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 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 All the Queen's Men
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    One of the pleasures of The Bank Job is that it returns us to the days when robbing a bank was a gritty, hole-in-the-wall affair.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film says that the U.S. immigrant situation is untenable, but then it forces US to ask: What should be done?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Morris, using a welter of photographs (many of which we haven't seen), constructs a day-to-day sense of how Abu Ghraib descended into a medieval hell.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster is a portrait of a culture that claims to hate steroids but may, by now, be too pumped to do much about it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Light and goofy, yet the fight scenes, which are the heart of the film, are lickety-split mad fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie also captures Thompson's tragedy: the haze of drugs and bad writing that consumed him for no less than his last 30 years.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Anyone who thinks that Josh Hartnett isn't a true movie star should see his riveting, high-wire performance in August.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    He's a bombs-away provocateur, and in Religulous, Maher's blasphemous detonation of all things holy and scriptural, he doesn't really pretend to play fair. He's like Lenny Bruce with an inquiring mind and a video camera.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    His (Townsend) staging has a tumult, a multi-POV immediacy that brings to mind Paul Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A fascinating film -- more docudrama than biopic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Wendy and Lucy is like "Lassie Come Home" directed by Antonioni. What's piercing about it, and also disturbing, is that Reichardt views the renunciation of society with something close to righteous purity -- as a lefty romantic dream.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Wilson has a scene near the end with Marley that's the most wrenchingly tender acting of his career.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Breathless and petite yet powerfully in-your-face, Fisher combines dizzy femininity and no-nonsense verve in the manner of a classic screwball heroine. She's like Carole Lombard reborn as a tiny angel-faced dynamo.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The Great Buck Howard is in love with kitsch, the backwaters of showbiz, and true magic. It's a wee charmer that left me enchanted.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Plato's Retreat was a buffet of bodies, and the film catches the moment America could think that was tasty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie excoriates the hypocrisy of self-hating gay lawmakers (several of whom it outs), yet it also explores the burden of the public closet.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This brave documentary takes on the topic of anti-Semitism in a relentlessly probing and original way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Does the movie, with its sock-puppet intros and narration by RuPaul Charles, mock Tammy Faye, sanctify her, or turn her into a flamboyant image of distressed womanly martyrdom -- the Judy Garland of televangelism? All of the above.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A domestic tragedy of lacerating vision.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This lone, fallen Nazi's obsessive distance from his actions is enough to give The Specialist a lingering chill.
    • 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.''
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A sprightly, lovingly researched, rather misty-eyed sports documentary that's steeped in ethnic pride.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Pungent, funny, and surprisingly forceful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film satirizes, and celebrates, an idea pivotal to both Hollywood and love: that in a world of impostors, the pretender with the most conviction can become exactly what he pretends to be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    As compelling as it is bizarre.
    • 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.''
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It takes skill these days, if not nerve, to put a vital, happy nuclear family on screen and to invite us to share in every quiet tremor, every gentle jostle and smile of their steady, deep-flowing contentment.