|Born||February 24, 1959|
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|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 in Switzerland, to American parents. He was 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 American Psycho 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.
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