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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 88% Hannah Arendt (2013) "[Barbara Sukowa] invests Arendt with a steely fury, but the film, set during and after the 1961 trial of ex--Nazi official Adolf Eichmann, has an entertaining cocktail-banter superficiality. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2013
A- 91% √Čvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2013) "This sharp documentary tribute to Downey's bug-eyed, fulminating charisma - he was like a Nixon who'd let out his id - reveals the demons that drove him to fame, then dragged him down. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 2, 2013
B+ 93% Mother Of George (2013) "Gurira acts with fire and pride and, at times, a despair bordering on instability. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2013
A- 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) "Metallica, those thrash virtuosos of doom, get the grand 3-D opera they deserve: a godless-apocalypse-meets-Vegas spectacle, full of fireballs and electric chairs. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B+ 90% Inequality For All (2013) "Robert Reich, a secretary of labor under President Clinton, leads us through a sharp-eyed essay-meditation on the rising trend of income inequality. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 27, 2013
B+ 80% Don Jon (2013) "Gordon-Levitt proves a natural filmmaker, nimbly staging Jon's highly amusing Catholic confessions, along with porn montages that mimic the dopamine-charged editing of Requiem for a Dream. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2013
C+ 14% Baggage Claim (2013) "Baggage Claim is almost masochistically cheesy, with zero surprise. But Patton glides through it like Jennifer Aniston with a touch of Audrey Hepburn. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2013
83% TV Junkie (2013) "A mesmerizing documentary trip to hell. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2013
23% Devil's Knot (2014) "The movie sucks the audience into the power of the confessions, then shows us what really happened. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 18, 2013
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) "He has made a movie that the Louis Malle of Lacombe, Lucien, or the Truffaut of The 400 Blows, would have appreciated, an explicit look at how our humanity gets lost. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2013
66% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) "This is a movie made not with obligatory biopic beats but with verve and freedom, and offhand, I can't think of a better way to honor the genius of Hendrix " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2013
83% Begin Again (2014) "I'm glad, I seriously am, that John Carney wants to make deeply and embarrassingly sincere musical movies, and I hope he keeps on making them, but let's also hope he realizes that when it comes to Once, once was enough. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2013
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "12 Years a Slave is a movie about a life that gets taken away, and that's why it lets us touch what life is. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2013
34% Labor Day (2014) "I'm all for sincerity in filmmaking, but the quality that has defined Reitman's best movies - Up in the Air, Juno, and Thank You For Smoking - is audacity, and he really needs to get that back. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) "What's astonishing about the film is its hypnotic seamlessness - the way that the director, Alfonso Cuar√≥n, using special effects (and 3D) with a nearly poetic simplicity and command, places us right up there in space along with the people on screen. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 13, 2013
A- 89% The Trials Of Muhammad Ali (2013) "The saga of Ali's refusal to be drafted during Vietnam becomes a profile in courage -- a tale of shocking vilification and faith lost and found. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 12, 2013
A- 81% Prisoners (2013) "It's rooted in 40 years of Hollywood revenge films, yet it also breaks audacious new ground. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 9, 2013
37% The Fifth Estate (2013) "Feverishly edgy and exciting. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 9, 2013
B 36% Touchy Feely (2013) "Touchy Feely is minor, but these people are good company. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 5, 2013
C 31% Adore (2013) "Adore has the distinction of featuring some of the most laughable dialogue in any movie this year. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 4, 2013
B 67% Afternoon Delight (2013) "As the sweetly amoral tattooed-goddess-for-hire, Temple does her wiliest acting yet. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2013
B 43% Closed Circuit (2013) "It has a chillingly matter-of-fact cynicism that is very au courant. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 28, 2013
C 35% Passion (2013) "Passion turns into vintage De Palma - which is to say, the film seems almost engineered to get you giggling at the extravagance of its absurdity. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 28, 2013
C+ 78% The Grandmaster (2013) "The film, despite a few splendid fights, is a biohistorical muddle that never finds its center. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 21, 2013
A 99% Short Term 12 (2013) "The situation has a built-in heartbreak, but Cretton doesn't milk it. Instead, he lets each character strike a note of lived-in reality that is rarely found on screen. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 21, 2013
B+ 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) "The actors all blend terrifically, making this the film equivalent of great hang time. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 21, 2013
B- 30% Austenland (2013) "Russell plays Jane's scatterbrained romanticism with such underhanded charm that she goes a long way toward making the laughs seem pertly knowing, even when they come at Jane's expense. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 16, 2013
B 27% Jobs (2013) "I was surprised and frequently compelled by what a starkly honest portrait it is. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 15, 2013
B+ 68% Elysium (2013) "Elysium confirms the talent - for razory mayhem and shocking satire, for the crazed spectacle of future decay - that Blomkamp showcased in his amazing first feature, District 9. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 7, 2013
B+ 23% The Canyons (2013) "There is much ... noirish kink and duplicity on hand. But Schrader tries to find the human side of it all, and he scores with Lohan, who taps a vulnerability beneath her dissolution to remind you why she's still a movie star. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 31, 2013
C 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) "The trouble with this stunted sequel is that the doughy, blobby-hatted Smurfs are mostly window dressing for an abrasive slapstick bash built around a tiresome kidnap plot ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 31, 2013
93% The Spectacular Now (2013) "The Spectacular Now was adapted from a novel by Tim Tharp, and that's part of what accounts for its rich and exploratory psychological texture, but it's also not afraid of being an all-out teen movie. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 29, 2013
B+ 52% The To Do List (2013) "It captures how even when sex gets this purposeful, it's in a different way for girls than for boys. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 24, 2013
A 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "There's something cathartic about a contemporary film that's willing to explore madness as an expression of who a person really is. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 24, 2013
B 42% Red 2 (2013) "The best thing about RED 2, like its predecessor, is its lightness of tone. Too many movies with comic-book roots come on too seriously, even when the comics themselves have a loose, fast, jocular wit about them. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C- 40% Only God Forgives (2013) "It's a solemnly preposterous piece of designer revenge pulp, with actors who stand around bathed in red and blue light like David Lynch mannequins in between scenes of torture and murder. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 17, 2013
B 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) "In certain ways, Grown Ups 2 marks a return to classically Sandlerian infantile anarchy. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2013
A 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Coogler immerses us in this life, so that when it's cut short, you won't just weep, you'll cry out in protest. Fruitvale Station is great political filmmaking because it's great filmmaking, period. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 10, 2013
C 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) "The sort of movie that delivers too much too late and still manages to make it feel like too little. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 2, 2013
B 65% The Heat (2013) "The Heat is fresher than a lot of the male-centric movies it takes off from, because there's little about aggressive guy banter that hasn't been worn to the ground by Hollywood. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2013
C- No Score Yet Some Girls: Live In Texas '78 Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2013
C 74% Despicable Me 2 (2013) "By the end, every child in the audience will want his or her own monster-minion toy. Adults will just regret the way that Despicable Me 2 betrays the original film's devotion to bad-guy gaiety. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2013
C- 63% Byzantium (2013) "The best thing in the movie is Arterton's sultry, claw-baring turn, but mostly it's a rudderless riff on Let the Right One In. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2013
C- 54% Some Girl(s) (2013) "The things that once made Neil LaBute's movies seem like tossed grenades - the loutish protagonists, the sadism toward women - now come off as more dated than scandalous. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2013
B- 48% I'm So Excited! (2013) "The actors are charming, but the movie is like a helium balloon with a leak in it. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 26, 2013
A- 67% World War Z (2013) "[It] may be the most entertaining and accomplished zombie thriller since George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead ... " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2013
B 34% The Internship (2013) "A pleasant collection of mild laughs. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2013
A 83% This Is the End (2013) "It's the wildest screen comedy in a long time, and also the smartest, the most fearlessly inspired, and the snort-out-loud funniest. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 5, 2013
C+ 11% After Earth (2013) "The movie takes off from a concept as basic as a videogame, and it sticks to that concept, without surprise. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 31, 2013
B 50% Now You See Me (2013) "The actors, including Morgan Freeman as an anti-showman devoted to revealing the magicians' secrets, look like they're having so much fun that you can forgive the periodic arbitrariness of it all. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 30, 2013
91% Nebraska (2013) "A whimsical minor addition to the Payne canon. " ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 29, 2013
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