Any Questions for Ben? is watchable enough. But it could have been so much more.
- Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National, February 10, 2012
It's full of the kind of fake insights and sanctimonious crap to be found in magazine self-help columns. Pity, because that's a real fun killer.
- Peter Galvin, sbs.com.au, February 10, 2012
The problem with the film, apart from it being only sporadically funny, is the character of Ben himself, there's too little development and a lot of repetition. But there's a lot to enjoy here.
- Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia), February 10, 2012
The whole thing made me nostalgic for Working Dog's sharper days when they would surely have perpetrated all sorts of wickedness at Ben's expense.
- Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald, February 10, 2012
I sense that others who similarly fell hard for the soulful sincerity of The Castle and The Dish will feel a little quizzical about the comparative slickness of Any Questions for Ben?
- Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia), February 10, 2012
The talented bunch of actors ably cut through the surface gloss, but it's tough to remain invested in the plight of the self-absorbed lead.
- Jenny Casablancas, FILMINK (Australia), February 10, 2012
- Megan Lehmann, Hollywood Reporter, February 09, 2012
Even though Any Questions for Ben never really produces any unique answers to make it a revelatory rom-com, it has an easy, low-stakes charm, and is buoyed by its very talented cast of performers.
- Simon Miraudo, Quickflix, February 08, 2012
At last, an Australian film that's as sophisticated and slick as its cities, yet down to earth and in touch with our sardonic sense of humour.
- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile, January 31, 2012
The film is blessed with a sharp cast ready to tread the fine line between comedy and drama that works like glue to hold the film together
- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, January 31, 2012