Richard Jack Smith

Richard Jack Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 52% of the time.

Publications:
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Total Reviews:
125

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " For shooting blanks and finishing off any chance at emotional involvement, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' puts the law of diminishing returns into frightening perspective. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 13, 2014
20% Into The Storm (2014) " Ultimately, 'Into the Storm' becomes a high-profile advertisement for dangerous weather." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 23, 2014
33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " Overall, 'The Expendables 3' offers fast-paced action, several tip-top performances and numerous highlights. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 22, 2014
92% The Big Combo (1955) " The film's architecture serves only one master: John Alton. A cinematographer with a gift for black and white, he leaves his fingerprints all over 'The Big Combo.'" — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 18, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " A wonderfully re-imagined take on good versus evil, revenge, the inevitability of time and love's enduring power. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 11, 2014
17% Tarzan (2014) " Although Reinhard Klooss has the technology to bring this concept to life, the result exposes a level of storytelling short on ideas and inspiration. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 8, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " If genius can be measured by laughter or innovation, then filmmaker Wes Anderson has arrived at a perfect style to suit his blossoming talents. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2014
55% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Brings together old school practitioners (Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh) as well as contemporary movie stars (Chris Pine, Keira Knightley) in order to craft a sure-fire blockbuster. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 14, 2014
4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " Marcus D'Arcy's editing contains some brilliant montages, which rank as the best of 2014 so far. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2014
21% Taken 2 (2012) " Fisticuffs fly and guns ignite, but we don't care as much this time." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 4, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Despite going overboard with his graphic art approach for The Seven Days of Creation, director Darren Aronofsky makes a film where acting counts more than visual effects. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 11, 2014
77% Grand Piano (2014) " For a suspenseful action picture, 'Grand Piano' barely moves." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 14, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " 'Non-Stop' demonstrates that casting the right actor can make any scenario believable. Liam Neeson belongs in the blockbuster realm, fighting for what's right against formidable odds." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 6, 2014
94% Gojira (1956) " Godzilla moves slower than an iceberg, while the inhabitants simply marvel at the destruction he causes to miniaturised sets. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 2, 2014
42% Red 2 (2013) " 'Red 2' goes beyond the confines of an origin tale, becoming a meaty middle act so the players can relax into the story better. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 9, 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " If ever a picture was hijacked by overblown ambition,'The Desolation of Smaug' becomes a classic example. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 14, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " After 90 minutes of 'Gravity,' I was more than happy to see familiar surroundings again. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Dec 7, 2013
72% Pacific Rim (2013) " Idris Elba uses his screen time to excellent effect here, pulling off a speech which will surely ignite the passions of even the most sedate audience member." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 15, 2013
78% Monsters University (2013) " From start to agonising finish, there's little humour and even the best examples border on desperation. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 11, 2013
50% Now You See Me (2013) " Not a single character in 'Now You See Me' holds a definable personality trait. However, director Louis Leterrier succeeds in holding our interest with an array of dazzling red herrings." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 8, 2013
98% Before Midnight (2013) " I hope people see 'Before Midnight' for its emotional honesty. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 2, 2013
69% Disconnect (2013) " This film works exceedingly well during the build-ups, riding a similar wave to ensemble offerings such as 'Crash' and 'Syriana.' " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 13, 2013
49% Redemption (2013) " With 'Redemption,' Jason Statham has arrived at a fresh place in his career where the possibilities for entertainment and innovation are boundless. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 12, 2013
50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) " As the Sheriff of Nottingham, Alan Rickman lights up the screen with villainous charm." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 22, 2013
54% Oblivion (2013) " Overall, 'Oblivion' steals from the very heart of science-fiction, becoming a betrayal of everything the genre stands for, including suspension of disbelief and the relevant mythologies. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 19, 2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) " Things tend to plod a bit in the middle and the father/son bond sinks into an unforgiving quicksand." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 13, 2013
73% Cop Land (1997) " 'Cop Land' has its mind in the right place, only its emotional core feels out of sync. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Sep 8, 2013
6% The Last Airbender (2010) " This film has been dumbed down for a young audience. I believe that youngsters could be offended by the manner in which Shyamalan's screenplay treats their intelligence with disdain. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 19, 2013
63% Tremors 2: Aftershocks (1996) " The one consistent through-line in the first two 'Tremors' movies has to be Michael Gross' uncanny ability to transform even the silliest dialogue into moments of genuine comic inspiration." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 8, 2013
71% Forrest Gump (2014) " Overall, there's hardly a dull moment to be found as well as quite a few transcendent themes in 'Forrest Gump.' " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Aug 4, 2013
98% Vertigo (1958) " 'Vertigo' teases, befuddles and opens up the highway for Alfred Hitchcock's most expressive and imaginative storytelling." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 31, 2013
58% Outland (1981) " A very special, albeit overlooked science fiction drama." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 14, 2013
100% Edge Codes.com: The Art of Motion Picture Editing (2005) " It's difficult to endorse a documentary about film editing when many of the finest examples are missing and the overall philosophy states the obvious." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jul 8, 2013
52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Our first look at the ugly ones in 'Jack the Giant Slayer' really sells the intricacy of modern digital effects. It's all downhill from there." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 13, 2013
80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) " In fifty years, there will be whole essays and books dedicated to the art of understanding and appreciating this modern work of art." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 8, 2013
92% Traffic (2000) " 'Traffic' offers some priceless gems: meaty, brooding performances; highly original editing and imaginative screenwriting. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 6, 2013
96% The Hunt for Red October (1990) " Overall, this film's achievement becomes clear with every word, movement and geographical pattern. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jun 2, 2013
92% Side by Side (2012) " I yearn for close-cavity filmmaking, the kind that dances on the edge of opportunity and expressive gear-turning. Digital has arrived with fresh legs. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 26, 2013
96% The Social Network (2010) " 'The Social Network' becomes hard to wash away like that unforgiving sensation of having experienced something wondrous and dark." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 23, 2013
67% Right at Your Door (2007) " A visual tapestry this reliant on the colour black would fare better with richer outlines." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 20, 2013
63% Executive Decision (1995) " The willingness of editor/director Stuart Baird to dangle over the threshold lays down important groundwork for the bone-knuckle tension in 'Executive Decision.'" — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 16, 2013
80% Sorcerer (1977) " Through the strength of the film's candour, we believe in each and every scenario as though it were plucked from our own lives. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 12, 2013
60% The Last Stand (2013) " This film appears utterly shapeless in terms of dramatic execution and content." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 9, 2013
98% Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) " This film can wear on you, given its propensity for the experimental. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 28, 2013
48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " In 'Olympus Has Fallen,' Gerard Butler surpasses the showiness of his role in '300' with a calibre of performance that peaks often with understated brilliance." — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2013
28% Broken City (2013) " 'Broken City' drones on with the speed of a carthorse, and the stars leave their bag of tricks at home. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 22, 2013
71% The Towering Inferno (1974) " 'The Towering Inferno' has great technical dexterity -- you wonder how they did it -- but the filmmakers sacrifice common sense in favour of heavy-handed emotion. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 17, 2013
43% The Phantom (1996) " Overall, 'The Phantom' wants to be fun and good natured, however, like the ever-present bully at school, the film never quite achieves the manners necessary to be passable. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 14, 2013
86% The Driver (1978) " A deliberately exciting action springboard for Ryan O'Neal, who is quietly captivating as a getaway driver with no name. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 12, 2013
98% All the President's Men (1976) " Following two journalists as they expose the political and financial wrongdoings of Nixon's staff results in a motion picture that's nothing short of miraculous. " — ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 8, 2013
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