For 590 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Prisoners
Lowest review score: 0 Murder of a Cat
Score distribution:
590 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Sightseers is a morose, unsettling blend of pathology for sport and murder for laughs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Who goes to the movies for 104 minutes of punishment? Where is John Wayne, now that we need him?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The Trollhunter writers either have an abundance of imagination or they've been smoking a controlled substance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Call The Master whatever you want, but lobotomized catatonia from what I call the New Hacks can never take the place of well-made narrative films about real people that tell profound stories for a broader and more sophisticated audience. Fads come and go, but as Walter Kerr used to say, "I'll yell tripe whenever tripe is served."
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What it turns out to be is a preposterous puzzle that fails every test under scrutiny, leaving the spectator with a “Huh?” that is meant to be uttered only while chewing gum.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The director is Joe Dante, a protégé of B-movie producer Roger Corman, who makes cheesy horror spoofs like "Gremlins" and "Piranha," along with a few good ones like "The Howling." This is not one of the good ones.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    How many ways can a film go wrong? Too many to list, and Trespass finds them all.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Identity Thief is so bad it’s hard to believe it wasn’t directed by Judd Apatow or the Farrelly Brothers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There is no hope on the horizon for movies as leaden as The Exploding Girl.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s nice to see a movie about kids that extols the virtues of intelligence over sex, sports, bad music, ugly clothes and tattoos, but aside from some nice autumnal shots of Ivy League college campuses, there’s nothing in HairBrained to sustain much interest.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It takes just under two hours of tedium before you find out what’s in the bag, and you might be sorry you waited.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The Road Within backfires by emphasizing the same quirks and imbalances it seeks to soften. Reducing it to the genre of idiot comedy doesn’t advance the cause, either.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    For meat-headed incoherence, a badly written, poorly directed and confusingly acted muddle of global nonsense, The Gunman is another ill-conceived entry in the latest dopey trend of middle-aged men blowing up stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    An hour and 20 minutes into this two-hour-and-11-minute endurance test, a hungry Kaiju attacks the city of Hong Kong and eats the neon signs of every Cantonese restaurant in Victoria Harbor. It’s sort of worth waiting around for.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Richard Brooks made a tougher and much better film about the tragedy of compulsive gambling in his 1985 film "Fever Pitch," and in 1949’s "The Lady Gambles," even Barbara Stanwyck made a more convincing fall from respectability into casino hell than Mark Wahlberg does here.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Unfortunately, with only the bare outline of a script, no acting is required. The structure of the film is 89 minutes of brutality with a college degree. This is a warning, not a recommendation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It is really not about anything at all except the mistakes, pitfalls and dumb decisions that plague the career of talented but misguided Australian actor Guy Pearce in his attempts to become an American film star.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It's a stupid farrago of aborted ideas, misguided actors, lame direction, submental writing and follow-the-dots plotting that never comes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of what I used to call coherent filmmaking.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What passes for a plot has been done a thousand times before — in much better films than A Single Shot.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    All of which makes me sad about Denzel Washington's disillusioning participation. I forgive him if the money was irresistible enough to pay off a mortgage or put his kids through Harvard, but Safe House is total junk, and he is one of the producers.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Lamely directed by Brian A. Miller, who co-wrote it with Mr. Fairbrass, this is the kind of curiosity that used to fill the bottom half of a double feature in the day when we still had drive-ins. The real outsider is the movie itself.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Another ho-hum slacker heist flick.
    • 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?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Mr. Franco must have had a very boring adolescence, because Palo Alto is a very boring movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The prevailing mood of Child of God, published in 1973, is filth, alienation and inertia. You can have it.

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