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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
62% Red Sparrow (2018) Elegantly tense and absorbing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet America's Musical Journey (2018) A distinctly inferior 3D IMAX film, an oversize tease of a sonic-adventure documentary that leaves you hollow rather than bedazzled.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
9% Basmati Blues (2018) "Basmati Blues" is one of those movies that isn't terrible but still leaves you wondering why it exists.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
86% The Peacemaker (2018) The more we get to know him, the more his core motivation - is he an idealist or something else? - becomes the mystery of the film.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) The film keeps telling us that what happened aboard that train was the fulfillment of something, but neither the event nor the three actors re-enacting it seem completely real. They seem like pieces of reality trapped in a movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Here's what it looks like when a routine bad movie goes off its rocker.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
11% Winchester (2018) Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
No Score Yet King In The Wilderness (2018) The movie humanizes King, in occasionally startling ways.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
100% Hal (2018) "Hal" has a once-over-lightly quality, but at times it offers a telling window into how the New Hollywood worked.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
89% Tully (2018) "Tully" has its heart (and many other things) in the right place, but by the end you wish it had an imagination finely executed enough to match its empathy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
62% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) The only aspect of it that I found I could focus on with even a modicum of interest was Will Forte's sideburns.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% Hereditary (2018) Collette's performance is staggering. She plays Annie as a woman who begins to wear her buried rage and guilt on the outside.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
81% Damsel (2018) "Damsel" is a comedy of attitude made with the indulgent touch of an art Western. That's a refreshingly original thing, though it's not as blow-you-away cool as the filmmakers seem to think it is.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Studio 54 (2018) For those of us who never went (and probably couldn't have gotten in if we tried), "Studio 54" lets you taste a bit of the ecstasy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
100% Blaze (2018) The daring of Ethan Hawke as a filmmaker is that he shapes his scenes not in a conventional way but as randomly observed slivers of life that amble and glide along to Blaze's dawdling spirit.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Lively, confessional, and entertaining ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) A documentary that's sharp-edged, humane, and deeply researched enough to take you closer to the manic engine of Williams' brilliance and pain than you were before ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
100% Wildlife (2017) Dano, it's immediately clear, is a natural-born filmmaker, with an eye for elegant spare compositions that refrain from being too showy; they rarely get in the way of the story he's telling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
60% Our New President (2018) A heady lesson in how fake news really works - and how far back it stretches.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
59% Juliet, Naked (2018) "Juliet, Naked" is a gently winning romantic comedy, all keyed to a delightful note of indie-rock obsession.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
94% Private Life (2018) Most of this stuff is sharply, at times squeamishly, funny, though the laughter also catches in our throats, since "Private Life" is built around a core of heartbreak.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
39% Den of Thieves (2018) By the end, you're reminded, once again, why there are so many Michael Mann imitators but so few who are able to burn his influence into something memorable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
54% 12 Strong (2018) On its own terms, the film is watchable enough, but it's blunt and stolid and under-characterized, and at 130 minutes it plods.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
26% Proud Mary (2018) Henson holds it together and, at moments, comes close to convincing you that you're watching a better movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
80% Blame (2018) Shephard has a lively eye for the neurotic ripples of high-school society, but her most audacious gambit is to dare to place the audience in a grey zone between innocence and judgment ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
22% Father Figures (2017) A limply spritzing fountain of unconvincing (and unfunny) tricks out of the how-to-write-a-comedy-hit manual.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
55% The Greatest Showman (2017) "The Greatest Showman" wants to give you a splashy good time, and does, and it's got something that takes you by surprise: a genuine romantic spirit.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The movie is bubbly, it's fast, it's hella synthetic-clever, and it's an avid showcase for the personalities of its stars ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) It's supposed to be a video-ized board game come to life, but really, it's just a bored game.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
0% November Criminals (2017) Not that it's awful, exactly. It's a low-budget generic shrug of a movie, one that recycles clichés both ancient (testy drug dealers) and slightly less ancient (the hero films his life with a camcorder).‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
91% Phantom Thread (2018) "Phantom Thread" is seductive and absorbing, but it's also emotionally remote.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
88% The Post (2018) Pulses ahead like a detective yarn for news junkies, one that crackles with present-day parallels.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
67% A Murder in Mansfield (2017) The movie meditates on what murder is by looking, more fully than most movies do, at the legacy of its aftershocks.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
No Score Yet 12th and Clairmount (2017) Watching "12th and Clairmount," you feel the anger of the riot alive in the inferno. It's the burning down of dreams.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) It's a tasty franchise delivery system that kicks a certain series back into gear.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) It's a very tasteful heart-tugger - a drama of disarmingly level-headed empathy that glides along with wit, assurance, and grace, and has something touching and resonant to say about the current climate of American bullying.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A boisterously formulaic and designed-by-committee holiday comedy ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
90% David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) "The Last Five Years" filters the twilight of Bowie's career through the prism of an era when he reigned as pop royalty, and what you perceive now, far more than the fashion-forward evolutions, is the dazzling continuity beneath them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
94% Gilbert (2017) You may or may not walk away from "Gilbert" a Gilbert Gottfried fan, but either way the movie makes you glad he exists.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% Bad Match (2017) In its fevered low-budget way it's just clever enough to do what it sets out to do. It gives toxic masculinity its just desserts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
70% Along for the Ride (2017) What's ultimately moving about "Along for the Ride" is that it communicates how Dennis Hopper, by sticking true to his reckless muse, was an artist who changed things, and maybe changed everything.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) The new film, while just okay enough to get by, takes a step back from the audacity of "Bad Moms" to something more cautiously conventional.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
75% Frank Serpico (2017) "Frank Serpico" is a finely etched and fascinating documentary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2017
34% Jigsaw (2017) The "Saw" genre was originally dubbed "torture porn." But at this point a more accurate description might just be "overkill."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) Most of it is avid and surprising, and honestly moving, because the film refuses to hype what it shows you.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Surviving Peace (2017) By the time it's over, you see the old conflicts with new eyes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
6% Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017) Even if you're just looking for a Tyler Perry night out, be very afraid.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
91% Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017) A documentary that's incisive and haunting, like Didion's best writing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
31% Wonder Wheel (2017) It's got movement and flow, it's got a vibrant sunset look of honky-tonk nostalgia, and it's got a bittersweet mood of lyrical despair that the film stays true to right up until the final note.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) "Happy Death Day" is "Groundhog Day" dipped in blood, and if the movie isn't all that clever, it's just clever enough to get by.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017