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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
3/4 96% 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 66% 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
75% 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
96% 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
44% 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 21% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) A near-constant flow of clichés.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1/4 35% 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
71% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) The film totters into a redemptive sentimentality that wouldn't even play if it were made to seem more earned.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
55% Suntan (2017) "Suntan" captures a set of very specific feelings: the exhilaration and embarrassment of falling, followed by the desperate denial that one has landed in a very bad place.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
2.5/4 39% Wolves (2017) Freundlich clearly likes to dig in deep with this kind of character material, and here it pays off in ways it really hasn't in some of his previous feature work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 33% The Last Word (2017) To get to what's good about The Last Word, you're obliged to take it warts and all.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
46% The Human Surge (El auge del humano) (2017) Just when you think you've got the movie pegged, it pulls a daring switch of perspective. While the thrill of that little coup is short-lived, it suggests that Mr. Williams may come up with something more substantial with his next feature.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
68% Contemporary Color (2017) Color guard routines are mini-narratives, but the "Contemporary Color" directors largely decline to follow them, nervously cutting to backstage action when a hook eludes them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
78% Kiki (2017) "Kiki" shows us a group of brave and beautiful souls for whom the struggle is, unfortunately, probably about to get even harder.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
2.5/4 39% Rock Dog (2017) All this is every bit as silly and innocuous as its sounds, and it goes down, if not like honey, than like very finely spun cotton candy.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 80% Dying Laughing (2017) Once the movie hits its true stride it's really fascinating.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3.5/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) The character work here is both intimate and nicely compressed. But the movie really gets to its most sublime heights visually.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
No Score Yet Paraguay Remembered (Memoria desmemoriada) (2015) An unhurried, beautiful, and pained work that through simple means resonates on various levels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
69% As You Are (2017) Much of the movie, from its attempts to capture the confusing exhilaration of youthful experience to its predictable progressive character dynamics, is labored.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 91% From Nowhere (2017) From Nowhere is not a visionary work, and I don't think it aims to be; but it sets a coherent agenda from the get-go and manages to make a credible and disquieting narrative out of that.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/4 88% My Name Is Emily (2017) My Name Is Emily is in many respects an average and in several respects a kind of clichéd and frayed coming-of-age movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the early 21st century.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% How Heavy This Hammer (2015) Whatever investigation it's attempting, the movie is leaden in its pacing - the first 15 minutes feel like an hour - and its constricted shooting style, practically all hand-held almost close-ups, is transparent in its contrivance of realism.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
100% Keep Quiet (2017) Even if you are unmoved by Mr. Szegedi's personal story (I found him somewhat sympathetic), what "Keep Quiet" tells us about its larger themes is upsettingly pertinent.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Island Funeral (Maha samut lae susaan) (2017) As mesmerizing as it is tense.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
96% Kedi (2017) The movie is replete with ingeniously constructed mini-narratives, including a turf war. The mesmerizing score by Kira Fontana, interspersed with well-chosen Turkish pop, is a real asset.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
82% A United Kingdom (2017) It's Mr. Oyelowo who truly makes "A United Kingdom" a deeper, more rewarding film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) The movie never builds enough momentum, emotional or narrative, to get the viewer on its side.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1/4 56% War on Everyone (2017) So hackneyed, tired, labored and overstuffed with contempt not only for all of its targets but also its own self that one gets the feeling that the talented Mr. McDonagh has gone mad with rage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 45% Youth in Oregon (2017) Is this all well-acted? It certainly is, especially by Langella. But all things being equal, I'd prefer to see him in a revival of The Man Who Came To Dinner.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
73% This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017) To a great extent "This Is Everything" seems to follow an agenda set by them in tandem with the movie's subject, which is largely commendable in its pitch for acceptance and against bigotry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
83% Chapter & Verse (2017) The movie's wide-screen framing, ruthless plot reversals and say-what-you-mean writing sometimes recall a master of socially conscious cinema from another era, Sam Fuller. But this is a picture with its own strong voice.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
64% Dark Night (2017) The wordplay of the title is sufficiently egregious that a potential viewer is apt to think, "Well, if it got a distributor, it has to be better than that." It is not.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
79% Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) Mr. Naharin is an intriguing figure. But "Mr. Gaga" is a scattered and somewhat confused film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
4/4 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) A beautiful and harrowing movie, the first of the bad-news-for-humanity documentaries to be released in the states this year. Drink up!‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
1.5/4 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) The tonal weirdness and the philosophical fallacies and the general level of treacle did not sit very well with me. Then again, I have to admit I'm really more of a cat person.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
No Score Yet S is for Stanley (2017) For Kubrick enthusiasts, this picture will provide a fun and sometimes moving fix.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
67% The Age of Consequences (2017) The information here is compelling and frightening, but the movie is ham-handed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) This is, I think, the weakest picture in the franchise.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 67% Staying Vertical (Rester vertical) (2017) The movie's irreverence is in certain respects commendable, but its po-faced attempts at cinematic philosophizing are transparently stilted.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
1/4 46% Detour (2017) Neither narrative is particularly compelling, but the road trip one has an edge, because travel's always fun.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
2.5/4 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The plot, with its multiple double-crosses and 'this group must somehow form a you-know-what' plot beats, could have been written on the back of a cocktail napkin.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
74% We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) (2017) Mr. Rocha Minter, who is in his 20s, has obvious filmmaking talent, but he is also, to judge by this evidence, a sensationalist dilettante with a mean streak.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
92% Antarctica: Ice & Sky (La glace et le ciel) (2017) This is a cogent, accessible cinematic delineation of an increasingly crucial problem.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
No Score Yet Leonard Cohen: Bird on a Wire (2010) The movie is a worthy time capsule and a must for Cohen devotees.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017