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 A Novel Romance
Score distribution:
1,127 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    This isn't Mamet at his finest, though, which leaves us with a script that is merely three times as smart as the average feature.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    In their refusal to be up-to-the-moment, the Narnia movies are bound to age beautifully, perhaps much more so than the two Shrek films Adamson directed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The film could have been improved if it had been less aggressively limp. But the post-adolescent, pre-adult moodiness is spot on: Everyone's favorite author is a bitter recluse, and the soundtrack heaves with the suicide sounds of Joy Division. Trier's intent is to reproduce a sweet, hazy vision of the agony of youth. Ever so elliptically, he succeeds.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The movie is so heavily weighted toward the Simmons character that no one else really gets to breathe. And though McBride's shtick is brilliant - he could get rich by playing variations on this character for the next few years, and probably will.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Po speaks loudly and carries big shtick. Let the rest of the world cringe at our hyperconfidence, our charisma, our pure awesomeness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Wanted is like a 12-armed heavy-metal drummer after a case of Red Bull, flailing and thundering through two hours of impossible action.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    An affecting and beautifully realized documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Your enjoyment will hinge entirely on whether you think the album is a masterpiece or a bore.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Revenge is a dish best served with bullets, high explosives and giant rolling flameballs. In Quantum of Solace, James Bond orders the revenge buffet, deluxe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Maher's sense of humor deserts him in the end, though, when in an apocalyptic montage of fire and hate (bin Laden, Pat Robertson), he suggests all religions are equally bent on destruction of the Earth. It's fatuous to suggest that the Iraq war was launched because of religion or that belief in the Book of Revelation is the same as organizing terrorist attacks.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Statham is an essential tough guy, what the Brits call "well'ard," as self-assured as Lee Marvin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The oddly compelling documentary Moving Midway is an engineering tale combined with a family history and a ghost story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Sex Drive has shaky moments, and its smutty gags aren't edited so much as slammed together.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A sharp comedy as well as a punk-pulp spree. Don't go if you can't handle Brit slang. ("Grass" = informer.)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The funniest movie of Smith's I've seen. It's "When Harry Did Sally."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    More like Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," somber, slow and elegant instead of frantic and dazzling.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A taut suspense flick for grown-ups.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Kids will be as enthralled by this film as you were by the live-action Disney movies of the '70s. It doesn't get any sweeter than a roomful of mattresses with kids and dogs jumping on them.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Much closer to Scorsese than "Scarface," Notorious gives a heartfelt yet clear-eyed sendoff to the late Brooklyn rapper Christopher Wallace.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A warning: One scene in the middle is almost outrageously cruel and graphic. If you're the type of person who has to be reminded, "It's only a movie," stay away. This is the most depraved and dreadful piece of screen horror since last year's "Funny Games."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Wajda, who lost his father in the purge, gives the film an awful silence and mystery at its core.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Earth, you had me at baby polar bears.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Fighting arrives fully charged by the charisma of its star, Channing Tatum, who has landed the lead in the upcoming "G.I. Joe."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Gives a taste of what it might be like to live inside Mike Tyson's mind.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Fans of deadpan comic fantasy writers like Douglas Adams and Kurt Vonnegut are likely to be intrigued by this lively little packet of weird -- then dive like a dolphin into Keret's loopy story volumes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Isn't especially hilarious, but it has a warm sense of humor instead of a string of gross-out jokes. It'll be a cable mainstay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Like its star, the movie is too short and a little thin but just about perfect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Beaded with amusing moments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It is said that everyone either loved or hated radical defense lawyer William Kunstler. A documentary by his daughters asks, "Why choose 'or' instead of 'both'?"
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A roaring old-school action adventure for kids, with as many mythical beasts as a year at Hogwarts and a healthy dose of smiting without the crazed bloodlust of “300.”