For 553 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 4.3 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:
553 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Based on a story by Edgar Allan Poe, directed with style and imagination by Brad Anderson (The Machinist), filmed in the creepy darkness of Bulgaria (you hardly get this kind of movie anymore), and starring an illustrious cast solid and dedicated enough to craft to make you believe they’re in a depraved version of Hamlet staged in Elsinore Castle, this is a movie that is several cuts above your usual straitjacket thriller. Enter at your own risk.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Kristin Scott Thomas breathes new life into a woman who was invented by Flaubert and copied by Francoise Sagan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Force Majeure is a good movie, but as thought provoking as the ending is, it peters out ineffectually, while the actual staging of the avalanche to the crashing movements of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” seems vaguely comedic and disappointingly corny, if you ask me.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It might prove to be too insular to appeal to a wider movie audience, but to a passionate Anglophile like me, Queen and Country is a funny and nostalgic portrait of a bleak, rationed postwar England still digging its way out of the rubble.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Flawed but bittersweet and enjoyable, this film may be the final chapter in a colorful and illustrious life.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The Vow is not exactly a woman's picture. It's more about how a man falls in love, loses his love and gives up everything in life to focus on regaining his love. Maybe it's a woman's picture from a male point of view. However you slice it, it's a welcome loaf-far from perfect, but as filling as a home-cooked meal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Some of the on-camera bitchery between Mr. Ford and Ms. Keaton is laugh-out-loud witty. For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    There is plenty of excitement and pulse in Hereafter, as well as a reluctance to provide easy answers to life's great mysteries. I'm happy to see a great director take on the challenge of new and different material with his customary grace and impressive two-fisted technique intact.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Filled with nuance, intricate emotion and a refreshing absence of melodramatics, Conviction is a moving exploration of light and love shining through the darkness of despair. Its impact cannot easily be shaken.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s beautifully photographed and entertaining, with charming performances by Will Smith and newcomer Margot Robbie that tease and tantalize. You won’t be bored.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Heading toward his destination as a decent man facing ruin by doing the right thing, Mr. Hardy does a great job acting out the phases of anxiety frustration, confusion, exasperation and ultimate resolve — while working overtime to save a movie that takes place entirely on a cell phone from getting boring.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The film is a deeply heartfelt experience that addresses the struggles of everyday people in a strange land most of us know nothing about. You will not go away unmoved. See it, and learn something.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    You go away slack-jawed with shock and sated with the chilling bedtime-story elements of a great unsolved mystery novel you can't put down.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Wonderful, honest and low-key performances inform and enhance The Yellow Handkerchief, an otherwise unexceptional little drama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a metaphorical stretch for a simple movie title, but never mind. Closer to the Moon still manages to be a strange blend of history, black humor and art.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Bond is back, and so is high-octane entertainment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s far superior to what usually comes out of the British slums in the genre of gangland thrillers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Ms. Bening does a touching, masterful job of conveying real emotional pain.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    For sure, it’s another example of style over substance — a richly deserved accusation that is always leveled at this kindergarten cop of a director, but I confess it’s a lot of scattered and disjointed fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Sleep Tight is a creepy - but highly effective and superbly made - horror movie from Spain in which the monster is spine-tinglingly human.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Nothing in it comes close to the magic, the originality or the everlasting entertainment value of the original, which only cost $2.777 million and didn’t use a single computer-generated graphic. This says more about how much better movies were in 1939 than they are today. Still, I had enough fun to predict that history (or at least a tiny piece of it) seems destined to repeat itself. People just can’t get enough of this stuff.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Leonie is a rich tapestry of cross-cultural revelations, released to the public at last, and a welcome addition to an otherwise dreary movie season.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    From this less than enchanting excuse for a feature-length movie comes 5 to 7, featuring delicious performances, extremely witty dialogue without the customary Hollywood television punch lines, a convincing believability quotient, and some beautiful cameos, especially by Glenn Close and Frank Langella as Mr. Yelchin’s disapproving but modern, adaptable parents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The real star of the film is the magnetic, forceful and charismatic Matthew Fox, who steals the entire film as easily as if he were pitching a softball.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    We know about Anne Frank's diary and Paul Verhoeven's masterpiece "Black Book," but director Martin Koolhoven has shed new light on what happened in Holland with a powerful and touching film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The brilliant screenplay by Mr. Letts sets up the narrative story of the Weston clan in a carefully constructed series of episodes in which the family history is finally revealed. There’s great acting in every frame, but by the end of the ordeal, the viewer may be too exhausted to care.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Mr. Fiennes admirably humanizes the characters while exploring their contradictions and emphasizing their feelings. But his no-frills direction is a bit stodgy for my taste, and although this is not the Dickens you’d ever pay to hear read "Little Dorrit," there’s more vitality in his performance than the film itself.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Every generation gets a new one, and this time, replete with computer graphics and singing mice, Kenneth Branagh has created a live-action fairy tale that pulls out every stop and spares no expense.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Although the going is so sluggish at times that the film often looks like it needs artificial respiration, stick it out. The end result is oddly entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Paddington is a harmless delight that blends live action with animated technology in the manner of "Ted," but without the raunch.

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