For 767 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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Get Low
Lowest review score: 0 Hall Pass
Score distribution:
767 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Argo is a triumph. It has tension, sincerity, mystery, artistic responsibility, entertainment value, technical expertise, a narrative arc and a thrilling respect for the tradition of how to tell a story with minimum frills and maximum impact. It's a great footnote to history, one of the best films of 2012 and a sure-fire contender on Oscar night.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Call The Master whatever you want, but lobotomized catatonia from what I call the New Hacks can never take the place of well-made narrative films about real people that tell profound stories for a broader and more sophisticated audience. Fads come and go, but as Walter Kerr used to say, "I'll yell tripe whenever tripe is served."
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Amy
    Never failed to hold me spellbound, even when I saw obvious spots where easy cutting would reduce the agony to a much more comfortable running time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Content to make movies for himself (Malick) that nobody else wants to see as long as he can find someone to foot the bill, he's also an iconoclast searching for significance. So am I, but not 138 minutes worth. Anyone seeking symmetry in this cinematic taffy pull risks emerging from it with a pretzel for a brain.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Who goes to the movies for 104 minutes of punishment? Where is John Wayne, now that we need him?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Fruitvale Station lacks the same global impact as Milk, but it’s still a harrowing film worth seeing and honoring for boldness and insight. It’s one of the most sobering must-see movies of the summer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The result, in the case of Moonrise Kingdom, is what I call transcendentally brainless - an after school special aimed at asinine adolescents over the age of 40.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The Descendants is a soap opera with Hawaiian shirts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Despite the title, which relates to a song by Van Halen, it is never clear what everybody wants some of, but the film does feature a cast of obviously talented, charismatic unknowns.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It does provide a welcome antidote to the usual surfeit of formulaic Hollywood junk.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    For a story about a man who cannot move, the ordeal unfolds at a pace that keeps you breathless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A true masterpiece of visual enchantment. One of the most original and unique geniuses in cinema today, Mr. Chomet directed, wrote, illustrated and composed the music for this holiday jewel, an homage to the sweet, sad melancholia of the legendary French comic Jacques Tati.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It is quirky, dark, much maligned by feminists and too slow for some tastes, but it's a work worth seeing again, and Ms. Weisz is wonderful in it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There’s no humanity in this grave disappointment that justifies the passion his fans feel for the father of the iMac. Steve Jobs and all of the characters around him fail to come to life in any absorbing fashion. They’re not real people; they’re all hashtags.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Comprising three separate, unrelated and thoroughly inconsequential short stories about lonely, miserable women in the isolated landscape of Montana, Certain Women is the latest thumping bore from Kelly Reichardt, a writer-director-editor who makes bland, low-budget films about various hidden aspects of women’s lives they are reluctant to reveal, then take forever to do so.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    "Enemy" and "Sicario" were unspeakable disasters, and Arrival, the director’s latest exercise in pretentious poopery, gives me every reason to believe I have parted company with Denis Villeneuve for good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Blue Valentine is about real life, warts and all, over narrative conventions like action and plot mechanics. It is brutal, compassionate, beautiful in its ugliness and one of the bravest films of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Elegant and wrenching, Coming Home is a quiet, haunting masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a riveting film and I understood every word.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It’s an amalgam of dramatic all-American themes including ambition, paranoia, greed and the ice cubes in the blood that fuel the ruthless pursuit of success in the competitive world of sports. Color it hair-raising.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The best thing about Beginners is the way it accepts every character in a nonjudgmental way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Raw
    Word to the wise: Start saving the vomit bags from your airplane flights. With movies like this, you’re gonna need them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Never embroidered or rehearsed, the way so many biopics are, this is a wonderful movie that feels freshly observed, like an uninvited peek through some forbidden White House keyhole, at the woman we called Jackie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Exactly what you might expect from the fearless, controversial director of "Pulp Fiction" - it's overlong, raunchy, shocking, grim, exaggerated, self-indulgently over-the-top and so politically incorrect it demands a new definition of the term. It is also bold, original, mesmerizing, stylish and one hell of a piece of entertainment.

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