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Christopher Smith

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"There are a few things you should expect a slight romantic comedy to deliver, and "The Back-Up Plan" delivers every one of them." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted May 4, 2010
F 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"Let's start by naming a few things scarier than the new "A Nightmare on Elm Street" %u2013 golden retriever puppies, rainbows, chocolate chip cookies, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and flower gardens." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted May 4, 2010
B- 49%

The Losers (2010)

""The Losers" is a lot of fun, especially when it understands it's an over-the-top action comedy, and not some kind of super-serious revenge story." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 24, 2010
A 81%

Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010)

"In the end, the film is something of a gift. If ever there was a movie needed right now to underscore the importance of preserving our world and its life-giving waters, this is it. " Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 22, 2010
B 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"For a remake, "Death" isn't bad at all. The jokes that really worked in the British film are still quite funny here, and the actors chosen for each respective role are pretty perfect counterparts." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 17, 2010
B+ 67%

Date Night (2010)

"The chemistry between Carell and Fey is pure fire--they feed off each other, and thus feed audiences several big laughs in the process." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 17, 2010
B- 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"The film delivers exactly what you expect %u2014 well-done action pieces blended with jolts of camp that are so over-the-top, you half expect Mount Olympus to be made from one of Joan Crawford's shoulder pads." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 8, 2010
B- 26%

Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)

"Another Perry film that is certainly flawed but well-worth the watch." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 3, 2010
D- 20%

The Last Song (2010)

""The Last Song" hits the big bong of banality early on, and it never recovers." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 3, 2010
B+ 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"It's a mood piece that moves. The film clocks in at just over two hours, but it's so enticing in its cold, rain-swept way, the sponge absorbing it is you." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
C- 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"There isn't a surprise to be had. There isn't a moment that isn't telegraphed. There isn't a time when you couldn't toss some tea leaves and, regardless of your skills in that specialized area, know exactly what's coming next." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
B 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"For the most part, this is a really goofy and fun piece of work, and Cusack hasn't been this good in years." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 27, 2010
A 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"With breathtaking animation (about the best I've seen in recent years, certainly on par with "Up") and a very sweet tale, "How to Train Your Dragon" is one of the best films of the year thus far." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 27, 2010
B- 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Well done, if not amazing, "Green Zone" is an entertaining war thriller that delivers more often than not." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 27, 2010
C+ 22%

Repo Men (2010)

"The direction is especially impressive, but the film really starts to take a nosedive in the last third. The plot begins to drag, the tone jumps, and the last few scenes are ridiculous." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 23, 2010
B 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"Though not particularly groundbreaking or memorable, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" definitely exceeds the standards for a modern family film and it's almost guaranteed to entertain any kid who goes to see it." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 23, 2010
C- 52%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"There is mold all over this "Alice," and while some of it features the brightest of greens, a lot of it is predictably grim, but not in the way that Burton fans have come to savor." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 12, 2010
C- 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"For such a potentially great concept to result in such a thoroughly mediocre product is baffling, especially given the talent involved." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 12, 2010
C 58%

She's Out of My League (2010)

"It's not particularly funny, it runs a bit long, and it certainly uses its fair share of cliches, but it somehow manages to be charming and likable for most of its runtime." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 12, 2010
C- 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"An insignificant film that desperately wants to be significant. Still, thanks to a decent cast and mostly solid direction, it manages to be at least moderately entertaining through its running time." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Mar 12, 2010
B 68%

Shutter Island (2010)

"For those who like their movies wrapped in a tight bow, you're not going to get it here." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
C 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"For people who haven't seen any of Kevin Smith's films, this shouldn't be their foray into his work--his earlier movies are much better." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
B- 67%

Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009)

"The thread-bare plot mostly serves as a means to get these people in an isolated area so they may be attacked by the undead. While the characters are likable, they are flat--you're given just enough information to care about them." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 26, 2010
D+ 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"The new Benicio Del Toro movie, "Hirsute and Hatin' It" (okay, "The Wolfman"), is so ripe with the stink of fouled fromage, it should have taken place in France instead of Victorian England." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
C 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

""John Travolta is obviously having a ball playing the obnoxious tough guy, but I took him less for tough and more simply for obnoxious. Sometimes his performance works, but often, it's just excessive."" Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 13, 2010
A- 83%

Avatar (2009)

""The year's most ambitious film is so breathtaking, it detracts you from the fact that Cameron's characters are caricatures, and too much of the dialogue is stock. The good news? None of it matters."" Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 13, 2010
C- 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

""It's like a Valentine's Day card put on screen--it's vaguely quotable, sweet, occasionally clever--and totally vanilla. Which basically means it'll make the perfect date movie for this Valentine's Day."" Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 13, 2010
C 49%

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

"The plot is a pretty blatant rehash of the typical "coming-of-age hero" tropes. Still, while "Percy Jackson" may not end up being the next huge and successful franchise, at the very least, it was an honest and amusing two hours." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 12, 2010
B+ 81%

Broken Embraces (2009)

"While the writing isn't as sharp or as funny as it is in Almodovar's best movies, so be it--it's a hell of a lot sharper and more interesting than most of the mass-produced movies coming out of Hollywood." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 7, 2010
D 29%

Dear John (2010)

"In the film, John says he compares himself to the fine pressing of a coin. It's a sad state of affairs when you have to compare yourself to a collectible coin to express your individuality." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Feb 7, 2010
B+ 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"This might be Jeff Bridges' best performance. And he might, in fact, just take home the Academy Award for Best Actor." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 30, 2010
F 17%

When in Rome (2010)

"Last time I checked, films had plot, characters (and character development) and, if nothing else, some semblance of a purpose other than to make money. Such is not the case here. At all." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 30, 2010
C- 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"A flawed, middle-of-the-road, mildly enjoyable thriller." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 30, 2010
B- 33%

To Save a Life (2010)

"One of the problems with Christian films is that they can come off as very preachy. "To Save a Life" doesn't necessarily tone down its religious overtones, but it does try to make the religious aspects as organic as possible." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 23, 2010
D 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"True, the general audiences doesn't need hours of complex biochemistry talk they won't understand, but surely there's a better way of getting around it than showing Ford sitting in a lab coat writing on a dry erase board to rock music." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 23, 2010
D 19%

Legion (2010)

"Legion is hellishly bad." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 23, 2010
D+ 18%

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

"Follows every cliche and family-film formula so painstakingly that each moment is unbelievably boring. Almost from the moment the film starts, you know where it's heading every step of the way." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 23, 2010
A 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"Gilliam has had a rough 10 years, but he's ended the decade with what is easily one of his seminal works. He has shown what imagination and storytelling means to him, and he's made one of his best films in the process." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
D 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"Denzel Washington does the best he can with the material, but "The Book of Eli" is so ingrained with over-stylization, self-indulgence and ridiculous thematic material that it had no chance of succeeding from frame one." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
B+ 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"The film's presence on the scene punctuates the ongoing issues surrounding the move toward equality for gay couples. The movie doesn't define the debate so much as it adds to it. Colin Firth's performance is a beautiful example of restraint." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
B 31%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"The new Peter Jackson movie, "The Lovely Bones," is a head trip for audiences, a trip to hell for the family featured, and a plunge into purgatory for another." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 15, 2010
A 65%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"As a whole, "Youth in Revolt" is simply an overwhelming success--as a comedy, a romance, and as a new career-high for Michael Cera. A dark, stylish and incredibly funny triumph." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 10, 2010
B 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"A bloody, fun start to the new year." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 10, 2010
C- 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Both of the leads do well in their roles, but since the movie is so predictable and some of the attempts at humor go south, most of it just leave you smacking your palm against your forehead." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 10, 2010
B 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"It should have been titled, "Well, It's All Just Sort of Manufactured." The film is pat, it's predictable, we've seen revisions of its story countless times before--but that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable, which it is." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 10, 2010
A 41%

44 Inch Chest (2010)

"For all its dialogue and relative lack of action, "44 Inch Chest" is lively and vibrant, no doubt due to the pitch-perfect performances. The movie relies on substance over style and flash, and manages to impress all the same." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 8, 2010
B 76%

Bronson (2009)

"In the end, "Bronson" is a beautiful, intense film about a man that may or may not be insane, based on events that might actually have occurred in his life." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 5, 2010
A 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"One 2009's best films." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 1, 2010
A- 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"Watching "Precious," you have to wonder--does it offer this year's inconvenient truth?" Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Jan 1, 2010
C 21%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

"Yes, it's probably a good film for children. But when films far more sophisticated and enjoyable like "Up" or "Where the Wild Things Are" come out, a film like this merely seems trivial." Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Posted Dec 29, 2009
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