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: RottenTomatoes.com

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

Crash

A powerhouse ‘Crash’ starts the Oscar discussion

Similarities to 2000’s Traffic abound, with multiple stories woven around a strong ethnically diverse ensemble cast. Filmed in L.A., ‘Crash’ is gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, and inspiring. It is not simply a film about race relations or inner city isolation, but also about the human condition and the anger, prejudice, and redemption that lies within each of us. The film packs a reflective emotional wallop in spite of its contrived coincidences. Amid the heightened post 9/11 detachment, there is hope.

Grade: A

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