Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Kaplan vs. Kaplan is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): David Kaplan, Jeanne Kaplan
Rating Title/Year Author
Hampstead (2017) Jeanne Kaplan Keaton and Gleeson can be marvelous --- they are not here. They have absolutely no chemistry. In a romantic comedy, a spark between the two lovers is a must, but all we get is a dying ember. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Hampstead (2017) David Kaplan Despite a good cast led by Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson, and although it's based on a true story, I didn't find anything about the movie very compelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Pavarotti (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Pavarotti was a great friend and a great humanitarian. Howard's fabulous biopic does all of it justice. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Pavarotti (2019) David Kaplan Ron Howard's production of PAVAROTTI is a perfect tribute to the man who was larger than life. And you do not have to be a fan of Pavarotti or opera in general to appreciate this splendid documentary. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 is one of those rare phenomena --- a sequel that is actually better than the original! EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Late Night (2019) Jeanne Kaplan LATE NIGHT is intelligent, laugh-out-loud and ultimately very entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Late Night (2019) David Kaplan LATE NIGHT works because the writing is so solid, and Kaling and Thompson have terrific chemistry. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2019
Ma (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Ma won't be winning any awards for Spencer, but it's terrific to have her carry this film on her own --- and do it with such panache. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Ma (2019) David Kaplan Ma is purposefully uneventful as we get to know these characters. But there is a haunting presence as this very effective horror film slowly and inexorably builds suspense. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Fletcher, Egerton, et al have managed to create a memorable film filled with all the outrageousness, drama, fun and entertainment deserving of the global superstar known as Sir Elton John. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Jeanne Kaplan ALADDIN is a big ol' musical --- it showcases singing, dancing, comedy, drama, action and marvelous special effects. What more could you ask for from a magical Arabian experience? EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Aladdin (2019) David Kaplan The movie is filled with humor and action, and the three major production numbers are spectacularly performed and filmed. It is one of the best films so far in 2019. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
A Dog's Journey (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Doesn't everyone believe that all dogs go to heaven? EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
A Dog's Journey (2019) David Kaplan Director Gail Mancuso has infused this movie with heart and sensibility, and it revolves around the turns by Prescott and Lau. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
Tolkien (2019) Jeanne Kaplan For TOLKIEN to be a good film, it is all about the writing, and Gleeson and Beresford have penned a wonderful script. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Tolkien (2019) David Kaplan Devout fans of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" may not feel fulfilled with this movie. Instead TOLKIEN is a showcase for the writer's early years featuring a strong performance from Nicholas Hoult EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
All Is True (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Branagh is a treasure. He's so convincing as Shakespeare, all of this is a testament to his abilities as a director. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
All Is True (2018) David Kaplan Branagh gets to play the bard. And he truly doth bring William Shakespeare to life. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Jeanne Kaplan LONG SHOT is assuredly funny --- there are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. Had they not gone the way of the "bathroom" as much, the film would have been so much better. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Long Shot (2019) David Kaplan The most notable aspect of the film has us believing that a guy like Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) can actually end up with a woman like Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron). EDIT
Posted May 1, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Jeanne Kaplan AVENGERS: ENDGAME is beyond your wildest dreams --- a charming, hilarious and often poignant source of IMMENSE entertainment! EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) David Kaplan If I think that AVENGERS: ENDGAME is an amazing and wholly entertaining event, imagine what the enthusiastic fan base of MCU will think? EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
Red Joan (2018) Jeanne Kaplan RED JOAN isn't the kind of movie which will garner any awards, but it is solid storytelling about a pivotal time in world history. And Nunn and his cast and crew have done an exemplary job bringing it to light. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Red Joan (2018) David Kaplan RED JOAN is totally dialogue-driven, but never dull. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) Jeanne Kaplan TEEN SPIRIT is a terrific showcase for Fanning's talents and an impressive directorial debut for Max Minghella. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Teen Spirit (2018) David Kaplan Minghella knows how to sell his film as if it was, in fact, an actual reality show. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
Peterloo (2018) Jeanne Kaplan I could have Googled the Peterloo Massacre on Wikipedia and gotten a more satisfactory summation. Don't waste your time. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Peterloo (2018) David Kaplan Leigh generates true suspense and that aching feeling of dread when we think we know what's coming --- and that it likely won't be pretty. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Without diminishing Disney's original, Burton has stayed true to the message of embracing others who are different from us. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Dumbo (2019) David Kaplan Burton has made a familiar story seem new. And DUMBO has a lot to say about human nature and how we should treat not only defenseless animals, but each other, as well. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Us (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Peele has concocted one helluva story, with enough twists and turns to keep even the most ardent student of horror guessing. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Us (2019) David Kaplan Jordan Peele's doppelgänger thriller Us will terrify movie audiences 50 years from now. It is certain to become a classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Jeanne Kaplan De Clermont-Tonnerre has penned a credible screenplay about these prisoners and their horses which clearly demonstrates the value of programs such as these. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Mustang (2019) David Kaplan An uplifting story about hardened criminals working to tame wild horses doesn't automatically translate into a technically good movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Billed as a "high-stakes financial thriller", I found it more of an absurd snooze. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) David Kaplan This is a very ambitious film. Nguyen has taken what could have been a very dry subject and made it a character-driven adventure for moviegoers to enjoy. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Transit (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Though Petzold's creation will never be considered the "feel-good movie of the year", TRANSIT is a gripping visual of the plight of people in constant transition. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Larson is really terrific. She's confident, smart and never comes across as too full of herself. But what I love most is her relationship and camaraderie with Jackson. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) David Kaplan You will believe that Brie Larson is, indeed, a superhero, and CAPTAIN MARVEL is superb entertainment. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) Jeanne Kaplan APOLLO 11 is already in contention for Best Documentary of 2019. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
Apollo 11 (2019) David Kaplan We all know the outcome of APOLLO 11, yet the suspense is heart-pounding. You will never see a more fascinating 93 minutes of film. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jeanne Kaplan HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD is classic family entertainment. It is a wonderfully conceived story about friendship, loyalty, love and the courage of letting go. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) David Kaplan Wonderful animation, great music, an all-star cast and a sweet story line --- what more could you ask for in a movie suitable for the whole family? EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Riotously funny, extremely clever and abundantly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) David Kaplan It is truly a visual delight. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Should this type of movie not interest you, I ask you to give it a chance. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) David Kaplan Hugely entertaining and well worth its estimated budget of $200 million. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Serenity (2019) Jeanne Kaplan There have been plenty of other movies which I have really wanted to walk out of, but, of course, I would never! I did not feel that way about SERENITY. I was engaged enough to see the ending. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Serenity (2019) David Kaplan Go into this without expecting too much and the surprise could be acceptable. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Adult Life Skills (2016) Jeanne Kaplan But, in the end, Whittaker's and Myers' performances won me over and made up for the difficulty deciphering the thick English accents employed by Tunnard for her characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019