Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,567 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 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Dave Chappelle's Block Party
Lowest review score: 0 Screwed
Score distribution:
2567 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The first animated feature produced entirely on computer is a magically witty and humane entertainment, a hellzapoppin fairy tale about a roomful of suburban toys who come to life when humans aren't around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film takes off from formula elements-it's yet another variation on "Die Hard"-but it manipulates those elements so skillfully, with such a canny mixture of delirium and restraint, that I walked out of the picture with the rare sensation that every gaudy thrill had been earned.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In The Beaches of Agnès, you get addicted to watching Agnès Varda watch the world.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous rock doc that manages to be wistful, tasty, and jam-kicking at the same time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Presents Glass as a masterfully corrupt fabulist who convinced himself of the ultimate seductive lie, which is that there can't be anything wrong with telling people what they want to hear.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An existential chain reaction, yet as remarkable as his cinematic gamesmanship is the way that he traces the anatomy of feeling in Lola.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The most resonant and haunting movie I've seen this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's hard to think of the last time a Pixar film made you go ''Wow!'' That's part of why The LEGO Movie is such outrageous and intoxicating fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    More than just another documentary, it’s a crucial and stirring document — of racism and injustice, of politics and the big-picture design of America — that, I believe, will be watched and referenced for years to come.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Girlfriend Experience is one of Steven Soderbergh's bite-size, semi-improvised, shot-on-DV doodles (like Bubble or Full Frontal), and it's the best one he's made.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A deeply straightforward yet beautifully crafted documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Bleak, brilliant, and unsparing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A triumph -- Demme's finest work since "The Silence of the Lambs," and a movie that tingles with life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Bold and brilliant.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    To see Gone With the Wind on a big screen again is to weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Still the grandest of all science-fiction movies.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is so hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a lens made of cheese.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    This documentary about the triumph of the New Hollywood employs a treasure trove of interviews and clips to create a rich understanding of the many forces -- cultural undertows, really -- that flowed together to fill the void left by the dying studio system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    I'm Not There lets you hear it again, more majestically than ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is grand and immersive. It plugs us into the final months of Lincoln's presidency with a purity that makes us feel transported as though by time machine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A gripping documentary that uses voluminous period evidence — unedited news footage, tape recordings of SLA leader Cinque's rants — to brilliantly reconstruct the entire freak event.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's the wildest screen comedy in a long time, and also the smartest, the most fearlessly inspired, and the snort-out-loud funniest.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Voluptuously engrossing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A candy store for film buffs.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Farhadi is no mere formalist. His film is a spiritual investigation into the rise of women and the descent of male privilege in Iran, and a look at the toll that has taken. In a movie of flawless acting, it is Moadi - terse, proud, angry, haunted - who shows us that rare thing: a soul in transition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Amy Adams in a performance as deep as it is delightful, is the film's heart and also its flaky, wonderstruck soul.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    There's a poetic irony to the idea that it took a female filmmaker to finally do justice to Philip Roth on screen.

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