For 2,337 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Go
Lowest review score: 0 I Know Who Killed Me
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    By the end of Nowhere Boy, you'll feel you know John Lennon better than you ever did.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This one, as thoughtful as it is rousing, scores a TKO.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The end will haunt you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A haunted-house movie that has some of the most shivery and indelible images I've seen in any horror film in decades. Yes, it's that unsettling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is a bumpy road of twists that leads to a revelation that has the shock and force of Greek tragedy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's not art, but it's mighty fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    You'll laugh - a lot - but you'll also shed tears of recognition at this funny, salty, strife-torn look at the agony and ecstasy of family.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Help has a saucy, humorous side.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    El Bulli becomes a haunting celebration of the human desire to turn food into art - even if the results are consciously insane.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The supersmart and rousing Moneyball, which may be the best baseball movie since "Bull Durham," is also about talk, but in a coolly heady and original inside-the-front-office way.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Clooney certainly brings out the best in his actors, but his driving trait as a filmmaker is that he knows what plays - he has an uncanny sense of how to uncork a scene and let it bubble and flow.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    You could describe Margin Call as a thriller (it's wired with suspense), yet the tension all comes from words.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Days after I saw The Artist, I was still thinking (and grinning) about it, because the movie's real romance is the one between us, the jaded 21st-century audience, and the mechanical innocence of old movies, which here becomes new again.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film's darkly bedazzled view of the '70s is spurred by great dish from André Leon Talley, Liza Minnelli, and Nile Rodgers, who set the stage for Halston's triumphs - and his jaw-dropping fall.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The most original and excitingly executed wow-factor-meets-handheld-video feature since "Blair Witch" itself. It's also a movie that rebuilds the power of special effects from the ground up.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    All three of the leads get very close to the Stooges' old looks and personalities, but they do more than impersonate; they inhabit.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    We're given an intimate seat to this wildly democratic - and creepily messianic - spectacle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is Mike's story, and Channing Tatum proves himself a true movie star. His Mike glides through the world with the ease of a god, and on stage he's electrifying.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The documentary equivalent of a page-turner.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    I will say that it's been a while since a romantic comedy mustered this much charm by looking this much like life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Olsen, moody and apple-cheeked and intellectually avid, proves a true star: She turns being wiser than her years into an authentic generational state.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This Is 40 isn't always hilarious, but it's ticklishly honest and droll about all the things being a parent can do to a relationship. And why it's still worth it.