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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
50% Belgica "Watching others get stupid and crazy can have amusement value, but "Belgica," which is set mostly inside a bar of that name, is neither comic nor tragic. It's not a party of a movie, just a hangover. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 22, 2016
1/4 7% Martyrs (2016) "The filmmakers ... place only the tiniest fig leaf of a story on a panoramic canvas of the gory, gross and repellent. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Like "The 5th Wave," I believe the children are our future. Unlike the movie, I have trouble believing teens can be made to do their algebra homework without whining, let alone instantly cohere into a precision army to repel an alien invasion. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Bay's goal is to put you right in these men's boots, to feel the heat, the fear, the fatigue, the weight of the weapons and the web of camaraderie. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 14, 2016
0.5/4 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "To call "Ride Along 2" rubbish is unfair to rubbish, which at some point had a purpose. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/4 10% The Forest (2016) "Japan's loony suicide culture seems like an adequately scary backdrop for a horror movie, but the routine horror flick "The Forest" mostly settles for cheap thrills. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 88% Sweaty Betty (2016) "The film ... has a disturbing intimacy and richness that are startling. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "There's something strange and dreamlike and delicate and beautiful about "Anomalisa," an animated film for grown-ups that takes a long while to make its point, but does so with a dark brilliance. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3/4 82% The Revenant (2015) "It's intoxicating, even as long stretches separate plot developments. "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" and the impressionistic rambles of Terrence Malick films such as "Days of Heaven" come to mind. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
2.5/4 61% Concussion (2015) "The film is sober, honest and serious about an important subject. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 22, 2015
0/4 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "The next time the chipmunks make something together, I hope it's a fur coat. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 18, 2015
2.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) ""The Force Awakens" feels like a genuine "Star Wars" movie, with well-executed battle scenes, light comic touches and a warm feel for its characters. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 30% Don Verdean (2015) "Hess' eccentric characters are neither likable enough to root for nor ridiculous enough to earn big laughs. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
1/4 88% The Big Short (2015) "McKay's choices keep clashing into one another: He badly wants the film to be another "The Wolf of Wall Street," but, having directed the "Anchorman" movies and being a political activist, he is equally keen to be taken seriously. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "The movie's mix of passivity and grit, of hostility and politeness, of eccentricity and rule-following, adds up to something: a meditation on that peculiar state of existence called Englishness. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 79% Macbeth (2015) "Amid all the bloodshed of the latest film adaptation of the Scottish play, there is an eerie beauty to the treachery. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Dec 3, 2015
25% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "It essentially repeats, with a few uninteresting new details, all the same stuff we've seen in the other 457 Frankenstein movies. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 24, 2015
1/4 66% The Night Before (2015) "I was searching for a metaphor to capture the experience of watching "The Night Before" when a character fell backward into a dumpster full of garbage bags. Thanks, guys! " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/4 23% Heist (2015) "As throwbacks go, it's more bearable than shoulder pads. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) "Unfortunately, director Jessie Nelson gradually turns the script into marzipan. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 91% James White (2015) "Alas for James, sadness is not a jerk license and his bid to seem dark and complicated merely comes across as tiresome self-pity. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/4 80% Entertainment (2015) "Weirdly compelling if student-y and unfocused ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Nov 13, 2015
1/4 44% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) "If your idea of a hot joke is a strip club called "Lawrence of Alabia," step right up to "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," a horror-comedy that takes a weak premise (do high school boys even go scouting anymore?) and barely uses it, anyway. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 29% Burnt (2015) "The stakes are so low, it's like watching 100 minutes of a slug trying to crawl over a twig. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 28, 2015
1/4 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The movie left me amazed - amazed that Nicolas Cage wasn't in it. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 22, 2015
1.5/4 94% Room (2015) "Dopey as the film is on a plot level, it's equally vapid in its psychology. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2/4 77% Goosebumps (2015) "A special-effects extravaganza that skips over basics like coming up with an interesting origination myth for the creepy creatures who bring havoc to a sleepy suburb. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
1.5/4 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Simply a bloody revel in the hideous. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 14, 2015
2/4 35% Big Stone Gap (2015) "Good nature counts for something, but it's all so comfy you may fall asleep. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/4 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "It's a cliché to say that Apple changed the world, but how and why did that happen? "Steve Jobs" is robust and entertaining, but the answer it provides is incomplete. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Oct 7, 2015
1/4 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "The jokes stink like the Mummy's armpits. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/4 34% The Green Inferno (2015) "Finish your popcorn early if you're going to "The Green Inferno," and save the bucket to barf in. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1.5/4 11% Pay the Ghost (2015) "In "Pay the Ghost," Nicolas Cage investigates a supernatural abduction but has no solution for the maggot-eaten zombie that is his undead career. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 92% 99 Homes (2015) "Like being shouted at by a man with bad breath while he grips your collar with both hands ... " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "To wait a movie and a half for a big reveal and have it turn out to be a zombie plague is like waiting until March for your Christmas present, and it turning out to be a three-pack of white Hanes T-shirts. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 93% Sicario (2015) "Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson combine to make the action scenes gorgeous, scary and exciting, while the script by Taylor Sheridan is mordant and smart, with not a wasted word. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 84% Meet The Patels (2015) "Only in the heartfelt closing minutes does the film cut any deeper than a tired episode of a sitcom about children of immigrants complaining about their hopelessly old-fashioned parents. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 10, 2015
1/4 16% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "I've seen lines at the post office that moved with more urgency and passion than "The Transporter Refueled." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 3, 2015
1/4 0% Chloe & Theo (2015) "An insipid global-warming fable about an innocent Inuit who comes to New York City to save us all from ourselves, "Chloe & Theo" plays like an unintentional mashup of "Being There" and "Elf." " ‐ New York Post
Posted Sep 2, 2015
45% No Escape (2015) "Writer-director John Eric Dowdle makes the street action propulsive, bewildering and terrifyingly real, and things are just getting warmed up. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) ""We Are Your Friends" is a study in intoxicants: drink, drugs, youth and Emily Ratajkowski. All four are potentially dangerous, yet nearly impossible to leave alone. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 26, 2015
2.5/4 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "The movie putters along as softly as Wendy drives. Despite its lack of narrative horsepower, though, its character sketches are pleasing. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
1/4 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "The film was shot on location in Berlin and Singapore, and Friend is out-acted by the gorgeous scenery. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/4 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "A serviceable if somewhat redundant horror sequel that dribbles out its secrets slowly, "Sinister 2" doesn't have a particularly satisfying end - it's somehow both too drawn-out and abrupt - but it's got creepiness galore. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 19, 2015
1.5/4 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Cavill's Solo, and the movie, are aggressively quippy, which is what happens when screenwriters set out to be funny but give up when they're halfway there. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 12, 2015
1.5/4 78% Cop Car (2015) "Scenes that should take 30 seconds take three minutes. Writer-director Jon Watts does successfully channel childhood, though: He's like a kid short of ideas who triple-spaces his book report. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
1/4 27% The Runner (2015) "In "The Runner," the latest Nicolas Cage film to roll off his one-man assembly line of shoddy cinema, the star looks almost as tired of acting as I am of watching his acting. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3/4 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) ""Best of Enemies" illustrates how even literary swashbucklers can be reduced to schoolboy behavior. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) ""Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" is a sigh of defeat. Now Tom's only goal is to give us a kickboxing fight or a motorcycle chase every eight minutes, and hope for the best. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 29, 2015
0.5/4 17% Pixels (2015) "You get the feeling the boys spent the nine-figure budget on trips to Hooters. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
2.5/4 42% Staten Island Summer "A movie that won't knock you out with originality but may charm you with its wit. " ‐ New York Post
Posted Jul 23, 2015
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