Ben Pearson

Ben Pearson
Ben Pearson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slashfilm
Publications: Slashfilm

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/10 44% After the Wedding (2019) The film is full of big speeches and proclamations, and the clunky script and strained performances made it difficult to fully buy any of them. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 73% Troop Zero (2019) It can all seem like a bit much at times, but I found myself falling for its charms more often than not, largely thanks to the cast. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 89% Shooting the Mafia (2019) It starts off rocky, but once the film settles into a groove and starts zeroing in on the mafia's most heinous acts, it slowly starts to come alive. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 54% Wounds (2019) Wounds is interested in exploring our dark sides, tapping into that uneasy feeling that takes hold when we're alone at night, and creeping us out with an abundance of cockroaches. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 85% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) The movie reaches some emotional and inspirational heights during its climax, but I can't help but feel that those heights may have peaked even higher with a more concentrated approach. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
6/10 38% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) With bursts of punishing violence that eventually border on cruelty, Relive is a formulaic, surprisingly bleak thriller that may have worked better as a TV series. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 70% Paradise Hills (2019) The film is narratively satisfying, thematically resonant, and features excellent performances from its whole cast. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 82% The Death of Dick Long (2019) The movie takes a turn away from its comedic roots and becomes a more disturbing, melancholy exploration of masculinity. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) A warm, funny movie about legacy, loss, and the strength to move forward, this is a touching drama that cares deeply about the people San Francisco has forgotten. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
7/10 62% Native Son (2019) The film is interested in the dynamics between race and class, and takes a hard turn in its second hour and ends up veering off in a surprising and harrowing direction. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 90% I Am Mother (2019) It'd all be for naught if not for the excellent script by Michael Lloyd Green, who puts us so firmly in Daughter's shoes that it almost doesn't matter that we've seen several of these tropes before. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
6/10 60% Tyrel (2018) It feels incomplete without a satisfying conclusion, like it isn't doing total justice to its protagonist. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
10/10 92% Searching (2018) An electrifying, emotional, and wildly entertaining thriller. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
7/10 64% I Think We're Alone Now (2018) Quiet, reflective, and intimate, I Think We're Alone Now is an exceptional exhibition for Dinklage and Fanning and a further illustration of the dynamic talent of filmmaker Reed Morano. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
7/10 89% American Animals (2018) A mesmerizing blend of narrative and documentary storytelling that would seem too far-fetched to believe if it was just another run-of-the-mill thriller. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
8/10 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original, Sorry to Bother You announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
6/10 58% Desolation (2017) Anyone looking for a pared down, character-driven survival story won't be disappointed with Desolation. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
7/10 66% Lizzie (2018) Fascinating and ferocious, Lizzie takes a legend hardened by history and blows it up from the inside, forcing the viewer to pick up the pieces and recontextualize this figure in a whole new light. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
7/10 91% Mandy (2018) Mandy is a totally uncompromising vision from a singular filmmaker - a pulsing, twisted descent into heavy metal vengeance that must be seen to be believed. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
5/10 32% The Catcher Was A Spy (2018) Sadly, this film stumbles in its telling from its opening moments, and one problem quickly rises above the rest: Paul Rudd is heinously miscast in this role. - Slashfilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018