No. No I don't.
Kevin Smith is good at telling stories in auditoriums and podcasts and..that's about it. I mean...did you see that trailer for Jay & Silent Bob Sequel? ...yikes.
I agree Smiths works is very hit and miss.
BUT Dogma, Clerks and Chasing Amy are absolutely great.
So saying he only is good at telling stories at additoriums (and surviving major heartattacks) is absolutely wrong.
Wrong, I tell you!!!
Oddly enough those are the only 3 movies I find tolerable from him. But...
Great? They are okish-good.
Chasing Amy is almost great. But then the ending happens and oh my do I not enjoy it. I also find it problematic that a woman who identifies as lesbian switches sides for Ben Affleck(it's been awhile since I've seen it but she does identify as lesbian at first, right?). It's probably the best written movie of Smith's career.
I do like Dogma. I really like the premise. The "God bless you" board room scene is easily the greatest thing he's ever done. It's his best movie overall, from the acting, directing, writing. Plus Howard Shore doing the music? It's good. Not great. But good.
Clerks is ok. Clerks had been built up for me as this insanely great hilarious movie and when I watched it...it was ok? I certainly respect the effort. But I just can't get past the lousy acting of the guy who plays Dante. I just find him annoying,.
What's weird is one of the funniest things in each of those movies is Jason Mewes. So when the "Jay and Silent Bob Movie" came out I thought "ok this will be hilarious". Turns out a little Jason Mewes goes a long way. He works in small doses. Not as a lead character.
So, you are correct, I should remedy my statement: For the last 20 years the only thing Smith has been good at is telling stories.