Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) " The terrific cast all delves into the material full-bore, which contributes to its peculiar resonance. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/4 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) " A thing of endless visual beauty that seems to partake in a kind of pictorial minimalism but finds staggering possibilities for beautiful variation within its ineluctable modality. It's a true work of art. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) " The story of a crusading reporter's determined search for truth, "Kill The Messenger" gains its not-inconsiderable power by not being the kind of movie that particular description might lead you to expect. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 10, 2014
2.5/4 38% The Liberator (2014) " "The Liberator" shoehorns the epic life of early 19th-century South American revolutionary Simón Bolivar into two hours of intermittently powerful cinema. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2.5/4 34% Two Night Stand (2014) " A slight but not-unengaging Young Person's Romantic Comedy ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2.5/4 11% Good People (2014) " It's engaging enough while one is watching it, but not distinctive enough to make it special, or, in this case, enthusiastically recommendable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 26, 2014
3.5/4 81% Tracks (2014) " Both an incredible (and occasionally harrowing) adventure and an uncompromising, tough character study ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/4 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " Besides being a dynamite thriller, it gives something not insubstantial as an extra. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 63% The Homestretch (2014) " "The Homestretch" invites you to empathize with its subjects, to worry with them, to laugh with them, to worry about them. It's engaging and compelling viewing. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3/4 59% My Old Lady (2014) " People who complain about the absence of genuine adult drama from cinema screens have an opportunity to put their monies where there mouths are here. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/4 89% Wetlands (2014) " An inventively sharp, briskly edited, spectacularly-acted post-adolescent coming-of-age story. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/4 68% God Help the Girl (2014) " The movie doesn't quite make it to two hours, but my patience was tried pretty much any point at which the movie went a long stretch without a song. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 5, 2014
3/4 65% Life Of Crime (2014) " Well worth seeing, particularly for Leonard people. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3.5/4 100% Level Five (2014) " Like every other film Marker made, it's an exemplary and resonant address on the life of the mind and the life outside of that one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " If you go in for allusive British humor that builds slowly from dry to uproarious, as executed by two absolute masters of the form, "The Trip To Italy" will work for you, I believe. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/4 8% After (2014) " Kind of irritating in is purposeful disingenuousness and determined challenges to plausibility. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/4 89% Calvary (2014) " Gleeson's performance is magnificent; sharp, compassionate, bemused, never not intellectually active. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/4 67% The Almost Man (2014) " My problem, finally, and this is something I rarely actually complain about, was that I didn't care. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " In many respects, "Guardians" ... is a fun and relatively fresh space Western. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2.5/4 51% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " Much of "Magic In The Moonlight" is a pleasure to experience, particularly if you're an aficionado of the sort of sophisticated, neurosis-laden romantic comedy that counts as one of Allen's specialties. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/4 0% Among Ravens (2014) " "Among Ravens" is, finally, a thoroughly noxious concoction. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/4 73% Alive Inside (2014) " Unfortunately, it's ... not a particularly good movie. In fact, at certain points it can be an actively annoying one. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/4 83% The Empty Hours (2014) " The movie has a small story but a big theme; the theme being experience, and it conveys the emotions and moods of its characters by taking things nice and slow. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/4 14% Rage (2014) " A dull, lifeless thing even in spite of its efforts, old-school grindhouse picture-style, to put an exploitation-nihilist spin on the dad-with-action-movie-skills-on-the-rampage boilerplate ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
3.5/4 80% Land Ho! (2014) " "Land Ho!" is both a small film and an unabashed wannabe crowd pleaser, but it's also one whose subtle capturing of behavior and longing resonates with clarity that stays with you. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2.5/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Confounding. But not without its thrills. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/4 100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step (2014) " Remarkably fluid and never lass than compellingly watchable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3.5/4 76% The Last Sentence (2014) " A remarkably full-bodied and frank character study that illuminates the old saw about the political being personal in a genuinely unusual way. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3.5/4 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " Rohmer had an almost uncanny knack for using the mercurial predilections of the young as a launching pad for smart but not oppressive philosophical observations. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 58% The Signal (2014) " Eubank's talent is not at all in doubt, and science-fiction mavens who embrace this picture will rightly be excited for whatever he turns to next. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 30% I Am I (2014) " People sometimes complain that flashy, ostentatious visual stylization takes them out of the movie; what took me out of this movie was its flat, lifeless, unimaginative and conventional visual style ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 13, 2014
1.5/4 54% Trust Me (2014) " Its perky poster notwithstanding, "Trust Me" is a putatively hard-edged comedy that promises to turn into something harder. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4 62% The Sacrament (2014) " Gives enough unsettling atmosphere and upsetting gut-level shock that this viewer didn't mind too much all the stuff he wasn't getting ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2.5/4 77% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " It's pretty entertaining and at times almost educational-Gordon's account of how, and why, he created the category of celebrity chef is a short course in modern-day branding, for better or worse. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
1/4 62% Filth (2014) " "Filth" demonstrates that contemporary filmmakers would do well to fine new ways of getting their hands dirty. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 30, 2014
1/4 10% The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) " Williams, of course, has been doing a gruff-turns-to-lovable schtick as opposed to any organic acting for more than half of his motion picture career, so his work here is what one might call dreadfully predictable. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 23, 2014
1.5/4 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " A movie that glories in the worst and most unexamined bourgeois-bohemian clichés ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 16, 2014
2/4 81% Fed Up (2014) " The information is arguably compelling, and disturbing, but something about the whole delivery mode turned me off. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 82% The Double (2014) " Within its first five minutes, "The Double" insists upon its bona fides with a will and makes you like it. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 9, 2014
2/4 58% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " The movie's main point of value is in Morton's performance. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
1.5/4 20% Warrior King 2 (The Protector 2) (2014) " Think about how bad the acting and plotting have to be in order to distill the impact of a Tony Jaa battle scene. If you know a little about Tony Jaa, that's kind of hard to imagine. I know. But trust me. Or don't. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 83% Belle (2014) " The movie is intelligently written and well-acted, but it doesn't sit all that comfortably between the two stools of Austenesque Romance and Socially Conscious Drama. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) " I squinted, I looked away, I sank in my seat, I shuddered. For this movie, that means "Mission Accomplished." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 91% Locke (2014) " The self-imposed minimalism of the conceit challenges Knight to make a compelling cinematic work. And it challenges the actor playing the title character more. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2.5/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) " I learned more about Steadman than I had known, and was glad to do so. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 31% The Girl and Death (2014) " The sort of movie in which one character will say "Love destroys everything; love is an illusion" to another character mere seconds after the two characters are introduced. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2.5/4 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " It's not really a home run, but as an aging urban dweller it hit some notes both antic and plangent for me. If you're a fan of any of the cast members it might well do the same for you. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1/4 7% Authors Anonymous (2014) " The only reason to watch this picture is for the novelty value of feeling bad for Chris Klein and/or Teri Polo. To each his own, but my recommendation is "pass." " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1.5/4 24% Goodbye World (2014) " None of these characters really work as either representations of ideologies or human beings, and none of their female counterparts, despite the fact that the movie was co-written by a woman, are convincing ... " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/4 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Cool stuff, and Law should get some kind of award in a "Most Shamelessly Enjoyable" acting category. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/4 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " All those looking for a new kick are advised to seek it out, but don't blame me for the headache with which you might leave the theater. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 28, 2014
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