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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% 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
52% 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
94% 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
53% 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
70% 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
69% 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
83% 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
50% 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
84% 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
87% 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
29% 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) (2017) 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
52% 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
27% 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
32% 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
71% Mercury (2018) The movie is a mess, yet once the thriller plot kicks in, you do start to absorb it as a "silent" film, tuning into the visual atmosphere of stalker fear and rusty chemical entropy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) A frantic muddle of a who-will-be-the-next-to-die? youth horror film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
75% Te3n (2016) A well-acted Bollywood kidnapping thriller offers an intriguing Indian spin on American crime-movie conventions.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
47% The Miracle Season (2018) Even if you see through the benign (manipulative) strategies of "The Miracle Season," which isn't hard to do, resistance is futile. You will surrender.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
42% Spinning Man (2018) Like so many "tricky" noir thrillers that are contrived B-movies at heart, it jerks our expectations around and turns toying with the audience into a kind of formalist stunt.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% Pandas (2018) The panda is increasingly a fragile and precious hothouse species - hermetically born and raised, unable to survive on its own. The movie shows you the steep climb they're now facing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
No Score Yet The Price of Everything (2018) [A] brilliant and captivating documentary about how the art world got converted into a money market...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
23% Tyler Perry's Acrimony (2018) A ludicrously scattershot drama in which overwrought feminine rage, diary-of-a-mad-woman craziness, and inept filmmaking are all but inseparable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
13% God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness (2018) Corbett reminds you what a corny-sly actor he can be, and the back-and-forth between Dave and Pearce doesn't feel rigged. It's the sound of two brothers with deep roots who can't bear, on some level, to think that they've grown this far apart.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
No Score Yet Daughters of the Sexual Revolution: The Untold Story of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (2018) An engaging, once-over-lightly documentary that takes you back to the moment when women, in a public way, were throwing off the last shackles of having to behave themselves.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
29% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) No one's bothered to figure what this movie has to offer beyond terrifically tactile stone figures going through the motions of what might be called Generic Animated Action Rescue Plot ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
No Score Yet Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018) As an eager probing portrait of the man in the head, "Being Frank" has the fascination of an enduring pop footnote, and it could be the kind of cult film that "Frank" wasn't.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
100% The Dawn Wall (2018) A riveting and spectacular documentary ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
100% A Vigilante (2018) As an actress, Olivia Wilde has been something of a shape-shifter, but in this movie she seems to be burning through all her previous roles to find something essential.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
62% Take Your Pills (2018) Urgent and eye-opening ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
48% Tomb Raider (2018) The movie is full of vine-swinging, bow-and-arrow-shooting, ancient-spirit-meeting action, but most of it is staged on a convincing human scale, one that's been expertly tailored to its star's understated directness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
100% Thunder Road (2018) Cummings is a born filmmaker who plants seedlings of raw drama that sprout in unexpected and moving ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
57% Boundaries (2018) A touching yet wised-up father-daughter road movie that's the best version of this sort of film you could imagine ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
73% Ready Player One (2018) It's an accomplished and intermittently hypnotic movie. Yet you may feel like you're occupied more than you are invested.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) "Blockers" isn't really about these girls losing their virginity. It's about how they seize control of their destinies, one triumphantly lewd zinger at a time.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018