For 2,337 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Owen Gleiberman's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Sacco and Vanzetti
Lowest review score: 0 Penelope
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a beautiful contraption of a movie, a gothic backwoods fable that uses its naive yet murderous hero to walk a fine line between sentimentality and dread.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Has the resonance to stand not just as a terrific cartoon but as an emotionally pungent movie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Sensational sex-and-its-consequences melodrama.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    At times, The Iron Giant is more serene than it needs to be, but it's a lovely and touching daydream.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Trekkies is hilarious, fascinating, and, at times, almost scary.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Crowe, staying close to his memories, has gotten it, for perhaps the first time, onto the screen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Funny, pungent, and weirdly gripping.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film satirizes, and celebrates, an idea pivotal to both Hollywood and love: that in a world of impostors, the pretender with the most conviction can become exactly what he pretends to be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Linklater has hardly been a slacker this year. I'll take the tricky confrontational babble of Tape over some of the gauzier soliloquies in ''Waking Life,'' but either way, he's a filmmaker in love with the music of talk, and let's bless him for that.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Lynch's first movie since ''Blue Velvet'' that truly envelops you in its spell. It's a piece of celestial Americana -- his journey to the light side of the moon.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The savviest and most exciting Bond adventure in years, and that's because there's actually something at stake in it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Turns out to be a supple, intriguing, and beautifully staged movie. It features Dillon, in his most forceful performance since ''Drugstore Cowboy.''
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The unlikeliest enthralling movie to be released so far this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The movie might almost be winking at the fact that any single one of these performers could easily be the featured star of his or her own upper-crust period piece.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Hoffman plays Dan Mahowny's addiction to instant money as something dirty and private and, at the same time, soul-quickening.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Does more than capture the excitement of marching bands; it gets their clockwork beauty as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Movie stars radiate a power -- physical, erotic, spiritual -- that draws an audience into their orbit. Yet watching Curtis Hanson's gritty and electrifying 8 Mile, the first thing you notice about Eminem, the most scaldingly powerful artist in pop music today, is how vulnerable he looks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Dark and giddy at the same time, Leaving Las Vegas takes us into dreamy, intoxicated places that no movie about an alcoholic has gone before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A richly tender and moving experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    As a flight of fantasy, Jurassic Park lacks the emotional unity of Spielberg's classics ("Jaws," "Close Encounters," "E.T."), yet it has enough of his innocent, playful virtuosity to send you out of the theater grinning with delight.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A deft, funny, shrewdly unsettling tribute to such slasher-exploitation thrillers as "Terror Train," "New Year's Evil," and Craven's own "A Nightmare on Elm Street."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The old-world-meets-new mesh is incarnated in the movie's soundtrack, a joyful effusion of disco Bollywood that, by the end of Monsoon Wedding, sent my spirit soaring out of the theater.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A buoyant, funny, and disarmingly humane comedy of beautiful losers in revolt.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    After a while, a didactic overdeliberateness seeps into Noé's design, but there's no doubt that he's a new kind of dark film wizard: a poet of apocalyptic shock.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The film may be bloody, but it's also bloody gorgeous: a grandly fetishized epic of cinematic aggression. It's a tale of vengeance that hinges on Tarantino's love of ferocity as spectacle -- his immersion in action and exploitation, his addiction to the jazzy catharsis of junk-film kicks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    This is the richest role Paltrow has had since ''Shakespeare in Love,'' and she rises to the challenge. She digs deep into Plath's mercurial nature, giving us a Sylvia who's fiercely independent and alive yet burdened with demons of insecurity that bubble up in a rage.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Using newsreel footage, clips of artistic propaganda (e.g., joyful proletarian farm ballets), and interviews with survivors, the movie draws us into the annihilating fervor of an era in which purge followed upon purge, in escalating waves of terror and control.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Has a fractured fairy-tale charm, even if it isn't a nonstop laugh riot.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    On the eve of Wuornos' 2002 execution, Broomfield digs deep into her abusive hell of a background (beatings, incest, sleeping homeless in the frozen Michigan woods) as well as her quasi-psychotic defense mechanisms.