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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% 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 (2017) "Phantom Thread" is seductive and absorbing, but it's also emotionally remote.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
84% The Post (2017) Pulses ahead like a detective yarn for news junkies, one that crackles with present-day parallels.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
80% 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
18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A boisterously formulaic and designed-by-committee holiday comedy ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet 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
28% 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
76% 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
94% 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
93% 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
77% 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
74% 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
73% 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
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
37% 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
50% 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
75% 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
90% I, Tonya (2017) 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
33% 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
60% 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
31% 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
68% 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
91% 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
93% 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
28% Suburbicon (2017) A lightly sneaky and entertaining movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017
95% 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
100% 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
63% 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