For 574 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Still Alice
Lowest review score: 0 Life During Wartime
Score distribution:
574 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Considering the subject, ripe with titillating possibilities, it's surprisingly about as sexy as a week-old meat loaf. Tastefully directed by Tanya Wexler, it is a total joy from start to finish.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    This is their story. It is true. It is history. As a film, it is riveting, suspenseful, harrowing and exciting, and somehow, it also manages to be something rare among war pictures—a big-scale entertainment.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It’s a feel-good film with an infectious sense of fun and inspiration that brings out the best in people instead of catering to their lowest instincts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    World War Z towers above every other alleged summer blockbuster. It’s the real deal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Every complex member of the writer’s legacy has an agenda, with varying gains and losses, and the power of the film rests in the way it captures so many tangled lives as they cross and intersect at curious angles. The camera is literal, so the film sometimes fails to escape its roots of literary inspiration. This did not bother me. How many times do you get the chance to curl up with a good movie?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Lee Hirsch is certainly one who is making a difference. I endorse him and his brave, powerful movie and urge you to see it for yourself. You might leave Bully with rage, but you will not leave Bully with indifference.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Too bleak and wrenching to recommend unconditionally. You need a strong constitution to watch it soberly, but it is a gripping experience that left me weak in the knees.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Don't miss this one. A brave and inspired antidote to time-wasting mainstream movies, it is unlike anything you've seen before or will likely ever see again. In short, it is unforgettable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The heart of the film derives from the fact that the more they all get to know each other, the more they all mature and their differences blend. The title comes from a lesson in Huckleberry Finn—that a lie is good if it helps others, the way Huck lied to save Jim from the slave traders.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It's a delectable slice of Southern Gothic humor, a side show of rednecks and Bubbas and Aunt Tooties.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    This meticulously nuanced, sensitively acted film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire gives Nicole Kidman her best role in years, and she chews it like raw steak.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The tender magnetism of Blythe Danner turns an intelligent, sensitive story of love among the not so young into a work of art.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Carefully directed and gorgeous to look at, with haunting performances and maximum suspense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    A joyous, well-researched and liberating film in the feel-good spirit of "Billy Elliot," "The Full Monty" and "Calendar Girls."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    American Hustle is an essay on the brilliance of corruption.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Handsomely mounted, skillfully acted, exquisitely photographed and genuinely touching, Testament of Youth is one of those rare film experiences that is just about perfect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The result is a movie of enormous intelligence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    An upscale, high-concept $40 million futuristic epic by the visionary South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. It’s too gruesome to recommend to everyone without reservation, but if you love movies, you can’t afford to miss it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Mr. Hanks, in yet another in a long line of diverse character studies, does a beautiful job as the voice of reason and logic, trying to inspire bravery and maintain order amid the noise and panic. In the big emotional scenes, as well as the small, nerve-jangling scenes, he is an artist at the top of his skill.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Deadfall is an above-average genre piece with a terrific cast that builds to a bloody Thanksgiving dinner shoot-out I found pretty close to unforgettable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Some people might blindly and inaccurately accuse this movie of attacking family values, but it has exactly the opposite effect. Touching and funny in their upheaval, the people in The Kids Are All Right open the door to a brand new examination of family values that leaves you charged and cheering.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    I tend to forget how marvelous Ellen Barkin can be until she gets the rare chance to pull out all the stops in a movie like this.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Sensitively acted, carefully written and directed with heartfelt compassion, Bringing Up Bobby is an engrossing little independent film made on an austere budget in 22 days.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It's a film that deserves to be seen, savored, debated and given serious attention.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The kids make stunning debuts, but their accents are thicker than porridge, rendering a good 90 percent of the dialogue so unintelligible that it might as well be in Swahili. Some subtitles are provided out of necessity, but not enough.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    This film transcends its trendy, obvious limitations with enough vitality and vitriol to make it as informative and breathless as it is entertaining.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Like "Moneyball," this is real movie making that packs a solid entertainment punch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Neither another bland biopic about a self-destructive artist nor an historical scrapbook about a country in the grip of slavery, Black Butterflies is a dark, moving depiction of the life and death of a brave rebellious, idiosyncratic woman who made significant strides toward changing the world around her and paid a heavy toll for her passion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. What the bloodsuckers in this frolic actually do, in or out of the shadows, is make you laugh.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The story behind Touching Home is more inspiring than the film itself, but don't let that deter you. It's the kind of can-do miracle that reminds us all that anything can happen and everything is possible.

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