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Ben Varkentine

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2001
52% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2001
50% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2001
42% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2001
52% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) Has the gall to pose as a satire of what it transparently is.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2001
14% Tomcats (2001) A morally reprehensible film about bad people behaving badly.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2001
85% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2000
50% Love's Labour's Lost (2000) This film is colorful and flighty and insubstantial and sentimental, and exults in it.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
69% Keeping the Faith (2000) The film fails both in its potential for drama and for comedy.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
89% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000