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
Ordinary Love (2019) Jeanne Kaplan If you live for films that are truly well crafted and beautifully acted, then you cannot miss ORDINARY LOVE. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Ordinary Love (2019) David Kaplan The film is a faithful rendering about a typical wife and husband dealing with whatever life throws at them. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Waiting for Anya (2020) Jeanne Kaplan Remember, this is a movie for children --- one that is entertaining for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Waiting for Anya (2020) David Kaplan The good performances and storyline of WAITING FOR ANYA are worth a viewing. And the movie generates a fair amount of suspense. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Jeanne Kaplan YAY for girl power! This superhero film is a blast --- Robbie is in fine form and hilarious! EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) David Kaplan I will say that Robbie swings a baseball bat with very convincing form. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Assistant (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE ASSISTANT is mind-numbingly slow and ultimately unsatisfying. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) Jeanne Kaplan Other than a few minor irritating details, THE RHYTHM SECTION is a decent diversion. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Rhythm Section (2020) David Kaplan THE RHYTHM SECTION stretches credibility akin to some Liam Neeson films. That's not to say it isn't entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Jeanne Kaplan A highly entertaining bit of naughtiness from Guy Ritchie and his extraordinary cast makes THE GENTLEMEN the first fun movie of 2020. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) David Kaplan The plot is intricate, clever and replete with surprises...a film that is never boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
The Corrupted (2019) Jeanne Kaplan It's a better than decent thriller that you can catch on your telly. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
The Corrupted (2019) David Kaplan A well-written, well-acted and hard-hitting piece of material accompanied by an excellent musical score. And it features Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville in key roles as some of the villains indicated in the movie's title. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
The Last Full Measure (2020) Jeanne Kaplan With a stirring score by newcomer Philip Klein, THE LAST FULL MEASURE is a true gem. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
The Last Full Measure (2020) David Kaplan Some of the most inspirational and emotional narratives we witness on film have their roots in relative obscurity. THE LAST FULL MEASURE is such a movie and should not be missed. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2020
Dolittle (2020) Jeanne Kaplan Director Stephen Gaghan's magnificently designed and photographed DOLITTLE is a huge --- SNOOZE. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Dolittle (2020) David Kaplan When the writing is this dull, it's hard to sustain moviegoers' interest, let alone have them immersed in the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Like a Boss (2020) Jeanne Kaplan First --- and foremost --- Haddish and Byrne have great chemistry. Secondly, Hayek is always entertaining --- even in a gawd-awful red wig. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Like a Boss (2020) David Kaplan The first part of the movie has so many references to the male appendage that I was wondering where Adam Sandler was hiding. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
1917 (2019) Jeanne Kaplan 1917 is not a typical war movie, for those of you who don't care for the genre. It's a beautiful ode to the brave men who did everything they could to save others --- and the sacrifices they faced. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
1917 (2019) David Kaplan That this movie is so simplistic in its approach, and turns out to be so staggering in its emotional power, is a tribute to not only the acting, writing and direction. The cinematography and the music are of equal importance. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Little Women (2019) Jeanne Kaplan This is one of those classics that never gets old. And with Gerwig's take, it feels fresh and timely. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Little Women (2019) David Kaplan LITTLE WOMEN is a totally entertaining epic that everybody can enjoy with its PG rating. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jeanne Kaplan All I know is when that amazing music begins, along with the scroll of "A galaxy far, far away", I'm in movie heaven! EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) David Kaplan At the center of it all is Daisy Ridley as Rey. She is a true warrior and a credible heroine that we can all admire. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Richard Jewell (2019) David Kaplan Paul Walter Hauser is in most scenes, and his portrayal of the victimized Jewell is as exceptional as any male performance I've seen this year. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) David Kaplan THE AERONAUTS is an ambitious film, and as I watched this story unfold, I thought of the valiant camera crew who was filming at such high altitudes --- while inside a helicopter. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Jeanne Kaplan One of the most beautifully filmed movies in recent memory, THE AERONAUTS is breathtaking and thrilling. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Dark Waters (2019) Jeanne Kaplan At a time when corporate regulations are once again being rolled back in favor of large companies and their bottom lines, it is imperative that movies like DARK WATERS be seen and taken seriously. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Dark Waters (2019) David Kaplan Haynes and his cast and crew manage to make DARK WATERS a compelling story. And in the process, they provide an important lesson that no one is above scrutiny for wrongdoing. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Hanks manages to bring this wonderful man back to life --- right when our country needs it most! EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) David Kaplan I just wasn't that moved by the melodrama. That's not to say there aren't some touching moments in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Though THE GOOD LIAR is far from perfect, it's thoroughly enjoyable enough. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) David Kaplan THE GOOD LIAR is a satisfying cat-and-mouse caper made compelling by superb performances from the veteran cast. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Jeanne Kaplan Spectacular racing sequences dominate the entertainment value of FORD v FERRARI. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) David Kaplan This is a very exciting film, and despite its length, which Jeanne will point out, it's one of the year's best movies. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
() Jeanne Kaplan McShane and her mostly female crew have created a deeply intimate and very persuasive argument for this kind of police reaction nationwide. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
() David Kaplan The thought here is that director Jenifer McShane's surprisingly absorbing movie for HBO Documentary Films is something that should be seen by every police department in the country. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Jeanne Kaplan There is nary one bright, happy moment in this 97-minute expose of a man who exploits his own son for financial benefit, and thus, it is not a film I can recommend. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) David Kaplan HONEY BOY has all the earmarks --- acting, writing, directing --- to be a critics' darling. But it lacks real entertainment value for the average moviegoer. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE IRISHMAN is a compelling, fascinating expose of the viciousness of a world most people cannot fathom. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
The Irishman (2019) David Kaplan Throughout THE IRISHMAN's lengthy running time lies a constant thread of suspicion, dread and true suspense set within a base of greed and power among killers without conscience. It's one helluva story. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Jeanne Kaplan MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN is a very good movie with an incredible soundtrack, cast and gorgeous cinematography. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) David Kaplan Whatever MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN lacks in real suspense is made up for with Norton's ingenious portrayal. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
The Current War (2017) David Kaplan To be sure, THE CURRENT WAR will appeal to those harboring scientific curiosity. For the rest of us who take for granted Edison brainstorms that also include the phonograph and kinetoscope,- this movie is certainly interesting enough. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jeanne Kaplan JOJO RABBIT is an immensely entertaining movie that is at once funny, poignant and memorable. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) David Kaplan As we all know, a solid performance by a child actor can make a film, just as a poor one will sink it. But young Davis is certainly up to the task, in fact he seems mature way beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Jeanne Kaplan there still is Jolie, who is wickedly entertaining and oh, so fun, to watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) David Kaplan Overall, the movie is deadly dull, i.e., flat-out boring. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
The King (2019) Jeanne Kaplan THE KING succeeds marvelously due to the performance of Chalamet, with a maturity well beyond his years. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019