For 2,337 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Rampart
Lowest review score: 0 Kikujir├┤ no natsu
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Here, in paranoid, bad acid trip form, is the real birth of girl power.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The School of Rock was made by gifted veterans of the American indie scene, but it's still the most unlikely great movie of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Moving and marvelous new cross-cultural family saga.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Trip looks like a lark - and is - yet there's a sneaky resonance to the way it celebrates what acting means to these two rogue cutups.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Shot in spooky gradations of silver and shadow, The Prisoner of Azkaban is the first movie in the series with fear and wonder in its bones, and genuine fun, too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Owen Gleiberman
    It is also glib, shallow, and monotonous, a movie that spends so much time sanctifying its hero that, despite his "innocence," he ends up seeming about as vulnerable as Superman.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    If I respect Downfall more than I was enthralled by it, that's because its portayal stops short of revelation. Once you witness Hitler's denial, the film has little more to say about him.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Spectacular Now doesn't shrink from being an all-out teen movie (it has hookups and a senior prom). Yet it's one of the rare truly soulful and authentic teen movies. It's about the experience of being caught on the cusp and not knowing which way you'll land.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Owen Gleiberman
    If random arty blood thrills are your cup of fear, perhaps you'll enjoy Let the Right One In, a Swedish head-scratcher that has a few creepy images but very little holding them together.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The end will haunt you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Marley was directed by the gifted Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), who shows off his chops not by doing anything dazzling - the film is documentary prose, not poetry - but by treating Marley as a man of depth and nuance, of inner light and shadow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    Shot in vivid black and white, the movie is like "Village of the Damned" directed by Ingmar Bergman, only without Bergman's intensity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    So overstuffed with random fireworks that despite its politics, it's easy to imagine the film getting a four-star rave from Bush or Saddam.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A triumph -- Demme's finest work since "The Silence of the Lambs," and a movie that tingles with life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Pawlikowski has made a romance that becomes a horror movie in which love, more than anything around it, is a delusionary fever to fear.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A haunting and incandescent work of art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    At two hours and 32 minutes, this is almost too much movie, but it has a malicious, careening zest all its own. It's a ride for the gut AND the brain.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A tale of ordinary Americans scraping bottom, yet there's a redemption in that. The film asks: If you were this desperate, wouldn't you do the same?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a samurai, for all his somber discipline and skill, is also a touching and complicated ordinary man.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Requiem is drawn from an incident that was also the basis for last year's demon-seed hit, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Freshly transplanted from the stage, is a thrilling ode to the intertwined glories of sex, showmanship, and lying: what the film calls ''the old razzle-dazzle.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is voyeuristic, sure, but in a way that evokes Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" more than William Friedkin's "Cruising."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A great, searching, incendiary chronicle of the Sex Pistols, the razor-hearted visionaries of punk anarchy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Lean, elegant, and emotionally complex -- a marvel of backwoods classicism.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Huppert has never been this cheerful, or lethal, and the movie itself is like Hitchcock's ''Rebecca'' reshot for House & Garden, with all the ghosts pulled out of the closet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    It's an academic meditation in underworld-thriller drag -- a movie that looks about as close to a straight-ahead, down-and-dirty genre entertainment as anything the director has made since his exploding-head horror days.