Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,348 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 Once
Lowest review score: 0 Assisted Living
Score distribution:
2,348 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Sound of My Voice doesn't follow through on everything it sets up, yet it has a hushed and revealing psycho-intensity. It also has an oh-wow Twilight Zone ending that truly made me go, ''Oh, wow.''
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The highest praise I can give to Mondovino is that it makes you want to sample every vintage it shows you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    As is often the case with Lee, though, the film left me wishing for even more scenes of casual intimacy, still the most powerful way to carry any message.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Huppert has never been this cheerful, or lethal, and the movie itself is like Hitchcock's ''Rebecca'' reshot for House & Garden, with all the ghosts pulled out of the closet.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Here, as in "The Hangover," the laughs aren't just staged, they're superlatively engineered.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Pride doesn't have much surprise, but it's a formula picture of genuine feeling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Peter Bogdanovich taps deep into the Hearst mystique, entertainingly reenacting a historic scandal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    As long as the MPAA is issuing its cavalier decrees, though, they're the ones acting like bullies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    At times, Kung Fu Panda 2 suggests "Bambi" redone as an episode of Oprah. Yet it's a more-than-worthy sequel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Ten
    A glimpse into a society that has grown more open, more free, and also more casually selfish in its interpersonal aggression.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Flushed Away lacks the action-contraption dottiness of a Wallace and Gromit adventure, but it hits its own sweet spot of demented delight.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Pacino shows you what is only subliminally in the text: that Shylock's heart of stone is really a wall of wounded pride.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Powerful and searching documentary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    O
    To an astonishing degree, O gets the tragic Shakespeare mood, that somber stentorian passion born of hidden slivers of ambition and betrayal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Higher Ground breaks crucial, sacred ground in American moviemaking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The Truth About Cats & Dogs is very funny around the edges... but as the characters begin to hang out together, forming a platonic menage a trois, the mistaken-identity ruse never escalates into true screwball lunacy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Jeff Prosserman's riveting documentary takes a question that haunted the Bernie Madoff scandal - how did he fool everyone for so long? - and answers it with a decisive "He didn't."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Urgent, heartfelt, and not-quite-as-predictable-as-you-think environmental rabble-rouser.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Its pulpy violent excess will tip over...into slightly more excessive excess. That's its silly, scuzzball joy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    A skillful and winning piece of honest booster portraiture.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    A summer-adventure comedy, and its tone is fairly synthetic, yet it gets major props for giving us the first movie heroine who is clueless and easy in such a hardcore way.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Wahlberg, with shaggy hair and a pumped bod he wears more convincingly than any actor, plays Vince as a guy who truly doesn't expect to win. That makes his rib-bruising triumph all the more believable and touching.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    High-octane trash, but you will go "Ohhhhhh!"
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The story, at heart, is earnest and humorless teen romantic glop, but its feelings aren't fake, and the movie is compulsively watchable; it has a passionflower intensity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    True Lies is so eager to give you a giddy good time that you're more than happy to let it work you over. It's a likably disposable pop cocktail.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    I'm not sure what it all adds up to, but The Devil's Double puts its hooks in you and keeps them there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    The fun of Role Models is that it's a high-concept movie executed with speed and finesse and the kind of brusquely tossed-off obscene banter that can get you laughing before you know what hit you.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Even when nothing is happening, the often dead-silent shots tend to grow scarier the more you look at them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    A lot of good actors have gone to work for the Coens and ended up looking like puppets, but Hanks is too clever for that. He knows that he's playing a concoction rather than a human being.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 83 Owen Gleiberman
    Starts out as mind-bending futuristic satire and then turns relentless -- it becomes a violent, postpunk version of an Indiana Jones cliff-hanger.

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