Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Publications:
Journal News (Westchester, NY) , Los Angeles Daily News , Los Angeles Times , Newsday , NPR's Morning Edition
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Society of Film Critics
Total Reviews:
1926
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
65% Alive Inside (2014) " In a world drowning in bad news about dementia - an estimated 5 million Americans currently suffer, 10 million serve as their caregivers, with both numbers inevitably going up - "Alive Inside" is positively tonic." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
76% Get On Up (2014) " "Get on Up" is more frustrating than fulfilling, a disjointed film that suffers from having a more ambitious plan than it's got the ability to execute." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 31, 2014
61% Lucy (2014) " Part philosophical/scientific treatise, part action movie, a film that goes from mayhem to boredom in a heartbeat." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
90% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " [A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 24, 2014
60% Mood Indigo (2014) " Though the relentlessness of the on-screen antics threatens to wear you out, the film is over before that can quite happen." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " What this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
97% A Summer's Tale (2014) " Astute, unhurried and gently amusing, it will be welcomed by the director's fans while serving as a fine introduction for those who know him not." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 17, 2014
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " "Dawn's" vision of masses of intelligent apes swarming the screen as masters of all they survey is even more impressive than it was the last time around and reason enough to see the film all by itself." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 9, 2014
97% Life Itself (2014) " It's another mark of the director's skill that he took me deeper into aspects of that life that I thought I knew the most about." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 3, 2014
100% Manakamana (2014) " "Manakamana" is simple in conception, but the reactions it evokes in viewers will be complex and multifaceted." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
82% Begin Again (2014) " Just when you are ready to completely write off "Begin Again," the music starts to play, the camera takes it all in and makes us a part of it, and the film's unpersuasive emotions don't seem to matter as much." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
91% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " A moving documentary that will leave you heartsick as well as more than a little angry." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 26, 2014
75% The Last Sentence (2014) " A more sophisticated work than it appears about a man whose life was more complicated than the world knew." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood, as always, has simply done things his own way, and the result is a leisurely old-school entertainment with a bit more edge than you may be expecting." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 19, 2014
20% I Love Trouble (1994) " No one expects movies like this one, set as it is in the largely mythological world of fiercely competitive daily newspapering, to be realistic. But neither should they be as flaccid and unconvincing as what we are presented with here." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 17, 2014
65% The Rover (2014) " A film shot in 100-degree-plus heat that chills the blood as well as the soul." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
85% Ivory Tower (2014) " If you're considering college for your children or are just a concerned citizen, this comprehensive documentary gives you a lot to ponder." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 12, 2014
91% The Case Against 8 (2014) " A thoroughly engaging documentary ..." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " It's a star-driven mass-market entertainment that's smart, exciting and unexpected while not stinting on genre satisfactions." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 5, 2014
81% My Own Private Idaho (1991) " Holding all these elements together is Van Sant's sensibility, such an elusive thing it instinctively squirms away from any attempt to pigeonhole it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 2, 2014
61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " You can see the stuff "Million Dollar Arm" throws at you from miles away, but that doesn't stop this baseball movie from being genially enjoyable." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2014
54% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " It's that rare film that captures and conveys the romance of the theatrical experience." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 8, 2014
75% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " It deals lightly with topics like ego, friendship, rivalry and love, and it does so within the context of an exploration of the personal and professional lives of a pair of actors." — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
94% Ida (2014) " It is Trzebuchowska's face, and her character's situation, her existential and practical journey, that hold our interest in "Ida."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted May 1, 2014
81% A Few Good Men (1992) " A brisk and familiar courtroom drama of the old school, as pleasant to watch as it is predictable, Men more than anything else is a tribute to pure star power." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 30, 2014
59% Disclosure (1994) " Its preoccupation with snazzy computer-generated special effects has left key plot points so unclear at least one baffled viewer had to retreat to the book to find out why some things happened and others did not." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 25, 2014
50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) " While the makers of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves may have set out to bury the poor old duffer of Sherwood Forest in a welter of trendy banter, they have ended up burying themselves as well." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 25, 2014
90% Alphaville (1965) " Despite its age it's that rare science fiction film that doesn't seem to have dated at all." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
89% Locke (2014) " It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 24, 2014
80% Watermark (2014) " It's the majesty and beauty of water at its most pure that stays with us longest." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
19% Transcendence (2014) " An ambitious and provocative piece of work that is intriguingly balanced between being a warning and a celebration." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
81% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014) " Move over, Charles Darwin, when it comes to great tales about the Galapagos, you've got company." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 17, 2014
62% Draft Day (2014) " Though "Draft Day" feels far less authentic than the baseball-themed "Moneyball," it can be amusing to watch all this inside football stuff if you are an NFL fan." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
89% Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2014) " It interviews friends and confidants, provides glimpses of what she was like as a person and, best of all, shows us clips of her dancing, which tell us so much of what we need to know." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
100% Ilo Ilo (2014) " "Ilo Ilo" is writer-director Anthony Chen's first film, but breathtaking intimacy in storytelling is already second nature to him." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 10, 2014
54% Breathe In (2014) " Every moment between stars Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones feels so much like an explosion about to go off that viewers may hesitate to so much as take a breath at the wrong time for fear of disturbing the film's delicate equilibrium." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " "Captain America" is everything a big budget superhero film should be - except inspired." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
84% The Unknown Known (2014) " Much against Rumsfeld's will, what the film inevitably reveals, in Morris' words, is "a man using language to obscure the world from himself as well as from others."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 3, 2014
56% Legends of the Fall (1994) " Everything about Legends of the Fall shouts epic filmmaking and it is not an altogether unpleasant sound." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
76% White Men Can't Jump (1992) " They're black and white instead of fat and thin, but Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson have the makings of a classic comedy team, the Laurel and Hardy of the half-court game." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 2, 2014
95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " What we find out about Maier, revealed in self-portraits as a striking woman with a singular sense of self, is fascinating." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " As much a fantasia inspired by the Old Testament as a literal retelling of that tale, "Noah" manages to blend the expected with the unexpected and does it with so much gusto and cinematic energy you won't want to divert your eyes from the screen." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 27, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " Though its main appeal will be to those who read the book and are young adults either in fact or in spirit, "Divergent" does have something for the rest of us and that's the chance to see the pair of performers who make that romantic music together." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
76% Anita (2014) " If you can't place the name, or want to know more, "Anita" is a splendid place to start." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 20, 2014
89% Le Week-End (2014) " "Le Week-End" is a sour and misanthropic film masquerading as an honest and sensitive romance." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
98% Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004) " It continues to charm and delight for the same reasons it did back in 1964." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 13, 2014
95% Particle Fever (2014) " Watching a film won't make you smarter, but if there ever was one that could, it would be "Particle Fever," a movie so mind-bending you can almost feel your brain cells growing as you're watching it." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Anderson works so assiduously to create obsessively detailed on-screen worlds that the effect has sometimes been hermetic, even stifling. "The Grand Budapest," however, is anything but." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Formidable, indomitable, irascible: Pick your adjective, and it pretty much describes the force of nature who holds the stage in "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me."" — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 6, 2014
85% Bottle Rocket (1996) " A confident, eccentric debut about a trio of shambling and guileless friends who become the Candides of crime, Rocket feels particularly refreshing because it never compromises on its delicate deadpan sensibility." — Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 4, 2014
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