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 MUBI

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 95% Hotel by the River (2019) Hong's free style isn't showy; there's a stillness holding the film together at all times. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
67% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Jessica Rothe as Tree is still an appealing presence. But the film is overstuffed with unfunny self-parodying gore slapstick, half-felt sentimentality and semi-meta sci-fi... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
85% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) It took a while for this digressive movie to get its hooks in me, but once it did, "Sorry Angel" didn't let go. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 36% Untogether (2019) A character study of mostly very brittle people. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/4 74% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) I suppose there are some who will get off on this movie's competence and uber-sincerity, but I found the premise one or two bridges too far. Sam Elliott junkies, too, are sure to be delighted. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
19% Berlin, I Love You (2019) Most of this movie... is taken up with tone-deaf humanist tales. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
100% One Million American Dreams (2018) This documentary makes a powerful case that the city's lost dead are due more honor than what Hart Island currently extends. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
No Score Yet Angela's Diaries (I diari di Angela - Noi due cineasti) (2019) "Angela's Diaries" asks of the viewer a kind of patience that may only reside in those already conversant with the couple's contributions, but its tenderness and straightforwardness are immediately admirable. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
88% Braid (2019) Peirone's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink directing does tend to head butt her thin writing, but the movie eventually coalesces as a sly, bitter parable against chasing-your-dreams optimism. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
71% Piercing (2019) The movie gains momentum as it indulges in hallucinogenic phantasmagoria. Whatever you make of its intentions, it's certainly exceptional in its visual distinction. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The confident storytelling and the bravura acting - Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette and John Malkovich contribute compelling caricatures - carry "Buzzsaw" all the way home. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
No Score Yet Heartlock (2019) The picture's gender and race dynamics, not to mention its forced star-crossed lovers theme, are sufficiently commonplace to register as hackneyed. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
100% The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkness (2019) The five Browns are likable, admirable individuals; two of the sisters started the Foundation for Surviving Abuse, an advocacy group, and we see them at work with eloquence and compassion. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
13% I Hate Kids (2019) The single achievement of "I Hate Kids," a new comedy directed by John Asher, is that it is simultaneously tepid and offensive. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1.5/4 13% The Aspern Papers (2019) [A] peculiar and ineffectual film. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 45% Ashes in the Snow (2019) The script and direction ... [are] dealing with actual historical atrocities and tragedies, and distilling them into another resilience-of-the-human-spirit bromide. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
82% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Maintains narrative interest without ever grabbing the viewer by the lapels. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
58% A Dog's Way Home (2019) As ridiculous as it gets, and that's plenty, "A Dog's Way Home" manages to serve up a one- to two-hankie finale, depending on the extent of your dog-person-ness. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
97% Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka) (1988) One of the most startling and moving animated films ever. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
48% Escape Room (2019) There are intimations of "Tales From the Crypt," "Final Destination," "The Game," and other older, better films here; this movie never catches a fire like any of those did, and even its twist coda feels dreary and pro forma. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
100% The Venerable W (Le Vénérable W.) (2017) In a sense, this is the most terrifying of Schroder's portraits. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/4 98% Free Solo (2018) It's scary and exhilarating stuff. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
1.5/4 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) I left Welcome to Marwen feeling that Hogancamp had been cut off from agency from his own story, reduced to a cow-eyed dunderhead Candide only more voyeuristic. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
100% The Last Resort (2018) The cultural transformation and re-transformation of Miami Beach (specifically its southern tip, South Beach) is a story that's fascinating, poignant, garish and, in some ways, befuddling. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
93% Bumblebee (2018) Can a "Transformers" movie be good? It turns out the answer is yes - if the right talent is given enough leeway. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
1.5/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) How did this truly crummy movie get made? - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
95% Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo) (2017) [A] frank and affectionate portrait... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
90% Ghostbox Cowboy (2018) A scary, dryly funny dissection of entrepreneurial absurdism bleeding into existential and metaphysical despair. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
No Score Yet That Way Madness Lies... (2018) If this is a subject matter that has touched your life even minimally, you ought to see this movie. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
100% Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2018) It's never boring but a trifle diffuse. If you're a Miyazaki fan, you'll want to see it anyway. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 90% Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (2018) This is one action-packed doc, so to speak, replete with eyebrow-raising factual tidbits. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
55% Asher (2018) Unfortunately the pace is so relaxed as to be meandering; and Jay Zaretsky's screenplay is cliché-packed... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
67% The Great Pretender (2018) The energetically crafted, well-acted movie about characters one would go to considerable extremes to avoid in real life is turning into a veritable indie micro-genre. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
73% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Gillan plays her messy, mournful role with unfussy integrity. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
No Score Yet Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett (2017) Fowler... tries to imbue his work with a numinous quality reflective of the subject's work and aesthetic. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) The filmmakers are clearly trying to bring an uncommon maturity to the fantasy film, and in many respects they succeed. While not everything here works, what does is impressive. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
100% Rams (2018) This film adheres to Rams's aesthetics by being brisk, matter of fact, well lighted and composed of clean lines, metaphorically speaking. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/4 96% Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) This film about an exemplary woman, made by women, is as much a pleasure as it is a lesson. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
No Score Yet The Inquiring Nuns (1968) Shot in a rudimentary but pleasingly grainy black-and-white, with hypnotic organ music from Philip Glass (his first credited feature-length film score), this hourlong picture is a delight. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
15% Robin Hood (2018) The plot is twisty in a perfunctory way, the action predictably explosive, the sought-after exhilaration nonexistent. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/4 65% Jonathan (2018) Ansel Elgort's wonderful performance does appropriate honor to the ambiguity the movie is trucking in. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
81% Instant Family (2018) Every hurt gets a balm applied real quick, the better to get to the next classic-rock-scored feel-good montage. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
No Score Yet Miss Dalí (2018) Relentless, spell-it-all-out dialogue is wedded to a clunky visual approach that's pretty much the cinema equivalent of a wikiHow entry. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
93% The Last Race (2018) Auto racing is noisy and not great for the environment. But it's also responsible for a lively, eccentric culture. The director of this brisk documentary, Michael Dweck, clearly considers it lively and eccentric... - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
1/4 22% River Runs Red (2018) It takes a vitally serious subject and makes such a relentlessly dumb hash of it. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
72% Chef Flynn (2018) "Chef Flynn" is an engaging documentary about McGarry's boy-to-man journey, which concludes as he prepares to open his own restaurant in Manhattan. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% Infinite Football (2018) This relatively short film contains worlds. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
58% The Grinch (2018) While ostensibly explaining how the Grinch got so Grinch-like, it also inclines the viewer to raise other questions. How did he score that mountaintop mansion? What's with the elaborately twisted pipe organ? - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
25% Nobody's Fool (2018) If the movie's looseness lets in an excess of dead air, "Nobody's Fool" is still dotted with pleasures besides those Haddish brings. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/4 92% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) The movie can't help but portray [Welles] as an inspired and inspiring figure. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018