For 722 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 The Baytown Outlaws
Score distribution:
722 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    In a lurid, lumpy and lugubrious mess called The Adderall Diaries, misguided first-time director Pamela Romanowsky cleaves a pointless film out of a foggy memoir by writer Stephen Elliott (About Cherry) about a murder case he pursued with no resolution.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Michael Shannon is a convincing and resourceful actor who is now too established and viable to settle for enigmatic roles in meaningless, throwaway movies with zero possibilities for commercial success like a thing called Frank & Lola.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Sightseers is a morose, unsettling blend of pathology for sport and murder for laughs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Before the carnage ends, the entire cast has been tortured, mutilated and murdered by so many weapons it’s hard to keep them straight. When the shotguns, box cutters and machetes run out, it’s time to cue the flesh-eating attack dogs.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s fifty times more boring than the first one. It is also fifty shades dumber.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Looking lovely and catatonic, Angelina Jolie, who now calls herself Angelina Jolie Pitt, has come up with an exercise in self-indulgence for herself and husband Brad that is so boring it defies description. By the Sea is not only a dog; it’s a dog that’s got fleas.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Although it has a calm and intriguing noir-ish style (up to a point), there is nothing lucid enough to recommend about Manhattan Night, including the film itself.
    • 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.

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