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Ken Jaworowski

Ken Jaworowski
Ken Jaworowski's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% The Workers Cup (2018) Sure, it's possible that this...missed a few opportunities to make a point. Yet it's just as likely that this director is letting you reach your own tough conclusions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
40% The Doctor from India (2018) Ambiguous claims involving spirituality and a sort of interpersonal energy transference are unsupported, and there's an underlying implication that doubters are just spoilsports.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
44% In Darkness (2018) Ms. Dormer and the cast remain dedicated to the story, and that helps the audience do the same. Still, even if you don't entirely agree with where they've taken you, the ride alone is worth your time.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
0% Dark Crimes (2018) A good story gets stuck in a puddle of mood in "Dark Crimes," a film that strays from its fascinating source - a real-life murder case - into a less successful attempt at noir.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
91% The Most Unknown (2018) You walk out of "The Most Unknown" knowing a little more than you did, and with the sense there's so much more you don't.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
24% Breaking In (2018) A paint-by-the-numbers plot still leads to an entertaining picture in "Breaking In." Here, you get what you expect, but it's a little better than you may have anticipated.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
60% Anything (2018) Even when I didn't believe "Anything," I bought it. That's a testament to a lead actor whose performance rings emotionally true despite a good-hearted script that can seem a stretch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
85% Mountain (2018) For those terrified of heights, "Mountain" will be a nonstop nightmare. Yet big scares are a small price for the awe-inspiring footage you'll see. A‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% Becoming Who I Was (2018) The filmmakers rarely delve into the spiritual aspects of the story, but that's O.K. You don't have to believe in Padma and Urgain's religion to believe in them.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
100% The Test & The Art of Thinking (2018) It's a film that doggedly questions an exam that affects the futures of millions and feeds the fortunes of several big industries.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
100% After Auschwitz (2018) Jon Kean, the director, chose the material wisely and doesn't shy from severe images. He and his team also have good ears for anecdotes.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
37% An Ordinary Man (2018) A head-scratcher that ends with a shoulder-shrug, "An Ordinary Man" feels like a scene-study exercise in which two actors invest full measures in a script that's only half finished.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
70% After Louie (2018) Some stronger filmmaking would be welcome, sure, but "After Louie" has an honesty that's often just as valuable.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% Summer in the Forest (2018) "Summer in the Forest" is an extraordinarily tender documentary that asks what it means to be human. Here, even the most gentle scenes raise mighty questions.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
57% Ramen Heads (2018) Over-narrated and self-serious, this documentary allows its good intentions to pave the way to a tepid tale.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
100% Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2018) During military battles, bullets whiz by and explosions shake the cameras. Nerve-racking scenes follow Ukraine's extraordinarily bold volunteer soldiers.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% Seeing Allred (2018) A documentary that's remarkably engaging despite treating its rough-and-tumble hero with kid gloves.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
No Score Yet Shot in the Dark (2017) Dashed hopes, breathless victories and painful regrets make up "Shot in the Dark," a documentary that has the rhythm of some spare yet deeply felt street poetry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
78% Kangaroo (2018) The filmmakers are determined to sound a wake-up siren, and they blast it here with extra strength.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
80% My Coffee with Jewish Friends (2018) No matter the topic, Mr. Kirchheimer keeps "My Coffee With Jewish Friends" accessible, and cerebral without a shred of pretension.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
77% In the Land of Pomegranates (2018) Everyone interviewed in this sobering documentary - Israeli or Palestinian - agrees that something must be done to stop the bloodshed in their land. But even talking about solutions proves problematic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
58% The New Radical (2017) For such a cerebral documentary, "The New Radical" packs a wicked punch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
92% Intent to Destroy (2017) While there may be no completely dispassionate way to discuss its topic - the Armenian genocide - the film's balance of emotion and composure helps make its stories even stronger.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
100% A River Below (2017) The truth turns into a tangled mess in "A River Below," a bold and urgent documentary whose seemingly straightforward story quickly runs awry.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
75% 11/8/16 (2017) The film remains engaging for its stories, and is likely to be more instructive in the future, when passions have cooled. Judging by most people here, that won't be soon.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet Mully (2017) "Mully" isn't much in the way of cinema. But its courageous subject makes this documentary's shortcomings easier to overlook.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
94% Tempestad (2016) Nightmarish stories intertwine with dreamy visuals to create an unsettling, and strangely entrancing, film in "Tempestad."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
100% The Departure (2017) Like a haiku, "The Departure" weighs its words carefully. But silences, too, play a vital role here.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Diamond Island (2016) "Diamond Island" feels like a little dream; a film that, at the end, you don't finish as much as awaken from.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
96% The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) Though this film doesn't give definitive answers on what happened to Ms. Johnson, it keeps her memory alive. That itself is a victory over indifference.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
91% Walking Out (2017) Even when its plot starts to sag, "Walking Out" remains beautiful to watch.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
78% Realive (2017) Like a "Black Mirror" episode combined with a philosophy seminar, "Realive" has plenty of brains. Yet it has a heart, too, and that adds a surprising amount of emotion to this above-average science-fiction film.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
86% Blood Stripe (2017) The script relies on subtext and Ms. Nowlin's expressions to convey her condition. She's up to the task; even in the many silent moments, she's compelling.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
53% Bobbi Jene (2017) "Bobbi Jene" may interest viewers who are well versed in contemporary dance. All others are on their own.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
100% Strong Island (2017) This potent film gives equal weight to complex emotions as well as bare facts. In the same way, it's not just the story of a man's death, but also a study of the aftermath.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet Wrestling Jerusalem (2017) Mr. Davidman ends up not far from where he begins - his first line is "It's complicated." But that doesn't mean nothing is gained.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% Dolores (2017) As a girl, she says, she had wanted to be a dancer. In some way you can see that in her work: She has made activism an art form.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
37% Leap! (2017) You've seen it all before, though it's pleasant enough to watch again.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
89% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) It's possible to admire each scene and still see this film, in its entirety, as in need of some serious sharpening.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
67% Pilgrimage (2017) Here the filmmakers take a chance and turn a strange-seeming premise into a fast-moving tale.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
40% Chronically Metropolitan (2017) Several times in "Chronically Metropolitan," a man stares at a screen as nothing happens. You'll know just how he feels.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
72% 68 Kill (2017) Nuttier than a bakery full of fruitcakes and sleazier than a cheap strip club, "68 Kill" is a proudly morbid heist movie that wallows in bad taste and still comes off as absurdly funny.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
93% Icarus (2017) Mr. Fogel could be considered either daring or foolhardy for his initial plan. But his work with Dr. Rodchenkov is levelheaded, and his documentary illuminating.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
97% Menashe (2017) My heart broke a little near the end of "Menashe," a sweet comedy that's not without a bit of sadness. For sure, this funny and tender film prompts cheerful smiles, but sometimes they turn melancholy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
90% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) It's been a terrific few years for music documentaries, and that winning streak continues with "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World."‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
100% Women Who Kill (2017) The humor is dry and the acting deadpan in "Women Who Kill," a comedy that plays it droll and is all the funnier for it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
No Score Yet Romeo Is Bleeding (2017) The portraits drawn of these young people frequently feel half-finished. As soon as a story or a profile turns compelling, the movie switches to another topic.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
75% Killing Ground (2017) These personality-free characters fade from your mind even as you're watching the screen, making the brutality waged against them akin to animated mutilation of cartoon creatures.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
100% 500 Years (2017) You may find yourself championing its subjects even while feeling confounded by the omission of details by its filmmaker.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
61% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) If we don't always know what drives Curie, we see the determination itself. That's enough to keep the film moving along.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017