Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,482 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 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 I'm Not There.
Lowest review score: 0 Breakfast of Champions
Score distribution:
2482 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.
    • 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."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film is like East of Eden replayed as a hyperbolic rock fever dream. There are a few sour, juvenile moments, but this is the rare pop movie that works the way a great rock & roll song does: It tells a simple, almost elemental tale and uses the music to set it aflame.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Shrewd, tough, and lively -- a junior-league "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    His (Townsend) staging has a tumult, a multi-POV immediacy that brings to mind Paul Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Cockettes weren't talented, exactly, yet the bedazzled flakiness of their passion takes you closer than just about any movie has to what was once really meant by the term ''free-spirited.''
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    There's a slightness to Postcards From the Edge, and a little too much satirical self-help jargon (the story is all about how Suzanne learns to like herself). But the movie captures — and celebrates — how easy it is to turn your problems into show biz.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    That Thing You Do! is neither overly sentimental nor overly cynical. It looks at the invention of our pop-rock mythology, and the bands that fed it until they were consumed by it, just as you'd expect Tom Hanks to: with open eyes (and a raised eyebrow).
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    What hooks you from the start is Dakota Fanning's unfussy passion as Fern.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The War Tapes captures how the war in Iraq, for all its terrible carnage and death, is in a way too random in its destruction to even be called ''combat.''
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The savviest and most exciting Bond adventure in years, and that's because there's actually something at stake in it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Firth plays him as a man of his time who is also mournfully ahead of his time. He's addicted to his own broken heart. A Single Man may break yours as well.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare commercial comedy that leaves you entranced by what can happen only in the movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a comedy of manhood for the age of emasculation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bad Lieutenant doesn't go where you expect, but it has a stubborn, trippy logic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Moncrieff pushes a view of women as victims that might create its own pornography of masochism if it didn't touch so many authentic shattered nerve endings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The 3-D visuals envelop you, majestically, and that effect fuses with the band's surround-sound rapture to create a full-scale sensory high. U2 3D makes you feel stoned on movies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    As a flight of fantasy, Jurassic Park lacks the emotional unity of Spielberg's classics ("Jaws," "Close Encounters," "E.T."), yet it has enough of his innocent, playful virtuosity to send you out of the theater grinning with delight.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Using newsreel footage, clips of artistic propaganda (e.g., joyful proletarian farm ballets), and interviews with survivors, the movie draws us into the annihilating fervor of an era in which purge followed upon purge, in escalating waves of terror and control.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A nimble and supple and moving comedy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is literally a series of showstoppers, unified by the impulse to turn life, at its scruffiest, into theater - into a rhapsody of the everyday.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Creates a flow of symbolism so potent, so transporting in its physicality, that its impact all but transcends its righteous liberal ''meaning.''
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Lynch's first movie since ''Blue Velvet'' that truly envelops you in its spell. It's a piece of celestial Americana -- his journey to the light side of the moon.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Any doubts as to whether Sienna Miller is a gifted actress should be laid to rest by Interview.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    After a while, a didactic overdeliberateness seeps into Noé's design, but there's no doubt that he's a new kind of dark film wizard: a poet of apocalyptic shock.

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