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Rick Bentley

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Rick Bentley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Fresno Bee

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 79% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Captain Fantastic is a deep examination of parenting, family, excess, isolationism, hope and the challenge of making the right decisions.Most importantly, this is a movie that asks the viewer to think. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "From action to aliens, Star Trek Beyond combines the legacy of the franchise with contemporary visual effects to create a production that should live long and prosper. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/4 63% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "It all comes down to how beautifully Lumley and Saunders bring their characters to life. They have had so many years to play the roles that they come across as more of a second skin than an acting job. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/4 76% Lights Out (2016) "Sell all your stocks immediately and invest in companies that make candles, flashlights, light bulbs or anything else that creates illumination. There's going to be a run on those items with the release of Lights Out. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 20, 2016
1.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "This reboot is a spirited effort that ends up a pale specter of the original in the end. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "This comes to life through another amazing performance by Bryan Cranston. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 12, 2016
2.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "This mildly amusing adventure story will both entertain young moviegoers with its dazzling color scheme and scare them with some intense moments. It has a bit of charm, but it is not enough to keep a tight leash on parents. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "The Legend of Tarzan is not the king of jungle movies, but it is presented with such royal reverence that some people will go ape over it. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "The tension the director/writer has infused in the story is relentless. It's just the unnecessary efforts to make the story bigger, coupled with a predictable plot, that leave it the least compelling of the Purge movies. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3.5/4 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "The main reason the movie works is the chemistry between Johnson and Hart. They are like Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on steroids. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 16, 2016
0/4 29% Warcraft (2016) "Warcraft has achieved a lofty goal: There hasn't been a movie as unrelentingly bad since Jupiter Ascending managed to surpass the bloated and pitiful Battlefield Earth as the worst big budget science-fiction film of all time. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "Once again, the movie's strength is in the way Wan plays out the scary moments. He takes safe and special items, like a child's toys, and uses them as instruments of terror. This works so well because an audience can relate to the simple items. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "It's not perfect. But it is a lot of fun, especially because of Ruffalo and Caplan, who bring very different but equally strong elements to the movie. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "It's a movie that latches on to your entertainment soul with a complexity that can't be dislodged, for better or worse. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 2, 2016
0.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "The movie's uninspired plot about a rapper who struggles with his second album has enough material to fill a three-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live. And even then, there would be about a minute of failed comedy. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "The story has a purity when it comes to love. It is definitely the kind of movie that should be seen with someone special. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 31, 2016
3/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "It takes a tour de force performance to stand out in a film that features compelling performances by Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson. They are so good that even when Fiennes is not on screen, the quality never waivers. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 26, 2016
1.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "The original Alice in Wonderland had problems, but it now looks like a classic compared to all of the miscues and misfires of Alice Through the Looking Glass. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "Hollywood is always going to lean toward youth, especially with women. It's wonderful that when given a chance, mature female actors can show they are the most capable at playing complex roles that come across in a very simple way. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 19, 2016
2/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The concept is solid and Black's formula for this kind of film has worked before. Where The Good Guys goes astray is in Black's decision to downplay the '70s as fodder for his script and the casting of Gosling as the quirky private detective. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "This sequel proves as unlikable as the original. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "The only saving grace is that it should keep anyone under the age of 6 entertained. Of course, you can do the same thing with the video game. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 19, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "Money Monster" isn't solid gold, but it is worth the investment to see the rich acting work by Clooney and O'Connell and the solid direction by Foster. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Toss in a few secrets revealed and Captain America: Civil War kicks off the summer movie season with a punch strong enough to make the Hulk's head spin. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted May 4, 2016
2.5/4 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "Ratchet & Clank is an energetic, animated and colorful trip down memory lane aimed at the blurry-eyed fans who have carpal tunnel syndrome from all those hours playing the game. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Marshall uses the same formula of blending together multiple story lines for his light comedy Mother's Day, but this time has better defined the plot and embraced the emotion. It's not perfect, but it's a sweet Mother's Day gift. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The Jungle Book gives more than the bare necessities when it comes to the elements that make a movie special. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 91% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "The comedy remains strong, even with the addition of an extreme topic. In fact, it does just the opposite by giving the film an added texture. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 31% Criminal (2016) "Every beat of [Kevin Costner's] performance works. It's just a shame that nothing else about this movie is as original or interesting. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/5 43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a decent followup to NBC's just-completed Shades of Blue and could easily appeal to viewers seeking casual viewing opportunities rather than a full-on binge-watching commitment. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 12, 2016
2/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Hardcore Henry thrives on its original design and copycats will just be pale imitations. The only thing they could do better is write better dialogue, more plot, better characters and at least one scene that makes logical sense. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Hello, My Name Is Doris is aimed at an older audience, but Field's performance has so much youthful energy that it ends up being a broader story of the first buds of love that, like Doris, would be acceptable and entertaining with any crowd. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 24, 2016
2/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "At its heart, the promised battled between the DC titans has some punch. The blow is just softened considerably by worthless plot points that take the super out of superhero. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 23, 2016
2/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The bigger problem is that the franchise is moving further and further away from the elements that made the first film passable. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 18, 2016
0.5/4 33% The Bronze (2016) "The Bronze is the worst sports comedy since "The Benchwarmers. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 44% Miracles from Heaven (2016) "Even if the idea of a religious movie leaves you cold, the film is still incredibly moving because it's a reminder of the strength parents must have and how life is made up of small acts of kindness that happen on a daily basis. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 16, 2016
3.5/4 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "A relentless barrage of over-the-top violence, video game style battles and special effects that will knock the cup of afternoon tea right out of your hand... this film is the stuff dreams of action movie fans are made of. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "When the new animated movie focuses on the critters, it's a funny trip through the animal kingdom. What slows the ark (oops, make that arc) of the film is a crime story that's in need of a few more monkeyshines. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "It's like a dud hand grenade in that at first glance it looks like it could blast but soon it's clear there's no pop. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Mar 2, 2016
0.5/4 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Gods of Egypt is the most epic sun-and-sand disaster since Elizabeth Taylor almost broke 20th Century-Fox with her 1963 film Cleopatra. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 61% Race (2016) "It presents some horrible truths about mankind with a power and grace. The film's messages are powerful and beautifully conveyed. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.5/4 51% Risen (2016) "Risen uses the Bible as a basis for a story about finding faith. As long as you look at the movie from that perspective, then it will accomplish its purpose of creating dialogue about being a believer. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 91% The Witch (2016) "Its haunting effect comes from how Eggers uses this family as a vessel for serving up a fear that rests in the netherworld between reality and the unchained mind. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Where To Invade Next isn't Moore's best, but even when he shows a newfound restraint the filmmaker's work always generates conversation. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "If you are willing to accept a superpowered character who spits at superhero conventions, then Deadpool is a (expletive deleted) good time. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/4 49% How To Be Single (2016) "How To Be Single is a wonderful surprise. It takes a high road in both comedy and story that makes it work on multiple levels. More comedies that focus on one gender should pay attention to this movie. The cast and crew deliver from start to finish. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 10, 2016
2.5/4 12% The Choice (2016) "It all ends up being familiar pieces of the kind of stories Sparks tells so well. He's found the right formula of creating likable people, pushing them together and then creating a crisis that will either make or break their love. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3.5/4 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Not only do the genres co-exist, they manage to pump up each other to the point the film is both a sweet and endearing romance while also being a thoroughly entertaining action movie. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Feb 3, 2016
2.5/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "Hollywood uses the phrase "based on" so that it can amplify the story as needed. It's a valiant effort, but it never fully rescues the film. " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/4 73% Youth (2015) "Not since "The Grand Budapest Hotel' has a film blended so smoothly the elements of fact and fantasy with a quirky and whimsical cast as "Youth." " ‐ Fresno Bee
Posted Jan 14, 2016
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