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Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"Has the power to surprise, enrage, and even delight the most cynical of educators and education bashers."

Posted Dec 27, 2010

Bruce Bennett

2 52%

Devil (2010)

"A small scale but modestly effective broken elevator thriller that is more Agatha Christie than Alfred Hitchcock."

Posted Dec 27, 2010

Bruce Bennett

3 28%

Takers (2010)

"Borrows from its' genre without embarassing itself."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

4 94%

The Town (2010)

"A hard-edged thriller with a soft underbelly that continues to solidify Ben Affleck's talents in front of, and behind the camera."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

5 53%

Going the Distance (2010)

"Sex, drugs and F-bombs on the first date...ah, modern romance..."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

6 66%

The American (2010)

"A beguiling but only partly satisfying achievement for the "less is more" art house crowd."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

7 55%

Flipped (2010)

"Not perfect, but its aspirations are admirable, and its execution is surprisingly effective considering (or maybe because of) its unadulterated sentimentality. "

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

8 55%

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

"While the film looks as sharp as a three piece pinstripe from Bloomingdales, featuring some nice character-driven moments, its bubble bursts in an ending that feels compromised."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Bruce Bennett

9 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Nerd Nirvana! Think Napoleon Dynamite on Red Bull. Inventive, quirky, and occasionally very funny."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

10 36%

Eat Pray Love (2010)

"Enough compelling moments to make one want to grab the book and fill in the blanks that the movie's script seems to have left out."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

11 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"A sharply written and not overly frantic film that seems to have Looney Tunes in its genes and saves its surprisingly touching moments for just the right times."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

12 62%

Salt (2010)

"Jolie plays a killing machine as well as can be expected, but the chill factor here makes for a joyless, as well as preposterous, journey zapped of any joie de vivre. "

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

13 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"A snappy comedy dressed up by its high voltage action sequences--in no small part thanks to the charisma of its' leads."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

14 6%

The Last Airbender (2010)

"Even pre-teens will have to endure the fragmented plot lines, stilted acting, and an absence of humor."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

15 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"More action, more characters, a tad more humor and some interesting backstories help but do nothing to improve upon the series' fatal flaws."

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

16 79%

Mother and Child (2010)

"The strong against-type performances of Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, and Samuel Jackson help an absorbing if very uneven script. "

Posted Aug 22, 2010

Bruce Bennett

17 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"A kick-butt family drama with China and Chan as brilliant enhancements. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

18 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"It's by now a worn out verdict: Another masterpiece by Disney/Pixar. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

19 11%

Killers (2010)

"Call us critics jaded, but Killers puts the "kill" in "kill-joy." Try it and see for yourself. Or not."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

20 69%

Babies (2010)

"Precious as all get out...but it cries out for more insight and inspiration."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

21 74%

Splice (2010)

"Scientific credibility issues aside, this creepy sci-fi piece about a lab experiment gone awry is not without merit or surprises, making it flawed but never boring."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

22 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"Vanessa Redgrave and the spectacular locales of Tuscany are the main reasons to tolerate the tepid and predictable story..."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

23 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Is it wrong to have higher expectations for a company that is capable of excellence, especially when it is spending upwards of $150 million to make a movie? "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

24 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"This is not your Father's Nottingham and that's a good thing."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

25 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"Fraser's career may be dying hard with this vengeance..."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

26 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Suffers from a bit of sequel-itis..but don't look for what it isn't; enjoy the solid filmmaking and actors who take their comic book-created roles very seriously. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

27 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The timing feels right for the big green guy to pass the torch to the new dragon on the block. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

28 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"This update's Achilles heel is its pervasive and dizzying, shot-too-tight camera technique. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

29 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"Stunning images of some of the most breathtaking and fascinatingly odd creatures of the sea. No cute story added, or needed."

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

30 49%

The Losers (2010)

"Even by the most forgiving of action film standards the film is a brainless poseur"

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

31 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Here's hoping Steve Carell and Tina Fey will be offered more opportunities to work with scripts and filmmakers who allow them to reach their potential together rather than material that forces them to rescue it. "

Posted Jun 28, 2010

Bruce Bennett

32 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"For better or for worse, it's Burton's imagination that keeps the proceedings lively, even if its' not as blatantly humorous as we'd like."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

33 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"A decent action film that tackles interesting subject material that deserves attention but many won't pay to see oversimplified finger-pointing even if it features some of our favorite actors."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

34 94%

An Education (2009)

"A star turn by Carey Mulligan playing a 16-year-old who gets charmed (and, uh, educated) by a suspiciously alluring older man, the excellent Peter Sarsgaard."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

35 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"An enticing, engaging piece of work, worthy of a second viewing, which is never a bad thing."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

36 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"The simple story of a Merle Haggard-type has been who falls in love with a younger reporter is aided greatly by excellent songs and dazzling performances by Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

37 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"A trippy, uneven ride whose best assets are its imagination, Heath Ledger's final performance, and the three surprise stars who act as his replacements."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

38 28%

Dear John (2010)

"Proves that old-fashioned stories are fashionable again; only romantics not cynics, need apply."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

39 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Even with its flaws, it's a top-notch nail biter that tries to be less about the kills and more about the thrills."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

40 16%

When in Rome (2010)

"A silly, preposterous romantic comedy that benefits from Josh Duhamel's self-assured likeability, which helps a thin script that relies on pratfalls not brain power."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

41 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"This story has merit, so it's a shame it isn't a stronger adaptation of the true events that inspired it."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

42 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"No doubt the filmmaker's intentions were to serve up a tasty sampler platter while understanding that the cinematic equivalent of candy hearts could never make for a fully satisfying main course"

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

43 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Benecio Del Toro is suitably brooding in this well-intentioned, credibly gothic and gory update that still feels only half right."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Bruce Bennett

44 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"Streep and Baldwin sell it."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

45 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"We need more rom-coms for Moms and their daughters but despite Adams' charms this film has zero sizzle."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

46 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"The year's sharpest film--but it may not speak to everyone."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

47 70%

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

"Swashbuckling smarts and Downey, Jr. as the perfect super-sleuth."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

48 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"The sum of the parts of this film while tantalizing and worth a watch, leave the viewer, like its lead character, lacking closure."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

49 39%

2012 (2009)

"Plausible plot points, great special effects and characters we care about. That's really about all you need to enjoy this Apocalypse Wow!"

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

50 76%

Invictus (2009)

"A solid but flawed film--Freeman's charmingly disarming portrayal keeps it real."

Posted Feb 1, 2010

Bruce Bennett

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