For 161 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Anna Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Lowest review score: 20 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 161
  2. Negative: 5 out of 161
161 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    Diop tackles serious issues in the framework of a touching and romantic drama with intriguing sways into genre territory, leaving the viewer much like Ada: a little confused, but oddly bewitched.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    While Meg Wolitzer’s source novel is written in Joan’s voice, The Wife resists narration and allows Joan to internalize her feelings, ranging from affection, concern and duty to bitterness and rage. It’s a smart move.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    It’s quietly absorbing and fitfully shocking as we experience the sights, sounds and smells of the streets where a one-year-old child can wander around alone without anyone stopping to wonder why.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    While this has its pleasures, it feels more like a doc you’d watch on terrestrial TV rather than seek out in the cinema.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    As ever with this filmmaker, symmetry is a hallmark, though both visually and narratively, this busy film lacks the serenity and jaw-dropping beauty of The Grand Budapest Hotel. Nor is Isle of Dogs as well-rounded and satisfying as Fantastic Mr. Fox. But as its curious canine cousin, it’s a movie that Anderson fans won't want to miss—as if they could anyway.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    It’s well performed and a periodically fascinating study of Bradford’s seedy underbelly that’s rarely seen on film
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Don’t expect Austen-style humour, though: ultimately, you may be frustrated by a narrative that punishes its pleasant protagonist so thoroughly. But credit to Brizé and crew for an impressive piece of filmmaking with a refreshingly contemporary approach.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    A charming animation with funny — if samey — moments and a quality voice cast.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    At 134 minutes, the film may seem challengingly long, but the strength of its ensemble cast and unusually evolving narrative results in a satisfying watch that’s reminiscent of tucking in with an engrossing book.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    If it's all a little too crowded with characters, Branagh’s pacy direction keeps the story zip along to a conclusion that’s tense even if you remember whodunnit.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    More time could have been spent developing the bond between the men, but ultimately this is quite gripping: a weepie bromance. You don’t see one of those every day.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Anna Smith
    Geostorm is a watery blend of Armageddon and 24, with enough action to entertain on a basic level. It’ll probably be most appealing to scientists looking for a good laugh.
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    • 60 Anna Smith
    Tonally, it might feel a bit like a ’70s Disney movie, but visually, it’s absolutely up to the minute.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Macdonald, playing an outsider with wisdom, is by far the most sympathetic character; the movie has plenty to say about the parenting traditions of the wealthy, not much of it favorable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    It’s slightly frustrating that Winslet’s character Alex is nearly always the one who needs looking after, but the chemistry between them is good, the suspense sufficient and the ending gives you a gentle tug on the heartstrings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    It’s a fun setup with a rousing finale that broadly compensates for a baggy middle section (at two hours, the film seems a little too long).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Anna Smith
    There’s plenty of action—and laughs here and there—but when a repeated cameo from Elton John is the best thing in a movie like this, you know you’re in trouble.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Anna Smith
    This gets an extra point for an exciting action finale, but loses several for a hero who may try your patience well before then.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    Director Jung Byung-gil (‘Confessions of Murder’) combines a familiar but fun story with slick combat action, whether it’s in dark streets, seedy clubs or underwater.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Anna Smith
    Home Again is too superficial to maintain tension as a character-driven drama, and not funny enough to overcome an aimless plot and confused tone.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Liman mines the story for familiar but fun comedy...though it never reaches the comedic heights of rise-and-fall classics such as Goodfellas or The Wolf of Wall Street.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    The tone balances realism and optimism with the accent on the latter; ultimately Patti Cake$ has the kind of uplifting, defiant-misfit mood that’s easy to compare with fellow Sundance hit "Little Miss Sunshine."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    The Hitman’s Bodyguard is not exactly killing it, but coasts on the charisma of its central stars.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    The Wall isn’t a terrifically exciting thriller, but it’s thoughtful and fitfully suspenseful – a lean, character-driven and quietly rewarding film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    The film’s bouts of slapstick and sentiment sit slightly oddly with its downbeat tone, but if Wilson isn’t entirely consistent as a character, Harrelson is consistently funny – and if anyone can make a sociable misanthrope believable, he can.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Hard to root for but mesmerising to watch, Sloane is expertly portrayed by Chastain in this dialogue-heavy lobbyist thriller that should please fans of both actor and genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Overlong but slick, this still gets away with simplistic dialogue and characters, perhaps because it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    Well-crafted and compelling, if a little inaccessible to western audiences...
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Anna Smith
    Vikander and Fassbender are riveting in a handsome period drama that begins beautifully, but becomes increasingly contrived as it tries to wring as much drama as possible from its set-up.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Anna Smith
    A slick, stylish melodrama with an involving story and a cracking cast. Star Adriana Ugarte is a real find.

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