Richard Jack Smith

Richard Jack Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 53% of the time.

Richard Jack Smith's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' unlocks the gates of creativity. This masterful display of showmanship delivers on big time entertainment and graphic appeal. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 18, 2015
82% Black Sea (2015) "Jude Law turns in a bravura performance, but the plot reaches convoluted extremes. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted May 1, 2015
No Score Yet Batman Vs. Robin (2015) "With 'Batman vs. Robin,' we get more than a crime fighting vigilante. Themes of family, guilt and honesty pave the way for a remarkably interactive experience. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 27, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "Overall, numerous moments of stunning economy transform 'Blackhat' into an engaging, stylish thriller. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 24, 2015
84% Last Passenger (2014) "Suspense becomes the lifeblood of a story as six commuters are stuck on a fast-moving train. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Apr 5, 2015
No Score Yet Split Second (1992) "The film's flaming torch of a film score has the power to keep you wide awake at night. And the camerawork features some misty blue highlights, which come across as darkly beautiful. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 15, 2015
21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "Composer Brian Tyler makes room for subtle character shadings in between the displays of orchestral magnificence. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 11, 2015
27% Wild Card (2015) "Action scenes tend to ignite without preamble, a technique that's difficult to reconcile. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Mar 8, 2015
89% The Abyss (1989) "'The Abyss' seems dogged by an array of pacing issues. Although the Special Edition clarifies certain narrative elements, the film meanders through its genre clich├ęs. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Feb 7, 2015
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Although 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' overstays its welcome, the story and characters remain indelible. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 30, 2015
73% American Sniper (2015) "I believe 'American Sniper' could be the most important, contemporary war picture of the last five years. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Jan 26, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Marion Cotillard tackles the role of Sandra in a forthright and compelling manner. She shares her emotional struggle with us. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 28, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan allows his imagination to run riot, yet many times the actors explain what's happening like a terrible tour guide. . . and the images rarely speak for themselves. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Nov 16, 2014
81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "To see Woodley and Elgort waltz through the different stages of a relationship, in which every interaction feels unpredictable makes the film an unbridled pleasure. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 19, 2014
61% The Equalizer (2014) "In a picture so dramatically unmemorable, the highlights end up being few and far between. " ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Posted Oct 7, 2014
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
22% 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
49% 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
56% 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
3% 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
93% 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
43% 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
68% 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
48% 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
72% 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
72% 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: 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
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