About Me

Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is a film critic for The New York Post and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review. Find an alphabetical listing of The New York Post's recent film reviews here.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    Living with Down Syndrome Kids

    Monday, April 1st, 2013

    In my Sunday column (extra bonus this week), I ask: If Down Syndrome children aren’t suffering, and they aren’t, then why are we so afraid to allow them to come into existence?

    What They Want You to Think

    Monday, January 16th, 2012

    Why 2012 is shaping up as a great year for conspiracy theorists in my Sunday column.

    Busy Day

    Saturday, December 24th, 2011

    My wife Sara Austin gave birth to our second daughter today. Felicity Larkin Smith weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and has a shock of dark hair. Within hours, she had calmed down and wore an expression that said, “I’m not convinced, but feel free to try.”
    Happy Christmas!

    Signs of the Apocalypse (Cont.)

    Thursday, October 13th, 2011

    Hardcore, battle-tested, iron-willed jarheads are getting their eyebrows sculpted and tweezed like fashion models. Oy.

    It was just last month that it suddenly dawned on Lt. Col. Jerry Turner, commander of 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, at Shinwar, that some young men under his command had eyebrows shapelier than Nature intended.
    Lt. Col. Turner dismisses the trend [...]

    The Curse of “Most Likely to Succeed”

    Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

    Being named “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school is a heavy burden, say recipients of this honor. High schools are cutting back on bestowing such grave and fraught designations. One ex-most-likely-to frets thus:
    “Being noosed with ‘most likely to succeed’ is like lugging an albatross to every job interview, new relationship or writing endeavor,” says [...]

    Conservative Smackdown: Forever in Blue Jeans

    Sunday, April 19th, 2009

    George Will is anti-blue jeans. I have a massive amount of respect for the guy, but I think his age is showing here. Blue jeans are simply the most comfortable, durable option in below-the-waist wear…and America has become a better place in accepting blue jeans in almost any situation. Michelle Malkin defends blue jeans here.


    Best Job in the World Still Unfilled

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    The islands of the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, Australia need a caretaker-blogger. So many respondents applied that they crashed the Web site.

    “Did you ever find Bugs Bunny attractive when he put on a dress and played a girl bunny?”

    Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

    A petition to legalise marriages between humans and cartoon characters has attracted more than 1000 signatures. Go on, guess where.

    Letter to a Newborn Girl

    Sunday, May 25th, 2008

    Note: On May 18, my daughter Summer Austin Smith was born.
    by Kyle Smith
    May 25, 2008 —
    Dear Summer,
    Welcome to the world. Thanks for coming along. I was pretty much out of column ideas.
    At present you know me as the seemingly irrelevant figure lurking somewhere in the hazy background behind Mommy, [...]

    Summer Arrives Early

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

    Sorry I missed the Indiana Jones screening and haven’t updated this blog in a few days. But on Sunday my wife Sara Austin gave birth to our daughter, Summer Austin Smith. Everyone is healthy and happy and back home so I’ll be back on the blog shortly.

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