Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 75% 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 75% 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 17% 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 14% 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 23% 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 91% 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 90% 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 91% 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 76% 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 61% 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
36% 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
75% 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 13% 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 25% 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
80% Z For Zachariah " This dull, slow movie represents a major step back for director Craig Zobel, who looked like he was ready for the big time with his deeply unsettling "Compliance" a couple of years ago. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
100% Brooklyn (2015) " Despite its familiar structure it's a thing of beauty, a delicate, tender period piece about nice people trying to do their best. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) " It doesn't add a lot to what was known about the church, but it puts it all in a compact format that hits Scientology squarely in the thetans. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 26, 2015
60% Sleeping with Other People (2015) " Headland's script is so hilarious, so full of achingly well-observed one-liners on sex and relationships and parenting, that it qualifies as a sparkling new rethink of a beloved film we've all seen too many times. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 26, 2015
89% Mississippi Grind " For an addiction drama it's awfully watchable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 25, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) " I made it two-thirds of the way through the routine sexual coming-of-age yarn "Diary of a Teenage Girl" when it occurred to me that anything else I could conceivably be doing would be more interesting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
94% The End Of The Tour (2015) " The script is so full of acute observations that I found myself scribbling down the whole movie as I was watching. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
100% The Overnight (2015) " An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy, "The Overnight" has a sly take on contemporary coupledom. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
13% The Bronze (2015) " A mean-spirited and largely witless satire of an Olympic gymnast who has Kerri Strug's grit but Tonya Harding's personality. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2015
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