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."

North Country

A jarring, but memorable “North Country”

Despite its heavy-handed treatment of the first-ever class action sexual harassment lawsuit, “North Country” contains some excellent performances. Most notable among them is Charlize Theron’s portrayal of an abused wife who takes a mining job in a frigid rural town in northern Minnesota. The one-sided, formulaic storyline and laughable courtroom histrionics are eclipsed by peripheral material involving Theron’s brooding teenage son and penitent father.

Grade: B
Rated R for language and violence.

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