For 626 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Brooklyn
Lowest review score: 0 This Means War
Score distribution:
626 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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