Russell Smith
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For 107 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Russell Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Affliction
Lowest review score: 0 Material Girls
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 107
  2. Negative: 18 out of 107
107 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Russell Smith
    In this magnificent, profoundly tragic film, Nolte and Coburn each turn in career-best performances as a father and son who embody the ancient, seemingly ineradicable male pathology of violence, retribution, and the slow death of the soul.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    Anyone who can watch this film and deny that the Sex Pistols were one of the four or five most exciting and indelibly brilliant rock groups ever is pumping formaldehyde, not blood, through his veins.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    Fonda brings all of his childhood frustration and angst to the screen in one of the year's most unexpectedly brilliant acting performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    With this artlessly profound and affecting story of love, von Trier emerges as one of those blessed filmmakers who've managed to blend their early stylistic flamboyance with enough human empathy to make their work both visually and emotionally compelling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    For my money the most gloriously, enchantingly trivial play in the Shakespearean canon, A Midsummer Night's Dream may also be the most screwup-proof of the bard's works.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    Just the thing to clear your Capra-glutted holiday movie palate.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    In terms of sheer, unrelenting visual invention, Velvet Goldmine is a wonder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    The stunning vitality and passion of this film arises not only from the high-voltage personalities involved (especially Ali and King) but from the way they galvanized political and ethnic pride among the people of the poor West African nation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Russell Smith
    Thanks largely to the raw bravery and intensity of the two leads' performances, Happy Together takes a quantum leap forward in terms of visceral power.

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