Kent Turner

Kent Turner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Kent Turner'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
3/4 95% Carol (2015) "[It] should have been awarded the Most Valuable Player. It ticks off nearly all the boxes ... However, the tastefully polished production offers few surprises. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/4 100% Son of Saul (2015) "Harsh and understated ... With an emphasis on psychological nuance rather than on shock and revulsion " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 17, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Mon roi "[The] overly exuberant mood swings are more likely the result of an actor overdoing it. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 25, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Disorder "It's hard to find a more vulnerable, volatile, and sensitive actor working today than [Matthias] Schoenaerts ... Here [Diane Kruger] exudes an elegance and coolness, not unlike Grace Kelly. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/4 55% Paper Towns (2015) "Although the filmmakers ... stay true to [John Green]'s voice, they also soften it, downplaying the darkness and making one singular young woman more ordinary. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 97% Amy (2015) "A tribute and less an exposé-although it is that, too ... One of the few who comes off well here is Tony Bennett, ever a gentleman. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "With its snappy pace and sly sense of humor, this is one of the smartest YA adaptations in recent years and should appeal to a wider audience, in addition to cinephiles and the book's fans. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2.75/5 69% Brothers in Arms (2003) "Tellingly, [John] Kerry is a much more compelling speaker during a 1970s protest rally than in the contemporary footage, where he carefully chooses his words. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted May 5, 2015
80% Sunrise "It's an odd film but a potent one. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted May 1, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Mange Tes Morts "The taut conclusion ... turns the film into a rough-and-tumble thriller without losing its credibility. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Gaby Baby Doll "Director Sophie Letourneur challenges the audience with two leads who resist an open embrace, but moment by moment, these polar opposites meet, ahem, in the middle. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Une Histoire Américaine "Although he's not violent, [Vincent] hardly puts the audience at ease, and many viewers will find his entitlement exasperating. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Métamorphoses "Just like in Handel's day (the operas Semele and Alcina), sex takes center stage for both gods and mortals. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Fidelio, Alice's Journey (2015) " Fidelio, Alice's (somewhat explicit) Odyssey, in which a 30-year-old woman's sex life converges with her career, fits perfectly in the current landscape of American pop culture. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Vie sauvage "Double-threat actor/director Mathieu Kassowitz's performance as the tyrannical Paco is nothing short of terrifying. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Terre battue "Because the film is grounded in the everyday lives of this suburban middle-class family, the narrative effortlessly takes an unexpected turn as a result of a damaging, calculated, and self-centered choice. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 4, 2015
2/4 30% Insurgent (2015) "It speeds past intricate intrigues and sketchy characterizations, moving like a sleek roller-coaster ride, free from clunky exposition. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4 No Score Yet Qu'Allah bénisse la France (2015) "At its infrequent best, the narrative becomes trippy, gritty, and often lyrical ... In fits and starts, it becomes the movie equivalent of freestyling. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2.5/4 80% Not My Type "[Dequenne] gives the film its oomph. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
3.5/4 92% Breathe (2015) "The director smashes viewers' expectation that this will be yet another sensitive young adult drama. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2.5/4 73% 3 Hearts (2015) "The story line speeds by, with jumps in time and priorities, if not logic. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Retour à Ithaque (Return to Ithaca) "Reminisces, recriminations, rehashed old wounds, confessions, fall outs, reconciliation, and even a sing-along to a golden oldie. It's impossible not to think of this as a Cuban Big Chill. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Le temps des aveux (The Gate) "At times the drama comes across as The Killing Fields-lite, restrained considering the subject matter; not all of the mostly nonprofessional cast is up to the life-and-death demands of the script. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
3/4 86% The New Girlfriend (Une nouvelle amie) (2015) "Breezy and brash ... All of the lead, and appealing, characters run riot on the Kinsey scale of sexuality. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
3/4 58% Bird People (2014) "A low-key charming diptych character piece that was also divisive, at least according to the chatter in the lines at Cannes. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2/4 12% Seventh Son (2015) "The movie's imagination runs riot in the scenery, sets, and costumes in what is an otherwise routine centuries-long feud between good and evil with paper-thin motivations. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3.5/4 98% Paddington (2015) "It also contains the most important ingredient from [Michael] Bond: a sense of humor, from the slapstick to the droll ... This film will evoke laughter, not tears. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 71% Into the Woods (2014) "[Emily Blunt's] the heartbeat of the film, providing it with its most winning and empathetic performance ... She's the film's most valuable player. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 20, 2014
2/4 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Jackson's stretched-out adaptation gives off a militaristic bombast. Additionally, what was cuddly on the page is creepy and menacing onscreen. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Dec 16, 2014
3/4 90% Wild (2014) "At its best, though, Wild lets you into her interior, sometimes spectral world, offering a nonlinear roadmap of her life. It's as though David Lynch made a narrative film by way of Gloria Steinem. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 2, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Just as the messianic rebel leader Katniss Everdeen has found her footing, the hit "Hunger Games" film series has become more assured with its latest installment. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/4 82% The Homesman (2014) "Maybe no other film this year has so many mood swings, from the heartfelt to the horrific. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 20, 2014
2/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "The mind wonders to what a more confrontational or flippant filmmaker would have done with this material. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3/4 50% Viva la libertà (2014) "For a story that is rooted in the here and now, it breaks free of the insular, becoming a light-footed fellow traveler with Ivan Reitman's optimistic Dave (1993), without a heavy or the shtick. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 8, 2014
3/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "The spot-on casting carries over to the supporting cast: This thriller has the sort of lineup that will draw viewers to IMDb.com, possibly crashing its server. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Incompresa (Misunderstood) (2015) "Gainsbourg laughs! " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
2.5/4 58% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "Time Out of Mind challenges audiences to accept Richard Gere as a homeless man who has been living off the grid for nearly a decade. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/4 100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "Strong and unsettling " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/4 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "It's the seeming normality that imbues the film with its power. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 30, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet Letters To Max "The rare documentary/essay from a disputed and little-known corner of the world ... Abkhazia's the Land that Time Forgot. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 27, 2014
3/4 94% Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012) "If such an award at [Toronto] existed, the one for the film with the goofiest moments would handily go to Mark Hartley's tell-all, anecdote-a-minute Electric Boogaloo. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 27, 2014
2.5/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "The point-by-point Merchants of Doubt ... traces how companies shift the focus, reshape, and redirect discourse. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 27, 2014
3.5/4 82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "Who would have thought that the funniest moments at the Toronto International Film Festival would revolve around climate change and activism? " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 27, 2014
2.5/4 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "This is not a passive viewing experience; viewers might be exasperated by Mina's behavior, but they'll never be bored. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
2/4 83% While We're Young (2015) "A decaffinated and sitcomish approach to a boulevard comedy of early middle-age behavior " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
2/4 36% The Face Of An Angel (2015) "[Winterbottom] defuses the material, in what feels more like a rough draft than a final cut. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
2.5/4 75% Good Kill (2015) "Unlike so many movies based on real events, this one arrives on time, not a few years too late. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/4 71% Welcome to Me (2015) "[Wiig] has one of the balliest acting careers out there. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/4 73% The Voices (2015) "Ryan Reynolds finally flourishes in a twisted turn ... His comic chops on full display, he chews the well-designed, color-coordinated scenery. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The director has written a rich role of a reluctant and ruefully wise observer of time. Cue the score for Der Rosenkavalier ... Travel + Leisure meets Inside the Actors Studio. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 25, 2014
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