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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
4/4 100% Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017) These multivalent tales of the Dead are awe-inspiring and thought-provoking without fail.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
93% Hermia & Helena (2017) A peculiar film, one both steely and delicate.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) The movie identifies Ms. Shortland as a talent to watch. And it should constitute some kind of breakthrough for Ms. Palmer, who has not been given much of interest to do since she arrived in Hollywood a little over a decade ago.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
58% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Both an exemplary sequel and a vital, informative companion piece.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1.5/4 18% Baywatch (2017) A full feature with a storyline that an enterprising six-year-old might have thought was a little too rudimentary.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
3/4 76% Wakefield (2017) Wakefield is kind of a wonder.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
No Score Yet Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS (2017) A mostly impressive array of experts ... adds to the merciless clarity of this tragic picture.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
81% Afterimage (Powidoki) (2017) This is an angry, vivid, passionate film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
1.5/4 68% The Wall (2017) The posturing leads to an ending that's unsatisfying even on the level of pessimism it aspires to.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/4 79% Violet (2017) I wound up admiring the movie for its ambition while unsatisfied with its achievement.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
94% Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2017) One need not admire Zweig's writing to recognize the worth of this thoughtful treatment of one of the countless real-life tragedies of 20th-century history.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
54% The Drowning (2017) Distinguishes itself by applying a depth of psychological observation that yields a genuinely unsettling vision.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
71% Manifesto (2017) As an installation, "Manifesto" may have seemed like a sensory onslaught. As a movie, it's a very elaborate intellectual exercise, immaculate in every technical detail.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
3/4 97% Burden (2017) A consistently fascinating documentary.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2.5/4 55% Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017) The movie is never uninteresting but is often surprisingly low-energy and, even more surprisingly, visually drab.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
83% Like Crazy (La pazza gioia) (2017) An energetic, visually attractive but ultimately irritating comedy-drama.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
77% Chuck (2017) This is a pretty good boxing picture, with credible redemption notes, but one character could be summing up the whole enterprise when she says to Chuck: "There's more to you than meets the eye. Not much. But just enough."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
100% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) A documentary both urgent and mournful ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
40% How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) Surprisingly deft in mixing Mr. Derbez's broad but accomplished style with more ostensibly hip-absurdist Anglo modes of humor.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1.5/4 21% Rupture (2017) It's not involving; it's not scary; it's just kind of miserable.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/4 73% Buster's Mal Heart (2017) Writer/director Smith pulls off her difficult vision with exemplary flair; this is a very accomplished second feature.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
15% The Circle (2017) Lampooning the simple-mindedness of utopian web clichés was arguably part of Mr. Eggers's point, but much of that point is often muddled in the book. And it's simply incoherent in the movie.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
100% BANG! The Bert Berns Story (2017) If you love the music Berns made, you'll love this movie; if you don't, I feel for you, but "Bang!" might nevertheless entertain with its dish.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
3/4 48% The Promise (2017) The Promise is drenched in production value and replete with ravishing shots of sunrises and sunsets, but it's in the scenes of fleeing, of battle, and of horrendous loss that the film is at its most effective.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 100% The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) (2017) A lesson for our time? I can only hope.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) This is a spirited and often gorgeous film (Guillaume Deffontaines, the cinematographer, makes the eyes of even the most ostensibly unattractive characters supernaturally beautiful), but it's not an easy one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
67% Free Fire (2017) Mr. Wheatley's "High-Rise" was a highlight of 2016, and again he shows that he's a technically virtuosic director whose humor has a bracingly nasty side. He's also no dummy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
92% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) Only intermittently stimulating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 63% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2017) Scheinfeld's approach is to give the viewer the forest, point out a few trees and get out, confident that those trees will inspire the viewer to spend more time in the forest.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) It is grounded, and made most exemplary, by Cynthia Nixon's performance.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2.5/4 80% Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent (2017) A conspicuously imperfect movie that turns more compelling after trying your patience, then yields a final half-hour that's as engrossing as a finely-wrought suspense drama.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
85% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2017) As the picture continues, its brightly colored visuals grow ever more psychedelic and phantasmagoric.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
93% Glory (2017) The variable incongruities of "Glory" give it a queasy power uncommon in contemporary cinema.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/4 65% Gifted (2017) A good-hearted entertainment that manages its plot curveballs, and everything else, with a show of compassion.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
89% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) The movie's approach is gratuitously grandiose.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
31% The Assignment (2017) The tricksy structure doesn't have much of a payoff (even though Mr. Hill constructs sequences with deft fluidity). And the role of the surgically altered assassin defeats poor Ms. Rodriguez.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
73% The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV) (2017) Sober, meticulous and entirely convincing in its depiction of period and mortality.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
No Score Yet Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) "I want to make abstract art that's funny, happy, energetic, joyful," he exclaims at one point. That he did. This movie is a good introduction to it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/4 95% I Called Him Morgan (2017) I Called Him Morgan evokes times and places, and the sorrows and joys of the jazz life in those times and places, with real integrity.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/4 68% Life (2017) Life struck me as several cuts above 'meh' but never made me jump out of my seat.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
71% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2017) Anchored by a startling performance by Michalina Olszanska, the Czech film "I, Olga Hepnarova" is an austere, hypnotic story of sadness, madness and murder.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/4 90% A Woman, A Part (2017) A Woman, a Part mixes passion and ambivalence to create a work with ambiguities that seem earned, and lived in.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2.5/4 93% Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (2017) As right-minded and good-hearted as the movie is, it can't steer clear of certain clichés.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
100% Taipei Story (Qing mei zhu ma) (1985) Ultimately, "Taipei Story" is bleak yet exhilarating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Show About the Show (2017) This is an undeniably fascinating film despite, or perhaps because of, the repellent actions Mr. Zahedi depicts himself taking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
95% After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017) It's a film that sticks with you.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
52% The Belko Experiment (2017) The movie might have been better served by a director not hellbent on rubbing pretty much every head wound in the viewer's face.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
1/4 20% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A near-constant flow of clichés.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/4 37% Brimstone (2017) I'm all for heroic exertion in pursuit of one's art, but in this case I wish Koolhoven had tried therapy first.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
67% Who's Crazy? (2017) A quirky but purposeful grafting of Mack Sennett to the French New Wave.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017