Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

Publications:
KyleSmithOnline.com , Movie Insider , New York Post
Total Reviews:
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 79% Fury (2014) " I couldn't help suspecting that there's a pornographic leer to it all, a savage glee. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/4 69% Camp X-Ray (2014) " 'Camp X-Ray" already feels like a throwback to an earlier era, when Hollywood cared about what was going on at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for suspected Islamist terrorists. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2.5/4 86% Listen Up Philip (2014) " A movie that starts appealingly but gradually comes to seem closed and stuck. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 15, 2014
1.5/4 23% Dracula Untold (2014) " This Vlad the Impaler has all the edge of Vlasic the pickle. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1/4 0% Kite (2014) " A kill-a-minute gore-a-thon whose twist is so obvious your grandma Edna will see it coming, "Kite" never gets off the ground. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1/4 75% Kill the Messenger (2014) " Renner, also a producer of the movie, makes the fatal mistake of rendering a complicated figure a simple warrior for facts. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 8, 2014
1.5/4 64% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) " Can a series of irritating events make a movie? Yes, but an irritating one: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/4 8% Drive Hard (2014) " [It] doesn't exactly work up a sweat devising an interesting plot villains, but the badinage between the odd couple ... makes the time pass painlessly enough. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/4 31% Annabelle (2014) " While the film isn't clever or original, it is reasonably scary, especially when it knocks off the preliminaries and gets to the good stuff. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/4 81% The Two Faces of January (2014) " It lives or dies on its ending, and the final minutes here don't jibe with the rest of the film's cat-and-cat game. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2/4 74% The Boxtrolls (2014) " Engaging as it is to look at, this stop-motion animation film from the young Oregon studio Laika seems to have been masterminded by people thinking, "Everyone loves Pixar. So let's do everything the opposite!" " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2014
2/4 67% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) " They don't make 'em like "A Walk Among the Tombstones" any more. Mainly because everyone got bored with 'em and stopped watching 'em. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " Director Terry Gilliam's nearly 20-year streak of bad movies remains unbroken with "The Zero Theorem," yet another project whose narrative gets swallowed by its design. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 40% Tusk (2014) " There's a fine horror film inside "Tusk," but it's only 20 minutes long. The rest is just blubber. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/4 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) " "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" is neither a mystery nor Beatles-themed, but it is an elegantly wrought tale of anguish. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/4 69% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) " Even for a movie about complying with USDA regulations, "Dolphin Tale 2" is a little lacking in excitement. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/4 77% The Green Prince (2014) " Its ironies are redolent of John le Carré - Yousef had to be imprisoned so he wouldn't appear to be an informant - and the stakes of his deception are such that the film deserves to be remade with actors, Hollywood style. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 10, 2014
2/4 68% Memphis (2014) " The straining for authenticity (as when a camera just happens to be sitting inside a car window that gets broken) becomes tiresome. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2014
2.5/4 69% God Help the Girl (2014) " It essentially amounts to a series of music videos. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2014
1/4 7% The Identical (2014) " Guys, next time you have the urge to write ultra-generic pop songs, inflict them on guests at your family reunion instead. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2014
4/4 96% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " The grit of men and women scrambling desperately for freedom ahead of death and/or torture at the hands of the communists makes for a testament to human determination. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2014
1.5/4 83% Patema Inverted (2014) " The film by Yasuhiro Yoshiura suffers from many of the same flaws as other anime features - a plodding pace, broad humor, a bland heroine and snarly, one-dimensional villains. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 27, 2014
0.5/4 36% The November Man (2014) " Donaldson, a veteran Australian director who was hot in the 1980s, should know to avoid the many rookie mistakes he lazily makes here. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2014
44% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " It's 100 solid minutes of wearying pastiche, and I found myself checking my watch a lot. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2/4 81% The One I Love (2014) " Like many movies that premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, "The One I Love" has plenty of story - for a 30-minute TV episode, in this case of "The Twilight Zone." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
3/4 18% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) " 'When the Game Stands Tall" is nearly as good as the average episode of TV's "Friday Nights Lights," which makes it better than most movies and one of the better sports films of recent years. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 21, 2014
2.5/4 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " As the film moseyed on I wished director Michael Winterbottom would sharpen his focus a bit and get to the point, any point. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 13, 2014
1/4 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " The comedy-action mash-up is as weird as if the Dark Knight took a break from belting the Joker to plug Pizza Hut and bang out a hiphop beat on his nunchucks. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 83% Rich Hill (2014) " The title is a woozy irony: The three high-school boys portrayed in the documentary "Rich Hill" will never be rich, though this gently heartbreaking film certainly is. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 6, 2014
1/4 69% What If (2014) " The movie is saturated with cute, teeming with cute, rancid with cute. I'd endured all a man could fairly be expected to take when I glanced at my watch and realized there were still 95 minutes to go. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 6, 2014
1/4 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " "Guardians of the Galaxy" brings to mind some of the most unforgettable sci-fi event movies of the last 30 years. Alas, those films are "Howard the Duck" and "Green Lantern." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/4 89% Calvary (2014) " Twice I have left a "Calvary" screening feeling dazed and moved. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/4 66% Lucy (2014) " Besson keeps the pedal down for 90 breathless minutes, sprinkling the road with dry wit but occasionally taking detours into beautiful, quiet side streets. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 24, 2014
1.5/4 77% A Letter to Momo (2014) " A comic adventure that suffers from a dearth of both laughs and thrills. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1/4 19% Very Good Girls (2014) " A drama that feels like an old person's idea of what young people are like. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " More than 100 minutes into "A Most Wanted Man," a CIA officer asks, "What are we trying to achieve here?" Viewers can be forgiven for replying, "If you don't know, why should we?" " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/4 52% I Origins (2014) " "I Origins" has a pleasing way of working expansive ideas into a suspenseful, twisting story line, even if it occasionally has to wrench the story around tight turns. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1/4 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " A plodding horror flick that mistakenly thinks it has big ideas. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1/4 0% Persecuted (2014) " The Lord works in mysterious ways but "Persecuted" works in blundering, obvious ways, straining a Christianity-under-attack theme through a dopey thriller. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2014
3/4 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) " If this movie amounts to an elongated sitcom, it's a pretty good sitcom. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2014
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " For two hours of breathless drama, you forget you're watching actors grunting like chimps and hope two rival civilizations can work together. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 10, 2014
1.5/4 21% A Long Way Down (2014) " "A Long Way Down" may prove uniquely inspirational: It's bound to make audience members want to kill themselves. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 9, 2014
1/4 14% Rage (2014) " A dopey mob thriller about an ex-killer turned real estate developer trying to find his daughter's murderers. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/4 97% Life Itself (2014) " Ebert's honesty, his industry and most of all his bottomless enthusiasm for his métier make for a lasting monument. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2014
1/4 48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Even at a cramped and frenetic 82 minutes, the movie feels long. That's what happens when the audience can guess everything that's going to happen in advance. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/4 82% Begin Again (2014) " If "Once" was a bracing blast of cool spring water, "Begin Again" is a can of Fanta. If "Once" was a piano, "Begin Again" is a keytar. If "Once" was Otis Redding, "Begin Again" is Bruno Mars. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2.5/4 92% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " May his death not be in vain. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 26, 2014
1.5/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Loud, ridiculous and nonsensical - even for a Transformers movie ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 26, 2014
0.5/4 24% Third Person (2014) " "Third Person" has nothing to say and spends 2 1/2 hours not saying it. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 18, 2014
2/4 66% The Rover (2014) " Despite the dense dust-caked atmosphere and a spiky, unnerving score by Antony Partos, Michôd's film adds up to little more than existentialist moaning punctuated by the occasional gunfight. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 12, 2014
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