For 175 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 20 Collateral Beauty
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 175
  2. Negative: 4 out of 175
175 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    In narrowing his film’s field of activity, director Colin Trevorrow dispiritingly winds up reducing it to the tried, the tested, and the numbingly familiar.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    It has an unpredictability that keeps you on your toes and a bitter pathos that gives every laugh (of which there are many) a note of tragic despair.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Guileless performances, understated direction and bucolic Belgian scenery combine to create a quiet gem of a film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Reichardt and Williams reunite to muted effect to create a portrait of an artist that feels a little unfinished.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    At two hours and change Hunt definitely outstays its welcome, while it’s disappointing Lee has room for only two notable female characters. If you are up for some robust, relentless, blood-splattered mayhem, though, it’s well worth hunting down when it makes its way into cinemas.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A master filmmaker mines cinema’s glamorous past in a nostalgic neo-noir you don’t so much watch as surrender to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An intense and gripping dramatization that, a few liberties apart, does justice to a disturbing true story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    The director of The Square gives a new shape a whirl with hilarious, scathing and sometimes jaw-dropping results.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Atlantic cod and oyster beds provide a pungent backdrop for this effective fillet of atmospheric psychological drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Though delightful in places, the third entry in Sony’s third Spider-Man cycle feels both overstocked and underwhelming.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    It’s not great Scott, but House Of Gucci still offers a fine excuse to vicariously experience the lifestyles of the rich and shameless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Chloé Zhao gives the MCU just the kick in the pants it needs at this phase in its evolution.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A lot of thrilling, dazzling, sometimes frightening fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Marvel’s Phase Four makes up for lost time with an origin story that richly entertains when it’s not pushing boundaries.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Task Force X has the X factor in James Gunn’s lively, funny, and very bloody improvement on a DC disappointment.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    An action vehicle that, in trying to do it all, does a little too much; Johnson and Blunt keep it afloat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    It’s no slam dunk for King James in a reprise that shows you can only spread Space Jam so far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Damon’s sturdy presence just about holds it together, while Breslin shows some impressive chops as the daughter who is too aware of his failings to see him as her saviour. By the end, though, the still waters McCarthy seeks to navigate don’t run deep so much as dry – a consequence, you suspect, of trying to cram too many genres into one star vehicle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Better than The Conjuring 2 and most of the Annabelles, this latest entry gives some zip to a stumbling franchise.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A memorable showdown from yesteryear is recalled in an enjoyable yet frustrating film that stubbornly refuses to pick a side.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Like the inscription on her daddy’s sword, the new Mulan is loyal, brave and true… but not quite as funny or dramatic as it might have been.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Smith
    Do not throw away your shot at watching Hamilton’s original cast both make and recreate history. ‘Satisfied’? You will be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Devastating and uplifting in equal measure, this emotionally draining film makes good on Shults’ early promise.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    A lot of talented people have done their utmost to make Hooper’s vision succeed. Sadly, it doesn’t.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    “You did well!” Bening tells Driver. Writer/director Burns deserves the same praise, and more besides.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Smith
    Driver and Johansson face off to stunning effect in Baumbach’s finest feature to date. So good it hurts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Jillian Bell goes the distance in an inspirational comedy that’s funny, fresh and feelgood.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Gore and guffaws go hand in weapon-wielding hand in a belated follow-up that struggles to replicate the original’s winning formula.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Maudlin, glum and distinctly cheap-looking, Angel brings the curtain down on a trilogy that should have never got this far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A well-cast coming-of-age story with a potty mouth, Good Boys certainly has its moments, but is overall pretty small fry, too reliant on recycling the same joke.

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