Owen Gleiberman Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 91% Gone With the Wind (1939) To see Gone With the Wind on a big screen again is to weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 94% Rififi (Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) (1956) I won't bore you by rhapsodizing over the moody poetic night world artistry of Rififi.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 89% Titanic (1997) A lush and terrifying spectacle of romantic doom.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 94% The Truman Show (1998) Carrey turns Truman into a postmodern Capra hero.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998) Spielberg has captured the hair-trigger instability of modern combat.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) This is a movie full of moments, and performances, to savor.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 91% Go (1999) More than anything, Liman does extraordinary work with his dazzling young cast, a parade of future stars if ever I've seen one.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939) Remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's- really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 93% Being John Malkovich (1999) The most excitingly original movie of the year.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 63% Man on the Moon (1999) A brilliant, maniacally funny, and dizzying experience.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 88% Boys Don't Cry (1999) Lyrical and galvanizing.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 68% Timecode (2000) Stands as a rare feat of technology made human.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 84% Chuck & Buck (2000) As close to magic as contemporary movies get.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 79% Requiem for a Dream (2000) Requiem for a Dream may be the first movie to fully capture the way that drugs dislocate us from ourselves.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) In A Hard Day's Night, the Beatles, in song after song, pay homage to the faith of love, and that faith connects them to something ancient, lending this topspin musical its near oracular beauty.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 92% Traffic (2000) Dazzling!‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2000
A 73% Before Night Falls (2001) Before Night Falls lays bare not just the cruelty of Cuba's totalitarianism but its spiritual essence.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2001
A 92% Memento (2000) A moody craftsman of dazzling vision and skill.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2001
A 93% Startup.com (2001) Startup.com may be to our time what Wall Street was to the '80s.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2001
A 91% Our Song (2001) It's a stroke of genuine artistry to craft a movie in a raw and glancing documentary style that is not merely 'authentic' but dramatic.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 25, 2001
A 86% Sexy Beast (2000) It brought back some of the excitement I felt nearly a decade ago watching Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2001
A 36% Wet Hot American Summer (2001) A loving and meticulous re-creation of the last moment before American youth culture went permanently ironic.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2001
A 85% Go Tigers! (2001) An enthralling look at the drama that can transpire in the autumn of one small town on any given Friday.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2001
A 57% From Hell (2001) This is the rare contemporary whodunit that truly works.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2001
A 82% Ocean's Eleven (2001) Made with so much wit and brains and dazzle and virtuosity that the sheer speed and cleverness of the caper hits you like a shot of pure oxygen.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2001
A 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) A sublime modern fairy tale, a movie that, if anything, looks subtler, darker, and more intimate now than it did when originally released.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2002
A 92% Nine Queens (Nueve reinas) (2002) As tricky and satisfying as any of David Mamet's airless cinematic shell games.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2002
A 91% The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) A dazzling dream of a documentary.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2002
A 92% Bloody Sunday (2002) It re-creates a moral earthquake; it captures how the eruptive texture of that day was the product of forces that had been brewing for decades.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2002
A 69% The Grey Zone (2002) No dramatic feature has ever come quite this close to the matter-of-fact ugliness of the Nazi crimes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
A 88% Far From Heaven (2003) Far From Heaven is a dazzling conceptual feat, but more than that, it's a work of enthralling drama.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2002
A 91% Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002) It's a revelatory aural journey that gets you to hear something you've always known without quite realizing it: that the magic of the Motown sound was, quite literally, its sound, which the Funk Brothers created.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2002
A 69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) Personal Velocity has a no-frills docu-Dogma plainness, yet Miller lingers on invisible, nearly psychic nuances, leaping into digressions of memory and desire. She boxes these women's souls right open for us.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2002
A 85% Bend It like Beckham (2003) Made with a craftsmanship and pizzazz that restores your appreciation for honest commercial moviemaking, Bend It Like Beckham puts a new definition of femininity on screen, casual and cool and in your face.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2003
A 84% Lilja 4-ever (2003) A haunting and incandescent work of art.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2003
A 87% A Mighty Wind (2003) A movie that re-creates its object of satire with such pitch-perfect flair that it all but erases the line between derision and love.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2003
A 77% A Decade Under the Influence (2003) Savvy, detailed, altogether yeasty piece of nostalgia.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2003
A 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Gripping, lacerating, moving, and tragic -- a work of documentary art.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 28, 2003
A 91% The Weather Underground (2002) A powerful and searching documentary.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2003
A 91% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) The Magdalene Asylums really existed, and Mullan has captured their pious horror with a humanity that burns away any hint of exploitation.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2003
A 81% Thirteen (2003) With an authenticity that is tender and merciless, the movie shows you what it looks like when youth rebellion becomes a form of fascism.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2003
A 91% School of Rock (2003) Black is still a happy geek in perpetual overdrive, only now he draws on his musical skill, and his hipster shamelessness, to deliver the acting equivalent of a perfect power chord crunched with a demon smile.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2003
A 91% Shattered Glass (2003) Right from the start, Hayden Christensen is a revelation.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2003
A 93% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) May be the first movie I've seen that bends your brain and breaks your heart at the same time.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2004
A 92% Super Size Me (2004) Witty, gross, smart, outrageous, and so clever it just about pops.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 6, 2004
A 88% The Five Obstructions (2003) A movie that's so eager and playful and inspired that it made me a von Trier believer again.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 2, 2004
A 84% Bukowski: Born into This (2003) It reveals Bukowski to be a far grander artist than his bum's armor would suggest.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2004
A 95% Before Sunset (2004) A deeper, darker, altogether more memorable experience. It doesn't extend the characters so much as fulfill them.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2004
A 89% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) What ties each moment together is the fascinating and emotional tale of rock and its heroes growing up yet trying, against the odds, to stay genuine.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2004
A 81% The Bourne Supremacy (2004) The way the film has been made, nothing that happens seems inevitable -- which is to say, anything seems possible. There's a word for that sensation. It's called excitement.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2004