Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,495 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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

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  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Every Little Step
Lowest review score: 0 Down to You
Score distribution:
2495 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    God-awful?Gooding screams out lines like ''I'm about to get in yo' ass like last year's underwear!''
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    The entire movie has the meaninglessly burnished, sunglasses-at-midnight glow of an early-'90s car commercial -- a visual scheme guaranteed to leave the audience squinting between yawns.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    In Trash Humpers, the latest slovenly, haphazard, is-it-a-travesty-if-it's-bad-on-purpose avant doodle from director Harmony Korine, three figures in rubbery old-age makeup do indeed mimic intercourse with Dumpsters.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Lawrence is so ON that he appears to be gunning for clockwork bursts of audience approval.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Owen Gleiberman
    Being Human doesn't seem to be about anything: Its five astonishingly limp parables might have been spun by a depressed Aesop who forgot to take his Prozac.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    It's an utterly fake nostalgia piece -- stupid and pandering, a bad-boy teen flick that plays less like a loving look at the late '70s than a terrible movie from the late '70s.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 16 Owen Gleiberman
    The Punisher is a moronically inept and tedious piece of death-wish trash.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Owen Gleiberman
    A somber, draggy, deadweight, lugubrious, absurdly self serious version of ''American Beauty.''
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    De Niro seems to be reacting to nothing so much as the lame movie he's stuck in.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    It's just a grindingly inert death-wish thriller.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    The cruddy, shot-in-a-warehouse settings are especially depressing, since the computer-generated special effects seem to be taking place in another movie entirely (a far livelier one). [9 Jan 1998, p. 47]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Owen Gleiberman
    Shepard just sprinkles overstated banter onto a generic plot and bits of pedal-to-the-metal action, as if he was serving the action-comedy gods by sticking the usual ingredients in a blender and pushing “puree.”
    • 31 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    A few of the images are startling, but as Radha Mitchell (a good actress) wanders through a ghost town, searching for her lost daughter as though she was touring an abandoned movie set, Silent Hill is mostly paralyzing in its vagueness.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    Screenwriter Kevin Williamson (the Scream trilogy), having bottomed out in the horror genre, now dips below bottom (there isn't a line that has his knowing sweet-and-sour zing).
    • 31 Metascore
    • 16 Owen Gleiberman
    The hilarious diminuendo of that title is such that the movie might as well have been called ''Wes Craven Presents: Not a Hell of a Lot.''
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    Leaves you with the dismaying sensation that Levinson, who should probably be off making his own version of ''The Player,'' has instead crafted a comedy of self-loathing, burying himself in a movie that deserves to be Vapoorized.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 16 Owen Gleiberman
    This is the rare horror film so bad that you almost wish it had turned into a good old connect-the-gory-dots slasher movie. The only mystery at work is how Lawrence's agent ever let her sign on to this.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Adam Sandler stars in a one-joke Caddyshack for the blitzed and jaded.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    The thinnest, draggiest, and most tediously preachy of the Saw films.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    Feeling Minnesota suggests Sam Shepard trying to be Quentin Tarantino. It makes even gun battles seem pretentious.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    A yawn-by-numbers romper-room dud.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 33 Owen Gleiberman
    Bloodless and false.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Owen Gleiberman
    "USS Indianapolis” is a World War II “epic” that’s overscaled yet underimagined. It’s a tale of survival that never provides the audience with a basic entry point into how and why we should care.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    This ''satire'' of triple-X raunch and ''Jerry Springer'' sleaze starts off at a pitch of preening dementia and just grows more hysterical from there.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    Just when you're sure that Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo can't get any less funny, the movie douses the trailer's best gag, as that prosthetic leg turns out to be attached to Deuce's true love.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 16 Owen Gleiberman
    Schaeffer's howler of a romantic comedy, which presents itself as a valentine to Clayburgh even as it keeps dreaming up fresh ways to humiliate her.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Owen Gleiberman
    Simply put, it may be the lamest movie ever made about poor white... Southern characters.

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