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Tyler Smith

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Ask No Questions (2020) It is the humanity of the filmmakers and their obvious exasperation at the audacity of the Chinese government that makes the film work as well as it does.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2020
40% Useless Humans (2020) the obvious joy with which the director, writers, and cast attack The material is infectious at times, but the scattershot sloppiness inherent in these types of films keeps the audience at arm's length.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
81% The Beach House (2020) ...with a generic plot, uninteresting lead characters, and only a generalized sense of terror, The Beach House begins to lose its audience.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
70% 7500 (2020) A movie that doesn't fully trust its premise or its audience, dumbing down the proceedings to keep our attention.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
78% Judy & Punch (2020) It is a testament to Foulkes's assured handling of the material that many of the biggest laughs come at the saddest moments. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Does a good job of giving the details of the forgotten experiment, but lacks any real depth. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2020
100% Man Camp (2020) A committed cast and a solid undercurrent of pathos elevate the film, effectively preventing it from becoming too broad. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
88% Onward (2020) A funny, exciting, and ultimately mature film that deserves to be discussed alongside Pixar's best.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
91% The Invisible Man (2020) With The Invisible Man, Whannell has reminded us just how effective even the most familiar horror can still be when done right.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
77% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) It is an odd, sometimes-nightmarish delight and one that rewards multiple viewings by those brave or foolish enough to return to this cinematic middle finger to the Hollywood mainstream.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
74% The Lodge (2020) Argues that human brokenness is bigger and sadder and scarier than many artists and audiences are ready to deal with.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2020
20% Cats (2019) A surreal circus of man-animals whose insane musical ramblings frequently cross the line into the realm of madness, but somehow still manages to ensnare us, against all odds and our own best efforts. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
80% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick tells a story that is emotionally epic, employing a wide angle lens and long shots that capture the scope of these obscure lives and the extraordinary and horrific events that changed them forever.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2019
89% 1917 (2020) Less a fully-realized story and more a beautifully-executed experiment, leaving me astonished at the spectacle, but ultimately feeling empty. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) The film invites us into Rogers' outlook, ultimately allowing us to know him in a way that no by-the-numbers biopic ever could.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
75% Night of the Creeps (1986) If the film falls well short of greatness, it is due to the director's inability to step outside himself as a horror fan and deliver a film that is effective on its own terms, rather than simply trading on the past greatness of the classics.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
50% Overcomer (2019) The filmmaking itself is competent, but rarely moves beyond basic functionality. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) In the end, the film doesn't throw a lot of curveballs at the audience, but is just so relatable that it's hard to resist. ‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
34% The Lawnmower Man (1992) There are plenty of eye-rolling moments in this film, and not just from the dated effects.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
7% The Snowman (2017) A complete misfire.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A film that is thematically complex and visually astounding.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The vehicle may be pretty, but it's still just spinning its wheels.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
79% The Beguiled (2017) A deeply engaging film, and one that lingers in the mind like a morning fog.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn tries to keep an eye towards character development and relationships in the midst of the chaos.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
35% Firestarter (1984) No surprises, no revelations, no twists. In fact, there really aren't even any character arcs.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
91% Prevenge (2017) As original and enjoyable as Prevenge is, it seldom operates at the level that it could, or should.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% It (2017) A nice, moody, well-realized horror film that's too concerned with pleasing a wide audience to actually have the kind of impact that the best horror does.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
97% Columbus (2017) Unique characters, beautiful cinematography, and elegiac tone.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
40% Justice League (2017) This film was doomed to be clunky and uneven long before the dialogue was written.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% Imperium (2016) A film that starts as conventional, but quickly moves into something much more dark and engaging.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
89% Blood Father (2016) A film about redemption made all the more poignant and relevant because it draws on our own sense of betrayal and anger towards Gibson and challenges us to either forgive or dismiss.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
52% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
69% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
92% The Squid and the Whale (2005) Baumbach has created an unforgettable film about horrifyingly human people.‐ Battleship Pretension
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
96% Black Panther (2018) Coogler's ability to direct action elevates what would seem like standard set pieces into virtuosic showcases.‐ Battleship Pretension
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
16% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Serves up one convention after another, without ever bringing anything particularly exciting to the table.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The film feels like an entertaining riff on The Incredibles more than a fully-developed sequel.‐ Battleship Pretension
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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
49% Churchill (2017) They have failed miserably, squandering Cox's committed performance in the process.‐ Battleship Pretension
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
47% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019