Benjamin Strong

Benjamin Strong

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Benjamin Strong's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Village Voice

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Psychopathia Sexualis (2006)

"'s clear from the pedantic tone of the dramatic re-enactments (imagine an adult History Channel) that writer-director Bret Wood believes he's showing us the sexual revolution's Magna Carta." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"Beneath its sentimental exterior, this film is Foucauldian enough to take seriously the idea that knowledge is power." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 25, 2006

Dirty (2006)

"[Director Fisher] appears fixated on Los Angeles as a nihilistic phantasmagoria." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 21, 2006

Kill the Poor (2006)

" Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 3, 2006

Daltry Calhoun (2005)

"Anyone looking for a paean to the unnatural allure of a sprinklered lawn can see that the grass is greener in Blue Velvet." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 1, 2005

Saw II (2005)

"What's worth noting is how much greater deliberation was given to the marketing than the screenplay of this cursory dud, rushed to theaters exactly a year after its amusing predecessor." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 27, 2005

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

"By rubbing your nose in this hillbilly mayhem, Zombie all but dares you to acknowledge your liberal elitism." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 19, 2005

Sidewalk Astronomer (2005)

"An unenlightening recitation of lay science and salad bar spirituality." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2005

Danny the Dog (2005)

"Missing from Unleashed is every hallmark of good filmmaking." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 10, 2005

House of Wax (2005)

"First-time director Jaume Collet-Serra lingers over the victims at lengths discomfortingly gratuitous even by slasher standards. But he also demonstrates a droll touch." ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 3, 2005

Madison (2005)

"Peddles condescending hokum as heartland values." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 19, 2005

Dust to Glory (2005)

"The movie is monotonous, storyless, and at under 100 minutes, interminable." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2005

Hollywood Buddha (2003)

"The movie, as an exercise in narcissism, is breathtaking." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2005

Alone in the Dark (2005)

"The garish editing and stilted, exposition-only dialogue induce the frisson of an America's Most Wanted re-enactment that pays unexpected, sidesplitting returns." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 2, 2005

Elektra (2005)

"Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 25, 2005

The Green Butchers (2004)

"Butchers has little appetite for the darkest questions at the heart of its conceit." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 30, 2004

Friday Night Lights (2004)

"The story gestures at a cross-sectional view of America on a Nashville scale." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2004

What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004)

"A turgid, Enya-synth infomercial for New Age enlightenment." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 7, 2004

Serpico (1973)

"Lumet's biopic of Frank Serpico, the virtuous cop who exposed a network of graft in the NYPD, feels depressingly relevant." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 3, 2004

Riding Giants (2004)

"Peralta has become a more relaxed filmmaker, and when he trusts the haunting sight of a giant wave breaking to speak for itself, the movie reaches the sublime heights of its subject." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2004

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

"A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 15, 2004

The Punisher (2004)

"Mismanages its greatest asset: an unusual embarrassment of camp riches." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2004

Hidalgo (2004)

"A hybrid of both traditional and revisionist contradictions." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 9, 2004

The Big Bounce (2004)

"Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingĂ©nue fatale is more like a lost Olsen triplet." ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2004