Lesley M. Smith

Lesley M. Smith

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Lesley M. Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 63%

A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)

"Portman's solemn, accomplished film allows viewers to begin to imagine such lives, not simply in relation to Palestine in the '40s, but also whenever we are confronted with the faces of migrants and refugees in our streets and on our screens." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 18, 2016

Chicago (2002)

"Perhaps someone should have reminded Rob Marshall that framing, camera angles, and edit points have meaning beyond the provision of eye candy to dissipate potential audience distraction." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 25, 2015

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"The spectacle of four supposedly high-achieving, professional NYC sophisticates "Ooohing" and "Aahing" at a tacky gilt and red-brick fantasy Middle East escaped from a Disney rejects storehouse is beyond risible." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3/10 42%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"Neither a glimmer of satire nor gram of wit animates Dennis Illiadis' 109 minutes beside the lake." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Mar 15, 2009
6/10 43%

Death Race (2008)

"Anderson dilutes Roger Corman's satire by locating Death Race among society's transgressors, depicting their dysfunctions with gory relish, and confining the race safely behind the walls of an isolated prison." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 22, 2008
5/10 18%

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

"In Clone Wars, one battle seems exactly like the last (and the next): the 'droids shoot like amateurs and the Republican troops always prevail, whatever the odds." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2008

The Man on the Train (2003)

"Combine the elegiac Sam Peckinpah of The Wild Bunch and the fatalistic Jean-Pierre Melville of Le Samourai or Le Flic and the result might well be The Man on the Train, director Patrice Leconte's 20th film." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

"For all his Capraesque aspirations, Howard's movies never really leave the ground because he never really takes any risks." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 28, 2001

Tigerland (2000)

"Moments of beauty jostle bathetic scene-rigging, poignant historical verisimilitude crumples under anachronistic assonance, and skin-tingling acting runs up against wooden caricature." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Jun 26, 2001

Miss Congeniality (2000)

"Although the script grants its leading lady some snappy verbal and physical humor, the film flickers and dies under a surfeit of stereotypes and one critical piece of ill-judged casting." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Feb 7, 2001

Nurse Betty (2000)

"In many ways, the script is the genuine star of this movie." ‐ PopMatters
Posted Dec 31, 1999