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 Jackie
Lowest review score: 0 Everly
Score distribution:
778 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Not since "The Straight Story," when Richard Farnsworth traveled all the way from Iowa to Wisconsin by lawn mower to see his dying brother, have the wisdom, innocence and pride of a senior citizen combined so powerfully as a metaphor for the courage to face mortality. Unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A creepfest so stupid it makes trashy slash-and-burn epics like "Humans Versus Zombies" and "I Spit on Your Grave" seem like Molière and Proust.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    There are humorous intrusions (e.g., an art show at Jeanne’s gallery that includes Nazi symbols constructed from penises), and great performances throughout.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The violence is intense, and at two hours and 12 minutes the movie is too long and the pace too leisurely to sustain it, but I wasn’t bored. When in doubt, bring on the Troglodytes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Artificial, irresponsible, filthy and forgettable, it knocks itself cross-eyed trying to make you roar with laughter at chemotherapy, with the nauseating Seth Rogen milking most of the yuks. But a stoner comedy about cancer? I don't think so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The best thing about Super 8, by far, are the kids, all perfectly cast. The script does a much better job making them believable and real than the adults...The rest of the movie steals shamelessly from...
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    War Horse is a don't-miss Spielberg classic that reaches true perfection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This three-hander has an honesty and a momentum that I found grudgingly rewarding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Director McQueen shares no primal truths, offers no resolutions, and the movie seems pointless. It seems almost wicked to spread on all that enticement and titillation, and then throw the sandwich away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    This is the extraordinary biopic about the fascinating, complex and inspirational example set by genius cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    People who ask nothing more for their money than a lot of nerve-scrambling computerized special effects might get through Doctor Strange, another in a long line of lengthy, stupid and unbearable Marvel Studios comic books on film, with minimal brain damage.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Lena Dunham makes a 98-minute home video seem like 98 days of hard labor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Informative, fascinating and surprisingly funny documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Ms. Moore shares her journey with boundless generosity. She makes you feel what it’s like to lose the wind beneath your wings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The surprising results are unlike anything I’ve seen lately, and the best surprise of all is a funny, inspired and career-enhancing star performance by Ben Stiller that left me touched, applauding and laughing out loud.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s far superior to what usually comes out of the British slums in the genre of gangland thrillers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The best war film since "Saving Private Ryan." It is violent, harrowing, heartbreaking and unforgettable. And yes, it was directed by Mel Gibson. He deserves a medal, too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It's a fatiguing, low-key character study that drags along annoyingly and pleads for patience, but stick with it and you'll find the engrossing centerpiece performance by Ms. Theron a captivating reward that is well worth the effort.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The great screenwriter Steven Zaillian's elaborate, convoluted script, so muddled that even after it's over you still don't know what it's all about, is a drawback - but the movie is a master class in sinister style, tense and deeply uncomfortable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Not everything from Ireland travels as well as the whiskey. Like mud-thick porridge, Shadow Dancer, another dreary, confusing conspiracy thriller about the Irish “troubles,” is one of them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It overcomes inescapable boxing and martial arts clichés and leaves you thoroughly sated, energized and wanting more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Its virtues are many and this filmed version of Hardy’s fourth novel is well worth seeing. It rises head and shoulders above most of what we’ve been seeing lately.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a forgettable film, but what it says about the debilitating effect of technological abuse is sickening enough to make you think twice about upgrading your smartphone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    To quote the late, great Dorothy Parker, “What fresh hell is this?” I’m talking about Colossal, a delirious, moronic mess that landed with a thud at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and now opens commercially, seven months later, with a head-scratching “Duh”.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    This one, by the jarringly untalented writer-director Shane Black, is merely violent, vulgar and stupid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Sleep Tight is a creepy - but highly effective and superbly made - horror movie from Spain in which the monster is spine-tinglingly human.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Surreal but disappointingly drab, it's still not the best Almodovar in years. Despite the usual Almodovar plot twists, kinky sex and themes of sexual identity reversal, gender bending and mad desire, the cult auteur has gone off the tracks and lost his compass.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The film works because of Mr. Harrelson's magnetism.

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