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 Calvary
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
1473 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    What happens when several characters' lives intertwine with the maggot-infested corpse of a prostitute in The Dead Girl? A whole lot of crying.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura suffers from many of the same flaws as other anime features — a plodding pace, broad humor, a bland heroine and snarly, one-dimensional villains.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie is neither an affecting romance (Coco even considers marrying Balsan because "I'd achieve social status") nor an inspiring success story. Chanel sold herself to one guy, happened to get customers through him, and took a start-up loan from another lover.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Everything is predictable three scenes in advance, and it's all stale, stuck, stolid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If the jokes in Get Hard were a set of Jeopardy categories, they’d read as follows: Things Will Ferrell Puts Up His Butt, Butt Rape, Shots of Will Ferrell’s Bare Butt and Satirical Comparisons of Violent and Nonviolent Crime Not Excluding Mentions of Balzac.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Slow West certainly lives up to its title: It’s one poky Western, plodding and perambulating and moseying across the 1870 frontier on a grim march to a pointless ending.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Liberal Arts comes to us produced by Josh Radnor. Written by Josh Radnor. Starring Josh Radnor. Josh Radnor is much like Woody Allen, except for the talent.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is, as you'd expect, rubbish, but the word is slightly too kind. The David Fincher film (like the very similar Swedish one - released in the US just last year! - and the book) is not even good rubbish.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    One of the few monster-crocodile movies that simultaneously tries to rip off "Jaws" and "Meet the Press."
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Running and screaming may be essential to a lot of horror movies, but as Blair Witch shows, they’re not scary in themselves. For that, you need the stuff between the running and screaming.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Turistas has mastered the international language: stupidity.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dull, trite thriller.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Only rarely does the film present a genuine insight, such as the observation that many black people loved to dress up in their finest for church because, during the week, they were so often dressed as servants and manual laborers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A comic adventure that suffers from a dearth of both laughs and thrills.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Appalachian mountains get blown up to extract coal in the documentary The Last Mountain, a film in which activists are at least as hot as the TNT.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dopey psychological thriller that combines elements of “The Sixth Sense” with an overbearing sentimentality, The 9th Life of Louis Drax flat-lines from beginning to end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    True, the stars are very good at what they do, but so what?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It's another flick about maps, landmarks and buried treasure that makes "The Da Vinci Code" look like TOLSTOY.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film is Beverly Hills Chihuahua. The audience is the fire hydrant.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Problem: Kidman is the only one in the theater who is turned on. The rest of us are giggling.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    "Dark World” is low-stakes, low-emotion, lowbrow.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I went to a wartime thriller, but then a Poli Sci 101 seminar broke out.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Watching Penn pump iron and denounce capitalism for two hours would be roughly as illuminating as this monotonous Euro-thriller.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Toby is so un-self-aware that his journey seems like mere obtuseness; what the film has to say about youthful degeneracy is less than zero.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A comedy that forgot to install the funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    They should have called it “Star Trek Into Drowsiness.”
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A woefully earnest indie about a crime and its aftermath.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie offers very little that food radicals don't already know.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A serial-killer flick told like an art lecture, Anamorph manages to be gruesome yet dull.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Can a series of irritating events make a movie? Yes, but an irritating one: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its promise to be a wry commentary on the savagery of office politics, The Belko Experiment is more like an experiment in how many cracked-open skulls can be crammed into one movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For a 99 percenter movie, then, Elysium is kind of a head-scratcher. It throws away its best opportunity for drama. It’s as if Han and Leia parked on the Death Star and started asking, “How much is a two-bedroom around here?”
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Misses everything that made the first one eat into your spine like meningitis.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This future looks awfully passé: The stimulus didn't work out. Neither did 1917 Russia.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I've seen a lot of rip-offs of "The Truman Show" and a lot of rip-offs of "Scream." I guess I have to give credit to The Cabin in the Woods for ripping off both at once.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It'll be a real miracle if anyone manages to stay awake throughout this extravagantly dull film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The men who made The Guardian strive to be the averagest of the average - and don't quite succeed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The shtick movie Paranormal Activity 3 is the horror equivalent of vaudeville comedy: a little patter, a little pie in the face, repeat.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that features Wahlberg suggesting everyone try to outrun the wind can barely be watched once.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The considerable talents of Banks make the movie bearable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Jon Stewart’s filmmaking debut Rosewater has much in common with “The Daily Show” — it’s blaringly obvious, it’s naive, it plays to the cheap seats and it’s enamored with cheap jokes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Argentina’s noir Everybody Has a Plan is as sludgy as the river delta in which it takes place.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A suspenseless rehash.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The story of a guy who never goes anywhere or does anything. Until he goes everywhere and does everything, but he might as well have stayed home.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Real Steel is to action what the Anthony Weiner habit was to sex: It's so virtual, so distant from the thrill, that you wonder what the point is. Do you really want to pay to watch an actor playing a kid who in turn plays what amounts to a video game?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Much has been made of the fact that Promised Land was partly funded by the enemies of our domestic gas industry - the foreign oil nabobs in the United Arab Emirates. But the film gets so cheesy that I suspect it was also secretly funded by Velveeta.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Combines a sketch-comedy premise with pacing like a philosophy seminar.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A cinematic listicle of misleading economic talking points.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Che
    You can't spell cliché without Che. And as I endured this mad dream directed - or perhaps committed - by Steven Soderbergh, I wondered where I'd seen it all before. The booted stomping through the greensward, the jungly target shooting? It's a remake of Woody Allen's "Bananas," right?
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    This movie is basically “Spinal Tap” minus the jokes. Two of the band members have the word “Metallica” emblazoned on their clothing. Metallica — it’s the band that has to remind fans whom they’re watching!
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Treading the same halls as “Kick-Ass” and “Kingsman,” Barely Lethal imagines an academy of teen assassins. Life there is deadly, but not as scary as high school.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Two dull people have a dull love affair in Summertime, a French drama that drags on like an August afternoon.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Turn the River lacks almost everything Eigeman has as a performer: charisma, wit and snappy delivery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The tone of The Playroom is one of soppy moroseness. This imitation “Ice Storm” is as refreshing as a step into a puddle of slush.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The finest 1947 boxing picture of 2015 is here: Southpaw, a film that’s gruntingly insistent on its clichés.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It feels as shopworn as a dusty VHS tape of "Less Than Zero."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The teen movie The Spectacular Now begins like “Say Anything” but soon turns into “Drink Anything.”
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It contains no poetry. It simply conjures up a horrible feeling -- and then sits back awaiting congratulation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    There’s a fine horror film inside Tusk, but it’s only 20 minutes long. The rest is just blubber.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It raises tangled questions about whether it is better to live humiliated or arm yourself, yet for the most part it's dramatically inert, talky and directionless, and it ends quietly without saying much of anything.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Picture "Fargo" played with no sense of comedy, and you'll get some idea of the absurdity of this drunken floozy, clicking and wobbling on high heels, often with bits of her anatomy hanging out, trying to pull off the perfect crime.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If it has a genius for anything, it’s disorganization: What promised to be a Super Bowl of villainy turned out more like toddler playtime.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As bland as the Kenny G-style smooth jazz its hero listens to in moments of distress.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If you're wondering why this movie must stretch past two hours, it's because it takes that long to read every item in the cliché dictionary.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Jacques Rivette's film is full of painstaking historical detail, but the behavior of the two nonlovers is mired in inaction and emotionally incomprehensible.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Can’t somebody come up with a monster that does something more interesting than run at you screaming, “Yeeaaaarrrrgh”?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Situations get increasingly ridiculous, and none of the characters ever seems like anything but a screenwriter's sketch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Let’s say you wanted to have another go at “Red Dawn” but you think more like Redford. Voilà: You’d have The East, a cockamamie valentine to eco-terrorism.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In Pay the Ghost, Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction, but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie has the feel of a weary business trip.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    DiCaprio and Connelly give off the sexual tension of pickled herring.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Inherent Vice, meandering even by Anderson’s standards, is easily the worst of his movies, a soporific 2½-hour endurance test.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie is trying to do far too much and doesn't do anything well. "Ambitious" isn't the word here; "random" is more like it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The villains are all wrong, the motivations are muddy, even the gadgetry is off. And the swaggering genius at the center of it all has become a preening fool.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Less a movie than a checklist of indiecinema clichés. Youth on a journey of self-discovery? Got it. Dead mom? Uh-huh. Wounded and entitled when it’s trying to be soulful, plotless, laden with indie rock and entirely overhyped at Sundance? Checkarooney.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its outré set pieces it never rises above the level of pretentious trash.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The script suffers from blandness and aimlessness.
    • 45 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.”
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Just Before I Go is a “Garden State” retread in which filthy jokes gradually cede ground to sentimental slush.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A great writer deserves a more penetrating and inquisitive documentary: Reverence is not the path to understanding.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It sounds like it was written by the star pupils at the Cameron Academy of Screenwriting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Satire is merciless; it demands that mocker be superior to mockee.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Banal at the beginning and preposterous at the close, the British horror film Kill List jumbles together wildly incongruous ingredients to create a dramatic mush.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A movie that appears to have been shot entirely on leftover sets from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Less enjoyable than making a baby but more enjoyable than raising one, the animated feature Storks delivers a bouncing bundle of blah.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Both Adam and the stakes are so low, it’s like watching 100 minutes of a slug trying to crawl over a twig.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Elstree 1976 is an amazing experience. I’m shocked that a documentary revisiting the making of “Star Wars” could be this boring.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For John Cusack in Cell, the bad news is that his phone just ran out of juice. The good news, sort of, is that those who are on their phones were just attacked by a piercing signal that turned them into flesh-munching zombies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If the makers of Trolls must keep going, I won’t be present for the next entry unless it’s “Trolls Meet Smurfs.” With chainsaws. In the Thunderdome.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Things are so dull, rote and humorless that when signboards in a European scene read "Mondiale Grand Prix," I at first thought they said "Mondale Grand Prix," which sounds like an unwanted award this movie could easily win.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It all leads nowhere. There are pull-the-rug-out endings, and then there are pull-the-floor-out endings. The Escapist leaves you standing on nothing, like Wile E. Coyote, wondering why you bothered to come this far.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For a noir, the film is way too talky and convoluted, yet for a physics lesson, it's trash.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Their '50s-style comedy mugging not only don't come across to Americans, it's hard to believe even New Zealanders would care.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Cop Car is an instance of what happens when an airy indie filmmaker tries to “do genre” and winds up being as convincing as John Kerry putting down his demitasse and dressing up in hunting gear.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Matthew Broderick graduates from "boyish" and lurches straight into "curmudgeonly" in the would-be indie heartwarmer Wonderful World.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A cheap exploitation picture wrapped in miles and miles of stale would-be Oscar scenes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Not every movie can come from the heart: This one is from the crotch. But what’s left for the sequel? Maybe it’ll feature Mark and Denzel sporting matching leather codpieces or giving each other bikini waxes. We can only hope.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Has the aroma of an autobiographical confession by someone for whom life hasn’t been overly difficult.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The movie independently bungles everything it tries, like a Central Park busker who simultaneously sucks at juggling, harmonica playing and skateboarding.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    CHOKE tries to be dirty but manages merely to be dingy.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Sure to be a favorite with racists, Beasts of No Nation sheds no light whatsoever on Africa’s civil wars but turns its gaze on black people brutalizing one another with machetes, howitzers, rifles and anything else that comes to hand. I picture Calvin Candie, the plantation owner in “Django Unchained,” yelling, “Yeah! Git ’em!”
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    As portrayed by Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky weren't exactly Rhett & Scarlett.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A slow train to Dullsville that makes all local stops. You know a film is in trouble if the most interesting thing in it is the luggage.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Ryan Reynolds isn't around this time - and neither is most of the wit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The girl kept talking and strategizing as heavy string music played on the soundtrack. This was doubly weird because: a) it made me feel like the bad guy; and b) life doesn’t normally have a soundtrack. Somehow the bitch got hold of a flare gun. Ever had a flare gun fired into your hide? Unpleasant.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The Concert is an art-house trap, the cinematic equivalent of one of those salads that turns out to have more calories than a Big Mac. And for the same reason: gobs of thick, sweet dressing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    An occasionally revealing glimpse inside the mind of Chapman before, during and after the assassination.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Despising the British upper class is so utterly common, as we see in The Riot Club, a farcically heavy-handed attempted satiric takedown of an elite group of Oxford students.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I’m probably more intrigued than 99.3 percent of the American public by the idea of deconstructing the hidden symbols in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” but the theories proposed in the doc Room 237 aren’t eye-opening. They’re laughable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Even I realize that other people's babies are boring. So is Babies.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A 12th-grade "Sixth Sense" with a third-rate plot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The only possible interest the movie will inspire in anyone comes when Paltrow flashes a breast toward the end, far too late to pump any excitement into an aggressively boring film that gurgles with self-indulgence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    No, this film by director/co-writer Gillian Robespierre just isn’t funny, and the mismatched leads aren’t even interesting together.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It’s kind of cute but mostly just awkward, somewhere between watching bros who slept through French class trying to work their game in Nice and endless CBS sitcoms about nutty guys ruled by exasperated, boring women.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Made to win awards, and I'm here to present it with one: the Cliché of the Year honors, otherwise known as the Hackney.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The film as a whole goes from intriguing to irritating.
    • 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."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Dopey as the film is on a plot level, it’s equally vapid in its psychology.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Goldblum's wobbly German accent and the staginess of the script doom this effort by Paul Schrader ("American Gigolo").
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I don't think he (Apatow) did enough research on his topic. Because no one could be as whiny, spoiled, tasteless, combative and reliant on annoying stand-up comedy riffs as the entire cast of this film, the most disappointing one of the year.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    not so much a movie as an "act," one that belongs at a club called Shenanigans or maybe Chuckleheads.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Every Little Step shows only this: It hurts to flunk an audition, and it's nice to get hired. Everything it has to say about Broadway was said better in Bob Fosse's movie "All That Jazz" -- in its opening five minutes.
    • 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."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Better than most Martin Lawrence movies - much as strep throat is better than malaria.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Fake documentaries annoy me — why not put in the effort and deliver the real thing? — and this one is not only aimless and stiff, it also rings false.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In “Raging Bull” and “The King of Comedy,” Robert De Niro did stand-up comedy badly. In The Comedian he does it badly again — there’s that same air of menace and gracelessness — but this time the movie want us to think he’s brilliant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Nothing But the Truth is like listening to the fourth-best debater in middle school present a term paper called "Politics, Power and the Media."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Shot through with ’60s London energy, illuminating on several fronts and featuring bits of many great Who tracks, the film is nevertheless a mess that should be taught in film schools to illustrate how not to edit a documentary.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Finish your popcorn early if you’re going to The Green Inferno, and save the bucket to barf in.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Some ideas are auto-stolen (from Coupland's last novel, "JPod"), but those quirky atmospherics aren't enough to sustain a largely plotless film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A 2010 movie that could have been made in 1940.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dull yet contrived drama.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The undercaffeinated middle of the film consists of dopey twists, slow-burning gazes and dialogue that aims for “heartfelt” but comes out “unfortunate.”
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The transformation of the girls from winsome wisecrackers into whiny bling-obsessed chuckleheads is complete.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At least there is a happy ending — DeChristopher, for wasting the government’s resources, properly served 21 months in federal prison. Now, he has moved on to Harvard Divinity School, where his sanctimony will serve him well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Like its subject, a lawsuit that is expected to go on for another 10 years, Crude has no ending. This is the perfect ending for this Goliath versus Goliath documentary about powerful personal-injury lawyers taking on a powerful corporation.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A formula flick that should have tapped out in the script stage.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The film is an exposé only of a filmmaker's senseless contempt for the military.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I'll grant that the film has many layers. All of them are terrible.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Imagine “Moby-Dick” rewritten in crayon, and you’ll get the idea.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Vanessa Redgrave spends Evening dying, and so does Evening.
    • 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."
    • 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."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A self-serving remark on the part of the filmmakers, who place only the tiniest fig leaf of a story on a panoramic canvas of the gory, gross and repellent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Shouldn’t Moore run his yellow crime-scene tape around the White House instead of Wall Street? Anyway, President Obama said this month that in cases where the government has fully sold its TARP bank holdings, it has gotten back its money plus 17 percent. Damn those capitalist barons, breaking into our treasury and filling it with their filthy money.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At the end of it all comes McKay’s big angry harrumph about the meaning of the crisis — a sign of failed, frustrated satire. If you can make your message clear through comedy, there’s no need to say, “Here’s my moral.” A funnyman can’t afford to get caught wagging his finger.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Stiller’s one good idea is turning things over to Will Ferrell, who does some amusingly demented things while haranguing Anna Wintour and Tommy Hilfiger and is probably funnier in his sleep than Stiller is at his best.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Trite and vulgar boxing flick.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Say hello to my leetle dagger! Shakespeare meets "Scarface" in an Aussie adaptation of "Macbeth" gone gangsta.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This movie is resolute about being as homey and obvious as it can possibly be. Somewhere, Norman Rockwell is thinking, “Sheesh, even I was edgier than this.”
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I’d like to take back all those times I said Nicolas Cage was one of the most annoying actors on film. It turns out he’s equally terrible when he’s only on the soundtrack. And yet Cage is the least of the problems with The Croods.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This whole movie is pretty much a mental colon blow.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A 42-minute TV soap has more story than this limp and familiar tale of domestic woe.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Transporter Refueled is a story of bodies: sleek, curvy, luscious bodies, purring for action and ready to let you do anything to them. They’re hotties, these Audis.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Painful, misshapen and a little gross. It's an enlarged prostate of a movie.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Larry the Cable Guy channels both Moe and Curly in the Three Stooges-go-to-war comedy Delta Farce.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The real mystery is this: Even if you find this guerrilla art project utterly fascinating, why would anyone bother to release an incomplete film about it?
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A searing, penetrating look inside schizophrenia is exactly what Enter the Dangerous Mind isn’t.
    • 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?
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This is a horror movie that’s really a supposed comedy; she’s (Lohan) a supposed comedy actress who’s actually scary.
    • 54 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A dull drama about domestic squabbling that hopes to be mistaken for a thriller.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A horror-comedy that takes a weak premise (do high school boys even go scouting anymore?) and barely uses it, anyway.
    • 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.”
    • 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!"
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Your average episode of “Days of Our Lives” is less soapy (and performed with more restraint).
    • 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."
    • 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
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A contrived comedy that could have made an especially weak episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dystopia’s supposed to be worse than what’s in the papers, fellas. Try to keep up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Almost without exception, the men are either sickening deviants or wise mentors while the ladies tend to be kickboxing hipsters or victims of sexual abuse (many are both).
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Lord works in mysterious ways but Persecuted works in blundering, obvious ways, straining a Christianity-under-attack theme through a dopey thriller.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A depressing and tedious movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Tired? This series is as exhausted as Shrek after a day of baby wrangling and diaper changing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A weird mash-up of disaster, horror and dystopia genre pictures, Aftershock fails to make the Earth move.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Even for a mumblecore film, Computer Chess is weak stuff, a punitively dull chunk of quirk that is about, and feels like, being stuck in a motel with a gaggle of programming nerds for a weekend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    To compete with the quintessence of nullity that is Sofia Coppola's insufferable Somewhere, imagine a film called "Wanna See Me Crack My Knuckles?" or possibly "Let's Learn How Long It Takes This Shallow Dish of Liquid To Evaporate."
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Like one of those five-minute featurettes on star athletes deployed to soak up time on the pregame show -- expanded to a paralytic length.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    There may be a lot left to say about Hurricane Katrina, but if so, I'm Carolyn Parker doesn't say it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The script is blaring and obvious at all times, and in his second directorial effort, David Schwimmer doesn't have a clue how dull it is for the audience to endure scene after scene of anguish, crying and screaming matches
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Even at a cramped and frenetic 82 minutes, the movie feels long. That’s what happens when the audience can guess everything that’s going to happen in advance.
    • 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.”
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Viola Davis lets her Charles Bronson flag fly in Lila and Eve, a ludicrous revenge thriller that should have been called, “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.”
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Their conversation is so insipid that watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what makes them tick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A pointless drama that trafficks in cliché.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Stakes aren't the only problem with this sloppy thriller, which combines careening images with turgid storytelling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    If Swedish villains are this dumb, put me on the next plane to Stockholm. Just don't make me watch these idiotic movies on the flight.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I was searching for a metaphor to capture the experience of watching The Night Before when a character fell backward into a dumpster full of garbage bags. Thanks, guys!
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Biehn has appeared in dozens of B-movies and evidently had no greater ambition than to come up with a grindhouse movie full of sex, gore and cheap thrills, but there is far too little of any of these to maintain interest in a straight-on story that reserves its only surprise for the final 30 seconds.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A dull, listless, derivative chunk of celluloid lacking any spark or even basic storytelling ability.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At last: Uwe Boll has made his first intentionally funny film.
    • 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.
    • 33 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    I think I’d rather have the waterboarding than the movie’s bromides about how we’re all victims and hate must end.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    What's Spanglish for "oy"?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This boring, torpid movie notices its own flaws and unwisely underlines 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 2 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Cheesier than a Kraft Singles truck but half as subtle, Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is an attack on all things Democratic whose many valid points get buried under bluster
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The climate-change documentary Time To Choose makes the disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” look like a model of judiciousness and restraint.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Plays like an unintentional mashup of “Being There” and “Elf.”
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Clive Owen stumbles around the scenery doing unfortunate drunken-writer shtick in Words and Pictures, a formula movie whose script is yet more unfortunate.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Neil Jordan’s Byzantium dares to rework “Twilight” with twice the teen moping and Robert Pattinson replaced by a guy with the sexual magnetism of a sickly Ron Weasley.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The movie left me amazed — amazed that Nicolas Cage wasn’t in it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This pointless study of a witless character is a sad waste of Law’s talents. The more zestily he delivers Dom’s profane tirades, the more you wish Shepard gave us a reason to care about this lout.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dull and dreary prequel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    At the end, as I stumbled back onto the street as disoriented and grateful as a released POW, I thought I'd need a calendar to calculate the length of time I'd been away.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Del Toro overdoes the anguish to the point of looking like he’s playing advanced constipation, and the film, by France’s Arnaud Desplechin, gets stuck in an endless series of therapy scenes built around cheesy re-enactments of Jimmy P’s dreams.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Kill the Messenger tries to be the “JFK” of crack, but offers only shrill self-righteousness to answer the crazed energy of Oliver Stone’s masterpiece of deceit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Great actors make the craft look easy. In the Paris Hilton comedy The Hottie and the Nottie, acting looks very, very difficult.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    It’s all as pointless as the asthma inhaler with which one character treats his advanced lung cancer.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Halfway through, the jokes stop - the laughs never began - and give way to a tiresome thriller.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    There isn't enough revealing material in the tedious documentary Jimmy Carter Man From Plains to sustain an 800-word magazine profile, let alone a two-hour film.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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