For 758 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 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Their Finest
Lowest review score: 0 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Score distribution:
758 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Equally touching and disturbing, the French film Standing Tall is an outstanding work of social realism by actress and writer-turned-director Emmanuelle Bercot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    This film is too long for a documentary, and only a true Sidney Lumet fan is likely to sit through nearly two hours of it undistracted. Still, it’s a fascinating exploration of how a great mind worked by allowing the quality of his scripts to determine the style of each film—including not only the inner life but the camera, the clothes, the entire visual approach.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    So in spite of its flaws, La La Land has moments of pleasure and satisfaction that are worth the price of admission. It’s not that it’s a bad movie; it’s just not an outstanding entertainment, the way great movies (especially musicals) should be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The effect is genuinely creepy, but do not even think of seeing Buried if you suffer from claustrophobia.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The case is revisited with painstaking detail, and a riveting picture emerges once again about misunderstood outsiders.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is the kind of harrowing suspense that doesn’t come around very often, charged and informed by another powerful, galvanizing performance by the great Christopher Plummer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The actors are so exemplary that it is difficult to imagine this is not a documentary. They might not be household names, but they will be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In the avalanche of junk about aliens, alternate universes, digital effects and comic-book superheroes, it is a rare treat to see a sweet, low-budget film about real people that is as ingratiating as Lebanon, Pa.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    As much as I liked it, I have to admit Run & Jump is a work of no action — of love unrequited, feelings unexpressed and goals never reached. Sitting through it requires great patience. I don’t think this is an Ireland that would interest John Ford.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Written and directed by Mike Pavone, with a fine, understated, atypical performance by Ed Harris, it may be a feel-good family picture centered on kids, but it offers talismans to live by for people of all ages.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Special praise goes to Alex Wolff as Jamie and Stefania Owen as his sympathetic, agreeable girlfriend Dee Dee, and veteran actor Chris Cooper makes a complex but astonishingly convincing cameo as the great Jerome David Salinger himself. I went to Coming Through the Rye expecting nothing and left feeling enriched, enlightened and warm all over.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Sometimes beauty and charm are enough to turn a middling movie into pure ambrosia. Diane Lane has plenty of both, and she uses them wisely in Paris Can Wait, elevating an otherwise mild and inconsequential film to unexpected heights of enchantment.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s not for the squeamish, but thanks to a riveting central performance by Vanessa Hudgens and a compassionate screenplay by Ron Krauss, who also directed, this is a far more sobering and substantial exposé of homeless teenage girls on the dangerous edge of society than you might expect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Fair Game is an important exposé of corrupt political power gone toxic. It's good enough that it deserves to be better.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It has warmth, humor and an understated sweetness that is not to be taken for granted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Okay, The Prey is ridiculous hokum that proves the French can make overwrought Hollywood thrillers with the same indefatigable energy and implausible realism as anyone else. It is also a slick, suspenseful adrenalin rush disguised as unexpected, nerve-wracking fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The power in this movie is the way Chris Weitz trusts us to discover the facts for ourselves.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Desierto is an action thriller that delivers unforgettable punches at a feverish pace. You won’t doze through this one.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a tormented Tony Perkins at the Bates Motel, re-imagined by "Saturday Night Live," with all the risks implied.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Director Dolan gets the feeling of emptiness so right that anyone who has ever known the heartbreak of a crushing affair can easily identify, even with subtitles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    No contemporary film that promotes love instead of war should be overlooked. Private Romeo will undoubtedly be regarded by some as a curio, but it's a sweet, sympathetic and surprising one, highly recommended to the adventurous spirit in an enlightened and changing world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A rewarding family film indeed, at a time when we badly need one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Beautiful and challenging, Bokeh has a pristine look and chilling feel of its own that contributes enormously to the mood and tone of the whole film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The best thing about Beginners is the way it accepts every character in a nonjudgmental way.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Aiysha Hart delivers a mesmerizing performance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It's still worth seeing for its two dazzling centerpieces.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Under Craig Zisk’s frisky direction, the entire cast is superb and wrinkle-free. The screenplay, by husband-wife team Dan and Stacy Chariton, is thin as a poker chip but as clever as it is contrived.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Has more charm and wit than most of its J.D. Salinger-inspired cousins in the same genre, and is undeniably engaging.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The film, written and directed by Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz, is slow as Christmas, but the two protagonists grow on you, like a Virginia creeper vine climbing a garden wall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Ted
    Most of Ted eludes description, analysis and explanation. You just have to hold onto your own certifiable sense of humor and let Mr. MacFarlane take you where he wants to go. Then get out of the way and enjoy it.

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