For 1,473 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 Project Nim
Lowest review score: 0 Constellation
Score distribution:
1473 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Armie Hammer has given several of the worst performances in recent years — see, or rather don’t, “Mirror Mirror” and “J. Edgar.” The big surprise in The Man from U.N.C.L.E is that Henry Cavill is even worse.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dismal, low-energy affair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie steeped in sin that squats awkwardly in a cinematic purgatory between tawdry and talky.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The shallow, derivative and contrived British heist thriller Wasteland lives down to its unfortunate name.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Boring movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    By far, the highlight of Minions is hearing The Beatles’ “Got To Get You Into My Life” over the closing credits — the first time I think I’ve ever heard it used in a movie. Otherwise, the prequel to “Despicable Me” is like trying to form a rock band out of three Ringos.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Its script isn't worth the papyrus it's inscribed on.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Self/less is a celluloid smoothie blended from dozens of familiar elements, but it’s neither tasty nor nutritious.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    With its starkly contrasted visuals (fierce blacks, Clorox whites, a dash of unholy crimson), The Spirit may resemble a comic book more than any live-action film yet made, but it makes "Max Payne" look like a gleaming jewel of storytelling by comparison.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Bidding to be the “Terms of Endearment” of zombie movies, Maggie sucks all the life out of an idea that just won’t die.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I tried squinting. Didn’t work. I turned my head slightly to the side. Uh-uh. No matter what I tried, I could not, cannot and never will be able to see Ewan McGregor as Jesus Christ.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Fine for fans? Sure. This stuff is crack for fans. Crack is really bad!
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie is about a situation, not a story — there’s little narrative momentum — and as is often the case with movies about journalists, the mood of smug sanctimony becomes unbearable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Five minutes before The Golden Compass started, I was wondering when it was going to start. Forty minutes into it, I was wondering exactly the same thing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    There is also something surgically sterile. The movie sounds as though it was recorded in a padded chamber instead of a bustling school, and it looks like it came from some alternate world, one that basks in the eternal sunshine of the spotless skin.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As a comedy, The Brothers Grimsby is weak and scattershot, but it’s useful as an unintended self-indictment of the chattering classes’ disgust and disdain for white working folk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Grunting and boarlike, Gérard Depardieu supplies a one-note rendition of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Abel Ferrara’s peculiarly unilluminating Welcome to New York.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The origins story Dracula Untold is Dracula unbold — unoriginal, unimaginative and utterly non-unprecedented. This Vlad the Impaler has all the edge of Vlasic the pickle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This one is a “different kind of superhero movie,” meaning even more fiercely attached to the mode of artistic expression known as “puberty.”
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I Saw the Light is as vital as a two-hour shrug.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Much of this footage might have been illuminating, even fascinating, in 2003. But seven years on, it's ancient history lacking insight, hindsight or a fresh take.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Needlessly violent? No, Rambo is needfully violent. Johnny R. is a man constructed of violence.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    An icky S&M thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A sour, plotless and witless comedy-drama based on the final Mordecai Richler novel, wants to remind you of "Sideways" and its forlorn drink-moistened soul search. Giamatti is an ideal casting choice, but even this talented actor can't sell a lovable-jerk
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A popcorn picture that thinks it’s “The Last Emperor,” The Karate Kid is about as likely to grab your youngster’s attention as any other propaganda film made by the Chinese government.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A gooey morass of indie-movie clichés, the wacky-family dramedy The Hollars marks yet another egregiously cutesy attempt to rekindle that “Garden State” magic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Feeble comic one-liners and slow pacing combine for a routine fangfest in this remake of the 1985 film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A caper comedy that forgot to put in the laughs.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The bite and bark of Underdog are both pretty awful, but little kids might take this pooch for a walk.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Chop up the film’s segments, replay them in any order, and things would make no more or less sense.

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