For 474 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Railway Man
Lowest review score: 0 The Baytown Outlaws
Score distribution:
474 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Blame who you must, but whatever went wrong with 6 Souls, God had nothing to do with it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This one is so bad it’s hilarious. Sheri Moon Zombie is no Mia Farrow, Rob Zombie is no Roman Polanski, and The Lords of Salem seems to have been made by people on the rubber bus headed for a rubber room with bars on the windows.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Sightseers is a morose, unsettling blend of pathology for sport and murder for laughs.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As a nauseating variation on the home-invasion theme, The Purge is as sickening as it is dreary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The script, by Melissa James Gibson, is as scintillating as a dead rodent.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The film has a restless, nomadic quality similar to Kerouac’s lifestyle, but there’s no there there.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I guess I’ve seen worse teen sex comedies, but it’s rare to encounter one this stupid.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I’ve had bigger scares from the windows at FAO Schwarz.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The only reason to suffer through a grim wack job called McCanick is to see the late Cory Monteith in his last film role.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I certainly wish Ms. Johansson hadn’t shown up at all. She’s never less than interesting to watch, but Under the Skin is a big waste of her time.