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Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% 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
3/4 76% 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 96% 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
76% 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 88% 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
54% 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 72% 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 96% 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 39% 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 64% 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 44% 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 14% 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 33% 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 96% The Look of Silence (2015) "Strong and upsetting. " ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 80% 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 78% 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
1.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "While the first film offered, by my casual recollection, almost two dozen belly laughs, this one barely registers four. " ‐
Posted Jun 25, 2015
1.5/4 38% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "To get at the heart of what's wrong with "The Face of an Angel" all you need to do is consider the professional stones it takes to adapt the Amanda Knox case into yet another movie about the existential/amorous crises of a white male filmmaker. " ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
1.5/4 26% Burying the Ex (2015) "Even masters have their off days ... and Dante's new picture, "Burying The Ex," seems to have been made over the course of quite a few of them. " ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3/4 70% The Wanted 18 (2015) "While Shomali resists easy cynicism while seeming to have almost every excuse to indulge it, he doesn't try to craft a hopeful parable out of his material either. " ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/4 0% The 11th Hour (2015) "I found this a less-than-fulfilling cinematic experience. But I have to give Morgenthaler credit for what we used to call "moxie"-whatever the hell he's doing, or thinks he's doing, he's fully committed to it ... " ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2015
1/4 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "A better name for this movie would maybe be "The Ghastly Ones." " ‐
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 95% We Are Still Here (2015) "More than a mere homage, "We Are Still Here" is the kind of movie you wish you could take back in time with you and project in your favorite 42nd Street grindhouse. " ‐
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3/4 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "A story that's hair-raisingly watchable and frequently moving, regardless of what you believe you might already know of Wilson's life. " ‐
Posted Jun 5, 2015
1/4 0% Unfreedom (2015) "As accomplished and committed as most of the cast is, one doesn't so much find affinity with the characters they play as feel bad that they were compelled to enact such ugly movements. " ‐
Posted May 29, 2015
3/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "The action is bracing, Johnson's performance is solid and, within its extremely narrow parameters, entirely convincing, and Gugino and Daddario are both gritty and attractive. The result is a pretty exemplary popcorn movie. " ‐
Posted May 28, 2015
2.5/4 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) "The subject matter increasingly suggests a kind of cross between "Man On Wire" and "Grizzly Man," but unlike "Grizzly Man" director Werner Herzog, director Strauch has little interrogative spirit. There's no interest in exploring Boenish's contradictions. " ‐
Posted May 22, 2015
3.5/4 92% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) ""I'll See You In My Dreams" is notable for its tempered sweetness and never on-the-nose wisdom. It makes genuine cinematic hay of scenarios that 99 out of one hundred other filmmakers would play for cheap look-at-the-old-people laughs. " ‐
Posted May 15, 2015
2.5/4 67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "This movie, as it happens, is a comedy, but it's a frequently grisly one, and one that makes rollicking fun of a lot of dark Swedish preoccupations. " ‐
Posted May 8, 2015
1.5/4 49% The D Train (2015) "The movie goes for grin-and-cringe-inducing, and instead achieves "excruciating." " ‐
Posted May 8, 2015
2/4 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "As a movie, "Hot Pursuit" can barely be said to exist. " ‐
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/4 81% Far from Men (2015) "Something of a Distinguished Slog. " ‐
Posted May 1, 2015
2.5/4 45% Adult Beginners (2015) "If you're a big booster of any of the lead actors (I'm something of a Cannavale partisan myself), this will be worth your time. " ‐
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 79% 24 Days (2015) "[It] has a more upsetting dimension than most suspense dramas as it's based on a true story, a story that touches on issues still roiling France today. " ‐
Posted Apr 24, 2015
C 38% Silent Tongue (1994) "The lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 21, 2015
2.5/4 75% Alex of Venice (2015) "The movie's quirky setting pays off dividends where you least expect them. At such moments, the movie's humanism finally seems unforced, and everything is the better for that. " ‐
Posted Apr 17, 2015
1.5/4 44% True Story (2015) ""True Story" spends much of its 90 minutes trying to figure out just what it is. " ‐
Posted Apr 16, 2015
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