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Ben Skipper

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs are two characters worth building a film around, and the film does well to portray both as more complex than they might have been in less capable hands, but the actual match they had doesn't make for a great conclusion.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Beyond all the brilliant actors involved, the team behind the camera is thoroughly deserving of merit too.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Homecoming is great fun and provides an excellent foundation for a series we hope continues for many more years to come.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Matt Reeves does an exquisite job balancing tone and keeping a serious franchise about a ridiculous situation consistent and sincere.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) You've seen it all before, and considering that includes Earth being torn asunder by an enormous mechanical monstrosity, that says a lot.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Taken on its own, The Mummy is your standard sub-par summer blockbuster. The kind that will be forgotten very quickly. What makes the film worse is its standing as the apparent starting block for an ambitious new film series.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman succeeds because it understands the character. Not only that, it lets her shine in an origin story that may hit familiar beats at times, but is driven by great character work, a clever script and two great leading performances.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) The series might be adhering to an established formula too strictly at this stage, but as long as it remains this riotously enjoyable I'm not going to say no to another.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) You're left wondering who you're meant to be rooting for. Of course, it's meant to be the colourful team of recognisable characters, but at this point there's been no effort to have them connect with the audience in some way.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) There's no excess, no fat, and the result is a gut-wrenching film with two towering central performances that you're not likely to forget in a hurry.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) The ease with which Iñárritu blends comedy and tragedy is elegant and smooth, and the power with which he drives the film never ruins that flow.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) All points converge for a dramatic, emotionally charged finale, and a lightsaber duel up there with the best of the first trilogy. These fights work best as an extension of the story, not over-choreographed showcases for stunt workers.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
66% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Mockingjay Part 1 is a thoughtful, smart blockbuster of weight sure to challenge its younger target audience and entertain grown-ups too.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
91% The Imitation Game (2014) A formulaic but engaging biopic, The Imitation Game is a perfectly good film, just not nearly the film it could have been.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 63% Spectre (2015) The impressive cast feels stuck in second gear.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) The message of Brad Bird's latest is admirable and delivered well -- hoping to inspire young generations and shoot some life into the notion of optimism that cinema should really be all about.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2015
3/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Often spectacular and increasingly involving, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies delivers a good payoff for a trilogy marred with issues of self-indulgence.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) Goddard retains the science and makes it digestible in the way you wish your secondary school science teacher had. ‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
1/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) In robot terms, if the original movie is a near-indestructible robot killing machine, Terminator Genisys is one of those back-flipping toy dogs you find worn and ragged in a basement one day.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Whedon returns to assemble his team once more in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and the results are at the same time familiar, different and as thrilling as ever before.‐ International Business Times
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015