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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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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/4 13% Disturbing the Peace (2020) A dull-as-dishwater, paint-by-numbers cinematic hiccup with no discernible reason for being.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
14% Intrigo: Death of an Author (2020) The stagings are stilted; the relations between the conflicted characters never catch fire.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
76% Bad Boys for Life (2020) A mildly enjoyable movie that committed fans of the franchise will rate a lot higher...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
42% Inherit the Viper (2020) A terse, controlled thriller about how the family ties that bind - love, loyalty, survival - are tested by criminality and amorality, which here aren't always analogous.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
51% Underwater (2020) It's a challenge to keep action coherent and build suspense in the submerged environment simulated in "Underwater," but Eubank doesn't meet it, instead falling back on stale shocks...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
No Score Yet System K (2019) A lively, cogent, unsettling documentary about the incredible art world roiling in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3/4 38% The Song of Names (2019) Literate, sober, soulful.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2019
No Score Yet The 21st Annual Animation Show of Shows (2019) The largely dry tone of the anthology suggests that its curator, Ron Diamond, wants to prove a point, that animation isn't merely an "art for art's sake" medium.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
76% Spies in Disguise (2019) The lessons are so treacly, and their delivery method so single-minded, that the Valley Girl phrase "gag me with a spoon" springs to mind.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
92% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) Its mix of vivid period detail and raw frankness about sexuality and poverty and women's oppression is heady and bracing; its depiction of female friendship and love is pointedly ferocious.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
37% 6 Underground (2019) There are genuinely eccentric innovations here. There's certainly not a whole lot of recognizable humanity, but hey, that's why there's "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/4 74% Richard Jewell (2019) [A] fleet, densely textured drama.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) The action sequences are lifeless; the lessons valid but arguably stale; and the trimmings, mere bloat.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
1.5/4 0% Grand Isle (2019) There's not much to invest in here. Not even the final Cage-Grammer face-off.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
94% In Fabric (2019) The film spaces out several nasty and effective frights. And as its narrative seems to deliberately devolve into a dissociative dream, even the funny material hits with a choke in the throat.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
64% Little Joe (2019) "Little Joe" manages to exert a peculiar pull in spite of being constructed with material you've likely seen elsewhere.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
91% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Kasbe spent years among these people, and his movie is an intense 74-minute distillation of his dedication.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
78% Melody Makers (2019) [A] hardly epochal but largely pleasant documentary...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
85% Les Misérables (2020) Ly shows command of staging and shooting throughout, simulating documentary form while maintaining a tight grip on narrative coherence.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
3/4 51% 21 Bridges (2019) One of the most entertaining and thoughtful American policiers in recent memory.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
6% The Courier (2019) Its female-butt-kicker premise notwithstanding, this is another cinematic slab of sound and fury signifying nothing.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
73% Shooting the Mafia (2019) Longinotto clearly looks up to Battaglia. This tribute, though, is idiosyncratic to the point of alienation.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
83% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
97% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) [A] sturdy, watchable character drama...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1.5/4 61% Crown Vic (2019) Has very little to offer the discriminating moviegoer.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
93% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
51% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
93% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
95% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
80% Redoubt (2019) "Redoubt" reaches for intimations and apprehensions of the cosmic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/4 0% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/4 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) The movie is, for all its accomplishments, sketchy, tentative.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) A cogent and winning picture...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
91% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
0% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/4 79% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
96% 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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
20% Pretenders (2019) It descends into several discrete modes of misogyny.‐ New York Times
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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
0% 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
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
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019