Ben Coleman

Ben Coleman
Ben Coleman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Missing Link (2019) It's not a good look-and it's especially unfair to Missing Link's artists and animators, who have their timeless work saddled with a script that already feels outdated. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Thankfully, writer/director Joe Cornish brings the same sublime toolbox he used for the gleefully anarchic Attack the Block, transforming the stultifyingly bland public spaces of contemporary Britain into a fantastical playground. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
29% Venom (2018) Venom is the Catwoman of toxic masculinity. It's bad. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
91% Searching (2018) What makes Searching more than a gimmick is how well it captures the limited but instantly recognizable emotional language of computer use. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) The problem with The Meg isn't that it's dumb, it's that it isn't dumb enough. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) In terms of pure action cinema, Fallout absolutely sings. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
47% Skyscraper (2018) And because Johnson has the skills to carry the weight, the fact that Skyscraper is kinda dumb and Johnson's feats of strength are kinda arbitrary isn't a bug, it's a feature. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018
57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis is more of a loose game of pool than a tightly wound clock, content to bounce its characters off of one another and see what happens. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
82% Beirut (2018) A perfectly serviceable airport novel of a movie, Beirut has enough espionage-like twists to keep you occupied for 109 minutes and mostly distracted from the fact its best parts never fully develop. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
51% Rampage (2018) It's exceptionally dumb, exceptionally fun, and weirdly faithful to its 16-bit source material. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
37% The Leisure Seeker (2018) But stick with The Leisure Seeker and you'll be rewarded with something special, as [Helen] Mirren and [Donald] Sutherland begin filling in the pieces of their characters' lives. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
78% Last Flag Flying (2017) The end result is a stellar ensemble wrangling heavy emotional beats and novelistic dialogue. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) The film shifts between a number of subplots and perspective, some of which are more effectively rendered than others-but when the film lands, it lands like a sledgehammer. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
64% The Foreigner (2017) It's a chance for Chan to demonstrate his dramatic talents to a Western audience-which may take a bit of getting used to - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
39% The Mountain Between Us (2017) While some of the dialogue gets a bit clunky, there's a lot to like in how Elba and Winslet go about delivering it. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
94% Donald Cried (2017) Where Donald Cried really works is in situating the audience firmly in third-wheel status, gradually revealing a more nuanced and toxic relationship between the two leads. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
87% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes at Night balances on the knife edge between hope and despair, counterweighting the dire nature of its world with genuinely moving moments of warmth. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) A Cure for Wellness is haunting, gorgeous, and masterfully disgusting. In a strangely subtle way, it's one the weirdest films I've seen in ages. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
85% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) We each decide where we draw the line, and while Hacksaw Ridge is an interesting film, it isn't so good that I'd suggest you cross yours. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Despite solid craftsmanship and good intentions, Deepwater Horizon falters under the weight of the very real, very recent history it depicts. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
60% War Dogs (2016) It's a damn good time if you're picking up what Jonah Hill's putting down. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
30% Criminal (2016) Criminal is the answer to a question no one asked: "What if someone took the basic plot of Face/Off and made a dour espionage thriller out of it?" - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
82% Brigsby Bear (2017) Brigsby Bear is great. It's beautiful and hilarious and it has something fundamentally compelling to say about how we tell stories. Even if those stories are, yes, about dumb-looking bears. - The Stranger (Seattle, WA) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017