For 673 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 Dallas Buyers Club
Lowest review score: 0 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Score distribution:
673 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Ms. Farmiga is the only one who seems to be having any fun, as an aging flower child stuck in an earlier decade and addicted to healing vortex workshops and primal screams. Mellow, but very much a work in progress, Goats has a bland but overcrowded menu that could benefit from a little feta.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In the often illustrious career oeuvre of Clint Eastwood, Trouble with the Curve is a minor entry, a cinematic footnote.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    James Franco's role hardly exists. He's a doped-up cipher who attends museum openings and drives his car into a cement wall, looking as bored and out of place as he did hosting the Academy Awards.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film is worth seeing for the excellent ensemble work by a cast that, although diligent and appealing, remain somewhat less than thrilling. They do their best to plumb the depths of domestic dysfunction, but in the end, The Oranges does not quite deliver the goods.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film was shot in Louisiana, which looks nothing like Iowa. Nobody along the way seems to have a care in the world about cholesterol. And it's the first movie in history that makes Hugh Jackman look repulsive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film's weakest link is Rufus Sewell's rumpled gumshoe, inarticulate and mumbling to the point of madness.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It opens our eyes to a subculture about which most of us know very little, but it is so unsteady in its focus that interest wanes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Lincoln is also a colossal bore. It is so pedantic, slow-moving, sanitized and sentimental that I kept pinching myself to stay awake - which, like the film itself, didn't always work.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In this overly familiar and ultimately meandering exercise in tedium, Mr. Burns also plays the lead.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As a realistic political thriller about Americans in harm's way it is not half as suspenseful or entertaining as "Argo." We may never know the truth about how we found bin Laden, but I still believe what we do know makes a strong enough story on its own without Wonder Woman.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It is to her everlasting credit that a famously exasperating perfectionist like Barbra Streisand could survive a limp noodle like The Guilt Trip.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Trading in her red locks for kohl-lined eyes like a raccoon and the vampire look of Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, [Chastain] is the spookiest thing in Mama. Everything else is cable television.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Ultimately, everyone in the movie is wasted, including Catherine Zeta-Jones, who provides great eye candy but has nothing important to say or do. Most of the roles are so ambiguous you end up scratching your head in the final reel, and some of the loose ends are so irrelevant they seem to have ended up on the cutting-room floor. With Russell Crowe, it really helps if you can read lips.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It reminded me of everything from "Ten Little Indians" to a low-budget take on Neil Simon’s "Murder by Death" without the laughs. It’s diverting for people who love games, but not for the squeamish.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This one blends the scented candles of a daytime soap with the tamer aspects of a middling thriller. Some folks will bring Kleenex. Others will need NoDoz.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    To be honest, I can rarely recall any film, on any subject, that made less sense.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    There are some lovely and moving things here, but over the long haul it’s more like watching an hour and a half of someone’s weekend trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    My boy Viggo is always fascinating, but the movie is a concept searching for a story.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Liam Hemsworth, the Ben & Jerry Flavor of the Month, is a sexy Australian centerfold without a trace of an accent who can actually act. His love interest is Teresa Palmer, a fellow Aussie who recently starred in the zombie flick "Warm Bodies." They may be camera-ready smoothies who take their clothes off often enough to keep the teen dweebs drooling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The result is not without a few moments of exhilaration, although the overall effect is more like the Bard of Avon meets "Glee."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Empty, pointless and stupid, the barrage of gunfire called Welcome to the Punch is another unappealing entry in the overworked British gangster genre.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Two lost souls on the highway of life — that’s what a well-acted but benign little trifle called Arthur Newman is about.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The dependable Australian actor Guy Pearce is always welcome, even in a well-meaning dud like 33 Postcards.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A good cast and the speed-dial theme of eco-terrorism should really add up to a film of more substantial mind over matter than the dull, talky and ultimately pointless espionage thriller The East.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Not everything from Ireland travels as well as the whiskey. Like mud-thick porridge, Shadow Dancer, another dreary, confusing conspiracy thriller about the Irish “troubles,” is one of them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Redundant, unnecessary and a colossal waste of talent and money, you can pretty much sum up Man of Steel in the scene in which a lady police officer watches with her mouth wide open as Superman tosses aside tanks like Tinker Toys. “What are you smiling about, captain?” asks another cop. “Nothing, sir — I just think he’s hot.”
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Petunia augurs more titillation than it delivers and only works occasionally.

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