Ben Stephens

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Big Fish (2003) Fails to engage - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2004
94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Much of the story unfolds with the careful, deliberate pacing of the best silent films, and the action ranges from kitchen sink realism to outlandish fantasy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2004
No Score Yet Rebus (2001) The dialog crackles with a lot of ... dark humor and hardboiled sass. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2003
No Score Yet A razor-sharp satire - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2003
66% CQ (2002) Pull[s] off the rare trick of recreating not only the look of a certain era, but also the feel. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2002
95% Manhattan (1979) The layers of self-awareness and self-referentiality at the heart of this film are dizzying. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2002
100% The Lady Eve (1941) Crackles with a level of wit and sexual innuendo that makes you wish they still made sex comedies for adults. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2002
72% Training Day (2001) A flair for tone and character, as well as capturing the look and feel of LA rather than that of Hollywood. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2002
73% Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) Seamlessly blends fact, legend, and outright fiction to create an exhilarating, genuinely scary, and at times moving film. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2002
97% Jules and Jim (1962) An energetic and cinematic, but ultimately frustrating, attempt to breathe new life into that most hackneyed of plot devices: the love triangle. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2001
100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) It feels like it was made out of whole cloth rather than just being a showcase for its dancers. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2001
95% An American in Paris (1951) Every five or ten minutes the audience is treated to a riveting dance number set to some of the greatest tunes of George and Ira Gershwin. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2001
100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) A sparkling comedy of manners. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2001
100% A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) A dizzying and tantalizing skate across the surface of a deep and wonderful lake. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2001
97% A Night at the Opera (1935) A fascinating and hilarious exercise in organized chaos. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2001
96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Just like its hero, the film is operatic and grandiose in places, shambling and inarticulate in others, but always intensely watchable. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2001
100% Local Hero (1983) It has always been easier to make films about misery than about happiness, for happiness is so un-cinematic, so devoid of conflict. But Local Hero is a rare and welcome exception. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2001
88% Dial M for Murder (1954) A rare and accomplished example of the work of Hitchcock the Minimalist. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2001