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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith
Zadie Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New York Review of Books, Daily Telegraph (UK), Harper's Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Clock (2010) The Clock is so monumental in intention and design that even the simplest things you can say about it need qualification.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
43% Casanova (2005) Casanova is a silly film. Half Carry On, half Shakespearean comedy, everyone in it is perfectly nice and should reassemble to make a great Twelfth Night.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) In terms of historical content, the film is neither quite honest nor quite true. That's a shame, because it's a great film.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
78% Munich (2005) Eric Bana gives a performance that deserves something more serious than an Oscar. It's a sublimely convincing portrayal of a man who is travelling far from who he is in order to defend who he is.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Tupac, you can sleep easy. Richard Pryor, watch out.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
60% Shopgirl (2005) Steve Martin's script sneers at the vanity of fake LA girls and their plastic surgery. He is in no position to sneer.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
62% Proof (2005) It's that breed of verbal swordplay that so impresses on stage while seeming so redundant and brittle on screen.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
91% Brief Encounter (1945) Lean's sad, buttoned-up account of unconsummated love is about all of us and our cautious natures.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
59% The Weather Man (2005) It's a deeply honest and comic performance and seems filled with all the genuine humiliations that one imagines Cage himself has suffered in the past 10 years.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
73% Syriana (2005) Syriana is an American movie that reaches out beyond itself. Watching it made me feel hopeful -- a rare sensation in a cinema.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Memoirs of a Geisha hurts the heart and the brain with its crushing monotony, inert, sub-human dialogue and Marshall's calculated attempt to sell us another Hollywood fairytale of prostitution.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
7% Date Movie (2006) Date Movie is the worst movie I have ever seen. I really mean that.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
90% Capote (2005) It's the acting that sings, especially when Hoffman duets with luminous Catherine Keener, the lady with the loveliest laugh in film. Hoffman's writer is a self-serving egoist; Keener's a restrained, wise soul.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
92% Grizzly Man (2005) Herzog has his documentary in hand, explaining that what we have here "iz on astone-ishing story of beauty and depth". He's not wrong.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
82% Walk the Line (2005) Walk the Line -- although conspicuously well acted -- is really no different from previous efforts, and that's a good thing. It shares the charm of the (musical biopic) genre.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) The audience gasps in that odd mixture of surprise and recognition that great story-telling affords.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
73% V for Vendetta (2006) In the face of this film something adolescent in me surged to the surface and I mean that as a great compliment: adolescence is a state I hold in high regard.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
96% The Social Network (2010) In The Social Network Generation Facebook gets a movie almost worthy of them, and this fact, being so unexpected, makes the film feel more delightful than it probably, objectively, is.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
92% Anomalisa (2015) . . .sublime performances lend the film a rare aural self-sufficiency: you could close your eyes and still enjoy it.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
56% The Polar Express (2004) The rest is easily summarized: the Polar Express arrives, Hero Boy and some other dead-eyed zombie children get onboard. . .we reach the real Santa, who exists, and drops a little silver bell from his sleigh, which the boy later finds.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
52% Romance & Cigarettes (2007) No musical in the past 10 years (with the exception of Chicago) has had the courage of its convictions, and that's the whole problem.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
77% Transamerica (2006) Around [Felicity Huffman's] bold performance shelter cardboard cut-outs.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2006