For 750 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Company You Keep
Lowest review score: 0 The Paperboy
Score distribution:
750 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Comprising three separate, unrelated and thoroughly inconsequential short stories about lonely, miserable women in the isolated landscape of Montana, Certain Women is the latest thumping bore from Kelly Reichardt, a writer-director-editor who makes bland, low-budget films about various hidden aspects of women’s lives they are reluctant to reveal, then take forever to do so.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Together, as a grotesque mother-daughter team kidnapped in Ecuador, they’re the most depressing Mother’s Day present since "Mommie Dearest," only not half as funny.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Logan is another heinous and sophomoric waste of Hugh Jackman ‘s time and considerable talent and another expensive throwaway aimed at milking money out of people who still read comic books. Color it stupid.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    All Nighter is an alleged comedy that doesn’t know how to be funny. But at 80 minutes long, it does know how to be merciful.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Boring, derivative, and infuriatingly illogical, Lavender is a ghost story with no thrills, no surprises, and no sense.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The fun wears out fast and so does the “gotcha” factor.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This one is no scarier than running out of ink in the middle of a midterm exam.
    • 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.

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