Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Kyle Smith's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 61% Gemma Bovery (2015) "Laden with witty ironies, the film by Anne Fontaine suggests men may not play exactly the roles they think they do in women's lives. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 28, 2015
1.5/4 15% Barely Lethal (2015) "The movie has a few cute moments, but for the most part it's as predictable as being bored in trigonometry. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 27, 2015
2.5/4 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Just as the original was one of the scariest PG movies ever, the reboot has about as much gruesomeness as you can possibly stuff into a PG-13. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 22, 2015
2/4 69% Love at First Fight (2015) "A sort of grown-up version of "Moonrise Kingdom," France's "Love at First Fight" has some youthful free-range charm but not nearly as much as its predecessor. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 20, 2015
3.5/4 85% Sunshine Superman (2015) "The exhilarating documentary "Sunshine Superman," which melds gorgeous aerial photography of Boenish's jumps with sublime musical cues, finds in Boenish a kind of poet-adventurer, equal parts pixie and desperado. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 20, 2015
1.5/4 87% Slow West (2015) ""Slow West" certainly lives up to its title: It's one poky Western, plodding and perambulating and moseying across the 1870 frontier on a grim march to a pointless ending. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
3/4 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "There are a half-dozen hilarious scenes, the Barden Bellas' new nemesis is awesomely weird, and you could hardly find a more endearing group of college students played by 30-year-old actresses. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 13, 2015
1.5/4 53% Maggie (2015) "Bidding to be the "Terms of Endearment" of zombie movies, "Maggie" sucks all the life out of an idea that just won't die. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 6, 2015
4/4 76% The Seven Five (2015) ""The Seven Five" is cruelly funny, roguishly charming, as cool and crazed and tough as the big bad city itself. " ‐ New York Post
Posted May 6, 2015
2.5/4 72% Soul Boys Of The Western World (2015) "The band wasn't that great. Neither is the movie, which, if directed with a bit more sensitivity toward the latent comedy, could have been hilarious. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Writing and directing "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Joss Whedon proves he has a superpower of his own: mediocrity. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
3/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The film is as tender and endearing as a lamb, a lamb at rest in a fragrant atmosphere. It's a film that has a determined, unironic respect for things past. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 23, 2015
1/4 19% Little Boy (2015) "Instead of being rated PG-13, this one should be slapped with the label PG-65, because it's hard to imagine anyone younger than that getting caught up in this earnest, obvious fable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
1.5/4 13% Just Before I Go (2015) "Courteney Cox's directorial debut "Just Before I Go" is a "Garden State" retread in which filthy jokes gradually cede ground to sentimental slush. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2015
0.5/4 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) ""Beyond the Reach" fails to achieve the Southwestern noir potency of "No Country for Old Men," but there's no denying it brings to mind another Southwestern classic about malicious pursuit: the Road Runner cartoons. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2/4 24% Child 44 (2015) "Despite gritty atmosphere and a sometimes smart script by the estimable Richard Price, whose credits include "The Wire," "Child 44" can't sort out the basics. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
1.5/4 74% Felix & Meira (2015) "Tender, heartfelt and exquisitely dull, the drama "Félix and Meira" illustrates the perils of trying to tell an emotional love story with meaningful stares and long pauses. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2.5/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "It doesn't quite add up in the end, but it's heady stuff anyway, dense with moments of shivery beauty and frightening ideas. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2015
1/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "A backstage drama that has all the sizzle of a glass of water resting on the windowsill, Olivier Assayas' "Clouds of Sils Maria" mistakes lack of dramatic imagination for smoldering subtlety. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 8, 2015
1/4 9% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "A circle of lowlifes gradually kill one another off to no great effect in the dull and woebegone comic noir Kill Me Three Times. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3.5/4 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "Levin's rendering of a literary and ever-surprising New York touches Woody Allen levels, even as he slyly shifts the tone from near-farcical to elegiac, with references to Truffaut's "Jules and Jim." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
1.5/4 87% Lambert & Stamp (2015) "Shot through with '60s London energy, illuminating on several fronts and featuring bits of many great Who tracks, the film is nevertheless a mess that should be taught in film schools to illustrate how not to edit a documentary. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 14% Electric Slide (2015) ""Electric Slide" has some of the mordant absurdity of the novels of Bret Easton Ellis. Like its dim hero, it's going nowhere, but traveling in style. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Apr 1, 2015
1.5/4 29% Get Hard (2015) "A lazy attempt to drag out a Funny or Die-style skit to feature length by continuously recycling about eight minutes worth of gags. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 74% Welcome To New York (2015) "Grunting and boarlike, Gérard Depardieu supplies a one-note rendition of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Abel Ferrara's peculiarly unilluminating "Welcome to New York." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 66% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) "Scherfig, who showed such subtlety in "An Education," this time proves embarrassingly vulgar, giving the film the unfortunate aura of an angry leaflet being handed out on a street corner by a wild-eyed protester. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 25, 2015
1.5/4 16% The Gunman (2015) "Watching Penn pump iron and denounce capitalism for two hours would be roughly as illuminating as this monotonous Euro-thriller. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
0.5/4 8% Growing Up and Other Lies (2015) ""Growing Up & Other Lies" instead feels like a really long beer commercial, except beer commercials usually contain at least one witty idea. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2.5/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Neeson's whiskey-marinated Catholic anguish isn't exactly new, nor is Harris's rueful reflection on years flown. But if it's a film that sticks to the old songs, at least it plays the hits. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/4 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "That "Unfinished Business" thinks it's a really fun idea to have a leading character named Mike Pancake tells you all you need to know. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/4 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "In 1983, five knuckleheads decided to strike it rich by kidnapping beer magnate Freddy Heineken. "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is a dull, trite thriller about their crime and undoing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 77% Deli Man (2015) "Deli man, your legend will survive anything, even Houston. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Salvation (2015) "Mikkelsen's icy stare, and a strong finale, make the film worth a go. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 56% Focus (2015) "It's not that the movie keeps you guessing with its intricacy, it's more like it's making it up as it goes along. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The smart plotting of the first film is completely gone; this time the script barely bothers with the central mystery, preferring to lurch from one unfunny set piece to another. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2.5/4 71% The DUFF (2015) "This winsome comedy is a little low in the stakes department, not to mention predictable, but it gets an "A" for charm. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2015
43% The D Train (2015) ""The D Train" is a good-humored, warm-hearted movie in which Black, as usual, excels. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2015
81% Results (2015) "Things went fairly disastrously wrong at the casting stage, and got worse from that point ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2015
1/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Borrows the tone, story, characters and humor of "Kick-Ass," only this time in a 007 world instead of Batman's. Nearly everything it does, it does poorly: This one is "Weak-Ass." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "Most of the best gags are in the early going and the film seems ever more stretched and thin as it goes on. It would have made a brilliant eight-minute sketch, though. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 12% Seventh Son (2015) "I was disappointed that there were no fire-breathing mummy ninjas from space, but you have to save something for the sequel. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/4 96% 1971 (2015) "Mostly, the film is much ado about nothing (though the break-in led eventually to a Freedom of Information Act document dump that revealed details about the FBI spying on Martin Luther King Jr.). " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/4 23% Enter the Dangerous Mind (2015) "A searing, penetrating look inside schizophrenia is exactly what "Enter the Dangerous Mind" isn't. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
77% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "Tim Talbott's dense script provides much to discuss and argue about, providing both left and right with talking points. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "The sharpness of the dialogue and the performances of Mann and Cooke not only make it all work, they make it all sublime. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
17% Zipper "The movie comes across as a not particularly compelling episode of "House of Cards," and Wilson's Southern accent is equally unconvincing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 82% Above and Beyond (2015) "Though somewhat marred by cheesy docudrama re-enactments, the film (produced by Steven Spielberg's sister Nancy) is nutty, dramatic, surprising and above all inspiring. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
0.5/4 18% Alien Outpost (2015) "A sci-fi actioner with the production values of your average porno, "Alien Outpost" spews clichés like a machine gun set on maximum triteness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
83% People, Places, Things "A mild, low-impact relationship dramedy with a droll script and considerable feeling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
38% I Smile Back "I don't find Silverman's drunk act particularly deep or anguished. The applicable adjective for her character's personality is, it seems to me, "spoiled." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
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