For 78 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Turner
Lowest review score: 20 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 78
  2. Negative: 3 out of 78
78 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Some will balk at Pinto's passivity, but Trishna again shows Winterbottom to be one of the few directors today who are liberated, rather than constricted, by classic literature.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Though more forgiving than previous Solondz films, Dark Horse is too slight to herald a wholesale change of direction. Yet it's still worth catching, if only for Walken's terrible toupee.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Twists pile as high as corpses before an overcooked ending sends things spiraling into silliness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    2 Days is a sparky, crowd-cheering gem buoyed by Julie Delpy's smart writing and Adam Goldberg's tart whining. Less swoony than Linklater's "Before Sunrise/Sunset," but Delpy nails the relationship humour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Though we'd love to see how Aardman handle Defoe's followup, An Adventure With Communists, this amiable but overstretched diversion is unlikely to spawn a Caribbean franchise.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Saluting both America's national pastime and its oldest working icon, Curve is a solid heart-tugger that plays with a straight bat when it comes to plot, character and message.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    As cozy as a mug of Horlicks inside an electric blanket, Hoffman's film couldn't offend if it tried. Age, however, has yet to wither its veterans' undimmed star appeal.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Forceful and arresting, Ayer's follow-up to "Harsh Times" and "Street Kings" sees him confidently playing to his strengths.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Neatly juxtaposes the beauty of the landscape with the enmities it engenders.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Ambitiously staged and impressively shot, Monsters: Dark Continent makes a bold stab at mounting a franchise but lacks the vision and surprise of its predecessor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    This is not, we’d wager, the film its director intended. Yet it’s worth watching, if only to see Caine and Kingsley together for the first time in 25 years.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    A serious subject receives a simplistic treatment in an ill-conceived thriller in which the emotive (and timely) issue of honour killings becomes just another plot device.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    As implausible as the stars' gleaming choppers.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Liam Neeson cuts a rather sorry figure in what’s less a final flourish for the series than a prolonged death rattle.
    • 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.

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