Kenneth Turan
Select another critic »
For 1,863 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 10.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenneth Turan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Shakespeare in Love
Lowest review score: 0 Hudson Hawk
Score distribution:
1,863 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Aside from superb ensemble work from an 18-member cast, "Together's sense of human potential is its greatest pleasure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A dead-on tale of corporate power, courage, cowardice and how we live.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Never loses its priceless stamp of individuality. Reduced to its essence, this is a joke told by a person, not a corporation--and that makes all the difference.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This masterful celebration starts off slowly, even uncertainly, giving no hint of the rich and elegant exploration of love, jealousy and animal attraction it will in all good time become.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    You could say a lot about the very satisfying The Man Who Wasn't There, but what's for sure is that no one but the deadpan, dead-on Coen brothers could have turned it out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    In As Good as It Gets, his (Brooks) mastery of the nuances of language and emotion has turned the most unlikely material into the best and funniest romantic comedy of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Both a step back and a step forward from the trends of modern animation, it feels like a classic even though it's just out of the box.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It takes two to be sisters, two to have a rivalry, and two exceptional actresses to turn Hilary and Jackie into a compelling look at the most intimate and troubling of family dynamics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Brooding, beautifully made and almost impossible for Americans to see -- Quai des Orfèvres, makes a triumphant reappearance on theatrical screens after an absence of about 50 years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The wonderful thing about Band of Outsiders is that the daring elements that jazzed audiences then have the same power to intoxicate all these years later.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A delicious and delicately funny look at the residents of a Copenhagen neighborhood coping with the befuddling complications life tosses at them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Off-and-on cynical and sentimental, Russell's darkly comic tale shows how much can be done with familiar material when you're burning to do things differently and have the gifts to pull that off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A riveting encounter with the woman who was Hitler's secretary...In a daring and successful stylistic choice, directors Heller and Schmiderer include almost nothing in the film but Junge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It's one of the most emotional and compelling the filmmaker has ever made. Confident, uncompromising and blisteringly realistic, Sweet Sixteen is a gritty and immediate film yet it goes right to the emotions.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This buoyant, giddy comedy of catastrophe is the funniest film of the year so far, possibly the most amusing mainstream live-action comedy since "There's Something About Mary."
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Exuberant and insidiously funny satire.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A completely charming reality-based romantic fantasy, both sweet-natured and sympathetic, Show Me Love is a leader of the pack.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A surprisingly satisfying combination of bawdy sexual humor, genuine emotion and a plot with mechanics so excessive that Almodóvar himself calls it "a screwball drama."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This utterly compelling behind-the-scenes account of that horrific event unfolds with a potent sense of authority and authenticity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Though it can overreach for emotional effect and overplay its hand at times -- Sexy Beast brings considerable virtues to telling this tale, including a great eye for faces and director Glazer's palpable excitement at working in the feature medium.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Succeeds by never tipping its hand or losing its equilibrium while its characters often seem to be doing nothing but.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    If Asian martial arts movies interest you even a little bit, you're going to want to see Iron Monkey. Not only that, you're going to want to see it more than once.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It's the style of the thing, not the plot, that is the attraction here, the great way the cast has with the snarky dialogue.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A roguish and delightful comedy of duplicity that's as entertaining as it is sly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A sharp and satisfying romantic comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    There is something about Stephen Frears' complex, heartbreaking, beautifully made Liam that seems to speak eloquently, painfully to the dilemmas we are facing today, to the terrible price dark times can extort from us all.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A bombshell in its home country, Herod's Law is made with the kind of flair that ensures a following everywhere politicians are venal and voters hope against hope for deliverance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Exuberant and pitiless, profane yet eloquent, flush with the ability to create laughter out of unspeakable situations, Trainspotting is a drop-dead look at a dead-end lifestyle that has all the strength of its considerable contradictions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This animated retelling of the familiar Old Testament story is playful, high-spirited and unmistakably amusing. It's nice to see that a sense of humor and a sense of values don't inevitably have to cancel each other out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Once positions hardened, tragedy was all but inevitable, and Bloody Sunday" does the spirit of that awful day full and unforgettable justice.

Top Trailers