For 120 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 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: 44 out of 120
  2. Negative: 4 out of 120
120 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Bobin’s attempt to fill Tim Burton’s shoes generates a lively but ersatz sequel that only truly ticks when Baron Cohen and Bonham Carter are around.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    As crude as the oil it revolves around, Deepwater provides combustible entertainment without leaving the shallows.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Those with fond memories of a gentler era of boy-and-his-insert-critter-here heartwarmers are bound to welcome Dragon’s old-fashioned vibe. But it still feels almost perverse to place all of Weta’s hi-tech wizardry at the disposal of a film so stubbornly, studiously lo-fi.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    There’s an undeniable charm here that, allied with the picturesque locations, results in a nostalgic throwback to a gentler age.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It’s too brief to convey the intellect and almost mystical ability that underpin Carlsen’s success.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Too solemn to keep us invested in its heroes’ mission or fate.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Pixar’s least essential franchise gets back on track with a polished but disposable threequel.

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