For 532 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Still Alice
Lowest review score: 0 Life During Wartime
Score distribution:
532 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The script is breezy, but neither of the two leads have the heft or charm to carry an entire feature-length film - separately or together.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Artificial, irresponsible, filthy and forgettable, it knocks itself cross-eyed trying to make you roar with laughter at chemotherapy, with the nauseating Seth Rogen milking most of the yuks. But a stoner comedy about cancer? I don't think so.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There’s nothing remarkable or even remotely intriguing about the dyspeptic gang of submental sad sacks in this dull, flat fiasco.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A tedious exercise in tedium.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A pointless nightmare of pretentious science fiction twaddle with no plot, no coherence and no heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The result, in the case of Moonrise Kingdom, is what I call transcendentally brainless - an after school special aimed at asinine adolescents over the age of 40.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    He (Owen) doesn't fail the movie. The movie fails him. As his wife, the superb Carice van Houten has so little to do or say - so peripheral a relation to everything else in the movie - that she seems to be an intruder herself.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This disoriented drivel was written by — and marks the directing debut of — Geoffrey Fletcher, who won an Academy Award for writing "Precious." It’s weird, but not in a good way.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Jack Reacher is mostly grim, violent and stupid.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I guess I’ve seen worse teen sex comedies, but it’s rare to encounter one this stupid.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Movies like Sleeping Beauty are as sensual as cottage cheese, not to mention passé.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Only the great Piper Laurie delivers dollar value. Otherwise, Hesher is to movies what graffiti is to a rotting fence.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Rage is another formulaic re-tread that needs its brakes re-lined.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Ms. Cardellini plays it like a zombie, and she isn't helped by all the loitering camera angles and repetitive close-ups of her head framed against car windows. It's a worthy subject, ploddingly explored in a film that is too modest for its own good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The movie knocks itself unconscious trying to be offbeat, but instead of cinematic heart, the director self-indulges in cinematic art, drowning the whole thing in freeze frames, slow-motion and color-coding, owing everything he knows to the worst of Jean-Luc Godard and Wes Anderson.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Even as a prime example of rotten summer silliness, this is a paralyzing experience.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The movie doesn’t know if it wants to be a comedy, a morality play or a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. I wish for fewer disasters in my future like A Long Way Down.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Despite the sight of so much cheesecake romping naked through the woods like the girls have never heard of poison ivy, it’s the usual disreputable grindhouse schlock.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The film has a restless, nomadic quality similar to Kerouac’s lifestyle, but there’s no there there.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A nasty piece of work that's been hanging around for two years looking for an audience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This movie is so staggeringly violent and stomach-souring disgusting that when it screens, it is occasionally greeted with boos and almost always accompanied by massive audience walkouts. Don't say I didn't warn you.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The actors are all completely wasted in this dumb travesty of fumbling, unfocused, oversexed numbskulls who work in the movie business. Everyone connected with Nobody Walks should have done just that-early and quickly.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As a nauseating variation on the home-invasion theme, The Purge is as sickening as it is dreary.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Well photographed, lurid enough to cause concern for the teen market it aims to captivate, and with enough blood to refurbish an abattoir, Kiss of the Damned creates an eerie, foreboding anxiety that comes uneasily close to terror. Too bad they seem to be making it up as they go along.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A quirky re-boot of the old Burt Reynolds hashtag "Heat," this modest character vehicle for the lifeless, balding and incomprehensibly inarticulate Jason Statham is so bleak and moody it won’t be much of a lure to action fans.

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