Murray Kempton

Murray Kempton
Murray Kempton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New York Review of Books

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
54% Hoffa (1992) Danny De Vito's Hoffa is artfully constructed, masterfully played, and travels at speeds beyond the prescriptive norm. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
100% American Dream (1992) [Kopple's] gift is to make us feel almost as kin to the few who quit as to the many who stuck it out. There is no cruelty quite like that which gives a man or woman no choice except the surrender of dignity for a job or of a job for dignity. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
56% The Inner Circle (1992) The Inner Circle's intention is... heroic, and its achievement admirable. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
90% Do the Right Thing (1989) Art cannot be art unless its hero has an antagonist worthy of him. Mookie is unfit for the challenge, simply because, if Sal is not without his flaws, Mookie is without anything else. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
91% Prince of the City (1981) A model instance of the movie that insists on being a film and proceeds inevitably to assault our common sense with the counterfeit of a moral lesson. - The New York Review of Books EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018