Ben Kendrick

Ben Kendrick

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 39%

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 4, 2016
3.5/5 72%

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 36%

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 42%

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 61%

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 44%

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 54%

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 75%

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
4/5 93%

The Gift (2015)

"The Gift is a haunting character drama that successfully incorporates elements of the thriller and psychological horror genres. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 9%

Fantastic Four (2015)

"All the pieces were in place for a refreshing entry in the superhero genre, but Fantastic Four completely unravels at the halfway point. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 16%

Pixels (2015)

"Despite a solid premise and talented supporting cast, Pixels is another shallow addition to Adam Sandler's product line." ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 85%

Trainwreck (2015)

"Trainwreck is an honest film that defies gender stereotypes; though, more often than not, it still adheres to familiar romantic comedy tropes." ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/5 19%

Self/less (2015)

"Self/less is an average science-fiction drama that pulls heavily from prior filmic explorations of immortality - and passes familiar plot beats off as fresh ideas." ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 10, 2015
2.5/5 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series." ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2015
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