For 1,219 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 Calvary
Lowest review score: 0 Constellation
Score distribution:
1,219 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Gorgeous set pieces thrill the senses, but there is philosophical inquiry as well. "Alien" was, after all, just "Jaws" in space, but Prometheus ponders where evil comes from and how it conquers its makers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Ted
    The surprise of Ted is that it goes for honest Spielbergian wonder, too, and even earns some tears.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Picture Graham Greene crossed with James Bond, with a splash of Sacha Baron Cohen, and you'll start to imagine the nervy talents of Mads Brügger, the fearless Danish filmmaker who has for a second time come up with a stunning, funny, and vital piece of guerilla cinema.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Bouncy vocal rearrangements of pop songs, sparkling choreography and a hilarious script make for a movie that's made to be obsessed over, seen 50 times, quoted as devoutly as such sacred texts as "Heathers" and "Bring It On."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A fantastically entertaining biography.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    McAleer is an expert practitioner of cinematic jujitsu.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Don't let the quiet, indie stylings of The Place Beyond the Pines fool you. This is a big movie with a lot on its mind. Slowly, it unfolds into a kind of epic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Like the paintings of the master, Renoir is beautiful to look at, but it would be a mistake to call the film (or its subject) shallow.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    This exhilarating brain-twister is a nonstop visual, aural and intellectual delight, steeped in movie conventions and yet fizzing with freshness. It’s what happens when film noir goes out to a rave.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A dizzying lowlife saga that’s fast, smart, wicked, sort of ambitious and blazingly ironic. It’s as unpredictable as a Lindsay Lohan drive to the grocery store, as overstuffed as the pictures on Anthony Weiner’s Twitter feed and as hilarious as me on the bench press.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    In other words, this punkish, sleek film about beautiful kids wallowing in purloined Prada could have been written by a grumpy 65-year-old white guy in gabardine, provided he had a sense of irony. The Bling Ring is the bridge between Coppola and Bill O’Reilly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Blue Caprice takes a minimalist, documentary-style approach that proves harrowingly effective.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    There’s an exhilarating sadness to it all that amounts to cinematic poetry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A great big snowy pleasure with an emotionally gripping core, brilliant Broadway-style songs and a crafty plot.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    A good documentary uses judicious editing to make an important addition to your knowledge of a subject, and Mitt does so in a big way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    As for Hoffman, the shambling Everyman naturalism he shows here gives God’s Pocket an added elegiac layer that makes its bitter ironies that much more painful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    I laughed more at Seth MacFarlane’s sendup of ’60s Westerns than I did at all the other comedies I’ve seen this year, combined.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    For two hours of breathless drama, you forget you’re watching actors grunting like chimps and hope two rival civilizations can work together.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Frustrating, at times agonizing, the film is nonetheless dappled with a sad beauty. It’s one of the best documentaries of the year.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    How this thing got made in Hollywood is a mystery, but I laughed at most of it, especially the mean stereotypes about the French and the even meaner stereotype about England's soccer team.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Eva Green...Gaspingly beautiful, wouldn't you say?
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    There's a pleasing tension in the air as their relationship comes to seem like something of a contest: With two women this needy, who will out-crazy the other?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A viral blast of the American Dream. It's "Rocky" with a briefcase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Better than decent. But if Stallone (who wrote and directed the flick) had pulled a few punches to the heart, it could have been truly worthy of that first, glorious movie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Miller is wincingly good at playing up the innocence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    It's an underdog story with teeth.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The doggedness and good will of these men are irresistible as they pick up on the American dream, finding work and even college educations while trying to locate their missing relatives back home.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    German guilt gets a vigorous workout in the penetrating and symbolically important documentary Two or Three Things I Know About Him.

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