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 Being John Malkovich
Lowest review score: 0 The Libertine
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a crackerjack B movie worthy of comparison to such stylishly low-down, smart-meets-dumb, hyper-violent entertainments as the 1997 Kurt Russell thriller "Breakdown," Clint Eastwood's infamous police bloodbath "The Gauntlet," John Carpenter's original "Assault on Precinct 13," and Arnold's own overlooked 1986 outing "Raw Deal."
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Iron Man 3 is an ominously exciting, shoot-the-works comic-book spectacular.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's scary good fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bilbo, as played by Freeman, suggests a sly-dog Dana Carvey without irony, and he is certainly overmatched, but that doesn't mean he's outplayed. Desolation is now his business.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bateman deserves props for sustaining Bad Words as a little balancing act between sulfurously funny hatred and humanity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Doesn't offer anything to adult viewers as thrilling, as shivery, as satisfyingly primal as Steven Spielberg's intricate predator choreography in the original ''Jurassic Park.''
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Undisputed is a shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Funny and ebullient look at a man in full confusion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Roberts, in her most forceful dramatic performance, allows us to take in every moment through fresh, impassioned eyes.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    It's eye candy that detonates.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The Australian actress Frances O'Connor is a true find. She's as beautiful as the young Barbara Hershey, with a stare that's pensive yet playful, and she puts us in touch with the quiet battle of emotions in Fanny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Washington immerses himself, even more than he did in "Malcolm X," in a stare of unforgiving outrage.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Moving and eerily beautiful.