Ben Foster

Article image
Emancipation review – Will Smith flees slavery in fierce, sombre thriller
Smith brings movie-star presence to historical figure whose suffering and dignity became an iconic abolitionist image

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

Article image
Medieval review – a Bohemian rhapsody of merry bruisers and brutal bloodshed
The costliest Czech film of all time features epic battles, royal conspiracies, hungry lions –and Michael Caine in a neckruff

Phil Hoad

25, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

Article image
Hustle review – Adam Sandler scores in rags to riches tale
A jaded basketball scout rediscovers his love for the game after spotting a prodigy hustling on the street

Wendy Ide

05, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

Article image
Hustle review – Adam Sandler brings his A-game to Netflix’s glorified NBA advert
Sandler sells it hard as a washed-up talent scout but this glossy cameo-fest is too besotted with basketball to offer true drama

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jun, 2022 @1:00 AM

Article image
Ben Foster: ‘This is very dangerous territory and I sense you’re poking’
The actor, known for gritty performances in Hell or High Water and Leave No Trace, talks his latest hard-edged drama, method acting and the question of who should play what role

David Smith in Washington

27, Apr, 2022 @6:19 AM

Article image
The Survivor review – Barry Levinson’s solid postwar boxing drama
Ben Foster gives a committed performance as a Polish Jew who survived a Nazi death camp and became a boxer in a derivative yet confident film

Peter Bradshaw

14, Sep, 2021 @5:32 PM

Article image
The 50 best films of 2018 in the US: No 2 – Leave No Trace
With this superlative drama about a military veteran and his daughter’s guerilla existence in a national park, we were reminded of Debra Granik’s greatness

Peter Bradshaw

20, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

Article image
Hell or High Water: why film-makers should keep it slow and simple
Two recent films – the Chris Pine western and home invasion thriller Don’t Breathe – demonstrate the virtues of calm, old-fashioned film-making

Chuck Bowen

23, Sep, 2016 @6:51 PM

Article image
Hell or High Water: why Hollywood should make them like they used to
The taut new bank-heist thriller starring Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges is a throwback to the muscular film-making of the 1970s – when studios were prepared to put their weight behind complex movies. But don’t despair, you can still find rewarding stories … on TV

John Patterson

06, Sep, 2016 @1:04 PM

Article image
Hell or High Water’s David Mackenzie: ‘I look forward to the day people get sick of superheroes’
The bankrobber thriller is being hailed as a havoc-strewn saviour of indie cinema. But, says its Scottish director David Mackenzie, that doesn’t mean he’s waiting for the call from Marvel …

Andrew Pulver

01, Sep, 2016 @5:38 PM

Article image
Hell or High Water review – elegiac Texan western that packs a dizzying punch
Chris Pine and Ben Foster are bank-robbing brothers pursued by Jeff Bridges’ Texas ranger in a heavyweight, cynical thriller from Starred Up director David Mackenzie

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2016 @3:45 PM

Article image
And the Oscar goes to (or it should anyway)
Nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards are announced on 14 January. Our team of critics pick the films and artists they’d most like to see on the list

Mark Kermode, Catherine Shoard, Guy Lodge, Carmen Gray

10, Jan, 2016 @9:00 AM

1 / 2 pages