For 719 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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Unbroken
Lowest review score: 0 The Nice Guys
Score distribution:
719 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A middling attempt to peek through a lace curtain for a glimpse of the other Upstairs/Downstairs staff members only leads to too many distracting social functions that fail to relieve the film's otherwise solemn pacing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In this overly familiar and ultimately meandering exercise in tedium, Mr. Burns also plays the lead.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    After Words is part adventure, part love story, part travelogue, and all as synthetic as rayon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a movie that knocks itself cross-eyed trying to be hip, clever and today about acerbic seniors, but instead it only makes you long for old ladies in aprons exclaiming “Land sakes alive, I smell something burning in the oven!”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    If you have already begun to suspect that Something Borrowed may be something less than the sum of its parts-all of which do indeed seem borrowed from other movies and TV rom-coms too numerous to mention-you are right.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It's a Clint Eastwood role that only proves you can't send a boy to do a man's job.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The generic title In Secret is as uninspired as the movie itself.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Far from the offbeat satire on the American dream gone sour it aims to be, The Brass Teapot is more like a dark flirtation with the American nightmare that backfires.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Admirable and respectable, it engages you while you’re watching it, then leaves you empty and wanting more.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Pan
    It’s not about Peter Pan, but about what happened before Peter Pan. The noise you hear is J. M. Barrie turning over in his grave.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Dirty Girl is a bad movie with no insights that is broadly drawn and genuinely plagued by filthy dialogue. You don't laugh. You just wince, and wonder how the whole thing ever got financed.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but technically polished, with inspired performances and enough suspense that by the time Mr. Hamm found the redemption that freed him from his own demons, I was so wired I needed a Valium.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The entire movie is about as sexy as a root canal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This is an oddball tale that is well worth telling, but Mr. Carrey simply cannot resist turning it into a Three Stooges routine in drag.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Too small and dark to appeal to a large audience, it's not a movie to cherish.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Because it’s written and directed by slick slasher king Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel), expect some genuine, well-executed thrills that keep the adrenaline going. This is a good thing, because Keanu Reeves has the adrenaline rush of road kill.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It's a fatiguing, low-key character study that drags along annoyingly and pleads for patience, but stick with it and you'll find the engrossing centerpiece performance by Ms. Theron a captivating reward that is well worth the effort.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A well-meaning but desultory descent into darkness based on a memoir of the same name by Amy-Jo Albany, daughter of Joe Albany, the great jazz pianist who died in 1988 at age 63. The book, published in 2003, was subtitled Junk, Jazz and Other Fairy Tales From Childhood, and that just about covers it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This dumb movie turns from dubious to preposterous.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    One thing that defies debate: Zac Efron is going places as an actor of value. But he deserves better movies than Charlie St. Cloud.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie, which has all the freshness and insight of a Movie of the Week on the Hallmark channel, is a first for the writer-director, which probably accounts for its lack of any definitive style or focus.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    My boy Viggo is always fascinating, but the movie is a concept searching for a story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As the narrative builds, the movie shows how the harassed and impatient Chinese-American finds tolerance, acceptance of others, inner salvation and love. A lot for one movie to negotiate, not always successfully, but the enjoyment factor is obvious.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The theme is racism, insanity and savage brutality in Texas. Some things never change. I guess it’s a new-fangled old-fashioned western.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie doesn’t know if it’s a teen fantasy-romance or a more sophisticated satire that the material can’t support.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It shouldn’t happen to a dog — or to an audience of dog lovers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This movie is not without its moments of visual interest, but for a more comprehensive study of Baker’s life and career, read James Gavin’s book Deep in a Dream, or better yet, curl up with the real deal and a glass of wine and listen to what used to be.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Sliding down the James Franco hole is not an attractive career goal, but in his (Jonas) new movie Careful What You Wish For, there is evidence that he is at least learning how to act.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Unfortunately, there aren’t many thrills and the pace is so slow that I fell asleep from tedium waiting for something that resembled a goose bump.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    For the Edgerton brothers and for their protagonists, The Square works on several levels, as it shows how far two people will go for love and profit--in more ways than one.

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