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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, RogerEbert.com, Vanity Fair

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 84% Chevalier (2016) "Tsangari never lays on too heavy a hand. One is free to contemplate the allegorical and satirical implications, but also free to enjoy the spectacle of self-imposed insecurity that plays out among these characters. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 94% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "It's a pretty involving piece of storytelling, and because Princess Shaw herself is such an immediately engaging, sympathetic, and inspiring figure. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 27, 2016
75% Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016) "A decent and conscientious, though unremarkable, companion piece to Mr. Jia's crucial films. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
49% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "For every lively moment, there's a reminder that the franchise is tiring. The genre's emphasis on potential mass death is obsessive and unimaginative. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
80% The Other Side (Louisiana) "Whatever genre it belongs to, "The Other Side" is powerful and disturbing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 20, 2016
2/4 36% Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016) "It's pretty frustrating to watch a close-but-no-cigar movie like this. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 20, 2016
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "As movies go, "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" barely qualifies as one. It looks like it was edited through some kind of shredder. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 52% The Trust (2016) "The movie gets a lot less interesting once it starts to go dark, so to speak, and the elements of the story that you had identified as red herrings earlier on turn out to be, yup, red herrings. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 13, 2016
2/4 18% Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016) "Between the whitewashing factors and the very familiar narrative beats, there's a lot of this movie that's not much more than a tolerable drag. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 13, 2016
100% Paths of the Soul (Kang rinpoche) (2016) "The views of Tibet are spectacular; you get the impression of traveling through an ancient world. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 63% High-Rise (2016) "The movie retains Ballard's not-uncheerful mordancy, and brings home his conviction that what we convince ourselves to be the best of all doesn't need much of a tilt to become the absolute worst. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted May 12, 2016
82% Belladonna of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradona) (1973) ""Belladonna of Sadness" is undoubtedly a landmark of animated film, and arguably a masterpiece. But it's a very disquieting one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 78% The Family Fang (2016) "While the cast keeps its head down and reaches for genuine emotion, the movie eventually manages to sentimentalize even what it sees as its own tough-mindedness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2.5/4 82% Viva (2016) "While its routinely sentimental story line could read as a European import, the performances and the depicted milieus feel distinct and right. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 29, 2016
8% Mother's Day (2016) "There are laughs, albeit inadvertent; the biggest comes courtesy of the production's no-doubt overworked sound department, when Ms. Robertson utters "I have abandonment issues" without moving her mouth. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
30% Sacrifice (2016) "Dowling's direction, while competent, also trots out every cliché that a 90-minute movie can contain. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 79% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) "The structuring feels arbitrary; the film switches narratives willy-nilly, without resolving a particular note or even aiming to surprise, jar, switch gears. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 33% Compadres (2016) "I only stayed to the end out of professional obligation. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 22, 2016
74% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "For a time the movie feels like a cross between "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and a vintage Three Stooges short. And then there are the mutated chickens. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2.5/4 79% Wedding Doll (Hatuna Meniyar) (2016) "The integrity of the filmmaking and the luminosity of Rosenblatt's performance are undeniable. And I suppose the fact that I was affected as I was by "Wedding Doll" is testimony to its emotional effectiveness. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/4 23% Colonia (2016) "Watson and Bruhl give it their best, and Nyqvist makes a powerful villain, but "Colonia" winds up being a movie that wants to get its way on too many levels, and winds up not satisfying on most of them. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 15, 2016
79% The First Monday in May (2016) "The movie is sloppy: A section concerning Asian stereotypes discusses the vintage film star Anna May Wong, but indiscriminately includes images of Ona Munson in "The Shanghai Gesture." "First Monday" also coddles its interview subjects. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 46% One More Time (When I Live My Life Over Again) (2016) "The whole cast ... sinks its teeth into the material, which is reasonably meaty. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/4 50% Demolition (2016) "The scenario does contain a couple of unexpected stings in its tale, which almost makes the inevitable redemption payoff play a little less pat than it might have under different circumstances. But not THAT much less pat. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Apr 8, 2016
48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Its dour eccentricity gives Hardcore Henry a potency above and beyond that of standard-issue show-off action fare. That doesn't mean it's not still obnoxious, though. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
83% Afternoon (Na Ri Xia Wu) "Obviously, this is not a film for viewers unfamiliar with Mr. Tsai's work. But its insistently austere format does suggest a purpose beyond its immediate context. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "In the end, "I Saw The Light" doesn't illuminate enough to show us an entirely compelling Williams. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/4 73% Valley Of Love (2016) "It's in the way that Depardieu and Huppert can convey an aspect of phenomenological rue that gives this sometimes muddled movie its ultimate value. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 25, 2016
1.5/4 40% They're Watching (2016) "An hour and fifteen minutes of tedium is too long to wait for two or three minutes of pleasantly cheesy. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 25, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "Who says they don't make mind-bending French science-fiction animated movies like they used to? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 32% The Bronze (2016) "This ostensibly edgy comedy didn't wring a single laugh out of me until maybe fifteen minutes before the finale. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 18, 2016
83% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) "The movie, beautifully shot and acted, earns its ultimate sense of hope by confronting real heartbreak head-on, and with compassion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
29% The Perfect Match (2016) "While its title suggests a narrower focus, "The Perfect Match" is largely an ensemble rom-com, and a pretty enjoyable one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 12, 2016
1.5/4 38% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "It's one of those movies that's barely a movie; scenes don't follow any discernable logic, the action is incoherent when it's not deliberately inane, and so on. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
2.5/4 52% Lolo (2016) "For all of its non-commonplace perspectives, the movie finally feels a bit thin. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 11, 2016
100% Here Come the Videofreex (2016) "Concise and informative ... " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 8, 2016
2.5/4 91% Emelie (2016) "The result is reasonably satisfying, but the direction shifts from tensile to muddy in the run-up to the finale. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Mar 4, 2016
96% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "There's a cultural specificity to this movie that will make it, for Western audiences, even more enigmatic than it is in its Thai context. This ought not be a stumbling block, though. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
29% Marguerite & Julien (Marguerite et Julien) (2016) "The excruciating experience of "Marguerite & Julien" need only be endured by viewers with an obsessive interest in the least constructive aesthetic currents in contemporary French cinema. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2.5/4 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) "The filmmakers, attempting to jazz up their material, get in the way a lot. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 100% King Georges (2016) ""King Georges" reminds us that a singular dining experience can often be the expression of a very singular personality, singular temperament, singular discipline. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 26, 2016
91% Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016) ""The Mermaid" is no ordinary fantastical rom-com ... encompassing as it does weaponized sea urchins, incredibly delicious roasted chickens, man-octopus self-mutilation and other comic oddities. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 20, 2016
3/4 43% Forsaken (2016) "It has a solid story to tell, and tells it with no winks and few, if any, frills. It's involving and ultimately exciting. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 19, 2016
86% We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2016) "A comprehensive and sometimes harrowing portrayal of the grind a working bar band in the 1970s had to endure to get by. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 18, 2016
1/4 50% Standoff (2016) "To give credit where it's due, this lukewarm mess of a movie delivers what its title promises. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/4 91% A War (Krigen) (2016) ""A War," as tough to watch as it can be, is an extremely rewarding and disquieting experience. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 12, 2016
79% Bad Hurt (2016) "Throughout, the filmmakers live up to the movie's title. But as the story comes to a close, they opt to wrap it in comforting cliché, and they turn a miserable but credible viewing experience into a confounding one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
0% Cabin Fever (2016) "Who benefits from the existence of this film? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "I laughed so much my wife thought I was going to have a stroke. " ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Feb 11, 2016
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