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 Field Niggas
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 466
466 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    While the movie’s multiple images are never less than numinous, and its rhythms sometimes skirt the strangely seductive, this astonishing movie is the opposite of hypnotic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Black Book is Verhoeven's best film since "RoboCop": audacious, smart, shamelessly entertaining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Perhaps the greatest, most affecting articulation of the theme Eastwood has been exploring since 1990's "White Hunter Black Heart": how violence--real violence, not movie violence--perpetrated and experienced, can erode and/or obliterate the human soul.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    As it happens, each one of these tales is also a love story, and The Fountain is Aronofsky’s profession of faith concerning love’s place in the idea of eternity. It’s a movie that’s as deeply felt as it is imagined.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Every performance here is wonderful, and the movie abounds in moments so true as to be cringe-worthy.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Like “Kaguya,” it functions as a highly sensitive and empathetic consideration of the situation of women in Japanese society—but it’s also a breathtaking work of art on its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Resnais employs all the tools of studio-bound moviemaking, silent-era to post-modern, in a way that is not only is consistently dazzling in a purely visual sense, but contains an empathy that lifts the picture to tragic heights even at those points at which it seems practically weightless.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Depp and Winslet in particular are, as you might expect, immaculate. I don't think there's another actor alive who can convey the intermingling of gentleness and passion with as much precision as Depp.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Everything in Life of Riley, Resnais makes plain, is a contrivance. Much of the joy and beauty of the movie comes from letting the levels of contrivance fall into place, as with some Rube Goldberg contraption, creating a parallel abstract narrative to the more conventional semi-farcical one unfolding on screen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Herzog not only tells an incredible story but implies a dark metaphysic of the natural world that makes this film unsettlingly larger than its human subject.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The result is by far the most original comedy of the year. Russell might alienate some audience members here--but it’s possible they literally won't know what they're missing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A triumphant revisiting of territory in which Scorsese is an unchallenged master -- the crime drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's flat-out comedy all the way, head-spinningly clever (you'll be talking about a sequence set in the Louvre for weeks) and always engaging. For my money, it's the comedy of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Yep, this movie is basically a yakfest, but an incredibly fluid and involving one, and if you have any kind of affinity for either of the characters, you’re bound to find the picture a kind of miracle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Has a warmth that’s utterly enchanting, and a tenderness that’s genuinely touching. This is a real gem.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This movie struck me as both Ceylan’s plainest, and perhaps his finest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The thrills of this movie are aesthetic ones, the creation of new, ravishing imagery (and all three of our young heroes are beautiful enough to be up to this task), the surrender to dream logic, the adoration of the silver screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is a movie of head-spinning richness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Over the course of almost two and a half fascinating hours, they make a cogent, compelling, powerful argument, and they also make a terrific movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Almodóvar has created a dense, audacious film in which layers of cinematic artifice lovingly camouflage (at least for a while) its characters’ dark, damaged heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Olivier Assayas latest effort could be mistaken for a hipper-than-thou thriller. But it isn’t--it’s in fact a difficult, challenging, and troubling art film. [October 2003, p. 19]
    • Premiere
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Demme here shows off both the mastery of suspense that made "The Silence of the Lambs" a classic, and the humane understanding and appreciation of character that not just deepens but energizes this film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    Hero is one of the most beautiful and involving films of the year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It really is a masterpiece--von Trier's first, as it happens.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A phantasmagorical slab of epic entertainment that satisfies on every conceivable level.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The most impressive thing about the film's technical wizardry is, finally, how unimpressive it is. One doesn't leave the movie with a mind blown by visual bedazzlement but with a soul shattered by the profound sense of tragedy Linklater and company so beautifully put across.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This lengthy, nuance-filled story about how eye-for-an-eye stuff differs from theory to practice is one of the most considered, thoughtful, and involving movies of its kind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    A superb effort by a first-rank director, and manna from heaven for Cheung fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It's a rare film that can be convincingly tender, bitterly funny, and ruthlessly cutting over the course of fewer than 90 minutes. The Squid and the Whale not only manages this, it also contains moments that sock you with all three qualities at the same time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is more than just the best animated comedy of the year--it's the best comedy of the year, period.

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