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Ben McEachen

Ben McEachen

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Ben McEachen's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (Australia), Empire Magazine Australasia, Sunday Mail (Australia), Sunday Times (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5 83% The Snowtown Murders (2012) "It's almost impossible to describe how distressing, intense and finely crafted this undeniably controversial drama is. Proceed with caution. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 4, 2011
4 85% Get Low (2010) "Highly unusual drama - with black comedy elements - which allows Duvall to showcase his refined skills. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 4, 2011
4 35% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) "Cinemas, quake in fear! Michael Bay has conceived yet another screen-smashing spectacle which sets the bar even higher for what blockbuster action can provide. Ignore all the annoying cliches and stupid bits - and just get some big-budget exhiliration. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 4, 2011
2 84% The Tree of Life (2011) "Apart from a middle section which reveals moments of clarity and actual emotion, this is a bloated, self-indulgent bore of fine imagery. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 4, 2011
3/5 55% The Conspirator (2011) "A solid historical drama that carries a few too many political messages. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 27, 2011
3 88% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) "A film about people discussing people, which attempts to do something different? Believe it - or not. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 25, 2011
4 67% The Company Men (2011) "Takes an unpopular group - upper management! - and humanises their involvement in screwing the world. Quite the achievement, really. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 25, 2011
4/5 88% Blue Valentine (2010) "Not first-date material, this sombre portrait of failed dreams is buoyed by excellent leads and a yearning heart. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 27, 2010
5/5 95% The King's Speech (2010) "With the calendar almost closed, the best mature drama of 2010 arrives. Firth and Rush are majestic, as is Hooper's handling of touching history. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 22, 2010
5 97% GasLand (2010) "Virtually guarenteed to make your blood boil, debut documentariab Fox's remarkably likeable investigation pours forth a persuasive call-to-arms. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 6, 2010
4 79% Fair Game (2010) "Watts and Penn work their magic, as Liman avoids Bush bashing, to present well argued and personable "intel". " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 5, 2010
3 52% Devil (2010) "Entertaining, spirited mystery which mercifully avoids the grisly path, but loses its way in simplified sermons. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 5, 2010
3 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) "A spirited and visually resplendent fantasy adventure that is let down by it's youthful cast. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 5, 2010
2 38% The City of Your Final Destination (2010) "Looks like a Merchant Ivory movie. Bores like a lesser one, too. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Oct 15, 2010
2 0% Sagan (2008) "Glum, grey portrait of an unhappy life. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Oct 4, 2010
3 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) "The time is right for the return of Gordon Gekko, but making him a sidekick in a convoluted revenge plot, loaded with GFC history and allusions, stifles his totemic comeback. Less might well have been more, Mr Stone. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 21, 2010
3 81% Despicable Me (2010) "Trying to turn bad into good-bad results in wonky entertainment. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 21, 2010
1/5 No Score Yet Second Hand Wedding "This tragic effort at a homegrown comedy delivers second hand laughs. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 27, 2010
1/5 50% Second Hand Wedding (2008) "This tragic effort at a homegrown comedy delivers second hand laughs. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 27, 2010
2.5/5 66% The Karate Kid (2010) "The new Karate Kid runs with the original's underdog structure, mixed with on-screen fights and words of wisdom, but major changes rip the heart out of what was a touching coming-of-age journey anyone could relate to. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jul 6, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) "The pain of goodbye is beautifully balanced by the trademark excellence of the Toy Story series. A fantastic way to go out. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 26, 2010
4/5 84% Rocket Science (2007) "Well worth the wait, Rocket Science is a winning coming of age comedy with a difference. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 16, 2010
2/5 72% Get Him to the Greek (2010) "It must try all manner of bizarre/obscene/silly things to sustain itself beyond stating the obvious about celebrity excess. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 14, 2010
3/5 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) "All in all, it's not the spectacular send-off Shrek deserves but, as a way to get out, it's not too shabby either. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Jun 14, 2010
5/5 47% The A-Team (2010) "If you have a problem and no one else can help, you must see The A-Team. Action excellence guaranteed. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 9, 2010
2/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) "Prince of Persia largely avoids action blasts and trudges through dull episodes. Not exactly a princely start to an aspiring franchise. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 25, 2010
3/5 78% StreetDance 3D (2013) "Foot tapping fun that makes the most of the third dimension. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 24, 2010
2/5 30% The Kings of Mykonos (2010) "Fully sick -- only if you are a Wog Boy fan. Yes, we do blame you. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 18, 2010
2.5/4 43% Robin Hood (2010) "Learning what made Hood is well and good, but couldn't that have taken 30 minutes, with the rest of the movie being about a wanted philanthropic criminal? " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 17, 2010
2/5 36% New York, I Love You (2009) "As a whole, this movie is a mediocre postcard you keep hoping will become the enthralling slide show it thinks it is. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 10, 2010
72% Iron Man 2 (2010) "Iron Man 2 injects more heroes and villains without losing sight of what made its predecessor a surprise smash hit in 2008. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 3, 2010
54% I Love You Too (2010) "Humorous, charming and quaint, I Love You Too has the goods to earn more than just patriotic affection. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted May 3, 2010
52% Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010) "This presentation of two artists pursuing passion without concern for social or marital rules becomes a well-groomed melodrama that deflates interest by closely guarding the feelings of those involved. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2010
48% The Book of Eli (2010) "Washington is always watchable and will hold your gaze during a highly ambitious but ultimately wonky attempt to inject spiritual depth into the blockbuster flock. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2010
28% Clash of the Titans (2010) "Where's the excitement, thrills and dizzying nonsense promised by its rockin' trailers? " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 19, 2010
3.5/5 71% The Last Station (2010) "This handsome, well-tuned adaptation of Jay Parini's Tolstoy biography avoids being a dour subtitled slog by its strong casting, layered contrasts of love and duty, and admirable air of enthusiasm. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 8, 2010
75% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) "Thompson's poise and charm always keep her supernanny away from being a poor Poppins clone. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
74% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) "Micmacs is Jeunet in every way -- except the daffy if slim story of Bazil (French comedy king Dany Boon) isn't as rich or memorable as past Jeunet efforts. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "Dragon burns to satisfy a broad audience with a searing blend of rollercoaster action, winning comedy and actual emotion. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
13% The Bounty Hunter (2010) "The woeful shell of a romantic comedy, a motionless movie which shows no attempt to do anything but point a camera at shapely Aniston. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
4/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) "Despite massive production troubles including key personnel changes, elaborate CGI and substantial reshoots, this long-delayed update of a classic 1940s monster movie finally hits screens with an exuberant roar. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010
4.5/5 68% Shutter Island (2010) "While Scorsese overcooks the final stages of explanation and recollecting critical events, it doesn't alter how grand a job he has done of covering tracks. Excellent. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) "Jeff Bridges' consuming, complete performance ranks among the finest works of his considerable career. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010
4/5 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "With politics and philosophy largely absent from James's tour of extreme duty, it settles into a somewhat comforting pattern of danger and mild relief, which can diffuse the knots in your stomach. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 15, 2010
3.5/5 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) "Whether audiences will get behind The Lightning Thief is hard to predict. Overall, it's an entertaining introduction to a promising new world -- but will the consuming shadow of Potter be too big to break free of? " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 9, 2010
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) "Valentine's Day is like a box of fancy chocolates from a secret admirer. Intentions may be genuine, but knowing nothing about the other party kills off meaning or a reason to care. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Feb 9, 2010
3.5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "Such an overtly dramatic movie always runs the risk of being overrated and Precious isn't the life-changing outing it has been declared to be. But it's also very difficult to shake off. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 1, 2010
4.5/5 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " Gibson remains as rough and tough as ever, yet his older figure and stern demeanour provide a personable core to what could have spiralled out into a violence frenzy or incomprehensible whodunit. " ‐ Sunday Times (Australia)
Posted Feb 1, 2010
4.5/5 75% The Road (2009) "A bleak, depressing odyssey you can firmly admire and marvel at, even as it rips your heart out. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jan 26, 2010
3.5/5 38% Nine (2009) "Nine is bold enough to embrace Fellini's self-defeating smirk about movies being "dead" as soon as they leave their creator's mind. " ‐ Sunday Mail (Australia)
Posted Jan 17, 2010
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