For 71 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Blazing Saddles
Lowest review score: 20 Without a Paddle
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 71
  2. Negative: 1 out of 71
71 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    Gothika never delivers anything more than the occasional, cynically engineered jolt and often drifts close to provoking giggles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A delightfully obscene alternative to the usual Christmas tosh.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Decent belly laughs occur, but they are spread thinly over a prolonged period.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    in the end, Paycheck never quite cashes out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    This story is emblematic of the passion, obsession and solitary poetry of surfing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    Aniston deports herself competently, here showing us nothing she hasn't on Friends, and Bacon is pretty much on autopilot as the company stud but it is Mohr who actually shines, skilfully giving an underwritten role a genuinely deft sense of nobility and charm.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Adam Smith
    Disappointing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    The comparisons are inevitable, so let's get them out of the way. Hero is a better film than "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Smith
    Apart from an irritating plot glitch this is a solidly entertaining ride, more than competently directed and played.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    A deftly directed, superbly acted and occasionally witty biopic which is not afraid to engage with the complexities of its central character.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    It's Bacon's astonishing performance that is a quiet, challenging and ultimately discomfortingly human voice.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    A director who can't decide whether he's aiming for high comedy or gritty noirishness combine to shoot the whole caboodle squarely in the foot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Smith
    Millions, like all kid-powered movies, stands or falls in the first place on the performances of its child actors, and Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon both delight.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Smith
    It’s occasionally sick-funny, but large swathes are unforgivably dull.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Smith
    Sure there are niggles, the most obvious being the length, which could have been reduced by trimming the prison sequences, but in the end this may be his finest moment so far which, by default, puts it in as having a strong claim on the title "best action movie ever made". Really.

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