Bruce Bennett Short Bio

Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett has been the primary contributor to Mad About Movies since it began in 2003. He is an award winning film and theater critic who, since 2000, has been writing a weekly column in The Spectrum daily newspaper in southern Utah as well as serving as a contributing editor of “The Independent,” a monthly entertainment magazine. He is also the co-host of “Film Fanatics” a movie review show which earned a Telly in 2009. Bruce is also a featured contributor at:

His motto: "I see bad movies so you don't have to."

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The Intern

Robert De Niro shines as a widowed, retired successful business exec who accepts an offer to work as an intern alongside the CEO (Anne Hathaway) of a fast-growing web-based clothing retailer. Old school sensibilities meet fast-paced realities in another Nancy Myers film that is both poignant and pleasant. The charisma of the leads is undeniable but look a little closer at the many astute observations going on here regarding the value of seniors, the challenges of a successful career woman, and the unlikely sources of genuine friendship. As relationship movies go, “The Intern” is a sunny but substantive delight. Who should see it: Born romantics who like refreshingly upbeat insight. Who should stay home: Cynics who need more edgy messiness. Grade: A-.

Ricki and the Flash

Un-flashy drama Continue reading

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Throwback fun Continue reading

Fantastic Four

Not so fantastic Continue reading

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Mission accomplished Continue reading

Paper Towns

Paper thin charm Continue reading

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Earl is a pearl Continue reading