Jeanne Kaplan

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
19% Dolittle (2020) Director Stephen Gaghan's magnificently designed and photographed DOLITTLE is a huge --- SNOOZE. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
19% Like a Boss (2020) First --- and foremost --- Haddish and Byrne have great chemistry. Secondly, Hayek is always entertaining --- even in a gawd-awful red wig. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is not a typical war movie, for those of you who don't care for the genre. It's a beautiful ode to the brave men who did everything they could to save others --- and the sacrifices they faced. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
95% Little Women (2019) This is one of those classics that never gets old. And with Gerwig's take, it feels fresh and timely. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) All I know is when that amazing music begins, along with the scroll of "A galaxy far, far away", I'm in movie heaven! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
71% The Aeronauts (2019) One of the most beautifully filmed movies in recent memory, THE AERONAUTS is breathtaking and thrilling. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
90% Dark Waters (2019) At a time when corporate regulations are once again being rolled back in favor of large companies and their bottom lines, it is imperative that movies like DARK WATERS be seen and taken seriously. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Hanks manages to bring this wonderful man back to life --- right when our country needs it most! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
63% The Good Liar (2019) Though THE GOOD LIAR is far from perfect, it's thoroughly enjoyable enough. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Spectacular racing sequences dominate the entertainment value of FORD v FERRARI. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
91% Ernie & Joe (2019) McShane and her mostly female crew have created a deeply intimate and very persuasive argument for this kind of police reaction nationwide. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
93% Honey Boy (2019) There is nary one bright, happy moment in this 97-minute expose of a man who exploits his own son for financial benefit, and thus, it is not a film I can recommend. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
96% The Irishman (2019) THE IRISHMAN is a compelling, fascinating expose of the viciousness of a world most people cannot fathom. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is a very good movie with an incredible soundtrack, cast and gorgeous cinematography. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) JOJO RABBIT is an immensely entertaining movie that is at once funny, poignant and memorable. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) there still is Jolie, who is wickedly entertaining and oh, so fun, to watch. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
71% The King (2019) THE KING succeeds marvelously due to the performance of Chalamet, with a maturity well beyond his years. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) This is a uniquely entertaining movie --- one that you can't stop thinking about long after leaving the theater. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Purported to be a significant commentary on the social ills of our time, JOKER only exacerbates the appeal of violence to individuals who are drawn to its dark and disturbing content. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
83% Judy (2019) A fantastic, magical performance by Zellweger. When she belts out such Garland favorites as "Get Happy", "For Once in My Life", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "The Trolley Song" and ultimately "Over the Rainbow", it's pure theatrical joy! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) DOWNTON ABBEY reminds us why we were all such fans of the series. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
24% The Goldfinch (2019) THE GOLDFINCH misses the mark as a film suitable for recommendation. It's entirely too long, and at one point, I was wondering if it would ever wrap up. I can only imagine that Tartt's book is much better. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
85% Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements (2019) Could Beethoven ever have imagined the profound effect his sonata would have so many years into the future? - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
94% Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins (2019) Watching Janice Engel's documentary RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS made me so nostalgic, I truly wanted to weep --- though mostly I was laughing too hard. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
83% Official Secrets (2019) It's difficult to build a narrative around such a lengthy period, but OFFICIAL SECRETS crackles with tension and suspense. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
39% Vita & Virginia (2019) VITA & VIRGINIA is masterful at exploring this passionate affair between these two brilliant women who were way ahead of their time. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) It's gory, it's gruesome, but there is no denying --- it's entertaining! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) BLINDED BY THE LIGHT is a movie you can see with the entire family --- even grandma --- who is probably a Springsteen fan. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
44% After the Wedding (2019) I found Freundlich's script implausible, contrived and disjointed. Additionally, several of the scenes which are meant to be dramatic turn out to be melodramatic. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) If you are any kind of a dog lover, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is for you. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON is a very sweet movie. It certainly has a distinctly goofy charm. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
90% Luce (2019) Though the acting is superb and the underlying currents rich for discussion, LUCE is not the "thriller" I was anticipating. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
99% Honeyland (2019) HONEYLAND, only 85 minutes in length, is a stunning example of the precarious balance between nature and humans. It's a subtle indictment of our capitalistic ways of taking what we want as a society and not caring about the consequence of our actions. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It is DiCaprio and Pitt who make ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD what it is --- magnificent! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) THE LION KING is fantastic family entertainment on a majestic scope. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) STUBER devolves into a violent mess that is decidedly not entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
98% Maiden (2019) These women were beyond courageous --- and determined. This is such an excellent example for children, especially girls, about the lesson of never giving up. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) The success of YESTERDAY lies in the performance by Patel. He is extraordinary. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) In this fourth and final chapter of these beloved toys, we are treated to their wisdom, hilarity and triumphant spirit all over again. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
44% Hampstead (2019) Keaton and Gleeson can be marvelous --- they are not here. They have absolutely no chemistry. In a romantic comedy, a spark between the two lovers is a must, but all we get is a dying ember. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
87% Pavarotti (2019) Pavarotti was a great friend and a great humanitarian. Howard's fabulous biopic does all of it justice. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 is one of those rare phenomena --- a sequel that is actually better than the original! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) LATE NIGHT is intelligent, laugh-out-loud and ultimately very entertaining. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
55% Ma (2019) Ma won't be winning any awards for Spencer, but it's terrific to have her carry this film on her own --- and do it with such panache. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Fletcher, Egerton, et al have managed to create a memorable film filled with all the outrageousness, drama, fun and entertainment deserving of the global superstar known as Sir Elton John. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
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