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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
90% 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
41% 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
23% 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
26% 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
31% 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
92% 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
89% 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
30% 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
94% Spielberg (2017) With its penetrating look at a career that now spans half a century, "Spielberg" enriches a series of films that you - or, at least, some of us - never get tired of thinking about.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
78% Voyeur (2017) "Voyeur" leaves you intrigued but not fully satisfied. There's a third voyeur here: the movie itself. It keeps staring, trying to make sense of the bizarre tale it shows us, but it never quite breaks through the glass and touches it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
26% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) "Literally, Right Before Aaron" is minor - a spiky indie trifle - but it has a convincing perversity and flair.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
75% No Stone Unturned (2017) In a strange way, the movie, as doggedly made as it is, remains stubbornly uncompelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
74% Last Flag Flying (2017) The central reason that "Last Flag Flying" fails to take wing is that its characters don't ring true. Not really. You never feel, in your bones, that you're watching battle-scarred veterans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
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
56% 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
43% 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
39% 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
49% 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
64% Chappaquiddick (2018) "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
73% 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
89% I, Tonya (2018) A fresh, chancy, and wickedly enjoyable movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
40% 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
34% 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
63% 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 - 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