For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Hero
Lowest review score: 20 Without a Paddle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 80
  2. Negative: 2 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Aiming squarely at Carries, Mirandas, Charlottes and Samanthas, How To Be Single is familiar but fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Some plot developments are more convincing than others, but it’s still a compelling drama with an impressive turn from Garfield as well as Shannon and Dern as Garfield’s concerned mother.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A highly enjoyable glance at Gotham's veteran haute couturists.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Likeable leads and the odd good joke makes this romance an amiable time-passer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    This would have been a striking calling card, and it’s still an impressively solid piece of genre filmmaking with great cinematography and score. But there’s not much here of the ambition of Animal Kingdom, leaving Michôd in ‘difficult third movie’ territory. Let’s hope he gets a move on this time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    Disappointingly dull account of a tale desperately in need of a sharper screenplay and some directorial vim. Might as well wait for the Blu-ray, Jules.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A quartet of pitch-perfect performances from a cast uniformly at its career best, together with a director on shockingly mischievous top form, this is a shot of pure, exhilarating cinematic malice. And if nothing else, it contains the most surprising puking sequence since Monsieur Creosote.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Whether you're after a comedy-drama about cancer or a Rogen laugh-fest with added heart, this does a remarkable job of balancing the odds. And the laughter/tears split? Call it 70/30.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Genuinely funny. A life lesson in never prejudging a man just because he's skinning a squirrel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Oh alright, it ain't "Shane." But it is about as much shamelessly disreputable, stylish, ultra-violent fun you're going to have at the movies this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A typically quixotic documentary in which great unknown artists from 35,000 years ago collaborate with one in 2011. Profound, mysterious and utterly absorbing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    With a frustrating format and poor animation, it's still worth it for Franco and the chance to engage with a key work of poetry.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Surely cinema's first Mexican social-realist cannibal horror drama, it's grimly funny and at times horribly effective stuff. Ickily excellent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    An exhilarating fight-flick that, like its scrappy central character, is impossible not to root for.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    Gothika never delivers anything more than the occasional, cynically engineered jolt and often drifts close to provoking giggles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Even for non-Allen fans this has all the appeal of a good story well told and capped with a deliciously vicious little twist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Among the plethora of innocent charms on offer, there's the near perfect script by Zemekis and Bob Gale which not only negotiates its time travel paradoxes with deft, exuberant wit but invests the light-hearted plot machinations with a seasoning note of honest drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    There's the fact that First Blood is a first-rate, taught action thriller.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Halloween remains about as distilled, raw an experience in terror as is ever likely to be committed to celluloid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    In essence, Dark Star has what all great comedy has: a sense of desperation and pathos allied to an abiding humanity which elevates it high above the realm of mere spoof.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    A decent enough little B-movie which delivers some pleasingly weird violence and endless plot reversals. But there’s still a mild sense of pointlessness to the whole thing and the feeling that in different hands it could have been much better.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Jarecki's film brilliantly illustrates the fallibility of memory, the slippery nature of 'facts' and even people's invention of events that may never have taken place.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    The Wicker Man is, more than anything else, a film about what people can do in the name of religion or, more generally, belief. Its power comes not from appeals to the supernatural but from a deep understanding of our own undeniable nature. Horror doesn't get much closer to home than that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Bold, gruesome and melancholic, this Gothic horrorfest offers us much to sink our teeth into: Cruise - who effectively disappears from the screen for half the film's duration - is terrific, Dunst eerily compelling, Banderas hypnotic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    Stone's film could have allowed political voices that are rarely present to get a fair, and critical hearing. Instead he near smooches them to death.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Hill, shooting by night and on location together with his OOP Andrew Laszlo, gives the film dazzling style. New York's oil-slicked streets become a labyrinth lit by pools of reflecting light, both scary and strangely beautiful - grimy realism it isn't. It also manages to humanize the gang-bangers to a surprising extent, illustrating the material and emotional poverty that forces them onto the streets in the first place.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Decent belly laughs occur, but they are spread thinly over a prolonged period.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Stands next to Young Frankenstein as Brooks' best movie, and, of course, boasts the god of all fart gags.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    In seamlessly interweaving top-notch CGI and incredible stuntwork, Cohen has delivered some of the finest auto-action ever put on screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Style over content, sure, but what style.

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