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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% LBJ (2017) Harrelson gets close to the essence of this dynamic, irascible, essential figure, making the film a fine introduction to a president far more consequential than the man he succeeded.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
75% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Sacred Deer winds up being a horror film without a satisfying payoff, a morality play without a lesson, a comedy with maybe four laughs. It's a think piece of a movie, but the more I think about it, the less I like it.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
100% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird is the rare teen movie that vindicates the world's exasperating moms.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
93% Spielberg (2017) The new documentary makes a strong case that at the peak of his powers, Spielberg may have had many colleagues, but he had no peer.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 may be breathtaking cinema, but it isn't great storytelling.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Noah Baumbach's latest movie is touching, hilarious, and boisterous.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
97% The Florida Project (2017) Written and directed with rich texture by Sean Baker, The Florida Project, which just debuted at the New York Film Festival ahead of its release this week in theaters, is the latest in a vivid, intensely naturalistic new subgenre of white-trash cinema. ‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
71% Last Flag Flying (2017) Richard Linklater's latest avoids the propagandistic traps that doom so many other recent left-wing war films by evincing real respect for the troops.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
87% American Made (2017) If trafficking in cliché were a federal offense, everyone involved with this movie would be looking at prison time.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
67% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Like a Bill Clinton-style Democrat, though, a film such as this one that would have been a huge success in the 1990s today simply reminds us that the species to which it belongs is vanishing.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) The movie's implied contention that women's tennis offers the same quality of play as men's simply doesn't withstand acquaintance with the facts.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
96% Stronger (2017) We should use the occasion of this expertly crafted microcosm to look closely at one agonizing example of what Islamist fanaticism is doing to people all over the globe. ‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
69% mother! (2017) Mother, an exercise in torture porn, may be the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
81% Brad's Status (2017) Brad's Status is a thoughtful and autumnal indie.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
15% The Dark Tower (2017) Flourishes that may work fine when they're confined to the page seem laughable on-screen, and the visual effects are uniformly unconvincing.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Viewers who watch with a curious mind rather than a hushed awe for His Goreness might have a few questions.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) As magnificently well crafted as Dunkirk is, it is a film destined to be respected more than it is loved, and given Nolan's record -- I credit him with five great movies -- I call this a highly honorable achievement that nonetheless slightly disappoints.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) It's fitting that a movie that features both crossbows and laser-guided rifles, tanks as well as horseback riding feels classic and contemporary at the same time.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) With its sunny warmth and its hilarious script by Watts and five other writers, Spider-Man: Homecoming is breezy fun, one of the most enjoyable superhero epics yet.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
78% The Reagan Show (2017) Consisting entirely of archival footage from the Reagan era and before, the remainder of The Reagan Show is an exercise in snark that seems aimed at Baby Boomers still pining for Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) There are some sweet early scenes establishing the characters' rapport... but Gordon and Nanjiani are so enamored of the standup-comedy world that it takes nearly 40 minutes for an actual conflict to be brought up.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) The director, Alex Kurtzman, jolly well keeps things moving, so that even when nothing in the film made much sense, I was reasonably caught up in the ridiculousness.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a top-notch blockbuster, fun and fast and carrying quite a lot of the thematic heft that characterizes the dramatic ambition of the better DC Comics movies as against the more light-hearted Marvel efforts.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) The film's big lesson, which Brody learns at great length, is that there is no I in team. True enough, but in Baywatch, there is contained a question: Y Watch?‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Does The Commune amount to shooting fish in a barrel? I don't think so. It isn't just a rebuke to shaggy Seventies ideals of shared living and free love.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Legend of the Sword, then, is the first adequately rousing Arthurian epic since 1981's Excalibur, which remains the most satisfying treatment the Good King A. has received onscreen, if you don't count Monty Python and the Holy Grail.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
89% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) Amusing if also dispiriting film.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) It's a brilliant, harrowing, emotionally potent documentary by a director with unimpeachable liberal credentials - a Kennedy, no less.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) I suppose there's a kind of genius in Gunn's ability to remember what made him laugh in fourth grade, but if your sense of what's funny hasn't grown a tad more sophisticated since you were in primary school, then...‐ National Review
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deepwater Horizon is an overwhelming success, the best film of the year so far.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) This strange update on Joseph Conrad is in essence an epic of virtue-signaling.‐ National Review
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
52% The Boss Baby (2017) The plot is so senseless it could have been written up by bleary, sleep-deprived parents. It's all just a pretext for a pitiful one-joke movie.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
70% American Anarchist (2017) Unnerving ...‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
42% Song to Song (2017) The passion! The anguish! "Can't you see I hurt?" Malick cries out from the darkness. It's hard not to reply, "Can't you see you suck?"‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
1.5/4 54% The Belko Experiment (2017) For all its promise to be a wry commentary on the savagery of office politics, "The Belko Experiment" is more like an experiment in how many cracked-open skulls can be crammed into one movie.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) "T2" is utterly bereft of ideas about aging, taking responsibility or the virtues of a life more ordinary.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The monster battles have enough wow to keep the movie rolling along, but the connective tissue is so thin that it scarcely matters who lives and who gets stomped, eaten, blown up, ripped to shreds or impaled.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
1/4 25% Table 19 (2017) This comedy about the random losers stuck together at a wedding reception actually, uncannily, creates an experience as dull, awkward and excruciating as the thing it mocks.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) The superhero category has gotten more boring as it's gotten more popular, but "Logan" suggests an escape from escapism, a restoration of the human element in blockbusters, a stripped-down return to the feel of 1970s Clint Eastwood pictures.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
3/4 99% Get Out (2017) "Get Out" is scary enough, but it comes with some bonus nutritional value.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
2/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) It may be a second-rate "Lord of the Rings," but at least it doesn't overstay its welcome.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) So rich is Verbinski's imagery that it's transfixing to wander through his fortress of the macabre.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The movie slams the comedy pedal to the floor, racing through so many visual and verbal gags that it begs to be watched more than once.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) As its lead characters take a stance against prejudice, they're so noble and symbolically important that they're also two-dimensional and boring.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The first "John Wick" was taut and nasty, a potent slug of B-movie. This one is so enamored of its own extravagance that, on more than one occasion, I was reminded of "Zoolander 2."‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
1/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) There must be 50 films I'd rather cover. "Fifty Shades" will make you dumber.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 43% Gold (2017) "Gold" is designed less to tell a coherent story than it is to set up McConaughey for an Oscar nomination.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3.5/4 83% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
1/4 18% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 73% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016