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
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
Adult Life Skills (2016) David Kaplan The film's key dramatic scene lacked the impact it might have had with a better build-up. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Jeanne Kaplan If you are a dog --- or even a cat --- lover, you mustn't miss this movie! Just make sure you pack a few tissues. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) David Kaplan A DOG'S WAY HOME is an entertaining story that doesn't wear out its welcome at a brisk 96 minutes --- a true family film, although it probably helps to be a dog lover. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Green Book (2018) Jeanne Kaplan GREEN BOOK is a truly delightful dramedy that should be on everyone's list of films to see before the Oscars. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
Green Book (2018) David Kaplan Two extraordinary performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, along with an exceptional script, make GREEN BOOK easily one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Jones is exemplary in her ability to nail down Ginsburg's spunk and toughness. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
On the Basis of Sex (2018) David Kaplan Jones' fearless portrayal is as good a turn by any female actress I have seen this year. I believe it should thrust Jones into the conversation of Best Actress nominees for 2018. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2018
Welcome to Marwen (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Beware, be warned, WELCOME TO MARWEN --- animated, creepy dolls, et al --- is an AWFUL movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Welcome to Marwen (2018) David Kaplan I promise that a viewing of WELCOME TO MARWEN will be quite unlike anything else you may have experienced at the movies. What I can't promise is that you will not walk out of the theatre. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Blunt, Miranda and company deliver a heart-warming, entertaining experience for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) David Kaplan Only a grinch could find something wrong with MARY POPPINS RETURNS. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
The Mule (2018) Jeanne Kaplan THE MULE is one of the worst films of the year. It's nothing more than a vehicle for Eastwood to have a good time singing and cavorting with much younger women. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
The Mule (2018) David Kaplan Despite a couple of major flaws in the script of Clint Eastwood's latest film, THE MULE, I'm willing to overlook them because I was entertained by his performance as well as the plot. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Though 2018 has produced some truly interesting animation features, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is the most spectacular and innovative of them all. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Jeanne Kaplan It isn't only about the acting. Rourke's cinematographer, composer and costume designer have created a resplendent period piece highlighted with breathtaking vistas, beautiful soundtrack and opulent finery for the two queens. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots (2018) David Kaplan Both Robbie and Ronan are sensational in their roles, particularly Ronan who has the lion's share of the two parts. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Vox Lux (2018) Jeanne Kaplan VOX LUX is not particularly an easy movie to recommend --- I actually don't. However, if you are a fan of Portman's you will not want to miss her in this. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Vox Lux (2018) David Kaplan The musical numbers are literally jaw-dropping and Portman's singing and gyrations make the film worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
The Mercy (2018) Jeanne Kaplan THE MERCY is not a bad film, but because of the fact that it's based on a rather sad true story, it should have been so much more compelling. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Mercy (2018) David Kaplan Crowhurst's saga, even after managing to overcome serious obstacles, takes a rather shocking turn. But the reality is that moviegoers' expectations and hopes are not always fulfilled. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Each of these female actors is well equipped to carry a film alone, but together --- they are dynamic. THE FAVOURITE will not suit everyone, but I found it incredibly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
The Favourite (2018) David Kaplan An unusually provocative presentation given the time frame and its place in history. Furthermore, the trio of actresses who anchor the story could not be better. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Jeanne Kaplan RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is an engaging, highly entertaining movie break for the entire family. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) David Kaplan John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (fearless speed demon Vanellope) are totally enchanting together. Their dialogue is witty, natural and down-to-earth. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Plenty of excitement to please most of Rowling's devotees. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) David Kaplan It's essentially a joyless story with only a smattering of humorous moments and not much in the way of suspense. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Jeanne Kaplan THE GRINCH is colorful, delightful fun --- for the little ones. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) David Kaplan Parents can take their toddlers to this picture and not worry about anything too scary. Just don't expect much in the way of entertainment for adults. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
Boy Erased (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Hedges' portrayal is strong and steadfast, yet tender and poignant --- simply brilliant. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
Boy Erased (2018) David Kaplan Lucas Hedges, the 22-year-old actor from MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016), for which he earned an Oscar nomination, proves that honor was no fluke with his powerful and sensitive portrayal in BOY ERASED. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
The Guilty (2018) Jeanne Kaplan Cedergren's performance is paramount to the success of Moller's execution of this story and he delivers an unbelievably real and intense interpretation of the seriousness of the job. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018
The Guilty (2018) David Kaplan The prolific Danish actor Cedergren must perform flawlessly to make this work --- and he does. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2018