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."

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice does justice to Jane Austen’s novel

It’s been nearly 10 years since the last straightforward Austen adaptation. And while it may not have the stellar casting of 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility,” or the comedic momentum of 1996’s “Emma,” “Pride and Prejudice” is a welcome addition to a body of work that, like the 18th century people that populate these films, is well-mannered, exquisite to look at, and is extraordinarily well-spoken. A keenly edited film that preserves Austen’s crisp dialogue, and gives Keira Knightley a chance to shine as the sassy Elizabeth Bennet who finds a love that conquers her own stubbornness.

Grade: A-
Rated PG

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