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 Blue Jasmine
Lowest review score: 0 A Cure for Wellness
Score distribution:
767 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the year’s most galvanizing cinematic experiences.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    At 88, after nearly seven decades in show business, Ms. Stritch is sharp, funny, brittle, caustic, demanding, exaggerated, critical (especially of herself) and infuriating. She is also elaborately unique and awesomely brilliant.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A creature of impulse to the end, she was a woman who saved everything—from lace valentines and old passports to Oscars and tear-stained divorce papers. How lucky we are she can share them with us now. She marched to her own drummer, and the beat goes on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Ms. Moore shares her journey with boundless generosity. She makes you feel what it’s like to lose the wind beneath your wings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s only April, but this is one of the best films of 2013.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Resonating with warmth and sardonic wit and containing a majestic performance by Robert Duvall.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A flawless film of heartrending realism about the eternal chord that binds parents and children and the emptiness when they are separated.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Elegant and wrenching, Coming Home is a quiet, haunting masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Mr. Redford doesn’t look like Dan Rather, but displays the same dedication to — and respect for — journalism that he brought to the role of Bob Woodward in "All the President’s Men."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Too grim and heartbreaking for some viewers, Room is nevertheless an extraordinary film so powerful and unforgettable that it must be seen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Argo is a triumph. It has tension, sincerity, mystery, artistic responsibility, entertainment value, technical expertise, a narrative arc and a thrilling respect for the tradition of how to tell a story with minimum frills and maximum impact. It's a great footnote to history, one of the best films of 2012 and a sure-fire contender on Oscar night.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    If the best films hold you in a captive vise, entertain you, keep you spellbound and teach you something at the same time, then 12 Years a Slave is outstanding — brave, courageous and unforgettable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Wakefield is a terrific movie, with a devastatingly bravura performance by Bryan Cranston that seizes and grips attention from first scene to last.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A mesmerizing, engrossing and beautifully made cinematic experience, rare as a pink unicorn, that enchants for more than two hours and makes you wish for at least one hour more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Richly chronicled characters, sharp dialogue and that stupendous centerpiece performance by Cate Blanchett are contributing factors in the best summer movie of 2013 and one of the most memorable Woody Allen movies ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Never embroidered or rehearsed, the way so many biopics are, this is a wonderful movie that feels freshly observed, like an uninvited peek through some forbidden White House keyhole, at the woman we called Jackie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Sensational entertainment. This $100 million extravaganza is — let’s face it — rampantly over the top. Hell, it’s by Martin Scorsese, who is always over the top.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    I Am Love fuses the past with the changing future in a marvelous traditional narrative without a shred of the sloppy trends of contemporary filmmaking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    They are two intelligent, sophisticated people searching for the spicy condiment they need to keep their relationship fresh during a bittersweet weekend in Paris, and, like the film that frames them, they are smart, substantial and enchanting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    I think you’ll find it as fresh, original and breathlessly exciting as I did.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Gorgeously photographed, sensitively written and directed, flawlessly acted, and deeply, intensely important, Carol is Todd Haynes’ most brilliant film since Far From Heaven and one of the triumphs of 2015.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Wrenching, profound and beautifully made, The Railway Man is one of the stunning don’t-miss surprises of the still-young 2014.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the most important and revelatory films of the year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Put this one at the top of your must-see list. Angelina Jolie might not, in my opinion, have yet reached the heights of the acting profession, but with this passionate, inspired, technically awesome and profoundly exciting chronicle of the life of Louie Zamperini, she rises to the top rank of first-class film directors in a male-dominated field overcrowded with hacks.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s a poignant, relevant and beautifully made film that must not be missed by anyone with a heart and a social conscience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Equal parts courtroom drama, legal thriller and family saga, it’s also a synchronized duet for two terrific actors at the top of their craft that left me stunned.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    All Is Lost is movie magic on many levels but most importantly as the rare opportunity to watch a seasoned actor at the pinnacle of his power.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It resonates with delicacy, passion and restraint, touching the heart in places where cynics fear to go.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Beautiful, bold and blazing with sex and suspense, Allied is a gorgeously photographed, intensely romantic, action-packed film by the great director Robert Zemeckis with two titanic star performances by Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard that delivers something for everyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    When it comes to thrillers, this one is as good as it gets. Not for the squeamish, but for anyone who loves movies, it’s too exhilarating to miss.

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