Glenn Kenny

Glenn Kenny
Glenn Kenny's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times Premiere Magazine RogerEbert.com MSN Movies Vanity Fair Decider MUBI

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T-Meter Title | Year
80% The Hottest August (2019) This collection of interactions with ordinary people is a cinematic gift both simple and multilayered, an intellectual challenge and an emotional adventure. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
100% Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (2019) "Recorder" doesn't explore the extent to which Marion's original project of analysis was subsumed by the compulsion to tape everything. But her taping of everything created an irreproducible archive that is enlightening and the stuff of madness. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) [A] sturdy, watchable character drama... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1.5/4 64% Crown Vic (2019) Has very little to offer the discriminating moviegoer. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
89% Klaus (2019) Clichés inhibit "Klaus" from achieving instant-classic status, but the film is winning enough that it's worth a place in a family Christmas-movie library - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
52% Earthquake Bird (2019) For all its consideration, while "Earthquake Bird" adds up to a "real" movie, it's too polite to add up to an entirely compelling one. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) One could watch "Honey Boy" musing that it must be nice to have someone finance a movie of your 12-step qualification. That assessment is actually too generous. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
1.5/4 50% American Son (2019) Almost all the acting here is pointedly overstated, as if the performers are trying to project past an especially long proscenium. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
100% Gay Chorus Deep South (2019) Ultimately... the documentary is able to record only small, not sweeping, changes of heart. Nevertheless, the film, like the singers, maintains a compassionate optimism. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
94% Queen of Hearts (2019) This is a frequently gut-wrenching family drama that el-Toukhy directs with a sure hand, except when she doesn't. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
No Score Yet Redoubt (2019) "Redoubt" reaches for intimations and apprehensions of the cosmic. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet Portals (2019) While the concept suggests mind-bending alternate-reality stuff, the not terribly cerebral reality of the movie offers more in the line of eyeball-gouging, blood-spurting, face-melting shock horror. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/4 87% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) The movie is, for all its accomplishments, sketchy, tentative. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
98% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) A cogent and winning picture... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
89% Burning Cane (2019) "Burning Cane" is short and difficult. It does not aspire to entertain. Its realism is shot through with a constant dull ache. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
No Score Yet The Gallows Act II (2019) The movie's finale offers a twist that ostensibly ameliorates the internal-logic complaints. But it most vividly registers as a rancid misogynist cherry atop a sloppy concoction of tired jump scares. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 82% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) As backstage movies go, this isn't as profound as Topsy Turvy but it's almost as much fun as Shakespeare in Love. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) [A] film that is engrossing from the start, while building to something greater and more emotionally encompassing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
96% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) Perkins shoots the brothers with low-key intimacy and inserts numerous staged scenes reconstructing events. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
11% Jexi (2019) While its mode of argumentation gets weaker as the standard-issue boy-meets-girl-meets-carpe-diem plot progresses, the appealing cast and brisk running time help "Jexi" not wear out its welcome. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
88% Je t'aime moi non plus (I Love You, I Don't) (1976) The picture... is not for everybody. But it's genuinely, eccentrically Gainsbourgian. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
11% Lucky Day (2019) If you're one of those people who believes the Tarantino of today still needs to "grow up," this movie will provide an oblique but vivid insight into how much worse things might have been. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
50% Cuck (2019) A smarter group of filmmakers might have wrestled this deliberately repellent material into a decent black comedy. Lambert and company can only manage an ugly and self-congratulatory wallow. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
22% Pretenders (2019) It descends into several discrete modes of misogyny. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
100% Celebration (2019) Saint Laurent was essential to 20th-century culture, and "Celebration" shows the inevitable fading of glory as well as the enduring features of his life's work. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
D 21% Airborne (1993) High production values and a moderately appealing cast do nothing to ameliorate the tedium. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet 10 Minutes Gone (2019) The title of this movie proves unusually apt: You will figure out its climactic plot twist within the first 10 minutes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
96% First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019) Miike's seemingly offhand inventiveness is evident in almost every shot and cut. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) "The Death of Dick Long," until it meanders into a semisincere dramatic dimension, manages to pack in a good number of laughs for a significant amount of time. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
81% Abominable (2019) An exceptionally watchable and amiable animated tale... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 95% Promare (2019) While the overall tone is pitched to a teen demographic, the creative energy and the execution on display is consistently engaging. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
27% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) The picture overall is rote, mechanical. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
27% Corporate Animals (2019) If what you're looking for are vulgar cartoons based on facile social stereotypes being awful to each other, "Corporate Animals" will fill the bill. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2.5/4 63% The Sound of Silence (2019) [An] ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama... - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
93% Monos (2019) It's frustrating to see such a sophisticated cinematic apparatus used in the service of such muddled half-ideas. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
50% American Dreamer (2019) "American Dreamer" turns over several repellent plot points before settling on a cheap ironic ending. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% América (2018) This is an exemplary, moving, show-don't-tell record of family tenacity. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
70% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) The movie is at its most engaging when examining the near-monopolies controlling chicken farmers in the United States. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
55% Strange But True (2019) The tale is a jolting one, and the superb players do justice to the emotional distress of its characters. But a surer directorial hand might have yielded a more resonant experience. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
67% Blink of an Eye (2019) Taublieb's approach is straightforward, but also a little pedestrian. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
2/4 69% Joker (2019) As social commentary, Joker is pernicious garbage. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
63% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) J'Accuse has something very real and urgent to say about the world we live in today. It's kind of a shame you'll probably never get to see it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2/4 82% Official Secrets (2019) Feels both dutiful and dry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
100% The Load (Teret) (2019) [An] atmospheric, gripping film... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
83% Before You Know It (2019) Seekers of Manhattan stories that don't occur in skyscrapers and corridors of power could do worse. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
17% The Fanatic (2019) As it lumbers to its climax, the movie delineates the border that separates the merely stale from the genuinely rancid. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet No Place Like Home (2006) The picture abounds with amazing landscapes and trenchant but quietly articulated commentaries on tourism and Jamaica's other economies, or lack thereof, in this era. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
85% Friedkin Uncut (2019) For all his career ups and downs, he has remained devoted to making genuinely challenging and exciting work, and has succeeded more often than not. The documentary serves as a strong incitement to dig into it. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
94% Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019) Davis mavens will hear familiar stuff. But more than a few moments here are new, and real grabbers. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/4 88% Aquarela (2019) A purely sensationalistic cinematic experience that paradoxically encourages reflection and contemplation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019