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Rick Bentley

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Rick Bentley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Fresno Bee

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 8% The Choice (2016) "It all ends up being familiar pieces of the kind of stories Sparks tells so well. He's found the right formula of creating likable people, pushing them together and then creating a crisis that will either make or break their love. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/4 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Not only do the genres co-exist, they manage to pump up each other to the point the film is both a sweet and endearing romance while also being a thoroughly entertaining action movie. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Finest Hours (2016) "Hollywood uses the phrase "based on" so that it can amplify the story as needed. It's a valiant effort, but it never fully rescues the film. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/4 73% Youth (2015) "Not since "The Grand Budapest Hotel' has a film blended so smoothly the elements of fact and fantasy with a quirky and whimsical cast as "Youth." " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 14, 2016
4/4 96% Room (2015) "It is as compelling as it is frightening. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 91% James White (2015) "The movie... is so engaging there are times when it becomes almost overwhelming. But that is a glowing sign of how well the movie is acted and put together. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/4 93% Carol (2015) "Director Todd Haynes has created in "Carol" a world so rich in texture, design and mood that it is easy to fall into its loving arms of emotions and get enveloped in its story of love and loss. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2.5/4 9% Point Break (2015) "If you are an extreme sports junkie, Point Break is cocaine. If you are a fan of good writing, it's a placebo. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 1, 2016
82% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Among the many pluses of television shows being created for streaming services such as Amazon is that the companies aren't afraid to take chances. A great example can be seen in the second season of the Amazon Original Series, Mozart in the Jungle. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 27, 2015
3/4 60% Joy (2015) "Lawrence never falters, even when the script does. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 23, 2015
3/4 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "More of a push by director Tom Hooper to place this story in the real world where it unfolded would have added to the power. But that doesn't distract from the two memorable acting performances by Redmayne and Vikander. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 23, 2015
2.5/4 63% Concussion (2015) "The biggest problem with Concussion is that it takes the less interesting approach to a fascinating subject. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "The result is a film that has a good heart but no strong humor. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "With The Force Awakens, Abrams got to build a whole new universe on a base of returning favorites. No character is stronger, though, than Rey (Daisy Ridley), who is the central player in the new story. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/4 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Howard charts a dramatic course through a sea of emotional whirlpools, tidal waves of stunning special effects and a steady current provided by the narration. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 96% Theeb (2015) "Nowar's story and locations carry the viewer along a journey of life and death. His pacing allows for the emotions associated with both to be absorbed and digested completely. It is a film journey well worth taking. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 30% The Letters (2015) "Mother Teresa's life was so inspiring that even a film that tells her story at only about 75 percent of its potential still delivers a heavy spiritual punch. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Dec 3, 2015
94% Creed (2015) "Creed is a reboot of the franchise and follows a very similar structure to the original movie. To that end, the movie repeatedly falls short. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 24, 2015
2/4 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "It is weighed down by a flawed concept, unappealing characters and a soundtrack that lacks anything close to a memorable tune. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/4 67% The Night Before (2015) "It all comes together to make The Night Before a fun hybrid of a raunchy buddy comedy and a sweet holiday movie. This is a hard combination to blend but Levine pulls it off by keeping a nice balance between the naughty and nice. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "This adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie shows that improvements can be made even with a product that is already first-rate. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/4 98% Brooklyn (2015) "John Crowley creates a hauntingly beautiful tale of love on two continents in his period film Brooklyn. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Despite all of the ills, there is something satisfying about getting to the end of this film franchise. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2.5/4 43% The 33 (2015) "Despite a valiant effort by the actors, The 33 had the major mountain of familiarity to overcome. Everyone tries, but they just can't do enough to get viewers to the emotional peak. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/4 73% Suffragette (2015) "Mulligan turns in a strong performance, going from a woman who has quietly resigned herself to a certain life to a woman who is willing to speak out for others. It's a transition that comes slowly, and it feels real. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/4 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "It is smart, fun and offers some strong messages without being preachy. That is the framework Schulz established when he introduced the comic strip. The best thing that can be said is you're in a very good film, Charlie Brown. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 5, 2015
1.5/4 64% Spectre (2015) "Until this misstep, Craig had been one of the top actors to play the British spy. His lack of energy, coupled with the long list of other miscues, leaves Spectre bland, very bland. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Nov 5, 2015
2/4 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Our Brand Is Crisis is like a third-party candidate who enters a race in the final weeks. Any good qualities just don't get exposed and the candidate gets lost in the pack no matter how much manipulation is happening. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The Last Witch Hunter manages to be both overly complicated and painfully predictable at the same time. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3.5/4 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "The real star of The Prophet is the animation. The visuals make this a film a craft of art that also has spiritual uplifting of words. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 14, 2015
1.5/4 69% Crimson Peak (2015) "The pacing by director del Toro is so slow that by the time a ghost does show up, it's more apt to wake the audience than scare them. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 14, 2015
3/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "It's a film that's as much fun as it is creepy. It can't survive under the harsh scrutiny of horror film experts, but it is mildly chilling enough to scare youngsters. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 14, 2015
4/4 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Just like Malala, He Named Me Malala delivers its message with quiet power that makes it the most powerful and important film to be released this year. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2.5/4 26% Pan (2015) "It's a mishmash of ideas that aren't bad. They just aren't that good either. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Aram, Aram "Aram, Aram works on a variety of levels, but the core strength comes from the very personal story of a grandfather and a grandson looking for answers in a world that just keeps giving them more things to question. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2.5/4 85% The Walk (2015) "It does redeem itself in the final 40 minutes, but it still may be best to wait and see the movie at home where you can turn down Gordon-Levitt's exasperating narration and just look at the magic that comes when one man defies gravity. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3/4 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "The spookiest thing about Hotel Transylvania 2 is how much funnier, colorful and original it is this second time around. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4/4 100% East Side Sushi (2015) ""East Side Sushi" writer-director Anthony Lucero shows that subtle differences between cultures can be presented with great respect and concern. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 24, 2015
0.5/4 63% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Family comedy that never comes together. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1/4 41% Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Jane Lynch plays an angel - or not. Doesn't matter. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1/4 38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Wesley Snipes gets out of prison for this story of people who bet on crimes. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1/4 7% Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Ken Jeong needs a community of comics around him. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1/4 13% Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "No lie. This show about six friends is bad. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Variety shows shouldn't come back. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Time will run out for this show set on the Sunset Strip in 1982. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 96% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This singing and dancing tale of a woman who moves across country for a man needs a better second act. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If only the script was as beautiful as series star Priyanka Chopra. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 68% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "John Stamos is a grandfather. Would have been funnier if it was twins. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
2/4 64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Potential is a little Fozzie. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
2/4 46% Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Good but not best new medical show of the fall. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Sep 21, 2015
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