Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
MSN Movies , Premiere Magazine , Some Came Running
Total Reviews:
607
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 607
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 44% 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 65% 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 48% 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
4.5/5 92% Skyfall (2012) " 'Quantum of Solace,' was a dour, dire letdown. This picture's a substantial bounce back, and easily the best Craig Bond picture. Emotional depth and all." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 13, 2012
3/5 13% Jack and Diane (2012) " "The Man With the Iron Fists" being a fairly satisfying slab of cinematic mayhem, particularly if seen in under conditions like the ones I describe from my younger days." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/5 78% A Late Quartet (2012) " The movie doesn't resolve on a sour note, but it takes the viewer along a too-familiar set of tones." — MSN Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2012
4/5 78% Flight (2012) " It is probably more than a little reductive to say that this movie is The Lost Weekend with highly superior special effects. But there's something to that, honestly." — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 31, 2012
2.5/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " It's kind of astonishing that for all its ambition and accomplishment, and for the ostensibly subversive philosophy it pushes, "Cloud Atlas" ends up being just another platitudinous overblown pummel-you-into-submission movie-machine." — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 25, 2012
1/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " Somebody got it wrong. A lot of people got it wrong. And the result is one of the most ridiculous, laughable ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/5 94% The Sessions (2012) " "The movie is neither short of, nor in the least bit coy about, sex and sex talk. It treats and presents both in a way that is entirely candid, frank ..."" — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/5 83% Seven Psychopaths (2012) " ... delights in pulling the rug out from under the audience ... in such cerebrally and cinematically exciting ways ..." — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 10, 2012
3.5/5 96% Argo (2012) " "'Argo' is quite a satisfactory impossible mission indeed."" — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 10, 2012
3.5/5 68% Wuthering Heights (2012) " ...a film that is always interesting but never entirely compelling. " — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3.5/5 43% The Paperboy (2012) " I'll give this to The Paperboy: It's never boring." — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) " I was nagged by the feeling that the main motivating force behind the film is to convey that its makers really, really, really love old-school horror movies. " — MSN Movies
Posted Oct 4, 2012
2/5 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " ...it never ends up being anything like a fully realized version of any of the movies it's lifting its jokes and/or tones from." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2012
2/5 45% Hotel Transylvania (2012) " The main reason I'm giving this a more favorable rating than my actual opinion of the movie would seem to call for is because the screening I attended also had a lot of kids in the audience, and most of them were relatively delighted." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2012
4.5/5 93% Looper (2012) " Good news: Not only is the smart, sexy, sophisticated but still slam-bang sci-fi action-thriller not dead, it's just gotten itself a potent shot in the arm by way of writer-director Rian Johnson." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 26, 2012
2/5 10% House at the End of the Street (2012) " Originality, or lack thereof, isn't really the movie's problem. Execution is. " — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) " The Eastwood/Adams interplay is absolutely great, laugh-out-loud funny a lot of the time and quietly moving when it needs to be." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2012
4.5/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " I found the ultimate 'statement' of Wallflower to be a humane and encouraging one that the movie manages to deliver without getting overly precious." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2012
2.5/5 78% Dredd (2012) " This isn't a bad movie version of 'Judge Dredd,' but it's also too little too late. " — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2012
1.5/5 16% Stolen (2012) " Stolen begins at overdetermined, makes a pit stop at outright sadistic and winds up in the parking garage of ridiculous even for a movie of this sort." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 15, 2012
5/5 85% The Master (2012) " Quite possibly the movie of the year, or the decade. " — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 10, 2012
4.5/5 73% Hello I Must Be Going (2012) " ... not just one of the finest indie releases of the year, but one of the sharpest and most moving and engaging movies of the year, period." — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 6, 2012
2/5 22% The Words (2012) " The problem is with the three nested stories themselves, which...are treacly variations on what a not-too-inventive Nicholas Sparks enthusiast might imagine to be Hemingway-esque. " — MSN Movies
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) " This isn't to say that there's not enough here, but just don't look for it all to add up. " — MSN Movies
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 40% The Possession (2012) " Nothing earthshaking, but a pretty scary night out..." — MSN Movies
Posted Aug 30, 2012
3/5 53% Little Birds (2012) " Little Birds is strong evidence of a real talent..." — MSN Movies
Posted Aug 27, 2012
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