For 682 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Illusionist
Lowest review score: 0 Tammy
Score distribution:
682 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Directed with a pulsating fervor by Neil Burger, Limitless is absurd but entertaining action-adventure escapism. Bradley Cooper is versatile and virile, and a valiant leading man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A movie only a hedge fund manager could love.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A grisly, authentic, meticulously researched, pulse-quickening political chiller about a hot-button topic that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The keenly observed patterns of behavior and the witty, intimate dialogue pay off.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s rare to see a film directed by a woman who knows more about men than they themselves do. With Handsome Harry, the widely respected independent filmmaker Bette Gordon has hit a bull’s eye.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Nothing to line up for or write home about, but it’s a pleasant time-passer, not a regrettable time-waster.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As agreeable as she is to watch, the disappointing thing I feel is that she plays everything the same way. For a film about one person that reveals so little about the subject, 94 minutes is longer than it sounds. My advice is to wait for the DVD. This is definitely a movie to watch with a remote control.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It does have a dark, satisfyingly sinister feeling of gothic creepiness that I somewhat reluctantly admit appealed to my enjoyment of perversity as entertainment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In the often illustrious career oeuvre of Clint Eastwood, Trouble with the Curve is a minor entry, a cinematic footnote.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    We Bought a Zoo has more soul than substance, but I'll be darned if it didn't put a smile on my face and keep it there.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Danny Collins is nothing to write home about, but it kept me entertained without too much guilt, and I didn’t wince. By today’s American movie standards, that’s becoming very high praise indeed.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Don’t be misled by the title Leaves of Grass. Do not expect literacy, either. This stoner comedy has nothing whatsoever to do with Walt Whitman or poetry of any kind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Rambling, well-shot but inconsequential curio.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Expensive, derivative and boring as mattress ticking masquerading as designer fabric.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    For the most part, this is a film with a pulse that wastes no time—a highly invigorating crowd pleaser that does nothing momentous but packs a big entertainment wallop doing it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It stars Woody Allen, but it still drags along like an oyster trying to walk.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is a somewhat reserved but sensual and gratifying movie that finds and polishes connections between literature and the screen while further catapulting the wonderful British actress Gemma Arterton several notches up the ladder toward international stardom.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A well-meaning but desultory descent into darkness based on a memoir of the same name by Amy-Jo Albany, daughter of Joe Albany, the great jazz pianist who died in 1988 at age 63. The book, published in 2003, was subtitled Junk, Jazz and Other Fairy Tales From Childhood, and that just about covers it.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Movies like Sleeping Beauty are as sensual as cottage cheese, not to mention passé.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It has warmth, humor and an understated sweetness that is not to be taken for granted.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    I found it flawed but fascinating, and a no-fail showcase for Tina Fey’s real talents as a serious actress. Best of all, this movie is never boring for a single minute.

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