For 561 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Score distribution:
561 movie reviews
    • 38 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rex Reed
    I can’t imagine any film starring Jane Fonda to be a total loss, but This Is Where I Leave You, a vulgar, inept and gruesomely contrived load of junk misleadingly labeled a comedy comes perilously close.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Movies get crazier and more incomprehensible every day, but you don’t know demented until you see Winter’s Tale.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As the film builds to a feverish hysteria, you have to work hard to keep from laughing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Incompetently directed by Scott Coffey and weakly written by Andrew Cochran, a rotten egg called Adult World is anything but.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Blame who you must, but whatever went wrong with 6 Souls, God had nothing to do with it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Gifted and sincere as she always is, there's not much Ms. Seyfried can do with this tripe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Expensive, derivative and boring as mattress ticking masquerading as designer fabric.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Pretentious (it thinks it’s a comedy but descends into depression faster than you can fill a Prozac prescription) and self-indulgent (whole scenes are thrown in for no reason except to stretch a five-minute sitcom pitch into nearly two hours of phony, contrived tedium), it’s a mess begging for coherence.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Based on an overly imaginative book by Stephen King’s son Joe Hill, it’s a movie that doesn’t exactly unfold as much as hyperventilate.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Mostly it just redefines the word “asinine.” Marcia Gay Harden never makes a wrong move, but this movie is so futile, one goes away convinced that the moves she makes are hardly worth making.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    And there is Ewan McGregor, who makes entirely too many movies and only occasionally makes an effort to speak the kind of English anyone can understand.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Almost three hours long, a lugubrious sludge of mud soup called Cloud Atlas deserves a limp nod for pure guts, I suppose, but what I'd really like to do is burn it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    She’s (Moore) the best thing in this toxic carnage of creepy, self-indulgent decadence, but under the direction of loopy Canadian David Cronenberg, she goes beyond the limit of acceptable artistry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Big Ass Spider, lazily directed by Mike Mendez and unwisely written without a trace of necessary camp by Gregory Gieras, aims for satire and settles for stale shtick. It ends with the song “La Cucaracha,” leaving the door open for more insects to come. Cockroaches, anyone?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This awful rehash, badly directed by Vincenzo Natali (Splice), reeks of stale, recycled ideas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Awkward music cues and choppy camera work add baggage to a film so overwrought that its excesses seem more unintentionally silly than bleakly disturbing.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I’ve had bigger scares from the windows at FAO Schwarz.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Detachment drives a coffin nail through a noble profession with such ruthless virulence that it makes no point at all.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    All we know is that the only sure way to avoid the loss of any more I.Q. points in the world today is to stay away from movies like Erased.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I love the publicity quotes by Baz Luhrmann stating that his intention was to make an epic romantic vision that is enormous. Also: overwrought, asinine, exaggerated and boring. But in the end, about as romantic as a pet rock.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    In an age of zombies, werewolves and oversexed vampires, teens won't be shaking in their Uggs over ugly women with bad teeth flying around on brooms, and with its graphic depictions of tortures, mutilations, gang rapes and myriad examples of child abuse, it's no longer a fairy tale suitable for children.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The actual Chilean earthquake killed 300 people and turned thousands more homeless, but this movie distills everything for comic effect. Everyone gets robbed, raped, impaled, mutilated, decapitated or burned alive. But that’s not all. Crawling through the blood-drenched debris, here comes the tsunami!
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    For an old-fashioned crime thriller, you need real pros. Mr. Statham is to acting what Taco Bell is to nutrition.

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