For 1,786 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
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Dark Knight Rises
Lowest review score: 0 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Score distribution:
1,786 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A sharp and satisfying romantic comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Taut, atmospheric, impeccably made psychological thriller.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    As meditative and beautiful as its title would indicate. What is a surprise is the extent to which it manages to be involving if you can put yourself on its wavelength.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Few actors can be as convincing as leaders of men, and to see Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is to see a consummate performer doing what he does best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    That rare comedy that is as completely entertaining now in its re-release...as it was back then.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    One terrific concert film.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It turns out to be an especially warm comedy with a hidden heart. It's a film whose humor has feeling behind it because writer-director Peter Hedges doesn't let his comedy overpower an understanding of how emotionally weighted family situations are always going to be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Amore satisfying use of the medium would be difficult to imagine.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Such a smart and savvy piece of work it encourages us to feel we're eavesdropping on history.
    • 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 remarkable and remarkably compelling document.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Dark, dangerous and a great deal of wicked, amoral fun. A film that manages to be as clever, playful and mock violent as its title, Lock, Stock was a major hit in its native Britain and its cheeky tone, simultaneously calculated and off the cuff, is as hip as anyone could want. [5 Mar 1999]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Quietly devastating. [15 Dec 1993]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Crouching Tiger's blend of the magical, the mythical and the romantic fills a need in us we might not even realize we had.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Intoxicating and meditative by turns, helped by Fred Frith's minimalist score, this film opens a portal into a singular creative mind.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Though Bottle Rocket is wryly amusing from beginning to end, the hard edges of the real world are never too far from its surface. And it is the particular grace of the film that though all its characters end up with something like what they're looking for, its not exactly how they'd imagined it would be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination, The Matrix combines traditional science-fiction premises with spanking new visual technology in a way that almost defies description.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Wonderfully humanistic film. Yi Yi investigates the entire melody of life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Genteelly erotic, surprisingly emotional, exquisitely made from start to finish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A substantial film of unexpected emotional force. And when at a certain point it seems to slip the bonds of this world and take a leap of faith into an almost mythological dimension, it breathlessly takes us along for that memorable ride.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable and more than a little strange.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    There's nothing casual about the way this film has been put together, yet that painstaking care leads to laughter that is completely unrestrained.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Though Kidman doesn't hesitate to make Grace high-strung and as tightly wound as they come, she also projects vulnerability and courage when they're called for. It's an intense, involving performance, and it dominates and energizes a film that would be lost without it.
    • 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."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Intelligently written and directed with a pleasing frankness by Bill Condon and well played by Liam Neeson, Laura Linney and a strong supporting cast, the film skillfully uses the forms of old Hollywood to tell a story that would have given heart failure to Harry Cohn and his fellow tycoons.