For 671 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 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 The Myth of the American Sleepover
Score distribution:
671 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The original was a thriller. This one is a yawn a minute.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As a movie, it's so tightly framed you gasp from claustrophobia. As a film of cryptic boredom, I cannot believe the actors were able to say their lines without cue cards.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Halfheartedly, I give The Dark Knight Rises - the third and final Batflick in the Nolan trilogy - one star for eardrum-busting sound effects and glaucoma-inducing computerized images in blinding Imax, but talk about stretching things.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Director Lloyd leaves it all to the imagination, but in a movie this slow and indecisive, the imagination is no longer enough when we've seen stronger stuff elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What to say about an uphill slog called Crazy, Stupid, Love? It's not nearly crazy enough to clear the clogged arteries of summer comedies, and when the love appears, it's in all the wrong places. Oh well, at least they nailed the stupid part.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Congenial is the word for Larry Crowne, but it's as flat as an ironing board.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The script, by Melissa James Gibson, is as scintillating as a dead rodent.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Actor-turned-director Don Cheadle trashes the historic career of Miles Davis in Miles Ahead, named after one of the greatest albums ever made by one of the most influential musicians of all time.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Rest assured, Anthony Perkins would have demanded a re-write.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A little of this corn goes a long way.

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