Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
MSN Movies , Premiere Magazine , RogerEbert.com , Some Came Running
Total Reviews:
645
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 645
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 48% Stalingrad (2014) " I'd recommend it just for the window it provides into popular entertainment on the other side of the world." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 28, 2014
2/4 29% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Costner deserves better, and the fact that he doesn't phone it in here indicates that he thinks maybe so do you." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/4 29% Pompeii (2014) " The action scenes are choice, and once the clouds of ash and shooting fire and churning seas start up, "Pompeii" achieves a momentum that most sensationalist studio fare can't touch." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2/4 53% Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014) " Given the substance that was already inherent in the material, it seems wasteful for the filmmakers to discard it for the sake of one more guns-cocked standoff." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/4 85% The New Black (2014) " If you're looking for insight, context, poignancy, the movie does offer all of the above." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " An ostensibly mindless entertainment that doesn't content itself with mere sensationalism but goes out of its way to insult whatever intelligence the audience might have." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1.5/4 —— Someone Marry Barry (2014) " Various catastrophes ensue, although hilarity does not." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1.5/4 13% Brightest Star (2014) " This is a movie that so privileges the perspective of the good-looking foofy-haired white male that it makes you understand the absolutely pejorative aspect of the term "heteronormative."" — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.5/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " The movie is straightforward, brisk, engaging, and sometimes even moving." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 31, 2014
1/4 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " A grievously ill-advised motion picture on every level ..." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 24, 2014
1.5/4 35% Summer in February (2014) " It's sad when a movie that aspires to tell a sad, even tragic, story can't quite connect, and lies there inert on the screen instead of galvanizing or even stirring emotions the way it means to." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " A pretty suspenseful, largely engaging, and hardly ever too-over-the-top spy thriller." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/4 18% Ride Along (2014) " If you're a fan of pint-size motormouth Kevin Hart's stand-up comedy, you're likely to have fun with this. Just don't go looking for a motion picture with credible characters or an overly involving story." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/4 17% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014) " Meh and double meh on this movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " I hated, hated, hated this movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3.5/4 94% Her (2013) " One of the most engaging and genuinely provocative movies you're likely to see this year, and definitely a challenging but not inapt date movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 18, 2013
2/4 20% The Last Days On Mars (2013) " It really isn't even a bad movie, or a bad movie of its sort. It's just not good enough to really distinguish itself." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
4/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " "Inside Llewyn Davis" is the most satisfyingly diabolical cinematic structure that the Coens have ever contrived, and that's just one reason that I suspect it may be their best movie yet." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
1/4 28% Charlie Countryman (2013) " It's a thoroughly queasy pastiche of magic-realism/coming-of-age/romantic-thriller/bloody-Chiclets nonsense (and when I say "nonsense" I am substituting a much stronger word)." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) " For much of its running time the movie is grab-you-by-the-back-of-the-neck immediate; in its last third particularly, the bite-your-lip moments of suspense and tension mount to the extent that you may well draw blood." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " "Dallas Buyers Club" takes a more elliptical, near-poetic approach to the lives it portrays than the viewer might expect from this kind of movie." — RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " ... the execution is pretty lively, irreverent, visually engaging, and every now and then almost actually witty." — MSN Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3 67% Turbo (2013) " the movie seems to understand its own near-abject ridiculousness ... without getting overly nudge-nudge wink-wink ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Jul 19, 2013
4/5 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) " 'I'm So Excited' is bursting with color, sass and sexiness ... it maintains a light feel throughout." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
2/5 50% White House Down (2013) " 'White House Down' is, at certain moments, a good time in spite of itself. I, for one, was certainly glad when it was over." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 28, 2013
3/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " ... the movie definitely struck a chord with the crowd I saw it with ... (with) a climax that brings bromance back ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2013
4/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Even though some of the attempts at gravitas don't work, the movie does make you believe that a flying man in tights is a thing of scary awe." — MSN Movies
Posted Jun 12, 2013
2/5 64% Epic (2013) " A 3D eco-fantasy whose mantra-like insistence that we're all connected by nature is one of the main things that underscores the abject insincerity of the sentiment as the movie articulates it, "Epic" is very nearly epic in its stifling mediocrity. " — MSN Movies
Posted May 24, 2013
4.5/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) " the actual give-and-take between the characters is uncomfortably emotionally accurate, which means it will make an excellent, if challenging, date movie for both new and old couples. " — MSN Movies
Posted May 24, 2013
4.5/5 26% Erased (2013) " 'Frances Ha' is the most purely enjoyable and sweet-tempered movie the exceptionally talented Baumbach has made his nearly two decades as a director. " — MSN Movies
Posted May 17, 2013
3.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " What this movie does with a not-unfamiliar-to-some story is pretty clever, and the incarnation of a classic villain by British cheekbone virtuoso Benedict Cumberbatch is vivid and engaging." — MSN Movies
Posted May 15, 2013
4/5 50% Pain & Gain (2013) " Behind the lunatic corruption of Pain And Gain there's a kind of monstrous clarity. Do with it what you will." — MSN Movies
Posted Apr 25, 2013
3/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " When it comes to big and loud, this is the movie to beat for at least this week; what makes it entertaining is its unabashed wallow in these qualities ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2013
4/5 92% Gimme The Loot (2013) " ... 'Gimme the Loot' isn't the kind of film where a lot happens, but that's it's small-scale magic ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3.5/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " ... 'Spring Breakers' is a gas to look at and to hear, and it's easily Korine's most successfully sustained work."" — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2013
2/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " ... the action is often not unengaging, and Butler's better at swinging for faux Bruce Willis ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2013
4/5 38% Admission (2013) " If Fey ends up making movies as good as this one over the next few years, television's loss will have been cinema's gain, for real." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3.5 80% Ginger & Rosa (2013) " ... it's the way that Fanning and Englert animate their characters that makes the movie special." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2.5 36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) " ... has its share of engaging-to-great bits, including, truth to tell, one gag performed by Carrey that made me laugh louder and longer ... but it falls kind of flat as a complete moviegoing experience." — MSN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2013
4.5/5 82% Like Someone in Love (2013) " ... it ratchets up to one of the most galvanic and disturbing visions Kiarostami has ever concocted" — MSN Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3.5/5 93% No (2013) " 'No' is never a drag to watch, but paradoxically enough, its self-imposed cinematic restraints inhibit it from selling itself as effectively as it might have. " — MSN Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2013
3/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " ...a new vision of witchery that is more playful, coherent and intelligent. If you're thinking a deep-fried, more hormonally charged Harry Potter, that's not it, but it's close to the intention at least." — MSN Movies
Posted Feb 14, 2013
1/5 32% Gangster Squad (2013) " 'So it's a shame that "Gangster Squad" is nothing like a good old-fashioned gangster picture. While it's a period piece that clearly relishes its evocation of neon-bright Los Angeles in 1949, it's hardly old-fashioned. And it's no good at all ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Jan 9, 2013
3/5 79% Quartet (2013) " As for Hoffman's direction, the aforementioned montage notwithstanding, it's unobtrusive but not invisible ... and the ending is pretty much perfect." — MSN Movies
Posted Jan 8, 2013
2.5/5 52% Promised Land (2013) " One of several ways this ... picture falls short is in trying to sell a personal-salvation story as a salve to the conundrum it presents." — MSN Movies
Posted Jan 2, 2013
2/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) " Genre-movie-mad writer-director Quentin Tarantino's foray into Western World is a pretty grave disappointment." — MSN Movies
Posted Jan 2, 2013
3/5 70% Les Misérables (2012) " ... Jackman, who should get a Nobel Prize for the way he carries pretty much the whole undertaking on his shoulders, so protean and virile is his singing and acting throughout." — MSN Movies
Posted Jan 2, 2013
3/5 43% On the Road (2012) " This, and a certain lack of what one could call narrative thrust, makes 'On the Road' a strange, diffuse experience, offering occasional glimpses of genuine beauty ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
4/5 70% Not Fade Away (2012) " This may color my enthusiasm somewhat. Still, I like to think I was mostly taken in by the wonderful cast and Chase's fond and generous evocation of another time, another place. " — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3.5/5 51% This is 40 (2012) " 'This Is 40' isn't without flaws, it moves along nicely, and while it doesn't boast ... it does manage to be very consistently funny in a way that makes dramatic sense." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/5 38% The Guilt Trip (2012) " Streisand and Rogen have expert instincts, and their interplay is a pleasure to watch. And the movie is surprisingly gentle in its application of conventional movie wisdom and avoidance of easy gross-out humor." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 19, 2012
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