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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 82% The Founder (2017) This is a thrilling, dynamic, often very funny movie full of fascinating granular detail - a great American story about a great American business. ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 18, 2017
1/4 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Perhaps all of this will be thrilling for fans who've played it. The rest of us, I imagine, may come out of this film invigorated with a creed of our own: Avoid movies based on video games. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 70% Sing (2016) Who doesn't love a flamboyant, spandex-wearing swine with a Swedish accent who adores Lady Gaga? And there's a black sheep who is literally a black sheep. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) "Hidden Figures" provides a fresh angle on how demeaning, demoralizing and crazy it was to live in an era of officially sanctioned white supremacy, one that people had grown used to pretending was perfectly normal. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/4 83% Silence (2017) "Silence" comes to us billed as 30 years in the making. Unfortunately, it plays like 30 years in the watching. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/4 40% Why Him? (2016) There is a passable 85-minute comedy in here, caked in an additional 30 minutes of flab. Call it a dad-bod comedy. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 79% Patriots Day (2017) A great American movie about the greatness of ordinary Americans, "Patriots Day" combines an electrifying manhunt with the intimacy and feel for character writer-director Peter Berg showed in his brilliant TV series "Friday Night Lights." ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 20, 2016
1/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) "Collateral Beauty" couldn't be more calculated and manipulative if it slapped you on the back, shoved a giant lollipop into your mouth and immediately tried to sell you a time share in Tampa. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 15, 2016
2.5/4 95% Fences (2016) Honorable, worthy and windy, "Fences" is essentially a PBS episode of "Great Performances" that is inflated for the big screen without ever quite belonging there. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 14, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The movie has a completely different, more sophisticated feel than most recent special effects-driven entries, including last year's so-so "The Force Awakens." ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 13, 2016
1/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) Heavy-handed message movies don't come more harrumphing than "Miss Sloane," a clunky dramatization of the gun-control argument liberals still don't understand is being conducted solely among themselves. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 7, 2016
2.5/4 93% La La Land (2016) "La La Land" deserves credit for high spirits even if it's essentially a collection of glamorous throwback music videos for so-so songs. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 7, 2016
2/4 89% Jackie (2016) "Jackie" does more than a disservice - bordering on an insult - to its subject: It's so obtuse about the history of mores that it's the equivalent of showing Abraham Lincoln reading the Gettysburg Address off a teleprompter. ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/4 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) This is Beatty's first film in 15 years, a project he's been working on for 40 years, and it's immensely pleasing to see him in such fine form. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 22, 2016
2/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) A lot of this is funny, and a lot of it isn't. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 21, 2016
2/4 61% Allied (2016) "Allied" is slow-footed and tepid, its plot twists dopey and soapy. I was rooting for things to get interesting, but I would have settled for a few surprises. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 87% Lion (2016) This is a true story, and at times a gut-wrenching one, even if it necessarily sugarcoats some aspects of the plight of lost children. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) A romantic thriller of mesmeric beauty, suspenseful, eerie and singular. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 16, 2016
1/4 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Dramatically inert, satirically inept and thematically insufferable, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" is the most disappointing film of the year. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 10, 2016
1.5/4 75% Trolls (2016) "Trolls" combines dreadful kindergarten humor (one troll poops cupcakes) with a feeble plot, much padded with high-fructose-corn-syrup versions of pop and R&B classics. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) If the film's director were anyone but Gibson, a fixture on or even atop Hollywood's enemies list, it would be expecting several Oscar nominations. ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/4 19% Inferno (2016) Nothing is what it seems, unless it seems ridiculous, in which case it's exactly what it seems. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 27, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The movie grows less interesting as it goes along, at times seeming like a big-budget version of an '80s TV show, but never does it veer into silliness. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 20, 2016
55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) Is Reader's Digest still in business? I think their humor column has just found a potential new contributor. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) It's one of the few important movies to hit cinemas this year. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 98% Under The Shadow (2016) A tightly controlled chiller that carries a whiff of mother-daughter horror classics such as "Poltergeist" and "The Exorcist" ... ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/4 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It has about as many twists and turns as an L. The third act of a movie shouldn't make you feel as though the first two acts were a waste of time. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 6, 2016
97% 13th (2016) The film is a morass of distortions, half-truths, calculated omissions, absurd hyperbole and outright falsehoods. ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The only thing that could save the movie is Stephen Hawking stopping by to diagram the thing out on a blackboard while ushers freely distribute Tylenol. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 29, 2016
0/4 53% The Dressmaker (2016) The Titanic is now the second-biggest disaster Kate Winslet has ever been associated with. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1.5/4 63% Storks (2016) Less enjoyable than making a baby but more enjoyable than raising one, the animated feature "Storks" delivers a bouncing bundle of blah. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 76% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) Freaky as this story is, it's told in a woefully pedestrian way, with talking-head footage forming the bulk of this slow-to-develop film. Still, it's a creepily fascinating tale. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1.5/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) Running and screaming may be essential to a lot of horror movies, but as "Blair Witch" shows, they're not scary in themselves. For that, you need the stuff between the running and screaming. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
1.5/4 61% Snowden (2016) "Snowden" could have been a character portrait, but instead it's like "The Bourne Identity" minus the chases and fights, which is like a ham and cheese sandwich minus the ham and cheese. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 69% Operation Avalanche (2016) A cute, spunky found-footage thriller undone by a lumpy plot and a weak ending, "Operation Avalanche" revisits the urban legend that the moon landing was faked, with some fresh twists. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/4 13% Ithaca (2016) If you can't see where it's all heading, you're probably wearing a onesie and wondering how the mobile over your head works. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 8, 2016
1.5/4 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) A dopey psychological thriller that combines elements of "The Sixth Sense" with an overbearing sentimentality, "The 9th Life of Louis Drax" flat-lines from beginning to end. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 2, 2016
1/4 40% Morgan (2016) A dull, listless, derivative chunk of celluloid lacking any spark or even basic storytelling ability. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbender and Vikander make the film work, just. ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 1, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Hollars (2016) A gooey morass of indie-movie clichés, the wacky-family dramedy "The Hollars" marks yet another egregiously cutesy attempt to rekindle that "Garden State" magic. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Apart from its thin characters and occasional trite moments, as well as a silly attempt to set up a sequel, "Don't Breathe" is just about perfect. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 91% Southside With You (2016) The mollifying figure on display here bears little resemblance to the hyperpartisan president Obama turned out to be, but it's sweet to remember things could have been different. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) Durán is about as admirable as algae from the moment we meet him. The best you can say about him is he managed to get rich being pond scum. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 25, 2016
1/4 60% War Dogs (2016) Phillips, also a co-writer on this mishegoss, directed this tired, lumbering, flaccid story of arms-dealing rascals as though hoping to be mistaken for Martin Scorsese - all freeze frames, voice-overs and classic rock. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 98% Hell or High Water (2016) "Hell or High Water" overcomes its vapid political leanings with loads of West Texas atmosphere, smart dialogue and acutely observed relationships. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/4 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) A cinematic enchantment, a low-key 1970s-style kids' movie brimming with sincerity and heart. It's one of the best films of the year. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2.5/4 20% The Brooklyn Banker (2016) Borrowing a few tricks from Martin Scorsese, the film isn't a slavish imitation but an engrossing and grounded drama. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) As fragile and beautiful as the beloved rose guarded by the wee fellow of the title. ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 4, 2016
1.5/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) The question isn't whether "Suicide Squad" is as good as "The Avengers," but whether it's as bad as "Green Lantern." ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 3, 2016
3.5/4 66% Nerve (2016) The sharpest, wildest and most unpredictable thriller I've seen this year ... ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 28, 2016