For 778 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Spotlight
Lowest review score: 0 Murder of a Cat
Score distribution:
778 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    A ponderous spoof of movie rom-coms that plummets stupidity to a new low even by Hollywood standards.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Plotless and almost mute, To the Wonder is the kind of fiasco that keeps film-festival programmers salivating and discriminating audiences stampeding toward the exit doors. It’s a simpering yawn that makes "The Tree of Life" seem like an action thriller with Bruce Willis. It is about … nothing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The fun wears out fast and so does the “gotcha” factor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This one is so bad it’s hilarious. Sheri Moon Zombie is no Mia Farrow, Rob Zombie is no Roman Polanski, and The Lords of Salem seems to have been made by people on the rubber bus headed for a rubber room with bars on the windows.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Movies like Sleeping Beauty are as sensual as cottage cheese, not to mention passé.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s obvious that something got lost in translation.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I guess I’ve seen worse teen sex comedies, but it’s rare to encounter one this stupid.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Unknown makes no sense at all, so you not only worry about Liam Neeson's judgment in movies, but you begin to wonder if he's forgotten how to read.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Michael Shannon is a convincing and resourceful actor who is now too established and viable to settle for enigmatic roles in meaningless, throwaway movies with zero possibilities for commercial success like a thing called Frank & Lola.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The film knocks itself unconscious trying to be whimsical and offbeat, but is so contrived that it is as embarrassing as it is unfunny.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Almost three hours long, a lugubrious sludge of mud soup called Cloud Atlas deserves a limp nod for pure guts, I suppose, but what I'd really like to do is burn it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Richard Brooks made a tougher and much better film about the tragedy of compulsive gambling in his 1985 film "Fever Pitch," and in 1949’s "The Lady Gambles," even Barbara Stanwyck made a more convincing fall from respectability into casino hell than Mark Wahlberg does here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    And there is Ewan McGregor, who makes entirely too many movies and only occasionally makes an effort to speak the kind of English anyone can understand.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Quite the most appalling piece of junk I have seen lately, Hobo With a Shotgun just lies there like an autopsy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I love the publicity quotes by Baz Luhrmann stating that his intention was to make an epic romantic vision that is enormous. Also: overwrought, asinine, exaggerated and boring. But in the end, about as romantic as a pet rock.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The script, by Melissa James Gibson, is as scintillating as a dead rodent.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    I call it cinematic freebasing. It’s tired, repetitious, superficial, dreary and done to death before, by the same director, movie to movie and—forgive me for the unpardonable pun — song by song.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What passes for a plot has been done a thousand times before — in much better films than A Single Shot.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    With the corpse of a nightmare called Knight of Cups, I have finally given up on Terrence Malick. This dog of a film is as riveting and fascinating as a walk-in bathtub.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Big Ass Spider, lazily directed by Mike Mendez and unwisely written without a trace of necessary camp by Gregory Gieras, aims for satire and settles for stale shtick. It ends with the song “La Cucaracha,” leaving the door open for more insects to come. Cockroaches, anyone?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Awkward music cues and choppy camera work add baggage to a film so overwrought that its excesses seem more unintentionally silly than bleakly disturbing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This movie is so staggeringly violent and stomach-souring disgusting that when it screens, it is occasionally greeted with boos and almost always accompanied by massive audience walkouts. Don't say I didn't warn you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Detachment drives a coffin nail through a noble profession with such ruthless virulence that it makes no point at all.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    All of which makes me sad about Denzel Washington's disillusioning participation. I forgive him if the money was irresistible enough to pay off a mortgage or put his kids through Harvard, but Safe House is total junk, and he is one of the producers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The Neon Demon, which was booed off the screen this year in Cannes, is about jealousy, murder and cannibalism in the Hollywood modeling industry. If it wasn’t so stupid and preposterous, I’d say see it for the laughs, but trust me when I say you’re on your own — and I mean it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There’s nothing remarkable or even remotely intriguing about the dyspeptic gang of submental sad sacks in this dull, flat fiasco.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The actors are all completely wasted in this dumb travesty of fumbling, unfocused, oversexed numbskulls who work in the movie business. Everyone connected with Nobody Walks should have done just that-early and quickly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Jack Reacher is mostly grim, violent and stupid.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.

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