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."

Thank You For Smoking

“Thank You for Smoking,” a comedy with bite.

Smoking is no joke. It kills over 450,000 people a year. But this sharp satire seeks not to denounce tobacco’s well documented evils, but to show how the best tobacco lobbyist (BYU grad Aaron Eckhart) can defend the indefensible position of his industry. The film isn’t a message movie, but when Nick (Eckhart) tries to be a good dad and a good employee (“moral flexibility”), the film shows its heart while shrewdly exposing the art of half-truth spinning and deflection.

Grade: A-
Rated R for profanity and some sexual content.

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