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 The Century of the Self
Lowest review score: 0 Halloween: Resurrection
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Mark Wahlberg, in a star-making performance, has the kind of electric ingenuousness that John Travolta did in "Saturday Night Fever."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Memento, which may be the ultimate existential thriller, has a spooky repetitive urgency that takes on the clarity of a dream.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A madcap gem.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Still the grandest of all science-fiction movies.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.''
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Potent and eye-opening documentary.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In this brilliantly sustained climax, Coppola unveils a vision of corruption that embraces the entire world, but he's also reveling in sheer theatrical magic in a way that only a master can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A haunting and incandescent work of art.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is so hilariously sly about something so fetishistically trivial that at times it appears to take in an entire culture through a lens made of cheese.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A gripping documentary that uses voluminous period evidence — unedited news footage, tape recordings of SLA leader Cinque's rants — to brilliantly reconstruct the entire freak event.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An extraordinary film; it may be the most haunting documentary since ''Crumb.''
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A deliciously amusing socio-culinary prank.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Titanic floods you with elemental passion in a way that invites comparison with the original movie spectacles of D.W. Griffith.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Spielberg restages the Holocaust with an existential vividness unprecedented in any nondocumentary film: He makes us feel as if we're living right inside the 20th century's darkest-and most defining-episode.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A beautifully sinister and transfixing entertainment-age daydream.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    True art is a journey to somewhere you've never been, and there has never been a movie quite like Breaking the Waves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A comedy of the ridiculous in which the ridiculous turns unexpectedly sublime.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Jim Carrey's performance is an impersonation on the level of genius.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film is at times harrowing to watch, yet it's also wry and delicate and absorbing. It's infused with the messy excitement of imperfect passion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The most excitingly original movie of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The new film, which unfolds in real time over the course of 80 minutes, is a deeper, darker, altogether more memorable experience. It doesn't extend the characters so much as fulfill them.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    By the end, Campion views all her characters with a compassion bordering on grace, a humanity-like her heroine's-as dark, quiet, and enveloping as the ocean.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    May be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The School of Rock was made by gifted veterans of the American indie scene, but it's still the most unlikely great movie of the year.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    In spirit, Open Water reduces us to children peering through our fingers, waiting for the horrid deliverance we're not quite sure we want to see.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The most exhilarating movie so far this year. It's made up of many familiar elements -- think ''Monsoon Wedding'' meets ''My Beautiful Laundrette'' meets ''Personal Best'' -- yet before long, you catch on to how buoyant and funny and original it is.