|Born||February 24, 1959|
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation||Film critic, writer, author|
Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959) is an American film critic, who has been the chief film critic for Variety since May 2016. Previously, Gleiberman wrote for Entertainment Weekly, from 1990 until 2014. From 1981 to 1989, he worked at the Boston Phoenix.
Gleiberman was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. His family is Jewish. His work has been published in Premiere and Film Comment, and collected in the film-criticism anthology Love and Hisses. Gleiberman reviews movies for National Public Radio and for the NY1 television news channel. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle. 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.
In a 2016 podcast interview with the author Bret Easton Ellis, Gleiberman criticized the modern abundance of comic-book film franchises, characterizing them as "cinematically-dramatized Wikipedia entries" due to what he perceives as fan obsession with the "minutia" of interconnecting storylines.
Gleiberman is also the author of Movie Freak, his autobiography, published by Hachette Books.
- Gleiberman, Owen (2016). Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies. United States: Hachette Books. ISBN 0316382949.
- "Owen Gleiberman Joins Variety as Chief Film Critic". Variety. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
- 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.
- Beaujon, Andrew (April 2, 2014). "Entertainment Weekly lays off Owen Gleiberman and six others". Poynter. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "Owen Gleiberman". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism". Turner Classic Movies. 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- Nils, Everling (Dec 12, 2016). "Owen Gleiberman explains Marvel movies and information culture". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved Oct 8, 2018.
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