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 Food, Inc.
Lowest review score: 0 Running Free
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The most excitingly original movie of the year.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Crowe, staying close to his memories, has gotten it, for perhaps the first time, onto the screen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Rachel Boynton’s gripping doc shows you what happens when the greed of oil companies meets the chaos of postcolonial Africa.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie might almost be winking at the fact that any single one of these performers could easily be the featured star of his or her own upper-crust period piece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An extraordinary film; it may be the most haunting documentary since ''Crumb.''
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Passenger isn't finally the masterpiece some have made it out to be, but it retains a singular intrigue: It's the first, and probably the last, thriller ever made about depression.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    An outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression. At the same time, it offers something we rarely encounter in a whirling martial-arts extravaganza: a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    A film of droll and dry observational precision, its emotional minimalism is almost fetishistic -- and, by the end, a tad frustrating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    When Baron Cohen works without a net, he flies.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Ferguson spotlights two massive mistakes: the looting that was allowed to continue, destroying Iraqi infrastructure and morale; and--far more revelatory -- the apocalyptically stupid decision to disband the Iraqi army, sending half a million angry soldiers into the streets.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is a playful, elusive movie that isn't so much heartwarming as soul-cleansing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Days after I saw The Artist, I was still thinking (and grinning) about it, because the movie's real romance is the one between us, the jaded 21st-century audience, and the mechanical innocence of old movies, which here becomes new again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By the end, Campion views all her characters with a compassion bordering on grace, a humanity-like her heroine's-as dark, quiet, and enveloping as the ocean.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Watching Eternal Sunshine, you don't just watch a love story -- you fall in love with what love really is.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Until Once, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A buoyant, funny, and disarmingly humane comedy of beautiful losers in revolt.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Capote honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Mafioso does more than cast its fascinating shadow over "The Godfather." It captures, in a stark yet haunting way, the indelible fact that no man is born a mobster.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    What it comes down to is superbly staged battle scenes and moral alliances forged in earnest yet purged of the wit and dynamic, bristly ego that define true on-screen personality.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Working from a superb script by Paul Attanasio, Redford has caught the way a show like Twenty-One offered a carny-barker version of the American Dream.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Leigh gives you such a strong sense of his characters as fluky individuals that even his most lackadaisical scenes are alive with possibility. What holds Life Is Sweet together is his perception — at once funny and wise — that people, when they change at all, do so in small, nearly imperceptible ways, and that that may be enough.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    It makes sense that L'Enfant has been hailed as a masterpiece, since a masterpiece is what it's trying, in every unvarnished frame, to be. If you wandered unknowingly into the film, however, you would see this: a stark, fascinating, and naggingly detached character study.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The richest and most satisfying romantic movie of the year. It's really about two great loves at once -- the love of life and of art -- and the way that Shakespeare, like no writer before him, transformed the one into the other.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    This is Robert Redford doing what too many stars should do and don't: taking a chance. And reinventing his art. It's an extraordinary thing to see.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Brokeback Mountain is that rare thing, a big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. It's a modern-age Western that turns into a quietly revolutionary love story.