Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959)[1] is a Swiss-born American film critic who has been chief film critic for Variety since May 2016, a title he shares with Peter Debruge.[2][3] Previously, Gleiberman wrote for Entertainment Weekly from 1990 until 2014.[4] From 1981 to 1989, he wrote for The Phoenix.

Owen Gleiberman
Born (1959-02-24) February 24, 1959 (age 61)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationFilm critic, writer, author
Years active1981–present

Early life and educationEdit

Gleiberman was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to American parents.[5] He was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.[6]


Gleiberman's work has been published in Premiere and Film Comment, and collected in the film criticism anthology Love and Hisses.[6] Gleiberman reviews movies for NPR and NY1.[6] He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.[6] 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.[7]

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. Archived from the original on April 5, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  5. ^ Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies Owen Gleiberman.
  6. ^ a b c d "Owen Gleiberman". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  7. ^ "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism". Turner Classic Movies. 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2012.

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