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 Calvary
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
1473 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Situations get increasingly ridiculous, and none of the characters ever seems like anything but a screenwriter's sketch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Let’s say you wanted to have another go at “Red Dawn” but you think more like Redford. Voilà: You’d have The East, a cockamamie valentine to eco-terrorism.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In Pay the Ghost, Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction, but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie has the feel of a weary business trip.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This mild drama plays out like one of those dull message movies that TV networks used to crank out almost weekly, but the earnestness is at times almost appealingly old-fashioned.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    DiCaprio and Connelly give off the sexual tension of pickled herring.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It makes "Top Gun" look like the work of Orson Welles. At least the Tom Cruise movie remembered to cast actual actors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Inherent Vice, meandering even by Anderson’s standards, is easily the worst of his movies, a soporific 2½-hour endurance test.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie is trying to do far too much and doesn't do anything well. "Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The villains are all wrong, the motivations are muddy, even the gadgetry is off. And the swaggering genius at the center of it all has become a preening fool.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Less a movie than a checklist of indiecinema clichés. Youth on a journey of self-discovery? Got it. Dead mom? Uh-huh. Wounded and entitled when it’s trying to be soulful, plotless, laden with indie rock and entirely overhyped at Sundance? Checkarooney.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Jig
    There's no way to put this gently: Watching people slam their heels and toes on the boards while drifting around the floor is about as fascinating as watching the carousel rotation in your favorite microwave oven.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its outré set pieces it never rises above the level of pretentious trash.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The script suffers from blandness and aimlessness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Argentine writer-director Juan Solanas’ fantasy romance Upside Down is such a gorgeous wreck that I could almost sense Terry Gilliam somewhere muttering, “Wait a minute, I should have been the one to screw up this idea.”
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Is the Crystal Lake PD really doing such a good job? You'd have to go back to Phnom Penh in 1975 to find a place with a higher per-capita rate of unprosecuted homicides.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Just Before I Go is a “Garden State” retread in which filthy jokes gradually cede ground to sentimental slush.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    UH-UH. Non. Nein. Negative. Sept. 11 is not to be used as the setup for a cheesy disaster prophecy flick.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A great writer deserves a more penetrating and inquisitive documentary: Reverence is not the path to understanding.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It sounds like it was written by the star pupils at the Cameron Academy of Screenwriting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Satire is merciless; it demands that mocker be superior to mockee.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Banal at the beginning and preposterous at the close, the British horror film Kill List jumbles together wildly incongruous ingredients to create a dramatic mush.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that appears to have been shot entirely on leftover sets from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Less enjoyable than making a baby but more enjoyable than raising one, the animated feature Storks delivers a bouncing bundle of blah.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Both Adam and the stakes are so low, it’s like watching 100 minutes of a slug trying to crawl over a twig.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Elstree 1976 is an amazing experience. I’m shocked that a documentary revisiting the making of “Star Wars” could be this boring.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For John Cusack in Cell, the bad news is that his phone just ran out of juice. The good news, sort of, is that those who are on their phones were just attacked by a piercing signal that turned them into flesh-munching zombies.

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