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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
20% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1.5/4 15% The Aspern Papers (2019) [A] peculiar and ineffectual film.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
1.5/4 56% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
84% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Maintains narrative interest without ever grabbing the viewer by the lapels.‐ New York Times
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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
53% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/4 98% Free Solo (2018) It's scary and exhilarating stuff.‐ RogerEbert.com
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
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
No Score Yet 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
92% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
1.5/4 26% Mortal Engines (2018) How did this truly crummy movie get made?‐ RogerEbert.com
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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
89% Ghostbox Cowboy (2018) A scary, dryly funny dissection of entrepreneurial absurdism bleeding into existential and metaphysical despair.‐ New York Times
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
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
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/4 89% 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
16% Robin Hood (2018) The plot is twisty in a perfunctory way, the action predictably explosive, the sought-after exhilaration nonexistent.‐ New York Times
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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
82% 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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
74% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% Infinite Football (2018) This relatively short film contains worlds.‐ New York Times
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
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
24% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
No Score Yet 9 Fingers (9 doigts) (2017) Some striking scenes notwithstanding, this movie doesn't achieve the delirium it aspires to. It's often flat and tame, and obvious in the wrong ways...‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
93% Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) (2018) Because Bergman's auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/4 85% Monrovia, Indiana (2018) Wiseman's portrait reveals emptiness that's subtle and unforced but becomes devastating.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) Storytelling is both serviceable and refreshingly non-reliant on the chaotic cutting that distinguishes so much contemporary action fare.‐ AARP Movies for Grownups
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
98% Border (Gräns) (2018) As cold as possible is a good way to see it. This is a movie that aims to startle in overt and subtextual ways; the less known before viewing, the better.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
94% 1985 (2018) A moving cinematic sketch of a HIV-infected man living through the height of the plague.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
1.5/4 53% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) A stab at absurdism that results in a swampy wallow in affectation.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
94% Wildlife (2018) The whole of the film is a potent collaboration in every respect, and a remarkable directorial debut.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
57% Caniba (2018) I consider Sagawa repellent, and the movie an exercise in intellectualized scab-picking.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
88% Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story (2018) In terms of production values, this is not a snazzy film. But the interview footage with family and colleagues, including Bonnie Raitt and Elvin Bishop, an early Butterfield guitarist, is smart and thorough.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
2/4 20% Bigger (2018) As relatively handsomely mounted as this movie is, it's also kind of a shambles.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1.5/4 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An unfortunately apt demonstration of what can befall a clever filmmaker who gets too clever.‐ RogerEbert.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) Mr. Barinholtz has enough cachet to assemble an excellent cast, although he's not as canny about using it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018