For 79 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Mr. Turner
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 79
  2. Negative: 3 out of 79
79 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    “That was exciting!” says Willis after he and Courtney survive a 20-storey leap through a plate glass window. “Want to go again?” Frankly, Bruce, we’re fine to leave it here.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    The doltish, messy and frequently incoherent result bears all the hallmarks of a botched and compromised endeavour.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Can’t decide if it’s a broad farce or a poignant portrait. Small wonder then, that it falls short on both counts, failing to earn either Bridesmaids-sized laughs or nods of recognition.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    The final showdown whisks up the requisite excitement, but the open-ended coda feels like an optimistic throw of the dice from the franchise showing meagre signs of Harry Potter longevity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Potts does the singing himself, but that doesn’t stop Justin Zackham’s (The Big Wedding) contrived script from sounding bum notes throughout.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Though it’s good to see Michelle Pfeiffer married to the mob again, she alone can’t redeem a lumbering farce that takes an unpleasantly sadistic glee in violence, murder and intimidation.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    It’s left to the leads to keep us engaged, a tall order given their film’s old-fashioned, fusty feel.
    • 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.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 20 Neil Smith
    That every jibe lands woefully wide is no surprise, though we’ll give leading lady Ashley Tisdale credit for giving her all to a film that mercifully won’t be around long enough to do any lasting damage to her post-High School Musical career.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Neil Smith
    The Big Wedding isn’t telling a story so much as selling a lifestyle – one that, rather like Heigl’s morning sickness, makes you want to vomit.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Neil Smith
    It’s the same sappy drivel as before.

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