Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959)[2] is an American film critic who has been chief film critic for Variety since May 2016,[3] a title he shares with Peter Debruge.[4] Previously, Gleiberman wrote for Entertainment Weekly from 1990 until 2014.[5] From 1981 to 1989, he worked at The Boston Phoenix.[6]

Owen Gleiberman
Born (1959-02-24) February 24, 1959
Lausanne, Switzerland[1]
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationFilm critic, writer, author
Years active1981–present

Gleiberman was born in Switzerland, to American parents.[1] He was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan,[2] and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.[6] His work has been published in Premiere and Film Comment, and collected in the film-criticism anthology Love and Hisses.[6] Gleiberman reviews movies for National Public Radio and for the NY1 television news channel.[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. Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies Owen Gleiberman.
  2. Gleiberman, Owen (2016). Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies. United States: Hachette Books. ISBN 0316382949.
  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. "Owen Gleiberman Joins Variety as Chief Film Critic". Variety. May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. Beaujon, Andrew (April 2, 2014). "Entertainment Weekly lays off Owen Gleiberman and six others". Poynter. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  6. "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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