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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 93%

Life, Animated (2016)

"A deeply felt documentary ..." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
1.5/4 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"A tightly controlled British spy thriller with more brains than heart, "Our Kind of Traitor" is a dismal, low-energy affair." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 92%

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

"Zappa made for a good celebrity if a rotten musician, and his takes on language and fame keep this doc sprightly and engaging." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"If McConaughey's performance is a little too jut-jawed and noble, the script has plenty of force." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 77%

The Phenom (2016)

"Don't let its restraint fool you: As unshowy as it is, "The Phenom" has an impressive collection of tools." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/4 77%

The Shallows (2016)

"The girl kept talking and strategizing as heavy string music played on the soundtrack." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1/4 89%

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016)

"Fanboys gotta fan, but beneath the surface "Raiders!" is the opposite of what it's trying to be - not a salute to monomania, but a lesson in its destructiveness." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 67%

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016)

"A quietly chilling look at the sex lives of a group of bored high-school students." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/4 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"Jones ... is trying to deliver something like "The Lord of the Rings" minus the boring bits, but without the boring bits what you have is Itchy and Scratchy with maces." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/4 96%

De Palma (2016)

""De Palma" treats its subject as the gonzo genius of genre cinema, which is to say it gives him his due." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 77%

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

"Even if you find bits of "Popstar" funny, it's likely to seem stale as it goes on." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/4 86%

Time To Choose (2016)

""Over 600 million people's homes will be destroyed if the world's coastlines are flooded." Yes, and over 7 billion people will be killed if aliens decide to destroy the human race, but that isn't going to happen either." ‐New York Post
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2.5/4 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"The screenplay (by Linda Woolverton) isn't exactly heaving with brilliant ideas, but it works well enough as a blank canvas against which the special-effects team goes bonkers." ‐New York Post
Posted May 26, 2016
1.5/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"If earlier Rogen and Stoller movies mined experience for laughs, this one is so contrived that it's like it began life as a checklist of things that are supposed to be funny today." ‐New York Post
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 75%

Last Days In The Desert (2016)

"No matter what I tried, I could not, cannot and never will be able to see Ewan McGregor as Jesus Christ." ‐New York Post
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 82%

Sunset Song (2016)

"Davies' quiet, painterly film largely eschews musical cues that would heighten its emotional impact, but as it is, "Sunset Song" is captivating in its sincerity." ‐New York Post
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"A boldly imaginative Kafka-esque parable, "The Lobster" is loaded with dazzling ideas that don't ultimately pull together." ‐New York Post
Posted May 12, 2016
1.5/4 77%

Elstree 1976 (2016)

""Elstree 1976" is an amazing experience. I'm shocked that a documentary revisiting the making of "Star Wars" could be this boring." ‐New York Post
Posted May 5, 2016
2/4 90%

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"After the first two "Captain America" entries, the finest comic-book movies of the last five years, this one is disappointing." ‐New York Post
Posted May 5, 2016
1/4 18%

Ratchet & Clank (2016)

"Small fry will learn an important lesson taking in the recycled storylines of "Ratchet & Clank": Like nearly all recycling, it's garbage." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 80%

The Family Fang (2016)

"Merely "playing with concepts" doesn't quite add up to a film, and "The Family Fang," adapted from Kevin Wilson's novel, feels like an extended therapy session." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/4 71%

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"To describe this as a movie about a mediocre businessman biding his time before an appointment probably makes it sound more exciting than it is." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 82%

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016)

"The film's look is richly conceived, but each tale is plagued by flat characters, clunky plot twists and interminable pacing." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 21, 2016
1/4 21%

An Eye for Beauty (Le règne de la beauté) (2014)

"Delivers the character depth of your average spread in Architectural Digest." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"The plot is episodic, sewing together several tales by Rudyard Kipling, yet Favreau skillfully covers up the seams by increasing the pressure from Shere Khan." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 97%

Sing Street (2016)

"If "Once" was a densely crafted album, "Sing Street" is more like a perfectly crafted single: "Crazy Little Thing Called Youth."" ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1/4 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"For the first time ever, a movie has actually done it. "Hardcore Henry" has precisely replicated the experience of watching someone else play a video game." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 72%

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"An acutely observed song of sorrow that shares much with "Ordinary People" (including the name of a protagonist), "Louder Than Bombs" studies a family in transition after the death of a loved one." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 52%

Demolition (2016)

"Gyllenhaal doesn't really cut it in conventional movie-star roles, but this film makes superb use (as did "Nightcrawler") of his ability to come across as a slightly misprogrammed android." ‐New York Post
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 15%

The Girl In The Photographs (2016)

"A slasher film with a sardonic twist, "The Girl in the Photographs" doesn't quite revive an etiolated genre, but it does have its moments." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2/4 25%

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"Though the script is full of arch, darkly funny observations, the movie gets stuck on the same clanging chord of all-hating cynicism." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"At his best, Linklater gives the characters the space for quietly revealing moments." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 88%

Born To Be Blue (2016)

"Hawke is endearingly tender: His boyish quality, layered beneath a level of helplessness, makes Baker's struggle so real it's nearly as heartbreaking as Baker's rendition of "My Funny Valentine."" ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 20%

I Saw the Light (2016)

"Hiddleston (who, like Olsen, is best known for his "Avengers" alter ego) does his own singing, but can't quite duplicate Williams' high-pitched twang any more than the movie can re-create the excitement of his career." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 24, 2016
1.5/4 11%

The Preppie Connection (2016)

"Toby is so un-self-aware that his journey seems like mere obtuseness; what the film has to say about youthful degeneracy is less than zero." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 44%

Miracles from Heaven (2016)

"The sweet sincerity of Miracles From Heaven makes it hard to dislike." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 16, 2016
1.5/4 37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"As a comedy, "The Brothers Grimsby" is weak and scattershot, but it's useful as an unintended self-indictment of the chattering classes' disgust and disdain for white working folk." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"There aren't enough movies in which Tina Fey fires an AK-47 while grinning maniacally." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/4 46%

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Titled after, and loosely structured around, cards in a Tarot deck, "Knight of Cups" instead recaptures a less exalted card-based activity: 52 Pickup." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 2, 2016
2.5/4 82%

The Wave (Bolgen) (2016)

"A passable imitation of a Hollywood disaster movie minus the campy elements ..." ‐New York Post
Posted Mar 2, 2016
1/4 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"The "Battlefield Earth" of sword-and-sorcery movies." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 26, 2016
0.5/4 26%

Backtrack (2016)

"A movie that tries to make a choo-choo out of "The Sixth Sense" but immediately goes off the rails." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1.5/4 52%

Risen (2016)

"A low-IQ affair that supposes that the Gospels will sound more convincing if seen through the eyes of a skeptic. Instead, it seeks to improve the New Testament by putting a layer of Naugahyde upholstery on it." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/4 61%

Race (2016)

""Race" is disappointing in parts, but Stephan James makes for an appealing star ..." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 18, 2016
1.5/4 84%

Deadpool (2016)

"There aren't many superhero movies that exploit the liberating effects of the hard-R rating. But to me, the mock opening credits are the only detail that is fresh - sophomoric, but fresh." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Almost all of "Zoolander 2" is like that draggy last 20 minutes of "SNL," when every half-decent idea has been exhausted and the only reason the show is still going is because there's time to fill up." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/4 12%

The Choice (2016)

"Even when things take a turn, the movie doesn't become more complicated or interesting; we simply start down an equally predictable new track." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/4 86%

The Club (El Club) (2016)

""The Club" offers plenty of stifling, agonized atmosphere, but it's all penitence and no redemption." ‐New York Post
Posted Feb 3, 2016
48%

Complete Unknown (2016)

"It's neither more nuanced, literate or character-focused than an ordinary Hollywood studio film. Instead, it's simply a really thin, weak imitation of a Hollywood studio film." ‐New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2016
79%

The Intervention (2016)

"To say this script lacks dramatic energy is an understatement - you might as well try to power your car on celery juice." ‐New York Post
Posted Jan 27, 2016
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