Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Battleship Pretension
Publications: Battleship Pretension

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
60% The Lion King (2019) The filmmakers take the most memorable moments and characters from the original movie and drain them of everything that gave them life in the first place. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
51% Complete Unknown (2016) The film becomes an effective exploration of the transformative nature of art and creation. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
68% Operation Avalanche (2016) Engagement with the audience is relegated mostly to nods and winks, with a chuckle here and there, rather than crafting a thought-provoking story with compelling characters. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
88% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) (1940) A thoroughly engrossing movie that welcomes its audience to thrill at the ever-shifting character loyalties and small victories of its heroes. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
84% The Thing (1982) In the midst of all the special effects, it is ultimately about the psychological impact of a high stress situation. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) Baumbach has created an unforgettable film about horrifyingly human people. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
77% Split (2017) So silly, so trashy, so unabashedly schlocky that one really can't resist being remarkably entertained while watching it. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler's ability to direct action elevates what would seem like standard set pieces into virtuosic showcases. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
100% Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902) It has not lost much of its original power, to dazzle and entertain. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Serves up one convention after another, without ever bringing anything particularly exciting to the table. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The film feels like an entertaining riff on The Incredibles more than a fully-developed sequel. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
No Score Yet Chris Claremont's X-Men (2018) The content of the film is so effective that it's a shame the filmmaking isn't better. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
95% Liquid Sky (1983) Those that are willing to engage with the film on its own strange level will be rewarded with a memorable film experience. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
59% The Case for Christ (2017) It manages to present a more accurate and relatable Gospel than we've really ever seen before in the Christian film world. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
45% Batman and Harley Quinn (2017) We get half-assed nods to sexuality and brutal violence; things that won't be found in any kids movie, but here is so poorly utilized that it most certainly isn't for adults. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) A good film that in many ways was sabotaged by its director's complacency, until it eventually became the amorphous mess that it is. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
53% 47 Meters Down (2017) The film takes a decent premise and, appropriately, drowns it in clumsy exposition and truly horrendous dialogue. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
49% Churchill (2017) They have failed miserably, squandering Cox's committed performance in the process. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) A film that, while not always the most narratively satisfying, contains tremendous action set pieces and a deep understanding of the sad implications of living in this technologically advanced world. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It could have been good or it could have been bad, but the one thing these films should never be is ordinary. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
46% The Meg (2018) There is nothing particularly exceptional about the film, but it is often tremendously fun. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
99% Eighth Grade (2018) It lures the audience in with the promise of nostalgia and present-day security, then challenges it to take a long look at itself in the mirror. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
94% Us (2019) The film plods along, repeating the same beats over and over, until Peele decides somewhat arbitrarily to just get it over with. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
63% Child's Play (2019) I was invested in the characters but never fearful for them. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
98% Toy Story 4 (2019) Despite some good work by Hanks, it lacks the heart of the first three films. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
58% Kalifornia (1993) It is pulpy trash masquerading as an art film, ultimately failing to be either. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
59% Breakthrough (2019) Though the film is certainly a step in the right direction, it is still not particularly dynamic. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
91% Shazam! (2019) The film's enthusiasm may be a little overwhelming at times, but it is contagious. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
38% Glass (2019) A film every bit as stupefying and meandering as Shyamalan's worst efforts. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
91% Widows (2018) A thriller in name only... strong acting and character work, but unfocused and overly mired in theme. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
57% Raising Cain (1992) While film fans might enjoy DePalma's stylistic homages to Hitchcock, and John Lithgow's total commitment to concept and character, there is little else to recommend about Raising Cain. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
57% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) An effective true crime story that occasionally loses its way, but is able to get back on course enough to have an impact on the audience. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
58% Prince of Darkness (1987) It all feels so small and inconsequential; words that definitely should not apply to a film seemingly about the End of the World. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
67% American Chaos (2018) With so many taking hardline political stances, James Stern's attempt at injecting some compassion into the proceedings is a welcome relief, even if it does feel a bit soft at times. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Unbroken: Path to Redemption contains more good than bad. Director Harold Cronk's stylistic flourishes only occasionally enhance the story, but they rarely impede the telling of it. The resulting film is competent and sometimes compelling. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
61% Operation Finale (2018) The story itself may have power, with a strong, committed cast, but it never quite becomes a vital part of the conversation. - Battleship Pretension EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018