Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
KyleSmithOnline.com , Movie Insider , New York Post
Total Reviews:
1606

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Showing 101 - 150 of 1606
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
95% Whiplash (2014) " 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 55% 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 44% 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 36% 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 56% 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
2/4 50% Beyond Outrage (2014) " "Beyond Outrage" fails to live up to its title as Japanese superstar Takeshi Kitano can't find much in the way of fresh ideas for the genre." — New York Post
Posted Jan 3, 2014
1/4 29% Grudge Match (2013) " Even the audience at whom the movie is aimed - the crowd for whom dinner and a movie means meeting up at 3 p.m. - will be bored by the stale funk coming off every scene." — New York Post
Posted Dec 24, 2013
2/4 75% Lone Survivor (2014) " The visuals are gripping, the sound effects magnificent. But to what end? This is a movie about an irrelevant skirmish that ended in near-total catastrophe, during a war we are not winning." — New York Post
Posted Dec 18, 2013
1.5/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " This meaningless excuse for special-effects spending is like watching a wheezing arthritic horse dragging a tractor-trailer full of big-budget digital equipment." — New York Post
Posted Dec 18, 2013
2/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " "Anchorman 2" is like watching "Anchorman" being re-enacted by semi-professionals trying to cover up their lapses by being extra-emphatic, super-doofy: 2013 Steve Carell does a lousy impression of 2004 Steve Carell." — New York Post
Posted Dec 17, 2013
1/4 61% Hours (2013) " To the extent the film has an idea, it's that people can be at their worst (or best) in extremis, but the situations it devises (such as an armed looter who wanders in to steal some of Nolan's junk food) are blandly realized." — New York Post
Posted Dec 11, 2013
2/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " It's a little bit "Boogie Nights," a little bit "Argo," a little bit "GoodFellas." It's a breath mint, it's a chewing gum, it's a laxative, it's a hockey puck." — New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2013
1.5/4 17% Twice Born (2013) " "Twice Born" chokes to death on its own melodrama." — New York Post
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/4 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " A bleak but lovely little parable about the failure of a Greenwich Village folk singer in the weeks before Bob Dylan hits town and Everything Changes." — New York Post
Posted Dec 5, 2013
2.5/4 59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " The film is a useful look at important history, and in the second half it grows intriguingly tangled." — New York Post
Posted Nov 26, 2013
2/4 42% Homefront (2013) " Pardon me, "Homefront," but I'm having a little trouble finding James Franco, as a bayou meth lord, to be much of a match for Jason Statham, as an ex-DEA agent hiding out anonymously with his daughter." — New York Post
Posted Nov 26, 2013
1.5/4 67% Detroit Unleaded (2013) " Big of heart but small of impact, the Arab-American rom-com "Detroit Unleaded" has all the kick of watered-down ethanol." — New York Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
2/4 18% The Christmas Candle (2013) " Melds the intriguing with the hokey in a variation on the standard template of a nonbeliever who changes his outlook amid a holiday miracle." — New York Post
Posted Nov 22, 2013
1/4 92% Philomena (2013) " A witless bore about a ninny and a jerk having one of those dire, heavily staged, only-in-movies odd-couple road trips." — New York Post
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.5/4 89% Frozen (2013) " "Frozen" is a great big snowy pleasure with an emotionally gripping core, brilliant Broadway-style songs and a crafty plot." — New York Post
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3.5/4 91% The Great Beauty (2013) " There's an exhilarating sadness to it all that amounts to cinematic poetry." — New York Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 64% 12-12-12 (2013) " An unusually compelling keepsake from what might well be the last time many of these '60s rockers perform together." — New York Post
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " The mix of raunchy sex comedy and Christian faith doesn't quite come off." — New York Post
Posted Nov 14, 2013
67% How I Live Now (2013) " Just because virtually any story can be told through the eyes of a solipsistic teen girl doesn't mean that it should be." — New York Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2/4 86% At Berkeley (2013) " If only everything were interesting." — New York Post
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2.5/4 65% Great Expectations (2013) " An honorable, sober but completely unnecessary take on the Dickens novel, "Great Expectations" serves as a fine introduction to the story but won't excite those familiar with previous versions." — New York Post
Posted Nov 7, 2013
1.5/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " If "The Lord of the Rings" was ancient legends sifted through the sensibility of an Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon studies, then "Thor: The Dark World" is grand Norse myth run through the minds of 9-year-olds." — New York Post
Posted Nov 5, 2013
91% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) " Noam Chomsky has denounced Zizek's theories as nonsensical, and of course they are. But they're frequently engaging, entertaining and stimulating." — New York Post
Posted Nov 1, 2013
59% Running From Crazy (2013) " It's Margaux, the tragic supermodel and failed actress who took her own life at 42, who emerges as the film's fount of heartbreak in several stunning scenes." — New York Post
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/4 69% About Time (2013) " For all its glutinous cuteness, damn if "About Time" doesn't sneak up and sock you in the tear ducts. I tried not to fall for it. I failed." — New York Post
Posted Oct 31, 2013
1.5/4 55% Capital (2013) " Fourth-grade Marxism that compares banking to the Mafia and shows the suits standing up and cheering when their boss promises to rob the poor to pay the rich." — New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2013
2.5/4 91% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " A routine love story elevated by one of the year's most magnetic performances." — New York Post
Posted Oct 25, 2013
1/4 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " This whole movie is pretty much a mental colon blow." — New York Post
Posted Oct 24, 2013
1/4 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " "The Fifth Estate" tries to be a cross between "The Social Network" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Only it's more like "The Sociopath Network" meets "Zero Dumb Thirty."" — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/4 21% Paradise (2013) " Cody's satiric knocks on Christians couldn't be more blundering and obvious. Yet her dialogue is often funny, and the unusual three-way friendship is refreshing." — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2.5/4 49% Escape Plan (2013) " Schwarzenegger misses no opportunity to be hilarious. How many actors can make you chuckle even when they're being waterboarded?" — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " A gripping experience ... with its circling sharks, its sun-dappled beauty and its agonies of shattered hope." — New York Post
Posted Oct 18, 2013
1/4 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " A slightly artsy attempt to revive the teen slasher movie, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" drifts awkwardly between popcorn entertainment and angsty mood piece." — New York Post
Posted Oct 11, 2013
1.5/4 41% As I Lay Dying (2013) " I don't pretend to have a clue how to adapt William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" for the screen, but unlike James Franco, I, at least, didn't try." — New York Post
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2/4 63% Broadway Idiot (2013) " If Broadway shows had DVD featurettes, the unexceptional documentary "Broadway Idiot" would be perfect for one." — New York Post
Posted Oct 11, 2013
2/4 29% Machete Kills (2013) " It's the kind of movie you pause to watch when it's on TV, but after half an hour, you'll click over to something else." — New York Post
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 48% Parkland (2013) " Takes one of the most traumatizing events of the American 20th century and turns it into a trivia digest." — New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
1/4 50% A.C.O.D. (2013) " [A] pointless, meaningless and witless comedy ..." — New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
1.5/4 9% Runner Runner (2013) " He's back! Behold, the second coming of . . . Badfleck." — New York Post
Posted Oct 4, 2013
2.5/4 86% Shepard & Dark (2013) " A disarming but low-impact documentary that amounts to an odd dual biopic, "Shepard & Dark" can feel a bit like intruding on a conversation between two old friends." — New York Post
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1.5/4 90% Inequality For All (2013) " A cinematic listicle of misleading economic talking points." — New York Post
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1/4 70% Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) " Whelk, I hope the makers of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" earned a nice celery, but I'm afraid they made a hash of things. A hash seasoned with oy sauce." — New York Post
Posted Sep 26, 2013
1.5/4 78% Metallica Through the Never (2013) " This movie is basically "Spinal Tap" minus the jokes." — New York Post
Posted Sep 26, 2013
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