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."

Passage to Zarahemla

Enjoyable for LDS film fans

LDS film fans should enjoy this adaptation from director/actor/writer Chris Heimerdinger. It’s a little amateurish in spots, but it turns out better than a space-time adventure-comedy featuring a Nephite, Gadianton robbers, and a Latino gang from L.A. has a right to be. Shot mostly in Leeds and featuring better-than-respectable acting, (no surprise if Summer Naomi Smart is a star someday), the film is funny when it should be and not preachy where it shouldn’t be.

Grade: B
Rated PG-13 for violence

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