David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
650
Total QuickRatings:
84

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
65% The Railway Man (2014) " Personally, I was expecting much more of an impassioned reaction given the story line...yet I wasn't bowled over by the film. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " "Transcendence" is too slow, too technical and ultimately boring." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2014
50% Heaven Is for Real (2014) " Corum is so credible in the role, speaking the words of the real Colton, that moviegoers will be hard pressed to deny the veracity of it all. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2014
53% Cuban Fury (2014) " Frost proves here he can carry a film on his own, although I would like to see him featured in a better movie. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 11, 2014
47% Rio 2 (2014) " Saldanha's sequel is infused with spectacular scenery, toe-tapping music, and a myriad of creatures and colors. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 11, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " First time feature film writers Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph could be this year's version of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon penning the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting". " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 11, 2014
80% The Raid 2 (2014) " Once you accept and get past the mayhem and slaughter --- there's a story there, and a good one." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 4, 2014
73% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " Jeanne was particularly taken with the fact that females dominate the males, making all the key decisions in their island exploration. She could hardly contain her glee at our screening. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 4, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " I still can't shake the peculiar casting by von Trier since neither actress looks remotely like the other. He also cast Belgian Michael Pas as the older version of Jerome, but Pas looks as much like Shia LaBeouf as I do. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 4, 2014
77% Anita (2014) " It (her dress) deserves to be memorialized in the Smithsonian Institute as a symbol of a brave woman standing up for her principles." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 4, 2014
40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " The heart and soul of this film is Pena. His magnificent performance punctuates Chavez' struggle to maintain a non-violent approach to achieve his goals --- which included a 25-day fast that nearly killed him --- and keep his large family intact. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 28, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " The real strength of "Noah" is that it transports the audience completely, so we believe we're watching a real event in biblical times. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 28, 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Once the initial shock of the graphic material fades, "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" is quite a compelling story." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 21, 2014
79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " Despite its sometimes slow pace, it would be un-American to give a Muppets endeavor anything smacking of a negative review, so I won't. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 21, 2014
40% Divergent (2014) " It has some irritating flaws during its overly long two plus hours." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 21, 2014
63% Bad Words (2014) " Jason Bateman is a gifted comedic actor, but when a script is over-the-top abhorrent, I find no humor in it. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 16, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The late Robert Altman would have loved this film, which practically demands a second viewing." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 14, 2014
42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Eventually it loses its shock value as the movie progresses, so there had better be a story worthy of peoples' time. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 7, 2014
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " I can live with the puns --- far better than a movie full of gross jokes based on bathroom humor. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 7, 2014
59% Non-Stop (2014) " Despite some implausible scenes, it was entertaining, exciting and compelling. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 28, 2014
91% Kids for Cash (2014) " An extraordinary feat." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 28, 2014
48% Stalingrad (2014) " "Stalingrad" is very impressive in IMAX and 3-D, placing us smack in the middle of a war-like environment. From that standpoint, the film succeeds." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 28, 2014
45% In Secret (2014) " "In Secret" is a suspenseful drama that ever-so-gradually sneaks up on you. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 21, 2014
33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " This whole film is laughable, which is a shame since Besson wrote the very fine "District B13" --- but that was ages ago. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 20, 2014
13% Winter's Tale (2014) " It's a fresh, original and beautifully acted fantasy." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 15, 2014
49% RoboCop (2014) " It is deadly dull --- the level of emotional detachment, at least by this critic, was palpable." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 12, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Adults in their 40's today should find the film very satisfying. However, the jokes and sight gags arrive in such machine-gun fashion that young kids and many adults will be hard pressed to keep pace. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 6, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Clooney does not wisecrack in his usual manner, he actually treats the subject matter with the reverence it deserves. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 4, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " The movie lacks the tension it desperately wants to provide, and is loaded with too many plot flaws that sabotage the story." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 31, 2014
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Jones is quite good and reason enough to invest a couple of hours in this film." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 24, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Outside of a few action sequences, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is boring. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 17, 2014
11% The Nut Job (2014) " "The Nut Job" is a movie for parents to avoid sitting through with their kids." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 17, 2014
75% Lone Survivor (2014) " For battle-worn returnees of the struggles in Afghanistan, I suspect this film will trigger deep-seated memories of the military brotherhood they experienced, and the unspeakable losses they endured." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 10, 2014
64% August: Osage County (2013) " "August: Osage County" is not particularly uplifting, but the writing is so superior, and the cast so engaging, I can heartily recommend it." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 10, 2014
94% Her (2014) " Jonze's film could probably have been condensed into a half hour "Twilight Zone"-type episode, but I will admit that Phoenix, and especially the sultry voice of Scarlett, keep this feature length film intriguing. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 9, 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is a marvelous film that deserves Oscar consideration on many fronts, not just technical achievements. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 1, 2014
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Director John Lee Hancock manages to induce great performances from his cast." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 31, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " "American Hustle" is marginally entertaining, and ultimately not a satisfying movie-going experience. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 31, 2013
77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Leo's overall performance consists of an amazingly fierce array of emotions, and must be seen to be believed." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 30, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " Filled with richly comic human events, and deeply emotional scenarios, "Philomena" is one of the best films of the year. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 29, 2013
92% Nebraska (2013) " A slate of characters the Coen Brothers would admire." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 22, 2013
38% Delivery Man (2013) " Vaughn again finds himself in a comedy that doesn't click on all cylinders, and its attempts at poignancy come too little, too late. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 22, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Lawrence exudes a certain combination of feistiness, confidence and beauty that could not be embodied by any other young actress working today. She is clearly the glue that holds this film franchise together." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 19, 2013
46% The Book Thief (2013) " It's apparent to me that this is one of those cases where the film version just can't match up to the (presumed) brilliance of the book." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 15, 2013
27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " One of these days Shia LaBeouf will find a script that is worthy of his considerable acting talent. "Charlie Countryman" is not that vehicle. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 15, 2013
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " McConaughey's earlier career consisting of fluff films seems like ancient history. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 8, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The best part of "Thor: The Dark World" was watching Jeanne almost falling off her seat when the handsome Hemsworth doffs his top to reveal an amazingly chiseled physique. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 7, 2013
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Radcliffe is clearly the headliner in this cast, but it's an admirable acting tour de force by a solid ensemble group. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 1, 2013
60% Ender's Game (2013) " If one can believe this supposition, then it is possible to buy into the idea of a scrawny, 98-pound weakling to be the planet's savior. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 1, 2013
93% All Is Lost (2013) " "All is Lost" is a unique cinematic experience that should be seen on the big screen." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Oct 25, 2013
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