Owen Gleiberman
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For 2,347 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 It Might Get Loud
Lowest review score: 0 Undead
Score distribution:
2,347 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    As riveting as its title.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    To say that Eastwood, who directed, has done a first-rate job of adaptation fails to do him justice. What he's brought off is closer to alchemy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A work of staggering intelligence and emotional force -- a mosaic of broken dreams.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Extraordinary new documentary that turns Robert Crumb's twisted life story into a disturbing, exhilarating work of biographical art.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    She's a teller of hilarious gutbucket truths as surely as Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor ever were. Yet while they were consumed by their demons, Rivers is just the opposite.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's cleansing to see the facts laid out with intimacy and rigor, and the film earns the comparison it makes to the squelching of due process for some of today's terror suspects.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy of discombobulation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Emotionally mesmerizing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what's-sincere-and-what's-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    "Andy Warhol" makes you see that beneath the gargoyle hipster mask, he filled that emptiness with an art of transcendent sincerity.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Toy Story 3 is a salute to the magic of making believe.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The power of The Social Network is that Zuckerberg is a weasel with a mission that can never be dismissed. The movie suggests that he may have built his ambivalence about human connection into Facebook's very DNA. That's what makes him a jerk-hero for our time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Kevin Costner, as Bobby's carpenter brother-in-law, does the finest character acting of his career.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Blue Valentine is lushly touching and gorgeously told.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A true-life adventure that turns into a one-man disaster movie - and the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    What it does have is an overwhelming bittersweet melancholy at the passing of life from middle age into…well, you could call it late middle age.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Fincher has made The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo into an electrifying movie by turning the audience into addicts of the forbidden, looking for the sick and twisted things we can't see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Ghost Protocol brims with scenes that are exciting and amazing at the same time; they're brought off with such casual aplomb that they're funny, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    She's an Everywoman you can believe in, showcased in the kind of deft comedy of feminine passion - where deep despair meets Wilson Phillips - that a great many people have been waiting for. Now that Wiig and company have built it, will they come?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Nothing more (or less) than an enchanting light comedy of romantic confusion... It's a movie that understands love because it understands pain.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Another beautifully chiseled piece of filmmaking - sharp, funny, generous, and moving.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Merrily outrageous, over-the-top fun.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    The film sweeps us up like a thriller, forcing us to at least ask whether terrorism like the ELF's (which targeted property, never human lives) might ever be justified.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    At 88 minutes, Tabloid is short and sweet (it's pure movie candy), but by the end we've forged an emotional connection to Joyce McKinney at the deep core of her unapologetic fearless/nutty valor. And that's what really makes a great tabloid story: It's a vortex that's also a mirror.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Into Darkness is a sleek, thrilling epic that's also a triumphantly witty popcorn morality play. It's everything you could want in a Star Trek movie.
    • 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.