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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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    Review: “Mamma Mia”

    Saturday, July 19th, 2008


    Kyle Smith review of “MAMMA MIA”
    2 stars out of 4
    The big-screen version of the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia” is a startling leap forward in gay technology that must be seen to be disbelieved. This movie could not be lighter in its loafers if its central number were retitled “Prancing Queen.”
    The script, which is [...]

    I Win Headline Derby

    Thursday, July 17th, 2008

    Though my brilliant colleague Billy Heller writes most of the headlines in the Post’s Pulse section, including yesterday’s “Grinner Takes All,” I’m slightly embarrassed to admit I wrote the hed for tomorrow’s review of the supergay new musical “Mamma Mia”: ABBA-DABBA-DOO!
    Seriously, this movie is a quantum leap forward in gay technology. It is to [...]

    “Be Kind Rewind” and “Sunday in the Park with George”

    Sunday, February 17th, 2008

    In my Sunday column I muse about the creative instinct as it relates to a movie and a musical that open this week. Should you suffer for your art–or make everybody else suffer for it?

    Review: “In Bruges”

    Sunday, February 17th, 2008

    Kyle Smith review of “In Bruges”
    101 minutes/Rated R (graphic violence, profanity, drug use)
    A sort of “Let’s Go: Assassinate Someone,” “In Bruges” has a distinctive voice but doesn’t say enough.
    Two London-based hit men (Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson) have been sent to the Belgian town of canals and medieval belfries for two weeks for reasons that haven’t been made [...]

    “Sweeney Todd”: Fun for the Whole Family!

    Thursday, January 17th, 2008

    SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this posting if you haven’t seen “Sweeney Todd.”
    The new ad campaign for Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd,” which is doing less than great at the box office after a brooding ad campaign apparently scared off the 12-30 year old females who are Johnny Depp’s fan base, now all but says the movie [...]

    Review: “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

    Kyle Smith review of “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
    117 minutes/R (extreme graphic violence)

    Tell me, is it good? Sir, it’s too good, at least.
    Director Tim Burton’s fierce and fast adaptation of the greatest stage musical of the last 30 years, Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet [...]

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