For 46 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Face/Off
Lowest review score: 20 Without a Paddle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
46 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Jarecki's film brilliantly illustrates the fallibility of memory, the slippery nature of 'facts' and even people's invention of events that may never have taken place.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Sure there are niggles, the most obvious being the length, which could have been reduced by trimming the prison sequences, but in the end this may be his finest moment so far which, by default, puts it in as having a strong claim on the title "best action movie ever made". Really.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Bold, gruesome and melancholic, this Gothic horrorfest offers us much to sink our teeth into: Cruise - who effectively disappears from the screen for half the film's duration - is terrific, Dunst eerily compelling, Banderas hypnotic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    An exhilarating riff on the cop-thriller drama by a director at the top of his game -- Herzog is also at his most accessible here -- powered by an incendiary performance from Nicolas Cage. A very bad lieutenant, then. And a bloody good film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    An exhilarating fight-flick that, like its scrappy central character, is impossible not to root for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Among the plethora of innocent charms on offer, there's the near perfect script by Zemekis and Bob Gale which not only negotiates its time travel paradoxes with deft, exuberant wit but invests the light-hearted plot machinations with a seasoning note of honest drama.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Ignored for a long time, this film is now impossible to ignore. Mitchum is magnetic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A delightfully obscene alternative to the usual Christmas tosh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    This story is emblematic of the passion, obsession and solitary poetry of surfing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A deftly directed, superbly acted and occasionally witty biopic which is not afraid to engage with the complexities of its central character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    It's Bacon's astonishing performance that is a quiet, challenging and ultimately discomfortingly human voice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Millions, like all kid-powered movies, stands or falls in the first place on the performances of its child actors, and Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon both delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Cronenberg's best for a long time -- broad and entertaining enough for those unacquainted with the director's work, but layered with the themes of infection and mutation that have defined it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Painful, funny and beautifully acted, by Jeff Daniels particularly, who gives a career-best performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Even for non-Allen fans this has all the appeal of a good story well told and capped with a deliciously vicious little twist.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    There's the fact that First Blood is a first-rate, taught action thriller.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    This campy extravaganza has it all - heroes, villains, beautiful women and high stakes. Laughably bad and fantastically good all at once, this is a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    The powerhouse of the film is Tim Curry's cross-dressing alien, Frank N. Furter, who would never reach these kinds of gloriously demented heights again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Surely cinema's first Mexican social-realist cannibal horror drama, it's grimly funny and at times horribly effective stuff. Ickily excellent.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A typically quixotic documentary in which great unknown artists from 35,000 years ago collaborate with one in 2011. Profound, mysterious and utterly absorbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Oh alright, it ain't "Shane." But it is about as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you're going to have at the movies this year.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Genuinely funny. A life lesson in never prejudging a man just because he's skinning a squirrel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Whether you're after a comedy-drama about cancer or a Rogen laugh-fest with added heart, this does a remarkable job of balancing the odds. And the laughter/tears split? Call it 70/30.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A quartet of pitch-perfect performances from a cast uniformly at its career best, together with a director on shockingly mischievous top form, this is a shot of pure, exhilarating cinematic malice. And if nothing else, it contains the most surprising puking sequence since Monsieur Creosote.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Style over content, sure, but what style.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A highly enjoyable glance at Gotham's veteran haute couturists.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Decent belly laughs occur, but they are spread thinly over a prolonged period.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    in the end, Paycheck never quite cashes out.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Apart from an irritating plot glitch this is a solidly entertaining ride, more than competently directed and played.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Competently made, and enjoyably played. But you do really end up wondering what the point was. Cinematic déjà vu is the most likely response.

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