Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,348 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 Lincoln
Lowest review score: 0 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Score distribution:
2,348 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Painfully beautiful autobiographical kaleidoscope.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    Lusts for catharsis yet never quite gets there, because, for all of its bitter romantic anguish, it ultimately coalesces in your head rather than your heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The supersmart and rousing Moneyball, which may be the best baseball movie since "Bull Durham," is also about talk, but in a coolly heady and original inside-the-front-office way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    It was only with the advent of digital technology that the notion of an entire film done in a single take became possible. Mike Figgis got there first with ''Time Code,'' and now the Russian director Alexander Sokurov has brought off a comparably startling feat with Russian Ark.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Unravels the deceptions -- and the deep dishonor -- that inflated life-size valor into fake superheroism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    Slumdog Millionaire is nothing if not an enjoyably far-fetched piece of rags-to-riches wish fulfillment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    The film's most memorable performance is also its most incongruous: As Jimmy, the teen sap who falls hard for Suzanne, Joaquin Phoenix is dead-eyed yet touchingly vulnerable -- a mush-mouthed angel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A movie of tough excitement and surprise, even grace.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    It would be tempting to describe the Up movies as a miracle in the history of nonfiction filmmaking, if they didn't also represent one of the cinema's most singularly squandered opportunities.
    • 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.

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