Kenneth Turan
Select another critic »
For 1,865 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 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenneth Turan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Secret World of Arrietty
Lowest review score: 0 Lethal Weapon 4
Score distribution:
1,865 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The combined intensity of these two performances (Jones and Blanchett) obliterates objections and raises the stakes in what might otherwise have been a standard western.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wild at heart, anarchic comedy that believes in living dangerously.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    This is an intelligent epic told without special pleading, a film able to cut deep enough to reveal a keen specificity of experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A handsomely mounted, graceful production that is well-played across the board.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    We may have seen it all before, but when it's done up like this, experiencing it all over again is a pleasure. [16 June 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
    • Los Angeles Times
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Charming, disarming and in some ways humbling film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wholly unexpected film, as heady and surprising in its humor as in its emotional texture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A martial arts valentine to the power of fighting women. It's a slick and delirious Hong Kong action film.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A provocative political thriller that is as troubling today as when it came out in 1970. Maybe more so.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Records an accident while it's happening, revealing a situation that makes you laugh again and again while weeping, metaphorically at least, for the sheer frustration of it all.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It's a rich, emotional story, a wonderfully appealing film made with humor and intelligence, but there is also something almost magical about how it takes the stuff of innumerable previous films -- love, romance and adolescent coming of age -- and turns them into something that feels one of a kind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Insomnia shows an equally welcome ability: a gift of creating intelligent, engrossing popular entertainment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    That rare movie that completely fulfills its admittedly modest aims.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It's a welcome throwback to the days when the world didn't have to end or tanker trucks explode to get an action audience's attention.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Truly, there can be nothing as complex as the simplest human relationships, and nothing as satisfying as a film that understands that as this one does.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Director Demme has done other potent and meaningful films, but The Agronomist defers to none of them in its effectiveness and its power.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The creators of the magnificent Balseros stayed involved with its subject, a group of Cuban boat people who made it to the United States, for a full seven years. If you put in that kind of time, you witness life happening in front of you in all its compelling, confounding drama. What could be better than that?
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    The more things change, the more we have to laugh if we are to have a prayer of remaining sane, and the Pythons are the best possible step in that direction.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Exuberant and insidiously funny satire.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A dead-on tale of corporate power, courage, cowardice and how we live.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wholly enveloping experience. Gentle, ravishingly beautiful and awash in everyday sensuality, it so intoxicates you with the elegance and refinement of its filmmaking that even noticing, let alone caring, whether it has a plot starts to seem beside the point.

Top Trailers