My notes are as follows: "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy." "Shoot bad guy."
The only bad guy around here is you! (hides in corner). I personally found it one of the best action flicks of the summer (yes summer, I am from the UK and it came out 2 weeks ago).
Sep 21 - 04:45 AM
Have You seen this movie pal? BTW Have you seen Raid: The Redemption. My point Exactly.
Sep 21 - 07:11 PM
You and 14 million other wanna be smart guys keep going on about Raid and that was the same movie. You guys seem to think this is a copy of that movie. You also seem to think that movies are made in four days. None of you have ever seen a movie from conception to completion before, so you don't know the number of years it takes to actually do it. It is a coincidence, nothing more. You need therapy.
Sep 21 - 09:14 PM
Sep 21 - 09:27 PM
The Raid was good, but the violence in the movie goes from "wow" to "bludgeoning you over the head" after about a half hour. I fell asleep during the climatic 15 minute fight scene. I wole up and the fight was still going. The twist with the two brothers (the "redemption" plot) was weak.
With 'Dredd' I was invested the whole way through. Besides, "The Raid" was limited release. Only action movie buffs cared to see it. Dredd is wide release, so hopefully it can do some damage at the box office so we can get a sequel.
Sep 22 - 09:44 AM
Yes I have as you can already read. I seen it on the 9th of September here in the UK. I thought it was great.
Sep 27 - 01:08 AM
Have you read the Comic on which this is based. Which also means this is not a re-make or a ripoff of The Raid. This movie is about getting done right. BTW, I have seen this movie.
PS: Thats 8 months in the Iso-cubes creep!
Oct 11 - 10:21 AM
What's the problem???
Sep 21 - 08:12 AM
you're a stupid fucking asshole.
Sep 21 - 09:18 AM
I Can never take this guys reviews serious. He always seems to go against the grain for some publicity.
Sep 21 - 09:55 AM
Yep. Just clicked his link of reviews. Apparently every movie ever made is terrible.
Sep 21 - 08:52 PM
Oh, are you not familiar with ACTION MOVIES?
Sep 21 - 10:24 AM
I hate bashing movie reviewers as much as anyone but when Kyle Smith tells you its 'rotten'. That usually means you should go see it.
Sep 21 - 10:51 AM
who the hell comes to see Dredd for the narrative or story? I went and saw it to witness bad guys getting annihilated in the dozens with some of the most badass one liners.
Sep 21 - 11:24 AM
So you're another of those eggheads who goes into every single movie, regardless of whatever genre it may be, expecting some grandiose character study, something with outrageously political undertones, or social satire. Then you end up disappointed when it turns not all movies are going to be like that.
Sep 21 - 12:37 PM
I'm pretty sure I've enjoyed every movie he's ever given a "rotten" rating to. He's a hipster reviewer in my opinion.
"your'e a wimp" "your'e a wimp" "your'e a wimp"
Sep 21 - 07:37 PM
you sir, have a crappy review history. so Dredd's percentage just went up a touch in my book.
Sep 21 - 10:38 PM
I normally don't comment on this type of stuff, but I found it interesting that this film was basically being recommended universally by critics until the release of all the 'top critics' reviews today. Now maybe the film isn't very good-I have yet to see it-but it is interesting that there's such a huge split between those considered to be the higher tier-if that's what top critic is supposed to mean-critics and the rest of the bunch. Is it because they are going into it with a preconceived notion that the film is going to be poor? Not criticizing, but truly asking if this may be the case, since there is such a wide split in particular among the reviewers on this film.
Sep 22 - 12:30 AM
And? I don't see a problem.
Sep 22 - 06:02 AM
Sep 22 - 08:48 AM
Apparently NPR gave it 95% and that's good enough for me. As a lifelong Dredd fan, I give it 100%
Sep 22 - 01:49 PM
Ultimately, it comes down to taste, something in which I am convinced that this "reviewer" has none of, as well as, any real understanding of film; a deduction I came to while reading his past reviews on this site. Why do you think they rarely let him review the larger films, most of what they place him on are second tier titles? He's a throw-away.
Sep 22 - 02:22 PM
Kyle...you know there is a difference between a film and movie right?
This must have been your first job out of the small town you're originally from.
Sep 23 - 09:48 AM
"YES!! "Dredd" opens with a Thudd, grosses $6.3 mil, rendering sequel unlikely."
This is a direct quote from his Twitter account. He really is just a piece of shit, isn't he?
Sep 23 - 10:07 AM
Sep 27 - 06:29 PM
no shit, hes a cop.
Sep 23 - 12:46 PM
Smith's website uses the quote:
?There?s little point in writing if you can?t annoy somebody.?- Kingsley Amis
So essentially, good old Kyle is always writing his negative reviews just to annoy us, rather than actually critique movies. Thus, the drop in Dredd ratings from d#$C's like him.
Hey Kyle, I'm sure that Amis would have also told you that annoying someone is not the only thing writing should do. It says a lot that you get paid to do so...by the NY Post no less. Get a life.
Sep 24 - 10:01 AM