For 1,228 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Kenny's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Big Fish
Lowest review score: 0 Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Score distribution:
1228 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    It is lively, fast paced, charming and funny, and it showcases an especially delightful comic performance from Belgian and French cinema stalwart Olivier Gourmet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    Their moment of resolution at the end is very moving, but the movie also testifies that while love and forgiveness can ameliorate suffering, it can’t really wipe it all away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    By the Grace of God is a rarity: An important film that’s also utterly inspired.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    While its mode of argumentation gets weaker as the standard-issue boy-meets-girl-meets-carpe-diem plot progresses, the appealing cast and brisk running time help “Jexi” not wear out its welcome.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Kenny
    If you’re one of those people who believes the Tarantino of today still needs to “grow up,” this movie will provide an oblique but vivid insight into how much worse things might have been.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Kenny
    If you want to make a movie that argues for stricter gun laws, or more conscientious nationwide mental health care, by all means go ahead. But this kind of morbid, witless scab-picking, capped by an oh-so-ironic choice of closing credits song, is worse than useless.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    Saint Laurent was essential to 20th-century culture, and Celebration shows the inevitable fading of glory as well as the enduring features of his life’s work.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Kenny
    As nostalgic twaddle goes, “Me and Phil and the New Wave Girl” (I mean Pretenders) initially feels like an innocuous treatment of the joys and sorrows of cinephilia and young love. The sort of thing concocted by men whose collegiate experience taught them little beyond how to turn self-serving reminiscences into middling indie movies. Soon, though, it descends into several discrete modes of misogyny.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Kenny
    The title of this movie proves unusually apt: You will figure out its climactic plot twist within the first 10 minutes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    Abominable is an exceptionally watchable and amiable animated tale.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    The Death of Dick Long, until it meanders into a semisincere dramatic dimension, manages to pack in a good number of laughs for a significant amount of time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Glenn Kenny
    Miike’s seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Glenn Kenny
    There’s a lot of crunch and dazzle here. While the overall tone is pitched to a teen demographic, the creative energy and the execution on display is consistently engaging.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Kenny
    If what you’re looking for are vulgar cartoons based on facile social stereotypes being awful to each other, Corporate Animals will fill the bill.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Kenny
    While the killings (replete with beheadings, dismemberments and more) are zestfully depicted — the director Adrian Grunberg has a way with pace and bloody impact to be sure — the picture overall is rote, mechanical.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Glenn Kenny
    If you’re a maven or even vaguely curious there’s a lot of production value to be derived here. The human story that the filmmakers want to drape over their atmosphere, though, never quite connects.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Glenn Kenny
    This is an exemplary, moving, show-don’t-tell record of family tenacity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Kenny
    Not even a month after the John Travolta travesty “The Fanatic” seemed to have secured the title of Worst Film of 2019, up comes this movie to overtake it. By several lengths.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    It’s frustrating to see such a sophisticated cinematic apparatus used in the service of such muddled half-ideas.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    The interactions between these real-life characters are here recalled with fondness and rue by the surviving participants. Taublieb’s approach is straightforward, but also a little pedestrian.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    The tale is a jolting one, and the superb players do justice to the emotional distress of its characters. But a surer directorial hand might have yielded a more resonant experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    The movie is at its most engaging when examining the near-monopolies controlling chicken farmers in the United States.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    As social commentary, Joker is pernicious garbage. But besides the wacky pleasures of Phoenix’s performance, it also displays some major movie studio core competencies, in a not dissimilar way to what “A Star Is Born” presented last year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Kenny
    Along the way there’s a scene of a secret meeting in a parking garage that’s more realistic, maybe, than the shadowy one in “All The President’s Men,” but not nearly as gripping. This problem persists throughout.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Kenny
    As it lumbers to its climax, the movie delineates the border that separates the merely stale from the genuinely rancid. For all the heavy lifting The Fanatic does, it winds up on the weaker side of the divide.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Kenny
    There are a good number of funny and pointed individual scenes and bit parts here (Alec Baldwin is droll as an inept therapist).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Kenny
    The gray skies under which Glavonic shoots, the unhurried takes in which he chronicles the drive, they put us with Vlada in an unmitigated way, the better to compel viewers to ask themselves what they would do in his position.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    The picture abounds with amazing landscapes and trenchant but quietly articulated commentaries on tourism and Jamaica’s other economies, or lack thereof, in this era.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    More than a few moments here are new, and real grabbers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Kenny
    The documentary also reminds viewers of why Friedkin has earned this tribute. For all his career ups and downs, he has remained devoted to making genuinely challenging and exciting work, and has succeeded more often than not. The documentary serves as a strong incitement to dig into it.

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