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."


New story, same formula for nonetheless inspiring “Pride”

What saves “Pride” from drowning in a pool of its own clich?s is the strong presence of Terrence Howard (“Crash”), starring as real life swimming coach Jim Ellis who develops a team of black non-swimmers in a rundown ghetto of 1974 Philadelphia, inspiring them to become champions. Primarily for those who despite the formulaic familiarity can’t get enough of sports feel-good films. And for once, a glorious Motown soundtrack sounds righteously appropriate.

Grade: B
Rated PG for mild profanity and racism.

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