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Richard Jack Smith

Richard Jack Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% The Irishman (2019) 'The Irishman' appears thin on the ground. People talk, get into assorted nefarious activities and yet very little could be construed as real drama. The only epic thing here would be the length. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
46% Last Christmas (2019) Paul Feig's 'Last Christmas' left me feeling a little despondent. If there's anything good to be felt here that happens only when the film lumbers towards its excoriating conclusion.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
No Score Yet Mean Guns (1997) ' Mean Guns ' falls apart because it takes way too long. Hoping for an epic, Pyun should have aimed for that sweet 75 minute happy spot. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
17% Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) This film proves so self-aware that the hero passes a cinema advertising the very film he's in. Few spoofs can carry the sight gag to such an absurd level of perfection.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
36% Anna (2019) In this pretzel shaped thriller, leading actress Sasha Luss guarantees distinction not only in stylistic presentation but emotional growth . ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) The idea of Will Smith playing two versions of himself -- one a fully realized human being while the doppelganger has been trained to dismiss feelings of pain, emotional and physical -- works splendidly. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
30% Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019) Overall, 'Escape Plan 3' hews closer to the spirit of the original 2013 production. It's a testosterone saturated, fully armoured, high flying extravaganza.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) A snug buildup, numerous set-pieces, endless variety and injury details will make you squirm right down to your toenails. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) While this family film won't knock down the house in the originality department, it does boast an increasingly rare commodity: charm. And Isabela Moner gives the audience a reason to care. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) Every five seconds during a fight, enemies pose like they are waiting for directions. It's awkward and embarrassing to watch. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) Although the Superman origin story has been covered, it's refreshing to witness a scarier slant on a being who can fly and fry. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Advertised as a monster scale Royal Rumble, I found 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' as sporadically unspectacular as its predecessor.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
8% Space Truckers (1997) 'Space Truckers' contains a couple of golden pickings where the humour left me gasping for breath. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Director Michael Chaves ensures there are enough dark spaces, creaking floorboards and possessed wind currents to fool you into a good time.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
17% Hellboy (2019) With this 2019 reboot, we're not just talking gothic horror as the detective mystery, morality tale and action thriller join forces. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
93% Us (2019) While the jokes can seem flippant, the horror emerges from a location constantly in motion: the human heart. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) 'Alita: Battle Angel' deserves a follow-up. Although certain elements strike one as a tease, including the sporadic yet well handled action sequences, the main storyline proves noteworthy. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) From Laurie Rose's parched perfect framing to Rolfe Kent's delicate melodies, 'Stan & Ollie' can be spotlit from the pack, the colours dancing on a grey sea.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
59% The Grinch (2018) At its most poignant, Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier's picture acts as a kindred spirit to 'Inside Out.' ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
36% Hunter Killer (2018) 'Hunter Killer' is the type of well-crafted genre movie almost nobody wants to make anymore.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
32% The Predator (2018) Director Shane Black has crafted a cool diversion. Crucially, his airtight direction dismisses pleasantries and other time-depleting nonsense by going straight into the spine.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
80% Alpha (2018) Director Albert Hughes doesn't embellish. Sure, his film contains lovely transitions and visuals, yet these all serve the story.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
46% The Meg (2018) Mostly, 'The Meg' embraces every chance to be scary or suspenseful but it came out toothless.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
41% Den of Thieves (2018) Gunplay isn't the core subject here. The plot has other things to consider, such as the individual and collective moves made by opponents prior to checkmate.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Only sixteen years old, Isabella Moner projects the confidence and intelligence of someone much older. Even at times of extreme vulnerability, our eyes remain glued to what she does here.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' is a love letter from director Ron Howard to this enduring franchise.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
40% Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (2018) A token travesty with annoying characters, bad cinematography and editing which snips the life-force out of every player. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Despite ample gadgetry, 'Ready Player One' underwhelms on the front which matters most: emotional involvement.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander belongs in this universe. While traversing slippery or unstable terrain, her agony can be heard and felt by the audience. .‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
80% Triangle (2009) The four dimensions this production has to offer became a kinetic experience that kept me hooked and wanting to know more. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
98% Get Out (2017) Now I know how Malcolm McDowell felt in 'A Clockwork Orange,' strapped to a chair with eyes clamped open. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
82% Victoria (2015) The the most dynamic, first person narrative of the modern age. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
8% Dying of the Light (2014) For all the aerial bombardment Nicolas Cage receives, he delivers a bright and nuanced performance in 'Dying of the Light.'‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Dramatically, there's revenge, grief, hope and action. I got caught up in the film's wit, human subtleties and particularly the emotional content.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
78% The Fourth War (1990) 'The Fourth War' finds director John Frankenheimer in highly competent form.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
31% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Almost two hours of constant laughter.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
76% Miss Sloane (2016) Chastain, as Miss Sloane, braves the open waters, stretching her vulnerability until we see the human being underneath the conservative presence. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Where Scott's 'Blade Runner' looked beautiful and contained themes such as empowerment, fate, slavery, overpopulation, cloning and technological supremacy, the sequel doesn't make a ripple.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
81% Colossal (2017) This inexplicable motion picture boasts a lonely gimmick which expends its purpose very soon. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
86% It (2017) Make-up seems the surest bet if Oscar will let. A ten out of ten safely won. For me, "It" was a lot of fun. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
84% Detroit (2017) For my money, 'Detroit' felt like Bigelow's greatest moment. There wasn't a single frame squandered or rendered slapdash. Thus, her direction looks better than it ever did.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
42% Aftermath (2017) Above all, Elliott Lester's picture feels switched on, a model of inner conviction.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) As a potential classic, 'Annabelle: Creation' survives not because it's gory. Rather the film reflects society as a beautiful and ugly unit.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Ideas to find open the mind. 'Ghost in the Shell' works effective spell. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) 'Atomic Blonde' might challenge 'John Wick: Chapter 2.' While Leitch's film doesn't always carry the latter's easy-going panache, both productions rate as energetic, kindred spirits. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2017
47% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Surrender to the temptations behind 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.' Every cent in the $200 million budget ended up on screen. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2017
54% 47 Meters Down (2017) Where Steven Spielberg teased us with 'Jaws,' '47 Meters Down' carries scant personality. It's as though Roberts and co-writer Ernest Riera forgot to add the important stuff." ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
93% Dunkirk (2017) In 'Dunkirk,' Nolan's script jumps all over the place , leading to diminished returns. ‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
69% Cars 3 (2017) Despite being light entertainment, 'Cars 3' burns with purpose. Every scene has weight, yet rarely in the overpowering sense.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Tender, wordless moments make Matt Reeves' 'War for the Planet of the Apes' a classic.‐ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2017