For 25 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Whipp's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 80 Nanny McPhee Returns
Lowest review score: 20 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
25 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Farewell offers intrigue, simmering tension.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Whipp
    Baker's transformation from "spiritual father" to megalomaniac follows a familiar path of brainwashing and hedonism.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Whipp
    Jang and screenwriter Park Sang-yeon recognize the situation's senselessness but can't resist ramping up the melodrama and celebrating the heroism of the battle-fatigued soldiers. These contradictory impulses, combined with the film's undercooked characters, make The Front Line a war movie not quite worth engaging.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Whipp
    That Soul Surfer rates as a giant leap for this team speaks well about the conviction the movie's actors bring to the material as well as the respect afforded the Hamiltons and their faith.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Whipp
    Cult comedy team Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim take the mechanics of the Funny or Die website and stretch it past the breaking point with their movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Whipp
    A brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Whipp
    A tonal jumble, veering between forced farce and tired, rom-com beats, with little feeling real or true.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Whipp
    Gone is also your hard-earned money if you buy a ticket to this slack piece of work, a movie that makes "Murder on the Orient Express" feel like "The Silence of the Lambs" by comparison.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Whipp
    ATM
    Screenwriter Chris Sparling worked in confined spaces to far better effect before with the minimalist Ryan Reynolds thriller "Buried." He must have used his best ideas there.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Whipp
    The film, directed by first-timer Rocky Powell, has a different happy ending in mind, one that adheres to rom-com formulas in a manner that should give it a second life on basic cable. Just don't expect to fall hard for it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Whipp
    Wilson's amiable vocal work keeps the predictability from becoming too grating.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Whipp
    As for the movie itself, it is better than the original "Cats & Dogs." But so is a rabies shot.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Whipp
    The girl world found in crass comedies such as You Again, movies that reduce women to sad clichés and a uniform level of bad behavior that would appall the cast members of "Jersey Shore."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Whipp
    Kramer, 10 years removed from his lone critical success, "The Cooler," and writer Adam Minarovich aren't exactly aping Tarantino, if only because they don't have the talent or inclination to aim that high.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Whipp
    Abduction is just the third movie John Singleton has directed in the past decade, and it contains neither the passion nor the competence of his two previous genre efforts - "2 Fast 2 Furious" and "Four Brothers."