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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) "There aren't many superhero movies that exploit the liberating effects of the hard-R rating. But to me, the mock opening credits are the only detail that is fresh - sophomoric, but fresh. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Almost all of "Zoolander 2" is like that draggy last 20 minutes of "SNL," when every half-decent idea has been exhausted and the only reason the show is still going is because there's time to fill up. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 7% The Choice (2016) "Even when things take a turn, the movie doesn't become more complicated or interesting; we simply start down an equally predictable new track. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 82% The Club (El Club) (2016) ""The Club" offers plenty of stifling, agonized atmosphere, but it's all penitence and no redemption. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 3, 2016
75% Complete Unknown "It's neither more nuanced, literate or character-focused than an ordinary Hollywood studio film. Instead, it's simply a really thin, weak imitation of a Hollywood studio film. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2016
70% The Intervention "To say this script lacks dramatic energy is an understatement - you might as well try to power your car on celery juice. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2016
40% Mr. Pig "Time goes by. I looked at my watch. The father and the daughter and the hog drive around some more. I looked at my watch again. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2016
40% Joshy ""Joshy" fairly accurately captures the way guys at play mock and tease each other while avoiding seriousness at all costs, and Baena additionally manages to give each character enough space to make a mark on his own. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 25, 2016
No Score Yet Weiner ""Weiner" has drama, laughs and surprises. It's the full package. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 25, 2016
67% Captain Fantastic "The movie's an amusing and useful cautionary table. I hope they teach it on college campuses. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2016
63% The Fundamentals of Caring "I enjoyed "Fundamentals of Caring," but it's hard not to notice it amounts to a checklist of all the things that were once supposed to add up to an inspiring indie hit. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2016
100% Love & Friendship (2016) ""Love & Friendship" is a most particular pleasure. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2016
94% Manchester by the Sea "Lonergan has sculpted this story and these characters with great delicacy and wisdom, knowing exactly what to leave out and when, like the sturdy types who populate this desolate landscape, to draw back and walk away in sorrow. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2016
78% Tallulah "The main problem with the movie is that Tallulah, who is meant to be roguishly charming, is instead irritating - a lying, thieving, tiresome, unwashed hippie moocher ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2016
70% Swiss Army Man "Pair these nutty directors with a screenwriter who actually understands storytelling and structure, and you get something interesting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2016
83% Wiener-Dog "After "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Happiness," Solondz's was one of the quintessential indie voices of the 1990s but today his act has gone stale. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2016
85% Morris from America "Like many Sundance movies, this one is a little thin on story, and it trickles out at the end, but not before many warm and funny moments ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2016
80% Other People "Shannon is superb, and first-time writer-director Chris Kelly (who writes for "SNL") gives her great lines she delivers with aplomb. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2016
55% Belgica "Watching others get stupid and crazy can have amusement value, but "Belgica," which is set mostly inside a bar of that name, is neither comic nor tragic. It's not a party of a movie, just a hangover. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/4 5% Martyrs (2016) "The filmmakers ... place only the tiniest fig leaf of a story on a panoramic canvas of the gory, gross and repellent. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Like "The 5th Wave," I believe the children are our future. Unlike the movie, I have trouble believing teens can be made to do their algebra homework without whining, let alone instantly cohere into a precision army to repel an alien invasion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay's goal is to put you right in these men's boots, to feel the heat, the fear, the fatigue, the weight of the weapons and the web of camaraderie. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 14, 2016
0.5/4 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "To call "Ride Along 2" rubbish is unfair to rubbish, which at some point had a purpose. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/4 11% The Forest (2016) "Japan's loony suicide culture seems like an adequately scary backdrop for a horror movie, but the routine horror flick "The Forest" mostly settles for cheap thrills. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 86% Sweaty Betty (2016) "The film ... has a disturbing intimacy and richness that are startling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 91% Anomalisa (2015) "There's something strange and dreamlike and delicate and beautiful about "Anomalisa," an animated film for grown-ups that takes a long while to make its point, but does so with a dark brilliance. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "It's intoxicating, even as long stretches separate plot developments. "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" and the impressionistic rambles of Terrence Malick films such as "Days of Heaven" come to mind. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 61% Concussion (2015) "The film is sober, honest and serious about an important subject. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
0/4 17% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "The next time the chipmunks make something together, I hope it's a fur coat. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
2.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) ""The Force Awakens" feels like a genuine "Star Wars" movie, with well-executed battle scenes, light comic touches and a warm feel for its characters. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 31% Don Verdean (2015) "Hess' eccentric characters are neither likable enough to root for nor ridiculous enough to earn big laughs. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay's choices keep clashing into one another: He badly wants the film to be another "The Wolf of Wall Street," but, having directed the "Anchorman" movies and being a political activist, he is equally keen to be taken seriously. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 94% The Lady In The Van (2015) "The movie's mix of passivity and grit, of hostility and politeness, of eccentricity and rule-following, adds up to something: a meditation on that peculiar state of existence called Englishness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) "Amid all the bloodshed of the latest film adaptation of the Scottish play, there is an eerie beauty to the treachery. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "It essentially repeats, with a few uninteresting new details, all the same stuff we've seen in the other 457 Frankenstein movies. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 24, 2015
1/4 67% The Night Before (2015) "I was searching for a metaphor to capture the experience of watching "The Night Before" when a character fell backward into a dumpster full of garbage bags. Thanks, guys! " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 23% Heist (2015) "As throwbacks go, it's more bearable than shoulder pads. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "Unfortunately, director Jessie Nelson gradually turns the script into marzipan. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 91% James White (2015) "Alas for James, sadness is not a jerk license and his bid to seem dark and complicated merely comes across as tiresome self-pity. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 79% Entertainment (2015) "Weirdly compelling if student-y and unfocused ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "If your idea of a hot joke is a strip club called "Lawrence of Alabia," step right up to "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," a horror-comedy that takes a weak premise (do high school boys even go scouting anymore?) and barely uses it, anyway. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 29% Burnt (2015) "The stakes are so low, it's like watching 100 minutes of a slug trying to crawl over a twig. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2015
1/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The movie left me amazed - amazed that Nicolas Cage wasn't in it. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1.5/4 96% Room (2015) "Dopey as the film is on a plot level, it's equally vapid in its psychology. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) "A special-effects extravaganza that skips over basics like coming up with an interesting origination myth for the creepy creatures who bring havoc to a sleepy suburb. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
1.5/4 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Simply a bloody revel in the hideous. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2/4 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) "Good nature counts for something, but it's all so comfy you may fall asleep. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/4 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "It's a cliché to say that Apple changed the world, but how and why did that happen? "Steve Jobs" is robust and entertaining, but the answer it provides is incomplete. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 7, 2015
1/4 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "The jokes stink like the Mummy's armpits. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/4 36% The Green Inferno (2015) "Finish your popcorn early if you're going to "The Green Inferno," and save the bucket to barf in. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
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