Ben Mankiewicz

Ben Mankiewicz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Ben Mankiewicz's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 68% 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
38% The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) "I thought really very little in the film worked. " ‐ At the Movies
Posted Aug 17, 2009
58% Paper Heart (2009) "It felt completely inauthentic. " ‐ At the Movies
Posted Aug 10, 2009
61% 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
31% 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
47% 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
98% 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
54% 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
67% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) "It felt formulaic from start to finish. " ‐ At the Movies
Posted Jun 22, 2009
15% 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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