For 153 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Neil Smith's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Predator
Lowest review score: 20 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 153
  2. Negative: 4 out of 153
153 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Devastating and uplifting in equal measure, this emotionally draining film makes good on Shults’ early promise.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    A lot of talented people have done their utmost to make Hooper’s vision succeed. Sadly, it doesn’t.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    “You did well!” Bening tells Driver. Writer/director Burns deserves the same praise, and more besides.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Smith
    Driver and Johansson face off to stunning effect in Baumbach’s finest feature to date. So good it hurts.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Jillian Bell goes the distance in an inspirational comedy that’s funny, fresh and feelgood.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Gore and guffaws go hand in weapon-wielding hand in a belated follow-up that struggles to replicate the original’s winning formula.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Maudlin, glum and distinctly cheap-looking, Angel brings the curtain down on a trilogy that should have never got this far.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A well-cast coming-of-age story with a potty mouth, Good Boys certainly has its moments, but is overall pretty small fry, too reliant on recycling the same joke.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    It takes more than two Avengers and the director of Fast & Furious 8 to make the MIB hip again.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Reynolds and Pikachu make an inspired combo in a CGI/live-action mash-up that otherwise adheres to a rigidly boilerplate formula.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Neil Smith
    A little more anger would not have gone amiss in this well-acted but strangely remote slice of Oscar bait
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    One of the decade’s most accomplished fantasy sagas signs off with a finale that’s exciting, moving and fabulous to look at.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A superlative slice of ’70s social realism.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Neil Smith
    A spiky, pithy, and unconventional delight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    Wildly inventive, unpredictable, and unhinged, Riley’s genre-bender stands out from the comedy pack.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An all-too-familiar story is told with empathy and vigour in a film arguing for tolerance, activism and change.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    The story is predictable, but Simmons’ tighty whities and Delpy’s fish impressions compensate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A primitive concept (cavemen play football) generates unsophisticated laughs in an animated caper that’s fun but rather second division by Aardman standards.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    We’ve seen Stiller do ‘exasperated malcontent’ before, but this remains a perceptive portrait of fortysomething angst.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    The shadow of subsequent events looms oppressively large, but Greg Barker’s film still speaks eloquently for diplomacy and selfless public service.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    A solid if far-fetched thriller that still entertains, even as it goes off the rails.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    An outlandish high concept is a recipe for hope and humour in a film that bears viewing more than once.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    The action’s passable and Gillan makes a decent fist of an underwritten character. Otherwise, this Jumanji makeover’s a losing game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Backdraft clichés notwithstanding, this is a stirring fact-based tribute to public servants putting it on the line.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    With it comes admission into a stunning world of majesty and savagery; shame about the overbearing Philip Glass score.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Neil Smith
    A feel good sequel only marmalade haters could resist.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Tots will enjoy, but there’s no denying the pieces don’t quite click together. Best giant moggy since The Goodies, mind.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Believers will be more interested in what he uncovers than the layman, who will soon identify this ’80s-set adap of Lee Strobel’s book as a tedious sermon that’s preaching to the converted.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Neil Smith
    Two characters, who you won’t like, insulting each other for two hours. Give it a miss and rewatch Midnight Run instead.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Neil Smith
    Too solemn to keep us invested in its heroes’ mission or fate.

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