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."


Ole! for the off-kilter “Matador”

Proving again that there is life after Agent 007, Pierce Brosnan takes a decidedly un-Bondlike turn as a burned out hit man who strikes up a quirky relationship with suburbanite Greg Kinnear. The two connect in Mexico, and what transpires is a buddy-pic with a darker side resulting in a light but nonetheless earned “R” rating. The Tarantino-inspired “Matador” offers deft comedy, great conversations, and a moral lift the Pulp master’s works neither offer nor aspire to.

Grade: B+

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