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 14.4 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 Conversations with God
Score distribution:
1474 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    What everyone will remember about Goosebumps is . . . nothing. Except that it was kinda like “Gremlins.”
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Long on heart if short on surprises, Big Stone Gap is an easygoing visit to small-town America.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Steve Jobs is a tale of two men, not one: A more accurate, not to say wittier, title would have been “Steve Jobs and Aaron Sorkin.”
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    In Pay the Ghost, Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction, but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    When Mel Brooks checks in to play Dracula’s dad, harrumphing and looking exactly like Grandpa Munster, you realize Sandler and Co. aren’t trying any harder than they did in “Jack and Jill” or “Pixels.”
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Finish your popcorn early if you’re going to The Green Inferno, and save the bucket to barf in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    There might be a great movie to be made out of the financial crisis, but 99 Homes, which is like being shouted at by a man with bad breath while he grips your collar with both hands, isn’t it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Sicario, which combines dizzying action scenes with a taut script, ravishing photography and an otherwordly musical score, is a knockout.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    In Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, selfish oldsters scheme to rob young people of their vital essence, sacrificing them in the process. It’s basically “Social Security: The Movie.”
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Only in the heartfelt closing minutes does the film cut any deeper than a tired episode of a sitcom about children of immigrants complaining about their hopelessly old-fashioned parents.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Kyle Smith
    Rom-coms died because they weren’t very rom and didn’t have enough com. But Sleeping With Other People, which is both hilarious and emotionally alive, is as delightful as a first date that crackles with possibility.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    The Transporter Refueled is a story of bodies: sleek, curvy, luscious bodies, purring for action and ready to let you do anything to them. They’re hotties, these Audis.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Plays like an unintentional mashup of “Being There” and “Elf.”
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    A study in intoxicants: drink, drugs, youth and Emily Ratajkowski. All four are potentially dangerous, yet nearly impossible to leave alone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    What keeps the movie nervy and kinetic is that, for a good hour, it never seems that Jack and family are anything but average people who somehow manage to survive one hellacious trial after another, even when it comes to having to kill another human being.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    It’s all as pointless as the asthma inhaler with which one character treats his advanced lung cancer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    The movie putters along as softly as Wendy drives. Despite its lack of narrative horsepower, though, its character sketches are pleasing. And amusing.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    It’s somehow both too drawn-out and abrupt — but it’s got creepiness galore.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Armie Hammer has given several of the worst performances in recent years — see, or rather don’t, “Mirror Mirror” and “J. Edgar.” The big surprise in The Man from U.N.C.L.E is that Henry Cavill is even worse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Filled with arch wit, the film is sweet and sorrowful at the same time. Like many indies, it lacks much of a conclusion, though writer-director James C. Strouse shows that simple ideas, ably executed, can make an endearing film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    Cop Car is an instance of what happens when an airy indie filmmaker tries to “do genre” and winds up being as convincing as John Kerry putting down his demitasse and dressing up in hunting gear.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    In The Runner, the latest Nicolas Cage film to roll off his one-man assembly line of shoddy cinema, the star looks almost as tired of acting as I am of watching his acting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Kyle Smith
    Neither bad enough to be a complete waste of time nor good enough to remember past next Tuesday, the film co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie staples together one routine action piece after another with cutesy dialogue and lots of merciless pounding away at iPad screens.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    Best of Enemies illustrates how even literary swashbucklers can be reduced to schoolboy behavior.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Kyle Smith
    The End of the Tour is a five-day bender of a talk — a film that illuminates like few others the singular pleasure of shared discovery of one another’s sensibility. In an unassuming way, it’s a glory.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Kyle Smith
    A movie that won’t knock you out with originality but may charm you with its wit.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Kyle Smith
    The finest 1947 boxing picture of 2015 is here: Southpaw, a film that’s gruntingly insistent on its clichés.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 Kyle Smith
    It stumbled onto an accomplishment truly awe-inspiring: It makes “Battleship” and “The Watch” look good.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Kyle Smith
    Viola Davis lets her Charles Bronson flag fly in Lila and Eve, a ludicrous revenge thriller that should have been called, “Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot.”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Kyle Smith
    The film never flags. To find a smarter bug-man saga, you’d have to go back to “The Metamorphosis.” I was far from sold on insect superheroes, but now I say: Bring on Cockroach Chick.

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