Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,347 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 It Might Get Loud
Lowest review score: 0 Undead
Score distribution:
2,347 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie draws us into the illusion that we're simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    All in all, Blood Simple looks better than ever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Disciplined script -- bitingly funny.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    For sheer dramatic wallop outpowers virtually every fiction feature I've seen this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Arenas' life zigzags before us in a manner as heady and unpredictable as it must have felt to the man who lived it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Someone has finally done it -- made a sexually explicit feature that is also a genuine and harrowing work of erotic drama.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Voluptuously engrossing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Remains the only rock & roll film that exerts the saturnine intensity of a thriller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A delicate yet haunting movie, a meditation on friendship, on the roots of bohemianism, on the sad comedy of madness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Fred Leuchter is just one deluded figure, but by the end of this great and chilling sick-joke documentary he stands as a living icon of the banality of evil.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Ulee's Gold is a story of redemption, and Nunez doesn't make redemption look any easier than it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Lean, elegant, and emotionally complex -- a marvel of backwoods classicism.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
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    The one truly thrilling movie I've seen so far this year.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Sensational and accomplished.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The beauty of Swingers lies in the irony of its title: Despite their lounge-lizard posing, these guys will never really live up to their Rat Pack dreams.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    True art is a journey to somewhere you've never been, and there has never been a movie quite like Breaking the Waves.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Jim Carrey's performance is an impersonation on the level of genius.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Leaves you shaken and ecstatic at the same time, transported by the vision of a major film artist.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare movie that turns cruelty into art.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    No dramatic feature has ever come quite this close to the matter-of-fact ugliness of the Nazi crimes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By the end, Campion views all her characters with a compassion bordering on grace, a humanity-like her heroine's-as dark, quiet, and enveloping as the ocean.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A candy store for film buffs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    With an authenticity that is tender and merciless, the movie shows you what it looks like when youth rebellion becomes a form of fascism.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A madcap gem.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    They're like gods at play, paragons of pure delight, as they mock and feign their way through a universe of mere mortals. To see the movie again is to realize that they were never entirely of this earth and that they never will be.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film catches us by surprise in its moving portrayal of the love between Larry and Althea, played by Courtney Love in a performance that glides from kinky abandon to stark tragedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's Swank, however, who's the revelation. By the end, her Brandon/Teena is beyond male or female. It's as if we were simply glimpsing the character's soul, in all its yearning and conflicted beauty.