For 1,473 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 13.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 American Sniper
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
1473 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The film is shaky as a procedural, and the level of official corruption seems more Moscow than Melbourne. Yet as a fable of power, vengeance and betrayal it exerts a quiet, increasingly wicked pull, equivalent to that of the wrinkly but ruthless grandma.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Sharp little psychological thriller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Director Griffin Dunne's adaptation of Dirk Wittenborn's fiercely personal novel ambles pleasantly through coming-of-age movie territory, then takes a jarring Agatha Christie detour.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The Miyazaki legacy is in good hands.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Any parent who has ever scrambled desperately to find a doll to appease a wailing child as though it were a life-and-death situation will appreciate the wit of this multilayered, dread-soaked chamber piece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Revenge is a dish best served with bullets, high explosives and giant rolling flameballs. In Quantum of Solace, James Bond orders the revenge buffet, deluxe.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A passable French homage to the American crime epic, The Connection has plenty of visual style to go with stock characters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Gives a taste of what it might be like to live inside Mike Tyson's mind.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The movie is an entertaining stroll through a colorful gallery of characters including, in villain mode, former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Hoving. "She knows nothing. I am an expert," huffs Hoving, who is so nasty he might as well be wearing a monocle - making Horton that much more fun to root for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Filled with arch wit, the film is sweet and sorrowful at the same time. Like many indies, it lacks much of a conclusion, though writer-director James C. Strouse shows that simple ideas, ably executed, can make an endearing film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The cheesehead noir Thin Ice presents Greg Kinnear in a role that's almost too easy for him: He's a morally flexible Wisconsin insurance salesman for whom honesty is the least-likely policy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    I’d love to tell you Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is a cinematic masterpiece, and for most of its running time, that’s what I was planning to do. You must see it. But a great movie requires a great ending, and Nocturnal Animals doesn’t have one.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Touching and unexpectedly funny moments (such as McCartney busting out the theme song from “The Monkees”) mingle with highlights from the show for an unusually compelling keepsake from what might well be the last time many of these ’60s rockers perform together.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It's smart, funny, agreeably perverse and simultaneously abrupt and exhausting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The story quietly builds to a rueful and fraught climax in which Campbell Scott does his usual exceptional work
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The film could have been improved if it had been less aggressively limp. But the post-adolescent, pre-adult moodiness is spot on: Everyone's favorite author is a bitter recluse, and the soundtrack heaves with the suicide sounds of Joy Division. Trier's intent is to reproduce a sweet, hazy vision of the agony of youth. Ever so elliptically, he succeeds.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Writer-director Antonio Campos, making excellent use of the queasy rhythms of a percussive musical score, keeps piling up the dread as we wonder just how dangerous Simon can be to the women who keep taking pity on him.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    An intensity of purpose and a patient, suspenseful directing style make the B-movie Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning superior to most of the big-budget action films I've seen lately.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Eva Green...Gaspingly beautiful, wouldn't you say?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A study in intoxicants: drink, drugs, youth and Emily Ratajkowski. All four are potentially dangerous, yet nearly impossible to leave alone.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Jason Statham, possibly the greatest B-movie leading man of this era, stars in a complicated and clever imagining of what might have happened in the mysterious 1971 London bank heist dubbed the "Walkie-Talkie Robbery" - in other words, it was unbelievably high-tech.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Nature films don’t come any more spectacular than the BBC’s One Life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The Avengers is neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. What it expertly is, is whelming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A sickening horror parable disguised as a comedy of mores, the Netherlands’ Borgman is a rarity: a genuinely shocking, upsetting movie.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Poison Friends deftly sketches the fine line - is there one? - between "critic" and "loser."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    I wouldn't want to see five movies like this one each week but it's a cheeky, madcap joyride.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    For its wicked innocence, this is the finest rock movie since "Almost Famous."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A working-class hero of a film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A mashup of Nick Hornby and Martin Scorsese? Why not?

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