David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Publications:
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Critics' Group:
Chicago Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
671
Total QuickRatings:
84

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
19% Sex Tape (2014) " Segel and Diaz are terrific together, playing off each other like the seasoned veterans they are. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 18, 2014
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " This latest technology allows the apes to exhibit a wide variety of facial expressions, down to the slightest hint of a smile, and even a tear." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 11, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " Maybe the most profound concept to come out of "Life Itself" is the grace and dignity with which Roger and Chaz handled his death" — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2014
23% Tammy (2014) " The attempt to portray Tammy as sympathetic just doesn't work." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 2, 2014
49% Earth to Echo (2014) " As annoying a movie as I've ever seen. Evidently the statute of limitations on movie rip-offs has elapsed, since "E.T." was first released in 1982. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 2, 2014
69% They Came Together (2014) " It's a farce of the genre featuring pratfalls, absurdities and general buffoonery by its stellar cast. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 29, 2014
85% Ivory Tower (2014) " There's a new horror film being released today in American cinemas. It's called "Ivory Tower". No monsters abound here, no fire-breathing dragons --- just frightening facts about the high cost of a college education. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 27, 2014
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " This is cliched writing, at best, but fans of the series overlook such trivial matters as long as the special effects are, well, special. And they are." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 27, 2014
54% Jersey Boys (2014) " "Jersey Boys", the movie, is a real crowd pleaser, and if you don't experience some goose bumps along the way, you're probably too young to remember the songs." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 20, 2014
53% Citizen Koch (2014) " Though "Citizen Koch" attempts to be a hard-hitting documentary about the influx of obscene amounts of money from right-wing organizations funded by the Koch brothers, it falls short on many levels. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 13, 2014
55% The Signal (2014) " I found this film to be sufficiently intriguing... it poses enough of a mystique that you feel compelled to anticipate the outcome." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 13, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " It's a joy to behold." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 13, 2014
85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Just because I wasn't in stitches watching this sequel doesn't mean the general public won't bust their collective guts at the mayhem." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 12, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " The filmmakers constantly keep things fresh and inventive, providing us with a different perspective of Cage's learning curve. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 8, 2014
49% Maleficent (2014) " Jolie displays an incredible propensity for being beautiful and menacing at the same time. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 30, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " If MacFarlane was going for comedic shock value with this film, he failed miserably. What he has put on screen in 2014 is no longer funny or shocking, just stupid and a bit sick. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 30, 2014
14% Blended (2014) " Somebody call Ripley! Despite extremely low expectations, Adam Sandler has actually made a decent movie. It's also a step up in class from the usual Sandler fare." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 23, 2014
92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The novelty has worn off...but I think its greatest appeal will certainly be to devotees of the genre." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 23, 2014
74% Godzilla (2014) " "Godzilla" is entertaining enough, and its final scene is a memorable one. But it is only moderately suspenseful. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 16, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Call me an old fuddy-duddy, but if you've seen one Spider-Man film, you've seen 'em all." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 8, 2014
23% The Other Woman (2014) " When the best part of a movie is the music, something isn't right." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 25, 2014
66% 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
46% 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
52% 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
79% 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
76% 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
60% 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
75% 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
75% 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
41% Divergent (2014) " It has some irritating flaws during its overly long two plus hours." — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 21, 2014
64% 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
41% 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
79% 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
60% 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
47% 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
41% In Secret (2014) " "In Secret" is a suspenseful drama that ever-so-gradually sneaks up on you. " — Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 21, 2014
29% 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
32% 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
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