Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,346 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 Black Dynamite
Lowest review score: 0 Garage Days
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A singular and haunting experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Ray
    As a musical biography, Ray is driven by the primal excitement of rock-and-soul at the moment of its discovery.
    • 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
    • 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.''
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare commercial comedy that leaves you entranced by what can happen only in the movies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Movie stars radiate a power -- physical, erotic, spiritual -- that draws an audience into their orbit. Yet watching Curtis Hanson's gritty and electrifying 8 Mile, the first thing you notice about Eminem, the most scaldingly powerful artist in pop music today, is how vulnerable he looks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a film noir that grows more potent as its secrets are revealed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Enchantingly witty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Romantic comedies usually strike one or two moods, but in Afterglow, the writer-director Alan Rudolph runs through rainbows of feeling in a single scene.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Directed by Tony Scott, Crimson Tide is the kind of sumptuously exciting undersea thriller that moves forward in quick, propulsive waves.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Sheridan, however, works with such piercing fervor and intelligence that In the Name of the Father just about transcends its tidy moral design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    That Thing You Do! is neither overly sentimental nor overly cynical. It looks at the invention of our pop-rock mythology, and the bands that fed it until they were consumed by it, just as you'd expect Tom Hanks to: with open eyes (and a raised eyebrow).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Death and the Maiden doesn't always escape its contraption origins, but it ends with one of the most honest-and poetic- reckonings of human evil in modern movies. It's Polanski braying at his own bitter moon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    JFK
    [Stone's] filmmaking is so supple and alive, his obsession with the visual aspect of history so electrifying, that JFK practically roots itself in your imagination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    There's a slightness to Postcards From the Edge, and a little too much satirical self-help jargon (the story is all about how Suzanne learns to like herself). But the movie captures — and celebrates — how easy it is to turn your problems into show biz.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's the rare portrait of a happy marriage that is honest about the complex currents of desire, and the drama is beautifully played by Bale, who gawks with soulful sweetness, and Watson, who does her most piercing work since "Breaking the Waves."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Using newsreel footage, clips of artistic propaganda (e.g., joyful proletarian farm ballets), and interviews with survivors, the movie draws us into the annihilating fervor of an era in which purge followed upon purge, in escalating waves of terror and control.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The unlikeliest enthralling movie to be released so far this year.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Horton's attempt to authenticate the painting in the face of a hostile art establishment becomes a study in forensics, taste, money, and class warfare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The scary culminating flashback, in which Stephanie gives birth -- in a public restroom, on a high school ski trip -- is a marvel of authentic disturbance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A terrific, small, funny, sad movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is an unblinking look at the hidden (or perhaps not so hidden) pathology of American sports mania.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    There have, over the years, been a lot of terrific undersea documentaries, but if you want to know what distinguishes this new one, it comes down to a single word: technology.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Casino Jack is really a look at how the culture of Washington was rebuilt to sell itself to the highest bidder.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Cyrus cues us to expect it to go over the top, but the film never does. That may be its neatest trick
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a comedy of manhood for the age of emasculation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Countdown to Zero makes old terrors radioactively new again.