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 Oswald's Ghost
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Tigers I Have Known
Score distribution:
2,347 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Nearly four decades ago, Pontecorvo anatomized the very form of modern terrorist warfare: the hidden cells, the cultish leaders, the brutish cycle of attack and counterattack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The nature of silent comedy was to elevate its heroes into myths, but after ''Charlie'' I can't wait to see Chaplin's movies again, this time to glimpse the man on the other side of the icon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Branagh, chewing on a plummy Georgia accent, makes the divorced, boozing, and womanizing Magruder a smug yet touchingly vulnerable legal player.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Peter Berg's scandalous sick-joke thriller is packed with rude and clever twists, and it delves, with surprising force, into the hypocritical postures of corporate-era male bonding. The cast is terrific, especially Christian Slater.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The triumph of ''Spring, Summer'' is that even those of us who don't happen to be Buddhists can catch a glimpse of ourselves in the spinning wheel of hope, destruction, suffering, and bliss.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The rare commercial comedy that leaves you entranced by what can happen only in the movies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's wonderful to see a Japanese movie in which a samurai, for all his somber discipline and skill, is also a touching and complicated ordinary man.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Godzilla is still the most awesome of tacky movie monsters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Just when you're certain that Jarmusch is treading water with his borderline-tedious cleverness, something happens: Coffee and Cigarettes turns into a movie FULL of talk -- rich, supple, hilarious, masterfully orchestrated talk.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Has a rowdy, jumpin'-jive vivacity. It's not quite as emotionally rounded as ''Shrek'' was... but it's got heart and delirium in equal doses, as well as a firecracker rhythm all its own.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    If Linklater goes to a bit of an extreme here, it's in making both characters so intelligent and sincere, so ardent and giving, that they seem a little too good to believe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The beauty of Baadasssss! is the way Mario Van Peebles salutes his father's truth by coaxing it into legend.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Deconstructing Harry is Woody Allen's naughty-boy confessional movie, a disquietingly candid and funny portrait of a pathological narcissist.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Gliding from the physical to the metaphysical, Andersen reveals how films like ''Chinatown'' effectively remade the reality of Los Angeles, replacing history with myth in a way that now anchors the city more than that history itself does.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A smashingly effective documentary -- I found it more resonant than ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' -- yet to say that it's preaching to the converted would be generous; it's preaching to a microscopic sliver of the converted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    The fascination of Dig! is that it invites those of us who aren't alt-rock obsessives into the hive, yet it never feels like a dilettante's tour.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Painfully beautiful autobiographical kaleidoscope.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Ray
    As a musical biography, Ray is driven by the primal excitement of rock-and-soul at the moment of its discovery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    If the result is often as glib as the targets it's satirizing, it's also driven by a cruelly distilled joy. Wag the Dog is an ode to the thrill of deception, a thrill embodied in Hoffman's inspired performance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's a film noir that grows more potent as its secrets are revealed.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    An outrageously gorgeous spectacle of balletic aggression. At the same time, it offers something we rarely encounter in a whirling martial-arts extravaganza: a romantic passion that's woven into the very fabric of the action.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A movie of tough excitement and surprise, even grace.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    A singular and haunting experience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    It's not every comedy that can make you laugh with ridicule and cringe in empathetic horror at the same time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Like all courtroom dramas, A Few Good Men is gimmicky and synthetic. It's also an irresistible throwback to the sort of sharp-edged entertainment Hollywood once provided with regularity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Enchantingly witty.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Forget Devo, Nico, Bowie, or Beefheart: The most mesmerizing freak show in the history of rock & roll was Klaus Nomi.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    Told in a tricky flashback mode that's vivid even with a few too many temporal kinks, Don't Move is the sort of thing that Claude Chabrol was once praised for making with more pretension and a lot less less juice.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Owen Gleiberman
    All of Kung Fu Hustle is like that: You don't just watch it, you ride with it, laughing all the way.

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