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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% 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
15% 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
44% 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
24% 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
20% 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
No Score Yet 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
67% Take Your Pills (2018) Urgent and eye-opening ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
49% 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
No Score Yet 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
74% 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
82% 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
95% A Quiet Place (2018) Sometimes, getting on the clever/whatever wavelength of a horror film and just rolling with can be a part of the fun. "A Quiet Place" is that kind of movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
38% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) There's no real terror or dread in it, just the same old meat-puppet gore and cattle-prod scares served up with a kind of ritualized self-satisfaction.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
100% Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2018) An impeccably made story-of-a-siege documentary that shows you how a revolution evolves, step by step, into a collective writhing being.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
17% Death Wish (2018) "Death Wish," make no mistake, is a movie that has its heart in the wrong place.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
51% Submission (2018) By making a none-too-convincing femme fatale the source of its drama, "Submission" comes off as an antiquated and rather reactionary campus parable.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
No Score Yet America: Land of the Freeks (2018) Lommel, as a filmmaker, never could separate his good ideas from his trendy and downright wretched ones.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
63% Every Day (2018) At heart, "Every Day" is just an elaborately convoluted parable of a high-school girl learning to prize a savvy nice guy over a popular cad. But the movie demonstrates why that simple lesson is more than skin-deep.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
82% Game Night (2018) If Game Night were just a concoction, it might grow tiresome awfully fast. There's a nagging speck of humanity, or at least reasonably quick and cutting marital satire, that keeps the movie afloat.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
48% 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
8% 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
92% 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
16% 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
14% Winchester (2018) Sarah may not be crazy, but the film seems slightly nuts.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
100% 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
92% 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
61% 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
79% 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 (2018) 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
64% 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