Sergio Benítez

Sergio Benítez
Sergio Benítez's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Espinof
Publications: Espinof

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
53% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) This film will wind up being forgotten. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
60% Studs Lonigan (1960) 'Studs Lonigan' is an amazing testimony of the maturity that Jerry Goldsmith had already reached in just thirty years. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
90% My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016) It is entertaining at times, and shooting in a thousand directions, manages to hit a target. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
94% Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro) (1979) 'The Castle of Cagliostro' is an unavoidable meeting place for anyone who declares oneself as a lover of animation. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
92% Lonely are the Brave (1962) Such a shocking beginning is the first of many attributes that place this film as the best - and most atypical - western in which Jerry Goldsmith was involved throughout his professional career. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
49% The Holiday (2006) A great example of an affable rom-com. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
67% The Crazies (1973) The script of 'The Crazies' is not an example of originality, but at least it works like a clock and it is allowed, from time to time, to agitate what's already predictable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
25% P.S. I Love You (2007) 'P.S. I Love You' is an honest production, with characters who, assuming archetypal roles, always find moments in the script in which to move away from that position. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
53% Alien Nation (1988) 'Alien Nation' fails to offer the viewer more than a vague entertainment. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
83% Thesis (1996) A film that is terrifying when you want, that knows how to raise the production of adrenaline in the respectable with ease. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
95% Casino Royale (2006) 'Casino Royale' is not only the "best of all time" Bond movie, but also one of the strongest vehicles in the action genre we've seen since the beginning of the century. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Spiral Road (1962) The movie remains pale by a script that advances without any interest that could make us empathize with the characters. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) A plot of an unnecessarily complex development that fails miserably in something that its predecessor did very well: offer characters that seduce us. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
60% Heavy Metal (1981) The film is a laudable attempt to present the world of cartoon movies to another type of audience. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
92% Skyfall (2012) 'Skyfall' remains a powerful film, of immaculate and superb accomplishment, of inspired performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
60% Freud (1962) The process of building the biopic that sums up five fundamental years in the life of the father of psychoanalysis in just two hours of footage was an arduous and extremely complex work. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
64% Sinister (2012) Although they make use of a thousand references, they do it with enough skill to compose a story capable of engaging the public. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
60% The Blob (1988) 'The Blob' manages to be above average. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
91% Lilies of the Field (1963) Simple and optimistic as the images, but provided with a captivating personality. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
67% The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) A 'smaller' film from John Huston still serves to give lessons in planning, execution and narration, and 'The List of Adrian Messenger' is no exception. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
86% They Live (1988) A direct and effective direction that never gives itself to unnecessary trappings, 'They Live' has not lost a bit of the freshness that it already had three decades ago. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
86% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) 'The Clan' transforms the viewer's attention into a boredom that increases as the conclusion approaches. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Stripper (1963) Being carried away by the melancholy that 'The Stripper'' gives off is an exercise, perhaps not essential, but highly recommended. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
86% When the Wind Blows (1988) A jewel, with capital letters, of the animated cinema of all time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet A Gathering of Eagles (1963) Not even the presence of Hudson and Taylor serves as justification for enduring the endless length of the film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
93% About a Boy (2002) The splendid effectiveness of 'About a Boy' lies fully in the precise work of adaptation that the Weitz brothers make of the original text. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
43% Slipstream (1989) A script that could be remade today and that, with the good ideas it brings, would give for a splendid film in the right hands. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
29% Predator 2 (1990) A production that, not being able to be compared with the original one, is a more than worthy sequel, entertaining and with a great rhythm. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
No Score Yet Take Her, She's Mine (1963) James Stewart releases his most effective comic side, the one that manages to make the audience start laughing. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
96% Castle in the Sky (1989) Unforgettable here are the endearing pirates, the sympathy that comes off from Sheeta and Pazu and the wave of optimism that surrounds both. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
50% The Prize (1963) The film doesn't have a single rhythm drop. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
69% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Commanded with correction and some brilliance by Francis Lawrence; performed in the same terms by a cast that I will highlight Donald Sutherland and Julianne Moore. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
95% Apollo 13 (1995) Five days summarized in two hours and twenty of pure spectacle that rises, by own merit, as one of the best productions that Ron Howard has signed throughout his career. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) Long and complex, the agility with which Spielberg directs the story of Frank Abagnale performed with incredible naturalness, promptness and charisma by Leonardo DiCaprio. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
61% The Terminal (2004) Spielberg's visual translation of the script is exposed as a soulless set of scenes without personality that, frankly, could have been shot by any filmmaker with the same result. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) The failures of Howard's performance does not ruin an unstoppable entertainment that does not give rest and that takes the viewer on a journey in perpetual motion. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
67% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) The secondary characters seem lost, who knows if intentionally, in a mosaic at the service of a capricious director who never finishes finding the right tone. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
53% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) It lacks alarmingly a very high percentage of the MAGIC that its predecessors had. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
80% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) The maximum exponent that, when he wants to, the filmmaker can take care of the dialogues to prodigious extremes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) Full of scenes that have been part of the collective cinematographic imaginary of several generations for four decades. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
No Score Yet An indubitable classic, not only of its genre but of the seventh art in general. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
81% Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) Exciting, intense and, once finished, leaves us wanting much more. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
No Score Yet Hokuto no ken (Fist of the North Star) (1986) Instead of trying to build the main characters in a more solid way, the film goes from here to there and, never with enough interest in the plot. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
18% Freejack (1992) Passed its energetic start, the film sums up in one chase after another and in trying to hold as much as possible the revelation of the "villain's" identity. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
91% Reservoir Dogs (1992) An amazing narrative prodigy that is the story of a spoiled robbery which, right now, I would point out as Tarantino's masterpiece. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
35% Firestarter (1984) The original material is not the best that Stephen King has published, but one could have taken more advantage of it than this skeletal entertainment result. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
70% Labyrinth (1986) A magical film that keeps the ability to make us rejuvenate. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet Robot Carnival (1987) Both the poetic of 'Cloud' and the bad intentions that 'Franken's Gears' distills elevate the quality of 'Robot Carnival' until it becomes, perhaps not an essential piece of animated cinema, but a work worth checking out. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
93% Die Hard (1988) The director's spectacular ability to compose the plans and take advantage of the full range of the panoramic format possibilities. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
23% Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) With nothing to hold on to, neither in direction, nor in script, nor in actors, the only positive things are the more than correct score of Shirley Walker and the spectacular visual effects. [Full Review in Spanish] - Espinof EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019