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 Rachel Getting Married
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Tigers I Have Known
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A love poem to the New York City of the '50s and '60s, when Smith, the visionary of camp (Andy Warhol stole from him), more or less invented performance art.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A wee romantic charmer, a delectable Dixie screwball romp that never loses its spry sense of discovery.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Stone takes his characters right over the top, rubbing our noses in our own lust for excess, and some viewers are bound to say that he's gone too far. Yet this may be one case where too far is just far enough-where a gifted filmmaker has transformed his own attraction to violence into an art of depraved catharsis.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Ferguson spotlights two massive mistakes: the looting that was allowed to continue, destroying Iraqi infrastructure and morale; and--far more revelatory -- the apocalyptically stupid decision to disband the Iraqi army, sending half a million angry soldiers into the streets.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A funny and madly arresting new documentary.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In the Shadow of the Moon finds new resonance in the moment when America redefined progress -- but also when it heeded the siren song of a world so desolate it reminded you what a paradise ours truly is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's the first Hollywood Iraq movie to remind me of a Vietnam film like Coming Home, and it does more than disturb. It scalds, moves, and heals.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Between clips of the concerts Seeger staged as hootenanny hosannas, the film chronicles how the blacklisted star stuck true to his beliefs -- which were more patriotic than those of his accusers.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Mesmerizing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    I'm Not There lets you hear it again, more majestically than ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In Oswald's Ghost, his vast chronicle of the JFK assassination and its cultural aftermath, Stone uses little-seen footage to assemble the events of Nov. 22, 1963, with a fascinating present-tense density.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    There's a poetic irony to the idea that it took a female filmmaker to finally do justice to Philip Roth on screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    David Gordon Green's captivating winter-chill tragedy, is a tale that encompasses murder, divorce, adultery, alcohol abuse, mental breakdown, and the disappearance of a small child. In other words, it's downbeat enough to make the recent Oscar-nominated films look like party games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Searing, powerful, and morally entangled.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It whisks you to another world, then makes it every inch our own.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    If they handed out an Academy Award for Most Gripping Graphs and Charts, this film would take it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A triumph -- Demme's finest work since "The Silence of the Lambs," and a movie that tingles with life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Wrestler is like "Rocky" made by the Scorsese of "Mean Streets." It's the rare movie fairy tale that's also a bravura work of art.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By far the best Judd Apatow comedy that Judd Apatow had nothing at all to do with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a hilarious, and unexpectedly moving, documentary about the greatest metal band you've probably never heard of.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A movie as layered and enthralling as its subject.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a feat of star acting, and it helps make (500) Days not just bitter or sweet but everything in between.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Girlfriend Experience is one of Steven Soderbergh's bite-size, semi-improvised, shot-on-DV doodles (like Bubble or Full Frontal), and it's the best one he's made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Raimi has made the most crazy, fun, and terrifying horror movie in years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Food, Inc. is hard to shake, because days after you've seen it, you may find yourself eating something -- a cookie, a piece of poultry, cereal out of the box, a perfectly round waxen tomato -- and you'll realize that you have virtually no idea what it actually is.