Kenneth Turan
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For 1,836 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenneth Turan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Brokeback Mountain
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
1,836 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    [A] crackerjack thriller, at once brooding, claustrophobic and unbearably tense.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    These stranger-than-fiction tales, piled one on top of the other in the most gripping way, not only mesmerize us, they also point up another of Last Days in Vietnam's provocative points, that the chaos surrounding the evacuation was, in effect, the entire war in microcosm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Superbly cast from the two at the top to the smallest speaking parts, impeccably directed by Fincher and crafted by his regular team to within an inch of its life, Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This modest film has virtues that come out of nowhere. It takes familiar material and develops it with such tact and skill that we find ourselves moved and sort of amazed at the same time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Disco's exceptional acting ensemble is especially successful at capturing the brittle rituals of this specific group of genteel, well-spoken young people on the cusp of adulthood.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Irresistible, hugely satisfying feminist fairy tale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Like the best of personal, independent cinema -- it is both marvelously observed and completely individual. There is no film like this film, and that is something you don't hear every day.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Intelligent, poignant film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A remarkably thoughtful drama, Lantana makes it clear not only how hard to come by any emotional comfort is in this life, but more important, why we can't give up on the struggle.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The result is a kind of ultimate romantic film, joining an almost Jamesian sadness and discipline to that extraordinary visual sensibility. It's not the kind of thing you see every day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    All of this romantic back and forth unfolds gradually and in charming ensemble style. As the characters think about seducing each other, as they inevitably complicate their lives without being able to help themselves, the film is simultaneously seducing us.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This is the best class of poetic realism, the kind you can believe in without a trace of hesitation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    In a sea of one-note symphonies, this touching feature is bleak and comic, heartbreaking and affirmative, romantic and tragic, gimlet-eyed and sympathetic, all at the same time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wonder several times over.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    There is a sophistication about affairs of the heart, about the wisdom and the risks of romantic involvement that is more than quintessentially French. It's irresistible as well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A small gem.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Wonderfully humanistic film. Yi Yi investigates the entire melody of life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Being able to hear this kind of playing is a special moment in time, one we don't want to end and one that we're privileged to experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    For fans of this kind of roots music, it was an event you would have given anything to attend. Down From the Mountain lets you do that and gives you terrific seats in the bargain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Because Bay of Angels reveals rather than moralizes, because its concerns are character and psychology, it's a potent showcase for Moreau's gifts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A mature, accomplished piece of work, both funny and deeply felt, personal cinema of the best kind...Levinson has made the memory film we always hoped he would.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Besides Montand's splendid performance, The Wide Blue Road's other treat is seeing a film that's both old-fashioned enough to believe that social concerns can lead to satisfying drama and well-made enough to deliver on that belief. A film infused with that kind of passion never goes out of style.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A warm and feisty documentary that is as much inquiry as it is tribute.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Has everything a period romance should have, including a score by Michael Nyman and passionate performances by stars Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Carefully made, involving and old-fashioned, the superior work it's inspired gives it an impact that lingers even when the endgame is over.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    An elegant study of devious mind games and emotional perversion, it makes the strangest of psychological dynamics plausible and involving.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    An extraordinarily intimate, deeply affecting and revelatory documentary on how pain and passion can come together in a creative artist.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Not only is the film that good, it's also that wonderfully, inescapably Czech.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Droll and delicious.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Such a smart and savvy piece of work it encourages us to feel we're eavesdropping on history.