For 69 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Skyfall
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 69
  2. Negative: 3 out of 69
69 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 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
    As much as Nicholas Jarecki’s debut feature simmers, it never quite boils.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    James DeMonaco’s blood-splattered thriller begins well before expiring slowly from multiple improbabilities.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Believably charts a girl’s coming of age but is eventually capsized by lurid melodrama.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Neatly juxtaposes the beauty of the landscape with the enmities it engenders.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    The doltish, messy and frequently incoherent result bears all the hallmarks of a botched and compromised endeavour.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    As implausible as the stars' gleaming choppers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.