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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Mighty Wind
Lowest review score: 0 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Score distribution:
2,348 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has achieved a prominence that makes him, in effect, the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of the Twitter age. He's also the least stuffy of dissidents, and Alison Klayman's stirring, important documentary catches his complex humanity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Blue Valentine is lushly touching and gorgeously told.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's been a while since a movie made the game of love this winning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Zodiac never veers from its stoically gripping, police-blotter tone, yet it begins to take on the quality of a dream.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare movie that turns cruelty into art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Keira Knightley, in a witty, vibrant, altogether superb performance, plays Lizzie's sparky, questing nature as a matter of the deepest personal sacrifice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a lesson in character to hear directors from David Lynch (digital believer) to Christopher Nolan (celluloid diehard) spout off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Carries so much impacted menace and visual narrative gamesmanship that it brought back some of the excitement I felt nearly a decade ago watching Quentin Tarantino's ''Reservoir Dogs.''
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's better than good; it's such a crackling and mature and accomplished movie that it just about restores your faith.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    This story of a 12-year-old boy who drops through the net of middle-class life invites us-in each shimmering frame-to gaze upon the world with a child's freshly awakening vision.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The stunning images aren't enough for Herzog, though. He wants us to see how these quirky researchers, in their lust to explore, are acting out a drive as primitive as nature: the need to break away from the world in order to find it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By far the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow had nothing at all to do with.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Watching Eternal Sunshine, you don't just watch a love story -- you fall in love with what love really is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A conventionally heightened series of escapes and clashes and hide-and-seek gambits, yet the way the film has been made, nothing that happens seems inevitable -- which is to say, anything seems possible. There's a word for that sensation. It's called excitement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a scrumptious and dizzy-spirited lark, a what-the-hell-let's-rob-the-casino flick made with so much wit and brains and dazzle and virtuosity that the sheer speed and cleverness of the caper hits you like a shot of pure oxygen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Oren Moverman's Rampart is a terrific film: tense, shocking, complex, mesmerizing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The miracle of the movie is the way that director Alfonso Cuarón, using special effects and 3-D with a nearly poetic simplicity and command, places the audience right up there in space along with them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    With an authenticity that is tender and merciless, the movie shows you what it looks like when youth rebellion becomes a form of fascism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Potent and eye-opening documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Brilliant and psychologically transfixing documentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Rapt, heady, and startling: the most profound documentary I've seen this decade.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Until Once, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The first animated feature produced entirely on computer is a magically witty and humane entertainment, a hellzapoppin fairy tale about a roomful of suburban toys who come to life when humans aren't around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film takes off from formula elements-it's yet another variation on "Die Hard"-but it manipulates those elements so skillfully, with such a canny mixture of delirium and restraint, that I walked out of the picture with the rare sensation that every gaudy thrill had been earned.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A delicate yet haunting movie, a meditation on friendship, on the roots of bohemianism, on the sad comedy of madness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Arenas' life zigzags before us in a manner as heady and unpredictable as it must have felt to the man who lived it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In The Beaches of Agnès, you get addicted to watching Agnès Varda watch the world.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A marvelous rock doc that manages to be wistful, tasty, and jam-kicking at the same time.

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