For 13 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 23% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 77% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 22.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ben Kenigsberg's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 36
Highest review score: 60 The Host
Lowest review score: 20 Alex Cross
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
13 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ben Kenigsberg
    Often has the feel of a film-school exercise in which the object is to wring maximum suspense from rudimentary tools.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Ben Kenigsberg
    Depending on your POV, it's either the ne plus ultra of Hollywood calculation or a comedy simply intent on pushing its crassness to the point of surrealism.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Ben Kenigsberg
    An "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" retread told from a postoccupation vantage point, this adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s YA romance novel unfolds in a dystopian future when alien parasites have nearly won the battle for Earth.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Ben Kenigsberg
    The impression is less of calculated ineptitude than of seasoned professionals (director Tod Williams made The Door in the Floor) playing dumb, as a checklist of household items-frying pans, endlessly shutting doors, a pool cleaner with a mind of its own-test viewers' reflexes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ben Kenigsberg
    Alas, unlike the duo's Crank films - also about a hero on the verge of explosion - Spirit of Vengeance lacks a solid gimmick to unify their transgressive gambits.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Ben Kenigsberg
    Apart from a hi-def night-vision gimmick, returning directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman don't take advantage of either upgrade.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Ben Kenigsberg
    This Nickelodeon production may be designed for short attention spans, but must the characters have them as well?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Ben Kenigsberg
    Both the martial arts and the slightly dull narrative patchwork are too choppily edited to gain much of a foothold.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Ben Kenigsberg
    His closing dedication—“For my daughter”—turns this into something actively creepy, as opposed to merely brainless, boring and inept.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Ben Kenigsberg
    All Apollo 18 has to offer is endless radio crackle and visual incoherence. And what's out there, tormenting the astronauts? The answer is dumber than a box of moon rocks.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 20 Ben Kenigsberg
    The Apparition turns out to be nothing more than a series of feebly constructed "Boo!" scenes tacked together to achieve (barely) feature length.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ben Kenigsberg
    In drag or out of it, the soft-spoken star has rarely been less convincing than when locking and loading from his home arsenal or dangling from a decaying Detroit edifice.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 20 Ben Kenigsberg
    Cringeworthy feel-good weepie, which finds Kate Hudson's vivacious ad-pitch whiz questioning her life choices after being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.