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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
96% Stronger (2017) "Stronger" takes more artistic risks than any other American-made "inspired by true events" picture I can recall.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) In the shift from comedy to drama the movie goes wobbly. The narrative of cross-cultural understanding by way of individual affinity is a comforting but ultimately dubious one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
71% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) While it's possible that the director and cinematographer Chris Moukarbel is good at withholding unflattering material, Gaga comes off well, and credibly so: intelligent, an accomplished craftswoman, a well-mannered collaborator and boss.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
0/4 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) 'Enough,' one thinks, but 'enough' does not exist in the philosophy of this movie.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
100% The Future Perfect (El futuro perfecto) (2016) There is gentle comedy here, and a real rooting interest deriving from Ms. Zhang's committed, never-a-false-note performance. The film's unusual perspective makes it a distinctive and potentially enriching experience.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% Nobody's Watching (Nadie nos mira) (2017) "Nobody's Watching" addresses immigration issues head on, but it's more about being set existentially adrift.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
53% Year by the Sea (2017) The movie is not entirely my cup of tea, although it is refreshing in its depiction of diverse, older female characters.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
32% Rebel in the Rye (2017) While "Rebel in the Rye" isn't quite as bad as its pile-of-bricks-clunky title suggests, it's both simple- and literal-minded ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
67% mother! (2017) A hallucination that's also an angry cry about the state of this world, but most importantly, a cinematic experience of unique proportions.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
No Score Yet My Generation (2017) Thumbnail sketches of Pirate Radio, the Pill, London fashion and photography whiz by in a rush. It often comes off like a telly advert, but an expertly made one.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh's most satisfying movie, a very juicy and resonant treat.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
7% Woodshock (2017) Woodshock is the sort of thing that gives dilettantism a bad name.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
56% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The movie is only willing to serve up its truths halfway. And I still teared up.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
100% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) This is an American film that's daring in potentially alienating ways. I was not alienated myself but rather disturbed and delighted.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
83% Our Souls at Night (2017) The director here, Ritesh Batra, has a tendency to invest almost every shot with about 16-tons worth of portent, smothering the humanism that Redford and Fonda are working hard to put across.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
42% Suburbicon (2017) There's a lot of entertainment value in the movie's bits, because Clooney is not only an excellent director of actors, he's got a great eye for shots and a good head for individual scenes.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
24% Unlocked (2017) I suppose this went down easily enough for me because I grew up with this kind of stuff, and can surrender to it as a kind of cinematic comfort food. But still.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
82% Jesus (2017) One feels the filmmaker trying hard to work out the inner struggles of his sad but largely unsympathetic characters. But his movie is as miserable and ultimately confounding as it is earnest.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
21% Birth of the Dragon (2017) It wants to be a character study, an explication of martial arts philosophy and an action picture ... But the film never really gets fully juiced until the climax ...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
1/4 43% Bushwick (2017) This movie will lose the goodwill of any longtime New Yorker watching it within the first ten minutes.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
85% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) If this film's directors, Valérie Müller and the French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, don't offer much overt material on Polina's inner life, it's because they don't have to: the point of Polina, and this movie, is that her dancing is her being.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) "Clash" turns into a full-fledged horror movie, albeit one without the fake comfort of a supernatural or science-fiction pretext. It's just man's inhumanity to man, in full sway.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
2/4 92% Gook (2017) There's not much to take away from the movie besides its sound and fury.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
91% Marjorie Prime (2017) There's more going on in this movie's 90-plus minutes than in many summer blockbusters nearly twice its length.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
87% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) Mr. Trengove shoots the film in intimate wide-screen, getting in close to the performers as their characters tamp down explosive feelings, often letting the spectacular landscapes behind them break down into soft-focus abstractions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
2.5/4 69% Pilgrimage (2017) It's interesting as far as it goes, but you wish it would have gone farther.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
1.5/4 30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Wants to be a short story by Cheever or Updike or Roth but can't help but being what it inescapably is, an impotent cry of 'Yes I Can Do Literary' from a screenwriter whose idea of literary has been permanently Hollywoodized.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
99% Whose Streets? (2017) This is direct and frequently powerful filmmaking that doesn't much care about meeting my aesthetic standards.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) The Trip films constitute the only movie franchise that matters.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
91% After Love (L'économie du couple) (2017) An irritating movie about irritating people.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
3/4 100% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) Both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
.5/4 35% Kidnap (2017) Kidnap isn't schlock, it's garbage.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
88% 4 Days in France (Jours de France) (2017) While Mr. Reybaud has exemplary artistic confidence and an interesting vision, this is a movie that in many ways defines or justifies the "not for everybody" critical hedge.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
86% Wind River (2017) An actor before he was a screenwriter, Mr. Sheridan clearly spent a lot of his time learning about filmmaking on movie sets; his direction is assured throughout.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
95% Step (2017) This is a highly pertinent story told in an entertaining way.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2.5/4 31% From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (2017) The story could have used a little less Under the Tuscan Sun and a little more All That Heaven Allows.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/4 87% Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (2017) You don't have to be a Green Day fan to find this movie interesting, but you'll definitely be more inherently invested in it if you are.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5% The Last Face (2017) As well meaning as this movie is, it is also a turgid, muddled one.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
80% I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) It's delectably watchable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
10% The Emoji Movie (2017) This movie's "believe in yourself" message is borne out, in a perverse way, by the very fact that it even exists. And yet the whole thing remains nakedly idiotic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) The stories that the movie tells after Wray's are mostly well-done and frequently moving mini-movies.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
No Score Yet Mister Universo (2016) "Mister Universo" is a disarming and humane picture, an unexpected delight.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/4 74% Amnesia (2017) The film has a personal tone that is not always detectable in his other movies. It enhances a film that's one of the most thoughtful in Schroeder's body of work.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/4 84% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) The sincerity with which the clichés get served up, and so on, make a relatively smooth viewing experience. But they also render what would have been an at times harrowing real-life story into something safe and bland.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
85% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) Even when portraying the needy, nearly shambolic Béatrice in "The Midwife," Ms. Deneuve is capable of vibrating with an elegance that implies both hauteur and froideur.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
83% Santoalla (2017) The threads that remain hanging imbue this peculiar story of paradise lost with a tragic resonance.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
3/4 88% Almost Sunrise (2017) 'Almost Sunrise' presents a journey that is very much worth the time of anyone who's concerned about the effect war has on our brothers and sisters who fight -- which should translate to 'everyone.'‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/4 67% Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser) (2017) While Footnotes works up a certain provisional charm at moments, it's too determinedly low key as a whole to make a really memorable impression.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
86% That Most Important Thing: Love (L'important c'est d'aimer) (1975) Zulawski's third feature and his first made in France, is in certain respects among his most restrained. (It may be a good introduction to his work.)‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
44% Bronx Gothic (2017) In the end, Ms. Okpokwasili's often academic-sounding exegeses of her work become repetitive.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017