Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,348 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 No End in Sight
Lowest review score: 0 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Score distribution:
2,348 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Once in a long while, a fresh-from-the-headlines movie - like "All the President's Men" or "United 93" - fuses journalism, procedural high drama, and the oxygenated atmosphere of a thriller into a new version of history written with lightning. Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow's meticulous and electrifying re-creation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden, is that kind of movie.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The power of The Social Network is that Zuckerberg is a weasel with a mission that can never be dismissed. The movie suggests that he may have built his ambivalence about human connection into Facebook's very DNA. That's what makes him a jerk-hero for our time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Memento, which may be the ultimate existential thriller, has a spooky repetitive urgency that takes on the clarity of a dream.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Brie Larson, as the caring but tormented Grace (who's pregnant and doesn't know if she has the faith to have her baby), and John Gallagher Jr., as her gentle-dweeb fellow worker Mason (who fears his love can't save her), show you what emotionally naked acting is all about.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In E.T., Spielberg proved a herald of the age when moviegoers would make full-time friends with fantasy, but his most special effect was taking us into ourselves.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Searing, powerful, and morally entangled.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Wrestler is like "Rocky" made by the Scorsese of "Mean Streets." It's the rare movie fairy tale that's also a bravura work of art.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare Hollywood epic that dares to entertain an audience by engaging the world.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Hoop Dreams is an astonishing emotional experience — it has highs, lows, and everything in between.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    May be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An extraordinary film; it may be the most haunting documentary since ''Crumb.''
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    As riveting as its title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Mesmerizing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    She's an Everywoman you can believe in, showcased in the kind of deft comedy of feminine passion - where deep despair meets Wilson Phillips - that a great many people have been waiting for. Now that Wiig and company have built it, will they come?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Between clips of the concerts Seeger staged as hootenanny hosannas, the film chronicles how the blacklisted star stuck true to his beliefs -- which were more patriotic than those of his accusers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A haunting and incandescent work of art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    One of the most revelatory rock portraits ever made.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Kevin Costner, as Bobby's carpenter brother-in-law, does the finest character acting of his career.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Russian Dolls captures how being a sexual cad has become an essential phase in the life of the modern male.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion... It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Disciplined script -- bitingly funny.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
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    The one truly thrilling movie I've seen so far this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The richest and most satisfying romantic movie of the year. It's really about two great loves at once -- the love of life and of art -- and the way that Shakespeare, like no writer before him, transformed the one into the other.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Before Midnight confounds expectations in powerful and even haunting ways. It's not just darker than the previous two films. It's bigger, deeper, and more searching. It follows the characters through a tale of embattled love that extends far beyond them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In this brilliantly sustained climax, Coppola unveils a vision of corruption that embraces the entire world, but he's also reveling in sheer theatrical magic in a way that only a master can.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Leaves you shaken and ecstatic at the same time, transported by the vision of a major film artist.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Another beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking - sharp, funny, generous, and moving.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In Amour, these two actors show us what love is, what it really looks like, and what it may, at its most secret moments, demand.

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