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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Whether or not you believe in the Devil, the film helps to color in how our culture got possessed.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
57% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) "Super Size Me 2" is half a good movie, because it teaches you something. But maybe not enough. Spurlock, as instrumental as he has been in putting these issues on the table, doesn't seem to fully get what his own movie is about.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
50% A Worthy Companion (2017) It's subtle and absorbing, visualized with a sophisticated gloom that stays with you.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
13% Submergence (2016) Even two glamorous and well-matched stars of the moment can't do much to undermine the Wenders meander.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
56% I Love You, Daddy (2017) "I Love You, Daddy" deserves a distributor, and its sharp dialogue and terrific cast should be a magnet for C.K.'s fans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
53% Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) Roman is a fantastic character, and Washington's high-wire performance is one of his most daring and compelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
60% Chappaquiddick (2017) "Chappaquiddick" is exactly what you want it to be: a tense, scrupulous, absorbingly precise and authentic piece of history - a tabloid scandal attached to a smoke-filled-room travesty.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
70% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) Gaga radiates a potent energy - she's intensely funny and aware, and so unabashedly focused on herself that, like Madonna back in the day, that's simply who she is and who we want her to be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
100% I, Tonya (2017) A fresh, chancy, and wickedly enjoyable movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
25% The Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) The whole thing becomes drenched in a kind of downbeat sentimental martyrdom that feels oppressively old-fashioned and moribund.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
50% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) What might, theoretically, have been "All the President's Men" told from a reverse angle feels more like a prosaically engrossing TV-movie that whets your appetite for a more definitive treatment of the subject.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
70% On Chesil Beach (2018) It's a lyrical and rapturous film - a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) "Jim & Andy" is fleetly edited and engrossing, animated by a sense of discovery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
33% Home Again (2017) It seems more than a trifle obnoxious to tell a story that unfolds in a bubble of Hollywood privilege and to present it as if it were something that everyone could relate to.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
67% mother! (2017) By all means, go to "mother!" and enjoy its roller-coaster-of-weird exhibitionism. But be afraid, very afraid, only if you're hoping to see a movie that's as honestly disquieting as it is showy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
100% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) It's the rare movie that truly evokes the grindhouse '70s, because it means everything it's doing. It's exploitation made with vicious sincerity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
97% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It's far from a masterpiece, yet it holds you, it adds up, and it's something to see.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
40% The Private Life of a Modern Woman (2017) "The Private Life of a Modern Woman" is a thrift-shop psychological X-ray that demands to be taken on its own Tobackian terms. But even on those terms, it spends too much time telling us things that it should be showing us.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" served with mango chutney.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
42% Suburbicon (2017) A lightly sneaky and entertaining movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
94% First Reformed (2017) In "First Reformed," Paul Schrader courts respectability and leaves it in the dust, getting stoned on excess. But make no mistake: He's still one hell of a filmmaker.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
No Score Yet Nico, 1988 (2017) "Nico, 1988" ... understands the mystique of her anti-mystique, and deserves to attract a small but fascinated audience on the specialty circuit.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
68% Downsizing (2017) The most whimsically outlandish film of Payne's career, though that doesn't mean it's made with anything less than his usual highly thought-out and controlled master-craftsman bravura.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
85% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) The film is intriguing on the surface, but the scenes have no interior hum, because they haven't been conceived psychologically.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
100% California Typewriter (2017) A quaintly ingenious meditation on what the digital era is doing to us - how it has taken us a step away from reality, even as it's made everything easier.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
52% England Is Mine (2017) At certain points in the middle of it, you may think "I'm miserable now," though not in the way that Morrissey had in mind.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
10% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) As an animated entertainment, "The Nut Job 2" lacks several key factors: memorable characters, a fun story, jokes that will appeal to adults as well as little kids.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
88% The Last Dalai Lama? (2017) You want the chance to bask in his presence and come out with a heightened sense of what he's about. "The Last Dalai Lama?" accomplishes that, and with an offhand eloquence, though it's a sketchy, catch-as-catch-can movie ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) A wry tale that deserves to be seen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
16% The Dark Tower (2017) It's a highly competent and watchable paranoid metaphysical video game that doesn't overstay its welcome, includes some luridly entertaining visual effects, and -- it has to be said -- summons an emotional impact of close to zero.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
10% The Emoji Movie (2017) There have been worse ideas, but in this case the execution isn't good enough to bring the notion of an emoji movie to funky, surprising life.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky is a high-spirited, low-down blast.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
82% Detroit (2017) A drama as powerful as it is timely.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
80% The Reagan Show (2017) It's a glib and scattered exposé, the sort of ersatz thesis film that invites you to chuckle at the sight of Reagan doing multiple takes of a campaign commercial while flubbing the name "Sununu" over and over again.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
17% The House (2017) "The House," like too many Hollywood comedies of outrage, turns the extreme into the innocuous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The appeal of this particular Spider-Boy is all too basic: In his lunge for valor, he keeps falling, and he keeps getting up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) The true magic that "Dawson City" captures is, simply, the mystery of film itself: a medium that turned people into shadows that burned brighter than life.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
89% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) What the film offers is evidence of a pattern, the shadows of a disturbing trend that add up to a warning: If we, as a society, don't push back against the chipping away of the freedom of information, it's only going to get worse, until it eats us alive.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) For the first time, the messy hyperactive form and nihilistic crunched-metal content seem to reinforce each other.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
No Score Yet On the Seventh Day (2017) Each elegantly framed shot, every deftly observed moment expresses something organic and moving.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
17% All Eyez on Me (2017) [A] messy, hugely flawed, but fascinating biographical drama ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
22% The Book of Henry (2017) The film's muted yet still rather flamboyant terribleness derives from the fact that it seems to be juggling three or four borderline schlock genres at once.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
46% Rough Night (2017) The best thing about "Rough Night" is the feisty, claws-out spontaneity of its competitive banter between "sisters" who love and hate each other.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
68% Cars 3 (2017) "Cars 3" is very much a tale of mentorship, of learning how to give up your ego in order to bolster someone else's. As such, it's touching in a pleasingly formulaic, pass-the-torch way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) "The Mummy" is a literal-minded, bumptious monster mash of a movie. It keeps throwing things at you, and the more you learn about the ersatz intricacy of its "universe," the less compelling it becomes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
75% Becoming Cary Grant (2017) Even with a subject as great as Cary Grant, and a take on him that appears to have all its metaphysical Old Hollywood signifiers in place, "Becoming Cary Grant" is a murky and rather disappointing biographical portrait.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
89% Promised Land (2017) Two elements - America and Elvis - come together in ticklish, surprising ways that expand and delight your perceptions.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) "Captain Underpants" isn't out to be more than a trifle; that's part of its appeal. It's not so much potty-mouthed as it is a potty-minded kiddie burlesque, one that finds the supreme innocence in naughtiness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
48% Churchill (2017) A small, watchable, rather prosaic backroom docudrama ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Agnès Varda, in the glory of her golden years, has become a humanist magician.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017