For 310 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 13.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Army of Shadows
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 310
310 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    With almost palpable anger, Meirelles hammers home the point that crushing poverty is only one problem for Africa that the West needs to do something about.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    As exciting and involving as it is brainy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    A sweet, sunny, cinematic song of praise to simple '70s pleasures, Roll Bounce isn't any kind of life-changing picture, but it's breezy, good-hearted fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The picture’s great, fast-moving fun for the most part, and Kilmer gives his most appealing, relaxed, and amusing performance since "Real Genius."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Thanks to the movie's very clear respect for Cash and his music, and thanks mostly to the two superb, heartfelt performances by Reese Witherspoon as Carter and Joaquin Phoenix as Cash, Walk the Line eventually earned my sympathy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Syriana depicts a system so thoroughly and intractably rotten that the standard liberal how-you-can-make-a-difference solutions--being more conscientious about using electricity, getting a hybrid car, and so on--only look like so much spit in the face of an atomic fireball.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    I say this as someone for whom the very idea of a Kong remake is sacrilege, Jackson's straitened conception yields up a pretty damn good popcorn movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Anybody can make a movie that's anti-slavery. But to make a movie that's explicitly anti-democracy-that's something.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is the kind of comedy that gives you two meaty underhanded jokes for every big obvious guffaw. It doesn't add up to much more than that, but there's no earthly reason why it ought to.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    One thing not open to question is that the real heroes of this movie are Johnston's family, particularly his aging parents, who for all their heartbreak are palpably full of love and forbearance for their disturbed and, yes, talented boy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    With the almost half-decade spaces between Holofcener's three features, one might (rather unreasonably, I admit) expect her to have sought to break wholly new ground in the interim. So she hasn't; nevertheless, Friends is well-crafted, intelligent, genuinely adult fare.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Hollywoodland is one of the nicest surprises of the late summer lull between blockbuster seasons, a smart period mystery--cum--character study--cum--bitter parable on the lures and liabilities of life in its titular locale.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Mitchell's energy and occasional ingenuity make Shortbus an engaging viewing experience, provided you can stomach it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    There's no one today writing English dialogue as sharp as Bennett's, and hearing it delivered expertly is a pleasure worth sitting through some dodgy montages for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The procedural aspects of the story are briskly done, and Chris Cooper's portrayal of the traitor Hanssen is a typically Cooperesque marvel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Perpetually wide-eyed and mega-snarly bedraggled, Christina Ricci prowls through Black Snake Moan looking like something the cat dragged in. If you're anything like me, you'll be very grateful to the cat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's a film that approaches greatness and then fumbles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    With his directorial debut, screenwriting stalwart Scott Frank concocts a compelling variation on a reliable film noir convention.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    Deeply nuts and exhaustingly hilarious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It's an awful shame that Shelly will not be making any more films, but all the more reason to celebrate Waitress now.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    As the caper reaches its conclusion in a swirl of turnabouts and twists -- you'll never guess in whose favor all of them go -- Thirteen delivers more than enough gaming satisfaction for one such picture.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The crazy fantasy world of this saga is plenty compelling and quirky.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    What does not work, in a movie where almost everything, including dramatic rhetoric, has been kept on a modest scale up to this point, is the heavy-handed way Winterbottom (and Jolie) contrast the pain of loss with the pain of begetting toward the end.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    This is a movie, not a position paper, and Moore aims to entertain as he informs.