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 Up in the Air
Lowest review score: 0 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?
Score distribution:
2,346 movie reviews
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    When the submarine has to dive 400 meters beneath the surface to avoid detection, you can practically feel the water pressure crushing in on the sailors.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Freshly transplanted from the stage, is a thrilling ode to the intertwined glories of sex, showmanship, and lying: what the film calls ''the old razzle-dazzle.''
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The result is something as original as it is unlikely: a study in grief that is flooded with happiness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The writer-director, Peter Sollett, cast the film with kids from his own neighborhood, who give themselves over to the camera with a spirit of improvised play that morphs into vivid, layered acting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Here, in paranoid, bad acid trip form, is the real birth of girl power.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie is on some level a stunt, but it has the fervent, sun-dazed pull of an authentic experience unfolding in real time, with glints of drama, comedy, and terror mixed into the almost-but-not-quite tedium.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A dazzlingly crafted documentary about the teenage surf punks of lower Los Angeles who singlehandedly transformed skateboarding into the extreme sport it has become.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Acting doesn't get more personal, or much greater.