Ben Travers

Ben Travers

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Ben Travers's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 36%

Blair Witch (2016)

"Compared to the ill-fated "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- the first follow-up which was rushed to market for financial reasons -- this new iteration still comes across as downright inspiring." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 25, 2016
C+ 48%

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

"Batman: The Killing Joke is borderline unsettling - and not in a good way." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jul 25, 2016
B+ 87%

All the Way (2016)

"All the Way should be admired for going the distance, and Cranston rewarded for holding it all together." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted May 20, 2016
C+ 80%

Confirmation (2016)

"What's most admirable about the film is the person who's been pushing for its creation the longest. Kerry Washington brings a beautifully reserved presence to Hill without stripping her of any bravery." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Apr 18, 2016
B+ 78%

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

"A Very Murray Christmas is ultimately just that: an honest attempt to be merry and an even more direct explanation of what it's like to be Murray." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Nov 18, 2015
B 56%

Ferrell Takes The Field (2015)

"When treated as light, easy entertainment, Ferrell Takes the Field goes down just fine. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Sep 16, 2015
B 88%

Bessie (2015)

"Despite its complicated central figure, Rees' film feels all too typical in the end. The small moments are there for anyone who wants to find them, but they're not enough to make "Bessie" as great as the woman herself." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 80%

Nightingale (2015)

""Nightingale" is overshot to appear more cinematic and underwritten to avoid pomposity, and that's okay. Both decisions are just that: choices to serve the character. Peter would be pleased with how his little film turned out." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B 82%

The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

"The singular focus is not a fatal flaw. Not at all, really. It's merely a question haunting The Good Son even when its concentration steers the viewer away from it." ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 30, 2014