For 1,789 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 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kenneth Turan's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Million Dollar Baby
Lowest review score: 0 8MM
Score distribution:
1,789 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A wonder several times over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It leaves you stirred and uplifted not only by its music but also by the determination and courage of the people who sang and danced it on the way to a freer life.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Lumumba is potent stuff. Complex, powerful, intensely dramatic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A roguish and delightful comedy of duplicity that's as entertaining as it is sly.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    A triumph of quiet realism, a piece of sophisticated, subtle filmmaking that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Restrained yet powerful, devastating in its emotional effects.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Ulee's Gold stands out for its sureness, its quiet emotional force and writer-director Victor Nunez's ability to find and nurture the mystery and power in the events of an ordinary life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Not only do Grant, Scott Thomas, Callow and company handle the sprightly dialogue with aplomb, they are also adept at the doubletakes and befuddled looks that make Four Weddings both amusing and irresistible all the way through the not-to-be-missed final credits. [9 March 1994, Calendar, p.F-1]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Irresistible, hugely satisfying feminist fairy tale.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Gathering its forces slowly, this careful, thoughtful film, quietly but deeply moving, is dramatic without seeming to be.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Branagh has mastered the tricky high-wire act of simultaneously kidding the conventions he is being absolutely faithful to, allowing us to squeal with both fright and knowing laughter. His is a film lover's film [23 Aug 1991, Calendar, p.F1]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Provocative and engrossing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    It's a classic rags-to-riches-to-rage tale about the fatal nexus of celebrity and market forces, a story that is unexpectedly poignant even though it's told to an insistent punk rock beat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Kenneth Turan
    Offers up a subversive comic sensibility, one that somehow combines Buster Keaton's deadpan stare with Frank Capra's tireless optimism and filters them both through a black-ice Finnish point of view. Welcome to Aki World.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.