For 1,474 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kyle Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 49
Highest review score: 100 The Birth of a Nation
Lowest review score: 0 Mirror Mirror
Score distribution:
1474 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For all its promise to be a wry commentary on the savagery of office politics, The Belko Experiment is more like an experiment in how many cracked-open skulls can be crammed into one movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Congratulations are in order to Table 19: This comedy about the random losers stuck together at a wedding reception actually, uncannily, creates an experience as dull, awkward and excruciating as the thing it mocks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Fifty Shades will make you dumber.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In “Raging Bull” and “The King of Comedy,” Robert De Niro did stand-up comedy badly. In The Comedian he does it badly again — there’s that same air of menace and gracelessness — but this time the movie want us to think he’s brilliant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Heavy-handed message movies don’t come more harrumphing than “Miss Sloane,” a clunky dramatization of the gun-control argument liberals still don’t understand is being conducted solely among themselves.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Will Smith weepie Collateral Beauty couldn’t be more calculated and manipulative if it slapped you on the back, shoved a giant lollipop into your mouth and immediately tried to sell you a time share in Tampa.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Dramatically inert, satirically inept and thematically insufferable, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is the most disappointing film of the year.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If the makers of Trolls must keep going, I won’t be present for the next entry unless it’s “Trolls Meet Smurfs.” With chainsaws. In the Thunderdome.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Kyle Smith
    "The Titanic" is now the second-biggest disaster Kate Winslet has ever been associated with. Her new one, The Dressmaker, is like some hellborn alloy of film noir, campy melodrama, “High Plains Drifter” and the Darwin Awards for people who die in moronic accidents.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Less enjoyable than making a baby but more enjoyable than raising one, the animated feature Storks delivers a bouncing bundle of blah.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Running and screaming may be essential to a lot of horror movies, but as Blair Witch shows, they’re not scary in themselves. For that, you need the stuff between the running and screaming.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Snowden could have been a character portrait, but instead it’s like “The Bourne Identity” minus the chases and fights, which is like a ham and cheese sandwich minus the ham and cheese. As a consequence, I suspect, this film will make no bread.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    This movie is resolute about being as homey and obvious as it can possibly be. Somewhere, Norman Rockwell is thinking, “Sheesh, even I was edgier than this.”
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dopey psychological thriller that combines elements of “The Sixth Sense” with an overbearing sentimentality, The 9th Life of Louis Drax flat-lines from beginning to end.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    A dull, listless, derivative chunk of celluloid lacking any spark or even basic storytelling ability.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A gooey morass of indie-movie clichés, the wacky-family dramedy The Hollars marks yet another egregiously cutesy attempt to rekindle that “Garden State” magic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Trite and vulgar boxing flick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    After an hour or so, when the would-be comedy War Dogs finally gets around to a point to focus on, it’s stale ammunition that’s been sitting in a dusty Albanian warehouse for 40 years. I assume the movie got its jokes from the same place.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    If it has a genius for anything, it’s disorganization: What promised to be a Super Bowl of villainy turned out more like toddler playtime.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Two dull people have a dull love affair in Summertime, a French drama that drags on like an August afternoon.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    They should have called it “Star Trek Into Drowsiness.”
    • 2 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Cheesier than a Kraft Singles truck but half as subtle, Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is an attack on all things Democratic whose many valid points get buried under bluster
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    For John Cusack in Cell, the bad news is that his phone just ran out of juice. The good news, sort of, is that those who are on their phones were just attacked by a piercing signal that turned them into flesh-munching zombies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    A dismal, low-energy affair.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Purge: Election Year imagines that, right now, laws are being ignored, people gun each other down with impunity and the death toll is horrendous. It’s too bad the title “Chicago” was already taken.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The girl kept talking and strategizing as heavy string music played on the soundtrack. This was doubly weird because: a) it made me feel like the bad guy; and b) life doesn’t normally have a soundtrack. Somehow the bitch got hold of a flare gun. Ever had a flare gun fired into your hide? Unpleasant.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Imagine “Moby-Dick” rewritten in crayon, and you’ll get the idea.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The climate-change documentary Time To Choose makes the disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” look like a model of judiciousness and restraint.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    It’s kind of cute but mostly just awkward, somewhere between watching bros who slept through French class trying to work their game in Nice and endless CBS sitcoms about nutty guys ruled by exasperated, boring women.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    I tried squinting. Didn’t work. I turned my head slightly to the side. Uh-uh. No matter what I tried, I could not, cannot and never will be able to see Ewan McGregor as Jesus Christ.

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