Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewicz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
At the Movies film critic.
Publications:
At the Movies , Turner Classic Movies Online , What the Flick?!
Total Reviews:
200

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
34% The Hangover Part II (2011) " Think of it as a decent high school football player who suffers from having an older brother who was all-state two years earlier." — Huffington Post
Posted May 27, 2011
B+ 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) " It's a totally credible, briskly paced, suspenseful and particularly well-cast political thriller." — Turner Classic Movies Online
Posted Feb 19, 2010
B 69% Shutter Island (2010) " An adult, insightful, tense, complicated psychological thriller." — Turner Classic Movies Online
Posted Feb 19, 2010
90% District 9 (2009) " This is a great movie." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
92% Ponyo (2009) " I was, I'm afraid, a little lost at times." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
81% Bandslam (2009) " There is really just a lot to like here." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " This is a seriously provocative film." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009) " This was funny in the beginning, no question, but then it turned into I thought a sort of a very stale comedy." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
37% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) " I thought really very little in the film worked." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
57% Paper Heart (2009) " It felt completely inauthentic." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
60% A Perfect Getaway (2009) " I just don't think there was enough drama in the first two-thirds of this movie." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
74% Cold Souls (2009) " I found myself thinking about this movie for a long time after I got out of the theater." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
45% Fragments (2008) " The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
75% Julie & Julia (2009) " If it weren't for the sheer brilliance of Streep and on-screen husband Stanley Tucci, this would be an easy skip." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
64% Adam (2009) " A sweet, atypical love story." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
94% In the Loop (2009) " Every movie that clearly tells us how we marched toward the war, through bullying, intimidation, and making opponents seem crazy is worth seeing." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
68% Funny People (2009) " It walks a perfectly fine line between being funny and tragic." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
89% World's Greatest Dad (2009) " I think Goldthwait wrote a terrific script here and I think it manages to stay funny after it takes its rather dark turn." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
81% Bakjwi (Thirst) (2009) " There were moments where I was genuinely scared and moments where I was genuinely moved." — At the Movies
Posted Aug 3, 2009
29% Shrink (2009) " I felt it felt forced from the first moment into the last moment." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
55% Orphan (2009) " It's bloody, you should be warned, but in the end it is worth it." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
79% Humpday (2009) " Those conversations were really memorable and really well executed." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
30% The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009) " You have a likable cast, an engaging enough story with a few moments of both humor and emotional honesty." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
22% G-Force (2009) " I don't think kids will find it funny, [and] their parents will find it unbearable." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
13% The Ugly Truth (2009) " The Ugly Truth has a nice moment here and there, but there is much more ugliness than truth." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 27, 2009
86% 500 Days of Summer (2009) " Conventional? Not at all." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
14% I Love You Beth Cooper (2009) " The story quickly -- and I mean quickly -- devolves into an unimaginative high school retread." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
68% Brüno (2009) " It's certainly not that there aren't a few funny moments in the film. There are, but overwhelmingly, Bruno's stunts are demeaning, they are insulting and they are really cruel." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " This is a big summer movie that meets expectations." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
85% Soul Power (2009) " This has no contextual structure at all. It is essentially the archive footage slapped together." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 13, 2009
68% Public Enemies (2009) " I do think this is a film worth seeing, so obviously, I say see it." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
36% Local Color (2006) " I suspect Local Color will lose those unfamiliar with the jargon and subtleties of the art world. Skip it." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
45% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) " Certainly not terrible, but ultimately forgettable and that means you should skip it." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
19% I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) " Everyone who's ever seen a movie knows where this is headed... but getting there is breezy, fun, and most importantly, well-executed." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
48% La Fille de Monaco (The Girl from Monaco) (2009) " It was a perfect blend of satire and tension." — At the Movies
Posted Jul 6, 2009
100% Afghan Star (2009) " If you think American Idol is a cultural phenomenon here, imagine its impact on a country devastated by 30 years of internal strife, religious intolerance, civil war and foreign invasion." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2009
50% Chéri (2009) " Michelle Pfeiffer is quite good, but the script leaves Kathy Bates -- talented as she is -- with a bit of a cartoonish performance." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2009
97% The Hurt Locker (2009) " Outstanding performances across the board, but I thought Anthony Mackie in particular really, really nailed it." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2009
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " It is as if Michael Bay was saying "You think I've blown stuff up before? Ha-ha. Wait till you see this."" — At the Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2009
48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) " I have a heart. I just don't want schlock." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2009
44% The Proposal (2009) " Sloppy and lazy." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
49% Whatever Works (2009) " It's consistently very funny, sharp and observant." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
55% Surveillance (2009) " When Surveillance is good, it's a gory, pleasurable ride. When it's not -- it's just gory. But more often than not, it delivers on the camp." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
66% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) " It felt formulaic from start to finish." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
14% Year One (2009) " [Year One has] some very funny moments but not enough of them." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
51% The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) " Washington demonstrates his really remarkable ability to make us forget he's a movie star and completely believe he's a flawed but noble civil servant." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
96% Food, Inc. (2009) " A powerful, muckraking documentary on the big business of what we eat." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
40% Imagine That (2009) " This is a fairly likable family comedy." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
89% Moon (2009) " Very inventive." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
71% Tetro (2009) " It is long and slow and, most importantly, lacking in dramatic tension." — At the Movies
Posted Jun 15, 2009
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