Kenneth Turan

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For 2,062 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenneth Turan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Phoenix
Lowest review score: 0 Being Human
Score distribution:
2062 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The Missing Picture is personal and unexpected, a documentary that mixes media in an unusual way to very potent effect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    The fingerprints of the Camorra are everywhere, this film wants us to know, and its grip is lethal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Emotional intensity is Farhadi's m├ętier, and to see About Elly is to revel in his skill.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Most of all, Wallace & Gromit retains the clever, one-of-a-kind sensibility that made its shorter predecessors so delightful. With every studio comedy looking for a formula for success, it's refreshing to find a heroically whimsical film that succeeds by following no formula known to dog or man.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    A revelatory, strikingly emotional look at a complex, troubled, enormously gifted man.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Never one to shy away from challenges, Morris has come up with one of the best documentaries of this or any year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    What is clear is that this is a director with a great sense of the magical and the mystical residing in the everyday.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Confidently directed by Ang Lee and featuring sensitive and powerful performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and a breathtaking Heath Ledger, this film is determined to involve us in the naturalness and even inevitability of its epic, complicated love story.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Kenneth Turan
    Part 2 turns out to be more than the last of its kind. Almost magically, it ends up being one of the best of the series as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Kenneth Turan
    There's a palpable excitement around the search for knowledge, and this film captures that beautifully.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A remarkable and remarkably compelling document.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Kenneth Turan
    Life Itself may sound like it's a film that would only be of interest to those who knew Ebert personally or to fellow film critics, but the opposite is true.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Marvelously colorful, casually inventive and completely wacky, The King and the Mockingbird just might be the best animated film of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Popular filmmaking at its smartest and most persuasive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Shows and tells an astonishing story, a disturbing and provocative tale of obsession, bravado and self-invention that leaves you open-mouthed for all kinds of reasons.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Rising to crescendos of emotion usually reached only by tenors and sopranos, these characters are the beneficiaries of the luminous writing of the novel and screenplay as well as the expert performances of the actors, especially Scott Thomas.
    • 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."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Starring Brad Pitt in top movie star form, it's a film that's impressive and surprising.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Film has always been especially effective it portraying what it can feel like, what it can mean to be in love, and My Golden Days is right up there with the best of them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This is a director's film, and Ostlund knows precisely the effects he is after. This filmmaker is in control at each and every moment, and does he ever know what he is doing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    An astonishing technological feat, but what is even more remarkable is that the technology does not overwhelm the artistry.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    There is nothing bravura or overly emotional about Spielberg's direction here, but the impeccable filmmaking is no less impressive for being quiet and to the point.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A story that won't go away, won't leave you alone, won't let you feel at ease. Intensely dramatic, filled with elevated heroism, crass self-interest and blatant stupidity, it's a paradigmatic narrative of our tendentious, turbulent times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Larson has done exceptional work before... but the way she has taken the deepest of dives into this complex, difficult material is little short of astonishing. The reality and preternatural commitment she brings to Ma is piercingly honest from start to finish, as scaldingly emotional a performance as anyone could wish for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Nebraska offers something deeper and more mature, the ability to make us care about its characters and their story on a different level than Payne has given us before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Boyle has been nothing if not bold with this film. He's dared to use so many venerable movie elements it's dizzying, dared us to say we won't be moved or involved, dared us to say we're too hip to fall for tricks that are older than we are.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The most accurate assault against the media age since "Network," To Die For's killer lines and wicked sensibility are given added poignancy by the off-center, sensitive performance of Joaquin Phoenix, River's younger brother, the only person more deluded about Suzanne than she is about herself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Kenneth Turan
    Perhaps the director's most touching, most elegiac work yet, Million Dollar Baby is a film that does both the expected and the unexpected, that has the nerve and the will to be as pitiless as it is sentimental.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Kenneth Turan
    Too mannered and weird around the edges to be convincing.

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