Russell Scott Smith
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For 20 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Russell Scott Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 75 Mail Order Wife
Lowest review score: 0 In Satmar Custody
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
20 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    A mystery that isn't suspenseful so much as realistic, in which the detective's motivation is understandable and the story moves the way life does, instead of as a thrill ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    All the pieces converge in a powerful rush during the second half.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    A remarkably smart and weird film, even if it's sad and sometimes difficult to watch, with jokes designed to make you cringe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    Looking at the art and listening to the music is wonderful just on its own, but hanging out with Hockney is also a treat. He's a delightful companion.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    A moving documentary about poetry inspired by combat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    Then everything went wrong, thanks to Middle East politics -- as the moving documentary Raging Dove shows.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    "Trainspotting" redux.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    There are no end of tear-jerking moments in Perlasca, a well-made and heart-rending Italian "Schindler's List."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    A goofy, low-budget, predictable and totally entertaining Z-grade splatter-comedy, which deserves a long life (or, should we say, undeath) on the college midnight-movie circuit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Russell Scott Smith
    The story is fascinating, infuriating and even laugh-out-loud funny at times.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Russell Scott Smith
    This is ultimately a sunny movie full of likable characters.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Russell Scott Smith
    Engaging, if sometimes obvious.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Russell Scott Smith
    An admirably realistic portrait of police life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Russell Scott Smith
    It's ultimately a shallow effort.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Russell Scott Smith
    There's a story here, but the film doesn't tell it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Russell Scott Smith
    Isn't a total loss, but neither does it have the charm of "The Full Monty" or other feel-good indie Brit flicks it emulates.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Russell Scott Smith
    Offers plenty of fun, nostalgic footage of 1950s pro lady wrestlers kicking butt.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Russell Scott Smith
    Sometimes beautiful to look at but ultimately too poetic for its own good.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Russell Scott Smith
    Unless you're already into this stuff, it'll be hard to stay awake through the documentary, which was made on a low budget with technical values that are decidedly amateurish.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Russell Scott Smith
    Infuriating, but not for the reason filmmakers want it to be.