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Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny
Glenn Kenny's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, Premiere Magazine, RogerEbert.com, MSN Movies, Vanity Fair

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 89% From Nowhere (2017) From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 87% My Name Is Emily (2017) My Name Is Emily is in many respects an average and in several respects a kind of clichéd and frayed coming-of-age movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 32% Fist Fight (2017) A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the early 21st century.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% How Heavy This Hammer (2015) Whatever investigation it's attempting, the movie is leaden in its pacing - the first 15 minutes feel like an hour - and its constricted shooting style, practically all hand-held almost close-ups, is transparent in its contrivance of realism.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
100% Keep Quiet (2017) Even if you are unmoved by Mr. Szegedi's personal story (I found him somewhat sympathetic), what "Keep Quiet" tells us about its larger themes is upsettingly pertinent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Island Funeral (Maha samut lae susaan) (2017) As mesmerizing as it is tense.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
100% Kedi (2017) The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
84% A United Kingdom (2017) It's Mr. Oyelowo who truly makes "A United Kingdom" a deeper, more rewarding film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) The movie never builds enough momentum, emotional or narrative, to get the viewer on its side.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1/4 57% War on Everyone (2017) So hackneyed, tired, labored and overstuffed with contempt not only for all of its targets but also its own self that one gets the feeling that the talented Mr. McDonagh has gone mad with rage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 42% Youth in Oregon (2017) Is this all well-acted? It certainly is, especially by Langella. But all things being equal, I'd prefer to see him in a revival of The Man Who Came To Dinner.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
67% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017) To a great extent "This Is Everything" seems to follow an agenda set by them in tandem with the movie's subject, which is largely commendable in its pitch for acceptance and against bigotry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
83% Chapter & Verse (2017) The movie's wide-screen framing, ruthless plot reversals and say-what-you-mean writing sometimes recall a master of socially conscious cinema from another era, Sam Fuller. But this is a picture with its own strong voice.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
69% Dark Night (2017) The wordplay of the title is sufficiently egregious that a potential viewer is apt to think, "Well, if it got a distributor, it has to be better than that." It is not.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
77% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) Mr. Naharin is an intriguing figure. But "Mr. Gaga" is a scattered and somewhat confused film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/4 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) A beautiful and harrowing movie, the first of the bad-news-for-humanity documentaries to be released in the states this year. Drink up!‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
1.5/4 34% A Dog's Purpose (2017) The tonal weirdness and the philosophical fallacies and the general level of treacle did not sit very well with me. Then again, I have to admit I'm really more of a cat person.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet S is for Stanley (2017) For Kubrick enthusiasts, this picture will provide a fun and sometimes moving fix.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
67% The Age of Consequences (2017) The information here is compelling and frightening, but the movie is ham-handed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This is, I think, the weakest picture in the franchise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 69% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) The movie's irreverence is in certain respects commendable, but its po-faced attempts at cinematic philosophizing are transparently stilted.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
1/4 42% Detour (2017) Neither narrative is particularly compelling, but the road trip one has an edge, because travel's always fun.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
2.5/4 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The plot, with its multiple double-crosses and 'this group must somehow form a you-know-what' plot beats, could have been written on the back of a cocktail napkin.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
76% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Mr. Rocha Minter, who is in his 20s, has obvious filmmaking talent, but he is also, to judge by this evidence, a sensationalist dilettante with a mean streak.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
91% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) This is a cogent, accessible cinematic delineation of an increasingly crucial problem.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
No Score Yet Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (2010) The movie is a worthy time capsule and a must for Cohen devotees.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
94% Strike a Pose (2017) Beyond the personal stories, the movie frames the tour and "Truth or Dare" as landmarks in the push for gay rights and awareness, and makes a convincing case.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/4 91% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Green is on to his own thing, and while it takes some getting used to, it ultimately provides big rewards both in entertainment (I found it reliably warm and funny) and Stuff with a Capital S.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
22% The Bye Bye Man (2017) This horror movie has a hook that's sharper than it sounds.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
No Score Yet Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray (2017) The movie shows the great variety of Murray's always vivid, colorful work, and culminates with a triumph not just for Murray but also, as the film takes pains to point out, for women in American art: a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
1/4 52% The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017) Well-crafted up to a point. But the end to which it is crafted is utterly useless.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
83% Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016) He tells his audience, "Always keep the lines of communication with your antagonist open," because "if you're talking, you're not fighting."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
31% Railroad Tigers (2017) Beyond Mr. Chan's deft work here, "Railroad Tigers," directed by Ding Sheng, is kind of a mess.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) A meticulously composed movie, shot beautifully by Frederick Elmes; every frame is a beauty.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
86% Ocean Waves (Umi ga kikoeru) (2016) In its sensitivity and attention to detail, "Ocean Waves" makes itself into something special, and kind of magical, and so proves very much a Ghibli gem.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Despite its shortcomings, there are things about this film that are hard to shake; the movie's ultimate wisdom and overarching compassion make it very likely that you won't want to shake them, after all.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
73% Sing (2016) The aggregate effect is like aesthetic insulin shock, albeit from an artificial sweetener.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
18% Assassin's Creed (2016) For an ostensible action movie, the cast spends an awful lot of time standing around and looking lost. I can only guess that they were following their director's lead.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
80% Patriots Day (2017) "Patriots Day" works so well on a dramatic level that my qualms were silenced almost entirely from the start.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
1.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) Hits the most predictable beats while hammering its way to a conclusion that's as egregiously contrived and corny as it is predictable.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
1.5/4 24% Solace (2016) The directorial pyrotechnics keep Solace from "dragging" in a narrative sense; the very real boredom it nonetheless elicits is more existential. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
1/4 31% The Hollow Point (2016) There's literally nothing in this movie that feels like it arose from an impulse to either entertain or create art.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 95% Neruda (2016) Neruda is, like all the Larraín films I've seen, laudable in its ambitions and ultimately unsatisfying in its execution.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
86% Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) The beauty and absurdity (things also get harrowing) don't entirely compensate for the overheated romanticism in which the movie is grounded, but they do make "Two Lovers and a Bear" a nearly singular cinematic trek.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
29% Ghostland: The View of the Ju'Hoansi (2016) This is an engaging movie depicting some sympathetic people, and is ultimately worthwhile.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2.5/4 85% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson's career balanced depictions of the rich and famous with in-the-trenches risk-taking.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
88% On the Map (2016) The movie makes no attempt to engage any current situation, basking instead in a one-dimensional nostalgia.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
.5/4 45% Pet (2016) Pet sputters and pants its way to a kind of twist, one that's genuinely misogynist on the one hand but also too cretinous to be authentically repellent.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) The clichéd story line pursues turgidity with a relentless determination.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
60% Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio (2016) For all the talk from the founders about creativity and newness, nobody seems to notice that the artists occupying the space were for the most part coloring in the lines of thoroughly codified forms.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016