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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, Tribune News Service

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Not only does director Jon M. Chu do a marvelous job of bringing the lavishness of Kevin Kwan's book to life but he's filled the movie with a supporting cast that's so strong any of them could star in their own movie.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
2.5/4 20% The Little Mermaid (2018) Without Drayton, The Little Mermaid would flounder completely. At least she brings enough energy, life and charm to the role that the grade for this movie sounds like a trip on the ocean. It's somewhere in the high Cs.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
94% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Good cinema stays with you until you get to your car. Great cinema stays with you for several days. Memorable cinema, as in the case of A Prayer Before Dawn, never leaves you.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3.5/5 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Nothing will ever make amends for the nearly perfect disaster of "Green Lantern." This comes close.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/4 94% Blindspotting (2018) Blindspotting is raw, passionate and honest in its examination of... how things can look completely different depending on a person's perspective.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/4 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) The film would have collapsed into a mess with a lesser actor in the starring role. Washington manages to keep the film interesting even when the story takes on such an uninspired direction.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3/4 61% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The third time is not quite the charmer as the others, but still offers enough laughs to keep kids plus their mummys and daddies entertained.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) It's impossible not to recognize how commanding both Brolin and del Toro are on screen. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/4 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Save yourself a few bucks and just pick up a copy of The Lost World: Jurassic Park.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
0.5/4 55% Tag (2018) Tag is not only the latest example of how Hollywood is running out of original ideas, but it is proof no one seems to care that the imagination void is getting deeper and wider.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) A little more simplicity would have lifted Incredibles 2 from good to the incredible status of the first film.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3.5/4 90% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) A lyrical tale of dealing with passions. It warmly deals with how there are times to fight for what you love and times to let go.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3.5/4 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) [Jodie] Foster transforms herself, from her world-weary face to a way of shuffling when she walks... This is one of the Oscar-winner's best and most memorable performances.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3.5/4 88% Zoo (2018) One of the sweetest, most touching, heartbreaking and uplifting movies of the year.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
2.5/4 43% Social Animals (2018) [Theresa] Bennett's tale draws the viewer in because the characters are not stock players in a dark comedy but fully rounded participants.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 86% American Animals (2018) When dealing with a character who comes across larger than life, it's easy to overplay the role. [Evan] Peters has just enough energy and charisma to make this work.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It would take a disaster the size of an exploding Death Star to bump Menace from the place as the worst Star Wars movie. Solo comes in second.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) The majority of Deadpool 2 is a production that hits you in the gut with the action and repeatedly slams your funny bone with the often juvenile humor. That's because the team doesn't hold back a single gunshot or rimshot.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
1/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) [Melissa] McCarthy must have gone shopping at the film stereotype thrift store to find the character. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War has taken all of the elements that have made past films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe work and given them a shot of steroids.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
52% Rampage (2018) The weak writing and poorly developed characters aren't a big surprise. The only purpose that drives a movie like Rampage is to have fun watching the carnage. And that's not different from the original arcade game, so it succeeds on that level.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) In a career already filled with unforgettable work, Anderson has found his animation masterpiece.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
83% Game Night (2018) Game Night is like playing Monopoly where the only properties are the four railroads. The players can go through the motions, but without more elements the overall result is good but far from as great as it could have been.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/4 82% Early Man (2018) Looking at "Early Man" as a whole, it combines weirdly funny comedy with a sweet story about what it means to depend on others.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
3.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Unlike a Tony Stark who can entertain with his dry wit or Captain America who dazzles with his passion for patriotism, Boseman must play both T'Challa as a man of great reserve. He's a warrior, but one who rules the screen with a quiet calm.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
23% Austin Found (2017) It's one of the better movies about murder, manipulation and celebrity since Gus Van Sant's 1995 feature To Die For.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This one is a real blast.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
.5/4 50% Downsizing (2017) The film is a massively muddled mess of ideas that might have made more of an impact if Matt Damon's performance wasn't so painfully bland.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) The real tragedy is that not every film from Allen is as good as "Wonder Wheel."‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/4 77% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's a salute to the strength of the human spirit as presented by three phenomenal performers playing out a touching and unforgettable story that solidifies Linklater's place among the best directors working today.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) James Franco has placed enough links to the original film that his based-on-fact look at the making of The Room is weirdly fun on its own and one of the most creative films of the year.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
97% Coco (2017) You know the writing is solid when animated characters can touch your heart so deeply that a tissue is needed.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It not only offers a fresh look at the familiar ghost story, but it also has a lot to say about the good in humans if they will only stop trying to suppress it. God bless the filmmakers, one and all, for creating such a treat.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) The only person who truly understands the right way to play a comic book hero is Gadot.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 85% Wonder (2017) "Wonder" is a movie that should be shown to young and old as a life lesson in how to deal with people who appear to be different.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) ... seeing "Thor: Ragnarok" is like riding the world's fastest and tallest roller coaster that keeps looping through a funhouse.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
98% Jane (2017) It's the same kind of uncensored imagery that comes from home movies but these images were captured by one of the greatest nature photographers in a world of flora and fauna just an apple tree away from being an Eden.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) "Only the Brave" is a heart-touching reminder of what real heroes look like and how they act.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/4 14% Geostorm (2017) "Geostorm" finds ways to draw attention away from an interesting use of weather as a weapon by using a cold front of political jabber.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) Anyone looking to enjoy some scares while trying to figure out a very clever mystery should plan on seeing Happy Death Day.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/4 84% Loving Vincent (2017) ... the most visually stimulating feature film to be released in years.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) [Judi Dench's] acting gravitas is strong enough to make even the lightest of stories automatically feel like they have more girth.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
2/4 76% The Tiger Hunter (2017) [Lena] Khan has directed Pudi into such a passive approach to the character that there are no sparks whether it be the sweet love story or the cockeyed corporate world shenanigans.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/4 34% American Assassin (2017) ... "American Assassin" gets the job done in a very real feeling world.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/4 42% The Good Catholic (2017) [Writer/director Paul Shoulberg] never shies away from the religious aspects of the story but at the same time gives the film enough air from outside the church to give the tale wider appeal. ‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2.5/4 85% It (2017) These young performers manage to play their characters as heroes, while never relinquishing the elements that make them seem like the kids next door.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2.5/4 29% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) At its gooey center, "I Do ... Until I Don't" is like vanilla cake. It is sweet, but generally there's nothing that memorable about it.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
0/4 33% Jackals (2017) Even if Jackals had been a direct-to-video release, it would have fallen into the category of "rent something else."‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
4/4 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) Even if Terminator 2: Judgment Day had only been re-released in theaters to mark the 26th anniversary without any enhancements, the quality of the production would make it still worth the price of admission‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5/4 85% Beach Rats (2017) Beach Rats is presented in such a no-frills way that there are more moments than not when it feels like it has slipped into full documentary mode.‐ Tribune News Service
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017