Kenneth Turan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kenneth Turan

Kenneth Turan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85%

Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)

"A smart and thoughtful examination of who the man was and how he got that way." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
100%

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)

"A film whose subtle satisfactions very much sneak up on you." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
96%

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

"Daughters of the Dust is a film with a lot on its mind, but one that wears its agendas with lyrical lightness." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
86%

Jackie (2016)

"Larraín told his producers he wouldn't do "Jackie" unless Natalie Portman agreed to take on the role, and her superb performance, utterly convincing without being anything like an impersonation, vindicates his determination." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
100%

On the Map (2016)

"Menkin has been especially thorough in telling this classic against-all-odds sports story." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
81%

Lion (2016)

""Lion" is blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 24, 2016
56%

Rules Don't Apply (2016)

"It's not without its charms, but there aren't enough of them and they don't readily cohere." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 22, 2016
88%

Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing (2016)

"Proving not for the first time that the worst of times can bring out the best is one of the things this strong documentary is all about." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
90%

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017)

""The Red Turtle" is a visually stunning poetic fable, but there's more on its mind than simply beauty." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
97%

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

""Manchester By the Sea" is heartbreaking yet somehow heartening, a film that just wallops you with its honesty, its authenticity and its access to despair." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
93%

Arrival (2016)

"It is simultaneously old and new, revisiting many of these alien-invasion conventions but with unexpected intelligence, visual style and heart." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
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Behind Bayonets And Barbed Wire (2016)

"It is a chance to see and hear these men, old and infirm though they are, that provides "Behind Bayonets" with its strongest moments." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
89%

Loving (2016)

"Nichols and his team have made Loving as accurate as they could without making it feel like a copy of reality or compromising its considerable emotional impact." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 4, 2016
100%

Off the Rails (2016)

"[An] excellent documentary ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
94%

The Eagle Huntress (2016)

"As unlikely as it is enchanting, "The Eagle Huntress" tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 1, 2016
100%

The Uncondemned (2016)

"What "The Uncondemned" convincingly demonstrates is the cumulative power of a small group of people with an intense passion for justice, idealists with practical experience whose belief in the power inherent in speaking the truth is not to be denied." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"What "Fire at Sea" appears to be and what it is are not the same thing, and it's that difference that makes it a masterful documentary." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
20%

Inferno (2016)

"As presented on screen, none of this gels as it should. The plot is so confusing that it's hard to follow, even when it's being explained ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"This Reacher outing has its imperfections and its obstacles to overcome, but the strength of the character and the briskness of the action make it acceptable if you are in the mood." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
No Score Yet

Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro (2016)

"Engrossing, unexpectedly moving ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
98%

Moonlight (2016)

""Moonlight" is magic." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
57%

Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)

"A rambling, mildly entertaining performance film recording a stand-up appearance Moore recently made in the heart of Trump country." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 19, 2016
93%

Newtown (2016)

"Snyder has chosen to make a documentary about collective grief. She's created a devastating cry from the heart of a crisis ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
95%

Miss Hokusai (Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai) (2016)

"[An] unusual, visually adventurous animated feature, simultaneously modern and steeped in Japanese culture and history." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Watching Ben Affleck's Christian Wolff make numbers do his bidding as he grapples with a world he isn't completely at home in ... is so entertaining it's hard not to wonder if Warner Bros. has a sequel in the works. Wouldn't be a bad idea." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
96%

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016)

"It's set in the heart of the desert, but the disturbances of the quietly impressive "Sand Storm" rage not in the natural world but in the intimate corners of the human heart." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
96%

13th (2016)

"Everything in "13th" illuminates what is convincingly presented as a sad and tragic story that we are still living today." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

""The Birth of a Nation" certainly has the power of conviction, but the grace of art escapes it." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
81%

Denial (2016)

"Because Hare's script grapples with serious themes and singular events whose ramifications are still being felt, it is effective when it counts." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
97%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

""Long Way North" is a complete pleasure, a gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is as delightful as it is unexpected." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
89%

Amanda Knox (2016)

"Different viewers will come to different conclusions, but without doubt this strong documentary sheds a powerful light on this particular case while emphasizing the ultimate unknowability of absolute truth." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
94%

Command and Control (2016)

"Lots of documentaries these days will tell you to be afraid, to be very afraid, but few will scare you as coolly and as convincingly as "Command and Control."" ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
78%

The Lovers And The Despot (2016)

"Their story took further unlikely turns -- Shin produced Disney's "Three Ninjas," of all things -- but nothing to match their North Korea years." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
81%

Tanna (2016)

"You will be surprised at the effectiveness of the drama, of the convincing story of forbidden love between two young people and how it plays out in this kind of a closed culture." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"A sense of lethargy hangs uneasily over the lumbering new version of "The Magnificent Seven."" ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
89%

Fatima (2016)

"Honest, direct and dramatic without any sense of special pleading or situations pushed too hard." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"The music is so strong, and such a demonstration of how potent the group was in action, that it alone makes the film worth seeing." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
85%

Sully (2016)

"Efficient and effective in Eastwood's experienced hands, "Sully" has interwoven a crisp and electric retelling of the story of the landing we know with a story we do not ..." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
100%

Germans & Jews (2016)

"Don't let its deceptively simple title and brief 76-minute running time fool you. "Germans and Jews" is a nuanced look at a complicated situation that offers insights into the intricacies of the human condition." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
49%

Star Trek Generations (1994)

"Fns of the series will no doubt be happy to see Kirk again under any circumstances, and if you hunger for the "Star Trek" experience, this will keep you nicely occupied." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 7, 2016
40%

Morgan (2016)

"You may start to wonder when the last time an ensemble this good was placed in service of a script this thin." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
92%

Howards End (1992)

"What sets "Howards End" apart is the complex emotional life of its characters." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"An intriguing entertainment that's invigorated by smart filmmaking and potent acting by the virtuosic Weisz and her fine costar, Michael Shannon." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
92%

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

"Like the man himself, "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life" is genial on the surface but lets us go a little deeper into an unusual life than we might have expected." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
92%

Southside With You (2016)

"A sweet date-night movie about a date that wasn't really a date. Until it was." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
80%

Rudy (1993)

"Underneath its rah-rah spirit, the PG-rated Rudy is straightforward enough to raise, albeit unintentionally, some troubling questions." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 23, 2016
64%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"Though Love and Darkness has moments of self-conscious artiness, as many first films do, Portman, very sure as to what she wanted, has made certain not to overstate the story's potent emotions, and that has made the difference." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 19, 2016
25%

Ben-Hur (2016)

" What it lacks most of all is a convincing reason to exist." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
100%

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)

"The key to understanding why "Abortion: Stories Women Tell" is a quietly powerful documentary is not the first word in the title but the final three." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"Experiencing "Pete's Dragon" is like seeing something thought to be extinct, a creation every bit as magical and mythical as the flying, fire-breathing beast it's named after. That would be the straight ahead, unapologetic family film." ‐Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
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