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
41% No Escape (2015) "Writer-director John Eric Dowdle makes the street action propulsive, bewildering and terrifyingly real, and things are just getting warmed up. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 43% We Are Your Friends (2015) ""We Are Your Friends" is a study in intoxicants: drink, drugs, youth and Emily Ratajkowski. All four are potentially dangerous, yet nearly impossible to leave alone. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2015
2.5/4 64% Learning To Drive (2015) "The movie putters along as softly as Wendy drives. Despite its lack of narrative horsepower, though, its character sketches are pleasing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/4 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "The film was shot on location in Berlin and Singapore, and Friend is out-acted by the gorgeous scenery. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/4 12% Sinister 2 (2015) "A serviceable if somewhat redundant horror sequel that dribbles out its secrets slowly, "Sinister 2" doesn't have a particularly satisfying end - it's somehow both too drawn-out and abrupt - but it's got creepiness galore. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 19, 2015
1.5/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Cavill's Solo, and the movie, are aggressively quippy, which is what happens when screenwriters set out to be funny but give up when they're halfway there. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 12, 2015
1.5/4 78% Cop Car (2015) "Scenes that should take 30 seconds take three minutes. Writer-director Jon Watts does successfully channel childhood, though: He's like a kid short of ideas who triple-spaces his book report. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
1/4 30% The Runner (2015) "In "The Runner," the latest Nicolas Cage film to roll off his one-man assembly line of shoddy cinema, the star looks almost as tired of acting as I am of watching his acting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/4 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) ""Best of Enemies" illustrates how even literary swashbucklers can be reduced to schoolboy behavior. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" is a sigh of defeat. Now Tom's only goal is to give us a kickboxing fight or a motorcycle chase every eight minutes, and hope for the best. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
0.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) "You get the feeling the boys spent the nine-figure budget on trips to Hooters. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 42% Staten Island Summer "A movie that won't knock you out with originality but may charm you with its wit. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "It brings back every stale genre convention you can think of, then hopes you won't recognize predictability pumped up with swearing and steroids and an Eminem song during the training montage. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/4 38% Lila & Eve (2015) "A ludicrous revenge thriller that should have been called, "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 79% Ant-Man (2015) "To find a smarter bug-man saga, you'd have to go back to "The Metamorphosis." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 16, 2015
1.5/4 20% Self/less (2015) ""Self/less" is a celluloid smoothie blended from dozens of familiar elements, but it's neither tasty nor nutritious. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 8, 2015
1.5/4 54% Minions (2015) "Like trying to form a rock band out of three Ringos. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2/4 50% Boulevard (2015) "A frustrating ending to a stellar career, a cramped and melancholy film about a cramped and melancholy man. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2.5/4 94% Cartel Land (2015) "Looking at the Mexican drug wars from both sides of the border, "Cartel Land" is punchy and vital but not particularly informative. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/4 46% Ted 2 (2015) "I laughed a lot, if infrequently. Is a ballplayer who whiffs four balls but knocks the fifth one 500 feet worth watching? I say yes. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/4 52% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "In the second half ... the film degenerates into a desultory action movie as everybody starts creeping around trying to shoot one another. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3.5/4 80% Batkid Begins (2015) "The film isn't really about young Miles (whose cancer is today in remission) but about all of us, about our bottomless capacity to do good and our shared love of little kids, big dreams, and Batman. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 24, 2015
3.5/4 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "A legally, morally and politically gripping film about a Florida killing, "3 /₂ Minutes, Ten Bullets" is the rare documentary that gives both sides of a controversy ample opportunity to make their cases. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/4 88% Dope (2015) "As a comedy, the film isn't especially funny, and as a screwball drug caper a la "Go," it's raggedly plotted, with ridiculous coincidences popping up everywhere. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2.5/4 49% Live From New York! (2015) "The movie is fun, but it's a cinematic coffee-table book. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 10, 2015
1/4 82% The Yes Men Are Revolting (2015) "It's a tiresome, preachy, repetitive, disorganized and dismally unfunny attempt to appeal to Michael Moore fans. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Motorcycle, Chris Pratt, sprinting dinosaurs: If you require more than that out of a movie, you're being unreasonable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 93% Spy (2015) "If they do a sequel (teased in the final seconds), they should cut down on the endless, tedious chases and shootouts. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2/4 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Beginning as an adorable romcom, "Hungry Hearts" morphs into a disturbing but not particularly illuminating story of mental illness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "The film is elegantly done, mainly because it wisely expends most of its energy on Alicia Vikander's face. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2/4 32% Entourage (2015) "Put it this way: Gary Busey is in the movie. You'll forget it faster than he does. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/4 52% 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 20% 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 76% 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 90% 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 91% 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 54% 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 85% 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 18% 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 11% 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 34% 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 26% 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 76% Felix & Meira (2015) "Tender, heartfelt and exquisitely dull, the drama "FĂ©lix 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
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