Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,585 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Go Tigers!
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Score distribution:
2585 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is a true folly, yet there's no denying that Gilliam has gotten some of the hallucinogenic madness of Thompson's novel on screen.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie wants to be deadly cool, but mostly it's just deadly.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    If you've always longed to see a Cold War satire done in the hit 'em over the head frantic camp mode of ''Love, American Style,'' then Company Man is the movie for you.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    I love a good mind-bender, but it's getting more common these days to see thrillers that don't so much bend your mind as chop it, smash it, and place it in the Cuisinart. Trance, the new film directed by Danny Boyle is a high-brainiac art-world thriller that wants to do nothing more (or less) than give your head a majorly pleasurable spin.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    It's hard to say what's more excruciating: Alex's novel, which is like ''The Great Gatsby'' rewritten by Lizzie McGuire, or his quarrelsome flirtation with Emma, who has no existence as a character apart from her drive to reshape Alex into a specimen of respectable tamed manhood.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The premise is out of '70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    A yawn-by-numbers romper-room dud.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Few comedies have worked this hard to make everyone on screen look this dumb.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    It just makes you want to flip on the tube to see the real (fake) thing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    You can see what the film was going for, but the jokes just sit there; you chuckle a few times, mostly out of lame hope, but you never bust a gut, never really get what you came for.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Bland to dismal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    A brutally monotonous thriller.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Asia Argento is not what I would call a good actress, but she's a prime specimen of train-wreck sexuality: a debauched Eurotrash starlet who oozes punk cred more than she does talent. It's not too hard to see why she wanted to write, direct, and star in The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    It was originally called ''Animal Husbandry,'' and while the producers were throwing away that title, they might have done well to chuck the movie along with it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Van Helsing, a fusion of eye candy and brain sputter, is a long, kinetic, yet dreary mess.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The Farrelly brothers could burp out a movie funnier than The Hottie & the Nottie, a farce of corrupt stereotypes that's never more grotesque than when it pretends to be more than skin-deep.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The results in Employee of the Month are toothless.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The Avengers is too enervated to qualify as even a full-scale disaster.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Back to the Future Part III has that same sort of studio back-lot clunkiness. Only this time it's the audience that gets conked — by the sheer desperation of the whole enterprise.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Most of The Man is as awful as last year's debacle, "Taxi," yet Levy, stuck in a no-brainer variation on Billy Crystal's predicament in "Analyze This," shows just enough noodgy passive-aggression to suggest what the movie might have been were it not shackled to buddy-action clichés.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The Medallion makes you long for Tucker -- and for Jackie Chan to fly without digital wings.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    I Love You to Death is strenuously unclever.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    A massive Hollywood biopic about a man who never quite seems there.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    No belief on earth can rescue Swank from a film that's a chain of disaster chintz masquerading as a sermon.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    For all of De Palma's studious multimedia trickery -- a valid, even inspired idea -- Redacted is so naive it's an embarrassment.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Adam Sandler stars in a one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Lawrence is so ON that he appears to be gunning for clockwork bursts of audience approval.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Orphan isn't scary -- it's garish and plodding.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    CJ7
    Trivial and charmless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    The fusion of cheekiness and deliberately overscaled fantasy never jells.

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