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Ben Kendrick

Ben Kendrick
Ben Kendrick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 33% Live By Night (2017) Live by Night is a dense and disorganized movie adaptation in which Ben Affleck covers too much ground for any one story or character to succeed. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 14, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a beautiful and inspirational depiction of a young person's battle with grief - but that doesn't mean it's for every young person. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 6, 2017
2.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Assassin's Creed is a step in the right direction for video game movies but slick action and beautiful visuals are undercut by a hollow hero story. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A well-crafted and thoughtful story drives Rogue One - in a sandbox that provides a perfect blend of modern action and classic Star Wars style. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 17, 2016
3.5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a solid Harry Potter series movie but often prioritizes setup over memorable drama or spellbinding action. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange manages to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe while also telling a satisfying story in its own isolated corner. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back does not offer enough high-octane action or clever mystery to stand out from the glut of so-so crime movies. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children should provide moviegoers with an entertaining and emotional ride as well as nightmarish visuals to savor. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven (2016) isn't going to eclipse its predecessors but it is, nonetheless, an immensely entertaining and heartfelt action-western experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Blair Witch (2016) is what The Blair Witch Project would be if the original had been made today - which is both a compliment and a concession. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe cuts a fresh path, providing thrill-seeking moviegoers and horror die-hards with an inventive as well as terrifying movie experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 26, 2016
4.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo and the Two Strings is Laika's most poignant, entertaining, and beautiful film yet - and one of the best movies, animated or not, of 2016 ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is a lively comic book movie - albeit one that is undermined by plot holes and uneven execution of action, character, and comedy. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters won't win-over pre-release haters but offers enough laughs and slick special effects to satisfy series fans and casual filmgoers alike. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hits the basic mandates of R-rated comedy but falls flat in its effort to be as insightful as it is funny. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence is B-movie CGI disaster mayhem that is elevated, only slightly, by the few fan-favorite characters who return. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory isn't just a worthy sequel to Nemo, it also succeeds on its own - as a rousing tale of love and overcoming adversity. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 17, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) Warcraft lays an enticing foundation for future installments in the fantasy-adventure series - at the expense of its current cast and story. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a faithful adaptation of the fan-favorite 1987 animated series - for better and for worse. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse is a decent follow-up to Days of Future Past - albeit one that will service longtime series fans more than casual filmgoers. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Stoller manages to justify his sequel but Sorority Rising's parade of R-rated gags aren't enough to hit the same highs (or longevity) as Neighbors. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 20, 2016
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Every single piece of The Huntsman: Winter's War underwhelms - resulting in a strained prequel/sequel/spin-off fairytale with very little magic. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) The Jungle Book is magnificent - honoring its literary and animated roots with thrilling action, groundbreaking effects, and heart-warming drama. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman V Superman is DC's Iron Man 2 - an okay movie that prioritizes shared universe setup over developing a coherent story and layered characters. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane has little in common with Cloverfield but is, nevertheless, a clever, thrilling, and downright fun movie experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is filled with lovable characters and a heartfelt message for kids - along with a layered subtext for adults that is both timely and moving. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Eddie the Eagle is a light-hearted and thoroughly inspiring underdog tale - with lovable performances from Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 61% Race (2016) Race finishes in the middle of the biopic genre pack - a bronze medal winner that honors Jesse Owens but falls short of cinematic greatness. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 19, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool, much like its source material, is an irreverent, bloody, and riotous twist on the superhero genre - a must-see comic book movie experience. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unwieldy horror-comedy - delivering an amusing but gimmicky blend of Regency-era romance and zombie mythology. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2016
2.5/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Kung Fu Panda 3 is a well-meaning piece of escapism for kids - one that shows signs of wear in the larger computer-animated kung fu franchise. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) The Forest struggles to transform its spooky premise and haunting setting into memorable or unique on-screen movie scares. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4.5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) As a realization of Tarantino's vision, The Hateful Eight is one of 2015's best movies - and a standout in the director's filmography. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3.5/5 60% Concussion (2015) Concussion isn't a great biopic but it tells a great story - thanks to stirring subject matter and a quality performance from Will Smith. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
1.5/5 9% Point Break (2015) Bigger set pieces do not make for a better Point Break, and Core fails to improve upon the original film in any meaningful way. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) As a big screen viewing experience based on one of America's most evocative myths, In the Heart of the Sea is a surprisingly forgettable adaptation. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/5 69% The Danish Girl (2015) The Danish Girl is a beautiful film with brave performances - though Hooper often struggles to translate Lili Elbe's life into memorable movie drama. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 66% The Night Before (2015) The Night Before manages to be both an irreverent and sincere Christmas movie, sure to be a holiday favorite (albeit a zany one) for years to come. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 45% The 33 (2015) An entertaining and earnest chronicle of the 33 with solid performances - one that is undercut by otherwise standard docudrama throughout. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Dazzling visuals and fun supernatural brawls can't save The Last Witch Hunter from a cliché plot and uneven Vin Diesel performance. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/5 13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) In spite of connections to the ongoing series saga, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension could easily be mistaken for an Asylum B-movie knockoff. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Steve Jobs is a quality portrait of Apple's co-founder, with a gripping turn from Fassbender - even if the film plays fast and loose with history ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) The Martian hits a powerful sweet spot: blending tense action, captivating science, and beautiful 3D cinematography into an emotional character story. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers - as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The Scorch Trials maintains the semi-successful bar of intriguing movie escapism set by The Maze Runner. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 73% Everest (2015) Everest is a sobering character story packed with bravery, horror, and humility - as well as thrilling tension. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 74% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass is an intriguing blend of classic gangster movie drama under the umbrella of an intimate Bulger biopic. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) Despite a lot of shortcomings and undercooked elements, The Transporter Refueled is a mildly entertaining action film. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 63% The Boy (2015) The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn't particularly enjoyable to watch. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Though viewers will find familiar story beats and characters in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ritchie succeeds in creating a fun love-letter to 1960s spy fandom. ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 14, 2015