Jeanne Kaplan

Jeanne Kaplan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Jeanne 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
48% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Laugh-out-loud funny...people of a certain age, i.e., Baby Boomers, will especially appreciate its humor. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Sep 2, 2015
65% Learning To Drive (2015) "A rare summer gem. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 28, 2015
42% No Escape (2015) ""No Escape" could have gone either way --- bad or good. And, at 103 minutes, it came very close to capturing the "bad" moniker. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 26, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "A serious, thought-provoking, funny, moving tale of a self-evolved winner. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 14, 2015
67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) ""The Man From U.N.C.L. E." is totally enjoyable for everyone. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 11, 2015
99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) ""Shaun the Sheep Movie" is a totally engaging, delightfully clever bit of filmmaking. The stop-motion clay animation is seamless and flawless. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 10, 2015
69% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "In a summer filled with too many action/adventure films, "Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet" is a lovely break from all of that nonsense. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 10, 2015
93% The Gift (2015) ""The Gift" is full of various ludicrous acts, though, in full disclosure, I did scream at one predictable surprise --- shame on me! " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
62% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "See it with your girlfriends, and leave your husbands at home. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
9% Fantastic Four (2015) "I have nothing good to say about "Fantastic Four" --- so let's just leave it at that. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
92% The End Of The Tour (2015) ""The End of the Tour" is entertaining repartee between two accomplished writers with genius minds. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) ""Best of Enemies" is one of the most interesting and revelatory documentaries in years. It blows last year's Oscar winner, "Citizenfour" out of the water. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Aug 7, 2015
56% Samba (2015) "Though the film doesn't provide any answers, it does give voice to the millions who suffer these same situations daily. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Every bit as exciting and mind-boggling as its predecessors. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 31, 2015
42% Staten Island Summer "Is it silly --- yes! Did I laugh --- yes! " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 27, 2015
60% Southpaw (2015) "A stunning performance by Gyllenhaal, but it's not enough to save "Southpaw". Everything is so neat and so predictable. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 24, 2015
40% Irrational Man (2015) "Allen's directing skills have not diminished in "Irrational Man", but his writing suggests a less-thought-out philosophical pattern than some of his much better efforts such as "Match Point". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 22, 2015
38% Lila & Eve (2015) "I am not sure a film about mothers tracking vicious gang bangers is such a great idea, specifically since there are many glaring faults. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "The key to the success of "Mr. Holmes"....McKellen is clearly the right choice to portray Holmes in his advanced years --- and he is simply marvelous, as always. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
85% Trainwreck (2015) "Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer --- what a combination! ...an outrageous and naughty comedy about one woman's struggle to be her own person. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 17, 2015
92% Cartel Land (2015) "Filmmaker Matthew Heineman places himself in the line of fire more than once in this shocking and eye-opening real-life expose of the illegal drug industry in Mexico. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 14, 2015
80% Batkid Begins (2015) "If watching "Batkid Begins" doesn't move you, I seriously don't know what will. And who doesn't love a five-year-old superhero? " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
54% Minions (2015) "Though the first few minutes of "Minions" are rather amusing, it quickly devolves into the same mean-spiritedness which abounded in "Despicable Me". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 10, 2015
20% Self/less (2015) "Co-writers/brothers Alex and David Pastor have taken what could have been a science "future" thriller and turned it into a science/less dud. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jul 6, 2015
65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "The women in our audience, along with me, had a fabulous time watching it. Tatum is a hoot, as is a great deal of the script. Expect to be entertained! " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% Teacher of the Year (2015) "Strouse's strong suit is his casting. His writing and directing are solid, but his ability to select the right actor makes all the difference in "Teacher of the Year". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 27, 2015
80% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) ""Infinitely Polar Bear" is a small, insightful look into the perils of bad mental health. It doesn't solve any issues, nor does it claim to. It's a lovely tribute to Maya Forbes' own difficult childhood. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 26, 2015
98% Inside Out (2015) "It's an unbelievably clever take on the adolescent mind and how it all works. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 19, 2015
93% The Farewell Party (2015) "Writers/directors Maymon and Granit have penned a marvelous script full of humor and pathos --- then selected a celebrated cast, including comedic actors, to bring this moving tale to life. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 12, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) "For a generation not familiar with the original "Jurassic Park", they will revel in the pure fantasy of this film. It's a crowd pleaser, even for those who have become nonplussed by such magic. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 11, 2015
93% Spy (2015) "The last time I wrote that I wanted to see a film a second time was "Paddington" in January. Now I'm saying this again --- I must see "Spy" at least one more time --- it's that HILARIOUS! " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Jun 5, 2015
19% Aloha (2015) "What should have been an entertaining romantic comedy from Crowe turns out to be an overly disappointing one. Shame on him for squandering such talent! " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 29, 2015
84% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "This is a film I could watch again and again because it so beautiful --- and beautifully acted. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 8, 2015
44% The D Train (2015) "The screenplay doesn't capitalize on the revelatory aspects, but devolves into the same narcissistic male bonding shenanigans we've endured before. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted May 8, 2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Joss Whedon brings along his "A" game for this installment, and it doesn't disappoint. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 29, 2015
20% Little Boy (2015) "Filmmakers have been manipulating moviegoers' emotions since the beginning of this art form. However, rarely has one film been so patently blatant in those efforts than "Little Boy". " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 26, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) ""The Water Diviner" is an uneven effort by first-time director Russell Crowe, and the occasionally preposterous screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios doesn't exactly help Crowe as director, either. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 26, 2015
45% True Story (2015) "Goold never allows the script or actors to make light of the relationship --- or its importance. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2015
89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) ""Clouds of Sils Maria" is such a gorgeous movie --- I could sit through it again and again. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 18, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "It's the predictability that ultimately hurts "Ex Machina". Talk about killing the suspense --- " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2015
94% Monkey Kingdom (2015) "This latest production showcases lavish, breathtaking cinematography, in addition to heartwarming stories about the inhabitants of these gorgeous lands. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 17, 2015
52% Woman in Gold (2015) "Not only is the truth unforgettable, heartbreaking and triumphant, but Mirren, Reynolds and Bruhl make it all the more special. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Apr 1, 2015
45% Home (2015) ""Home" is a truly lovely and adorable film to attend with children, though doing so is not a requirement. I have a feeling Oh will be with us for a long time. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 27, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) ""Get Hard" does have a few laugh-out-loud moments, and a couple of priceless scenes. But, as with most comedies lately, it has more than its share of cringe-inducing shots, " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 27, 2015
92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "We are way past the time for pandering. Colleges and their administrations must be held accountable. No longer should even one victim of sexual assault be treated in the manner evidenced here. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 22, 2015
100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "This intimate look at the supremely mild-mannered piano virtuoso will find its audience. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "From the opening scene through to the very last frame, "The Gunman" is completely predictable, and a brutally violent, gory mess. Despite its insane savagery, the beginning and end of "The Gunman" are downright laughable. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "I am not a fan of such stories, usually, but by the end of "Insurgent" I was duly impressed, and interested in the outcome awaiting us in the next film in this series. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 20, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Not just any "Cinderella", but genius visionary Kenneth Branagh's majestic, gorgeous, sweeping version of this beautiful tale of a kind, courageous girl. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 13, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) ""Unfinished Business" is sloppy, tiresome, poorly constructed and ultimately awful. " ‐ Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Posted Mar 8, 2015
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