For 1,397 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 12.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 Venus
Lowest review score: 0 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Score distribution:
1397 movie reviews
    • 26 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    I still can't believe I Melt With You went there. Over the top, off the hook and just plain bonkers, it makes its mark.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Sincerely directed by one woman (Phyllida Lloyd, who did "Mamma Mia!") and smartly written by another (Abi Morgan), the film stars an unsurpassable Meryl Streep, whose ability to empathize with her characters has never been more gloriously impassioned than it is in this titanic performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    The funniest movie I've seen in more than a year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Like a dedicated teacher, this is a film that stays with you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Gorgeous set pieces thrill the senses, but there is philosophical inquiry as well. "Alien" was, after all, just "Jaws" in space, but Prometheus ponders where evil comes from and how it conquers its makers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Ted
    The surprise of Ted is that it goes for honest Spielbergian wonder, too, and even earns some tears.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Picture Graham Greene crossed with James Bond, with a splash of Sacha Baron Cohen, and you'll start to imagine the nervy talents of Mads Brügger, the fearless Danish filmmaker who has for a second time come up with a stunning, funny, and vital piece of guerilla cinema.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Bouncy vocal rearrangements of pop songs, sparkling choreography and a hilarious script make for a movie that's made to be obsessed over, seen 50 times, quoted as devoutly as such sacred texts as "Heathers" and "Bring It On."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A fantastically entertaining biography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    McAleer is an expert practitioner of cinematic jujitsu.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Don't let the quiet, indie stylings of The Place Beyond the Pines fool you. This is a big movie with a lot on its mind. Slowly, it unfolds into a kind of epic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Like the paintings of the master, Renoir is beautiful to look at, but it would be a mistake to call the film (or its subject) shallow.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    This exhilarating brain-twister is a nonstop visual, aural and intellectual delight, steeped in movie conventions and yet fizzing with freshness. It’s what happens when film noir goes out to a rave.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A dizzying lowlife saga that’s fast, smart, wicked, sort of ambitious and blazingly ironic. It’s as unpredictable as a Lindsay Lohan drive to the grocery store, as overstuffed as the pictures on Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed and as hilarious as me on the bench press.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    In other words, this punkish, sleek film about beautiful kids wallowing in purloined Prada could have been written by a grumpy 65-year-old white guy in gabardine, provided he had a sense of irony. The Bling Ring is the bridge between Coppola and Bill O’Reilly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Blue Caprice takes a minimalist, documentary-style approach that proves harrowingly effective.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    There’s an exhilarating sadness to it all that amounts to cinematic poetry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A great big snowy pleasure with an emotionally gripping core, brilliant Broadway-style songs and a crafty plot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A good documentary uses judicious editing to make an important addition to your knowledge of a subject, and Mitt does so in a big way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    As for Hoffman, the shambling Everyman naturalism he shows here gives God’s Pocket an added elegiac layer that makes its bitter ironies that much more painful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    I laughed more at Seth MacFarlane’s sendup of ’60s Westerns than I did at all the other comedies I’ve seen this year, combined.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    For two hours of breathless drama, you forget you’re watching actors grunting like chimps and hope two rival civilizations can work together.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Frustrating, at times agonizing, the film is nonetheless dappled with a sad beauty. It’s one of the best documentaries of the year.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Not that a film as taut and exciting as this one needs punchy dialogue, but Black Sea has that, too.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    '71
    It’s a rare film that locates viciousness and kindness on both sides of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Proving it’s still possible to stick to the broad contours of “The Graduate” story and come up with something brightly endearing, 5 to 7 is a memorable directorial debut for “Mad Men” writer Victor Levin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    The exhilarating documentary Sunshine Superman, which melds gorgeous aerial photography of Boenish’s jumps with sublime musical cues, finds in Boenish a kind of poet-adventurer, equal parts pixie and desperado.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Director Marc Silver expertly interweaves the courtroom drama and its larger social and human connotations.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Rom-coms died because they weren’t very rom and didn’t have enough com. But Sleeping With Other People, which is both hilarious and emotionally alive, is as delightful as a first date that crackles with possibility.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Sicario, which combines dizzying action scenes with a taut script, ravishing photography and an otherwordly musical score, is a knockout.

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