David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

David Kaplan's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
61% Samba (2015) ""Samba" manages to be hugely entertaining, featuring a superb cast and expert direction, without abandoning its important message about a universal problem. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "It is vastly superior to all the bloated superhero movies with their extended, tedious fight scenes and unnecessary, overused 3-D effects. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
23% Vacation (2015) "You know you're in trouble when a movie starts off with a note scribbled indelibly on a guitar that says "I have a vagina". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 29, 2015
36% Staten Island Summer "With the "Saturday Night Live" stamp of approval all over it...we deserve better, much better. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 27, 2015
58% Southpaw (2015) ""Southpaw" is unequivocally the best boxing film in almost 40 years ("Rocky", 1976). It's a true crowd-pleaser in the "Rocky" vein. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 24, 2015
37% Irrational Man (2015) "I suspect many moviegoers, whether Woody Allen fans or not, will find the pacing frustrating, the philosophical meanderings unnecessary or incomprehensible, or both. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 22, 2015
40% Lila & Eve (2015) ""Lila & Eve" is a taut thriller for much of the film. It suffers a bit from a couple of flaws, but they're not deal breakers. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) ""Mr. Holmes" is one of those small films that grows on the viewer ever so gradually. The three main characters are all people we care about. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "It's fair to say that Schumer's first major entree into feature films will project her into major star status far greater than any tenure she might sustain on Comedy Central. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
94% Cartel Land (2015) "I found my heart pounding as Heineman, often with bullets flying all around, manages to film sequences straight out of a fictional movie or TV show. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 14, 2015
81% Batkid Begins (2015) "For one day, at least, the optimists among us could revel in the good-heartedness of people the world over. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
54% Minions (2015) ""Minions" does feature a "groovy" soundtrack, but it's not enough to overcome the movie's lesser elements. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
20% Self/less (2015) "The movie has several surprising twists, and will tug gently at your heartstrings, a la Warren Beatty in the 1978 remake of "Heaven Can Wait". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 6, 2015
64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "If watching handsome men with perfect bodies perform suggested sex acts on obese women is appealing to you, go see "Magic Mike XXL". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% Teacher of the Year (2015) "Thanks to a highly-skilled group of comedic actors with years of experience --- largely honed on television --- and the absurdist humor of writer/director Jason Strouse, "Teacher of the Year" is a film I can heartily recommend. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 27, 2015
82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "At times "Infinitely Polar Bear" seems like "Mr. Mom" on drugs. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 26, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "With a totally unique premise, a wealth of voice talent, and the usual attention to detail, "Inside Out" is a must for multiple viewings. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 19, 2015
93% The Farewell Party (2015) ""The Farewell Party" manages to make us laugh amid dire circumstances, yet the film is a serious reminder that Alzheimer's is no laughing matter. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "With its capable cast, Spielberg's hand-picked director Colin Trevorrow, and marvelous special effects, "Jurassic World" may be the best of the lot. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 11, 2015
95% Spy (2015) ""Spy" is a total gas, not something you can readily say about most comedies these days. It is built around McCarthy who is almost never out of a scene, and she appears to relish every minute. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 5, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "A big-name cast doesn't necessarily translate into a good movie. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 29, 2015
85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "Casting Mulligan in this role might seem like a curious choice. But her character combines the smarts, spunk and a sly sexuality that is difficult to ignore. And she is eminently likeable. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 8, 2015
43% The D Train (2015) ""The D Train" has to be one of the more schizophrenic movies in recent memory. What starts off as an amiable comedy turns into a dark string of events that purport to be funny, but they only serve to change the whole character of the film. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 8, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The only thing that adequately distinguishes these films is the all-important banter that occurs during down time. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 29, 2015
18% Little Boy (2015) ""Little Boy" is shamelessly sentimental, highly manipulative and wears out its welcome. Yet despite all that, I still enjoyed the film, for the most part, thanks to an endearing performance by its young star, Jakob Salvati. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 26, 2015
44% 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
89% 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
61% 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
92% 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
94% 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
31% 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
53% 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
45% 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
96% 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
17% 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
30% 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
31% 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
85% 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
13% 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
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