Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,509 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 L.A. Confidential
Lowest review score: 0 Vulgar
Score distribution:
2509 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A movie that re-creates its object of satire with such pitch-perfect flair that it all but erases the line between derision and love.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A rapturous and enlightening look at the history of the environmental movement in America.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Grindhouse, like "Ed Wood" and "Boogie Nights," celebrates how certain low-grade entertainment, viewed in hindsight, looks different now than it did then, since we can see the ''innocence'' of its creation -- the handmade quality of it -- in a world not yet ruled by corporate technology.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous and touching yuletide toy of a movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The thriller that's exciting, cathartic, and powerfully disturbing. Prisoners is that type of movie. It's rooted in 40 years of Hollywood revenge films, yet it also breaks audacious new ground.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In spirit, Open Water reduces us to children peering through our fingers, waiting for the horrid deliverance we're not quite sure we want to see.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    All in all, Blood Simple looks better than ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Easy Money is not merely an early-career curiosity. It's one of the best underworld films I've seen in years, and Kinnaman gives a fantastic performance in it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is rich with class tension, and if Allen nails the moods of the wealthy, he also gets surprising, dynamic performances from Hawkins, Cannavale, and Andrew Dice Clay as the folks who have no money but may have a fuller sense of what life is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Killing them Softly is a lurid and nasty little nihilistic hitman noir, with an ingenuity that sneaks up on you.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Most of us consider Marilyn Monroe a born star with modest acting skills, but Love, Marilyn deepens the argument that the ditzy, dim-bulb ''Marilyn'' was every inch a performance, and a brilliant one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It reveals Bukowski to be a far grander artist than his bum's armor would suggest.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The new film, which unfolds in real time over the course of 80 minutes, is a deeper, darker, altogether more memorable experience. It doesn't extend the characters so much as fulfill them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Sweet Land is a movie of extraordinary tenderness, in which Reaser and Guinee, using a language of looks, make you happy to think about what love once might have been.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a quiet dream of a movie, a vision of loneliness giving way to love, then to loneliness again; it's like "Vertigo" remade in a sedately haunted style of Japanese lyricism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A succulently entertaining movie that invites you to splash around in the dreams and follies of folks so rich they're the 1 percent of the 1 percent. It's like a champagne bath laced with arsenic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Up in the Air is light and dark, hilarious and tragic, romantic and real. It's everything that Hollywood has forgotten how to do; we're blessed that Jason Reitman has remembered
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film sweeps us up like a thriller, forcing us to at least ask whether terrorism like the ELF's (which targeted property, never human lives) might ever be justified.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a film of jaw-dropping virtuosity and pleasure, one that leaves you revved, enthralled, tickled, moved, and amazed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Harrison Ford as the President of the United States is such a perfect piece of casting that it's at once a fantasy and a joke: The joke is how perfect the fantasy is. [25 Jul 1997, p. 48]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a potent and moving experience, because by the end you feel you've witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Lusciously revealing fly-on-the-wall portrait of Anna Wintour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Lindhardt, sweet and childish and achingly vulnerable, gives a stunning performance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By the time The Crying Game is over, you'll never look at beauty in quite the same way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Titanic floods you with elemental passion in a way that invites comparison with the original movie spectacles of D.W. Griffith.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The most exhilarating movie so far this year. It's made up of many familiar elements -- think ''Monsoon Wedding'' meets ''My Beautiful Laundrette'' meets ''Personal Best'' -- yet before long, you catch on to how buoyant and funny and original it is.

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