For 722 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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 0 The Baytown Outlaws
Score distribution:
722 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Dirty Girl is a bad movie with no insights that is broadly drawn and genuinely plagued by filthy dialogue. You don't laugh. You just wince, and wonder how the whole thing ever got financed.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but technically polished, with inspired performances and enough suspense that by the time Mr. Hamm found the redemption that freed him from his own demons, I was so wired I needed a Valium.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The entire movie is about as sexy as a root canal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This is an oddball tale that is well worth telling, but Mr. Carrey simply cannot resist turning it into a Three Stooges routine in drag.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Too small and dark to appeal to a large audience, it's not a movie to cherish.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Because it’s written and directed by slick slasher king Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel), expect some genuine, well-executed thrills that keep the adrenaline going. This is a good thing, because Keanu Reeves has the adrenaline rush of road kill.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This dumb movie turns from dubious to preposterous.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    One thing that defies debate: Zac Efron is going places as an actor of value. But he deserves better movies than Charlie St. Cloud.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie, which has all the freshness and insight of a Movie of the Week on the Hallmark channel, is a first for the writer-director, which probably accounts for its lack of any definitive style or focus.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    My boy Viggo is always fascinating, but the movie is a concept searching for a story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As the narrative builds, the movie shows how the harassed and impatient Chinese-American finds tolerance, acceptance of others, inner salvation and love. A lot for one movie to negotiate, not always successfully, but the enjoyment factor is obvious.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The theme is racism, insanity and savage brutality in Texas. Some things never change. I guess it’s a new-fangled old-fashioned western.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie doesn’t know if it’s a teen fantasy-romance or a more sophisticated satire that the material can’t support.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It shouldn’t happen to a dog — or to an audience of dog lovers.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Sliding down the James Franco hole is not an attractive career goal, but in his (Jonas) new movie Careful What You Wish For, there is evidence that he is at least learning how to act.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Unfortunately, there aren’t many thrills and the pace is so slow that I fell asleep from tedium waiting for something that resembled a goose bump.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    For the Edgerton brothers and for their protagonists, The Square works on several levels, as it shows how far two people will go for love and profit--in more ways than one.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    By the way, for reasons nobody bothers to explain, Las Vegas is played by New Orleans. Go figure.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The formulaic cat-and-mouse game played to the death rattle by Michael Douglas’ rich, vicious corporate maniac and Jeremy Irvine’s nice, clean-cut, homespun country boy in Beyond the Reach is so old it’s hairy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    True Story trips and stumbles so much in the telling that you don’t know what to believe, and instead of one man’s irony you end up with two men’s lies.
    • 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...
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Young Mr. Eisenberg and a fine cast give Holy Rollers the ballast it otherwise lacks, but we've been down this road so often that there are times when I could only wonder why I was watching it at all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A good cast and the speed-dial theme of eco-terrorism should really add up to a film of more substantial mind over matter than the dull, talky and ultimately pointless espionage thriller The East.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Liam Hemsworth, the Ben & Jerry Flavor of the Month, is a sexy Australian centerfold without a trace of an accent who can actually act. His love interest is Teresa Palmer, a fellow Aussie who recently starred in the zombie flick "Warm Bodies." They may be camera-ready smoothies who take their clothes off often enough to keep the teen dweebs drooling.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The result is not without a few moments of exhilaration, although the overall effect is more like the Bard of Avon meets "Glee."
    • 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.

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