For 1,214 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 11.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 War Horse
Lowest review score: 0 Tideland
Score distribution:
1,214 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    There are enough sharp one-liners and funny situations to keep things entertaining even as Braff delves (lightly) into genuine dilemmas confronting many a married couple.
    • 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
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The horror flick The Uninvited is not unclever - but it is unoriginal.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The three friends do things that venture beyond entertainingly dumb and into exasperatingly unbelievable.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Unfortunately, the film turns out to be not quite as twisty as promised: it’s less a pretzel than it is a Cheez Curl. And I do mean cheez: The resolution, when it comes, is wholly lacking in nutritional value.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Hop
    Hop gives us . . . a bunny who poops jelly beans. That idea doesn't fill you with seasonal joy? Neither will the rest of the movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    The real mystery here is why this slapdash semi-effort didn't go straight to video.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Refreshing as it is to see the military portrayed as something other than a band of neurotics and creeps, there's a reason this brand of rah-rah and bang-bang didn't outlast the age of Whitesnake and Marty McFly.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The movie begins to wear out its welcome even before a conclusion of breathtaking corniness.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At its best, the movie is an unbearably precious slice of stale imitation Wes Anderson. But at its worst, it's dull and strangled by its own would-be jaunty deadpan.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Damonically awful.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    At last, someone has figured out that there might be laughs in teens trying to lose their virginity.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Tim & Eric seem driven by a hatred of the audience and a wish to punish the same. Every episode of every sitcom I've ever seen is funnier than this movie, and I used to watch "Just Shoot Me."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Besson provided the story and co-wrote the screenplay for a film directed by McG, who does his usual McGhastly job with action and is McGruesome when it comes to comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The banality of evil has met its match in the banality of Good, a Holocaust parable that barely registers a pulse.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    An essential document of bad taste that needs to go right into the time capsule. History must not forget.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The dullness of this writing is more than matched by the dull look achieved by director Allen Coulter, who appears to have shot the film through a piece of yard-sale Tupperware.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Funny more often than not. Worth checking out on video.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A film so self-serious that it demands to be remade as a Seth MacFarlane farce, The Truth About Emanuel mixes the ludicrous and the pretentious in a story about mommy issues gone wild.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The parallels between the kids' war and the real one are made far too obvious by Christophe Barratier, who made the equally treacly "The Chorus" and infests the movie with nonstop musical goo.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Despite being named “Gator Bodine,” Franco seems like something Statham would scrape off his boots. Put it this way: Franco needs a baseball bat to be intimidating; Statham just needs to be Statham.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    It's another in the bicoastal indie industry's endless series of self-congratulatory comedies about the alleged dopiness of middle American hicks who do things like read Parade magazine and decorate with flags.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dystopia’s supposed to be worse than what’s in the papers, fellas. Try to keep up.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The origins story Dracula Untold is Dracula unbold — unoriginal, unimaginative and utterly non-unprecedented. This Vlad the Impaler has all the edge of Vlasic the pickle.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    While a mob thriller can be as nasty as it likes, what it can’t be is silly.
    • 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.”
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Young men and fast cars are automatically stupid together, but even if you set your intelligence level at “off” — and you should — you’ll get a hangover from this cocktail of 200-proof stupid, clinking with moron ice cubes and with an idiot cherry on top.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, Aftershock fails to make the Earth move.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Halfway through, the jokes stop - the laughs never began - and give way to a tiresome thriller.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A formula flick that should have tapped out in the script stage.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It's fine for kids, though, and it doesn't try too hard.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This kids' cartoon from France is such a surreally demented attempt to connect with children that it's the equivalent of foie gras breakfast cereal or a bleu cheese milkshake.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Stage Fright starts out as a funny musical mashup — “Glee” meets“Friday the 13th” — but winds up indulging slasher-flick clichés instead of spoofing them.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Yet the moral at the end is that we should all be more tolerant of different cultures. Is that really true, though, if the culture you're trying to tolerate is trying to open your skull with a circular saw?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    As usual, Hartnett exhibits the acting ability of linoleum; his performance would not be measurably changed if he lapsed into a coma halfway through. Only an amusing cameo by David Bowie enlivens things, but he's onscreen for just about two minutes at the end.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    When the studio tells us that parental guidance is suggested, does it occur to them that they should have taken their own advice?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This one resembles a James Bond film about as much as Belgrade resembles London.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Confessions of a Shopaholic -- a "Devil Wears Prada" for Chico's customers.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Frears has a lot of fun with the bad tempers and high spirits of this crew of adrenaline junkies, and though the story falls a little flat, the script is sprinkled with dry wit.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A kid unversed in other name-brand fantasy movies might go for The Seeker, but in 2007 it's redundant, a puttering Potter without wit and whimsy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The good news about I Don't Know How She Does It is that it's so bad that it's another ovary-punch to the formula chick flick. Bring on more films like "Bridesmaids."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Fails to draw much humor from farcical situations.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    At the end, as Shadyac proclaims, "I stopped flying privately" (well, hurrah for you, Mahatma), renounces his Pasadena mansion and moves into a trailer park, the results of his epiphany grow funnier than any of his movies.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The minimalist style keeps the suspense warm. The movie is unusual among teen horror flicks in that it largely avoids the usual cheap thrills and bursts of scare music. Instead, it carefully repeats isolated images and sound bites until they take on a shivery power.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Situations get increasingly ridiculous, and none of the characters ever seems like anything but a screenwriter's sketch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It's something old, it's something new, it's something borrowed and it's something that blows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Remember how "Double Indemnity" featured smart criminals and a smarter investigator? The indie film If I Didn't Care, with its dumb criminals and dumb cops, is a sort of "Double Stupidity."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Paul Haggis’ Third Person has nothing to say and spends 2 ¹/₂ hours not saying it. Its combination of pretentiousness, vanity and vapidity suggests Alain Resnais directing a triple episode of “Guiding Light.”
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Cage and director Joel Schumacher, who has fallen so far from the A-list that he provokes a demand for new letters of the alphabet after Z, have each found their cinematic soulmates.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The bite and bark of Underdog are both pretty awful, but little kids might take this pooch for a walk.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    P2
    This is one of those thrillers where the person on-screen is often the only person in the theater who can't guess what'll happen next. Lots of laughable moments provide camp value, though, and Bentley ("American Beauty") makes for a charismatic creep.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The mystery is why the filmmakers thought third-graders or anyone else would be willing to pay for this master class in tedium.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Son of God is guilty of all the sins of the 1950s Bible epics, but without any of the majesty.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Wrath of the Titans suggests a franchise that isn't trying very hard, and I don't really expect a sequel. But if it does happen, I fear it'll be even less of an event: "Tiff of the Titans."
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Annabelle is mostly a grab into the Great Big Bag O’ Horror Clichés: sound-bombs of shrieking violins explode randomly, doors slam unbidden, rocking chairs creak by themselves, machines suddenly whir to life.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It settles for being a bland and preposterous thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Those expecting an exhilarating, "Pulp Fiction"-style wrap-up will also be disappointed. Instead, Flowers gives us the impression - as the end of "Traffic" did - that we've just taken a few turns on a merry-go-round of doom that is going to keep spinning long after the movie ends.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Molly Ringwald-like, Wren must choose between two guys: the nerdy Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and the Porsche-driving Aaron (Thomas McDonell), but both are so dull it's hard to care. So feeble is the movie that even the wacky, redheaded best friend (Jane Levy) isn't funny.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Sorry, but if your sensibility is pure trashy camp, don't expect anyone not to laugh when you try to be earnest.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A would-be piece of pulp fiction about a parolee trying to go straight, The Samaritan proves that even Samuel L. Jackson can be boring.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This adventurously awful film is awful in many ways at once.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    This jagged blob of a movie features a solo dance in the 1930s scored to the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant," several scenes of a rich Manhattan woman chatting with the ghost of Wallis Simpson and a Sotheby's auction that draws a crowd reaction of the kind associated with "Family Feud." Yet I found the movie fascinating. Except for the boring bits.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Attempting to fill Dudley Moore's top hat in Arthur, Russell Brand rapidly descends the rungs of the comedy ladder from "unfunny" to "irritating" to "vulgar" to the bottom one - "Andy Dick."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A thoroughly amateurish effort at capturing clued-in and smartass teens.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    We keep waiting for a story, or at least some comedy, but none ever materializes. The dialogue makes Algebra II seem fascinating by comparison.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    For short stretches, the movie has a touch of surreal "Office Space" brilliance, but it's broadly acted, its characters are thin, and the production values are ragged. Still, it's hard to resist its goofy hostility: "You're like the drummer from REO Speedwagon. Nobody knows who you are."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Among gay Jewish French postman movies, Let My People Go! may be a Hall of Fame entry, but alas, by any other standard this would-be sex comedy is a dismal failure.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    I went in expecting to be disappointed, but even so, I was disappointed.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Watching I'm Reed Fish is like being forced to read the diary of a dull-witted teen who is breathlessly beginning a lifelong fascination with himself.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It has a certain commitment to its cause, and by that I mean it supplies the necessary flayings, slayings, beheadings and, um, a be-nose-ing, all of it dancing to the tune of those amusingly stilted He-Man declaratives - King James Bible cadences applied to comic-book visions. It knows it's a B movie, and gets on with it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    That Awkward Moment is a rom-com for dudes that seeks to outdo the ladies by being even more insipid, formulaic and contrived than anything Katherine Heigl has ever done.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Remember the old Ben Affleck, the one who made 28 consecutive bad movies before he turned out to be a pretty good director? He’s back! Behold, the second coming of . . . Badfleck.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The danger of dreaming up a predictable adventure for a group of nobodies you hold in contempt is that the audience will see your indifference and raise you.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Turistas has mastered the international language: stupidity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Better than most Martin Lawrence movies - much as strep throat is better than malaria.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    This stuff is strictly run of DeMille.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    For all of its homicidal aliens and toothy beasts, I Am Number Four did contain one element that genuinely unsettled me: the line "produced by Michael Bay." Nooooooo!
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie hopes to be regarded as childlike too, but there's a difference between kid-friendly and just regular old dumb.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A 12th-grade "Sixth Sense" with a third-rate plot.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Since the thing is increasingly impatient to jump forward to the next big torture set piece, there isn't any time to establish anyone's character. Butcher shops are bloody, too, but they're not scary.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A grubby cut-price sci-fi thriller.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Acquires a little vigor and some fun from Tracy Morgan as a friendly drug dealer who lives with his mom.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Even the audience at whom the movie is aimed — the crowd for whom dinner and a movie means meeting up at 3 p.m. — will be bored by the stale funk coming off every scene.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    So swaddled in good intentions that it's like taking a very short journey cushioned on all sides by air bags. That are stuffed with cotton candy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I'd call it a depressing soft-core porn flick, but that overstates its titillation factor. Mainly it's just icky.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Funny and promising as the first act is, the entire second act is pretty awful, as the script chucks in one tiresome, unlikely gag after another.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This infomercial for Helnwein's work as designer for an Israeli opera called "The Child Dreams" doesn't tell us a lot about how opera comes together, but it is accidentally revealing about its subject.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Though Freddy is basically the same guy as in the 1984 original, his back story is different. For a few minutes the movie threatens to become interesting -- then retreats.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Romantic comedies are often as contrived and irritating as Loosies, but few feature a lead character so lacking in appeal.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    God, if you exist, why do you keep letting morons like Walsch get rich?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    If someone ran this guy through a scanner, the readout would say: “Mark down and stock in straight-to-video aisle."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    One of the few monster-crocodile movies that simultaneously tries to rip off "Jaws" and "Meet the Press."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie's last words are "This is how legends are born." Make that stillborn, because when the makers of this one pitch the sequel, the only answer is going to be, "Ah HA HA HA!"
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Cody’s satiric knocks on Christians couldn’t be more blundering and obvious. Yet her dialogue is often funny, and the unusual three-way friendship is refreshing. Even former star Brand has learned to dial back his manic mugging, though maybe not quite enough.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    The would-be noir Beyond a Rea sonable Doubt has an absurd story, but on the plus side you can hardly see what's going on because the photography is so murky.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The terrorism thriller Java Heat sure is violent. I don’t even want to tell you how viciously Mickey Rourke mangles the French accent he’s trying to do.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Cavanagh, the always-engaging former star of "Ed" (with whom I am friendly), and the adorable Faris (whom I don't know -- but feel free to look me up, Anna!) make the non-animated scenes amusing, as the ranger and the documentarian fall in love and fight to save the park. But the script doesn't give them a lot to do.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dull and dreary prequel.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Among group-suicide movies, A Long Way Down may prove uniquely inspirational: It’s bound to make audience members want to kill themselves. It might be the only summer movie during which the snack bars will be selling cyanide Kool-Aid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    An amusingly preposterous last act keeps you guessing, or maybe keeps you ducking, as it lets rip an avalanche of startling revelations and double-crosses. Nothing is what it seems - unless it seems cheesy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    About the only reason to stay with this increasingly histrionic film is to satisfy curiosity about exactly how Diego will (as we learn at the outset) die, but long before we learn that Twice Born chokes to death on its own melodrama.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that features Wahlberg suggesting everyone try to outrun the wind can barely be watched once.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At last, the missing link be tween "Phantom of the Opera" and "Saw." Welcome to the gonzo revenge saga Law Abiding Citizen.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    The movie seems to think it's building up massive suspense by not telling us our hero's back story, but given that the wife and kid aren't around and he keeps telling people who ask that he's not divorced, it's obvious they're dead. The only mystery, then, is what exactly happened to them. The answer is: nothing interesting.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Its script isn't worth the papyrus it's inscribed on.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Coincidence and contrivance are the name of the game throughout.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    In the ’80s, I hated Ronald Reagan, Bob Dylan and the Smurfs. It’s comforting to know I got one thing right.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The Fourth Kind has a clever gimmick and nothing more.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Despite the pace, though -- pedal, have you met my friend metal? -- Ninja Assassin still has some of its best stuff left at the end, when the master returns to demonstrate his extra-special, super-most-deadliest technique.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    ATM
    Maybe DVDs of "Buried" and ATM will be sold in the same package someday. You could call it a trapped-in-a-box set.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Kim Basinger gives one of her strongest performances in Even Money, a kind of "Crash" fueled by gambling instead of racism.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The dialogue isn't ridiculous, and sometimes it's witty: A cynical cop (Donnie Wahlberg) doesn't buy Jamie's theory that the doll had something to do with the murder: "The mystery toy department is down the hall. This is the homicide department."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Just because your comedy is dumb doesn’t mean it’s funny.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Nesting is a sitcom, but a really slow and dull one that barely grinds out 22 minutes' worth of plot to fill a 90-minute hole.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dull yet contrived drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Nutty? Maybe. But a pungent blast of the cinema du bonkers is just what this summer's multiplexes need after weeks of bromide-stuffed retreads that are as smug about their lack of originality as packs of teen girls who dress exactly alike. Mock Jonah Hex if you must, but you can't say you've seen a lot of other supernatural Westerns lately.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Ultimately, this throwback, made-for-TV-style film takes the easy way out in a cheesy climax, but its resolute quaintness may appeal to the kind of viewers who regard electricity as disturbingly newfangled.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    As for the script, a wittier director would have spotted the absurd elements and delivered a horror-comedy instead of a straight-faced bore.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Sandler's bizarrely clunky kiddie flick, is a sort of upside-down "Princess Bride."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Black was already the world's biggest little kid, and he might be the only actor who could have made this movie such nimble fun.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Love Happens is a weepie about the grieving process, mainly my own.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    You know you're in trouble when you're suffering a comedy shutout and the pinch-hitters you send in are Kidman and Dave Matthews.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Isn't as bad as you'd think, but this comic mash-up of "The Bourne Identity" and "Fat Albert" doesn't have much heft.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This is just a slow-moving skin flick broken up by lots of boring discussions about Cherry's future.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Not very haunty.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hopes to be the start of a new franchise for tweens and Twihards, but the twuth is this twash is anything but a twiumph.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At 86 minutes, the film spends exactly 86 more minutes with its subjects than can possibly be tolerated. Coincidence?
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    You get the feeling the guy who wrote Transformers: Age of Extinction used the entire script as a passive-aggressive running joke on his boss, director Michael Bay.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    May be well-intentioned, but it's as obvious and inert as a spoonful of mashed potatoes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This boring, torpid movie notices its own flaws and unwisely underlines them.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The mutants are brain-damaged; the filmmakers don't have that excuse to justify this movie, which is the kind of thing the sergeant would call "a stunning display of individual and group stupidity."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    This one is essentially “The Firm” with smartphones.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Formerly a real American hero, G.I. Joe is no longer a hero (it's a group) or American. (It's a multinational team of military superstars, though the way it does business, you'd feel safer with the Croatian navy on your side.)
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Martin Short as Jack Frost, means we're getting a turkey and a ham for the holidays. As for Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ordinary guy who took over Santa's job by chance, he's more like a tasteless lump of mashed potatoes.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The only part of this movie anyone's ever going to remember is the pair of scenes in which Ghost Rider pees flame.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    There probably aren't enough futuristic Goth rock musicals, but Repo! The Genetic Opera is weak on a couple of things a musical needs: music and lyrics.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Most of the comedy comes from dull situations like a fat guy trying to put on a fat suit for no reason.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Buscemi is appealing as always, but the movie, is only sporadically funny.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie chides us for being a sick voyeuristic society, hungry for the sight of violence. The purity of this moral stance is somewhat clouded by the movie's habit of staging sick violent acts.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The attempts to out-Matrix "The Matrix," with bullet-time super-slo mo, are staged with such theatrics that they're unintentionally funny. This movie also has "Blade Runner" on its mind, and Raymond Chandler, but mostly it's a weak little sister to "Sin City."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Either a ludicrously bad movie or a parody of same. Either way, it's pretty funny.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    They’ve been around so long that they’re now the Middle-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles, and their ’80s vibe — cowabunga, dude! — is so strong that I kept expecting a cameo by Huey Lewis or Max Headroom.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Fix
    Aheroin-stuffed hipster buys a dog, eats Vietnamese food and sells drugs to pay for rehab in Fix, the latest piece of cine-junk stamped out by the indie fakedocumentary factory.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    That's My Boy is pretty raunchy, and by "pretty," I mean "amazingly," as in Howard Stern- or Seth MacFarlane-style gags.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The dull, predictable direction is the perfect match for a watery, nondescript cast.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A slow ride to nowhere.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Even Oliver Stone would giggle at the notion that the CIA couldn't reach JFK through any means except via one of his blond playmates.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Barrymore is still cute, and she and Sandler at least seem to like each other as they get on with the grim business of rom-com contrivance.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Grueling vanity piece.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    When I go to a Mummy movie, I don't want ninjas and yetis and men turned to stone. I want embalmed corpses and hieroglyphics. I want pharaoh. I want pyramids and sphinxes and Ace bandages. Did "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" take place on the Nile?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    With its dopey fight scenes, grimy look and goopy gore, this movie is so far from ept that inept is the wrong word. It's anti-ept.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The year's dullest movie has arrived: the deeply silly Badland, which is as dead as winter and twice as long.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    With its starkly contrasted visuals (fierce blacks, Clorox whites, a dash of unholy crimson), The Spirit may resemble a comic book more than any live-action film yet made, but it makes "Max Payne" look like a gleaming jewel of storytelling by comparison.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    At some point, this movie must have been a screenplay. But it's an enigma why anyone would bet tens of millions of dollars that people would laugh.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    The good news is that The Hangover Part III isn't a rerun like the second episode. The bad news is everything else. For all the promise of mayhem and WTF moments, the final episode hits you with all the force of a warm can of O'Doul's.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Like "Sex and the City 2," Marmaduke features well-coifed bitches in heat, nonstop puns and its very own Mr. Big. Unlike "SATC 2," this one is harmless and, on occasion, mildly witty.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    When Grown Ups star and co-writer Adam Sandler repeatedly slapped Rob Schneider in the face with a dehydrated banana, I was jealous of Schneider, who suffered less than I did getting slapped upside the head by this rotting fruit of a comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    I enjoyed the visual effects used to create some hellish creatures and the amusing nods to "The Exorcist" - cranial rotation, even a spooky staircase. But the movie slips in the last act.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A low-watt, low-wit comedy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Rookie director Sean Kirkpatrick keeps stomping on the drama pedal while blowing the cliché horn, yielding scene after tired scene of predictable developments as the principals keep shoving guns into mouths and screaming obscenities.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    In Vehicle 19, Paul Walker is back behind the wheel again, but this time it’s a rented minivan and the plot is brainless even for a Paul Walker movie. Get ready for “The Slow and the Spurious.”
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Misses everything that made the first one eat into your spine like meningitis.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie takes us on a journey to an ugly, contentious period in our misty, ancient past - all the way back to four months ago, when "Apocalypto" came out.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I have no idea how to blow up a two-page fairy tale into 100 minutes of blockbuster, but frankly I was hoping for more backstory about the titular cape in Red Riding Hood. Thread count? Machine washability?
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Rickman has fun playing a lecherous old bastard of a professor in Nobel Son, a pulpy would-be comic thriller, but the movie doesn't deserve him.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A preposterous supernatural thriller that inexplicably managed to sign up Julianne Moore to star.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The film’s mix of elements of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” and “Bad Santa” is amusing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    There isn't enough plot in this amateurish mope-athon to fill up a half-hour TV show.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    The Hitcher is the Jessica Simpson of psycho killer flicks - cheerfully in touch with its own brainlessness.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Though a bit stiff in the joints and acted by an undistinguished cast amid TV-movie trappings, this low-budget adaptation of Ayn Rand's novel nevertheless contains a fire and a fury that makes it more compelling than the average mass-produced studio item.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that appears to have been shot entirely on leftover sets from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    There’s nothing wrong with being a brainless B-movie, but this one is funless and lackluster, a grinding mess of pulp clichés with dull characters, perfunctory violence and dim plotting.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Can’t somebody come up with a monster that does something more interesting than run at you screaming, “Yeeaaaarrrrgh”?
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Though darker elements loom in the shadows, nothing in this painfully sincere film is remotely affecting; just think of it as “My So-Called Strife.”
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Everybody flirts with everyone else as director John Irvin pours on a level of shopping-mall-gift-shop-kitsch that would shame Wayne Newton.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A few magic rocks and tepid battle scenes do little to inspire interest in the goings-on as Malcolm McDowell and Eric Idle spout villainy and punch lines, respectively.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The transformation of the girls from winsome wisecrackers into whiny bling-obsessed chuckleheads is complete.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    As for Grant, who hasn't been this sharp since "Love Actually" six years ago, he is once again the prime minister of cute comedy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    They go on a biker trip from Cincinnati to the West Coast because they are tired of being bored and would prefer to bore us instead.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The makers of The Spy Next Door should give 50 percent of their profits to James Cameron for ripping off "True Lies." Let's see, what's 50 percent of nothing?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    One of those movies that comes "straight from the heart" - the heart of the hack screenwriter's manual that pushes formulaic structure to cover up a lack of compelling characters, genuine emotion or actual humor.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A comedy that locks up Will Arnett's talent and throws away the key.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Little Fockers may not be the worst, most vulgar, most pathetic and least funny picture of the year. But it's a strong contender for second place behind the picture Brett Favre allegedly sent over his cellphone.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    When they came in to pitch A Thousand Words, no doubt by calling it "Jerry Maguire" meets "Groundhog Day," a studio exec should have raised the palm of rejection and said, "When you stop being sadly derivative and write an original idea that's as good as those two, come back."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    It's trashy and disgusting - and those are the best parts. Mostly it's just an endless, pointless drone with characters like bacteria and dialogue like an untuned radio.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A drippy romance that makes Nicholas Sparks look like Leo Tolstoy.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Even if you overlooked the production values from a 1986 porno and special effects like something your nephew cooked up on his Mac, the movie's "Yay, money!" zingers are just a big bag of sad.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    A feeble dramedy about a Baltimore beauty shop where someone should come in to sweep up the clichés.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Succeeds completely at failure; the unified incompetence of its writing, directing and acting suggest a man who manages to be on fire and drowning at the same time, just as the bus runs him over.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    A buddy comedy that reeks like stale underpants.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    WARNING: Do not take your mom to Georgia Rule unless she's Roseanne Barr. You may expect a three-generational chick flick, but what you get is a child-rape comedy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Watching Robin Williams as a pastor giving premarital counseling to lovebirds John Krasinski and Mandy Moore in License to Wed is like having a laugh chastity belt cinched up tight around your funny bone.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For a noir, the film is way too talky and convoluted, yet for a physics lesson, it's trash.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    When the legend of Elvis is reimagined as a mushy Christian heartwarmer in The Identical, it’s as if “Boogie Nights” is playing in the background while we hear about the life story of Edna, Dirk Diggler’s nice librarian cousin from Idaho.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    For a movie that so strenuously rips off “Ghostbusters” and “Men in Black,” R.I.P.D. manages to come up with fresh new ways of being absolutely terrible.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Actual abduction may be preferable to the movie of the same name, but only if your kidnappers don't torture you by forcing you to watch it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    This film is headed quickly for DVD. In the video store, though, it isn't funny enough to be shelved in the comedy section nor dirty enough to be filed with the smut. It might be useful in propping up a wobbly chair, though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Giving Mrs. Tiger Woods a run for her money as the most humiliated celebrity of the month, Russell Crowe accepts a third-banana role in the laughable weepie Tenderness.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A 2010 movie that could have been made in 1940.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Love Guru is even funnier than "Wayne's World" or "Austin Powers." Not.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    You wouldn't call The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day a taut thriller. More like a fleshy, messy, jangled frenzy of shootouts and much discussion about the mechanics of romantic entanglements that bloom between prison inmates.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A wink of self-awareness might have made this a guilty pleasure; instead it's a howler along the lines of this fall's "Law Abiding Citizen."
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The cheesy techno-thriller The Outsider is a blaring B-movie that doesn’t have much going for it, but it does have an engaging action hero in its leading man, a snarling Cockney badass named Craig Fairbrass.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Imagine “The Graduate” as rewritten by a golden retriever, and you’ll have some inkling of the intelligence level in the rom-com All Relative.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Someday, when gay Americans enjoy full equality, we can all hope their sexuality will finally stop being used as fodder for dopey, hopelessly contrived dramas like I Do.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    Wince-worthy as Guttenberg is, he cannot be accused of being worse than the amateurish direction and the trite script (both by Allie Dvorin) stuffed with insufferable romcom banter and putrid dirty jokes. Some films go straight to video; this one should have bypassed that step and headed for the incinerator.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Someday, The Bounty Hunter and last month’s “Cop Out” will be featured in a cable movie double bill as the two worst 1988 films of 2010.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A Walmart "Wall Street," the hedge-fund drama Supercapitalist is junk merchandise stamped "made in China."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of "Less Than Zero."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At last: Uwe Boll has made his first intentionally funny film.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Even when scary, Murray is somehow funny, too, and he steals the show as always.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Getaway is so bad that what’s most surprising about it is that Nicolas Cage didn’t manage to star in it. But one man can only do so many low-rent projects a year.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A woefully earnest indie about a crime and its aftermath.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Ryan Reynolds isn't around this time - and neither is most of the wit.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    If we can agree on anything in this great divided land of ours, it's this: Mischa Barton can't act.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Parents should take their children to Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil, if only because kids are never too young to learn the important and liberating skill of walking out of a movie and demanding a refund.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    It puts a conservative twist on Michael Moore-ism, with campy stock footage, deadpan humor, mocking musical cues and less-than-ingenuous questions.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Corny action scenes and borderline-hilarious direction by Isaac Florentine mark the film as an obvious straight-to-video item that somehow took a wrong turn into a movie theater.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Old Dogs does to the screen what old dogs do to the carpet. It's unfortunate that only the latter can be taken out and shot.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    Good Luck Chuck, a fungal little sex comedy, doesn't need a review. It needs a tube of ointment and a shot of penicillin.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A dismal rom-com for dudes that makes the average beer commercial look nuanced and plot-heavy.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A kill-a-minute gore-a-thon whose twist is so obvious your grandma Edna will see it coming, Kite never gets off the ground.

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