Brett Smiley

Brett Smiley
Brett Smiley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Thrillist
Publications: Thrillist

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Joe Rogan: Triggered (2016) Rogan admits early that he's not sober, although he operates in a high gear for a guy who's altered his brain chemistry. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Carr: Funny Business (2016) He's vulgar, lean, and British -- basically the anti-Jim Gaffigan. It's mostly funny, but occasionally the vulgarity seems designed only to be vulgar, rather than to draw laughs. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Jeff Foxworthy And Larry The Cable Guy: We've Been Thinking... (2016) It's pretty much what you'd expect from the pair, which is great if that's what you want; otherwise, not much you haven't seen before. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
No Score Yet Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016) Using a range of sounds and expressions, the comedian is like a one-man, live version of a Simpsons episode. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
No Score Yet Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy (2015) The crowd seems to enjoy her and maybe she's your cup of coffee, but this show went down like decaf. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
No Score Yet Russell Peters: Notorious (2013) Peters' accents and delivery are great... Most of the set you'll want to see his fastball; instead, he keeps throwing junk. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet Russell Peters: Almost Famous (2016) Peters is a seriously funny dude and talented accent artist, but his material in this special does a disservice to his capacity as a performer. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet Michael Che Matters (2016) In this November 2016 special, the comic cleverly covers a range of social and political issues, like gun control, homophobia, and President Trump. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet Cedric The Entertainer: Live From The Ville (2016) Overall, it's an entertaining (get it?!) hour as the veteran comic/actor twirls riffs on Hollywood weight loss, attempting to decipher Snapchat, and Barack Obama's last days in office. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet I'm Brent Morin (2015) This is self-deprecating comedy at its best. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
100% Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (2017) It's raw, different, and brave. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
100% Bo Burnham: Make Happy (2016) Heavy on the song shtick, it's a "very planned, to the word, to the gesture" show, as Burnham puts it. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 (2016) The Saturday Night Live alum looks a lot like Shaggy and is just as funny as when you saw him last, whenever that was. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Bill Burr: You People Are All the Same (2012) In a packed house at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC, Burr pushes the crowd's comfort levels with topics some comedians would consider untouchable. It's like an hour-plus therapy session, but with booze instead of a co-pay. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2016) The pot-bellied father-to-be jokes about obese people and his aversion to becoming the "fat dad." He's cynical, curious, and a bit twisted in this 75-minute installment of stories. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Demetri Martin: Live (At the Time) (2015) Martin is like a comic IV with a steady drip of one-liners that bounce around topics. [Drip] fajitas! [Drip] No. 1 pencils!... Soft-spoken and dry, he's like a young Steven Wright who can also whip out a guitar and harmonica before it's all said and done. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
83% Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (2017) Cinco might be Gaffigan's fifth-funniest special. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% Trevor Noah: Afraid Of The Dark (2017) Noah is at his best when conversing between a pair of characters he's playing, like when Nelson Mandela trains a young Barack Obama on how to speak like a future black president. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet Colin Quinn: The New York Story (2016) It's conversational, authentic, and funny, in Quinn's typical style. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014) Peretti delivers solid observational humor punctuated with even better timing. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
100% Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers (2015) On stage, Jeselnik is an unapologetically offensive jerk. Maybe in real life, too -- but on stage, the hostility is so offensive it's funny. If you're down for vulgar that borders on obnoxious, look no further. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
No Score Yet Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out (2017) It's classic Burr, full of rage, exasperation, and that kind-of-deranged look on his face. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (2017) A self-described "niche" brand, Birbiglia ambles around the stage and lands almost every joke while discussing "late people" versus "on-time people," the challenge of scratching an itch while handcuffed, and how he became a Muppets villain. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
86% Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016) The veteran tells the tale of the worst set he ever had, in Roanoke, Virginia in 1990. It's mostly been up from there, as the jovial-while-enraged Oswalt explains with a gift for storytelling and relatable punch lines. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (2016) Comedy Camisado isn't Buress at his finest, but a misplaced jab from Hannibal still delivers a good punch. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
71% David Cross: Making America Great Again (2016) The show has its moments, but overall Cross meanders, and some of his darkness doesn't quite land with the audience. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid (2015) The nonthreatening, paper-thin pushover (his own characterization) gave himself a tough act to follow after his fantastic 2012 special, New in Town. But Mulaney comes through in the hour-long Comeback. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Bill Burr: I'm Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) This is the definitive Bill Burr Netflix special. Reaching peak cynicism in a black-and-white picture, Burr covers political correctness, violence, and letting go of religion... like a curling stone. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden (2015) Even with B material he's an A performer on subjects like the failures of salad and vegetables, being single, and text messaging. - Thrillist EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019