Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

MSN Movies , Premiere Magazine , , Some Came Running
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Showing 51 - 100 of 633
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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." —
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2/4 17% The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2014) " Meh and double meh on this movie." —
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " I hated, hated, hated this movie." —
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." —
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." —
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." —
Posted Dec 6, 2013
1/4 27% 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)." —
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." —
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." —
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 55% 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 81% 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
5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " As disturbing as it often is to watch, it's so rife with sheer cinematic material that it's likely to reward multiple viewings." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2012
3.5/5 64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) " I found that it provided a pretty convincingly immersive experience, and I look forward to the technology's evolution/refinement. Which I guess also means I look forward to the next two installments of the trilogy." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 12, 2012
1/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) " 'Hyde Park on Hudson' is one of the most bizarrely muddled prestige pictures in recent memory." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2/5 4% Playing for Keeps (2012) " 'Playing for Keeps' wants to run and kick feel-good moments through the goalposts, but it limps and wheezes from the opening faceoff until its final whistle, with a lot of effort expended to earn, and make, very few points." — MSN Movies
Posted Dec 6, 2012
4/5 75% Killing Them Softly (2012) " And at the end, when that character collides head on with the election theme Dominik tends to overstate throughout, it all leads up to a punch line so thoroughly anti-inspirational and mordantly funny and just about perfect ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 28, 2012
1.5/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) " 'Hitchcock' is the 'JFK' of movies about moviemaking, but at least Oliver Stone had the excuse of Jim Garrison's "findings" to hang his loony fiction on. " — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 19, 2012
3.5/5 87% Life of Pi (2012) " ... the movie handles an alternate version of the story, and its ramifications, in an almost shockingly perfunctory manner. Which I think, in the end, compromises what the story wants to convey." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 19, 2012
3.5/5 74% Rise of the Guardians (2012) " Mostly, the movie keeps things on the near side of fun, and pushes a not-entirely-insipid life perspective. The ratio of staggering craft to innocuous content brings this to a level of better-than-average-contemporary children's fare." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 19, 2012
5/5 90% Lincoln (2012) " It's the most remarkable movie Steven Spielberg has made in quite a spell, and one of the things that makes it remarkable is how it fulfills those expectations by simultaneously ignoring and transcending them." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 19, 2012
3.5/5 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " 'Silver Linings Playbook' is fun, sharp and sometimes moving, but it's not reinventing any kind of wheel." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2/5 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " The 'Twilight Saga' has no upmarket aspirations. Seeking neither critical applause or peer-review awards, these movies, like those of Tyler Perry, seek only to provide unabashed satisfaction to those who believe in their characters." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 16, 2012
1/5 63% Anna Karenina (2012) " ... the signal achievement of this version of 'Anna Karenina' is that it manages to use a world literary classic as the platform for nothing less than the longest Chanel ad ever. " — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 14, 2012
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