Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Spectrum (St. George, Utah) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Bruce Bennett
Rating Title/Year Author
A- Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Bruce Bennett Impossible to resist. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2015
A- Ant-Man (2015) Bruce Bennett Might be the biggest surprise of the summer. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- Paper Towns (2015) Bruce Bennett Arriving so soon after the excellent 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,' it can't help but pale in comparison but that's not really fair. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B+ Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) Bruce Bennett For a film with a generally somber tone, the film is not a downer. Funny at times, uncomfortable at others, but definitely worth the journey. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B Terminator Genisys (2015) Bruce Bennett Wisely utilizes the franchise's best feature - Ah-nold himself - in all the right ways to make the film entertaining if not entirely satisfying. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B Max (2015) Bruce Bennett A busy film crowded with serious subject material that rarely goes for cheap nods at sentimentality while still being a patriotic movie that has plenty of heartfelt moments. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B Jurassic World (2015) Bruce Bennett A respectable Rex - unembarassingly nostalgic and freshly inspired. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B+ Spy (2015) Bruce Bennett The year's best comedy so far. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A Inside Out (2015) Bruce Bennett Gloriously fulfilling. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B+ Aloha (2015) Bruce Bennett Hawaiian hot mess of a movie with an often unwieldy script, quickly gets under the skin and thanks to its A-list cast is inexplicably and undeniably endearing. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B San Andreas (2015) Bruce Bennett Preposterously effective special effects and almost tolerable storylines. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B Tomorrowland (2015) Bruce Bennett Director Brad Bird fills the movie with moments of brilliance, especially visually, but it falls apart in the final act and ends without a satisfying conclusion. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
A- Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Bruce Bennett Those looking for a 'Downton Abbey' fix between seasons will love this gorgeous, new Victorian-era adaptation. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Bruce Bennett Has its moments, most of them musical. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
A- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Bruce Bennett Thunderously entertaining re-boot --a relentless action movie that avoids clutter while maintaining a visual ferocity and taking time for a few heartwarming detours. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
C+ Ex Machina (2015) Bruce Bennett Presents some interesting questions...but right when the film should be hitting us with some 'a-ha!' moments it swerves into voyeuristic contrivances. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B+ Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Bruce Bennett The previous film is arguably the best superhero film ever so there was nowhere for a sequel to go but down...Surely audiences know this, yet expectations were other-worldy. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B The Age of Adaline (2015) Bruce Bennett An unassuming yet sweet-natured little film that parents can actually enjoy with their children, and these days that's a rare joy to behold. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2015
C- Home (2015) Bruce Bennett This failure is a little surprising given the celebrity voice talent involved, but it proves even great actors need a substantive script. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B Furious 7 (2015) Bruce Bennett To really enjoy these films, it is important to understand that at their core, they are comedies. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2015
C Freetown (2015) Bruce Bennett A compelling story with fascinating characters, undone by a script that does the opposite of what its real-life Liberian missionaries would do: it doesn't take any chances. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) Bruce Bennett It doesn't break new ground in any way, but it relishes Kevin James hitting it for our pleasure as many times as he can-and sometimes that's enough. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2015
A- Cinderella (2015) Bruce Bennett Sumptuously appointed and elegantly well-acted, looks and feels magical and should delight even the most skeptical cynic. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Bruce Bennett The audience for whom this sequel is targeted will enjoy the predictability of a well-executed sequel. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
C The Lazarus Effect (2015) Bruce Bennett Very little life here. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B+ Foxcatcher (2014) Bruce Bennett Dark, often unsettling material and the tone is ominous, almost suffocatingly so, from start to finish--but the performances are stellar. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B Black or White (2014) Bruce Bennett More depth and clarity than expected. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B- Jupiter Ascending (2015) Bruce Bennett An utterly gorgeous visual delight, and it has some enjoyably goofy moments, managing to throw in some left-leaning, anti-elitism socio-economic subtext for good measure. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B+ Still Alice (2014) Bruce Bennett The older you are, the more sensitive and receptive to the script's somber material you will likely be. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2015
C+ Project Almanac (2015) Bruce Bennett Boasts little imagination, but is perfect fodder for an adolescent sleepover and for a change, the adults aren't all idiots. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- Paddington (2014) Bruce Bennett Proves that great children's films don't need to be childish, you will want to cuddle 'Paddington' all the way home. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- American Sniper (2014) Bruce Bennett We are likely going to need more, not fewer, soldiers like those depicted in this boldly contrarian Hollywood product of which we also need more. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A Selma (2014) Bruce Bennett Given the degree of difficulty of making such a film ring true in nearly all the right places, stands as a benchmark and is arguably the best film of 2014. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- The Imitation Game (2014) Bruce Bennett An enthralling spy thriller-turned-prestige bio pic that features a world-class performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B Unbroken (2014) Bruce Bennett Treads over familiar waters that still inspire and despite its flaws is a solid piece of work by its fledgling director. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ Big Eyes (2014) Bruce Bennett A little film with giant performances by Adams and Waltz. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
C+ Wild (2014) Bruce Bennett Little adventure or real catharsis in the rather bland, surprisingly superficial terrain. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ Into the Woods (2014) Bruce Bennett Disney has taken great care to make a movie musical that honors the source material and what a joyful journey it is. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Bruce Bennett A stirring and fitting conclusion of a memorable trilogy. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B- Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Bruce Bennett Has the scale and spectacle to effectively present the idea of the migration of a 400 thousand-strong nation, but not the spiritual conviction to explain why. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) Bruce Bennett Whatever the film 'Birdman' is this unsettling black comedy, might be the greatest comeback by an actor in film history. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B The Theory of Everything (2014) Bruce Bennett It may be nitpicking to ask a film to fill in more of the difficult details in light of the care and concern given to the source material. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Bruce Bennett Doesn't make us want to see more final films split into two parts, but it makes the decision to do so in this instance feel absolutely warranted. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B Dumb and Dumber To (2014) Bruce Bennett Relies on our memory of how good the original was but no one here embarrasses themselves - at least not involuntarily. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
A- Interstellar (2014) Bruce Bennett A graceful, stirring epic and while it may not set new standards for the genre, it does give today's audiences a reminder of what visionary filmmaking looks like. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ Nightcrawler (2014) Bruce Bennett Stands apart from the crowd at the multiplex, a tight, absorbing thriller despite its rather murky messages. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B St. Vincent (2014) Bruce Bennett The film, like Bill Murray's character, is a flawed crowd pleaser. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ The Good Lie (2014) Bruce Bennett Benefits from Reece Witherspoon's understated performance. ..a gentle giant and beautifully restrained film. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ The Book of Life (2014) Bruce Bennett A visually wondrous animated concoction that crackles with energy and creativity... an enjoyably frenetic enchilada of a family film. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014
C+ The Boxtrolls (2014) Bruce Bennett Kids may enjoy the stunning images of the impish underground creatures, a focus on the unlikeable villain will have young ones and their parents alike bored after 20 min. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2014