For 842 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Ratatouille
Lowest review score: 0 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Score distribution:
842 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    It’s heartening to see Mr. Chan, who plays the avuncular leader of the guerrillas, demonstrating that he’s still game, but you wish his energy were being expended in more consistently enjoyable pictures.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    In its sensitivity and attention to detail, Ocean Waves makes itself into something special, and kind of magical, and so proves very much a Ghibli gem.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    The movie’s protagonist, played with spectacular attention to detail and what feels like a genuine sense of affinity by Adam Driver, is named Paterson.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    The aggregate effect is like aesthetic insulin shock, albeit from an artificial sweetener.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Kenny
    For an ostensible action movie, the cast spends an awful lot of time standing around and looking lost. I can only guess that they were following their director’s lead.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    My reservations about such pictures in general were not put to rest by Patriots Day, but this film’s real merits are not easily dismissed either.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    I’m not even going to discuss, in detail at least, the elephant in the ideological room that Passengers inhabits, which is its spectacular sexism.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from “dragging” in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Glenn Kenny
    The Hollow Point is such a shameless and indifferent recycling of Nihilistic Crime In The New American West clichés that it feels like it was crafted by committee. A really lazy committee.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The point of it all being that history and poetry are not possible without personified antimonies, real or imagined. Neruda does not make this point in any particularly convincing way, despite excellent performances by Luis Gnecco as the title character, a stolid Gael Garcia Bernal as his pursuer, and Mercedes Morán as Delia.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    The beauty and absurdity (things also get harrowing) don’t entirely compensate for the overheated romanticism in which the movie is grounded, but they do make Two Lovers and a Bear a nearly singular cinematic trek.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    This is an engaging movie depicting some sympathetic people, and is ultimately worthwhile. But there’s a one-dimensional quality to Ghostland; Mr. Stadler’s team obviously felt it was more important to record events than to explore conditions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson’s career balanced depictions of the rich and famous with in-the-trenches risk-taking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Kenny
    The movie makes no attempt to engage any current situation, basking instead in a one-dimensional nostalgia.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Glenn Kenny
    Pet
    In a movie year in which I’ve had to see both “Clown” and “Trash Fire,” the bar for worst of year is pretty low. I suppose that Pet, for me at least, completes a trifecta of sorts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is not boring as such, but because it is a chronicle told almost entirely by the people behind the space (Mr. Conboy being one of them), it is relentlessly personal — there’s no genuine cultural critique.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Kenny
    The clichéd story line pursues turgidity with a relentless determination.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    The ending, while not inapt, also delves into a realm of cinematic overstatement that the movie had up until that time been careful to avoid. While disappointing, it doesn’t wholly mitigate the power of what has come before. This is an engrossing and unnerving film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    This is a Hong Kong action picture in the classical mode, balancing mayhem with sentimentality, offering up bone-crunching and jaw-dropping set pieces, and pulling out all the stops for a finale teeming with stressful twists and turnabouts — not to mention kicks, punches, gunshots and explosions.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Kenny
    Mr. Montiel may have had honorable intentions in creating this movie. But what he made is neither a viable work of art nor an effective call to action. It’s a sadistic and ghoulish spectacle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    What the movie is very good at revealing and expanding upon is how this reluctant actor became such a masterful one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Always Shine is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that’s provocative, and sometimes disturbing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    It’s very fresh and often very funny stuff, communicated in a direct, unforced style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    It’s an impeccable, creepy and genuinely transporting movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    Particularly in its portrayal of Thurman, who here isn’t so much misunderstood and unloved as he is dumber than a bag of rocks, this sequel actively devalues the compassion-on-the-knife-edge-of-misanthropy that distinguished the original in favor of a mainstream gross-out cartoon. The market demands nothing less, apparently.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Glenn Kenny
    This is one of those “based on true events” movies that give you the distinct feeling that the true events deserved better.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Glenn Kenny
    A work of exceptional, undeniable craft, but it’s also a movie that’s meant to stick to you a little bit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    Ne Me Quitte Pas...is soberingly adept at portraying the tedium of drunken life. Whether it actually avoids emulating said tedium depends on how engaging you find its two stooges. I was sympathetic without being wholly charmed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is a deft sort of dual narrative.

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