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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, MUBI

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Every Day (2018) The cast does excellent work, particularly Justice Smith, who as Justin gets to play World's Worst and Best boyfriend and nails both. And as Rhiannon, the appealing Angourie Rice is just the kind of teenager you root for ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
86% Are We Not Cats (2018) "Are We Not Cats" is a well-put-together film with a lot of striking imagery, but, as you may have already inferred, something of a specialty item.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
84% Game Night (2018) Ms. McAdams is one of cinema's most accomplished and appealing comic actresses. It's almost heartbreaking to contemplate how amazing she would be in a new comedy that was more than intermittently O.K.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
1.5/4 19% Looking Glass (2018) One can't be blamed for hoping that this combination of talents at this time might combust into something interesting.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3.5/4 85% The Party (2018) A beautifully conceived and executed chamber comedy/drama with tragedy at its core.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet Honor Up (2018) For all of its failings, the movie sometimes manages to bring a scary whiff of the street into its sounds and images.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) "Double Lover" ... spins its influences into a frenzy that ultimately reveals the story to be very much its own thing. And a crazy, and eventually strangely moving, thing it is.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2/4 9% Basmati Blues (2018) An amiable misfire.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
86% The Peacemaker (2018) The movie is a fascinating portrait that is if anything too brief.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
58% Peter Rabbit (2018) The computer-generated animals are charming, albeit lacking in the particular gentle winsomeness of Potter's originals.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) Watch out for Illogic - these artists are sure to be heard from more decisively in the future.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Sounds intriguing, but the actual movie is strangely plain, eyesore-overlit and uselessly frantic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
2/4 0% Lies We Tell (2018) [A] glum, poorly organized crime drama.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/4 92% The Cage Fighter (2018) Although it's a documentary, The Cage Fighter teems with characters that are familiar from fictional tales.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
No Score Yet Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job (2018) If you're making your living creating music and you adjust your instrumentation, that's not really giving up your day job.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 83% A Ciambra (2018) Viewers interested in a rarely-documented side of life will get caught up in this frank portrayal of a boy who's not sure how to be a man.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2.5/4 58% Please Stand By (2018) A sensitive character study whose story beats are a little bit overly familiar.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
80% The Last Family (Ostatnia rodzina) (2016) The Polish painter Zdzislaw Beksinski is not well known here, but an appreciation of this often funny but also harrowing and heartbreaking film does not require expertise on its subject.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.5/4 74% Small Town Crime (2018) The movie's tone never quite gels; it's too outlandish and cartoony to convince, but not so outlandish and cartoony that it takes off into a realm of over-the-top exhilaration.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
1.5/4 0% Delirium (2018) [Martin] should look for better writers, to begin with.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
21% Forever My Girl (2018) The lead actors are very pretty.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2.5/4 39% Den of Thieves (2018) Gudegast is clearly an avid student of heist pictures, and he layers this one with a lot of spectacular complications even while he muddles the average viewer's potential rooting interest.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
84% The Final Year (2018) For much of its first hour, this movie is tepid and self-congratulatory, a quick-cutting advertisement for itself.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
73% Mom and Dad (2018) As you can imagine, the homicidal frenzy gives Mr. Cage plenty of opportunity to go full him, which, in this case, doesn't yield as much fun as you might have hoped.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
63% Beuys (2018) Even if you don't need Beuys justified or explained to you, the movie is an exhilarating portrait of a unique truth-teller.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
26% Proud Mary (2018) Ms. Henson, ever simmering, takes Mary's moral conundrum very seriously. Her expressive eyes and nuanced body language work well for the character; she can put across a major change in attitude just by shifting a hip.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/4 83% Vazante (2018) The languidly-paced picture has a staggering array of beautiful images and vistas.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
92% Saturday Church (2018) It is a disarmingly and consistently sensitive movie that remains engaging even when its reach sometimes exceeds its grasp.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
56% Freak Show (2018) Mr. Lawther is sympathetic and appealing as Billy, but Ms. Styler seems to mistake broad strokes for stylistic daring, and her colorful but diffuse movie never jells.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
0% Acts of Violence (2018) It's too tasteful, if that's the word, to consistently exploit the more lurid implications of its sensationalist scenario. Which I suppose speaks well of the filmmakers as people. But not that well.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
1.5/4 0% Stratton (2018) An aggressively unimposing movie such as this might not be the worst time-waster. But it's still a time-waster.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
1.5/4 57% Django (2018) Django is for the most part everything Reinhardt's music was not: listless, glum and meandering.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
81% Blame (2018) "Blame" is earnest but underdeveloped. At the same time, it's overdetermined and often overplayed.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
36% Devil's Gate (2018) This is one of those horror movies that want to have it every way possible. It's not good, but it could pass muster among midnight-movie enthusiasts or curious stoners.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
69% Happy End (2017) The movie belongs to Mr. Trintignant. ... he is both steely and vulnerable in a role in which he has almost no physical movements to perform.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
71% Crooked House (2017) The superb cast provides mild pleasures, as do some aspects of the elaborate mystery itself.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) The performances by Mr. Johnson, Mr. Hart and Mr. Black seem informed by the conviction that if they amuse themselves, they will also amuse others. They are not entirely wrong, but they are also not sufficiently right.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/4 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Could be the filmmaker's most fascinatingly oblique work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
38% Permanent (2017) As Auralie, Ms. McLean is appealing and fresh-faced and could do well in a better coming-of-age movie in a few years.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2.5/4 77% The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017) Pullman is always great to watch.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/4 96% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) An oft-grisly and always visually dazzling allegorical fantasy that puts funny animals in a post-dystopian semi-wasteland.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
83% Avatar (2009) Learning your visuals from Jack Kirby is one thing, but too often it sounds like Cameron learned to write dialogue from the guy too.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
73% Beyond Skyline (2017) I remain "meh" on [Mr. Grillo], but I did admire this movie's near-lunatic genre-hopping.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
85% Youth (Fang Hua) (2017) As a straight, sentimental melodrama, "Youth" works well. While there are a lot of conventional tropes, the cast enacts them with such fresh, tenderhearted sincerity that they regain some power.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) At what point does gleeful cynicism become so gleeful that it ceases to function as cynicism at all, and mutates into a blatant formalist trope of little emotional or intellectual resonance, but plenty of aesthetic...what's the word? Bliss?‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Given the incoherence of its satirical aspirations (the film does end with a suggestion that everyone involved still loves this business we call show), and finally too scattershot to really make it as parody, Tropic Thunder is best appreciated as a goof.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
94% The Dark Knight (2008) This may seem like faint praise, but about the highest compliment I can give Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight right now is to say that there were many long stretches during which I didn't even realize it was a superhero movie‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
96% WALL-E (2008) Although Wall-E ends with a very apt and moving nod to City Lights, it is in fact Pixar's answer to Modern Times-both a bravura summation of everything the studio is great at and a "You ain't seen nothing yet!" statement of purpose. ‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
1.5/4 65% The Pirates of Somalia (2017) It's not as cute as it thinks it is.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
1.5/4 0% November Criminals (2017) An ever-uneasy hybrid of teen angst tale and whodunit.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017