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Stanley Kauffmann

Stanley Kauffmann
Stanley Kauffmann's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92%

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2012)

"Ceylan's own growing reputation will, I hope, continue to grow. He uses the realistic film as an avenue to what lies around and beyond the realism." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
80%

The Age of Innocence (1993)

"I don't know any of those [prior] versions, and I wonder how (which means I doubt that) they avoided the snare that Wharton unwittingly set for her adapters, the snare that, for all his gifts, caught Scorsese." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
86%

Khodorkovsky (2011)

"Tuschi has a sharp sense of tempo and shot composition, and he obviously knows how to ask questions, because he gets good answers." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
74%

Norwegian Wood (2012)

"The acting in the film is key. Every moment by Ken'ichi Matsuyama as Watanabe and Rinko Kikuchi as Naoko is valid yet seems distilled by memory rather than presented raw. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
67%

The Front Line (2012)

"We can be grateful that a Jang Hun comes along now and then to inscribe a human record." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
70%

The Hunter (2012)

"Its mostly observant temper keeps us from being greatly moved, but it holds us with its acute, almost laboratory dissection of its people's beings." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
85%

Return (2012)

"The writer-director is Liza Johnson, an artist, making her first picture and doing it with considerable grace." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
83%

Crazy Horse (2012)

"Crazy Horse could be condensed to its advantage." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
85%

The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)

"The film shows us trenchantly that law often lags behind deep-grained custom." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
81%

Hipsters (2011)

"What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 19, 2013
83%

Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012)

"Italian film has done us another favor-it has sent us Gianni Di Gregorio again." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
81%

Michael (2012)

"Another full unfaltering performance by a child. This time it's in a horror film." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
96%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"The directing by the Dardenne brothers reflects their previous work: it wants to be unnoticed either for virtuosity or clumsiness, yet only virtuosos can attain this ideal." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
98%

This Is Not a Film (2012)

"This film is unique in a dreadful way: what happens on screen would not be particularly interesting without the facts surrounding its making. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"Now a new film of the play appears, adapted and directed by Terence Davies with Rachel Weisz in that stellar [Hester Collyer] role and with Rattigan's work in a freshening treatment." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
90%

Footnote (2012)

"At the last... Footnote is so intelligently and deftly made that we are glad it exists." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
98%

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

"There is something touching and maniacal about the two-and-three-quarter- hour result." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
82%

Bonsái (2012)

"It flows along placidly, heated only occasionally by a bit of sex or disco dancing." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
88%

Patience (After Sebald) (2012)

"The film is finally only an enjoyable tour, almost devoid of the book's resonances." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
72%

Dreams of a Life (2012)

"Somewhere at the bottom of this story is an ache about the value of a life." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
92%

Mosquita Y Mari (2012)

"In terms of content or plot, this film has little new to offer. Yet it is a small prize." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
94%

Ouwehoeren (Meet the Fokkens) (2012)

"Even if this film were not cordially made, which it is, it would have a considerable jump-start." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 18, 2013
93%

Teddy Bear (2012)

"The sex and filial troubles of 308-pound persons are not exactly common. But Matthiesen has evoked both the pathos and courage in these troubles, and, with the help of this reticent giant, explores them enticingly." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
99%

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

"David France has made an absorbing film to document that moment of immense implosion, called How to Survive a Plague." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
84%

You've Been Trumped (2012)

"Anthony Baxter gives us a vivid documentary called You've Been Trumped that treats [Donald Trump] as a smooth, credible, inevitable historical force." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
94%

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)

"A vigorous and knowledgeable documentary about a still photographer." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"It is never dull." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
67%

All Together (2012)

"All Together is precisely the sort of picture that many have been missing from Hollywood." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
71%

Barrymore (2012)

"The interest is in Plummer himself-who he is, what he can do." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
71%

Dangerous Liaisons (2012)

"They have made the film function successfully almost as well as in the original setting." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
80%

The Other Son (2012)

"It is easy to imagine other, darker, results after the opening accident, but Levy's film, pitched firmly as if it were the only possibility, makes it seem so." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"What is also extraordinary is that almost all the people we see are actors. So this is not a documentary but a moving enactment by people who are themselves moved." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
93%

Barbara (2012)

"It persuades us early on that its aura of political tension and suspicion, its taciturnity, its very strictness of silent observation as it begins, are fostering an intelligent thriller." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
93%

Amour (2012)

" This is realism that enlarges our conception of the term." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
94%

Blancanieves (2013)

"The Brothers Grimm would have been surprised, possibly amused." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
78%

A Late Quartet (2012)

"We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
79%

La pirogue (2013)

"The pirogue practice may still be going on, but at least Touré has done his job and has made a strong film in doing it." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
91%

Caesar Must Die (2013)

"It is almost an impertinence to think that we understand the thoughts of these actors and those in the audience who are relatives and friends. But this is the intriguing privilege that the Taviani brothers have given us." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
73%

Pieta (2013)

"There is a touch too much of the handheld camera, but in general one senses that the very quality of the way this film was made is one of its justifications for being and for its raw moments." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
55%

Post Tenebras Lux (2013)

"The result calls for a viewing as different as looking at a Vermeer against Rothko or de Kooning or multiple other modern painters." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
8%

The Stroller Strategy (2013)

"The result is not continuous laughter but 90 minutes in a kind of aerated existence, just credible enough to be amusing." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 17, 2013
60%

Towheads (2013)

"It is not quite explicable, but Towheads, in its relatively small means and large compass, had for me a touching overtone of bravery." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 14, 2013
89%

You Will Be My Son (2013)

"Legrand has directed with belief in what he is doing, and Niels Arestrup as Paul manages to be both strong and subtly humorous. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 14, 2013
89%

In the House (2013)

"The film treats imagination-and talent-in certain hands as an almost mystical force." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 14, 2013
90%

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)

"For heaven's sake! Another documentary I didn't know I was waiting for-and am equally glad to see. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 14, 2013
78%

André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

"At last. A documentary that I didn't even know I was waiting for. " ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 14, 2013
74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"Result: sufficient pleasure." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 13, 2013
73%

Augustine (2013)

"The writer-director Alice Winocour creates a kind of subdued excitement of discovery." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 13, 2013
46%

To The Wonder (2013)

"What is most affecting is Malick's intent. He plainly devised the story to give him a series of panels for the expression of feeling." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 13, 2013
86%

The Attack (2013)

"This picture may have been intended as only an intelligent drama made out of current conditions-which it is-but it leaves us with a bleak prospect that may be darker than what was intended." ‐The New Republic
Posted Jun 13, 2013
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