For 1,124 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 Dance Flick
Score distribution:
1,124 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It's a cute idea that a better filmmaker than writer-director Michael Schroeder could have done a lot with.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like TOLSTOY.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    An occasionally revealing glimpse inside the mind of Chapman before, during and after the assassination.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A lukewarm film about what might happen to three New York City friends if the draft were reinstated, proves that even the most controversial of topics can be the basis for the dullest indie films.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Needlessly violent? No, Rambo is needfully violent. Johnny R. is a man constructed of violence.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Situations get increasingly ridiculous, and none of the characters ever seems like anything but a screenwriter's sketch.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    At some point, this movie must have been a screenplay. But it's an enigma why anyone would bet tens of millions of dollars that people would laugh.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Jacques Rivette's film is full of painstaking historical detail, but the behavior of the two nonlovers is mired in inaction and emotionally incomprehensible.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Throws in enough hurtling bodies, screaming bullets and totaled cars that it at least holds your interest, so it passes the worth-watching-if-you're-stuck-on-an-airplane test.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Better than most Martin Lawrence movies - much as strep throat is better than malaria.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie doesn't do anything with these viney bastards. There's no back story, no satire, no allegory, no implications beyond what's happening on the pyramid.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    We keep waiting for a story, or at least some comedy, but none ever materializes. The dialogue makes Algebra II seem fascinating by comparison.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film is narrated by Russell Crowe, whose star power is probably the only reason it's being released here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Turn the River lacks almost everything Eigeman has as a performer: charisma, wit and snappy delivery.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its outré set pieces it never rises above the level of pretentious trash.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that features Wahlberg suggesting everyone try to outrun the wind can barely be watched once.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The ingredients are there for a cute con game, but instead the movie turns out to be a mushy melodrama.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A woefully earnest indie about a crime and its aftermath.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Edward Norton plays Ray, a (possibly) honest cop wearing an unexplained scar positioned just so on his cheek. It looks like it was bought in the markdown aisle of Halloween Mart on Nov. 1.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Boring movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Everything is predictable three scenes in advance, and it's all stale, stuck, stolid.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    CHOKE tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Transporter 3 is made for airplane viewing, and not just any airplane: an Eastern European one, on the flight from Hrubbishnik to Slutnya.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Combines a sketch-comedy premise with pacing like a philosophy seminar.