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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
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
100% 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
94% 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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 13, 2016
76% 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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Oct 7, 2016
80% 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 62% Danny Says (2016) I certainly hope Danny Fields has a memoir, or a journal, waiting for publication. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 30, 2016
91% 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
31% 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
89% 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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 23, 2016
77% 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
43% 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. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Sep 16, 2016
82% 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
75% 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
38% 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
20% 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
35% Max Rose (2016) [A] soggy, fragile feature about love, death, marriage and memories [that] might never have made it to theaters were it not for its star, Jerry Lewis. ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
54% The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016) A challenging, sometimes poignant engagement with the man and his work. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 30, 2016
2/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) The movie does pretty well as a treatment of identity and selfhood, but it somehow fails to wholly satisfy. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
1.5/4 28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Mechanic: Resurrection suffers from a script that strains credulity and insults intelligence, even by the low bar set by the majority of contemporary action movies. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 26, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) While Mr. Ramírez is excellent at portraying Durán's cockiness and imposing physicality, the movie struggles to make him a well-rounded character. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) This is a Ben-Hur of and for its time, but also a little better than its time, it turns out. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 19, 2016
97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Knight has put together a picture that hits a lot of all-ages-entertainment sweet spots while avoiding hackneyed conventions, and ends up delivering what feels like a sincere family-friendly message. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
90% When Two Worlds Collide (2016) A dutiful, and ultimately pedestrian, documentary. There is something evasive about it as well. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 16, 2016
2/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) A lot of the time the experience of the movie is like looking at a very long wobbly rectangle, and the frequently abrupt cutting doesn't help. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 89% Blood Father (2016) An efficient and pleasurable bad-man-tries-to-go-good exposition that gives Mel Gibson ample opportunity to flex his now-somewhat-grizzled movie-star muscle. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 12, 2016
86% Pete's Dragon (2016) It is slightly unfair to say that this reboot of "Pete's Dragon" is middling on a larger scale, but it's not entirely inaccurate either. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
79% Joshy (2016) Alcohol-induced shambling, cocaine-induced motor-mouthing and mushroom-induced melancholia are depicted with sobering accuracy. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) Your mileage may vary, as they say. Also, hugs not drugs. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 11, 2016
1.5/4 22% Let's Be Evil (2016) The movie's relentless one-note tone makes its final twist, such as it is, entirely predictable and pat. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) While not an earth-shaker, this documentary is an amiable, informative look at a guy who is shaping up to be, yes, one of the major American directors of the last fifty years. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Aug 5, 2016
No Score Yet Will You Dance with Me? (2014) This is not a picture about which extravagant claims ought to be made; it really is, in the end, an hour and change in a London disco in 1984. But as a page from an artist's notebook, and a time capsule curio, it rates pretty high. ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/4 65% The Land (2016) Steven Caple Jr. is a filmmaker worth watching, here and in the future. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/4 82% Indignation (2016) Drawing superb performances from each and every one of his actors, Schamus meticulously makes every shot, and every gesture contained within that shot, count. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 29, 2016
96% Gleason (2016) While the director's vision never strays too far from the positive message that he and the Gleasons doubtlessly wish to impart, the movie winds up being most effective at doing what cinema cannot avoid doing. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
100% Homo Sapiens (2016) Each individual shot creates a frisson of desolation that resonates far beyond the facile irony suggested by the movie's title. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 92% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) What makes Summertime really refreshing is that it doesn't treat its central romance as anything but wholly normal, despite the attitude of other characters, or indeed, the tenor of the time in which it is set. ‐ RogerEbert.com
Posted Jul 22, 2016
4% Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) This content ... will be familiar to anyone who's examined a right-wing website. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
92% The Seventh Fire (2016) The betrayal of Native Americans by larger forces looms over this powerful movie without ever being explicitly discussed. ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016