Owen Gleiberman

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Owen Gleiberman
Born (1959-02-24) February 24, 1959 (age 59)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.[citation needed]
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film critic, writer, author
Years active 1981–present

Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959)[1] is an American film critic, who has been the chief film critic for Variety since May 2016.[2][3] Previously, Gleiberman wrote for Entertainment Weekly, from 1990 until 2014.[4] From 1981 to 1989, he worked at the Boston Phoenix.[5]

Gleiberman is a graduate of the University of Michigan.[5] His work has been published in Premiere and Film Comment, and collected in the film-criticism anthology Love and Hisses.[5] Gleiberman reviews movies for National Public Radio and for the NY1 television news channel.[5] He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.[5] He is one of the critics featured in Gerald Peary's 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism.[6]

Gleiberman is also the author of Movie Freak, his autobiography, published by Hachette Books.


  1. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2016). Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies. United States: Hachette Books. ISBN 0316382949. 
  2. ^ "Owen Gleiberman Joins Variety as Chief Film Critic". Variety. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ McGowan, Rose (July 6, 2016). "Rose McGowan Pens Response to Critic of Renee Zellweger's Face: "Vile, Damaging, Stupid and Cruel" (Guest Column)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ Beaujon, Andrew (April 2, 2014). "Entertainment Weekly lays off Owen Gleiberman and six others". Poynter. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Owen Gleiberman". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism". Turner Classic Movies. 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 

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