Jeanne Kaplan

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

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
59% 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
21% 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
58% 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
80% 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
72% 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
32% 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
78% 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
70% 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
62% 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
59% 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
74% 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
94% 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
57% 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
99% 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
64% 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
88% 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
70% 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
67% 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
65% 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
60% 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
91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) CRAZY RICH ASIANS is a whirlwind of delight --- attractive actors, stunning couture, spectacular sets and outrageous parties. It's a feast for the eyes. But what really makes this dramedy work is the acting. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
85% The Wife (2018) I did not find THE WIFE at all amusing or urbane. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
47% The Package (2018) THE PACKAGE provides a good dose of hilarity and entertainment. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee has always chosen topics rooted in truth and steadfastly spoken out via his films about social justice and the need for change. And BLACKkKLANSMAN is as good as he gets. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
89% What Still Remains (2018) Mendoza maintains an energetic pace, keeping his film riveting from beginning to end. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
73% Christopher Robin (2018) If you have ever been a Winnie the Pooh fan, you simply MUST see CHRISTOPHER ROBIN --- it's uplifting and enchanting! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A seamless, wildly entertaining summer blockbuster that won't soon be forgotten. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
45% Generation Wealth (2018) Though Greenfield has been brilliant at times, GENERATION WEALTH is a disappointment. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN! is fabulous summer entertainment. If you see this and don't hum along --- see a doctor, cuz you need help! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) One of the surprises of the summer...this is not a film focused on despair, but rather a celebration of a life saved and lived to its fullest. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) I found this movie totally engaging. Rudd is absolutely charming and, as we've seen before, very funny. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) LEAVE NO TRACE starts off with great promise, particularly due to Harcourt McKenzie's presence, but in the end, it doesn't quite deliver for me. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The most fun is had when the "bad guys" get their due --- in very interesting ways. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
56% Tag (2018) TAG isn't terrible --- it's actually fairly entertaining, when it isn't silly/stupid. And --- who doesn't want to watch Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner in a movie together??? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) INCREDIBLES 2 is wildly entertaining and a lot of laughs! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) OCEAN'S 8 is as entertaining as one would expect with such an extraordinarily talented group of women. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
98% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Neville has done a great service --- especially in our current political climate --- by reminding us of the need for kindness and compassion. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018