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 Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar
Score distribution:
1,127 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The movie is just a situation salad, at least until the end, when things start to pull together a bit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    As frightening as it intends to be, but not enjoyably so.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    An interesting failure, not a fascinating one.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The insult comedy is sometimes brilliant.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Destined to enchant the slumber parties.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Struggles to maintain a sober, evenhanded tone about an utterly ridiculous story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Good grindhouse fun until a last act that's like a meeting of a psychoanalysts' convention.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The atmosphere is convincing - there is an "Eight Mile" desperation to Raya's plight - but nothing makes sense.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A chilling pulp movie told with a pavement-eye view of the dregs of humanity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The doctors and nurses who care for America's wounded troops on the battlefield and in hospitals get their due in Fighting for Life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Arch, wry and dry, with its exquisite wallpaper and impeccably blocked fedoras, Married Life is bracingly malicious noir for a while, a sort of gray-flannel-suit take on the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple." Every character seems morally capable of anything.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The script depends heavily on familiar stand-up comedy bits, but it's full of sharp wisecracks and slacker charm.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Suggestion: When making a film called Run Fat Boy Run, how about hiring a fat boy?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A wet, red chunk of pulp that knows what it is and doesn't care.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It's good-natured myth-making cut into kid-size pieces.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The movie has enough big-city wickedness and merry cruelty to keep things skittering unpredictably.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Despite all of the hideous critters Hellboy encounters, there is a hint that things are considerably weirder elsewhere.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The film is well shot and edited, backed with a bouncy hip-hop soundtrack and full of pep.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It may be impossible to make an uninteresting documentary about Hunter S. Thompson, but is it unfair to ask Gonzo for more Hunter and less Jimmy Carter?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    As familiar as the costumes and decoration are, the conflicts are unsettlingly vivid and strange.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Its characters are likable enough to settle in with for a pleasant hour and a half.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Yet what makes this movie is the digital effects. It's got all the heart of a demolition derby.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    It has a dogged all-night charm and a sense of who its audience is.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The film has enough funny lines and weird situations - some comedy business with a sex chair lovingly constructed by the Clooney character is the highlight - that it could age into a cult film like "The Big Lebowski."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    Lakeview Terrace holds your interest, though the bad faith on all sides makes it something of an endurance test.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A decent football movie, just about good enough to be the 40th best episode of "Friday Night Lights" . . . which has aired 39 episodes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    I kept hoping the meaning would click into place, but it never quite did.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    For a kiddie adventure, the movie, based on the Jeanne DuPrau book, has a pleasingly moody, eerie quality.