Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Adam Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): BBC.com, Empire Magazine, Jam! Movies, Radio Times

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 156
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 79% Dark Star (1974) "Hats off nonetheless to young whippersnapper John Carpenter, whose studenty tale of space tedium, aliens and molasses-black humour remains approximately a thousand times better than the director's last 15 years. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2007
3/5 88% The Servant (1964) "Certainly difficult to define, this period piece messes with genres, power relationships and your head. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
2/5 22% Impostor (2002) "A miasma of indifferent screenwriting and wobbly performances. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
4/5 53% The Fast and the Furious (2001) "This is probably the most fun to be had at the multiplex so far this year. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) "Tune out the dreck and there are enough laughs for it to be worthwhile. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
1/5 9% Darkness Falls (2003) "The kind of movie that gets laughs entirely unintentionally. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 75% A Beautiful Mind (2001) "If this were fiction, it would be an example of superior storytelling, and it's certainly gripping. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3/5 55% Déjà Vu (2006) "Nobody does vapid bollocks as enjoyably as Tony Scott, and while this isn't as inventive as Man On Fire or as compelling as Crimson Tide, it's still the right side of dumb. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2006
3/5 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "Gorgeously realised, gripping and doused in De Palma's familiar technical wizardry. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2006
3/5 27% The Omen (2006) "The ultimate in pointless exercises, a remake that is neither much better nor much worse that the original. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2006
4/5 86% The Proposition (2005) "Brutal, bloody and brilliant, this is superior filmmaking, and more evidence of the renaissance of the Australian film industry. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
3/5 27% Paycheck (2003) "Some remedial script work is in need, and the characters are far from compelling. But the action is up to scratch and it rattles happily along. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
4/5 76% Match Point (2005) "Woodyâ(TM)s best for ages. Even for non-Allen fans this has all the appeal of a good story well told and capped with a deliciously vicious little twist. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
4/5 93% Riding Giants (2004) "Easily bearing comparison with Bruce Brown's seminal The Endless Summer, this stands as the second-best surf documentary ever made. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
1/5 7% Date Movie (2006) "Date Movie still labours under the mistaken impression that exaggerated mimicry alone is enough to entertain. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
4/5 78% Bad Santa (2003) "A delightfully obscene alternative to the usual Christmas tosh. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2006
5/5 97% Dog Day Afternoon (1975) "Pacino simmers in this daring and brilliantly constructed treatise on the many facets of a crime. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2006
4/5 81% Flash Gordon (1980) "Laughably bad and fantastically good all at once, this is a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2005
4/5 87% A History of Violence (2005) "Cronenberg's best for a long time, broad and entertaining enough for those unacquainted with the director's work, but layered with the themes of infection and mutation that have defined his work. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 30, 2005
4/5 54% Top Gun (1986) "Not exactly a cinema classic but it has not only become a cultural icon but remains infinitely rewatchable. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2005
4/5 95% Heathers (1988) "Scathing and hilarious. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 15, 2005
5/5 95% Hero (2004) "You'll be hard pressed to find anything as visually dazzling as this in cinemas ever. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 25, 2004
5/5 90% Blazing Saddles (1974) "Brooks' wholehearted embracing of rank vulgarity, together with his innovative quickfire sketch structure, titillated crowds more used to sophisticated Hollywood humour. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2004
3/5 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) "It doesn't deliver anything new to the series, and even fans might find parts distinctly slow, but it finally hits most of the right buttons. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2003
3/5 38% Equilibrium (2002) "Enjoyable hogwash. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2003
3/5 48% XXX (2002) "Sporadically entertaining, this is nevertheless seriously hampered by a very choppy screenplay. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2003
5/5 92% Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) "Quite possibly the best documentary about youth and sport since Hoop Dreams. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2002
3/5 25% Pearl Harbor (2001) "A thoroughly well-built dramatic actioner. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2001
3/5 70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) "It's unclear exactly what Minahan's trying to say. If it's just 'TV is crap,' then it's hardly a revelation and this uncertainty, combined with no back-story or framing device, conspires to give the movie a sketchy, ill-conceived feel. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2001
4/5 76% Tigerland (2000) "A beautifully crafted, brilliantly acted and gently moving film that only occasionally lapses into sentimentality. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2001
5/5 96% Don't Look Now (1973) "One of the definitive mystery chillers of all time. Poignant, beautiful and devastating. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2001
8% Valentine (2001) "A slow-moving, predictable movie. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Feb 5, 2001
26% The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) "A plodding, self-indulgent exercise in pomposity over substance. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2001
5/5 96% The Insider (1999) "Pacino is at his finest. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
12% The Crow: City of Angels (1996) "What really stymies this sequel is the lack of the melancholic air of loss and mourning that bolstered the cartoon histrionics of the original. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 87% The Sure Thing (1985) "Smart, sassy and sweet. This showed John Cusack's promise as a romantic lead, and some. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 86% Jackie Brown (1997) "Tarantino has once again defied the critics and produced a movie that solidly establishes him as still the most important filmmaker of the decade. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
88% Titanic (1997) "James Cameron has gone and delivered a spectacular, moving, utterly engrossing three-and-a-bit hour epic. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 75% Ransom (1996) "A masterclass in sustained tension, this thriller rarely lets the audience stray from the edge of their seats. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 60% The Edge (1997) "What lets the movie down, surprisingly enough, is its David Mamet script which promises high tension and emotional confrontation bolted to quality action. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
80% Fight Club (1999) "In the end, Fincher's brilliant film is, ironically, short in the cojones department. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 78% Scream (1996) "Clever, quick and bloody funny. 'Bloody' being the operative word. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
16% Feeling Minnesota (1996) Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) "Carrey, with another ground-breaking performance, single-handedly elevates it to something much better. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
5/5 71% Candyman (1992) "At its heart, Candyman terrifies because of its ideas. It sinks its horrific foundations very much in the real world of poverty and racial alienation. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1/5 28% Black Sheep (1996) "Utter, unforgivable bilge. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/5 74% Dark City (1998) "Proyas drenches each shot in a unique feel and delivers a movie with a visual sense with all the inventive, poetic power of Ridley Scott or Terry Gilliam firing on all cylinders. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
85% Jerry Maguire (1996) "Director Cameron Crowe has written and directed a deft, funny, shamelessly upbeat romantic comedy and to top it all drawn out the finest performance of Tom Cruise's career. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 93% James and the Giant Peach (1996) "The vocal cast are great fun, and the animation is smooth and vibrant. Except for a few treacly songs, this is great entertainment for all. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 82% Beyond the Mat (1999) "An unexpected little gem. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/5 64% The Frighteners (1996) "Huge ghostly fun, and a fine achievement from the early days of CGI. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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