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."

Step Up

“Step Up” steps in it

Waiting for Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Beals, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, SOMEBODY to show up onscreen and save this mess? Alas, it won’t happen. The problem isn’t the excellent dancing– all 11 minutes of it– but the lousy story that keeps getting in the way. To describe the acting as “wooden” would be an insult to trees everywhere.

Grade: D+
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo.

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