Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,482 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Hell or High Water
Lowest review score: 0 An Everlasting Piece
Score distribution:
2482 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The home-studio recording sequences in Hustle & Flow are funky, rowdy, and indelible. Brewer gives us the pleasure of watching characters create music from the ground up.
    • 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.''
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    With Inside Llewyn Davis, they've made a film that is almost spooky in its perversity: a lovingly lived-in, detailed tribute to the folk scene that — hauntingly — has shut their hero out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a film noir that grows more potent as its secrets are revealed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film doesn't turn its issues into a glorified essay, but it does use them to give the audience a vital emotional workout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This brave documentary takes on the topic of anti-Semitism in a relentlessly probing and original way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Part of Me works hard to prove it's more than a glorified infomercial, and one reason it is more is that Perry has a startling story to tell.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The bottom line, for me, is this: I don't scare easily at horror films, but I watched Paranormal Activity 3 in a state of high anxiety.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    For a while, the girls' personalities seem almost interchangeable, but that's part of the texture. Katie Chang gives the leader a ripe synthetic glow, and Emma Watson does a remarkable job of demonstrating that glassy-eyed insensitivity need not be stupid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Iron Man 3 is an ominously exciting, shoot-the-works comic-book spectacular.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    At times, The Iron Giant is more serene than it needs to be, but it's a lovely and touching daydream.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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