Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,508 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Side by Side
Lowest review score: 0 Best Laid Plans
Score distribution:
2508 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's not every day you get to see a movie that begins in satire and ends in reverence, but then, for Kevin Smith, they may ultimately be the same thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Has the resonance to stand not just as a terrific cartoon but as an emotionally pungent movie.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's not every comedy that can make you laugh with ridicule and cringe in empathetic horror at the same time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Forget Devo, Nico, Bowie, or Beefheart: The most mesmerizing freak show in the history of rock & roll was Klaus Nomi.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Anthology films usually work better in theory than execution, but this feature parade of shorts is a blithe, worldly, and enchanting exception.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Capote honors its subject by doing just what Truman Capote did. It teases, fascinates, and haunts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    In a world ruled by process, is compassion still real? Or is it just another scam? In Ocean's Thirteen, it is deviously, and merrily, both.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    He's a bombs-away provocateur, and in Religulous, Maher's blasphemous detonation of all things holy and scriptural, he doesn't really pretend to play fair. He's like Lenny Bruce with an inquiring mind and a video camera.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Nearly four decades ago, Pontecorvo anatomized the very form of modern terrorist warfare: the hidden cells, the cultish leaders, the brutish cycle of attack and counterattack.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Turns out to be a supple, intriguing, and beautifully staged movie. It features Dillon, in his most forceful performance since ''Drugstore Cowboy.''
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Harmony Korine's first ''mainstream'' movie, Spring Breakers, is by far the best thing he's ever done.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is a wacked kiddie Rashomon in which the different versions dovetail with a logic as impeccable as it is flat-out buggy. So who do we root for? Everyone and no one. Hoodwinked's most radical feature is that it's a ride without heroes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie never loses its affectionate, shaggy-dog sense of America as a place in which people, by now, have almost too much freedom on their hands.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A dazzlingly crafted documentary about the teenage surf punks of lower Los Angeles who singlehandedly transformed skateboarding into the extreme sport it has become.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Wendy and Lucy is like "Lassie Come Home" directed by Antonioni. What's piercing about it, and also disturbing, is that Reichardt views the renunciation of society with something close to righteous purity -- as a lefty romantic dream.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    All of Kung Fu Hustle is like that: You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie excoriates the hypocrisy of self-hating gay lawmakers (several of whom it outs), yet it also explores the burden of the public closet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The beauty of Into the Wild, which Penn has written and directed with magnificent precision and imaginative grace, is that what Christopher is running from is never as important as what he's running TO.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Morris, using a welter of photographs (many of which we haven't seen), constructs a day-to-day sense of how Abu Ghraib descended into a medieval hell.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is a toxic dart aimed at the spangly new heart of American hypocrisy: our fake-tolerant, fake-charitable, fake-liberated-yet-still madly-closeted fame culture.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Crowe, staying close to his memories, has gotten it, for perhaps the first time, onto the screen.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A smashingly effective documentary -- I found it more resonant than ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' -- yet to say that it's preaching to the converted would be generous; it's preaching to a microscopic sliver of the converted.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a fearless and brilliant racial-historical satire, done in a meticulous re-creation of the Ken Burns mode, that chronicles the last 150 years of America as if the South had won the Civil War.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    One of the pleasures of The Bank Job is that it returns us to the days when robbing a bank was a gritty, hole-in-the-wall affair.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Help has a saucy, humorous side.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    An outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression. At the same time, it offers something we rarely encounter in a whirling martial-arts extravaganza: a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A big, square, rousing political thriller docudrama.

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