Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,350 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 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The School of Rock
Lowest review score: 0 Breakfast of Champions
Score distribution:
2,350 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Rarely have two actresses been so effortless in their intimacy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A spooky, moving documentary.
    • 73 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Jarecki is no glib ideologue thumbing his nose at power.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Perhaps the best thing about the film is that it doesn't let those other players in the political process off the hook: the voters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Penn Badgley saunters around with an air of spooky self-possession, and he does a dead-on impersonation of Buckley's high-vibrato wail.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A singular and haunting experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film is a bit too chronological, but its historical reverence is true to gospel's joyful insistence on locating the spiritual in the everyday.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film is sketchy as biography, but it proves an aging artist can still crackle with the electricity of youth.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    You may want to dispute Ruppert, but more than that you'll want to hear him, because what he says -- right or wrong, prophecy or paranoia -- takes up residence in your mind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Stonewall Uprising does an evocative job of coloring in the oppression of gay life before Stonewall, so that when the eruption happens, we feel its necessity in our bones.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a portrait of a culture that claims to hate steroids but may, by now, be too pumped to do much about it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film says that the U.S. immigrant situation is untenable, but then it forces US to ask: What should be done?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    When the submarine has to dive 400 meters beneath the surface to avoid detection, you can practically feel the water pressure crushing in on the sailors.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The fascination of Dig! is that it invites those of us who aren't alt-rock obsessives into the hive, yet it never feels like a dilettante's tour.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Peter Berg's scandalous sick-joke thriller is packed with rude and clever twists, and it delves, with surprising force, into the hypocritical postures of corporate-era male bonding. The cast is terrific, especially Christian Slater.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Just when you're certain that Jarmusch is treading water with his borderline-tedious cleverness, something happens: Coffee and Cigarettes turns into a movie FULL of talk -- rich, supple, hilarious, masterfully orchestrated talk.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Soderbergh is able to execute his games without pigeonholing his characters. He has made that rare thing, a modern-day noir with feeling.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Breathless and petite yet powerfully in-your-face, Fisher combines dizzy femininity and no-nonsense verve in the manner of a classic screwball heroine. She's like Carole Lombard reborn as a tiny angel-faced dynamo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film casts a hypnotic spell all its own. It artfully sketches out the events for anyone who's coming in cold, but basically, its strategy is to take what we already know and go deeper.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    For nostalgia junkies, it's one from the heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The writer-director, Peter Sollett, cast the film with kids from his own neighborhood, who give themselves over to the camera with a spirit of improvised play that morphs into vivid, layered acting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Does the movie, with its sock-puppet intros and narration by RuPaul Charles, mock Tammy Faye, sanctify her, or turn her into a flamboyant image of distressed womanly martyrdom -- the Judy Garland of televangelism? All of the above.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is something as original as it is unlikely: a study in grief that is flooded with happiness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The baby-voiced costar of "Chasing Amy" proves an effortless filmmaker, turning Lucy’s journey into the awakening of a soul.

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