For 107 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Skyfall
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 107
  2. Negative: 4 out of 107
107 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    It's perfectly possible to like the title character of Lauren Greenfield's documentary – Jackie Siegel – while detesting everything she represents: grotesque financial inequality, jaw-dropping ignorance and appalling bad taste.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An entertaining, if frenetic, vehicle for Arnett’s Bale-inspired Bats that packs plenty of laughs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    This is a Shyamalan movie through and through. And it’s his best in some time, thanks to a magnetic McAvoy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Charming, poignant and often very funny, Baumbach and Gerwig’s latest collaboration is a joyous portrait of an unformed personality that should strike chords of recognition in all who watch it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Portman’s Oscar-worthy work crowns an unconventional study of an icon, while Mica Levi’s score is sublime.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    No
    “We have to find a product that’s appealing to people!” says Garcia Bernal at one point. And that’s just what Larraín’s created with this Latin spin on "Mad Men."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Stirring and striking, Hooper's epic musical won't be wanting for awards and plaudits. Danny Cohen's cinematography is stunning and Hathaway's Oscar is guaranteed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Tamer than the book and not as funny, this is Salmon filleted. But McGregor and Blunt make fetching lovebirds, while Kristin Scott Thomas is off the scale in a rare comic outing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It's a must see for fans of roar footage.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Washington and Wahlberg are an effective double act in an intermittently exciting thriller with more twists than it needs. We’d love to see them partnered again, though perhaps as characters.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Believably charts a girl’s coming of age but is eventually capsized by lurid melodrama.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    James DeMonaco’s blood-splattered thriller begins well before expiring slowly from multiple improbabilities.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A solid outing for a re-Bourne hero that could, with a few key tweaks, generate another round of vehicles for the Clancy cash cow.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It doesn’t exactly soar and the lack of levity grates, yet the Spooks movie still delivers some appealingly old-school mayhem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    As much as Nicholas Jarecki’s debut feature simmers, it never quite boils.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Jordan’s apparent resolve to make an anti-Twilight unfortunately results in a movie that, if not for a fistful of moments of shock, style and excess, would be as drained of colour and tension as Ronan’s victims are of hemoglobin.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    For all its attempts to expand the original’s ensemble and embellish its themes, Dory is cod in batter beside Nemo’s smoked salmon. But still tasty.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Assured if not inspired, Legacy keeps the Bourne engine ticking over without reaching top gear. The action's accomplished and Renner's fine. Without Matt Damon, however, it feels like a placeholder.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Rob Lowe provides colour as a Southern-accented sleazeball, while the Free Willy finale has enough vehicular mayhem to excuse its dodgy FX.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Fun when Jones is around, dull when he's not, it's all just a little bit of history repeating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Despite being as garish and manufactured as Perry's multi-coloured hair-don'ts, Part Of Me deserves kudos for allowing an element of unpredictability to intrude upon its tween exploitation and sugary vulgarity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Pixar falls back on the tried and tested in an entertaining caper that will be a surefire kid pleaser this summer. Old favourites are always welcome, but it would have been nice to see some more new ideas too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    The most inventive sequence has Larry and Teddy plunge into an MC Escher painting, an interlude so dazzling you can almost overlook the weeing monkey.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Bobin’s attempt to fill Tim Burton’s shoes generates a lively but ersatz sequel that only truly ticks when Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter are around.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Veteran French actor Bouquet brings a lifetime of experience to his arthritic old master, though, while the frequently unclad Theret captivates and exasperates in equal measure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    As crude as the oil it revolves around, Deepwater provides combustible entertainment without leaving the shallows.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Longer than OHF and just as daft, WHD makes for a more entertaining watch before succumbing to the same bombastic overkill.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It’s a step up from the garbled silliness of Wolverine’s first solo outing. Unlike Origins, the storytelling is more sharply focused here, ignited by flashes of stylised superheroism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    For all his noble intentions, though, Crocodile Gennadiy sure loves the limelight, forcing us to speculate whether he works for God’s glory or his own.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Jaden Smith takes centre stage in a futuristic rites of passager that plays like an extended episode of The Twilight Zone. Although "Oblivion" narrowly remains this summer’s better ruined-Earth actioner.

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