Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Kyle Smith's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Watching Penn pump iron and denounce capitalism for two hours would be roughly as illuminating as this monotonous Euro-thriller. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
0.5/4 8% Growing Up and Other Lies (2015) ""Growing Up & Other Lies" instead feels like a really long beer commercial, except beer commercials usually contain at least one witty idea. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2.5/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Neeson's whiskey-marinated Catholic anguish isn't exactly new, nor is Harris's rueful reflection on years flown. But if it's a film that sticks to the old songs, at least it plays the hits. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1/4 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "That "Unfinished Business" thinks it's a really fun idea to have a leading character named Mike Pancake tells you all you need to know. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1.5/4 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "In 1983, five knuckleheads decided to strike it rich by kidnapping beer magnate Freddy Heineken. "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is a dull, trite thriller about their crime and undoing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 79% Deli Man (2015) "Deli man, your legend will survive anything, even Houston. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2.5/4 69% The Salvation (2015) "Mikkelsen's icy stare, and a strong finale, make the film worth a go. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 56% Focus (2015) "It's not that the movie keeps you guessing with its intricacy, it's more like it's making it up as it goes along. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 27, 2015
1/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "The smart plotting of the first film is completely gone; this time the script barely bothers with the central mystery, preferring to lurch from one unfunny set piece to another. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2.5/4 72% The DUFF (2015) "This winsome comedy is a little low in the stakes department, not to mention predictable, but it gets an "A" for charm. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2015
43% The D Train (2015) ""The D Train" is a good-humored, warm-hearted movie in which Black, as usual, excels. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2015
81% Results (2015) "Things went fairly disastrously wrong at the casting stage, and got worse from that point ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 13, 2015
1/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Borrows the tone, story, characters and humor of "Kick-Ass," only this time in a 007 world instead of Batman's. Nearly everything it does, it does poorly: This one is "Weak-Ass." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "Most of the best gags are in the early going and the film seems ever more stretched and thin as it goes on. It would have made a brilliant eight-minute sketch, though. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 12% Seventh Son (2015) "I was disappointed that there were no fire-breathing mummy ninjas from space, but you have to save something for the sequel. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/4 97% 1971 (2015) "Mostly, the film is much ado about nothing (though the break-in led eventually to a Freedom of Information Act document dump that revealed details about the FBI spying on Martin Luther King Jr.). " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/4 23% Enter the Dangerous Mind (2015) "A searing, penetrating look inside schizophrenia is exactly what "Enter the Dangerous Mind" isn't. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Feb 4, 2015
86% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "Tim Talbott's dense script provides much to discuss and argue about, providing both left and right with talking points. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 30, 2015
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "The sharpness of the dialogue and the performances of Mann and Cooke not only make it all work, they make it all sublime. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
17% Zipper (2015) "The movie comes across as a not particularly compelling episode of "House of Cards," and Wilson's Southern accent is equally unconvincing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 83% Above and Beyond (2015) "Though somewhat marred by cheesy docudrama re-enactments, the film (produced by Steven Spielberg's sister Nancy) is nutty, dramatic, surprising and above all inspiring. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
0.5/4 15% Alien Outpost (2015) "A sci-fi actioner with the production values of your average porno, "Alien Outpost" spews clichés like a machine gun set on maximum triteness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 28, 2015
83% People Places Things (2015) "A mild, low-impact relationship dramedy with a droll script and considerable feeling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
45% I Smile Back (2015) "I don't find Silverman's drunk act particularly deep or anguished. The applicable adjective for her character's personality is, it seems to me, "spoiled." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
82% Z For Zachariah (2015) "This dull, slow movie represents a major step back for director Craig Zobel, who looked like he was ready for the big time with his deeply unsettling "Compliance" a couple of years ago. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
100% Brooklyn (2015) "Despite its familiar structure it's a thing of beauty, a delicate, tender period piece about nice people trying to do their best. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2015
93% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "It doesn't add a lot to what was known about the church, but it puts it all in a compact format that hits Scientology squarely in the thetans. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 26, 2015
58% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "Headland's script is so hilarious, so full of achingly well-observed one-liners on sex and relationships and parenting, that it qualifies as a sparkling new rethink of a beloved film we've all seen too many times. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 26, 2015
90% Mississippi Grind (2015) "For an addiction drama it's awfully watchable. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 25, 2015
94% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "I made it two-thirds of the way through the routine sexual coming-of-age yarn "Diary of a Teenage Girl" when it occurred to me that anything else I could conceivably be doing would be more interesting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
90% The End Of The Tour (2015) "The script is so full of acute observations that I found myself scribbling down the whole movie as I was watching. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
81% The Overnight (2015) "An unpredictably weird and delightful sex comedy, "The Overnight" has a sly take on contemporary coupledom. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 24, 2015
13% The Bronze (2015) "A mean-spirited and largely witless satire of an Olympic gymnast who has Kerri Strug's grit but Tonya Harding's personality. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2015
40% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Tame gags are about all the film has to offer. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2015
89% The Witch "Writer-director Robert Eggers is said to be detail-obsessed, and it shows. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 23, 2015
0.5/4 12% Mortdecai (2015) ""Mortdecai" is mortdifying, a mortdal sin of a movie that's headed for the cinematic mortduary. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "It's in the second hour that this boat really gets rocking: Macdonald has torpedoes of conflict firing in every direction. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2/4 49% Cake (2015) "Aniston proves, as always, a modestly gifted actress, only this time with scars and weedy hair. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2015
2/4 4% Vice (2015) "Recombining elements of "Blade Runner," "Strange Days" and "A.I." makes Bruce Willis' "Vice" an intriguing sci-fi thriller, but in the end it doesn't do enough with its ideas. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) "Just about perfect, at least as a collection of sketches without any particular direction. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2.5/4 81% Human Capital (2015) "Melding a morality play with a glossy soap, Italy's "Human Capital" is a fairly successful balance of entertainment and ideas. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2.5/4 34% Blackhat (2015) "There's way too much cyber in this movie, but at least there's some thriller, too. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2.5/4 67% The World Made Straight (2015) "Though the film, based on a Ron Rash novel, doesn't quite deliver on all its grim portents, debut director David Burris creates a neo-Faulknerian atmosphere of indelible sin in a story that rises above cliché. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2015
2.5/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) ""A Most Violent Year" is a small picture, but each brushstroke is laden with detail and craftsmanship. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 30, 2014
3/4 72% Big Eyes (2014) ""Big Eyes" toys with some amusing ideas, and that's enough. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2/4 51% Unbroken (2014) "More a series of similar events than a story, and lacks an underlying message except that torture hurts. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
4/4 73% American Sniper (2015) "After 40 years of Hollywood counterpropaganda telling us war is necessarily corrupting and malign, its ablest practitioners thugs, loons or victims, "American Sniper" nobly presents the case for the other side. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/4 46% The Gambler (2014) "This remake of the 1974 James Caan film written by James Toback ... crackles with mordant cynicism. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 23, 2014
2.5/4 61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "It's adequately visionary, it's routinely spectacular, it breathes fire and yet somehow feels room-temperature. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2.5/4 86% Top Five (2014) "As an actor, Rock doesn't create much of a spark with Dawson, and as a director, he tends to let scenes go on too long. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2014
1.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) ""Inherent Vice," meandering even by Anderson's standards, is easily the worst of his movies, a soporific 2 /₂- hour endurance test. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2014
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