For 432 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Django Unchained
Lowest review score: 0 The Divide
Score distribution:
432 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rex Reed
    The insurmountable problem is that Imogene is not a very original, dynamic or charismatic character, and Kristen Wiig is not a very original, dynamic or charismatic actress. Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A vulgar, happy-as-cancer aberration that takes the dysfunctional family idea to a new low. Whimsical, yes. Happy, never.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There is no hope on the horizon for movies as leaden as The Exploding Girl.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Salt is about as believable as a secret training program for military pilots consisting entirely of kangaroos in flight helmets. But it must be said that the star carries her load admirably.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I'd like to tell you just how bad Inception really is, but since it is barely even remotely lucid, no sane description is possible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Staying awake during this ordeal of incompetent, incomprehensible stupidity is not difficult. It’s so noisy that you can hear it in the next town. Staying interested is something else entirely.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    After.Life, with a pretentious point between the two words in the title for no explainable reason, is a horror film with a macabre style but few of the creepy chills of cheaper, cliché-riddled thrillers that are a dime a dozen these days.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Instead of the feel-good comedy they intended, you are left with the suspicion that the movie is really about a man suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness for which there is no cure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    At a time when every penny counts, where do they come up with the money to finance a movie this boring?
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As the film builds to a feverish hysteria, you have to work hard to keep from laughing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It still has a long way to go before the term Mumblecore (which sounds like a Harry Potter major at Hogwart's) can be confused with the term Class Act.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Even Helen Mirren on a bad day is better than nine out of ten American film queens polluting movie screens on any given Sunday, but really, this is one time she should have stayed in bed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Valhalla Rising is nothing more than an updated version of the kind of time-honored Hollywood Viking movie Kirk Douglas used to do in his sleep, which means lots of inhuman, bone-crunching violence and no plot.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The film knocks itself unconscious trying to be whimsical and offbeat, but is so contrived that it is as embarrassing as it is unfunny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Burlesque is the celluloid equivalent to a Big Mac attack, and any resemblance to a plot is purely coincidental.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Instead of originality, The Romantics recycles the same material with a lot of noise masquerading as style, and no substance whatsoever, producing a grotesquerie of caricatures from central casting that are dead on arrival.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The original western won John Wayne a puzzling and undeserved Oscar for finally falling off his horse. Don't expect the same miracle for Jeff Bridges. In the numbing hands of pretentious filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, history does not repeat itself in any way whatsoever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Unknown makes no sense at all, so you not only worry about Liam Neeson's judgment in movies, but you begin to wonder if he's forgotten how to read.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Contrived, pretentious and not worth seeing even for the perverse pleasure of watching first-rate talents make second-rate fools of themselves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Haywire makes no sense whatsoever, which should come as no surprise. It's the latest brainless exercise in self-indulgence from Steven Soderbergh, whose films rarely make any sense anyway.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Even as a prime example of rotten summer silliness, this is a paralyzing experience.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Blame who you must, but whatever went wrong with 6 Souls, God had nothing to do with it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Congenial is the word for Larry Crowne, but it's as flat as an ironing board.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What to say about an uphill slog called Crazy, Stupid, Love? It's not nearly crazy enough to clear the clogged arteries of summer comedies, and when the love appears, it's in all the wrong places. Oh well, at least they nailed the stupid part.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The charm, versatility and charisma of Jason Bateman and the camera-ready good looks of Ryan Reynolds should add up to more than a piece of crummy, amateurish junk called The Change-Up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A creepfest so stupid it makes trashy slash-and-burn epics like "Humans Versus Zombies" and "I Spit on Your Grave" seem like Molière and Proust.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As a movie, it's so tightly framed you gasp from claustrophobia. As a film of cryptic boredom, I cannot believe the actors were able to say their lines without cue cards.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    How many ways can a film go wrong? Too many to list, and Trespass finds them all.