David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
48% True Story (2015) "Hill and Franco did not rehearse their scenes together beyond the first table read, all the better to make their interaction more natural and plausible. It worked. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2015
90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A beautifully filmed, marvelously acted and totally dialogue-driven movie --- propelled by superlative performances from its three female stars, it is rich with intense characterizations that most movies don't touch. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2015
65% Unfriended (2015) "The premise and look of the film are admittedly innovative --- but this is not a scary movie. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2015
89% Ex Machina (2015) "We can extract at least one truism from this imaginative and beguiling story. Women hate to be treated as chattel --- even if they're robots. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2015
93% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "It's a wondrous way for the whole family to spend 81 minutes. And most importantly, part of your ticket purchase during opening week goes to protecting this endangered species. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2015
29% The Longest Ride (2015) ""The Longest Ride" is almost saved by Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin...but not quite. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 10, 2015
54% Woman in Gold (2015) "A powerful drama that packs an eloquent and emotional punch, yet has enough of a sense of humor to occasionally lighten the mood. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 1, 2015
47% Home (2015) "Savor "Home" for its vibrant colors, animated effects, like the upside-down Eiffel Tower floating over Paris, and the rapidly building, feel-good relationship between Oh and Tip. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 27, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "The thin material by a gaggle of writers does not sustain the laughs. Perhaps there's too much emphasis on James hiding homemade shivs "where the sun don't shine". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 27, 2015
92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "Its message of hope is heartening. Yet, after watching this expertly constructed film, it's hard to shake a lingering feeling of despair that any forthcoming change may only be temporary. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 22, 2015
95% It Follows (2015) ""It Follows" is a truly electrifying, even hair-raising horror film. But it doesn't rely on gore to jangle our nerves. It merely preys on our imagination. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "While director Pierre Morel manages to build tension in parts of "The Gunman", it's pretty hollow considering we don't care much for Jim Terrier, Penn's character. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
31% Insurgent (2015) "And the thing I find most annoying? Watching these characters maneuver their eyeballs back and forth while gazing into each other's eyes. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "It's a flawless production, filled with solid acting, fabulous costumes, music that captures the grandeur of the story, and a perfectly matched royal couple. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 13, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "The movie had a chance to be better, but when the subject turns to something as timely as school bullying, it barely scratches the surface. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 8, 2015
30% Chappie (2015) "Enough with the futuristic plots --- maybe Blomkamp and Tatchell should utilize their talents in a completely different arena. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 8, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Considering the dearth of roles for older actors, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a family film suitable for the non "Fifty Shades of Grey" crowd. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 6, 2015
86% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "The people who really need to see Kenner's movie will not. This is the portion of the American public that believes what it wants to believe, their blindness to scientific fact justified by the smooth operators seen on (shows like) Fox News. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 6, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "This movie manages to get under your skin unlike most other films you're likely to see. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 28, 2015
14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) "The first half of this film is the best, with the actors reciting the technical gibberish very convincingly, while trying to resuscitate a dog named Rocky. The second half is essentially conventional horror stuff we've seen before with this genre. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 27, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "Mildly entertaining, but mostly preposterous. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 27, 2015
79% McFarland USA (2015) "If you think cross country might make for a boring film, it doesn't. In fact, the movie is genuinely moving. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 19, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "The body count is so high the only thing missing is Uma Thurman. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 14, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "The sex scenes merely serve as a basis for the real appeal of the film, that is, the shifting emotions and back-and-forth of "who's got the edge?" " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 13, 2015
78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "But after a few minutes, the movie abruptly switches to full animation, and rather primitive animation, at that. You could practically hear the collective sigh of the audience. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 6, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The film gets sabotaged by overly long battle scenes, and an unconvincing love story. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 6, 2015
13% Seventh Son (2015) "The battle scenes are mercifully short --- thank you to director Sergey Bodrov --- which results in a brisk outing at an hour and forty-two minutes. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Feb 6, 2015
81% Black Sea (2015) "While "Black Sea" is predictable, especially with the almost expected treachery from one "bad apple" in the crew, the movie's tension is palpable, particularly with its extended climax. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 29, 2015
91% Mommy (2015) ""Mommy" is a serious movie for serious moviegoers. The characters are so well constructed that we feel compelled to await the outcome of their fates. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 29, 2015
11% The Boy Next Door (2015) "I've seen worse. Many people rail about Jennifer Lopez' acting ability, but I've never thought she was that bad in front of the camera. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 23, 2015
49% Cake (2015) "Such an injustice. Jennifer Aniston has given the second-best female performance of the year, and misses a chance for an Oscar because someone messed up --- royally. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 23, 2015
22% We'll Never Have Paris (2015) "Despite some real pedigree behind the making of "We'll Never Have Paris", the movie doesn't succeed on a number of levels. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 22, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) ""Fun for the whole family" is an overused cliche when it comes to movies. But in the case of "Paddington", there is no better description. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 19, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "After "Trouble with the Curve", director Clint Eastwood had nowhere to go but up. He has done that with "American Sniper", but I'm not convinced it belongs with the other Oscar candidates. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 19, 2015
89% Still Alice (2015) "Julianne Moore, as Dr. Alice Howland, evokes the heartbreaking reality of this dreaded condition. Yet through it all, she is "still" Alice, and that's why Moore is a lock for the Academy Award. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 16, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Hart is a bundle of energy --- so is Gad, for that matter --- and they bring that to their roles with relish. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 15, 2015
99% Selma (2015) ""Selma" is a phenomenally stirring production that should be seen by everyone who believes in racial equality. And even more so by anyone who does not. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 13, 2015
51% Unbroken (2014) ""Unbroken" should be seen on the big screen if only to witness the jousting in the sky, orchestrated by 11-time Oscar nominee for cinematography, Roger Deakins. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jan 1, 2015
46% The Gambler (2014) "The script is more than a bit unrealistic, and annoyingly insulting to the audience's intelligence. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 31, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) "Marshall struck gold in 2002 with his Oscar-nominated smash "Chicago", but he followed that up with the disastrous "Nine" in 2009. Now, with a superb cast spearheaded by the ethereal Ms. Streep, Marshall has another hit. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 29, 2014
71% Big Eyes (2014) "The strange saga of the Keane paintings is merely a blip in the history books, but Tim Burton proves that sometimes its those little things that amaze us the most. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 27, 2014
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "To hold audience interest for 150 minutes with virtually no action sequences speaks volumes. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 27, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) ""The Babadook" is a well constructed character study, but may fail to creep out some jaded horror lovers. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 20, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Fight scenes that go on --- and on --- and on...Talk about battle fatigue. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 17, 2014
28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Some movies should not be trifled with --- "The Ten Commandments" is one of them. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 12, 2014
88% Top Five (2014) "If seeing Cedric the Entertainer naked in a threesome is amusing, then this is your kind of movie. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 12, 2014
89% The Imitation Game (2014) "You wouldn't think a movie about an English mathematical genius could be so absolutely riveting, but that is the subject matter of "The Imitation Game", a sure bet for a Best Picture nomination. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 12, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "It's an entertaining picture with enough humor to allay the seriousness without diminishing its importance. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Dec 5, 2014
35% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "The graveyard for movie comedy sequels just got a bit more crowded. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 26, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "I was bored. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Nov 21, 2014
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