Top Critics’ Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Gere’s flamboyant performance is the sole raison d’etre for this melodrama, written and directed by Andrew Renzi. Its other elements are given short shrift.
Rotten: Gere, an actor capable of great nuance, hams it up so mightily you’d think the film was sponsored by Boar’s Head.
Rotten: What begins as an intriguing psychological thriller devolves … growing less interesting as it proceeds and giving costars Dakota Fanning and Theo James little to do.
Rotten: Sadly, The Benefactor proves less rich and engaging as it settles into its actual genre: It’s yet another troubled-dude-starts-pulling-it-together tale.