Melodie Smith

Melodie Smith
Melodie Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer
Publications: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
D 38% Wendy (2020) For all the Zeitlins' noble intentions to make a contemplative art piece that says something important about aging and loss of innocence, Wendy is a joyless, hopeless, pointless mess. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
D 29% The Rhythm Section (2020) The filmmakers got ahead of themselves, envisioning big box office and endless sequels, when they should've focused on getting the first movie right instead. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
A- 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Credit Matsoukas and screenwriter Lena Waithe for making a provocative movie that's worth the ride. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
C+ 94% Honey Boy (2019) Instead of being a journey of self-reflection and awakening, the movie is a jumble of mixed messages about love and surviving traumatic relationships. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
A- 74% Harriet (2019) The movie's ace in the hole is Cynthia Erivo as Tubman, in a pitch-perfect lead performance. The Tony Award-winning actress gives Tubman the warmth, intelligence and fearlessness the true-life American heroine deserves. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
B 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Expectations are largely met thanks to Schwarzenegger, whose arrival well into the movie's second half adds a spark that even Hamilton's presence somehow doesn't ignite. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 63% Brian Banks (2019) It's a quintessential feel-good movie, sincere in its intentions and, thanks to fine performances, nearly impossible to resist. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
C- 15% A Score to Settle (2019) A Score to Settle ends with lots of bullets but with very little bang. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
B+ 63% Changeland (2019) A small film in which everyone is nice... But it still works, because of the two leads' natural chemistry, and because Green avoids any hint of millennial hipsterism or cynicism. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
A- 62% Trial by Fire (2019) The movie can feel overwrought at times, but the performances are filled with such conviction, it's impossible not to become invested in Todd's story... - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
C 71% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) The reboots this time feel, for lack of a better word, repetitive. It's like being told the same joke repeatedly without ever reaching the punchline. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
B 42% What Men Want (2019) Henson is fierce, funny and always fun to watch. She and Hodge have a palpable chemistry, and their characters' burgeoning romance should have been the real focus of the movie, not [Henson]'s workplace drama. - Cleveland Plain Dealer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019