Ben Varkentine

Ben Varkentine

Agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Waking Life (2001)

"Linklater commits not only to attractive images and thoughtful ideas, but images that are exciting in a way that is different from what we have seen before." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Nov 16, 2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

"Has few pretensions to be anything else, and if you laughed at the characters in Kevin Smith's first four films and the Clerks cartoon (which is the only reason you'd be considering seeing this movie), you'll laugh at this one too." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 24, 2001

Jurassic Park III (2001)

"A film that is not as good a ride as the first, but a damn sight better than the second." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 3, 2001

Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

"While the first film was cute and funny like an adorable animal, the sequel is like that animal pissing on your carpet." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 25, 2001

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

"Has the gall to pose as a satire of what it transparently is." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 16, 2001

Tomcats (2001)

"A morally reprehensible film about bad people behaving badly." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Apr 2, 2001

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

"After over six decades of 'safe' Disney heroes, it's refreshing and damned fine to have one with a little more personality." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 14, 2000

Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

"This film is colorful and flighty and insubstantial and sentimental, and exults in it." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Keeping the Faith (2000)

"The film fails both in its potential for drama and for comedy." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 31, 1999

Almost Famous (2000)

"The moments are too pat, the jokes too predictable, and the whole thing lacks the sprawl of life, the verisimilitude that would sell the story." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 31, 1999