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 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Lowest review score: 0 High-Rise
Score distribution:
767 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The result is a movie of enormous intelligence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker from a country where blood and gore on the screen are least expected.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Elegant and understated, Belle is a true story about the effects of slavery on 18th-century England, told in the style of a sweeping romantic saga by Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This movie is not without its moments of visual interest, but for a more comprehensive study of Baker’s life and career, read James Gavin’s book Deep in a Dream, or better yet, curl up with the real deal and a glass of wine and listen to what used to be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A filthy, pretentious, brutally violent and utterly pointless load of rubbish called Killing Them Softly.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Written with wit and nuance and sensitively directed by Maya Forbes, who makes a formidable feature-film debut, this is a movie that informs and entertains, with a centerpiece performance by the great, often underrated and always surprising Mark Ruffalo.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Actor-turned-director Don Cheadle trashes the historic career of Miles Davis in Miles Ahead, named after one of the greatest albums ever made by one of the most influential musicians of all time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It never scales the cinematic heights or reaches the same groundbreaking level as "Saving Private Ryan," but it’s intensely ferocious and relentlessly rough on the senses. You’ll know you’ve been to war, and not on the Hollywood front.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Special praise goes to Alex Wolff as Jamie and Stefania Owen as his sympathetic, agreeable girlfriend Dee Dee, and veteran actor Chris Cooper makes a complex but astonishingly convincing cameo as the great Jerome David Salinger himself. I went to Coming Through the Rye expecting nothing and left feeling enriched, enlightened and warm all over.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Hey, Boo solves the mystery of Boo, and also, to some degree, the mystery of Harper Lee. It's a fine film, well worth seeing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rex Reed
    Ant-Man is a brainless bore and a colossal waste of money, time and computer-generated special effects.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Lazy, eccentric, chain-smoking and accident-prone, Mr. Murray gives ’em what they clamor for. His eventual redemption as a saint in disguise is predictable. The direction is negligent and the jokes are mild. It’s an O.K. little picture that doesn’t really go anywhere, but it has a resonance that is easy on the heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Romantic, bittersweet and funny as hell, Café Society turns Hollywood inside out, rooting through the superficial tinsel to find the real tinsel. You go away gobsmacked, beaming and happy to be both.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The Grey avoids smug clichés, takes you to places you least expect and settles for no comfortable solutions, while it explores the dark shadows of the male psyche and finds more emotional fragility there than you find in the usual phony macho myths from Hollywood.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Ms. Cardellini plays it like a zombie, and she isn't helped by all the loitering camera angles and repetitive close-ups of her head framed against car windows. It's a worthy subject, ploddingly explored in a film that is too modest for its own good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The two-handed duet at the center of Love Crime radiates, but the parade of easily parodied men who stomp in and out of their corporate offices just seem like script rejects from "Mad Men."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    More bitter, bleak lives of American mill workers without a compass and no place to go if they had one are showcased in the pessimistic drama Out of the Furnace. It’s getting to be a dismal film director’s obsession bordering on cliché.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This is not a movie for everybody, but that assessment is not exactly intended as a thumbs down. Alarming thrills are guaranteed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A tedious exercise in tedium.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    I found Howl a fascinating and imaginative evocation of mid-20th-century liberation, a mere and merciful 90 minutes long.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Shot by Barry Ackroyd, the same cinematographer who filmed "The Hurt Locker," and using the same camera techniques, this movie looks like outtakes from a much better film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    World War Z towers above every other alleged summer blockbuster. It’s the real deal.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It’s a late-life coming-of-age story, and it’s not great. But she gives it all she’s got, and she’s never been sunnier or funnier.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In this overly familiar and ultimately meandering exercise in tedium, Mr. Burns also plays the lead.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    42
    It’s a perfectly unexceptional but slickly made, sincerely acted, often entertaining, sometimes manipulative and always watchable blend of action on the diamond and bravery behind the scenes that will please baseball fanatics more than movie historians. It’s a good enough biopic to make you wish it were a better motion picture.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In a bravura performance that is the primary don't-miss reason for its existence, he (Carlyle) gives California Solo all he's got; even in scenes that just exist to pass the time, his presence informs the essence of the man he plays and the humanity of the film itself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    When this sick, ludicrous cocktail of sex, violence and mayhem was first unveiled a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, one wag aptly described it as "the ghost of Tennessee Williams meets the spirit of Quentin Tarantino."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    As an epic of awesome achievement, it never bores.

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