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 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "[Bonello's] version is audacious and a bit snarky, delving into the designer's 1970s excesses without restraint ... Names are dropped ... and so are the pants. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2.5/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Leigh has it both ways: he's tough on British history, but there's still a bit of Heritage England seeping through. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2.5/4 36% The Giver (2014) "For those coming to the film cold, The Giver may feel old hat ... For fans of [the book], though, there will be more than enough here that is recognizable. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Aug 14, 2014
2/4 52% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) "Where the energy should fizz, it falls flat ... Both Stone and Firth need to be goosed or at least given a kick in the pants to enliven their rather routine flirtation. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "This feels immediate and urgent, in addition to being a trenchant and tough-minded tragedy. It's depressing, but with such a believable cast, it's oddly uplifting. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/4 92% Force Majeure (2014) "This insightful excavation of a husband and wife is a ready post-screening argument-starter ... In Turist, the Swedes don't hold back; the dirty laundry is aired out for all to see and smell. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
2/4 76% Jimmy's Hall (2015) "There are vibrant issues here, but Paul Laverty's screenplay never gives the characters more than one dimension. They're stifled as debating points. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
1.5/4 27% The Search "The film's only arresting aspect is its takedown of the Russian military: homophobic, racist, xenophobic, and barbaric. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
2.5/4 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "It's something of a miracle that a filmmaker still has the capacity to wow an audience with the aid of those bulky glasses. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The 90 minutes fleetingly flow by as the storyline becomes far from a black-and-white struggle of an underdog. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jul 9, 2014
2/4 29% Lost River (2015) "It's fitting that in the credits [Gosling] thanks Guillermo del Toro, though perhaps he really should thank David Lynch. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Next to Her "A complex first film that carefully trods a tightrope " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2/4 50% Snow in Paradise "Much of the exposition is so redundant that a viewer might think it's accidental that the film subtly implies that a xenophobic, white Londoner would find direction and peace in Islam. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Titli "Effortlessly blends noirish intrigue with on-location, you-are-there squalor " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2/4 67% Party Girl "Audiences will know exactly which direction [party girl] Angelique, and the film, will stagger toward. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Tribe (2015) "The Tribe was by far the most hard-hitting and vivid work in the [Cannes Film] festival. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2/4 76% Love at First Fight (2015) "Though amicable and funny, it might disappoint those expecting a film more ambitious and layered from the praise of the [Directors' Fortnight] jury. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2/4 69% The Salvation (2015) "Mikkelsen becomes a background player next to Green; he withholds, she combusts. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2.5/4 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "One of the most gorgeous animated films of the last decade. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2.5/4 79% These Final Hours (2015) "What sets it apart from so many action-oriented films is that the director surrounds lead actor Nathan Philips with a strong, multigenerational cast of women. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/4 79% A Hard Day (2015) "An all-out, over-the-top bad cop vs. bad cop Korean thriller ... the viewer won't know what will pop up or come crashing down in the background. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The film belongs almost exclusively to Woodley. In a delicately balanced performance, she's both low-key and passionate. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Jun 8, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Patardzlebi "The film makes a strong case for the power of understatement. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3/4 38% X/Y (2015) "[Ryan Piers] Williams is a rarity, a director who can not only act but does so with skill: a credible leading everyman. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2/4 76% Five Star (2015) "The strained interactions aren't helped by the sofa-bound direction: walk in, sit, and talk. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2.5/4 96% Güeros (2015) "Alive with personality and humor to spare. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2.5/4 89% Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break) "Like a 90-minute private moment, centered, in practically every frame, on the love-him-or-leave-him Sebastian/Elle, a young adult who doesn't fall conveniently into a pigeonhole " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3/4 89% The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2015) "Droll, deadpan, and, ultimately, disarming, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq has a singular charm, even if you have never heard of the titular, real-life author. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3/4 81% Human Capital (2015) "A well-balanced feat of straightaway storytelling that ends with enough ambiguity for some post-screening detective work " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3.5/4 84% Zero Motivation (2014) "The characters, and the film itself, are messy, in the best, freewheeling way. The film stands out for its recklessness and confident storytelling. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2.5/4 40% Divergent (2014) "The film is at its most captivating as the laws of the war-scarred world in a futuristic, decimated Chicago are laid out, and the heroine finds out what's in store for her. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Mar 22, 2014
3/4 83% On My Way (2014) "It's as though both the director and Deneuve have heard the too-glib takeaway that the actress's on-screen persona is icy, because, man, does she loosen up. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2.5/4 64% Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) "[Jaoui's] among the most consistently playful and introspective (without navel gazing) of filmmakers. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/4 96% Grand Central "Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Léa Seydoux are not only convincing but raise the heat without overpowering Rebecca Zlotowski's sensitive, fly-on-the-wall approach. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
1.5/4 71% If You Don't, I Will (2014) "The on-screen relationship is dead upon the first scene. There's no else to go but to divorce court. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2/4 No Score Yet L'amour est le crime parfait "It's not only the clean air that's transparent; so is the lack of credibility. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2/4 88% La cage dorée (The Gilded Cage) "The acting style wavers from the sensitive to the most sitcomish ... What's ham in Portuguese, canastrão? " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2.5/4 No Score Yet Je Fais Le Mort (2015) "Works both as a satire and a mystery " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/4 83% Tonnerre "It leaves an impression of the sweet and menacing in equal measure. (And you might think of Taxi Driver.) " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
2.5/4 100% Age of Panic (La Bataille de Solférino) "There's not a chance that anyone will nod off. The film singly breaks the festival out of any art-house stupor. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3/4 91% Suzanne "What remains within the trim and speedy 94-minute time frame is often riveting. It's like watching a car wreck in slow motion. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Mar 11, 2014
3.5/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) "Ever the trooper, [Stritch] grabs the audience's attention, which never wanes. There's not one diffident moment. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is the natural-born sequel to her stage show and just as revealing. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Feb 25, 2014
2.4 64% August: Osage County (2013) "Letts's vipers have been defanged, and there's little indication that their brawling would elicit raucous laughter in its original form. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Jan 14, 2014
2/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) "Most likely, [P. L.] Travers would find this screen version of her life to be obvious and heavy handed. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 15, 2013
2.4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) "What comes across like a fireside yarn in print has turned into an overlong schlep with extra baggage. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/4 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) "The viewer will watch paint dry and like it. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/4 84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) "Only when it gets personal does The Armstrong Lie pick up speed. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) "It's doubtful a viewer will throw his/her hands in the air in exasperation, and in an Effie-like pout, wonder: "Why didn't they stick to the story?" " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 35% Passion (2013) "De Palma wallows in the excesses of his cutthroat corporate connivers ... Virtually actor proof, his movie withstands performances that aren't as wild and liberated as his direction. " ‐ Film-Forward.com
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) "Perhaps it goes without saying, but this is not a typical family film for the holiday season. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 14, 2013
3/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) "A slimmed down dystopian world at its most bucolic. No arcane rules or a mishmash of ideology here, but a survival tale meets hot-and-heavy first love, with a punkish swagger. " ‐ School Library Journal
Posted Nov 8, 2013
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