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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 99% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
96% 13th (2016) The film is a morass of distortions, half-truths, calculated omissions, absurd hyperbole and outright falsehoods.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 63% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
0/4 55% The Dressmaker (2016) The Titanic is now the second-biggest disaster Kate Winslet has ever been associated with.‐ New York Post
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
2.5/4 77% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
1.5/4 35% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 70% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbender and Vikander make the film work, just.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
1.5/4 45% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
1/4 59% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/4 97% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/4 87% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
1.5/4 25% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
3.5/4 82% Indignation (2016) In its portrait of American youth as a high-stakes affair instead of the extended play-date it is today, "Indignation" is devastating, haunting and important.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/4 58% Bad Moms (2016) A good-natured girl-power comedy that balances a bland sitcom structure with some weird and hilarious moments.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
2.5/4 55% Jason Bourne (2016) So-so Bourne beats most of what else is out there.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
1.5/4 92% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) Two dull people have a dull love affair in "Summertime," a French drama that drags on like an August afternoon.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2016
1.5/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) They should have called it "Star Trek Into Drowsiness."‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
1/4 4% Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016) Cheesier than a Kraft Singles truck but half as subtle, Dinesh D'Souza's documentary "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" is an attack on all things Democratic whose many valid points get buried under bluster.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
2.5/4 35% Equals (2016) Doremus can't quite make the emotional breakthroughs rewarding enough to justify the slow buildup, but the icy beauty of the film makes it worth watching.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
2/4 71% Café Society (2016) Woody Allen has made 46 films, of which I've seen 46, and I'm not sure which of us is more tired of them.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/4 91% Zero Days (2016) Gibney delivers plenty to think about - and fear.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
1.5/4 11% Cell (2016) The survivors never seem like anything but thinly drawn types and the sporadic attack scenes aren't especially original or scary.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Some of the dumbest bits (and there are many) don't fail completely because of the talents of the actors, especially DeVine, whose line readings throughout are sensational.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
1/4 55% The Purge: Election Year (2016) Writer-director James DeMonaco's main tactic, when not coming up with dialogue like "Run. Fast," is simply to have bad guys blown away by good guys who keep sneaking up behind them.‐ New York Post
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 94% Life, Animated (2016) A deeply felt documentary ...‐ New York Post
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
2.5/4 90% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 78% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
1/4 90% 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
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 66% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/4 95% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016