For 70 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
70 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    As much as Nicholas Jarecki’s debut feature simmers, it never quite boils.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A lavishly mounted re-telling that, for all its good intentions and visual wonders, can’t help seeming surplus to requirements.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    James DeMonaco’s blood-splattered thriller begins well before expiring slowly from multiple improbabilities.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Believably charts a girl’s coming of age but is eventually capsized by lurid melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Neatly juxtaposes the beauty of the landscape with the enmities it engenders.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    The results – achieved through small cameras clipped to nets, masts and the crew – will hook some and induce seasickness in others.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Twists pile as high as corpses before an overcooked ending sends things spiraling into silliness.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Fear falls short of fantastic yet it’s a decent effort that, like Pegg’s beard, proves to be something of a grower.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Just as bloody yet much more conventional, 300 #2 offers splashy thrills aplenty but fails to make a watertight case for its own existence. Green, however, ensures it stays afloat.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Director Arnaud des Pallières lends a bleak austerity to the story, but with only one murky battle scene to quicken the blood it’s hardly a recipe for unbridled excitement.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    As implausible as the stars' gleaming choppers.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    To borrow a line Roberts spits at Collins, there's something about Mirror that's incredibly irritating. Fingers crossed Huntsman has more edge.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    "Welcome to rock bottom!" sighs Hasselhoff at one stage, pretty much summing up this textbook exercise in sloppy seconds. Here's hoping the piranhas have a better agent than he does.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    In a summer hardly starved of comic-book properties, this redundant extension of a series that ran out of gas a decade ago doesn't need a neuralyzer to be forgettable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    What [Bekmambetov] doesn't do is offer us any respite from his 3D CGI barrage, an assault on the senses that makes the bullet John Wilkes Booth fired into the real Abe's noggin seem calming by comparison.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    "I'm getting sick of this!" says Sigourney during one of Cold Light's many shoot-outs. Those tempted to give it the benefit of the doubt will swiftly reach the same conclusion.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Affection for the characters will bring fans in. But many will leave wishing the makers of one of the most enjoyable programmes of recent years had left well enough alone.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Pimped, primped and dressed to the nines, Joe Wright's Tols-toy story looks the business. Like a disappointing Christmas present, though, the pleasure quickly evaporates once you remove the shiny paper.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    "What are you going to do?" wails Maggie. "What I do best!" growls Liam. Yet while it's fun to watch him take out the Eurotrash, we've seen him do it better.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Sadly, any hopes Mark Tonderai's US follow-up to 2008's "Hush" could have some "Cabin In The Woods"-style surprises up its sleeve are swiftly dashed as its talented lead is reduced to being just another scantily clad babe getting stalked by a psycho.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Bickering turns to bonding over the course of a predictable affair that only comes to life during a Texan steak-eating contest that has Babs ingest a mountain of meat.