David Kaplan

David Kaplan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Kaplan vs. Kaplan
Official Websites: kaplanvskaplan.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Ordinary Love (2020) The film is a faithful rendering about a typical wife and husband dealing with whatever life throws at them. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
41% Waiting for Anya (2020) The good performances and storyline of WAITING FOR ANYA are worth a viewing. And the movie generates a fair amount of suspense. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) I will say that Robbie swings a baseball bat with very convincing form. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
27% The Rhythm Section (2020) THE RHYTHM SECTION stretches credibility akin to some Liam Neeson films. That's not to say it isn't entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
73% The Gentlemen (2020) The plot is intricate, clever and replete with surprises...a film that is never boring. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
30% The Corrupted (2020) A well-written, well-acted and hard-hitting piece of material accompanied by an excellent musical score. And it features Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville in key roles as some of the villains indicated in the movie's title. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
59% The Last Full Measure (2020) Some of the most inspirational and emotional narratives we witness on film have their roots in relative obscurity. THE LAST FULL MEASURE is such a movie and should not be missed. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
15% Dolittle (2020) When the writing is this dull, it's hard to sustain moviegoers' interest, let alone have them immersed in the story. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
20% Like a Boss (2020) The first part of the movie has so many references to the male appendage that I was wondering where Adam Sandler was hiding. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) That this movie is so simplistic in its approach, and turns out to be so staggering in its emotional power, is a tribute to not only the acting, writing and direction. The cinematography and the music are of equal importance. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) LITTLE WOMEN is a totally entertaining epic that everybody can enjoy with its PG rating. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) At the center of it all is Daisy Ridley as Rey. She is a true warrior and a credible heroine that we can all admire. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
76% Richard Jewell (2019) Paul Walter Hauser is in most scenes, and his portrayal of the victimized Jewell is as exceptional as any male performance I've seen this year. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
72% The Aeronauts (2019) THE AERONAUTS is an ambitious film, and as I watched this story unfold, I thought of the valiant camera crew who was filming at such high altitudes --- while inside a helicopter. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
89% Dark Waters (2019) Haynes and his cast and crew manage to make DARK WATERS a compelling story. And in the process, they provide an important lesson that no one is above scrutiny for wrongdoing. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) I just wasn't that moved by the melodrama. That's not to say there aren't some touching moments in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) THE GOOD LIAR is a satisfying cat-and-mouse caper made compelling by superb performances from the veteran cast. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) This is a very exciting film, and despite its length, which Jeanne will point out, it's one of the year's best movies. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
91% Ernie & Joe (2019) The thought here is that director Jenifer McShane's surprisingly absorbing movie for HBO Documentary Films is something that should be seen by every police department in the country. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
94% Honey Boy (2019) HONEY BOY has all the earmarks --- acting, writing, directing --- to be a critics' darling. But it lacks real entertainment value for the average moviegoer. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) Throughout THE IRISHMAN's lengthy running time lies a constant thread of suspicion, dread and true suspense set within a base of greed and power among killers without conscience. It's one helluva story. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
63% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Whatever MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN lacks in real suspense is made up for with Norton's ingenious portrayal. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) To be sure, THE CURRENT WAR will appeal to those harboring scientific curiosity. For the rest of us who take for granted Edison brainstorms that also include the phonograph and kinetoscope,- this movie is certainly interesting enough. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) As we all know, a solid performance by a child actor can make a film, just as a poor one will sink it. But young Davis is certainly up to the task, in fact he seems mature way beyond his years. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Overall, the movie is deadly dull, i.e., flat-out boring. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
71% The King (2019) It is Chalamet's bravura performance that makes THE KING a special piece of entertainment. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) The ever-suspenseful PARASITE keeps us guessing throughout. ..one of 2019's best-conceived movies. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
68% Joker (2019) Despite Phoenix's riveting performance, I cannot recommend this movie. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
82% Judy (2019) We now have a front-runner for Best Actress at the next Academy Awards telecast. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) If you're a devoted fan of "Downton Abbey" the TV show, then DOWNTON ABBEY the movie will be a feast for your eyes and ears. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) Despite the film's lack of cohesiveness, I believe the performances outweigh that negative factor. I also found the movie intriguing --- at least some of the time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) If you never heard of Molly Ivins, or perhaps her name just sounds familiar, she deserves your attention in this new documentary. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
83% Official Secrets (2019) Knightley's stirring performance is reason enough to see this film. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) This movie is a must see for Springsteen fans. It should give a fresh perspective and appreciation of what Bruce Springsteen has brought to the world of music. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Curtis never exploits any of the emotionality of the script, not allowing anything to get too sentimental. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
91% Luce (2019) Writer JC Lee, who adapted the screenplay from his own stage play, plus director Julius Onah, know full well that savvy movie audiences require a larger mystery. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
100% Honeyland (2019) The filmmakers capture some of Hatidze's most intimate experiences, including the eventual death of her mother. Despite her meager situation, Hatizde has moments of true joy, especially when she receives radio broadcasts from afar and can listen to music - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) From the fertile mind of Quentin Tarantino comes a fairy tale for the ages, a brilliant script filled with suspense, humor and the writer/director's love of nostalgia... - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Favreau's THE LION KING is still --- undeniably --- solid entertainment. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) With the right material, Nanjiani is as good as anyone working today. But not with this script. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) MAIDEN is a testament to the grit and determination of a group of women who ignored all the negative press, et al, of the time. And their incredible accomplishments can be witnessed for generations to come. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) An energetic --- often frenetic --- hugely entertaining, crowd-pleasing cinematic experience you won't soon forget. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) So many funny lines and dialogue exchanges aimed at adults abound that young children will be perplexed as to why their parents are laughing. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
44% Hampstead (2019) Despite a good cast led by Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, and although it's based on a true story, I didn't find anything about the movie very compelling. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
87% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's production of PAVAROTTI is a perfect tribute to the man who was larger than life. And you do not have to be a fan of Pavarotti or opera in general to appreciate this splendid documentary. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) LATE NIGHT works because the writing is so solid, and Kaling and Thompson have terrific chemistry. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
55% Ma (2019) Ma is purposefully uneventful as we get to know these characters. But there is a haunting presence as this very effective horror film slowly and inexorably builds suspense. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) The movie is filled with humor and action, and the three major production numbers are spectacularly performed and filmed. It is one of the best films so far in 2019. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
50% A Dog's Journey (2019) Director Gail Mancuso has infused this movie with heart and sensibility, and it revolves around the turns by Prescott and Lau. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) Devout fans of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" may not feel fulfilled with this movie. Instead TOLKIEN is a showcase for the writer's early years featuring a strong performance from Nicholas Hoult - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019