For 39 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Whipp's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Love & Friendship
Lowest review score: 10 The Only Living Boy in New York
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
39 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Whipp
    Love & Friendship is, first and foremost, a master class on the art of comic timing, in its filmmaking and acting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Whipp
    That Hell or High Water makes you empathize with and understand (though not excuse) each member of this disparate quartet is a tribute to the way Taylor Sheridan’s screenplay works equally well as a thriller, character study and pointed social commentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Whipp
    With Grace’s sure hand and the strong work of lead actors Wyatt Russell and Alex Karpovsky, Folk Hero & Funny Guy is the kind of road trip movie where it’s a pleasure to ride shotgun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Whipp
    The joy on display here is contagious.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Whipp
    The animals are impossibly adorable, but never threaten to upset the film's delicate balance between magic and a more sobering reality. It's a fairy tale in the best tradition.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Whipp
    What really elevates the film, though, is the crucial context that Payne provides to explain — but not justify — the pirates' actions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Whipp
    The movie has plenty of the expected fun with its parade of B-movie, VFX-created creatures — a werewolf, giant praying mantis and an army of angry garden gnomes, among them — but it also possesses a sly self-awareness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    The road trip provides some spectacular images, but it's the two protagonists that hold the most interest. Their reactions are unpredictable; their insights, illuminating and often quite funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Block's work, so often ahead of the curve (Woodward and Bernstein marvel at how he understood Watergate before them), always comes shining through, revealing an artist who made it his mission to champion the "little guy" and speak truth to power.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Baker's transformation from "spiritual father" to megalomaniac follows a familiar path of brainwashing and hedonism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Farewell offers intrigue, simmering tension.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    That there is little difference in tone between the end credits gag reel and the previous 100 minutes represents a triumph of consistency that Burt Reynolds, even in his heyday, never achieved.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Even if you’re familiar with the facts, Icarus casts the depth of deception with an immediacy that’s often astounding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    That cost can be seen in the tight strain on Hawke's face. An actor with the gift of gab (most notably in his collaborations with Richard Linklater), Hawke here delivers a nuanced turn as a man on the threshold of emotional ruin.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Director Elizabeth Allen coaxes fine performances from her cast young and old, stumbling only when relying too heavily on musical cues (Katrina & the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine" needs to be permanently retired) and in the film's awkward CGI flights of imaginative fancy. Other than that, the movie is, to quote its young heroine, "terrifical."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Director David Lewis' movie functions as mostly a highlights reel rather than an exhaustive look at Hentoff's life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    When the plot circles back to those opening moments, the movie finds a momentum that ends spectacularly. And again: Benicio Del Toro is playing Pablo Escobar. What more do you need?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    The film's re-creations, some involving actors and some the girls themselves, aren't always successful, but the truths at their core are rock-solid. Illuminating and ultimately hopeful, despite the horrible circumstances depicted, Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    An insightful and wildly entertaining look at the wrestlers who ply their trade south of the border.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    There's a push-pull dynamic coursing through the late-in-life romance Lovely, Still that keeps the film intriguing even when it looks like it's going to sink into sentimentality.

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