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 Watchmen
Lowest review score: 0 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
Score distribution:
1,127 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    File this one in the same category of edgy Long Island comedies as the equally smart 2009 Alec Baldwin film "Lymelife."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It's ragged, and at times it scrapes your comedy ganglia like a cheese grater. But 15 minutes or half an hour is an ideal chunk of time to set aside for truly inspired absurdism.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Essentially amounts to an extended interview with a psycho, fleshed out with background material that, while suitably shocking, is not always illuminating or even frank. The film is curiously shy about calling Varg what he is: a Nazi.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Dazzling fun. Jerry is master of a new domain.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Camp often means a lack of feeling and generalized disdain; not so in Spork, which has as much heart as "Sixteen Candles."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Initially, this low-budget film writes a lot of checks on the First National Bank of Whimsy, but I was astonished when none of them bounced.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie is as lumpy and misshapen as a giant booger.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    More like Disney's "Sleeping Beauty," somber, slow and elegant instead of frantic and dazzling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Occasionally there is a striking image or a moment of wounded sweetness, but mainly the film provides ample proof that it's possible to be bizarre and boring at the same time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie approaches the final scene with a straight face, but it left the audience giggling spasmodically. This script probably should have gone all the way and thrown in a few quips: If your movie is a joke, at least be intentionally funny.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The paranoia is as thick and luscious as that Reddi-wip, and it's served from both left and right.
    • 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.)
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Has the kind of soulful subject matter that will strike some as profoundly emotional, but it gets a flag for roughing the tear ducts. This isn't football - it's cornball.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The eye-popping and entertaining The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader offers a merry seafaring jaunt together with plenty of adventures led by magically empowered kids.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    How cheap-looking is the modern-day romantic tragedy Private Romeo? Take a couple of friends to see it, and the amount you spend may exceed the amount the filmmakers did.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Beyond Outrage fails to live up to its title as Japanese superstar Takeshi Kitano can’t find much in the way of fresh ideas for the genre.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    As Popper himself notices, his and the penguins' saga gets so endearing that it could have been narrated by Morgan Freeman.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film as a whole goes from intriguing to irritating.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Cheap, ignorant, tone-deaf and condescending, but what's strangest about it is that it actually thinks it's pro-soldier even as it portrays vets home on leave as foolish (Rachel McAdams), desperate (Tim Robbins) and dishonorable (Michael Pena) while playing all three situations for laughs.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie is still a mess, stumbling from comic-relief scenes that aren't funny to a job-training interlude in which we learn that, among other things, owls make excellent . . . blacksmiths?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A supernatural horror-comedy that's frighteningly lacking in wit, John Dies at the End thinks it's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for dudes. But in its randomness, its vulgarity and its level of humor, it's more like the collected writings on the walls of a roadside men's room.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    We watched a story of a Labrador. Who eats the couch and disobeys. I said to Lady, "It's a labra-bore."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The men who made The Guardian strive to be the averagest of the average - and don't quite succeed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This future looks awfully passé: The stimulus didn't work out. Neither did 1917 Russia.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    De Palma is extreme, visceral, usually in bad taste but almost always riveting. De Palma's Redacted, a no-budget fake documentary that imagines the circumstances behind a real rape and murder of a civilian girl committed by US troops in Iraq, is a piece of anti-war propaganda whose aims I don't agree with, but it jolted me nonetheless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    If the poor really interested such filmmakers, these movies would have something to offer other than lugubriousness masquerading as seriousness, and clichés presented as hard truths.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Fay Grim is like watching stoners playing Risk and Clue at the same time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    There isn't anything especially wrong with Who Do You Love but there's nothing here that cries out to be seen, either. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/who_do_you_love_VZgyGvsv0ruc9teHrzQIlJ#ixzz0kcaj8Mwl
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Some movies present their whole story in a two-minute trailer, but Gridiron Gang says it all in its poster.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Prieto does what he can to keep things roaring along, but the overall effect is not a lot more stimulating than your average diet cola.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    No one loves a broad comedy like the French, but Gallic touches of restraint tend to keep such light entertainment pleasing rather than blundering.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Take a stroll down London Boulevard if you enjoy surly, smart, hard-edged British crime movies like "Sexy Beast" and "Croupier."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Considering that Gracie says nothing that hasn't been said in dozens of films, one does wonder whether Hollywood is being as diligent as it could be in digging up fresh story ideas.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    I didn't buy how The Next Three Days plays out - but I almost bought it, and that's good enough for a thriller.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    [Director Kaye's] dedication to the material is admirable, but his tactic of following one dismal development with an even more depressing one comes to seem monotonous and pointless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Creepy spirits in old-timey dress, ear-stabbing sound cues, slamming doors and bloody handprints: The horror flick Insidious isn't scared to be trite.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The shallow, derivative and contrived British heist thriller Wasteland lives down to its unfortunate name.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Its characters are likable enough to settle in with for a pleasant hour and a half.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Really it's just a trashy bid to be the "Scarface" of Mesopotamia.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Spits out enough scares and twists to maintain our interest, but the film's psycho-sociological layer is almost as cheesy and unconvincing as its low-rent action scenes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Bears all the signs of having been composed by an inferior race of alien screenwriters from the Hackulon System.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Why doesn't anybody just buy a gun? I guess the female characters spent all their money on tight tank tops.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Yet what makes this movie is the digital effects. It's got all the heart of a demolition derby.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I had the sensation of sitting through a fourth-grade school play that contained no children of my own: the very definition of a nightmare.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Safe House may strike you as a brilliant movie, provided you've seen fewer than, say, 10 spy thrillers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The indie road movie Janie Jones is billed as "inspired by the true story" of its writer-director, David M. Rosenthal. Impossible. No one's life is this boring.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Chism’s characters are pleasingly odd, and though she can’t string much of a narrative together — there is a stop-and-start quality to the picture that grows tiresome — a few of the set pieces are funny.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    RoboCop is topically up-to-the-moment but stylistically it’s retro. Far from using the story as an excuse to string together cheap thrills and blowout spectacle, its hero has all the heart of the Tin Man.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The danger of trying to do a supernatural comedy-romance is that you’ll wind up being as funny as “Twilight,” with all the raw sexual energy of “Bewitched.” Beautiful Creatures isn’t quite that bad, though it did make me long for the cleverer “Dark Shadows.”
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    You may protest that this is just a splattery feature-length sketch, and you’d be absolutely right. Why not have a laugh at this absurdly trite concept? I’ll take the cheesy breeziness of “CVZ” over the frowny somberness of “World War Z” any day.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Contraband aims to be dumb fun but gets only the first half right.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    It’s too busy with feel-good slogans like “Si Se Puede.” The slogan may be nice, but it’s meaningless. So is the movie.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    300
    Sensory gluttony is reason enough to see a movie, and few epics overstuff the eyes like this one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    not so much a movie as an "act," one that belongs at a club called Shenanigans or maybe Chuckleheads.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At 96 minutes it is exactly 93 1/2 minutes too long. If they're going to put this artifact in theaters, they'd better charge 1973 grindhouse prices: a dollar a ticket.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    This digitally tricked-out fairy tale makes for a reasonably engaging kids’ fantasy, but at best we’re talking about a junior varsity “Lord of the Rings.” It’s March. What did you expect?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Everyone's Hero, a tame CGI cartoon for the simple-minded: the very young, the very old and Yankee fans.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    None of Dunham's humor comes across, except when someone says, "And when you speak, your words are snakes I swat at with swords," which is hilarious, but not intentionally.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A 2 1/2-year-old collection of mediocre stand-up routines and dull backstage chatter, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show demonstrates why comedy clubs require you to have a couple of drinks.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Writer-director John Gray, who created "Ghost Whisperer" on TV, is a son of Brooklyn whose love for the borough is as thick as a pint of Guinness, and he keeps finding fresh ways to present familiar plot points.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its outré set pieces it never rises above the level of pretentious trash.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    What the Charles Darwin biopic Creation mainly creates is a do-over for Paul Bettany: This time he gets to have a beautiful mind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    There's a geyser of ambition in the visually stunning The Fountain, but the story of a thousand-year quest for the Fountain of Youth eventually trickles out.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    If Broadway shows had DVD featurettes, the unexceptional documentary Broadway Idiot would be perfect for one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dreary message movie.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Say hello to my leetle dagger! Shakespeare meets "Scarface" in an Aussie adaptation of "Macbeth" gone gangsta.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Seventh-graders are far cooler and more anarchic than depicted in this often-dopey movie, which is aimed at more of a fourth-grade sensibility.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    All of this is secondary, even tertiary material, even if much of it is interesting and even wrenching to behold.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    There is too much funny here for a movie (even though it continues into the closing credits). Step Brothers should be a TV show.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A Liam Neeson thriller so lacking in ambition they should have called it "Paycheck."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    If you're in the mood for a clichéd gangland B-movie, though, you could do worse.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    "Happy Feet" was one of the greatest and most original animated films, but the sequel can't even decide what it's about for the first 40 minutes.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Final Destination 5, which, despite its lowbrow story, turns out to be one of the fastest-moving films of the year, is a suspenseful and macabre exercise in dread for the absurdly cosseted.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A contrived comedy that could have made an especially weak episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie, a sequel to 2009's much more sprightly and amusing indie "Women in Trouble," seems to be reaching for Robert Altman territory. Instead of offering many intriguing stories, though, it can't come up with even one.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    France's friendship dramedy Little White Lies is such a blatant rip-off of a far better American movie that it could have been called "Le Big Chill."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    No matter how good Blethyn is at playing up the sweet hurt of a woman who is well on the decline but never made it in the first place, your admiration for her shrieking-and-drinking breakdown scenes is likely to be tested after about the fifth go-round.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A pleasingly weird, dryly funny little indie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Cruise's Jack Reacher is a loner who doesn't smile, charm, love the ladies, aim his index fingers to the heavens or sing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" in bars. Here he just snarls and kills people. Yes, please, and let's have more of the same.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Suspenseful though it is, the movie is quiet to the point of being sleepy, and Worthington is simply not working out as a screen star.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    It's a one-joke movie, if "Jewish mothers are annoying" is a joke. But just as a film about boredom should not actually be boring, no movie should credibly simulate the experience of being stuck in a car with Barbra Streisand for eight days.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film is a failure if it can't convince us that these two people belong together. It can't, and barely tries.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    What's Spanglish for "oy"?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Problem: Kidman is the only one in the theater who is turned on. The rest of us are giggling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Put it this way: Jimmy Carter was funnier than this movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A girl with relationship woes can hardly set foot in Europe these days without finding herself hip-deep in yummy food and tasty men. The latest iteration of the story is Letters to Juliet or, as I like to think of it, "Eat Pray Hurl."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Ice Cube's well-worn performance as a wise old geezer is the only bright spot in a movie that otherwise fumbles every opportunity to be funny, exciting or insightful.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As Franco dilutes the drama with first-year-film-student gimmicks, like split screens and slow motion, it just seems like a dull collection of pointless monologues from actors who can’t even be bothered to match up their accents. Franco is a dilettante, and it shows.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Everything plays out exactly as you'd expect in a cheerful, well-meaning movie in the style of something made for the Disney channel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    It's a pulp story pinned to the screen with an ice pick of conscience in a manner that would have pleased Allen's idol, Ingmar Bergman.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    An occasionally revealing glimpse inside the mind of Chapman before, during and after the assassination.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Any prison-break yarn that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger delivering the line “You hit like a vegetarian” is OK by me.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Sex Drive has shaky moments, and its smutty gags aren't edited so much as slammed together.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Billed as a comedy about a single dad with three girls, the movie is essentially another sudser about the plight of upscale black women in Atlanta.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The only thing that's shocking about Death of a President is how boring it is.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This spring, boredom has a new name: Lucky You. In the poker flick, an announcer calling a climactic poker match uses a Texas hold 'em term frequently, saying, "And the flop. And the flop. And the flop." This movie reviews itself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Though the movie has some engagingly quirky moments, everything falls into place far too easily for much suspense to build, and the romance between the two leads seems as contrived as everything else.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Jane's Journey is an exceedingly graceful and dignified sleep aid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The American Muslim comedian Ahmed Ahmed does lots of jokes about how he isn't a terrorist. How odd: As I sat through his tepid act, I could have sworn he was bombing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    An eyeball party. The score by Daft Punk, which veers from homages to Hans Zimmer's thundery work in "The Dark Knight" to a retro-'80s synth sound, surpasses magnificence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Misshapen, malodorous and firing its grubby tentacles across the room in a feeding frenzy, The Thing reminded me of a roomful of journalists immediately after someone announces Open Bar. The movie's victims disappear like cocktail peanuts and without a whole lot more significance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Hire “Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon to tell the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks? Sure, and next let’s hear from Lady Gaga on the Higgs boson particle.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    An intriguingly Hitchcockian premise gradually takes on a preposterous air in the art-world noir The Best Offer.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The considerable talents of Banks make the movie bearable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    At best, the film serves up mild chuckles, with occasional cute jokes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Just when things should be getting exciting and complex, they become repetitive and predictable. Subtext becomes hint becomes statement becomes declaration. For once, Pinter is a little too easy to understand.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The movie jogs along nicely without ever getting a case of the stupids; far from being a bloated “John Carter,” it’s just a pared-down yarn of survival: “Die Hard” on a planet.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It's an underdog story with teeth.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Argentina’s noir Everybody Has a Plan is as sludgy as the river delta in which it takes place.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Rolls out stiff clichés to tell a familiar story of racial injustice in the South.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    If anything is frightening here, it's the scenes of the small children being indoctrinated into an organic lifestyle and being made to sing, at least three times, a song about the evils supposedly lurking in the environment around them.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    You do have to give Starbuck credit for engineering perhaps the largest group hug ever put on film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Demonstrating the limits of being too clever in a genre movie, the art-house chiller Silent House lets the tenseness of its first act trickle away.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A dumbass "Kick-Ass," the superhero comedy Griff the Invisible sits on the screen like a steaming lump of Kryptonite.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Rio 2 is not what I would call Amazon prime, but it’s got enough silly songs and daffy critters to keep the little ones happy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A black-and-white fantasia shot against a bright backdrop of famous sites, and it has potential to be a cult hit on its dreamy-hipster look alone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Suggestion: When making a film called Run Fat Boy Run, how about hiring a fat boy?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The script suffers from blandness and aimlessness.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    So moron-friendly they should have called it "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Checkers." The skill level in the script is elementary school, my dear Watson.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Fine for fans? Sure. This stuff is crack for fans. Crack is really bad!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Seldom does The Bang Bang Club show much interest in the big picture of South Africa. When moral issues do come to the forefront, the big worry seems to be not questionable behavior but bad publicity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A 42-minute TV soap has more story than this limp and familiar tale of domestic woe.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Formerly a maker of bad, but at least angry, movies, Spike Lee now seems to be trying to be the world's oldest student filmmaker. Take out the rookie mistakes from Red Hook Summer, and there'd be nothing left.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    A Skinemax movie cloaked in art-house fancy dress, the sex thriller Chloe might have worked better as an out-and-out popcorn flick starring, say, Jennifer Lopez.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Green rules the picture with her nutty stare and her willingness to get nasty in a hot sex scene, but the movie’s main weak point is the Greek general Themistokles.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Besson co-wrote and produced this cheesy mash-up of elements from James Bond and "Battlestar Galactica."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The ever-excitable Martin Scorsese, who is listed as a producer and who pops up, bizarrely, to talk about how he decided to stage the last shot of "The Departed," concludes things by saying, "Cubism was not a style. It was a revolution!" Yep. And not in any way a fad.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    When I'm Still Here reached its climactic moment -- Joaquin Phoenix puking into a toilet -- I had never before felt quite so much like a toilet.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It's got enough going on to sustain five blockbuster thrillers. That is its blessing and its curse.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Matthew Broderick graduates from "boyish" and lurches straight into "curmudgeonly" in the would-be indie heartwarmer Wonderful World.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The tone is good-natured enough to make a simple movie semi-watchable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Cusack shows that he can still play the sensitive-but-fun guy until the ladies sigh and the men take notes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    This is grim, bleak material that at times is monotonous, but its woe feels authentic.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    I don’t know how many sex scenes featuring Winstone and Atwell you can handle, but the movie breaches my limit, which is a firm zero.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like TOLSTOY.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    If the movie's story is anything but daring, it does takes guts to make a movie so shamelessly emotional as this one. Not that guts are the same as taste.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The thing is a virtual remake of the fusty oldie "Sweet Home Alabama," which came out back when movie scripts were written on stone tablets.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    How bad could the boneyard be compared to sitting through this execrable piece of non-entertainment? Better dead than RED 2.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    In the Land of Women is one of those films informed by intimate personal experience - the experience of seeing "Garden State."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Alfred Molina gives a warm and engaging performance as an occupying British soldier.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I went to a wartime thriller, but then a Poli Sci 101 seminar broke out.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Though nothing much happens, all of the actors get to do lots of teary close-ups.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The computer-generated flying effects are the only reason to see the movie, but at some point somebody left the computer on too long, so it went ahead and spat out the script.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    CHOKE tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The gags vary - a tattooed-breast mystery kinda sags - but there are lots of laughs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The bad movie in my head was far better than the one on-screen, which offers no twists at all. A twist? There isn't even a curl or a bend.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Your average episode of “Days of Our Lives” is less soapy (and performed with more restraint).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie doesn't really begin or end. Whether the lights have just gone down or the credits have begun to roll, things are pretty much the same for Henry.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The movie, told from the killer’s point of view, is genuinely unsettling and propelled by a terrific, buzzing synth soundtrack straight out of the early ’80s. But the only suspense is in which woman will be the next victim.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Plotwise, the movie can (like many a Brooklynite) barely be bothered to comb its hair. Just when the pace needs to pick up, everyone sits around discussing fruity drinks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Not just a shabby "Wall Street" knockoff clogged with dull, jargon-spewing trading-desk scenes that fail to advance the plot in any way. It's also a nondescript "Sex and the City" retread.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Goes up for the dunk and misses the hoop, the backboard and the point. Instead, it manages to both strike out and get sacked. Whose idea was it to remake "Slap Shot" a la Jerry Lewis?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A comedy that forgot to install the funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Lakeview Terrace holds your interest, though the bad faith on all sides makes it something of an endurance test.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    After seeing Everybody's Fine, Paul McCartney offered to write a song that plays over the closing credits. That may be because the whole movie is like a celluloid McCartney tune: warm and playful and sweetly earnest, but lightly funny, too, and crafted with consummate skill.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    At 96 minutes, this vanity/insanity project runs a bit long; five minutes would have been plenty.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The movie is much like a really long beer commercial - but a really dark one.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    All of the actors are enjoying themselves, and the movie is stuffed with history, atmosphere and vivid characters. What's in short supply, though, is laughter.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A comedic sinkhole, a dramatic tundra.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    In the mood for some dead-child entertain ment tonight? Reservation Road has what you're looking for. It's "In the Bedroom" crossed with, um, "Fever Pitch."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Lorax is awful, like chronic disease.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    If it's violence ye seek, and violently confused storytelling, look ye no further.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    There is one big winner in this mess, though. Congratulations, 1961's "Snow White and the Three Stooges": You're now the second-worst movie on the subject.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A two-hour trailer: explosion, shape-shift, chase, wisecrack, repeat. Its most amazing trick will be how it vanishes from your memory before the seat you vacate has stopped moving.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Routine stuff, but things move quickly, with several offhand funny moments. Mos Def is hilarious in a cameo as another delivery guy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Scenes that should be grotesquely funny deliver only chuckles rather than a big payoff.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Picture "Raging Bull" with a sleazy prep from the Brooklyn hipsteropolis of Williamsburg, and you'll get the idea of The Comedy, a character study that tries to make the revolting compelling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A suspenseless rehash.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Turns out to be formulaic and broad but also skillfully paced and big-hearted, with a sharp cast of comics that makes the most of a sunny script.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Even at a supposed celebration, the well-bred and well-off aren't really happy at all. So the title is ironic. Thanks for that profound insight.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Needlessly violent? No, Rambo is needfully violent. Johnny R. is a man constructed of violence.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The first time I saw Yes Man, I thought the concept was getting kind of stale toward the end. As it turns out, that was only the trailer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Killing Bono begs to be remade with A-list stars but, given Neil's history of near-misses, probably won't be.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The bickering and mishaps make for a semi-enjoyable if low-impact film that may appeal to the kind of nostalgics who buy Time-Life collections of '60s songmeisters.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    So laugh-poor that it shoves all its comedy chips on a bet that you can build a movie around nose gags.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Boring movie.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The main reason to see it is for the hilariously nasty uses it devises for a bear trap, nail gun, etc.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Vanessa Redgrave spends Evening dying, and so does Evening.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Miller is wincingly good at playing up the innocence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Isn't quite insipid, although if it were a little better, it could be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Luc Besson keeps ralphing up scripts about beautiful lady killers, but that doesn't mean you have to keep seeing them. Case in point: Colombiana...[a] dull cable-TV-quality item.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The silliest sci-fi movie since "An Inconvenient Truth."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Combining narrative heavy-handedness with an airy disdain for the details of the situation, director Julian Schnabel gives us a one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Miral.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    I suppose you have to give credit to the movie for coming up with some badass killer mermaids.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Paperboy can't decide whether to be an unfunny sex comedy, a half-hearted detective story or a woeful race drama - so it decides to be all three, then becomes yet another movie (a swampy "Heart of Darkness") in the final act.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie's prideful silliness makes it semi-watchable in the manner of Saturday afternoon cable flicks like "Delta Force."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It's a time capsule from a strange moment - like "Hair" without the groovy music.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    I kept hoping the meaning would click into place, but it never quite did.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Like a lesser Python entry ("The Meaning of Life"?), it's alternately brilliant and frustrating.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Step Up 3D is strictly 1D. Tired choreography and moldy hip-hop gestures accompany insipid characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Destined to enchant the slumber parties.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Dividing its loyalties between documentary and fictional narrative, it lacks the advantages of belonging to either side.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Stone praises Latin America for turning toward "government of the people" (yet ignores Castro's lack of interest in democracy). But it's no wonder he's in such a sunny mood: We see him grow increasingly giddy while chewing coca leaves with Morales (a coca farmer who wants to make cocaine legal).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This loopy farce has the feel of a wacky off-off-Broadway play with more energy than wit, but it has its moments. And the laid-back acting of Hoffman (son of Dustin) just about holds it together.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Amusing and informative (and hyperbolic) as it is, All In: The Poker Movie is a documentary whose intended audience is unclear.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Unlike many films that hope to be called black comedy, it does not skimp on either the black or the comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Even worse than the hacky chick revenge fantasy now showing on channel 186 of your box.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Patsy Cline. Loretta Lynn. Gwyneth Paltrow. If you buy that progression, you'll buy Country Strong, an unintentionally campy drama.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The film gets one star from me for the admirable brevity of its running time and another for the definite article in its title, seemingly an implicit promise that there will be no sequel.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The only conceivable reason for Warner Bros. to (barely) release this mush is as a favor to Clint Eastwood, whose daughter Alison directed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    A blast from the 1980s, when the idea that men were essentially rapists and women rapees was a popular way to score chicks on campus.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    School for Scoundrels teaches one important lesson: Avoid any thing carrying the banner of The Weinstein Co., which is to the multiplex what bagged spinach is to the produce aisle.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    "Rush Hour" was acceptable. It was to "Rush Hour 2" what McDonald's is to White Castle. "Rush Hour 2" is to Rush Hour 3 what White Castle is to cat food.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Drifts awkwardly between popcorn entertainment and angsty mood piece.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The audience, if any, for Chaos Theory is going to be hit with a little puff of celluloid flatulence. The movie won't linger in the air, but that doesn't make it any less embarrassing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Wind power plus solar power equals hot air in the propaganda piece Carbon Nation, a documentary so disconnected from reality it could have been produced by President Obama's speechwriters.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    New Moon is supposed to be an exciting love story plus monster action. So where’s the excitement? Where’s the action?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    As DJ, Columbus Short eases his way through the movie without trying to impress us too much, which is welcome, but he's also a little bland around the edges.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Chlamydia, gonorrhea and Jason Sudeikis are three reasons to stay well clear of A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, but they're not the only ones.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It turns out that constraint is really what the show is all about, or to put it another way, I'm disappointed that they turned my horny-teen comedy into a gross-out comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The horror flick 13 Sins is passable enough when it comes to dialing up the suspense, but the “Saw” formula of a mysterious voice guiding our hero through a series of depravities has gone a bit stale.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie, directed by the formerly promising Rawson Marshall Thurber (the hilarious “Dodgeball” and the awful “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”), thinks it’s subverting the conventions of the sitcom with a revolutionary new idea, which is: Do everything exactly the way a sitcom would, plus lots of swearing and dirty jokes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Apart from a heart-tugging plot twist, some lesson learning and more random football talk ("no more buttonhooks in the kitchen"), that's about it. Oh, except for the scene in which Kyra Sedgwick - who plays Joe's agent - farts. Be sure to update your résumé, Kyra.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    To kill 80 minutes, the movie has to pad itself with several dull speeches and stagy moments. The worst? How about when the five men, who have ample reason to fear each other and are facing a life-or-death reckoning, whistle "Ode to Joy" together like a bunch of Whiffenpoofs?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Brutally banal chitchat about life and love ensues.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Depravity and addiction can be dramatic and fascinating, or they can be as they are in this week's indie filthathon Cook County.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This movie -- G.I. Joke, The D-Team -- tries to do so little, and yet falls so short. A clue comes when the girl asks Clay, "How's your steak?" and he replies, "Meaty." Simple enough to achieve in theory, but this would-be treat for cinematic carnivores is a sawdust sandwich.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A snarly Euro-thriller with crust under its fingernails and bad breath. It doesn't care if you like it, which is why I kind of do.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    There's too little dog and too much fire house in Firehouse Dog, a mild kid comedy that turns into a flaming arson mystery with some scenes that could be too scary for little ones.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    With its array of chases and shootouts and a sinister political plot, the movie at least holds your attention and keeps things brisk-ish. But every scene still bears the tags of the place from which it was stolen.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I suppose it's nice that Romero has a hobby, but he couldn't be more of a bore if he were showing off his pine cone collection.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The chick comedy-drama Catch and Release may look bland, but it's not. It's worse. To rise to the level of blandness, it would need to have a few gallons of Tabasco dumped into it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Hot Rod started to go wrong at about the time someone in casting said, "You know what? I'll bet America's just about ready for the comedy stylings of Sissy Spacek."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    There's a reason you've never seen the words "Will Forte" topping the billing of a major motion picture. After the throbbing flameball of unfunny that is MacGruber, you never will again.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Demonstrating that an hour and a half of stunts doesn't make a movie, this feature is X-treme only in its multidimensional dullness.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As for a villain, you could do worse than Bryan Cranston as the evil political overlord who is trying to stamp out the resistance -- When he goes mano a mano with Farrell, it's not spine-tingling. It's embarrassing, like watching a dude beat up his dad.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    As a spooky midnight movie, The Wolfman is worth curling up with.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    I understood two words of Youth Without Youth: "The End."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    An appropriately respectful and dignified biopic.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Delivers plenty of smart dialogue and devises a number of excellent reasons to photograph his cast in situations that suggest the working title for the film might have been "Women in Underwear."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    360
    A sort of "Babel" of bonking, 360 gives us much in the way of international anguish, frustrated coupling and longing stares, but there's very little plausibility or genuine emotion in its egregiously contrived story of ardor gone amiss.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    If you've seen "Gone With the Wind," you've seen what Love in the Time of Cholera isn't.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Calls to mind Grandpa taking out his dentures and trying to put on a comedy monster show for little kids at Halloween: When he tries to be scary, he's goofy, but when he tries to be goofy, he's scary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The horror flick The Uninvited is not unclever - but it is unoriginal.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    89 minutes go by like 89 hours. Not just 89 regular hours either: 89 hours of being stuck in an airport. During a blizzard. While Lewis Black sleeps drooling on your shoulder.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Statham is an essential tough guy, what the Brits call "well'ard," as self-assured as Lee Marvin.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As bland as the Kenny G-style smooth jazz its hero listens to in moments of distress.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In Machine Gun Preacher, Gerard Butler says, "I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of that hurt a lot of people." But enough about "The Bounty Hunter," "The Ugly Truth" and "P.S. I Love You."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The Romantics isn't as consistent or as well-rounded as its parent, "The Big Chill," or as entertaining as its less literate but more extroverted cousin, "St. Elmo's Fire," but with its tart dialogue and its perfect ending, it is sensitive as well as sagacious. It's a rare combination.
    • 43 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.”
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    With its poky pacing, thin characters, obvious message and predictable plot, the movie amounts to a cinematic sermon that, like many of those given in houses of worship, has a good-hearted message that will be difficult to deliver to a snoozing audience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    At one sip per cuss word, though, few viewers will still be conscious for the ending, in which the three cops finally come to the same place, each for an entirely different but equally ridiculous reason.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The highlight is a meta touch: A funny on-screen résumé is posted each time we meet a new character.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It's all a gorgeous error, a bonfire of overreach.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It sounds like it was written by the star pupils at the Cameron Academy of Screenwriting.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    But improbable situations, heavy reliance on coincidence and an improbable climax nearly tip the film into TV-movie territory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    It seems more likely that a dumb movie will lead only to a time-wasting surge in applications from dummies. Maybe The Internship was secretly funded by Bing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    If you can overlook Andie MacDowell's Mitteleuropa accent as a Jewish Holocaust survivor (I know: big if), the cinematic roman a clef Mighty Fine has some quiet charms.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Actors tell us that dying is easy, comedy is hard. But comedies about dying are hardest of all.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Remember when Robert De Niro was an interesting actor? These days his talent, like his character in The Family, is in the witness protection program, never to be seen again.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Not like a lump of coal in your stocking. Coal is useful; you can burn it. This movie is more like a lump of something Blitzen left behind after eating a lot of Mexican food.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    John Travolta's From Paris With Love assassin/ superagent Charlie Wax is the master of whatever the opposite of wisecracking is. Fooljoshing? Lametalking? Flatlining?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    So Arnold Schwarzenegger has reached the shaky-cam-and-hoodies stage of his career. But it’s a bit late in the day for Arnold to try to get all indie and complicated.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    I didn't know whether to be more offended as a moviegoer or as an American, but I do know I'd rather gargle nitroglycerine than watch this again, though given that the film looks like it were buried under a log cabin for a century, I barely saw it the first time.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film mangles its twist and fails to deliver an interesting coup de grace or a sharp line of dialogue.
    • 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."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Just because two people are miserable doesn’t mean they’re interesting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Last week I thought watching women take their clothes off was sexy. This week I saw A Wink and a Smile.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Entertainingly gruesome in parts, and not without a certain anarchic wit, it’s the kind of movie you pause to watch when it’s on TV, but after half an hour, you’ll click over to something else.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Holmes, with Alice Cooper hair and crazy Jim Carrey eyes, looks terrible and acts worse, unless this movie is unintentionally a lobotomy documentary. Whatever could have happened to her in the last couple of years to zap the talent out of her like this?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Watching the film, I did manage to retain my empathy for the narrator, though: I was as desperate as he was to escape the situation I was in.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Willis is at his relaxed best this time.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie pretty much exists to sell tie-in products, and it's about as entertaining as watching little kids playing with their toys in the sandbox.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Shoot ’em up, run ’em over, blast ’em with flame-throwers, who cares? These creatures are only there to go splat.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Painful, misshapen and a little gross. It's an enlarged prostate of a movie.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Ride Along tries to be a comic version of “Training Day,” only there’s nothing in it as funny as Denzel razzing Ethan. There’s nothing much funny in it at all.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The insult comedy is sometimes brilliant.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Among cutesy pop musical trios aimed at nondiscerning audiences, I'll take Alvin and Co. over the Jonas Brothers any day.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Never amounts to anything more than a rambling, studenty exercise in undergraduate cinema vérité. Some expressive, arty photography and a mildly satiric attitude toward stage poseurs do little to make the picture bearable.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Recalling the lesson about bringing a knife to a gun fight, a British documentary filmmaker brings a spoon to a hatchet job in the film Sarah Palin: You Betcha!
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    This unapologetic B-movie at least keeps the action rolling, and the time goes by quickly. To put it another way, I’d rather see Gerard Butler stab a terrorist in the neck than flirt with Katherine Heigl.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    I do get a chuckle out of movies with wildly inappropriate behavior, rude language and ultramayhem, especially when they involve children, but Kick-Ass 2 sometimes felt like being trapped in a room with the funniest guy in seventh grade.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    It’s unspeakably depressing to see Anna Paquin playing the mom (of a teenager!), but the pointlessness and mediocrity of the Paquin-produced Free Ride is even more depressing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The last time I saw this much talent in a losing cause was Super Bowl XLII. Trying to mix farce with heart, Drillbit Taylor is instead as soulful as Kenny G and as wacky as public television.
    • 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
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At first glance, Grassroots doesn't seem like much of an idea for a movie. Nor at second, third or fourth glance. Your fifth glance will be at your watch, and at sixth glance your eyelids will be getting very, very heavy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Thanks to an unexpected twist and a clever motivation lurking in the back story of the super-villain, G-Force has enough going on to more or less maintain grown-up interest, and there's plenty to please the kiddies.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The movie boasts five Oscar winners. That figure exceeds by five the number of times I laughed at this cheap collection of icky jokes.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Williams appears to be having trouble keeping his eyes open, and the audience will, too.