Jeanne Kaplan

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% The Nest (2020) Durkin is a master at creating tense atmospheres exacerbated by explosive wordplay. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
75% Mulan (2020) MULAN is brilliantly conceived and executed, along with being visually stunning. From the first frame until the last, it is a feast for the eyes woven through this amazing story of female power as a tribute to the rich beauty of Chinese culture. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
83% Lingua Franca (2020) Sandoval's writing is beautiful and informed, while her acting is poignant, heartbreaking --- and strong. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2020
47% Unhinged (2020) UNHINGED is billed as a "thriller". Brushing my teeth is more thrilling than this trainwreck. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY had the potential of being a true cat-and-mouse escapade, instead it turns out to be a total snooze. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
79% Out Stealing Horses (Ut og Stjæle Hester) (2020) OUT STEALING HORSES is a specific ride for those who appreciate the beauty of life, love and forgiveness. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
61% Radioactive (2020) Pike gives an impressive performance. She's formidable, yet funny and even alluring. Her transformation into Curie is remarkable. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
66% Fisherman's Friends (2020) Even if sea shanties aren't your favorite, the voices and the harmony make FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS a worthwhile experience. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
79% Greyhound (2020) GREYHOUND is a thrilling war movie which kept me cringing --- and on the edge of my seat. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
40% Irresistible (2020) Stewart's sophomoric approach to exposing the sins of campaign financing and other egregious ploys used to win an election at any cost, including the one Stewart employs here --- the race for mayor in a small Wisconsin town --- is ultimately insulting. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) 7500 is gripping from beginning to end, and Gordon-Levitt gives a startling performance as a quiet man who never expects to be in this situation but must rise to the occasion. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
84% Mr. Jones (2020) MR. JONES begins a little slower, but once Jones is on the snow covered ground in desolate Ukraine, the film really takes off as a political thriller. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
87% The Trip to Greece (2020) We know they're having fun at each other's expense, but that is the best part --- we are in on the joke. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
36% Blood and Money (2020) Unfortunately, the "thriller" part is totally predictable and it's not at all difficult to figure out how all of this is going to end. There is one last twist in the final second that does play well. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
44% Robert the Bruce (2019) A beautiful movie about deep loyalty, courage and ultimately the ties of family. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
89% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) To those of you who might turn up your nose at an animated feature about a dog in WWI, you'll be missing one of the most entertaining endeavors in a long while. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS contains minimal dialogue and yet it's one of the most powerful screenplays to date. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
84% The Way Back (2020) Ben Affleck gives an emotion-packed performance. It's an honest expose of a broken man, and Affleck's bone-weary persona adds a great deal to the realism. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
88% Onward (2020) As one would expect from Pixar, ONWARD is beautiful to look at with superb animation and sets. These creators don't fool around --- everything is entrancing. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
62% The Call of the Wild (2020) All the animals are wonderful --- no matter what anyone else says or writes --- but it is Ford who brings his deadpan magic to Thornton, thus elevating the film. He has never been better. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
93% Ordinary Love (2020) If you live for films that are truly well crafted and beautifully acted, then you cannot miss ORDINARY LOVE. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
36% Waiting for Anya (2020) Remember, this is a movie for children --- one that is entertaining for the entire family. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) YAY for girl power! This superhero film is a blast --- Robbie is in fine form and hilarious! - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
92% The Assistant (2020) THE ASSISTANT is mind-numbingly slow and ultimately unsatisfying. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
28% The Rhythm Section (2020) Other than a few minor irritating details, THE RHYTHM SECTION is a decent diversion. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) A highly entertaining bit of naughtiness from Guy Ritchie and his extraordinary cast makes THE GENTLEMEN the first fun movie of 2020. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
30% The Corrupted (2020) It's a better than decent thriller that you can catch on your telly. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
59% The Last Full Measure (2020) With a stirring score by newcomer Philip Klein, THE LAST FULL MEASURE is a true gem. - Kaplan vs. Kaplan EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2020
14% 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
21% 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
51% 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
72% 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
92% 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
94% 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
63% 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
79% 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
82% 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