Jeanne Kaplan

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
57% Aladdin (2019) ALADDIN is a big ol' musical --- it showcases singing, dancing, comedy, drama, action and marvelous special effects. What more could you ask for from a magical Arabian experience? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Doesn't everyone believe that all dogs go to heaven? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
50% Tolkien (2019) For TOLKIEN to be a good film, it is all about the writing, and Gleeson and Beresford have penned a wonderful script. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
72% All Is True (2019) Branagh is a treasure. He's so convincing as Shakespeare, all of this is a testament to his abilities as a director. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) LONG SHOT is assuredly funny --- there are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. Had they not gone the way of the "bathroom" as much, the film would have been so much better. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) AVENGERS: ENDGAME is beyond your wildest dreams --- a charming, hilarious and often poignant source of IMMENSE entertainment! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
29% Red Joan (2019) RED JOAN isn't the kind of movie which will garner any awards, but it is solid storytelling about a pivotal time in world history. And Nunn and his cast and crew have done an exemplary job bringing it to light. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
72% Teen Spirit (2019) TEEN SPIRIT is a terrific showcase for Fanning's talents and an impressive directorial debut for Max Minghella. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
65% Peterloo (2019) I could have Googled the Peterloo Massacre on Wikipedia and gotten a more satisfactory summation. Don't waste your time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
47% Dumbo (2019) Without diminishing Disney's original, Burton has stayed true to the message of embracing others who are different from us. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
94% Us (2019) Peele has concocted one helluva story, with enough twists and turns to keep even the most ardent student of horror guessing. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
94% The Mustang (2019) De Clermont-Tonnerre has penned a credible screenplay about these prisoners and their horses which clearly demonstrates the value of programs such as these. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
52% The Hummingbird Project (2019) Billed as a "high-stakes financial thriller", I found it more of an absurd snooze. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
95% Transit (2019) Though Petzold's creation will never be considered the "feel-good movie of the year", TRANSIT is a gripping visual of the plight of people in constant transition. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) Larson is really terrific. She's confident, smart and never comes across as too full of herself. But what I love most is her relationship and camaraderie with Jackson. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
98% Apollo 11 (2019) APOLLO 11 is already in contention for Best Documentary of 2019. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is classic family entertainment. It is a wonderfully conceived story about friendship, loyalty, love and the courage of letting go. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Riotously funny, extremely clever and abundantly entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Should this type of movie not interest you, I ask you to give it a chance. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
19% Serenity (2019) There have been plenty of other movies which I have really wanted to walk out of, but, of course, I would never! I did not feel that way about SERENITY. I was engaged enough to see the ending. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
73% Adult Life Skills (2019) But, in the end, Whittaker's and Myers' performances won me over and made up for the difficulty deciphering the thick English accents employed by Tunnard for her characters. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) If you are a dog --- or even a cat --- lover, you mustn't miss this movie! Just make sure you pack a few tissues. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) GREEN BOOK is a truly delightful dramedy that should be on everyone's list of films to see before the Oscars. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Jones is exemplary in her ability to nail down Ginsburg's spunk and toughness. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Beware, be warned, WELCOME TO MARWEN --- animated, creepy dolls, et al --- is an AWFUL movie. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Blunt, Miranda and company deliver a heart-warming, entertaining experience for the entire family. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
69% The Mule (2018) THE MULE is one of the worst films of the year. It's nothing more than a vehicle for Eastwood to have a good time singing and cavorting with much younger women. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Though 2018 has produced some truly interesting animation features, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is the most spectacular and innovative of them all. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) It isn't only about the acting. Rourke's cinematographer, composer and costume designer have created a resplendent period piece highlighted with breathtaking vistas, beautiful soundtrack and opulent finery for the two queens. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
61% Vox Lux (2018) VOX LUX is not particularly an easy movie to recommend --- I actually don't. However, if you are a fan of Portman's you will not want to miss her in this. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
75% The Mercy (2018) THE MERCY is not a bad film, but because of the fact that it's based on a rather sad true story, it should have been so much more compelling. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) Each of these female actors is well equipped to carry a film alone, but together --- they are dynamic. THE FAVOURITE will not suit everyone, but I found it incredibly entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is an engaging, highly entertaining movie break for the entire family. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Plenty of excitement to please most of Rowling's devotees. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
59% The Grinch (2018) THE GRINCH is colorful, delightful fun --- for the little ones. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
81% Boy Erased (2018) Hedges' portrayal is strong and steadfast, yet tender and poignant --- simply brilliant. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Cedergren's performance is paramount to the success of Moller's execution of this story and he delivers an unbelievably real and intense interpretation of the seriousness of the job. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
66% Suspiria (2018) It's extremely violent --- and bloody --- with a penchant for the macabre. And at times, SUSPIRIA is downright silly and stupid. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% Weed the People (2018) WEED THE PEOPLE is a powerful advocate for, if nothing more, the need for research. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) HALLOWEEN is one stupid cliche after another. Same old writing --- same old plot lines. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) A film wallowing in the perils of addiction would not be judicious. BEAUTIFUL BOY is not that film. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
87% First Man (2018) FIRST MAN does a first-rate job of re-creating the unbearable tension and excitement of the first landing on the moon. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
71% The Happy Prince (2018) It's such a gorgeous, sumptuous film with stunning cinematography and a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper has produced a film worthy of the moniker A STAR IS BORN, both for him as first-time director and Lady Gaga for her first starring role. They are marvelous --- and a whole new generation will get to appreciate this classic tale. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Ultimately, the success of THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN THE WALL depends upon young Vaccaro --- and he delivers! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
87% Colette (2018) Knightley is exceedingly well-equipped to carry this magnificent film on her own --- an Oscar-nominated performance for sure. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
72% The Children Act (2018) THE CHILDREN ACT is purely a thespian's dream, allowing each member of the ensemble his or her opportunity to make a statement. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) Drug dealing in East Detroit is a tough business and Demange's cast and crew bring it to life with a gritty realism. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
66% Lizzie (2018) It's almost as if Sevigny was born to play Lizzie Borden. A resident of Massachusetts herself, she has been obsessed with this crime since childhood. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
61% Operation Finale (2018) OPERATION FINALE is billed as a "razor-sharp" thriller. It is thrilling, but, as opposed to fictional spy films, it is much more cerebral. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018