Owen Gleiberman
Born (1959-02-24) February 24, 1959 (age 63)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
OccupationFilm critic, writer, author
Years active1981–present

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

Early life and education

Gleiberman was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, to American parents.[2] He was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.[3]


Gleiberman's work has been published in Premiere and Film Comment, and collected in the film criticism anthology Love and Hisses.[3] Gleiberman reviews movies for NPR and NY1.[3] He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.[3] 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.[4]

Gleiberman's autobiography, Movie Freak, was published by Hachette Books.[5]

He and his wife Sharon live in New York City with their two daughters.[5][6]


  1. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (2016). Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies. United States: Hachette Books. ISBN 978-0316382946.
  2. ^ Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies Owen Gleiberman.
  3. ^ a b c d "Owen Gleiberman". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism". Turner Classic Movies. 2009. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Owen Gleiberman". 27 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Obituary: Orest Lewinter". Albany Times Union. October 25, 2012.