For 710 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 Mao's Last Dancer
Lowest review score: 0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Score distribution:
710 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Dallas Buyers Club represents the best of what independent film on a limited budget can achieve — powerful, enlightening and not to be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s profoundly moving and thoroughly mind provoking, but despite the poignant subject matter, I promise you will not leave Philomena depressed. I’ve seen it twice and felt exhilarated, informed, enriched, absorbed and optimistic both times.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It resonates with delicacy, passion and restraint, touching the heart in places where cynics fear to go.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema, with a nimble and tender performance of enormous elegance and charm by Colin Firth that is heart-meltingly romantic.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    This is the extraordinary biopic about the fascinating, complex and inspirational example set by genius cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Another must-see movie this year-end awards season (the other one is The Theory of Everything) is the brilliant encapsulation of one of the greatest stories of our time — the genius, heroism and ultimately shameful destruction of Alan Turing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the year’s most galvanizing cinematic experiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Elegant and wrenching, Coming Home is a quiet, haunting masterpiece.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the most important and revelatory films of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A sensitive, dewy-eyed yet mature performance by Saoirse Ronan is the appealing centerpiece of Brooklyn.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The year is not over, but I’ve already seen my favorite film of 2015. It’s Thomas McCarthy’s brilliant, responsible, galvanizing and unforgettable Spotlight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s anyone’s guess whether the amazing Mr. Redmayne’s most prestigious performance will go down in the archives as Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything" or as the tortured, androgynous woman trapped in a man’s body in The Danish Girl. But it’s a sure thing that he’ll be nominated for another Oscar.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Romantic, bittersweet and funny as hell, Café Society turns Hollywood inside out, rooting through the superficial tinsel to find the real tinsel. You go away gobsmacked, beaming and happy to be both.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The best war film since "Saving Private Ryan." It is violent, harrowing, heartbreaking and unforgettable. And yes, it was directed by Mel Gibson. He deserves a medal, too.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Manchester by the Sea is the best movie of the year.

Top Trailers