For 130 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Casablanca
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 130
  2. Negative: 4 out of 130
130 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An outlandish high concept is a recipe for hope and humour in a film that bears viewing more than once.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    The action’s passable and Gillan makes a decent fist of an underwritten character. Otherwise, this Jumanji makeover’s a losing game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Backdraft clichés notwithstanding, this is a stirring fact-based tribute to public servants putting it on the line.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    With it comes admission into a stunning world of majesty and savagery; shame about the overbearing Philip Glass score.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A feel good sequel only marmalade haters could resist.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Tots will enjoy, but there’s no denying the pieces don’t quite click together. Best giant moggy since The Goodies, mind.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Believers will be more interested in what he uncovers than the layman, who will soon identify this ’80s-set adap of Lee Strobel’s book as a tedious sermon that’s preaching to the converted.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Two characters, who you won’t like, insulting each other for two hours. Give it a miss and rewatch Midnight Run instead.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Too solemn to keep us invested in its heroes’ mission or fate.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    An only moderately entertaining threequel that assumes a double dose of Carell will make up for missing Minions. It doesn’t.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Pixar’s least essential franchise gets back on track with a polished but disposable threequel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Madame Bovary meets Thérèse Raquin with a splash of Lady Chatterley in a pared-down drama that packs a real punch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Irish politics made accessible with the help of a playful script, two fine performances and 11 years of hindsight.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum’s elegant mix of voiceover, archive footage and talking heads lets “the female Lawrence of Arabia” largely speak for herself, illuminating the pivotal role she played in shaping today’s Middle East.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A rib-tickling homage to the gumshoe shows of yesteryear, with an endearingly daffy mindset.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Chastain stalks the corridors of power with steely aplomb in Madden’s coolly compelling incursion into House of Cards territory.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A classy ensemble (Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter) supports Jim Broadbent’s amusingly tetchy lead, while youthful flashbacks evoke a mood of romantic yearning.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    André Øvredal (Troll Hunter) ruthlessly ratchets the tension – with no little assistance from Olwen Kelly, conveying menace without moving a muscle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Denzel Washington and Viola Davis excel in a well-crafted drama that’s sure to bring the late August Wilson’s words to a much wider audience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An entertaining, if frenetic, vehicle for Arnett’s Bale-inspired Bats that packs plenty of laughs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Portman’s Oscar-worthy work crowns an unconventional study of an icon, while Mica Levi’s score is sublime.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Neil Smith
    A-list sad-faces abound in a film where absurd concept is rivalled only by banal execution.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Best of all...is the mini-animation fashioned out of Suskind’s Walt-inspired scribblings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Clearly no stranger to John Hughes movies, writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig brings a spiky wit and a warm-hearted, nerd-friendly finale to a comedy that wants for nothing but a little substance.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It’s too brief to convey the intellect and almost mystical ability that underpin Carlsen’s success.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Zootropolis is a witty, creative and entertaining romp with literally endless sequel potential and the biggest collection of four-legged critters this side of Noah.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Early promise proves misleading in a sequel that should be far better than The Da Vinci Code than it actually is.

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