Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,347 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Bubble
Lowest review score: 0 She Hate Me
Score distribution:
2,347 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    We're given an intimate seat to this wildly democratic - and creepily messianic - spectacle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    In the end, the most impressive performance may be Spike Lee's. He uses skill without gimmickry, flash without fuss, to tap the mesmerizing soul of this pulp.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Harmony Korine's first ''mainstream'' movie, Spring Breakers, is by far the best thing he's ever done.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Spectacular Now doesn't shrink from being an all-out teen movie (it has hookups and a senior prom). Yet it's one of the rare truly soulful and authentic teen movies. It's about the experience of being caught on the cusp and not knowing which way you'll land.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    By the end, the rug gets pulled out from under us, showing that even the reality we think we see may be an illusion.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bateman deserves props for sustaining Bad Words as a little balancing act between sulfurously funny hatred and humanity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Just about the only documentary that works like a novel, inviting you to read between the lines of Baker's personality until you touch the secret sadness at the heart of his beauty.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    In Shoot Me, she wears her spiked cynicism like a cutting form of grace, and everyone around her (including audiences) gets healed by it.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Alien3 is a grimly seductive end-of-the-world thriller, with pop-tragic overtones that build in resonance as the movie goes on.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    How is Invictus as a sports movie? Let's just say that its lump-in-the-throat climax is predictable, but that doesn't mean it's less than earned.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The Young Victoria has a subtler flow than you might expect, and at times it's calmer than you may like. Director Jean-Marc Vallée's images have a creamy stateliness, but this is no gilded? princess fantasy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    There's nothing drab about the tormented place these men take each other to. You'll want to go along.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is a playful, elusive movie that isn't so much heartwarming as soul-cleansing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    It hooks you up, happily, to your inner top chef.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The Cove is the rare documentary specifically designed as a thriller.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Williams hasn't been this sympathetic in years.