David Kaplan

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% The Suicide Squad (2021) THE SUICIDE SQUAD is as deserving of an R-rating as any movie, but it's all in the name of campy fun. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2021
63% Jungle Cruise (2021) Johnson and Blunt are a terrific comic team -- they make it look so easy. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
38% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) An action thriller that will satisfy a new generation of martial arts fantasy lovers. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2021
75% Stillwater (2021) STILLWATER is a thriller with poignancy and it doesn't disappoint. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
85% The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 (2021) The biggest obstacle to the film's effectiveness is that it's primary subject is not present in the story other than in a theoretical, albeit scientific, sense. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
81% Black Widow (2021) BLACK WIDOW is a very good distraction from the everyday woes people might have. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2021
47% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) An awful lot of storylines going on, so much so that younger viewers....will have no clue what the movie is about. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
96% I Carry You with Me (2021) When the movie shifts to its third act, it seems to morph from a drama to a documentary. It's a unique methodology in filmmaking and it works beautifully. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2021
90% Luca (2021) This gem of a film features a really good story that even young children will follow -- yet it is still entertaining for adults. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
25% The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) The movie has all the earmarks of a cast that had more fun making a film than those of us watching it. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2021
95% In the Heights (2021) A spirited, high-energy adventure of a close- knit community that finds its humanity in the middle of a sweltering summer. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2021
88% Undine (2020) Petzold's script and the fine cast keep us guessing until the very last moment. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
74% Cruella (2021) CRUELLA is a mean-spirited, overly-long, predictable and unfunny film. Other than that, it does have some redeeming qualities. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) I especially like writer/director John Krasinski's attention to detail. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
26% The Woman in the Window (2021) This film falls far short of Tracy Letts' past achievements. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
93% The Killing of Two Lovers (2021) Director Robert Machoian takes us on a compelling journey and Clayne Crawford's strong performance is the focal point. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2021
66% Wrath of Man (2021) An intelligent, hard-hitting and superbly orchestrated thriller. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
78% The Water Man (2021) There is barely enough of a story to hold the interest of adult moviegoers. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2021
66% Eat Wheaties! (2021) There are a couple of reasons to watch EAT WHEATIES! all the way to the end -- but just barely. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2021
95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) A tribute to the people who were the pioneers of a program that has grown exponentially throughout the world. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
5% Vanquish (2021) The movie is designed to be fun, albeit in a deadly way -- and provide escapism -- which it manages to do very well. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
90% Moffie (2019) Brummer's subtly nuanced performance is notable for a young man at the very outset of his career. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
75% Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) It is certainly entertaining. It's under two hours and not too violent for the kiddies despite its PG-13 rating. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2021
35% Six Minutes to Midnight (2021) Billed as a thriller but misses the mark by a considerable margin. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2021
86% The Courier (2020) The first half of The Courier is a bit tedious but the suspense is ratcheted up considerably later. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
97% The Human Voice (La Voz Humana) (2020) Swindon's extraordinary performance makes it nearly impossible to look away. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2021
49% Coming 2 America (2021) I guess the allure of appearing in an Eddie Murphy movie was too much to resist for a number of established names. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
97% The Truffle Hunters (2020) THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS is proof positive that the law of supply and demand is undeniable. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
31% Tom & Jerry (2020) It's really a pretty ordinary movie from both a story perspective and the acting in general. But my biggest question is this -- where was Tuffy?? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) From its amazing animation and visual effects, its universal themes of friendship, family values and trust, and its sweeping cinematography, RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON is a marvel to behold. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
89% The Obituary of Tunde Johnson (2019) Surprisingly riveting considering the anguish of being Black and/or gay has been done before. But Kalu's take on the matter, along with LeRoi's direction, is creative, fresh and very welcome. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2021
98% The Father (2021) Hopkins' final tearful moments in THE FATHER are as far removed from Hannibal Lecter as anyone could imagine. It is a tribute to the man's incredible talent to move an audience in very different ways. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
78% I Care a Lot (2021) If you have an appetite for an original, well-conceived plot with flawless acting --- this is one you'll want to see. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
74% The World to Come (2020) Waterston and Kirby manage to convey the stilted English of the era and I did believe they shared a special rapport. But the roles of the husbands are practically non-existent. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
62% French Exit (2021) I prefer a movie that actually has a direction and not a mishmash of events and relationships. FRENCH EXIT is not such a movie although there are some stand-alone moments that are entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2021
98% Two of Us (Deux) (2021) Filippo Meneghetti, in his feature film debut, has fashioned an enthralling story about the lengths to which a loving partner will go to maintain a relationship. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
80% The Most Beautiful Boy in the World (2021) THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD is surprisingly absorbing, alternately sad and occasionally uplifting, but truly worth your time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
45% The Little Things (2021) THE LITTLE THINGS lacks the edge-of-your-seat component that we have come to expect in a Denzel Washington crime thriller. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2021
89% Supernova (2021) The harsh reality of dementia and the devastating effect it could have on any of us is conveyed --- via intelligent dialogue or a knowing glance --- with compassion and understanding. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
82% Notturno (2021) Aside from only a few aspects of his film it is mostly a dull cinematic experience. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2021
98% One Night in Miami (2020) If you are thinking that a movie that takes place primarily in a motel room is merely a static event, I am here to tell you that ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... is a searing drama that will have most viewers riveted to the screen. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) The film strikes deep emotional chords with a subject matter that is rarely seen on the big screen or television. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) A major problem in this sequel is that Wonder Woman is not given a lot of heroic things to do. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2020
88% News of the World (2020) As good as Hanks is in this story, it is Zengler who steals the film. It is as much her presence in NEWS OF THE WORLD as any other factor that makes this movie special. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) With an abundance of talent both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM does not waste a moment in portraying the struggles of even the most capable Black folks in a white man's world. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2020
50% The Midnight Sky (2020) Ultimately the suspense is limited, almost non-existent, which is a serious shortcoming for the space adventure that THE MIDNIGHT SKY could have been. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2020
26% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) It's almost worth tuning into WILD MOUNTAIN THYME just to enjoy Emily Blunt singing a national folk tune of Ireland or hear her character utter a phrase like "I'm all aflutter" in her mild Irish brogue. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
80% Safety (2020) What makes SAFETY such an appealing and powerful film, besides the no-nonsense script, are the indelible performances from top to bottom. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
80% I'm Your Woman (2020) This film commits an unforgiving sin for a violent "crime drama" with a female protagonist in grave danger --- it is quite boring. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2020
82% Mank (2020) The main fascination of MANK for me are the frequent references to the Hollywood elite of that era and the interplay amongst them. And as splendid as the ensemble cast is Goldman's stunning portrayal is foremost. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020