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Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"As always, so much of the humor goes over the kiddies' heads, which makes it all the more entertaining for the adults in the theater."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

2 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Despite its sometimes slow pace, it would be un-American to give a Muppets endeavor anything smacking of a negative review, so I won't. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

David Kaplan

3 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Certainly the teenagers who live and breathe these types of serial experiences will be thrilled. But, adults, who don't have a clue, can take a pass."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

4 41%

Divergent (2014)

"It has some irritating flaws during its overly long two plus hours."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

David Kaplan

5 65%

Bad Words (2014)

""Bad Words" is described by its studio Focus Features as a "subversive comedy". It should really be labeled as sub-human. I don't remember the last time I was so angry about a movie."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

6 65%

Bad Words (2014)

"Jason Bateman is a gifted comedic actor, but when a script is over-the-top abhorrent, I find no humor in it. "

Posted Mar 16, 2014

David Kaplan

7 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Madcap and exhilarating --- I absolutely loved every minute of "The Grand Budapest Hotel". "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

8 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"The late Robert Altman would have loved this film, which practically demands a second viewing."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

David Kaplan

9 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Eventually it loses its shock value as the movie progresses, so there had better be a story worthy of peoples' time. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

David Kaplan

10 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

""Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is delightfully charming and fun for children of all ages. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

11 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"I can live with the puns --- far better than a movie full of gross jokes based on bathroom humor. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

David Kaplan

12 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Despite some implausible scenes, it was entertaining, exciting and compelling. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

David Kaplan

13 91%

Kids for Cash (2014)

"May does a marvelous job laying out this horrific scandal."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

14 91%

Kids for Cash (2014)

"An extraordinary feat."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

David Kaplan

15 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

""Stalingrad" is very impressive in IMAX and 3-D, placing us smack in the middle of a war-like environment. From that standpoint, the film succeeds."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

David Kaplan

16 40%

In Secret (2014)

"This is a lush, rich film, and not a bad beginning for first-time director Stratton. "

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

17 40%

In Secret (2014)

""In Secret" is a suspenseful drama that ever-so-gradually sneaks up on you. "

Posted Feb 21, 2014

David Kaplan

18 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"I realize that action-thrillers are not usually known for their Mensa scripts, but "3 Days to Kill" sets a new, all-time low. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

19 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"This whole film is laughable, which is a shame since Besson wrote the very fine "District B13" --- but that was ages ago. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

David Kaplan

20 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

""Winter's Tale" is much more than strictly about good versus evil. It is really about miracles, and our ability to believe in them."

Posted Feb 15, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

21 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"It's a fresh, original and beautifully acted fantasy."

Posted Feb 15, 2014

David Kaplan

22 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"I find it sad and demoralizing that movie studios like SONY Pictures can't find better material than this. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

23 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"It is deadly dull --- the level of emotional detachment, at least by this critic, was palpable."

Posted Feb 12, 2014

David Kaplan

24 95%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"It's a brilliant piece of animated film-making, with a wicked sense of humor."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

25 95%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"Adults in their 40's today should find the film very satisfying. However, the jokes and sight gags arrive in such machine-gun fashion that young kids and many adults will be hard pressed to keep pace. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

David Kaplan

26 32%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Though there is a certain amount of sentimentality to "The Monuments Men", and a good deal of "rah-rah-sis-boom-bah" for the good guys, there is still a worthwhile story here. "

Posted Feb 4, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

27 32%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Clooney does not wisecrack in his usual manner, he actually treats the subject matter with the reverence it deserves. "

Posted Feb 4, 2014

David Kaplan

28 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Reitman may have some other winners under his belt, but this effort is a waste. "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

29 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"The movie lacks the tension it desperately wants to provide, and is loaded with too many plot flaws that sabotage the story."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

David Kaplan

30 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"Jones is a wonderful young British actress. She's enormously talented and self-effacing, and a perfect choice for Nelly. "

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

31 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"Jones is quite good and reason enough to invest a couple of hours in this film."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

David Kaplan

32 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Pine is the one saving grace. He's adorable and totally gung-ho, so he is truly believable as a young CIA recruit. It's too bad the script doesn't provide a little more levity. Usually that seems to make films of this genre a tad more palatable. "

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

33 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"Outside of a few action sequences, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is boring. "

Posted Jan 17, 2014

David Kaplan

34 10%

The Nut Job (2014)

"It's January and Liam Neeson has another crappy film out. "

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

35 10%

The Nut Job (2014)

""The Nut Job" is a movie for parents to avoid sitting through with their kids."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

David Kaplan

36 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

""Lone Survivor" is a pretty good war movie based on an incredible and moving account of courage and survival. "

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

37 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"For battle-worn returnees of the struggles in Afghanistan, I suspect this film will trigger deep-seated memories of the military brotherhood they experienced, and the unspeakable losses they endured."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

David Kaplan

38 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"With such a remarkable cast and gifted screenwriter, it's difficult to determine why "August: Osage County" isn't a great film. "

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

39 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

""August: Osage County" is not particularly uplifting, but the writing is so superior, and the cast so engaging, I can heartily recommend it."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

David Kaplan

40 94%

Her (2013)

"Jonze's film could probably have been condensed into a half hour "Twilight Zone"-type episode, but I will admit that Phoenix, and especially the sultry voice of Scarlett, keep this feature length film intriguing. "

Posted Jan 9, 2014

David Kaplan

41 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"The term genius is overused these days, but I cannot think of a better word to describe director Peter Jackson and his breadth of vision which brings J.R.R. Tolkien's work to life. "

Posted Jan 1, 2014

Jeanne Kaplan

42 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

" "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is a marvelous film that deserves Oscar consideration on many fronts, not just technical achievements. "

Posted Jan 1, 2014

David Kaplan

43 80%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"She (Travers) may have made Disney and his crew's lives a living hell, but that doesn't make her a bad person --- or "Saving Mr. Banks" a bad film. "

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Jeanne Kaplan

44 80%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Director John Lee Hancock manages to induce great performances from his cast."

Posted Dec 31, 2013

David Kaplan

45 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"The script by Eric Singer and David O. Russell is rife with banalities and ludicrous situations, mostly involving the mafia. "

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Jeanne Kaplan

46 93%

American Hustle (2013)

""American Hustle" is marginally entertaining, and ultimately not a satisfying movie-going experience. "

Posted Dec 31, 2013

David Kaplan

47 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"DiCaprio has never been better."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

Jeanne Kaplan

48 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Leo's overall performance consists of an amazingly fierce array of emotions, and must be seen to be believed."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

David Kaplan

49 92%

Philomena (2013)

"It's a wonderful film, with a perfect cast."

Posted Nov 29, 2013

Jeanne Kaplan

50 92%

Philomena (2013)

"Filled with richly comic human events, and deeply emotional scenarios, "Philomena" is one of the best films of the year. "

Posted Nov 29, 2013

David Kaplan

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