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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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

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    Review: “The Big Sick”

    By kyle | June 27, 2017

    It’s a perfect 85-minute movie that inexplicably takes up two full hours. My review.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to “Review: “The Big Sick””

    1. K Says:
      June 28th, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Muslim is the new Black.

    2. Don Reed Says:
      July 6th, 2017 at 3:10 am

      Needed room in my library and Ron Chernow’s humongous “The Warburgs” – a book edited by an Ann Godoff, allergic to periods at the end of sentences — had to go. Could have saved it had it only run 300-400 pages. Suicide by verbosity strikes again with “The Big Sick.”

    3. kishke Says:
      February 15th, 2018 at 11:26 pm

      You make some points, but I liked the film. Entertaining.