Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,346 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 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Lowest review score: 0 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Lynch's first movie since ''Blue Velvet'' that truly envelops you in its spell. It's a piece of celestial Americana -- his journey to the light side of the moon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's Swank, however, who's the revelation. By the end, her Brandon/Teena is beyond male or female. It's as if we were simply glimpsing the character's soul, in all its yearning and conflicted beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    This story of a 12-year-old boy who drops through the net of middle-class life invites us-in each shimmering frame-to gaze upon the world with a child's freshly awakening vision.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Ten
    A glimpse into a society that has grown more open, more free, and also more casually selfish in its interpersonal aggression.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is something as original as it is unlikely: a study in grief that is flooded with happiness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In The Beaches of Agnès, you get addicted to watching Agnès Varda watch the world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Sweaty and claustrophobic, exciting and horrifying at the same time, it never lets us forget we're riding aboard a giant, primitive tin can, a hunk of industrial machinery that mingles the illusion of omnipotence with the reality of a floating prison cell. [Director's Cut]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Brilliant and psychologically transfixing documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Argo is never less than wildly entertaining, but a major part of its power is that it so ominously captures the kickoff to the world we're in now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare Hollywood epic that dares to entertain an audience by engaging the world.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is pulp, yet it attains a surprising emotional power-especially when Anjelica Huston's Lilly, a survivor who'll do whatever it takes to master her surroundings, is on-screen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Still the grandest of all science-fiction movies.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Gliding from the physical to the metaphysical, Andersen reveals how films like ''Chinatown'' effectively remade the reality of Los Angeles, replacing history with myth in a way that now anchors the city more than that history itself does.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film is sublime entertainment, at once ticklish and suspenseful, cynical and sincere. By its very existence, Altman's comedy about the death of Hollywood lets you know that movies are still alive and kicking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    You know you're in the hands of a true filmmaker when you feel invited, at every turn, to share his sense of entrancement. I got that feeling in just about every frame of American Beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    "Andy Warhol" makes you see that beneath the gargoyle hipster mask, he filled that emptiness with an art of transcendent sincerity.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A spectacular windup toy of a thriller -- a contraption made by an artist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Mark Wahlberg, in a star-making performance, has the kind of electric ingenuousness that John Travolta did in "Saturday Night Fever."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Hopping from Germany to Turkey and back again, Akin is out to capture the ways that a globalized world can tear up our hearts, and repair them, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what's-sincere-and-what's-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Just about the only documentary that works like a novel, inviting you to read between the lines of Baker's personality until you touch the secret sadness at the heart of his beauty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The triumph of ''Spring, Summer'' is that even those of us who don't happen to be Buddhists can catch a glimpse of ourselves in the spinning wheel of hope, destruction, suffering, and bliss.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    A puzzle of a highly rarefied order. At times it's enthrallingly clever and subtle; at others it's borderline incomprehensible.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Wiseman reveals the victims of domestic abuse in all of their pity and terror.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Young, wizened yet valiant, his voice still braying at the moon, delivers these songs of aging and loss as if caught in a beautiful dream of what lies waiting for him on the other side.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Past, is hugely ambitious — it's Farhadi seizing his moment — yet it's also a wrenchingly intimate tale of lives torn asunder by forces within and without them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    At times, The Iron Giant is more serene than it needs to be, but it's a lovely and touching daydream.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Lopez, for all her Latina-siren voluptuousness, has always projected a contained coolness, and this is the first movie in which it fully works for her.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Fruitvale Station is great political filmmaking because it's great filmmaking, period.