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 Decider MUBI

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T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 42% Hampstead (2019) More often, though, Hopkins and writer Robert Festinger pile up the commonplaces hoping they'll result in actual characters. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
63% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) This critic has seen "Our Time" twice now, and at each screening was equal parts enthralled, exasperated, impatient and inspired. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz's joy and pain. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
81% American Woman (2019) The performances are excellent, and Ingelsby's dialogue largely rings true. But while the movie is indeed considered and conscientious, it's also careful. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 87% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's documentary doesn't just make you miss the singer. It makes you miss, of all things, a robust music industry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
88% Framing John DeLorean (2019) A smart, hook-filled blend of documentary and fictionalized re-enactments... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
94% Funan (2019) For a film that aims to reach older children and young adults, its moral is unusually bracing: There sometimes is hope at the end of a bad road, but only if you live to reach that end. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
32% Domino (2019) De Palma can't realize all the elaborate effects he clearly wanted... But his direction often compensates with B-movie energy, particularly when he's able to concentrate on his perverse vision. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
63% The Fall of the American Empire (La chute de l'empire américain) (2019) With its galloping pace and strange criminal bedfellows, this funny and engrossing film sometimes feels like the droll capers of the Ealing studio. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) It's rather beside the point to note plot goofiness in a Godzilla picture, but this one does push its luck now and then. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
100% Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (2019) If you've seen "Don't Blink," you may ask whether you "need" to see this. I'd say yes. "More light," as Goethe put it. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
A- 80% The Four Musketeers (1975) The well-matched lead players -- Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, and Faye Dunaway -- seem to have stepped straight from Dumas' pages. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% Barbara Rubin & the Exploding NY Underground (2019) An informative and overdue documentary... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
88% Diamantino (2019) As these two characters, Cotta and Tavares make an unusually appealing odd couple - and the most idiosyncratic rooting interests the movies have served up this year. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
78% Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (2019) Uses the perspective of nearly 50 years' hindsight to demonstrate anew how the festival was both a mess and a miracle, and implicitly argues that it was a good deal more miracle than mess. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/4 93% Walking on Water (2019) Art isn't easy, we all know that. But does it also have to be this crazy? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
61% Trial by Fire (2019) The movie's raw facts are sufficient to rouse viewer indignation. But the material arguably calls for a more proactively provocative approach. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
49% A Dog's Journey (2019) I suppose it's a genuine achievement that a movie packed with as much delightful canine (and agreeable human) talent as this one should be so insufferable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
73% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2019) "Asako" proceeds from a premise that flirts with the mystic, but Hamaguchi executes it with elegantly rendered realism... The result is a picture that is simultaneously engaging and disconcerting. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/4 55% My Son (Mon garçon) (2019) My Son finds its cinematic footing in a committed, steady, realism, and that creates a high-wire act of tension and suspense that's refreshingly clean and consistently effective. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
90% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) It may... revive your wonder at the weird but ultimately awe-inspiring ways in which humans can help nature do its work. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) [The movie] teems with many on-the-nose moments. And it does so while hewing so strongly to the Distinguished British Biopic ethos... that it teeters on the edge of genuine obnoxiousness. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
95% Shadow (2019) A martial-arts movie landmark, as strong in its performances as it is spectacularly novel in its violence. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
81% Hesburgh (2019) A portrait of a man who can be seen as not merely blameless, but genuinely heroic. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
29% UglyDolls (2019) Every aspect of this computer-animated movie directed by Kelly Asbury seems equally overdetermined and tossed-off, as if it were a caffeinated weekend project for everyone involved. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
3/4 100% Okko's Inn (2019) A fleet, incident-packed feature. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
100% Queen of Diamonds (2019) Even at a terse 76 minutes, "Queen of Diamonds" is not an easy film. But it's an essential one. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2018) The picture offers a relentless barrage of toilet humor, haphazard film parodies... and gore effects that are no less repellent for being unconvincing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
97% Carmine Street Guitars (2019) While this approach yields results that are sometimes a little stilted, the movie is mostly as sweet as it is informative. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
95% Grass (2019) This movie, like most of Hong's others, doesn't pass judgment on its largely passive protagonist. In fact, it suggests that observing the people that pass through one's sight and hearing is an entirely valid mode of living. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
71% Instant Dreams (2019) Baptist's approach, treating his subjects like characters in a drama, is ultimately frustrating. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
50% Stuck (2019) After a while, you start wishing you were watching that TV ad with a bunch of people on a bus, singing about how they have a structured settlement but they need cash now. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) Very often, and particularly in its second half, watching it feels like dreaming with your eyes open. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
45% Mary Magdalene (2019) "Mary Magdalene" dutifully telegraphs the nobility and compassion of its title character while remaining noncommittal about everything else in its path. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
87% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy (2019) "Master Z" does a lot of things you hope it will - mainly in serving up inventive fight sequences. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 91% Sauvage / Wild (2019) The movie never feels voyeuristic, and if you're looking for a seemingly credible slice of life on the streets, this will fill the bill nicely. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
93% Deliverance (1972) The movie casts a spell through images both ugly and beautiful, and other sounds, none of them really reflecting the idea of "nature in harmony." All here is dissonance, and the best one can do is find a thread of consolation within. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Fate of Lee Khan (Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo) (2019) Once the players are established, the movie falls into a sweet lather, rinse, repeat mode of scenes, alternating character intrigue and fighting. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
77% Suburban Birds (Jiao qu de niao) (2019) Qiu shows remarkable facility as he patiently adds layer upon layer to a mystery that wants to stay one. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
57% Pet Sematary (2019) When [the directors] settle into a groove that aligns with the novel's, the movie delivers great unsettling jolts that approximate the power of King's vision. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 82% The Brink (2019) [An] accomplished, absorbing film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
89% The Last (2019) The harrowing outlandishness of the dramatic situation is almost sufficient to emotionally concuss the viewer. And the movie is quite accomplished in the most important respects. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% The Burial of Kojo (2019) "The Burial of Kojo" is a near-virtuoso work, a feast of emotion, nuance and beauty, and a startling feature directing debut. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
1.5/4 No Score Yet Trading Paint (2019) [A] decidedly undistinguished dirt-racing film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
36% Out of Blue (2019) "Out of Blue" doesn't strike out only as an adaptation. What it offers on its own is tepid and predictable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
59% Sunset (Napszállta) (2019) While Nemes's near-subjective technique can generate genuine tension, it more often yields anxious tedium. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
90% A Clockwork Orange (1971) All these years later, it's hardly for nothing that this sex-and-violence drenched sensationalist parable remains Kubrick's most problematic film. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
1.5/4 91% Never Grow Old (2019) As revisionist as it might aspire to be, Never Grow Old is rife with clichés, Cusack's philosophical villain one of the most conspicuous. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/4 98% Ash Is Purest White (2019) The movie represents both the director and his lead actress at the peak of their powers. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
84% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Gonzalez contains his love of screen excess with a deliberation that never feels contrived or cheap. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019