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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% Mile 22 (2018) It's a spiky propulsive thriller, at once exciting and numbing, packed with weaponry - rocket launchers and chunky black machine guns - as well as hand-to-hand combat that's marked by its quick-time viciousness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
84% Alpha (2018) An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
11% Slender Man (2018) Apart from its occasionally spooky images, "Slender Man" is a fundamentally derivative and empty-headed horror film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
48% The Meg (2018) Comes on like it wants to be the mother of all deep-sea attack movies. But it's really just the mother of all generically pandering, totally unsurprising Jaws ripoffs.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
No Score Yet Revengeance (2018) "Revengeance" has a winkingly old-fashioned texture, yet I wish that its sense of comedy didn't seem a little out of date too.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2018
81% Cocote (2018) It's not a problem that "Cocote" is a fevered art film, but the movie is slipshod arty - a lurching, fragmentary tone poem that relies on too much patching together in the editing room.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
0% Death of a Nation (2018) In "Death of a Nation," Dinesh D'Souza is no longer preaching to the choir; he's preaching to the mentally unsound.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) "The Bleeding Edge" needs to be seen, so that it can change hearts and minds.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) With the right vehicle, Kate McKinnon could rule in the movies. But "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn't that vehicle.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
42% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Feels like a "Miami Vice" episode ripped out of some sensitive and nostalgic teen dude's diary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) A brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
83% Path of Blood (2018) For 90 random and often bloody minutes, we're dunked into the raw life of Al Qaeda. A little of this can go a long way, yet "Path of Blood" does have a verité "thriller" element.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's as if you were watching the CliffsNotes to an old studio weeper that happened to be carried along by some of the most luscious pop songs ever recorded. Yet the feeling comes through, especially at the end...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
67% Constructing Albert (2017) The movie is 82 minutes of Albert nattering on about wanting to be better, but he talks about food only in the abstract.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
No Score Yet Sharp Edges (2018) "Sharp Edges" is desultory at moments, but it's also inquiring.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
52% The First Purge (2018) The First Purge is a slipshod B-movie comic book rooted in gangbanger clichés. It's a threadbare Boyz N the Hood meets Lord of the Flies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
82% Love, Cecil (2018) "Love, Cecil" demonstrates how a documentary can be a magical experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man and the Wasp has a pleasingly breakneck, now-you-see-it-now-you-don't surreal glee. It's a cunningly swift and delightful comedy of scale.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
67% Ideal Home (2018) A comedy of flamboyant banality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
25% Spiral (2018) "Spiral" is an informative documentary, but I wish it were a more meticulously crafted one.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
90% Eating Animals (2018) A movie like "Eating Animals," by making you think twice about what you're taking a bite of, has stood its ground and done its job.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
51% Superfly (2018) A competent yet glossy and hermetic street-hustle drug thriller, less a new urban myth than a lavishly concocted episode. It holds your attention yet leaves you with nothing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) What was organic, and even obsessive, in the first outing comes off as pat and elaborate formula here.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) "Ocean's 8" is a casually winning heist movie, no more and no less, but like countless films devoted to the exploits of cool male criminals, it lingers most...as a proudly scurrilous gallery of role models.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The first "Jurassic World" was, quite simply, not a good ride. "Fallen Kingdom" is an improvement, but it's the first "Jurassic" film to come close to pretending it isn't a ride at all, and as a result it ends up being just a passable ride.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
85% Upgrade (2018) "Upgrade" is a compact sci-fi action B-movie that wants to be a hip little genre exercise but doesn't have the chops (or maybe it's just the imagination) to entirely pull it off.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
73% Adrift (2018) [Woodley] knows how to play an ordinary woman who's wild at heart, and she keeps you captivated, even when the film itself is watchable in a perfectly competent, touching, and standard way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) The film's pace never deviates from its hushed, deliberate, anticipatory gaze - it's stuck in thriller-foreplay mode.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
71% Dogman (2018) I might have bought what he's doing in a different film, but the one that Garrone has made strains too hard to have it both ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) Entrancingly well-done.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
61% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Ambitious and fascinating. It's the first Mitchell film that truly held me, the first that feels like the work of a potentially major artist...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
52% The House That Jack Built (2018) It's halfway between a subversive good movie and a stunt. It's designed to get under your skin, and does.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
85% Climax (2018) "Climax" works, at least when it's willing to be a human drama. But then it sinks in that you're watching "Fame" directed by the Marquis de Sade with a Steadicam.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) One of the most honest and overflowing portraits of a film artist that I can remember seeing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
76% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2018) As you watch "The Image Book," it conjures a totemic darkness that can't be shaken off.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Arctic (2018) There are no cut corners, no overly blatant only-in-the-movies gambits. Mikkelsen's stranded pilot has little to rely on beyond his will, so we feel at every step that he could truly be us.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
17% Sextape (A genoux les gars) (2018) I just wish the movie, for all its improv dazzle, were richer and more fun.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% Dead Souls (2018) A powerfully sobering and clear-eyed investigation that justifies its length through the gravity and presence of its testimony.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
88% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2018) "Boom for Real" pinpoints the moment when the graffiti world pivoted, without knowing it, into the art world.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
26% Overboard (2018) Like the original, the new version is a snarky situational farce that evolves into a cheese-dog fable of home and hearth, and the role reversal lets it feel halfway fresh.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
No Score Yet The American Meme (2018) It's both highly entertaining and an essential snapshot of the narcotic voyeuristic parasitic American fishbowl.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Elephant and the Butterfly (Drôle de père) (2018) It says something about the film that it's impossible to watch without imagining the even moister American remake.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
53% Duck Butter (2018) It feels like we're seeing the director's cut of an IKEA commercial.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
67% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) The movie is wispy and meandering; it doesn't gather power as it goes along.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
100% Diane (2018) The past hangs over "Diane" not just as a burden or nostalgia (though it can be that too), but as an enthralling and entangling reminder of life's mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If, for decades, the metaphor for propulsive blockbuster filmmaking was the "ride," then watching "Avengers: Infinity War" is like going to a theme park and taking three spins on every ride there.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
20% Zoe (2018) The movie, though it's not badly told, fails to grip you.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
83% Stockholm (2018) Suggests "Dog Day Afternoon" made by a filmmaker who can't decide whether he's pitching a docudrama or a sitcom.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
86% Love, Gilda (2018) Forty years later, her comedy looks more sublime than ever. As you watch "Love, Gilda," though, it becomes clear that what made Gilda Radner special - and uproarious - was her spirit: open, smiling, generous, euphoric.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
31% Super Troopers 2 (2018) An aggressively lame and slobby comedy full of cardboard characters and in-your-face naughty jokes that feel about as dangerous as old vaudeville routines.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018