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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 34% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
2.5/5 18% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 63% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/5 35% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 25% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2016
4.5/5 74% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2015
3/5 42% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 65% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
4.5/5 91% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) The Scorch Trials maintains the semi-successful bar of intriguing movie escapism set by The Maze Runner. ‐ ScreenRant
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 73% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass is an intriguing blend of classic gangster movie drama under the umbrella of an intimate Bulger biopic.‐ ScreenRant
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015