For 432 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 The Wait
Score distribution:
432 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A flawless film of heartrending realism about the eternal chord that binds parents and children and the emptiness when they are separated.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Everything works miraculously here, making Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky one of the most bountiful experiences of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    I Am Love fuses the past with the changing future in a marvelous traditional narrative without a shred of the sloppy trends of contemporary filmmaking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Resonating with warmth and sardonic wit and containing a majestic performance by Robert Duvall.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    This first-cabin director returns to top form, with this revelatory film his best in years. More than that, Mao's Last Dancer is a masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    For a story about a man who cannot move, the ordeal unfolds at a pace that keeps you breathless.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    As the actor of the year in the film of the year, I can't think of enough adjectives to praise Firth properly. The King's Speech has left me speechless.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    No matter where your political leanings lie, the great thing about The Conspirator is that Mr. Redford is wise enough to let the audience decide what the parallels are. See it, enjoy a ripping good yarn and learn something.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    War Horse is a don't-miss Spielberg classic that reaches true perfection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    In a film so ripe with temptations for posturing, exaggeration and satirical overacting, nobody is anything less than natural, unpretentious and funny as hell.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    What an extraordinary thrill to leave a movie exhilarated instead of drained, sated instead of empty, rejuvenated instead of depressed. It's a magical experience.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Get ready for a smash hit. Gimmicky but delicious, this is a valentine to the movies I promise you will cherish.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    If the best films hold you in a captive vise, entertain you, keep you spellbound and teach you something at the same time, then 12 Years a Slave is outstanding — brave, courageous and unforgettable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    In beauty, tone, technical achievement and cinematic artistry on every level, Hyde Park on Hudson is a movie unto itself - funny, believable, historic and hugely entertaining.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The Sessions is fascinating, informative, engaging and heartbreaking stuff. Its easygoing, matter-of-fact tone makes it subtle and rewarding, not weird. Roses all around to all and sundry for one of the year's most captivating films.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Put a staggering accomplishment called The Impossible, from Spanish director J. A. Bayona, at the top of the season's must-see list.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    All Is Lost is movie magic on many levels but most importantly as the rare opportunity to watch a seasoned actor at the pinnacle of his power.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Don't let Amour join the legion of "Best Films You Never Saw." I urge you to share its sweetness and wisdom, and learn something.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    I think you’ll find it as fresh, original and breathlessly exciting as I did.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    This is one of the best movies of 2012. With rich performances, a riveting and articulate screenplay, meticulous direction and enough grounded emotional intensity to keep your pulse pounding, Hitchcock grabs you by the lapels like a suspense classic by Hitch himself - a knockout from start to finish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Wake in Fright is the closest a movie can get to a primal scream.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    When it comes to thrillers, this one is as good as it gets. Not for the squeamish, but for anyone who loves movies, it’s too exhilarating to miss.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s a remarkable accomplishment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Richly chronicled characters, sharp dialogue and that stupendous centerpiece performance by Cate Blanchett are contributing factors in the best summer movie of 2013 and one of the most memorable Woody Allen movies ever.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s only April, but this is one of the best films of 2013.