Owen Gleiberman

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For 2,461 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Zodiac
Lowest review score: 0 Down to You
Score distribution:
2461 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It's hard to think of the last time a Pixar film made you go ''Wow!'' That's part of why The LEGO Movie is such outrageous and intoxicating fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    A spooky, heartbreaking documentary.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    If ever there were an actor ripe to ''McConaughnesize'' his career, it's Jude Law — and guess what, he has done it, spectacularly, in Dom Hemingway.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Hoop Dreams is an astonishing emotional experience — it has highs, lows, and everything in between.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Hell or High Water is a thrillingly good movie — a crackerjack drama of crime, fear, and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    I, Daniel Blake is one of Loach’s finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    For a healthy stretch, The Salesman is even more low-key, minimal, and contained than the earlier Farhadi films. Yet the writer-director’s technique is just as assured as before. Every shot is in place, every line leading to an outcome that feels quietly up for grabs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Make no mistake: Endless Poetry is still very much a Jodorowsky film, dotted with his trademark phantasmagorical conceits, which are like candified bursts of comic-book magic realism. Yet more than any previous Jodorowsky opus, it’s also a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It’s a film that spills over with laughs (most of them good, a few of them shticky) and tears (all of them earned), supporting characters who are meant to slay us (and mostly do) with their irascible sharp tongues, and dizzyingly extended flights of physical comedy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    It’s the most important and galvanizing political drama by an American filmmaker in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    More than just another documentary, it’s a crucial and stirring document — of racism and injustice, of politics and the big-picture design of America — that, I believe, will be watched and referenced for years to come.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Owen Gleiberman
    Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro is the rare movie that might be called a spiritual documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Shrewd, tough, and lively -- a junior-league "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Pungent, funny, and surprisingly forceful.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    As compelling as it is bizarre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's not every day you get to see a movie that begins in satire and ends in reverence, but then, for Kevin Smith, they may ultimately be the same thing.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Rarely have two actresses been so effortless in their intimacy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Watching Bounce, you look at him (Affleck) and believe how much he's got at stake, and you look at Paltrow and know why.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This lone, fallen Nazi's obsessive distance from his actions is enough to give The Specialist a lingering chill.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A domestic tragedy of lacerating vision.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Turns the tricks of psychology into duplicitous high play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A sprightly, lovingly researched, rather misty-eyed sports documentary that's steeped in ethnic pride.
    • 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.
    • 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.''
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A big, square, rousing political thriller docudrama.
    • 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.''
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A crowd-pleaser in the deepest sense, mixes heartbreak and happiness together until you don't even want to see them apart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Brashly engaging.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film defuses all preconceptions about the ''issues'' of transsexual identity to arrive at a place of tremulous human power.

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