Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
KyleSmithOnline.com , Movie Insider , New York Post
Total Reviews:
1549

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/4 35% Brick Mansions (2014) " Dystopia's supposed to be worse than what's in the papers, fellas. Try to keep up." — New York Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 90% Locke (2014) " Writer-director Steven Knight keeps the gimmick going with new complications Locke thinks he can manage with his typical supreme competence." — New York Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2.5/4 57% Bicycling with Moliere (2014) " An amiable French buddy comedy, "Bicycling With Molière" is worth a ride." — New York Post
Posted Apr 24, 2014
2.5/4 89% Bears (2014) " There's only so much editing can do to make a bear story seem like a human one, and the filmmakers (Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey directed) also go to unfortunate lengths to give human characteristics like laziness to the bears." — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 58% 13 Sins (2014) " The "Saw" formula of a mysterious voice guiding our hero through a series of depravities has gone a bit stale." — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
1/4 8% Authors Anonymous (2014) " Pulling off a broad satire requires great finesse: If, as in the mockumentary "Authors Anonymous," all of the subjects are idiots, why should we care?" — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 55% Fading Gigolo (2014) " I couldn't figure out what these two movies - one larkish but trivial, the other emotionally ambitious - have to do with one another. Neither, apparently, could Turturro." — New York Post
Posted Apr 17, 2014
1/4 62% Draft Day (2014) " "Draft Day" is lumbering and predictable, and its hero general manager is so dumb, it should have been called "Dummyball."" — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1/4 65% The Railway Man (2014) " Colin Firth plays a choo-choo lover and ex-World War II prisoner of war who finds his two great obsessions neatly joining in the trite, hokey message movie "The Railway Man."" — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 83% Joe (2014) " If there is a point to it all, I couldn't find it." — New York Post
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 47% Rio 2 (2014) " "Rio 2" is not what I would call Amazon prime, but it's got enough silly songs and daffy critters to keep the little ones happy." — New York Post
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/4 73% Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014) " This Morgan Freeman-narrated documentary doesn't stray much from the nature-doc formula of making its stars look frisky and winsome while sprinkling in a few info-nuggets about the critters (they're older than dinosaurs!). And that's just fine." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/4 83% The Unknown Known (2014) " Morris is heard badgering Rumsfeld on camera about torture, WMD intelligence and the handling of the war. His subject, though, earns at least a draw." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/4 87% Alan Partridge (2014) " Proves too much of a sketch-comedy creation to sustain a film." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
1/4 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " This pointless study of a witless character is a sad waste of Law's talents." — New York Post
Posted Apr 3, 2014
1.5/4 22% Sabotage (2014) " So Arnold Schwarzenegger has reached the shaky-cam-and-hoodies stage of his career. But it's a bit late in the day for Arnold to try to get all indie and complicated." — New York Post
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " "Cesar Chavez" so fervently tries to be virtuous that it risks being dull. Dull it certainly is. But how virtuous?" — New York Post
Posted Mar 26, 2014
3/4 54% Breathe In (2014) " Top performances by Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones ... make the film emotionally rich." — New York Post
Posted Mar 26, 2014
2/4 77% Anita (2014) " About the only interesting detail the film adds to a familiar story is that Hill saves all the letters she receives - 25,000 so far - sorted by theme in neat, lawyerly filing cabinets." — New York Post
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 99% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " "Flash Gordon" probably looked cool at the storyboard stage, too. If "Jodo" was such a genius, why didn't he make some other masterpiece instead?" — New York Post
Posted Mar 19, 2014
2.5/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " The movie seems longer than it is, plus it's just plain too long. Ah, but those jokes are frequently brilliant." — New York Post
Posted Mar 19, 2014
1/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " A young Jack Nicholson might have pulled this off, but Jason Bateman is not Jack Nicholson. Pity the actor who thinks he's edgier than he actually is." — New York Post
Posted Mar 13, 2014
1.5/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) " Young men and fast cars are automatically stupid together, but even if you set your intelligence level at "off" ... you'll get a hangover from this cocktail of 200-proof stupid, clinking with moron ice cubes and with an idiot cherry on top." — New York Post
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3/4 85% In Fear (2014) " A wicked little horror film in which nearly all of the violence takes place in your head, "In Fear" expertly builds terror out of not much more than two people driving around in a car." — New York Post
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " The film works as a high-tech boy-fantasy successor to "Conan the Barbarian."" — New York Post
Posted Mar 5, 2014
2/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Europe is just this nutty place where a lot of crazy mixed-up stuff happened and look at this darling model ski lift! That's Wes Anderson: He can't see the forest for the twee." — New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2014
2.5/4 85% Two Lives (2014) " For an issue movie "Two Lives" is something of a nail-biter." — New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/4 22% Son Of God (2014) " I'm pretty much without sin, so gimme some rocks: "Son of God" envisions a J.C. that's strictly J.V." — New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2.5/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A clever setup that harkens back to "You've Got Mail" and "The Shop Around the Corner" doesn't quite pay off in India's warm-hearted comedy-drama "The Lunchbox."" — New York Post
Posted Feb 26, 2014
1/4 33% 3 Days To Kill (2014) " Besson provided the story and co-wrote the screenplay for a film directed by McG, who does his usual McGhastly job with action and is McGruesome when it comes to comedy." — New York Post
Posted Feb 20, 2014
1/4 45% In Secret (2014) " "In Secret" is likely to remain safe from prying eyes." — New York Post
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3/4 95% Child's Pose (2014) " The drained, exhausted, stifling mood is a frequently punitive experience for the viewer." — New York Post
Posted Feb 19, 2014
3/4 53% Easy Money: Hard to Kill (2014) " Najafi stages action scenes with an intense, queasy beauty and elevates what is in its outlines a routine crime drama to near-operatic proportions ..." — New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1/4 53% Jimmy P. (2014) " 'Tell a dream, lose a reader" is the Henry James advice that the makers of "Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian" should have heeded." — New York Post
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3/4 49% RoboCop (2014) " This is a superhero film for grown-ups that reflects a moment when drone usage is hotly debated and it's no longer ridiculous to contemplate a man who might have several metal limbs." — New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2014
1.5/4 5% The Outsider (2014) " May Fairbrass the actor find a more interesting story than the one by Fairbrass the writer." — New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 8% Cavemen (2014) " A dismal rom-com for dudes that makes the average beer commercial look nuanced and plot-heavy." — New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2014
2/4 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " As cute and energetic as it is, "The Lego Movie" is more exhausting than fun, too unsure of itself to stick with any story thread for too long." — New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 13% Brightest Star (2014) " Straining to meld a love triangle with an astronomy lesson, the rom-com "The Brightest Star" disappears into a black hole of cliché." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/4 54% Hank: Five Years From the Brink (2014) " The financial crisis is too complicated to reduce to a documentary aimed at general audiences. Still, this is a useful primer on what went wrong - and right - in 2008." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
0.5/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " A rom-com for dudes that seeks to outdo the ladies by being even more insipid, formulaic and contrived than anything Katherine Heigl has ever done." — New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.5/4 81% Mitt " The stiff who was born wearing a necktie and a starched shirt is transformed and redefined in just 90 minutes." — New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2014
94% Whiplash " The film is gripping, funny and inspiring: Imagine "The Karate Kid" with Mr. Miyagi played by R. Lee Armey." — New York Post
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Soundly structured, smart and fast, with a plausible central scenario, several gripping moments and well-wrought dialogue." — New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2014
1/4 18% Ride Along (2014) " There's nothing much funny in it at all." — New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2014
2.5/4 98% The Rocket (2014) " Long on atmosphere and less sentimental about poverty than "Beasts of the Southern Wild," the film carries a potent charge of authenticity." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
1/4 14% Free Ride (2014) " It's unspeakably depressing to see Anna Paquin playing the mom (of a teenager!), but the pointlessness and mediocrity of the Paquin-produced "Free Ride" is even more depressing." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
0.5/4 43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " A bland and preposterous thriller in which Alice Eve and Bryan Cranston play unlikely partners in crime." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
1/4 28% The Truth About Emanuel (2014) " A film so self-serious that it demands to be remade as a Seth MacFarlane farce, "The Truth About Emanuel" mixes the ludicrous and the pretentious in a story about mommy issues gone wild." — New York Post
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2.5/4 55% The Best Offer (2014) " An intriguingly Hitchcockian premise gradually takes on a preposterous air in the art-world noir "The Best Offer."" — New York Post
Posted Jan 3, 2014
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