Neil Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
BBC.com , Film4 , Heat Magazine , Independent , Popcorn , rec.arts.movies.reviews , SFX Magazine , thelondonpaper , Total Film , Uncut Magazine [UK] , ViewLondon
Total Reviews:
853

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 92% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) " A moving documentary ..." — Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 21% Let's Be Cops (2014) " The only thing missing is a sequel." — Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 39% Step Up: All In (2014) " As its title suggests, this is pretty much the last throw of the dice for a dance saga that more ran out of juice a couple of sequels ago. The set-pieces, though, still deliver the requisite pizzazz." — Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 69% What If (2014) " What If is a winning diversion that punches well above its weight thanks to two well-cast leads and a terrific supporting turn from Driver." — Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 34% God's Pocket (2014) " Slattery's flick depicts its close-knit, blue-collar community with economy and insight." — Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) " Makes as little of its furry leads as it does of its '50s setting." — Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 61% Hercules (2014) " It's a bold take on a swords and sandals staple, yet it's one that pays unexpected dividends." — SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " Writer/director James DeMonaco appears to have developed some delusions of grandeur since the first film hit paydirt." — Total Film
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/5 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie " A flick that has about as much use for his former co-star, trainer Ashleigh Butler, as it does for originality, wit or subtlety." — Total Film
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) " High camp and low trash make an entertaining combo in an overdue homage to a fearless trailblazer." — Total Film
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess " Sadly, this Goddess falls a long way short of divine." — Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Bigger, braver and even more visually rewarding than the original, it's an ambitious attempt to extend the scope of its predecessor without sacrificing the charm, humour and excitement that made that so appealing." — SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 69% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " A film that might not always make sense, but is never dull." — Total Film
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/5 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " Though friendly and humorous in his jaunty nautical cap, Steadman seems reluctant to give much away about his private life. Fortunately his work - scabrous, anarchic and utterly merciless - more than speaks for itself." — Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/5 52% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) " Shamelessly partisan, Jeremy Whelehan's film combines thoughtful pontificating with rather too many tributes to Spacey's leadership and generosity." — Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) " In the end, alas, it's the viewer who will leave feeling conned." — Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) " Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore take The Brady Bunch to Africa in their third on-screen pairing, a coarse romcom that not even their proven chemistry can salvage." — Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 86% Run & Jump (2014) " Steph Green's thoughtful debut feature builds on the success of her Oscar-nommed 2007 short New Boy, largely by retaining its eloquent empathy for the outsider." — Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 40% In Secret (2014) " More glum than gripping." — Total Film
Posted May 13, 2014
2/5 18% Tarzan (2014) " Having trashed one icon in The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz shafts another with vocals admittedly well-suited to the muscle-bound mannequin." — Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
2/5 50% We Are The Freaks " Mohawked rich kid Chunks (Sean Teale) is alone in leaving an impression, though only by being the most obnoxious one." — Total Film
Posted Apr 21, 2014
2/5 43% Honour (2014) " A serious subject receives a simplistic treatment in an ill-conceived thriller in which the emotive (and timely) issue of honour killings becomes just another plot device." — Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film " Our host's lilting voiceover remains an acquired taste, but his boundless passion is never in question." — Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
1/5 38% The Fold " John Jencks' drama boasts some nice Cornish scenery, but it's not enough to offset the clunky dialogue, overwrought performances and Richards' inability to convince us she's a violin-playing prodigy." — Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " There's more than enough to keep you entertained and diverted." — Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2014
1/5 15% Endless Love (2014) " Shana Feste's bland and timid remake will be lucky to be remembered beyond this paragraph." — Total Film
Posted Feb 26, 2014
3/5 55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " A solid outing for a re-Bourne hero that could, with a few key tweaks, generate another round of vehicles for the Clancy cash cow." — Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " Worth seeking out." — Total Film
Posted Jan 19, 2014
4/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) " This classy adap of a much-garlanded stage play will appeal to discerning audiences who can tolerate unpleasant characters with potty mouths if they're played by Oscar winners." — Total Film
Posted Jan 13, 2014
3/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " Jillette's ebullient on-screen presence goes some way towards energising a movie in which we are asked to watch paint dry." — Total Film
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2/5 38% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " A sort of-sequel that only dovetails with the 2007 original via a strained coda and its use of the increasingly tired-looking found-footage gimmick." — Total Film
Posted Jan 5, 2014
3/5 50% Age of the Uprising (2014) " Director Arnaud des Pallières lends a bleak austerity to the story, but with only one murky battle scene to quicken the blood it's hardly a recipe for unbridled excitement." — Total Film
Posted Dec 31, 2013
1/5 33% The Harry Hill Movie " Awash with silliness - gun-toting chickens, performing Dachshunds, Jim Broadbent in charlady drag - yet weirdly bereft of mirth ..." — Total Film
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3/5 24% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " Ignore the chit-chat ... and the CG critters wow." — Total Film
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/5 84% Leviathan (2013) " Surrender to its rhythms and you'll find poetry in its anthropological austerity." — Total Film
Posted Nov 25, 2013
3/5 94% Aladdin (1992) " An instant classic and a massive hit, it emboldened Michael Eisner's outfit to go further, weirder, darker." — Total Film
Posted Nov 19, 2013
2/5 29% The Family (2013) " A lumbering farce that takes an unpleasantly sadistic glee in violence, murder and intimidation." — Total Film
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/5 62% Love, Marilyn (2012) " Given the number of Marilyn memorials already out there, this is just another pleasant, un-revelatory way to say goodbye Norma Jean." — Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2013
4/5 96% Muscle Shoals (2013) " As Aretha might say, respect." — Total Film
Posted Oct 28, 2013
4/5 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Marvel's man with the mallet does all that's required of him in a breakneck sequel that's never dark for long." — Total Film
Posted Oct 25, 2013
2/5 66% One Chance (2014) " Potts does the singing himself, but that doesn't stop Justin Zackham's contrived script from sounding bum notes throughout." — Total Film
Posted Oct 24, 2013
4/5 83% Prince Avalanche (2013) " Green fashions a slow-burn charmer that's a million miles from Pineapple Express in tone, pace and content. But just like that film, the odd couple interplay is beautifully judged." — Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2013
4/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Squeezing every drop of tension from wet-ink recent history, Phillips only falters when making its protagonists mouthpieces in a broader geopolitical debate. Otherwise, it's full steam ahead to the Oscars." — Total Film
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/5 31% Emperor (2013) " Fun when Jones is around, dull when he's not, it's all just a little bit of history repeating." — Total Film
Posted Oct 7, 2013
3/5 44% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Twists pile as high as corpses before an overcooked ending sends things spiraling into silliness." — Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2013
1/5 8% Justin and the Knights of Valour (2014) " It may have Antonio Banderas and Rupert Everett on board, but this 3D cartoon about a would-be knight is more dreck than Shrek." — Total Film
Posted Sep 9, 2013
3/5 50% White House Down (2013) " Makes for [an] entertaining watch before succumbing to the same bombastic overkill." — Total Film
Posted Sep 2, 2013
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) " Washington and Wahlberg are an effective double act in an intermittently exciting thriller with more twists than it needs." — Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2013
2/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " Divine inspiration's in short supply in the sophomore outing for the teenage demigod, here afflicted with a crisis of confidence Thor Freudenthal's so-so sequel seems to share." — Total Film
Posted Aug 8, 2013
1/5 15% Top Cat:The Movie (UK) " What really raises the hackles are its tatty attempts to update the character to a modern New York filled with mobile phones, surveillance cameras and robot cops." — Total Film
Posted Aug 2, 2013
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