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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
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
Posted Jan 17, 2017
86% 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
Posted Jan 17, 2017
3/4 90% 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
Posted Jan 13, 2017
27% The Bye Bye Man (2017) This horror movie has a hook that's sharper than it sounds. ‐ New York Times
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
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
Posted Jan 6, 2017
82% 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
Posted Jan 5, 2017
32% Railroad Tigers (2017) Beyond Mr. Chan's deft work here, "Railroad Tigers," directed by Ding Sheng, is kind of a mess. ‐ New York Times
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
Posted Dec 27, 2016
92% 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
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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
70% Sing (2016) The aggregate effect is like aesthetic insulin shock, albeit from an artificial sweetener. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 20, 2016
17% 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
Posted Dec 20, 2016
79% 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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 96% Neruda (2016) Neruda is, like all the Larraín films I've seen, laudable in its ambitions and ultimately unsatisfying in its execution. ‐ RogerEbert.com
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
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
Posted Dec 13, 2016
2.5/4 84% 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
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
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
Posted Dec 2, 2016
46% The Duelist (Duelyant) (2016) The clichéd story line pursues turgidity with a relentless determination. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
No Score Yet 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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
11% Man Down (2016) Mr. Montiel may have had honorable intentions in creating this movie. But what he made is neither a viable work of art nor an effective call to action. It's a sadistic and ghoulish spectacle. ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
50% Sky On Fire (Chongtian huo) (2016) This is a Hong Kong action picture in the classical mode, balancing mayhem with sentimentality, offering up bone-crunching and jaw-dropping set pieces, and pulling out all the stops ... ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 95% Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016) Writer/director Ma handles the conundrums with brisk assurance, shooting the drama with a documentary realism that he punctuates with enigmatic views of forests undulating in the wind. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 30, 2016
91% Always Shine (2016) "Always Shine" is a deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent containing commentary on sexism and self-idealization that's provocative, and sometimes disturbing. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
94% Baden Baden (2016) "Baden Baden" does make a pertinent statement, one rare in movies today: that being ostensibly aimless in your mid-20s not only isn't the worst thing in the world, but it can also be kind of fun. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
78% Evolution (2016) It's an impeccable, creepy and genuinely transporting movie. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/4 83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) The movie is very good at revealing and expanding upon how this reluctant actor became such a masterful one. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) This sequel actively devalues the compassion-on-the-knife-edge-of-misanthropy that distinguished the original in favor of a mainstream gross-out cartoon. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 23, 2016
1.5/4 0% Life on the Line (2016) This is one of those "based on true events" movies that give you the distinct feeling that the true events deserved better. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 18, 2016
71% Bleed For This (2016) This is a boxing movie that actually gets boxing. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
No Score Yet Ne me quitte pas (2013) Soberingly adept at portraying the tedium of drunken life. Whether it actually avoids emulating said tedium depends on how engaging you find its two stooges. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
90% Uncle Howard (2016) While the movie has scintillating glimpses of such '80s New York luminaries as Madonna, Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson, it's less a nostalgic evocation than a dual portrait of two intertwined artists, one gone too soon, the other just hitting his stride. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Love Witch (2016) The movie is relentless in how it poses questions about our culture's way of dealing with the power of female sexuality. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 11, 2016
1.5/4 9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) Not exactly unwatchable, but it's also completely not worthy of watching. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Nov 11, 2016
48% Almost Christmas (2016) "Almost Christmas" is an often disarmingly entertaining picture, in spite of its being a not particularly well-thought-out cinematic contrivance. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
67% Come And Find Me (2016) "What a mess," one of the movie's villains says at one point. "Nothing's gone as I intended. Not one thing." He doesn't know the half of it. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
70% Uncle Kent 2 (2016) A funnier and more imaginative film than its predecessor, but it's still what you might call a niche proposition. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Too often the movie is content to come off like a cranky old uncle who's seen a lot more crime movies than you have. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
67% Trash Fire (2016) A failed American Guignol. ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 94% Gimme Danger (2016) This is a history lesson that, conventional or not, rocks hard. It can't help it. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 28, 2016
83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) It may surprise people who've experienced the Gallaghers only in tabloid-fodder mode that "Supersonic" teems with stirring and even moving moments. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 25, 2016
21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Mr. Perry is ... an eccentric, inspired performer, and his screen-filling antics as the raucous but righteous Madea - a character who runs through Mr. Perry's stage, film and TV work - is the truly pertinent component here. ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2.5/4 79% We Are X (2016) While the movie will not necessarily make you rush out to fill the gaps in your X discography, there is something inspiring about their belief in music. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) As laudable as the movie is, it does not quite achieve greatness. That's the fault of both its indirectness and its obviousness. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) Even considered entirely separately from its source material, American Pastoral is hopelessly weak. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 21, 2016