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
2.5/4 62% The Sound of Silence (2019) [An] ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama... - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
92% 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
72% 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
50% 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 76% Joker (2019) As social commentary, Joker is pernicious garbage. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
56% 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 80% 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
19% 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 89% Aquarela (2019) A purely sensationalistic cinematic experience that paradoxically encourages reflection and contemplation. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
88% Blinded by the Light (2019) These songs have the power to move, inspire, make you dance. For the first time in my experience of Springsteen, they made me want to hide under my seat. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
93% End of the Century (2019) The measured ordinariness of its first section [is] a sly setup for a poetic film that handles narrative as a kind of scarf dance. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
100% Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles (Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas) (2019) The animation is handsome, the graphic settings understated but intelligently detailed. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/4 99% One Child Nation (2019) What we learn is fascinating and troubling, albeit within a narrow range. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Gottsagen is a disarming performer who creates a sweet and funny character. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
98% Love, Antosha (2019) [An] affectionate, heartbreaking documentary... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/4 16% A Score to Settle (2019) A Score to Settle falls more on the not-good column of the Cage ledger. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
50% Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini) (2019) Despite Di Napoli's high cheekbones and natural appeal, Nicola isn't much of a character, toggling between baby-faced innocence and callow ruthlessness, but not much else. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
93% Jay Myself (2019) It's a fun journey. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
3/4 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) By keeping all the footage in a past in which Wallace was still working, it confronts both his legacy and, I suppose, his ghost. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
81% Jirga (2019) This movie is undeniably a remarkable achievement. You wish it had just a little more dramatic heft. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
93% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) While it sometimes dons the characteristics of a psychological thriller, "Ground" eventually unfolds a powerful, metaphor-driven fable, one full of sorrow and anger about the way we live now. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/4 79% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Garrel shows genuine springy inventiveness as a director, particularly with respect to Eve's sometimes self-correcting flashbacks. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
89% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) Losier's portrait of the performer takes an intimate, impressionistic approach. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
70% At War (En guerre) (2019) This movie is a tough, bracing one for the most part. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
95% Ray & Liz (2019) Performed with absolute commitment by its cast (Justin Salinger and Ella Smith play the younger versions of the title characters), "Ray & Liz" is a quietly harrowing movie. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
93% Sword of Trust (2019) The humor has a persistent goofy streak, but what sticks to the ribs is the poignant stuff. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
56% The Sweet Requiem (Kyoyang ngarmo) (2019) The film puts its points across with a delicacy and sobriety rare in moviemaking. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
2/4 42% Stuber (2019) The only thing worse than hot garbage is elaborately lukewarm mediocrity, and for too much of its running time, the new comedy Stuber is just that. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
96% Mean Streets (1973) If a movie can be faulted for packing in a little too much realism, this is definitely one of them. But, you know, cinema isn't always about being comfortable. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
80% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) (Nick) Broomfield has the personality to make his onscreen presence interesting even if you're not keen on meta-documentary. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
93% Mine 9 (2019) The movie's implication that the untenable conditions are just "the way it is" is complacent at best. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
72% The Plagiarists (2019) Its crude imagery and the sharp editing that implicitly contradicts it are deliberate components of a termite-like digging into the permutations of postmodern cultural work. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/4 100% A Bigger Splash (1974) This unusual and sometimes unsettling film is a kind of staged documentary that could not have been made without the cooperation of people who were going though genuine challenges in their life at the time. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
No Score Yet Billboard (2019) One could conceivably craft a Capra-esque, scrappy-underdog crowd-pleaser here, or a parable on the excesses of capitalism. But the movie misses both marks, widely. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
67% The Quiet One (2019) An engaging documentary... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
2/4 44% Hampstead (2019) More often, though, Hopkins and writer Robert Festinger pile up the commonplaces hoping they'll result in actual characters. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
65% Our Time (Nuestro tiempo) (2019) This critic has seen "Our Time" twice now, and at each screening was equal parts enthralled, exasperated, impatient and inspired. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) This tidy, thoughtful film gets at jazz's joy and pain. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
83% American Woman (2019) The performances are excellent, and Ingelsby's dialogue largely rings true. But while the movie is indeed considered and conscientious, it's also careful. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 86% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's documentary doesn't just make you miss the singer. It makes you miss, of all things, a robust music industry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
91% Framing John DeLorean (2019) A smart, hook-filled blend of documentary and fictionalized re-enactments... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
90% Funan (2019) For a film that aims to reach older children and young adults, its moral is unusually bracing: There sometimes is hope at the end of a bad road, but only if you live to reach that end. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019