For 72 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Skyfall
Lowest review score: 20 The Big Wedding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 72
  2. Negative: 3 out of 72
72 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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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