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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 44%

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." ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2016

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

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

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 93%

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." ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2016

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

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

Evolution (2016)

"It's an impeccable, creepy and genuinely transporting movie." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/4 89%

Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

"The movie is very good at revealing and expanding upon how this reluctant actor became such a masterful one." ‐
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." ‐
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." ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2016

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

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." ‐
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." ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2016

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

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

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

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

Trash Fire (2016)

"A failed American Guignol." ‐New York Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 95%

Gimme Danger (2016)

"This is a history lesson that, conventional or not, rocks hard. It can't help it." ‐
Posted Oct 28, 2016

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

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 76%

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." ‐
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." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 19%

American Pastoral (2016)

"Even considered entirely separately from its source material, American Pastoral is hopelessly weak." ‐
Posted Oct 21, 2016

A Stray (2016)

"The substantial pleasures of the movie are supplemented by the gratification of seeing an emerging talent with concerns far outside the conventional indie realm asserting himself with such authority." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"While it's not entirely kid-friendly, this portrait of an artist is both enchanting and thought provoking." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
2/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"It goes very far south, with two plot reveals that are among the most ludicrous that I've experienced in quite some time." ‐
Posted Oct 13, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"The movie is a good representation of Mr. Hart's comedy, but not a perfect one ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 93%

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)

"Téchiné, despite being 70, shows a sharp eye not just for how young people of today dress and accessorize, but how they carry themselves." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 42%

London Town (2016)

"The movie's impersonal, conventional telling of a reasonably standard male coming-of-age story almost tends to make the punk milieu it depicts beside the point." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 65%

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016)

"If it can get someone who's so out of its core demographic a little verklempt, imagine what it can do for someone who's a target for such fare." ‐
Posted Oct 7, 2016

Theo Who Lived (2016)

"This is a potent, vital film." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
No Score Yet

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (2016)

""Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime," Ernest Hemingway wrote. "Homeland: Iraq Year Zero" is both an irrefutable proof of that statement and a nagging reminder that the statement is insufficient ..." ‐New York Times
Posted Oct 4, 2016
2/4 56%

Danny Says (2016)

"I certainly hope Danny Fields has a memoir, or a journal, waiting for publication. " ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016

A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016)

"Good-hearted stuff, to be sure, but mainly of interest to lovers of cinematic comfort food." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Masterminds (2016)

"The full-on goofiness is not reliably buoyant; this is an intermittently enjoyable but often choppy comic ride." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016

Tharlo (2016)

"The bottom drops out of the movie, leaving its interest almost exclusively ethnographic." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 27, 2016
3/4 76%

Chronic (2016)

"Tim Roth gives a career-high performance in this meticulous, disturbing film." ‐
Posted Sep 23, 2016

Goat (2016)

"The performances are conscientious and earnest; Mr. Jonas has not much to do but come off as callow, with a streak of kindness, and he does so." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
No Score Yet

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith (2016)

"The bohemian paradise of this environment had a dark side, and the movie doesn't give it short shrift. Nevertheless, a genuine exhilaration holds throughout." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016

The Princess and the Cobbler (The Thief and the Cobbler) (1993)

"Though several distinctive animated movies have been released this year, "The Thief and the Cobbler," even in its sadly incomplete state, leaves them in the dust." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 89%

Miss Stevens (2016)

"A low-key and intelligent character study." ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2016

Tanna (2016)

"Despite its best efforts, "Tanna" drifts into a mode of exoticism that renders it an ultimately frustrating experience." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016

A Family Affair (2016)

"You aren't sure whether you are witnessing an investigative family chronicle or an act of revenge." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016

Come What May (2016)

""Come What May" is ... too pretty of a movie. It is often sentimental and, worse, schematic." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016

Yoga Hosers (2016)

"It all seems like something that was hatched during a particularly neuron-impaired free-association game." ‐New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
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