Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Tessa Smith has been a total geek since she was a little girl. She grew up reading comic books and watching movies -- and is now raising her two daughters the same. Tessa writes about her favorite fandoms at MamasGeeky.com, and also posts her reviews and reaction videos on her ever growing YouTube Channel. Follow her adventures @MamasGeeky
Publications: Screen Rant, Mama's Geeky

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Vivo (2021) A musical adventure that teaches important life lessons about being yourself and finishing what you start -- no matter what. Plus, that Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack is FIRE! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2021
5/5 97% The Suicide Squad (2021) The perfect length, the perfect cast, the perfect amount of action, comedy, and gore - and it all comes together to tell a heartwarming and emotional story. A masterpiece. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2021
4/5 64% Jungle Cruise (2021) A PUN-FILLED adventure that captures the heart of the ride while giving viewers an incredible and surprising story. Incredible cast chemistry makes this one a blast! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2021
2.5/5 50% Old (2021) There are some intense, edge of your seat moments, but also poorly written dialogue. The great twist ending pushes this one slightly into the positive. Slightly. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 39% Jolt (2021) While the plot is extremely predictable, which takes the intensity out of the film, the fun and frequent bloody violence makes Jolt an entertaining watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
1/5 15% Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021) Bruce Willis is way underused, but Megan Fox stands out with one of her best performances yet. Too bad the dialogue is flat and the movie boring and predictable. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
3/5 No Score Yet Playing God (2021) An incredible cast and interesting concept. Not perfect, but the ending more than makes up for any faults. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2021
4/5 38% Joe Bell (2021) An emotional and touching film with a very important message. Mark Wahlberg delivers one of his best performances. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
4/5 86% Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans (2021) An emotional roller coaster. Even if the fans want more, this is the perfect way to end things. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
3/5 55% Broken Diamonds (2021) A beautiful, real, raw, emotional journey. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2021
4.5/5 92% Fear Street Part Three: 1666 (2021) Perfectly ties together the entire trilogy -- and makes the other films stronger in the process. More blood & gore, plus an epic fight scene you won't see coming. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
4/5 28% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Don't go into this one expecting a masterpiece... go in ready to have a good time like Don Cheadle did. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
4/5 62% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Brutal, badass, bloody, and a freaking blast! The cast is clearly having the time of their lives in this one, and that bleeds through (no pun intended) to the viewers! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2021
4.5/5 97% Pig (2021) Nicolas Cage at his very best. This film is beautiful, heartfelt, and unafraid to really dive deep into emotions. WOW. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2021
4.4/5 89% Fear Street Part Two: 1978 (2021) A blood filled camp slasher that truly delivers! Better than (the fantastic) Part 1 & will have fans waiting with baited breath for Part 3 to tie the whole trilogy together. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2021
2/5 48% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) It isn't good. But at least it is better than the first one (thanks to Jeff Goldblum). - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2021
4/5 53% The Tomorrow War (2021) While it is certainly too long, The Tomorrow War really is a fun, action packed, Sci-Fi monster movie. There is even a touching and heartwarming side to it as well. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2021
4.5/5 100% Paper Spiders (2021) A beautifully told coming of age story that isn't afraid to show the harsh reality of how mental illness can effect those around you. A must watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2021
4/5 83% Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) Perfectly captures the feel of the Fear Street book series. A great start to the trilogy filled with classic 90s horror tropes. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3.5/5 81% Black Widow (2021) This action-packed film coupled with some serious emotional family plot points will give Natasha fans what they have been waiting for -- but Florence Pugh steals the show. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3.5/5 No Score Yet Some of Our Stallions (2021) Some Of Our Stallions has the right combination of humor and heart. The story is meaningful and interesting - and the journey is hilarious. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
3/5 40% Clean (2021) It isn't perfect, but it sure is a lot of fun, filled with bloody action, and a bit of heart too. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2021
4/5 80% Too Late (2021) Tough to call Too Late a comedy-horror flick, but it is certainly a comedy, with a little touch of horror. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
4/5 47% False Positive (2021) Captivating, thrilling, and suspenseful, this somehow even more twisted take on Rosemary's Baby offers up a disturbing, yet fascinating journey. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2021
3.5/5 87% Poser (2021) This movie certainly has its issues throughout -- but the amazing lead performances and final 15 minutes more than make up for them. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
3.5/5 55% Mark, Mary & Some Other People (2021) The majority of the film is fun, charming, and witty -- but the third act takes an unexpected turn that, while a harsh reality, is likely to have most viewers upset. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2021
4/5 86% Werewolves Within (2021) A super fun, totally self aware, new twist on a classic genre. This horror/whodunnit will have audiences cracking up while pointing fingers at all the villagers. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
4/5 91% Luca (2021) Luca is a visually stunning film with a powerful message about friendship, acceptance, and squashing prejudices. A joy to watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
3.5/5 75% Agnes (2021) A super creepy, psychological thriller/horror, that isn't afraid to get deep and touch on some heavy topics. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
2/5 59% Edge of the World (2021) Even the incredible performance from Jonathan Rhys-Meyers cannot save the pacing issues and bad dialogue. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2021
4.5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) It is very rare that a sequel is better than the first movie, but Part II pulls it off with intense moments, perfectly placed jump scares, and a stellar cast. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/5 83% Port Authority (2019) Predictable and has some pacing issues, but Port Authority is still a story filled with heart, and has two fantastic lead performances. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
5/5 95% In the Heights (2021) A vibrantly beautiful musical masterpiece of a movie! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
4.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) A visually stunning journey into one of Disney's darkest villains, in which Emma Stone absolutely crushes the role. The costumes, the sets, and the soundtrack are all PERFECT. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
3.5/5 92% Holler (2021) A film that is not afraid to shy away from the harsh truths of the world, and dive head first into exploring them. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
4/5 68% Army Of The Dead (2021) Who would have thought combining a zombie movie with a heist movie could be so fun? Zack Snyder did, and thank goodness because this movie is a blast! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2021
3/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) Very predictable, but Wyatt Russell and Amy Adams, mixed with the cinematography (that will be hit or miss for most) sell this one as good one time watch. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
3.5/5 62% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) A pretty decent thriller overall if you look past the average plot. Aiden Gillen and Nicholas Hoult steal every scene they are in, and are easily the best part. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
4/5 37% Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Spiral: From The Book Of Saw once again shows fans what a GOOD Saw movie is, and is the revival of the well loved franchise. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
1/5 75% Adverse (2021) Adverse feels like it never really goes anywhere, and doesn't accomplish anything. It just isn't entertaining, and is a struggle to get through for multiple reasons. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2021
4/5 66% Wrath of Man (2021) There are certainly some flaws and some cringeworthy dialogue, but the action, violence, and FUN win over in this revenge driven thriller. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2021
3/5 78% The Water Man (2021) There is a really good film in here somewhere, which is largely in part to the tense moments and the plot as a whole. The ending is abrupt and confusing. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2021
3/5 45% Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Even with the basic dialogue, predictable plot, and literally dark action sequences, Michael B. Jordan makes this film worth watching. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
4/5 90% The Outside Story (2020) A charming and captivating story that will make viewers think about their lives, neighbors, and why putting down your phone every once in a while is a good thing. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2021
3.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) Bloody, violent, and filled with some pretty epic fight scenes. Mortal Kombat is not a flawless victory, but it does come close. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
5/5 98% The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) Absolutely hilarious, as well as heartwarming. The Mitchells are completely relatable and the movie itself is visually stunning! - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
3/5 82% Arlo the Alligator Boy (2021) When taken for what it is -- a kids musical movie featuring lots of wacky and quirky characters -- it is a good time. Likely one the parents will want to skip, though. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2021
3/5 49% Monday (2021) A decent flick despite the pacing issues and lack of chemistry with the leads. Lots of laughs and heart. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
.5/5 21% Thunder Force (2021) A complete comedic miss and huge disappointment. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2021
3/5 26% Voyagers (2021) While the movie itself is quite predictable, and the acting mediocre, the trippy science fiction twists and storyline is what makes it unique. - Mama's Geeky EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021