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 Their Finest
Lowest review score: 0 The Myth of the American Sleepover
Score distribution:
767 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A stupid waste of time and talent, but it might be just what his (Damon) fans are waiting for.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    If your own expectations are not too high, you crave period-costume drama and you’re one of those unfortunate people who refuses to watch anything in glorious black-and-white, this Great Expectations is worth the time and effort.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Another riff on the aftermath of tragedy, Tumbledown is the meaningless title of a tender but clumsy romantic comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Disappointingly tedious, On My Way is a contrived vehicle for Gallic icon Catherine Deneuve. At 70, she’s still the embodiment of placid ripeness we know and love, but the movie has little substance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Entertaining dialogue and a collection of tightly knit performances — especially a wonderful, unexpectedly funny star turn by Andy Garcia — make At Middleton a nice surprise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    A ponderous spoof of movie rom-coms that plummets stupidity to a new low even by Hollywood standards.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Whatever you think of Mr. Gibson, whatever he has lost, he still has talent, and here displays acting of power and resonance. It's a pleasure, for a change, to see the best side of his split personality at work.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The point of The Iceman is “Even monsters are human,” but it takes a great actor to make a dubious theme convincing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    One only wishes they would put their talent and intelligence to better use than a formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman’s picture from a man’s point of view.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Put this one at the top of your must-see list. Angelina Jolie might not, in my opinion, have yet reached the heights of the acting profession, but with this passionate, inspired, technically awesome and profoundly exciting chronicle of the life of Louie Zamperini, she rises to the top rank of first-class film directors in a male-dominated field overcrowded with hacks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner has done an elegant job of reducing a complex piece with many components into a riveting narrative that grabs you by the lapels and refuses to loosen its grip.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I expected more from a movie about the most feared man in America for half a century. Whatever else you think about him, in retrospect, he had balls of brass - an essential quality replaced in J. Edgar by dull indifference.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Intelligent, dignified and emotionally satisfying.
    • 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
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Unflinchingly written and directed by Austin, Texas-based filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh, it’s too unnerving to recommend to the squeamish, but for anyone curious enough to find out what really happens to turn decent people into savages in the bedlam of the American prison system, this is one for the must-see list.
    • 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
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Directed by the accomplished Joshua Marston, who made the riveting "Maria Full of Grace," this one is slick and wonderful to look at but too slight to hold its own weight and too inconsequential to generate much suspense.
    • 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.

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