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."

American Gangster

Powerful, if familiar crime epic

Occasionally brilliant, well acted, and somewhat exhausting story based on 1970s Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas. Rich in period milieu with expectedly great turns by Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Familiar territory, movingly if not memorably explored.

Grade: B
Rated R for violence, pervasive drug content and language, nudity and sexuality

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