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Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Glenn Kenny's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): MSN Movies, New York Times, Premiere Magazine,, Vanity Fair

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 22% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "A bloody mess, and a needlessly loud one as well. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/4 93% Censored Voices (2015) ""A society that won't tell itself the truth [...] is in big trouble," says one of the interviewees. The words have perhaps never been more true. And not just for Israel, as the movie implies. " ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2/4 50% Altered Minds (The Red Robin) (2015) "It's all in the service of what turns out to be a find-what-the-filmmaker-has-hidden narrative riddle, a pretty well executed one when all is said and done, but a not terribly memorable one either. " ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2015
82% Very Semi-Serious (2015) "Bouncing briskly between an intimate look at the magazine's cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, and profiles of prominent cartoonists (Roz Chast is the first woman to show up, 20 minutes in), the movie covers a lot. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 59% Legend (2015) "Right off the bat it's a muddle because of Helgeland's slavish devotion to Martin Scorsese, a bad thing to display when you don't have Scorsese's chops. " ‐
Posted Nov 19, 2015
No Score Yet Harold And Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story "The inside-baseball stuff walks hand in hand with a great romance, and this movie winds up being a rather wonderful paradox on the face of it: an educational tearjerker. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Nov 18, 2015
100% Democrats (2015) "Both inspiring and upsetting, "Democrats" is, finally, a film that deserves to be called "necessary." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
3/4 42% The 33 (2015) "This unabashedly crowd-pleasing movie gets to its uplifting but also somewhat disquieting conclusion and coda (which, as is the custom these days, introduces the audience to the real-life miners) with its integrity intact. " ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2015
100% Moana "The imagery, in scenes that always unfold slowly, is truly startling, particularly given that the film is almost 90 years old. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1.5/4 20% Lost in the Sun (2015) "Thanks to the excellent if a little on the obviously-pictorial-side cinematography by Robert Barocci, you've seen some lovely vistas on the way to indifference. " ‐
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/4 99% Brooklyn (2015) "If I may be utterly, unabashedly frank, I admit that the first time I saw this picture I started crying about forty minutes in and never really stopped. They were not all sad tears, I hasten to add. " ‐
Posted Nov 4, 2015
100% Out 1, Noli Me Tangere "Mr. Rivette's movie delivers an experience that is deeply satisfying precisely because it's kind of exhausting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2015
2.5/4 96% The Armor Of Light (2015) "This movie pokes its camera eye into about a dozen distinct forms of controversy. And yet "The Armor of Light" is a calm, measured, and very visually attractive film ... " ‐
Posted Oct 30, 2015
82% The Royal Road (2015) "Appreciation of "The Royal Road" will depend a lot on your tolerance for ... oddly glib pronouncements. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2.5/4 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "It might be possible to make a good movie out of a cross between Mike Nichols' "Primary Colors" and Costa-Gavras' "Z," but "Our Brand Is Crisis," directed by David Gordon Green in a seeming attempt to do something along those lines, is not that movie. " ‐
Posted Oct 29, 2015
2/4 27% Burnt (2015) "Yet another redemption story of the Destructive Genius, whom the audience is supposed to be compelled to like in spite of himself, and who begins his journey with a list of things he's not supposed to indulge in. " ‐
Posted Oct 29, 2015
60% The Looking Glass (2015) "The fact that the film's most resonant and likable portions are those in which nothing actually happens almost too nicely encapsulates why "The Looking Glass" falls sadly flat throughout much of its running time. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2/4 43% The Diabolical (2015) "None of the elements-the scary stuff, the psychological drama, the family-dynamic crises-really deliver the wallop necessary to provide truly memorable horror fare. " ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
No Score Yet Jane B. par Agnès V. (Jane B. for Agnes V.) (1987) ""Jane B. par Agnès V." is an exemplary feminist work, one in which two female artists, self-aware but hardly self-conscious, create beauty by exchanging notes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
100% Field Niggas "None of these faces and bodies belong to actors, but it won't do to call this powerful film a documentary. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/4 74% Goosebumps (2015) "The movie is breezy and fun, offering thrills for kids and a nicely nostalgic matinee vibe for adults. " ‐
Posted Oct 15, 2015
2.5/4 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) "The movie ambles along amiably enough for a while; it's better if you are a fan of one or more members of the cast. " ‐
Posted Oct 9, 2015
32% Knock Knock (2015) ""Knock Knock" ends on a not entirely satisfactory note, but delivers a pretty mean genre wallop getting there (with almost zero gore). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
2/4 79% Northern Soul (2015) "Where this movie comes up short is in bringing any kind of real life to its bildungsroman side. " ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/4 95% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) "More frustrating than beguiling or provocative. " ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2015
4% Shanghai (2015) "You might be forgiven for expecting either an unfairly squelched masterpiece or an unholy mess. The movie is neither, although it falls closer to the mess side of the table. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015
73% A Christmas Horror Story "The picture can be wholly recommended only to not-too-demanding horror junkies who've been successfully nurturing their inner adolescents since the late 1970s. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/4 75% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "The movie winds up being-to put it kindly-mildly intellectually satisfying while entirely emotionally flat. " ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2015
2.5/4 86% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "It's an engaging and entertaining film, filled with funny anecdotes expertly related. " ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2015
51% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "The whole thing is amiable and colorful and surprisingly low on body-function gags. It may not kill you to take your kids. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/4 60% The Intern (2015) "The most genuinely enjoyable and likable movie that Meyers-a longtime writer and producer before taking up directing-has put her name to since, oh, I don't know, 1984's "Irreconcilable Differences." " ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/4 73% Everest (2015) "In spite of the excellent technical work and the efforts of a first-rate cast, "Everest" did not exhilarate or scare me as much as leave me flatly sad. " ‐
Posted Sep 18, 2015
40% Equals "This is a movie that really nails the seemingly oxymoronic phrase "profoundly dumb." " ‐
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/4 95% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "A domestic comedy-drama that starts off from a fairly pat premise but builds strength over the course of its careful, empathetic, and crafty unpeeling of its characters. " ‐
Posted Aug 28, 2015
1.5/4 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "Friends shouldn't let friends pay money to see "We Are Your Friends." " ‐
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/4 97% Being Evel (2015) "It doesn't illuminate the guy's character beyond what's obvious. Nor does it bestow much depth upon Knievel. " ‐
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/4 38% She's Funny That Way (2015) "Too many times the characters in this movie sprint across the line separating quirky charm from know-somethingish affectation, and then stay on the wrong side of it. " ‐
Posted Aug 21, 2015
3.5/4 91% Grandma (2015) "I walked into a screening of the film a mild skeptic, and I left nearly in tears, and grateful for where writer-director Paul Weitz and a remarkable cast led by Lily Tomlin took me. " ‐
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ""The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is only intermittently engaging and amusing, and those portions of the movie that succeed are also frustrating. " ‐
Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/4 72% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "If I'm complaining about this movie a lot for one I'm deeming better than fair, it's because I was frustrated by how its first-rate ingredients, Binoche chief among them, somehow failed to create a spectacular end result. " ‐
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 27% The Runner (2015) "These plot elements, and the actors, have all the makings of a truly juicy and thought-provoking political melodrama. So it's dispiriting to see filmmaker Stark create such a weird, jagged hash out of them. " ‐
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/4 65% Ricki And The Flash (2015) ""Music is the healing power of the universe," Albert Ayler said. I kind of believe him. I reckon that Demme believes him too. But not the way it's depicted here. " ‐
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1/4 27% Vacation (2015) ""Vacation" is, minute to minute, one of the most repellent, mean-spirited gross-out comedies it's ever been my squirmy displeasure to sit through. " ‐
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/4 41% Dark Was The Night (2015) ""Dark Was The Night" is a horror movie, a creepy and atmospheric and sometimes blood-soaked horror movie, and it's got a good amount going for it. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/4 15% Big Significant Things (2015) "Honestly, I think I've had enough of American Male Existential Crisis in film, period. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2.5/4 34% The Ardor (2015) "As good-looking as the movie and its stars are, "Ardor," whose title refers to a literal state of burning, never manages to catch fire. " ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "Strong and upsetting. " ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "It's delightful and almost miraculous the way this movie manages to work as a comic heist picture on a huge scale, and with a comic science-fiction picture blended into it...while managing to cohere to the whole, you know, Marvel thing. " ‐
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/4 73% What We Did on Our Holiday (2015) "It's not what you'd call "major" cinema, but it's a breezy entertainment, particularly if you're a fan of one or more of the cast members. " ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 77% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "While it may not represent entirely accurate history, it depicts a set of values and actions the filmmaker clearly holds dear, and does so with commendable engagement. " ‐
Posted Jul 3, 2015
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