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 13.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 The End of the Tour
Lowest review score: 0 Punisher: War Zone
Score distribution:
1473 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Gentle, tender and very French, The Hedgehog is cinematic poetry -- too bad about that prosaic plotting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    At the end the film turns into an infomercial for President Obama’s Iran deal, but Gibney delivers plenty to think about — and fear.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Role Models isn't a classic like "Superbad" or as hilarious as this summer's "Step Brothers," but it's excellent fun for males in the mental age bracket of 14 to 22, which is most males.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Typically, To the Wonder seems mostly locked in the thoughts of its characters, whispered so only we can hear, with no more actual back-and-forth dialogue than would cover the back of your ticket stub.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A clever, elliptical, slightly bizarre and altogether transfixing psychological thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A film I admired, but didn’t especially like, The Revenant is a master class in craftsmanship, marrying the ethos of 1970s Hollywood, with its beaten-dog heroes forever roughed up by a brutal system, to the technological prowess of today’s digitally obsessed blockbusters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Director Matthew Vaughn, who did last year's delightful "Kick-Ass," doesn't do witty this time around, but he does keep up a spiffing pace while making the action blaze.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The film never flags. To find a smarter bug-man saga, you’d have to go back to “The Metamorphosis.” I was far from sold on insect superheroes, but now I say: Bring on Cockroach Chick.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    October Country doesn't really have a point, or a story, but it's an almost unbearably vivid portrait of four generations in a single working-class family.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Beaded with amusing moments.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A sometimes insightful, sometimes absurdly devotional but steadily engaging film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Earth, you had me at baby polar bears.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    There is stuff in This Is the End that had me laughing so hard, I sensed new body parts joining in to help out — my pancreas was heaving, my bile ducts ripped.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Its young director, however, has a considerable flair for surprise and visual gusto, and he even, on a shoestring, delivers sharp-looking special effects.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A pleasingly weird, dryly funny little indie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Picture Monty Python writing an unusually odd "Twilight Zone" episode directed by surrealist Luis Buñuel. Or just empty your mind of all sense: This is Rubber.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    What keeps the movie nervy and kinetic is that, for a good hour, it never seems that Jack and family are anything but average people who somehow manage to survive one hellacious trial after another, even when it comes to having to kill another human being.
    • 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."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    So this bourgeois-bohemian movie is, in a way, as serene in its obliviousness to the exterior world as its man-child subject. It's not essential, but it is endearing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Some bits are too stagy, but for the most part this long night feels like an interview that could have actually happened. Miller is so good - dumb, smart, wounded, wounding, a lollipop of sweet poison that you'd buy every day until it killed you - that you feel you not only understand her but all actresses.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    As sensuous as its title, Silk is an exquisitely felt love story that unfolds as delicately as a blooming flower. And as slowly.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The anti-Ben Stiller comedy: There's humiliation aplenty but no mugging, no abuse to the crotch region, no straining to be outrageous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Your enjoyment will hinge entirely on whether you think the album is a masterpiece or a bore.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    I haven't seen a timelier or more important film this year, and the film's passion for school choice could hardly be more warranted. Along with documentaries such as "The Lottery" and "Waiting for 'Superman,' " the film comes with a background sound of the ice of inertia cracking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The line between honey and syrup is a fine one, I'll grant you, but "Best Exotic Marigold" was on the wrong side of it. Quartet carries a noble glow, as serene and beautiful as sunset.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The funniest movie of Smith's I've seen. It's "When Harry Did Sally."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Nearly as good as the average episode of TV’s “Friday Nights Lights,” which makes it better than most movies and one of the better sports films of recent years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Not as aca-mazing as “Pitch Perfect” (which made my 10-best list for 2012), the follow-up should have been cut by 10 or 15 minutes. First-time director Elizabeth Banks (who returns as a snarky announcer) doesn’t have the zippy comic timing of the first film’s helmer, Jason Moore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Among cheesy sci-fi movies meant to make you think, I'll take Surrogates over "District 9." Both are highly derivative, but in the course of recombining the basic chromosomes of "Blade Runner," "The Matrix" and especially "I, Robot," Surrogates nudges the robo-thriller in an interesting direction.

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