Ben Machell

Ben Machell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 71% of the time.

Ben Machell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 93%

Blur: No Distance Left to Run (2010)

"It's a genteel ride, best enjoyed by fans, but this film also doubles as the most satisfying account of fractured friendships reforged among 40-year-old Englishmen you'll see this year." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2010
4/5 78%

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio) (2010)

"Not only is it funny, it looks and feels fantastic, thanks to its duplication of the breezily kitsch cinematography and direction of Sixties spy flicks, right down to the Technicolor wash." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 14, 2010
1/5 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"One of the ropiest would-be screwball comedies conceived recently." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 14, 2010
3/5 41%

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"Without a crack cast, attempting to pull off a film with such a static, contemplative plot would have been impossible. They succeed, just about, but at times it feels like a dangerous game." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 14, 2010
4/5 97%

Mugabe and the White African (2010)

"Your lasting emotions are of respect for the two farmers, mixed with a lingering, helpless sadness." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 7, 2010
4/5 87%

Treeless Mountain (2009)

"A touching, gentle examination of the giddy rush and sickening sense of dislocation that comes with being left on your own when you're young." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 7, 2010
2/5 76%

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

"There are no allusions to the empowering nature of punk that catalyses the tale; and strangest of all, there's not enough made of the funny, funky music that made him filmworthy in the first place. The result, too often, rings like a missed beat." ‐ Times (UK)
Posted Jan 7, 2010