For 742 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Field Niggas
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
742 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Post-Holocaust discourse frequently used the phrase “Never Again” as a slogan, specifically referring to persecution of the Jews but also denoting a prohibition against barbarism; the events under consideration in these films are dispiriting reminders that human progress in this area has been meager at best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The movie biz inside jokes eventually yield to fairly merciless plumbings about the construction of the self, resulting in a kind of philosophical discomfort that's much different from the run-of-the-mill humiliations this sort of thing usually trucks in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The finest and most genuinely provocative horror movie to emerge in this still very-new century.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    An epic treatment of epic themes that doesn't soft-soap its audience, but at the same time provides a terrifically satisfying entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Those who aren't inclined to lambaste will surely have some stimulating conversations after the film is over.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Catherine Keener is remarkably subtle and soulful as Capote's friend and helpmeet Harper Lee, who delivers a shocking verdict against him at the end, but the movie, as you probably will not be surprised to learn, is owned by Philip Seymour Hoffman.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    One of the more tough-minded and effective war pictures of post-American-Century American cinema.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The masterly Panahi concocts a spellbinding, often corrosively and/or warmly funny story in which love of both country and sport tries to, but doesn't quite, transcend dogmatic and ingrained difference.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It’s always a pleasure to see Blythe Danner in a movie. And it’s even more of a pleasure to see Blythe Danner in a good movie. No, not a good movie. A really good movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    If you go in for allusive British humor that builds slowly from dry to uproarious, as executed by two absolute masters of the form, The Trip To Italy will work for you, I believe. I also think the film, directed, like the prior one, by the astute Michael Winterbottom, is a somewhat smoother trip than the first.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    This is filmmaking that's as rousing as it is strange.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Once Palpatine's machinations set the cogs in motion for the creation of Vader, and the Clone Wars start getting bloody, Sith commences to cook in a way that no Star Wars movie has since "Empire."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It's distinctly Morrisean, as it were, and seeing his style applied to subject matter with which one is already somewhat familiar makes one... well, question the style a bit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly create characters that live and seethe with absolute credibility, and Ron Eldard’s Lester is a subtle portrait of a good man who lets himself go bad, first out of boredom, then out of erotic fixation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    While I have no problem enthusiastically recommending writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy, I'd also heartily discourage all but the most rabid crime-movie nuts from consuming the whole thing in one afternoon or evening.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    This is not a perfect picture, but it’s a soulful one that offers a lot of pleasure and even a kind of wisdom.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The character work here is both intimate and nicely compressed. But the movie really gets to its most sublime heights visually.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    It's not likely you'll see a film more visually exhilarating until, well, Gondry's next.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Clouds of Sils Maria is oodles more poetic and enigmatic than the term “backstage drama” generally encompasses.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    Taking on a novel that’s already been adapted by two of the greatest filmmakers of all time should give any contemporary director pause, you would think. But Benoît Jacquot shows no signs of intimidation in his Diary of a Chambermaid.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    The filmmakers really do manage to visualize a distinctly Ballardian nightmare-scape. This in itself makes High-Rise worth experiencing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Kiki shows us a group of brave and beautiful souls for whom the struggle is, unfortunately, probably about to get even harder.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    While the word “feminism” is never uttered in this movie, Jane B. par Agnès V. is an exemplary feminist work, one in which two female artists, self-aware but hardly self-conscious, create beauty by exchanging notes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Whatever genre it belongs to, The Other Side is powerful and disturbing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    This tense and upsetting film has more psychological depth and empathy than the comparable sensationalist fare of its time, and shudder-inducing cinematic style to spare. Private Property qualifies as a genuine rediscovery.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The movie’s climax has sufficient twists and turns for a conventional payoff. But the movie, adapted from a novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, is ultimately more concerned with the genuinely tragic dimensions of the story than its suspense angles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    If you’ve ever been curious as to how a cartoonist gets into The New Yorker and what happens then, Very Semi-Serious offers very satisfactory info.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The film belongs to Ms. Muñoz. She’s the kind of performer (like Setsuko Hara, the Japanese actress to whom the film is dedicated) you can’t take your eyes off, even when she doesn’t seem to be up to much of anything.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Beth B is not out to deliver a comprehensive biography. Instead, she achieves a vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    [A] cogent, fascinating portrait of the artist.

Top Trailers