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Rick Bentley

Rick Bentley
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
0.5/4 25% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable is very forgettable.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 48% The Promise (2017) The movie serves as a heartrending memorial to a people who persevered even in the face of some of the most inhumane actions in history.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's all about how furious the action scenes can be, and those are supercharged.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/4 64% Gifted (2017) Overall, from strong acting to a well-crafted script, everything adds up to make Gifted work.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi masterfully moves between the real world and the stage production. Not only does this give him parallel points to play with but also offers a compelling look at how an American classic is seen through the eyes of others around the world.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/4 37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) The film's not Smurfless but it's not as Smurftastic as it should have been.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2.5/4 45% Going in Style (2017) Going in Style is at its best when the three main stars are allowed to go at the story with the style and grace that has made them acting treasures.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3.5/4 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name is a beautifully crafted story of love, loss, desperation and hope brought to the screen with visual splendor.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) It's taken 20 years to get an update on the guys. But the film proves that the pish and vinegar that made the characters so much fun doesn't weaken with time.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/4 58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The film is the latest to look at the evils committed during World War II but feels fresh because Caro keeps the focus on small moments.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
1.5/4 53% The Boss Baby (2017) The Boss Baby is like a diaper. It starts out fresh but it sure doesn't take long for it to become a stinker.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers won't have you seeing red, feeling blue or in the pink. It's just nostalgic fun that would have improved with a better villain and less on-screen merchandising.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
68% Life (2017) Although familiar in concept, Life has strong performances, a willingness to take chances, a beautifully designed set and plenty of tension.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
16% CHIPS (2017) If only one of his efforts would have shown any signs of the talent Shepard has revealed in past work, CHIPs would have risen from abysmal to merely awful.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/4 33% The Last Word (2017) One day, there will be the time to look back at MacLaine's career and this film will help recall her work fondly even in a movie that has so many writing problems.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The latest attempt to do a live-action version of an animated film, Beauty and the Beast, is neither stunning nor dazzling. It is little more than a mediocre production.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3.5/4 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Whether it's Baldwin speaking or the readings done by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro pulls no punches. It's painful for a society that declares itself to be educated to be forced to look at how ignorant it has been and remains.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) It would have been easy for one of these plot threads to strangle the other, but the crisp writing, strong direction by Amma Asante plus Oscar-worthy performances by Oyelowo and Pike make each story support the other.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/4 92% Logan (2017) Logan gets its strength from its heartpounding action scenes and its heart-breaking personal moments.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2.5/4 19% The Shack (2017) This is a faith-based movie that uses a heavy hand to pound viewers with its religious messages. That's a shame because when the film isn't preaching, the story of how someone deals with great loss is touching and moving.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 75% You're Killing Me Susana (Me estás matando Susana) (2017) You're Killing Me Susana is one of the purest love stories to come along in years.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 39% Rock Dog (2017) Director Ash Brannon finds a nice blend of music, adventure and comedy that he presents with a couple of different animation styles.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is best enjoyed by getting to watch the tale unfold without knowing where the plot is going.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) Visually, The Great Wall has some beautiful moments although nothing looks that original.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
0/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) This movie is such a complete dud that even the bloopers over the closing credits are as funny as a puppy's funeral.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/4 93% Everybody Loves Somebody (2017) It makes for a film that doesn't take chances, but at least Mastretta knows how to pick a likable cast. That's particularly true with Souza who should be cast in more romances.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/4 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) This is pure entertainment that is entertaining because Reeves plays the character with never wavering sincerity.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The movie is enough fun that it will be a good one to buy on DVD. That's the only way to enjoy all the jokes and see the massive amount of characters who populate this latest brick-built world from LEGO.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
1.5/4 32% A Dog's Purpose (2017) It's a shame A Dog's Purpose doesn't have more of a purpose than as a melodramatic mess.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Touching and well-crafted.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 85% Silence (2017) The majority of Silence is a deeply moving story of faith, where unlike most movies in the genre, there are no clear answers.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) A more personal approach would have elevated Patriots Day from a solid effort to retell a familiar story to a deep and moving reminder of the kind of personal damage that comes with this kind of tragedy.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) The entire movie resonates with an authenticity that stems from Portman's performance. From the wardrobe to the re-creation of historical moments, there are no shortcuts taken.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 93% La La Land (2016) The last quarter of La La Land is so beautifully shot and performed, it makes up for the flat opening. It becomes a film that embraces a world where dreamers may seem foolish but eventually are very interesting.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/4 93% Fences (2016) Washington's work as director and actor along with the amazing cast delivers Wilson's story in a proper and impressive style.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
0/4 40% Why Him? (2016) This holiday movie would have to improve 1,000 fold to reach the level of merely being awful.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2/4 31% Passengers (2016) You know there are big problems when even Pratt and Lawrence can't do enough to save the day. They are set afloat in a story that lacks even the smallest bit of gravity.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Although it continuously slips into being overly sentimental, it's hard not to be pulled in by the film's tale of love, loss and the time it takes to deal with both.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The Force is strong with this film -- a perfect fit as a prequel to A New Hope.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Gyllenhaal is so compelling to watch as a wounded author and broken husband/father, and Adams can sell sadness with a simple look. Shannon turns in yet another brilliant performance as the one person who thinks revenge is overrated.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) The script by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross will make you uncomfortable and embarrassed at your laughter. It's OK.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) There are plenty of opportunities in the story for the film to take a brutal edge, but Nichols keeps the film focused on the emotional elements.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 61% Allied (2016) In general, Allied gets strong marks for the chemistry between Pitt and Cotillard, plus the beautiful visuals created by Zemeckis.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
2.5/4 96% Moana (2016) Disney should be applauded for adding more diversity to their Princess court. Those good intentions can only mask a few errors and can't bandage the clunky script.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
3/4 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Just like the Spruce Goose, the Beatty film is beautiful when it lifts off, but it fails to soar.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) If you are looking for a fantastic movie and don't know where to find one, look no further than "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Even when the movie gets massively visual, it never gets away from the central strength of Cumberbatch's performance. That's not easy to do, but accomplishing the task is why Doctor Strange is pure Marvel magic.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
3/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) American Pastoral is as powerful as any movie that uses war as a catalyst for the story. It shows that emotional scars can be created in a myriad of ways.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno should have been a blazing mystery driven by the sparks of two solid actors. Instead, it lacks the heat of good writing to create any cinematic sizzle.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
0/4 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) You don't have to ask a Ouija board about the quality of this failed attempt at horror. If you did, it would spell out S T I N K E R.‐ Fresno Bee
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016