For 767 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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Light Between Oceans
Lowest review score: 0 Tammy
Score distribution:
767 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Statham and Franco, both well-known sleepwalkers on camera, seem more animated than usual. Suspend belief, and you’ll find Homefront predictable but entertaining.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Letters to Juliet comes off as just another movie that makes you long for a trip to Northern Italy-but not with any of these people.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A stupid waste of time and talent, but it might be just what his (Damon) fans are waiting for.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It stars Woody Allen, but it still drags along like an oyster trying to walk.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Director McQueen shares no primal truths, offers no resolutions, and the movie seems pointless. It seems almost wicked to spread on all that enticement and titillation, and then throw the sandwich away.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    There are aspects afloat reminiscent of the great 1946 sea epic "Two Years Before the Mast", but Chris Hemsworth is no Alan Ladd. He is to the majesty of a ship at sea what a clamshell is to the bottom of a canoe.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Maybe so much of Son of a Gun seems boring and directionless because so little of the dialogue is comprehensible. This is a problem that tanks so many imports these days.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As good as Citizen Gangster is, it would be even better if you could understand the dialogue.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Boring and sedentary, not to mention only occasionally coherent, this creaking-door mystery is not much of a vehicle to display young Mr. Radcliffe's range and charm.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Except for the admirable testosterone on display that represents hours in the gym instead of the acting class, the rest of Magic Mike XXL is seriously stupid.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Australian films are like local wines from Australian vineyards. They don’t always travel. A bore called The Dressmaker is the latest example.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Everything Must Go is the one for the Gipper-the movie in which he steps out of character for his own sake and works hard to lose Will Ferrell. The results are mixed, but I admire the guy for making an effort.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Despite the presence of Shirley MacLaine, the moments of pleasure provided by The Last Word are far outnumbered by scenes of exaggerated, phony, sugary marzipan-like make believe.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I'm sure there is much to be learned from Forks Over Knives (the title means fruits and veggies can be forked, but anything you cut with a knife is lethal), but what does it have to do with real life?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Amy
    Never failed to hold me spellbound, even when I saw obvious spots where easy cutting would reduce the agony to a much more comfortable running time.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Legendary is a soap opera with steroids.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Preposterous, illogical, senselessly over-plotted and artificial as a ceramic artichoke, David Fincher’s Gone Girl is another splatterfest disguised as a psychological thriller about the disintegration of a murderous marriage that I find one of the year’s grossest disappointments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Unfortunately, Hide Your Smiling Faces is so slow it could use a few action sequences to speed things up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Another teenagers-in-turmoil movie, Quitters has more style than substance, but it’s a cut above most, mainly because first-time director and co-writer Noah Pritzker has a lot of sensitivity toward a familiar subject that renders it real and touching if not exactly original.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This is not a movie for everybody, but that assessment is not exactly intended as a thumbs down. Alarming thrills are guaranteed.
    • 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.”
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a real pleasure to share some quality time with Mr. Caine as an old man wise enough to know there’s rarely any such thing as a second time around but brave enough to take a chance anyway. But the writing and direction by Sandra Nettelbeck barely support his forceful presence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I can't imagine what attracted these two megahunks to such a bore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This three-hander has an honesty and a momentum that I found grudgingly rewarding.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Enough is enough. One good thing: The jungle scenes were shot in Hawaii, so at least they all got a paid vacation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I expected more from a movie about the most feared man in America for half a century. Whatever else you think about him, in retrospect, he had balls of brass - an essential quality replaced in J. Edgar by dull indifference.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The actors are fine, but the material doesn’t give their talents much room to stretch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Johnny Depp is dismally miscast as the alter ego of the rebellious author with the "screw you" attitude.

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