Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,784 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 13th
Lowest review score: 0 The Order
Score distribution:
2784 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Owen Gleiberman
    The Nice Guys is an ultra-violent burlesque, the sort of cheerfully hostile buddy bash that’s been a staple since the ’80s, only this one is singularly clever about its own triviality, and it offers the scruffy pleasure of seeing two great actors dial down their gravitas with style.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie, watchable as it is, never quite overcomes the sense that it’s a lavish diagram working hard to come off as a real movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    The Killer Inside Me may be the darkest film noir ever made.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Owen Gleiberman
    Dinesh D'Souza's documentary is no mere screed: 2016: Obama's America is a nonsensically unsubstantiated act of character assassination.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    A notch more watchable than Volume I, if only because Joe, the self-destructive heroine, is now played front and center by the magnetically dyspeptic Charlotte Gainsbourg instead of the vacuous model Stacy Martin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The creators of Captain America: The Winter ­Soldier have brought off something fresh and bold.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    To take the playfully convoluted, semi-nonsensical aggression of Rumsfeld's language and make it the whole point of a movie is to fall into the trap of mistaking the spin for the story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    If ever there were an actor ripe to ''McConaughnesize'' his career, it's Jude Law — and guess what, he has done it, spectacularly, in Dom Hemingway.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A spooky, heartbreaking documentary.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    In the title role, Michael Peña has a no-nonsense fire: He captures how Chavez borrowed from Martin Luther King Jr. but also fueled the struggle with his own improvisatory brilliance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The finest rock doc since "Anvil: The Story of Anvil." Matt Berninger, lead singer of the National, is a 40ish indie-rock star who carries himself like a hip lawyer.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Woodley, through the delicate power of her acting, does something compelling: She shows you what a prickly, fearful, yet daring personality looks like when it's nestled deep within the kind of modest, bookish girl who shouldn't even like gym class.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bateman deserves props for sustaining Bad Words as a little balancing act between sulfurously funny hatred and humanity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    As directed by series creator Rob Thomas, the movie, like the show, is entertainingly fast-talking in a tidy, faux-serious way. Kristen Bell, if anything, has only gained in appeal.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    Back in his day, Mr. Peabody was a dog whose over-civility had bite. Now he's a genius you want to cuddle with.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    It’s neorealist corn, but it gets to you.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie never finds a way to blend the emotional and the rat-a-tat-tat into one seamless package the way that Besson did in his one and only good movie, The Professional (1994).
    • 39 Metascore
    • 58 Owen Gleiberman
    Most of the film is a chintzy but watchable B-movie knockoff of "Gladiator," with Kit Harington, the English actor from "Game of Thrones," mustering very little in the way of facial expressivity in the role of Milo.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    In Shoot Me, she wears her spiked cynicism like a cutting form of grace, and everyone around her (including audiences) gets healed by it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    In About Last Night, Hart blows up, to hilariously oversize proportions, the eternal male desire for freedom. He’s raunch on wheels.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Owen Gleiberman
    In the hands of director and co-writer Shana Feste (Country Strong), Endless Love has become a solidly engaging neo-'50s romantic melodrama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    The film has lots of energized mayhem, and Murphy's unraveling of the conspiracy against him isn't dumbed down, yet it's as if the comic-book action poetry of the original has been encased in a suit of generic armor.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Owen Gleiberman
    If you're not at the bull's-eye center of the target audience, a movie like this one can suck the life out of you.
    • 83 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Owen Gleiberman
    The Monuments Men sounds like a what's-not-to-like? movie, but it turns out to be a bizarre failure.
    • 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."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Owen Gleiberman
    Branagh did a nice job of directing "Thor," but all he can do here is try to energize the recycled pulp of the script.
    • 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.

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