For 1,127 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 Project Nim
Lowest review score: 0 6 Month Rule
Score distribution:
1,127 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Love Happens is a weepie about the grieving process, mainly my own.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Not just a shabby "Wall Street" knockoff clogged with dull, jargon-spewing trading-desk scenes that fail to advance the plot in any way. It's also a nondescript "Sex and the City" retread.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A Liam Neeson thriller so lacking in ambition they should have called it "Paycheck."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Calls to mind Grandpa taking out his dentures and trying to put on a comedy monster show for little kids at Halloween: When he tries to be scary, he's goofy, but when he tries to be goofy, he's scary.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Formerly a real American hero, G.I. Joe is no longer a hero (it's a group) or American. (It's a multinational team of military superstars, though the way it does business, you'd feel safer with the Croatian navy on your side.)
    • 7 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    For a horny-road-trip flick that's actually funny, check out last year's "Sex Drive," which just came out on video.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The only thing that's shocking about Death of a President is how boring it is.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Martin Short as Jack Frost, means we're getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays. As for Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary guy who took over Santa's job by chance, he's more like a tasteless lump of mashed potatoes.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A comedy that locks up Will Arnett's talent and throws away the key.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    If I wanted to spend $10.75 making myself sick, I'd buy a bottle of cheap tequila.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    89 minutes go by like 89 hours. Not just 89 regular hours either: 89 hours of being stuck in an airport. During a blizzard. While Lewis Black sleeps drooling on your shoulder.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Screamers, one of the most bizarre documentaries you'll ever not see.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    As for the script, a wittier director would have spotted the absurd elements and delivered a horror-comedy instead of a straight-faced bore.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The chick comedy-drama Catch and Release may look bland, but it's not. It's worse. To rise to the level of blandness, it would need to have a few gallons of Tabasco dumped into it.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This spoof of "The Da Vinci Code," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Harry Potter," "The Chronicles of Narnia" and other recent blockbusters piles up sex gags, toilet gags and make-you-gag gags.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This spring, boredom has a new name: Lucky You. In the poker flick, an announcer calling a climactic poker match uses a Texas hold 'em term frequently, saying, "And the flop. And the flop. And the flop." This movie reviews itself.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    WARNING: Do not take your mom to Georgia Rule unless she's Roseanne Barr. You may expect a three-generational chick flick, but what you get is a child-rape comedy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Watching I'm Reed Fish is like being forced to read the diary of a dull-witted teen who is breathlessly beginning a lifelong fascination with himself.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A comedy for no ages, has an amazing amount of CGI - Cuba Gooding Incompetence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Even worse than the hacky chick revenge fantasy now showing on channel 186 of your box.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A comedic sinkhole, a dramatic tundra.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Good Luck Chuck, a fungal little sex comedy, doesn't need a review. It needs a tube of ointment and a shot of penicillin.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Shoot ’em up, run ’em over, blast ’em with flame-throwers, who cares? These creatures are only there to go splat.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Not like a lump of coal in your stocking. Coal is useful; you can burn it. This movie is more like a lump of something Blitzen left behind after eating a lot of Mexican food.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    At 96 minutes, this vanity/insanity project runs a bit long; five minutes would have been plenty.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: “Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut. It might be useful in propping up a wobbly chair, though.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    88 Minutes holds you in a state of acute suspense, keeping you wondering until the very last minute whether this is the worst Al Pacino movie ever made.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It's something old, it's something new, it's something borrowed and it's something that blows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This adventurously awful film is awful in many ways at once.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The bad movie in my head was far better than the one on-screen, which offers no twists at all. A twist? There isn't even a curl or a bend.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    As usual, Hartnett exhibits the acting ability of linoleum; his performance would not be measurably changed if he lapsed into a coma halfway through. Only an amusing cameo by David Bowie enlivens things, but he's onscreen for just about two minutes at the end.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A slow ride to nowhere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The laughs begin with the excellent title Hamlet 2 - and they end there.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The movie boasts five Oscar winners. That figure exceeds by five the number of times I laughed at this cheap collection of icky jokes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A grubby cut-price sci-fi thriller.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    If anything is frightening here, it's the scenes of the small children being indoctrinated into an organic lifestyle and being made to sing, at least three times, a song about the evils supposedly lurking in the environment around them.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Someday, The Bounty Hunter and last month’s “Cop Out” will be featured in a cable movie double bill as the two worst 1988 films of 2010.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    There's a reason you've never seen the words "Will Forte" topping the billing of a major motion picture. After the throbbing flameball of unfunny that is MacGruber, you never will again.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This movie -- G.I. Joke, The D-Team -- tries to do so little, and yet falls so short. A clue comes when the girl asks Clay, "How's your steak?" and he replies, "Meaty." Simple enough to achieve in theory, but this would-be treat for cinematic carnivores is a sawdust sandwich.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This kids' cartoon from France is such a surreally demented attempt to connect with children that it's the equivalent of foie gras breakfast cereal or a bleu cheese milkshake.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The year's dullest movie has arrived: the deeply silly Badland, which is as dead as winter and twice as long.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Ice Cube's well-worn performance as a wise old geezer is the only bright spot in a movie that otherwise fumbles every opportunity to be funny, exciting or insightful.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Oh, and one more thing the comedy of Jackass 3D has in common with "The Divine Comedy": Neither of them is funny.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Little Fockers may not be the worst, most vulgar, most pathetic and least funny picture of the year. But it's a strong contender for second place behind the picture Brett Favre allegedly sent over his cellphone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    When I'm Still Here reached its climactic moment -- Joaquin Phoenix puking into a toilet -- I had never before felt quite so much like a toilet.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Everybody flirts with everyone else as director John Irvin pours on a level of shopping-mall-gift-shop-kitsch that would shame Wayne Newton.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    You know you're in trouble when you're suffering a comedy shutout and the pinch-hitters you send in are Kidman and Dave Matthews.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    At the end, as Shadyac proclaims, "I stopped flying privately" (well, hurrah for you, Mahatma), renounces his Pasadena mansion and moves into a trailer park, the results of his epiphany grow funnier than any of his movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them. Case in point: Colombiana...[a] dull cable-TV-quality item.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Ho-ho-huh? Arthur Christmas is an animated kiddie comedy that delivers all the wonder you'd expect in a movie about a guy delivering one package. Maybe they should have called it "UPS Man: The Movie."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Actual abduction may be preferable to the movie of the same name, but only if your kidnappers don't torture you by forcing you to watch it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Cage and director Joel Schumacher, who has fallen so far from the A-list that he provokes a demand for new letters of the alphabet after Z, have each found their cinematic soulmates.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Isn't quite insipid, although if it were a little better, it could be.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Parents should take their children to Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil, if only because kids are never too young to learn the important and liberating skill of walking out of a movie and demanding a refund.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The mystery is why the filmmakers thought third-graders or anyone else would be willing to pay for this master class in tedium.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Besson co-wrote and produced this cheesy mash-up of elements from James Bond and "Battlestar Galactica."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Contraband aims to be dumb fun but gets only the first half right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    I can't remember ever seeing such a spectacular implosion of a squad of all-stars as Rise of the Guardians. Well, not since Yankee Stadium in October.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Rookie director Sean Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Coincidence and contrivance are the name of the game throughout.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Chlamydia, gonorrhea and Jason Sudeikis are three reasons to stay well clear of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, but they're not the only ones.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Put it this way: Jimmy Carter was funnier than this movie.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    One of those movies that comes "straight from the heart" - the heart of the hack screenwriter's manual that pushes formulaic structure to cover up a lack of compelling characters, genuine emotion or actual humor.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    For a movie that so strenuously rips off “Ghostbusters” and “Men in Black,” R.I.P.D. manages to come up with fresh new ways of being absolutely terrible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Depravity and addiction can be dramatic and fascinating, or they can be as they are in this week's indie filthathon Cook County.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A dumbass "Kick-Ass," the superhero comedy Griff the Invisible sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Romantic comedies are often as contrived and irritating as Loosies, but few feature a lead character so lacking in appeal.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A would-be piece of pulp fiction about a parolee trying to go straight, The Samaritan proves that even Samuel L. Jackson can be boring.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Molly Ringwald-like, Wren must choose between two guys: the nerdy Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and the Porsche-driving Aaron (Thomas McDonell), but both are so dull it's hard to care. So feeble is the movie that even the wacky, redheaded best friend (Jane Levy) isn't funny.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The good news is that The Hangover Part III isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O'Doul's.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Just because your comedy is dumb doesn’t mean it’s funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Formerly a maker of bad, but at least angry, movies, Spike Lee now seems to be trying to be the world's oldest student filmmaker. Take out the rookie mistakes from Red Hook Summer, and there'd be nothing left.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    While a mob thriller can be as nasty as it likes, what it can’t be is silly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The nicest thing I can think of to say about the doc Neil Young Journeys is that at least it isn't in 3-D.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A sleazy and pointless film about sleazy and pointless people, Killer Joe reminds us that what Quentin Tarantino does isn't easy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It's a time capsule from a strange moment - like "Hair" without the groovy music.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Getaway is so bad that what’s most surprising about it is that Nicolas Cage didn’t manage to star in it. But one man can only do so many low-rent projects a year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Anything can happen when Michael Cera wanders around Chile without a script on a mission to get high on mescaline. Or, in the case of Crystal Fairy, nothing could happen, too.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Someday, when gay Americans enjoy full equality, we can all hope their sexuality will finally stop being used as fodder for dopey, hopelessly contrived dramas like I Do.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    That Awkward Moment is a rom-com for dudes that seeks to outdo the ladies by being even more insipid, formulaic and contrived than anything Katherine Heigl has ever done.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It settles for being a bland and preposterous thriller.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Grotesquely unfunny comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    State of Play is bordered by the states of absurdity and cliché.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    It's trashy and disgusting - and those are the best parts. Mostly it's just an endless, pointless drone with characters like bacteria and dialogue like an untuned radio.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    God, if you exist, why do you keep letting morons like Walsch get rich?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Williams appears to be having trouble keeping his eyes open, and the audience will, too.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    The real mystery here is why this slapdash semi-effort didn't go straight to video.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Succeeds completely at failure; the unified incompetence of its writing, directing and acting suggest a man who manages to be on fire and drowning at the same time, just as the bus runs him over.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    With its dopey fight scenes, grimy look and goopy gore, this movie is so far from ept that inept is the wrong word. It's anti-ept.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    The would-be noir Beyond a Rea sonable Doubt has an absurd story, but on the plus side you can hardly see what's going on because the photography is so murky.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Damonically awful.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    I didn't know whether to be more offended as a moviegoer or as an American, but I do know I'd rather gargle nitroglycerine than watch this again, though given that the film looks like it were buried under a log cabin for a century, I barely saw it the first time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    There is one big winner in this mess, though. Congratulations, 1961's "Snow White and the Three Stooges": You're now the second-worst movie on the subject.
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    If Ed Wood had directed "The Silence of the Lambs," it might have been as unintentionally hilarious as the goofball would-be thriller The Abduction of Zack Butterfield.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Wince-worthy as Guttenberg is, he cannot be accused of being worse than the amateurish direction and the trite script (both by Allie Dvorin) stuffed with insufferable romcom banter and putrid dirty jokes. Some films go straight to video; this one should have bypassed that step and headed for the incinerator.