson back together.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Those who still relish the sight of Anthony Hopkins portraying an evil criminal mastermind will get the most out of Fracture, which is not so much a whodunit -- we see Hopkins' character putting a bullet in his wife's head in the movie's first few minutes -- as a howdunnit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Its punchline, imagining the worst that could happen to Auteuil's slimy exec, is weak and kind of dumb, but the rest of the film is genial, appealing, and brisk.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It's a decent comic-book movie that delivers its goods with good humor and a minimum of bloat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    While 1408 is no classic, it is refreshing to see a horror picture that just wants to do its job rather than prove to its audience how ruthlessly nihilistic it is.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It's the stuff of countless advice columns, daytime talk shows, sitcoms, romantic comedies. Quite frankly, it's tired. What makes a difference here -- although really not enough of one -- is the people.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Time is more than reasonably diverting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    This picture reminded me of one of the things I like best about "All the President’s Men": It doesn’t give a good godd--- about Woodward and Bernstein’s personal lives.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It's been well-publicized that Affleck, going for as authentic a feel as possible, cast many genuine South Bostoners in both extra and speaking roles, and, while that's salutary, in some scenes his strategy backfires, yielding caricatures that are merely more vivid than the ones turned out by Central Casting Hollywood productions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    It's a fascinating portrait, but it's also choppy and rushed and lopsided.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    We Own the Night can't sustain itself; as the stakes of the story get higher, Gray paints it in broader and broader strokes until there's almost nothing you can believe in it anymore.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The new perspective Scott and Zaillian want to bring to this material never gels convincingly, and despite some effective set pieces, a cast of memorable faces and attitudes, and evocative cinematography by Harris Savides, this would-be epic feels tired and rote.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Starting Out never builds to the explosive climax it seems to be heading for, which I suppose is a good thing for its overall integrity, but maybe not so good for its motion-picture value.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    As a fan and well-wisher of Coppola's, I wanted very much to like this movie, and I'll probably give it another shot once the DVD comes out. But, at first sight, Youth Without Youth's striving for exuberance reveals an almost desperate effort too much of the time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    While The Great Debaters' intentions don't lead it to movie hell, this picture is far more diffuse, commonplace, and predictable than the surprisingly convincing "Fisher."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Gondry might have been better off keeping his movie on theoretical/slapstick grounds, because, quite frankly, his attempts at sincerity just don't make it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The courtroom scenes are the animated ones…and said animation looks rather cruder than your average PS3 game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Accomplished and well-intentioned to the extent that one wants to accentuate the positive, but the positive isn't the whole, alas; for every moment in the film that evokes classic neo-realism, there's another that's commonplace or overly sentimental.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    All this is frustrating, as the picture contains a few grace notes that remind one what an acute filmmaker Wong can be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    Yeah, it's pretty funny. And it's a pretty accurate depiction of a certain feature of male romantic humiliation. But it's also a little -- and this is one of my two misgivings about the movie -- expected.