Glenn Kenny Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) The most engrossingly eccentric American movie of the year.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2001
4/4 71% Auto Focus (2002) Auto Focus is tough stuff, but it's as profoundly resonant as it is immediately disturbing.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2002
4/4 88% Far From Heaven (2003) It's worth seeing for Quaid's multileveled, perfectly modulated, frankly amazing performance.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) When the tears start coming, they're not jerked from you -- they're honestly earned, and they're a both a relief and, yes, an affirmation.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 92% Talk to Her (2002) This is a complex, beautiful film that is, in the end, more warming than chilling, one that people will be talking about for a long time to come.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 80% The Hours (2002) A most engaging, moving, and provocative film.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 84% Morvern Callar (2002) A mesmerizing cinematic poem from the first frame to the last.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 85% Spider (2002) David Cronenberg's magnificent, bleak Spider takes us into the mind of a madman and tells his life story entirely from his point of view.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 79% Punch-Drunk Love (2002) A movie of undeniable power and strangeness.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 87% Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) As moving as it is hallucinatory, it's truly a journey through another world.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) This is a delectable film indeed.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2003
4/4 99% Finding Nemo (2003) . . . the computer animation reimaginings of the undersea orgies of color orchestrated by nature are mind-blowing.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2003
4/4 94% American Splendor (2003) . . . one of the funniest, smartest, most moving pictures of the year.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2003
4/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) This is one of the year's most subtly moving films, and a strong affirmation of Coppola's substantial talent.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2003
4/4 51% Demonlover (2003) Early on, writer-director Olivier Assayas latest effort could be mistaken for a hipper-than-thou thriller. But it isn't-it's in fact a difficult, challenging, and troubling art film.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2003
4/4 88% Mystic River (2003) Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort is perhaps the best film he's ever made.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2003
4/4 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino's most wild-*** effort yet.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2003
4/4 56% Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) It's flat-out comedy all the way, head-spinningly clever (you'll be talking about a sequence set in the Louvre for weeks) and always engaging.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2003
4/4 89% In America (2003) Quote not available.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2003
4/4 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson and his armies of actors and technicians have managed to do what the Wachowski brothers and George Lucas could not: make a perfect trilogy.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2003
4/4 75% Big Fish (2003) Not just Burton's best film, it's his least flawed -- it really does just bound along, an exemplary, and moving, entertainment from start to finish.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2003
4/4 60% The Dreamers (2004) The thrills of this movie are aesthetic ones, the creation of new, ravishing imagery (and all three of our young heroes are beautiful enough to be up to this task), the surrender to dream logic, the adoration of the silver screen.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2004
4/4 70% Dogville (2003) It really is a masterpiece-von Trier's first, as it happens.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2004
4/4 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) A wildly imaginative, hugely entertaining tour de force that asks big questions about life and love and fate while never ceasing to fully engage the viewer.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2004
4/4 84% Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) This is a movie of head-spinning richness.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2004
4/4 95% Before Sunset (2004) This movie is basically a yakfest, but an incredibly fluid and involving one . . .‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2004
4/4 90% The Corporation (2004) Over the course of almost two and a half fascinating hours, they make a cogent, compelling, powerful argument, and they also make a terrific movie.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2004
4/4 50% Code 46 (2004) Provocative, quietly erotic, deeply romantic, and slyly witty.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2004
4/4 80% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Demme here shows off both the mastery of suspense that made The Silence of the Lambs a classic, and the humane understanding and appreciation of character that not just deepens but energizes this film.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2004
4/4 95% Hero (2004) One of the most beautiful and involving films of the year.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2004
4/4 63% I Heart Huckabees (2004) By far the most original comedy of the year.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2004
4/4 97% Sideways (2004) Every performance here is wonderful, and the movie abounds in moments so true as to be cringe-worthy.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2004
4/4 83% Finding Neverland (2004) I don't think there's another actor alive who can convey the intermingling of gentleness and passion with as much precision as Depp.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2004
4/4 88% Bad Education (2004) A dense, audacious film in which layers of cinematic artifice lovingly camouflage (at least for a while) its characters' dark, damaged heart.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2004
4/4 56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) I savored every frame and gorged on every sound (being a fan of '70s Bowie helps).‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2004
4/4 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) It's a brave piece of work that's more than just moving -- it's genuinely upsetting, and haunting.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2004
4/4 57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) Playful, poetic, shocking, saddening, and ultimately gratifyingly and honestly big-hearted.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Everybody involved in Brokeback Mountain deserves credit for crafting a film strong enough to withstand all of the third-grade snickering that's attended it.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2005
4/4 73% Clean (2005) Visually assured, beautifully acted, it's a movie of scrupulous straightforwardness — so matter of fact that you scarcely expect the emotional wallop it delivers at the end...‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2006
4/4 68% A Scanner Darkly (2006) One doesn't leave the movie with a mind blown by visual bedazzlement but with a soul shattered by the profound sense of tragedy Linklater and company so beautifully put across.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2006
4/4 91% The Departed (2006) The Departed ends up the most affectingly bleak movie Scorsese's made since Taxi Driver.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2006
4/4 52% The Fountain (2006) If you're a movie lover who despairs that big-scale filmmaking today consists of little more than a self-cannibalizing system of clichés, then you need, badly, to see The Fountain, soon.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2006
4/4 97% Killer of Sheep (2007) Thirty years after its creation, Charles Burnett's debut feature still hits with the force of revelation.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2007
4/4 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007) I am tempted to call Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters the most successful full-on surrealist film since Bunuel and Dali's 1930 L'Age d'Or.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2007
4/4 91% There Will Be Blood (2007) This film invaded my consciousness (literally -- I had a dream about it the first night I saw it, a very rare occurrence) and still has a tight, daunting grip on it.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2007
4/4 78% Coeurs (2007) What makes Private Fears so extraordinary is not just how it completely upends the expectations that have come to seem inherent in such a structure, but how Resnais constantly pushes the boundaries of his, well, let's call it visual depiction.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2008
4/4 96% Persepolis (2007) It is, as much as anything else, an expression of a personality, an insistence that the singular voice of a single heart has meaning and can speak meaningfully across cultural boundaries both real and created.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2008
4/4 70% The Duchess of Langeais (Ne Touchez Pas La Hache)(Don't Touch the Axe) (2007) The latest film from master French director Jacques Rivette is a masterful, multilayered, sometimes enigmatic work of dark irony, an assured tragicomedy of manners and more.‐ Premiere Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2008
5/5 85% Black Swan (2010) ...what makes Black Swan really special is the immediate way that it works on you if you give yourself over to it. It's a true cinematic experience...‐ MSN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2010
5/5 96% True Grit (2010) This is a visually and sonically beautiful movie that uses space, distance and time to immerse you in a very particular world of mystery, awe and brutality.‐ MSN Movies
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2010