For 586 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Get Low
Lowest review score: 0 The Paperboy
Score distribution:
586 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Unknown makes no sense at all, so you not only worry about Liam Neeson's judgment in movies, but you begin to wonder if he's forgotten how to read.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Who goes to the movies for 104 minutes of punishment? Where is John Wayne, now that we need him?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Contrived, pretentious and not worth seeing even for the perverse pleasure of watching first-rate talents make second-rate fools of themselves.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Only the great Piper Laurie delivers dollar value. Otherwise, Hesher is to movies what graffiti is to a rotting fence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The movie knocks itself unconscious trying to be offbeat, but instead of cinematic heart, the director self-indulges in cinematic art, drowning the whole thing in freeze frames, slow-motion and color-coding, owing everything he knows to the worst of Jean-Luc Godard and Wes Anderson.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The Trollhunter writers either have an abundance of imagination or they've been smoking a controlled substance.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Even as a prime example of rotten summer silliness, this is a paralyzing experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This is bargain-basement moviemaking, and looks it. Here's wishing Mr. Pierce a vigorous movie career, and better luck next time.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Congenial is the word for Larry Crowne, but it's as flat as an ironing board.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It's a stupid farrago of aborted ideas, misguided actors, lame direction, submental writing and follow-the-dots plotting that never comes anywhere within a 10-mile radius of what I used to call coherent filmmaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    What to say about an uphill slog called Crazy, Stupid, Love? It's not nearly crazy enough to clear the clogged arteries of summer comedies, and when the love appears, it's in all the wrong places. Oh well, at least they nailed the stupid part.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The charm, versatility and charisma of Jason Bateman and the camera-ready good looks of Ryan Reynolds should add up to more than a piece of crummy, amateurish junk called The Change-Up.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    How many ways can a film go wrong? Too many to list, and Trespass finds them all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As a movie, it's so tightly framed you gasp from claustrophobia. As a film of cryptic boredom, I cannot believe the actors were able to say their lines without cue cards.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Rarely has Mr. Gere walked through any movie with so little energy and so much indifference. I've seen more fervor on the face of a man parking a car.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Movies like Sleeping Beauty are as sensual as cottage cheese, not to mention passé.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    You anticipate every scene before it happens and figure out every secret before it's revealed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Haywire makes no sense whatsoever, which should come as no surprise. It's the latest brainless exercise in self-indulgence from Steven Soderbergh, whose films rarely make any sense anyway.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    And there is Ewan McGregor, who makes entirely too many movies and only occasionally makes an effort to speak the kind of English anyone can understand.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    All of which makes me sad about Denzel Washington's disillusioning participation. I forgive him if the money was irresistible enough to pay off a mortgage or put his kids through Harvard, but Safe House is total junk, and he is one of the producers.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Gifted and sincere as she always is, there's not much Ms. Seyfried can do with this tripe.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Detachment drives a coffin nail through a noble profession with such ruthless virulence that it makes no point at all.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    He (Owen) doesn't fail the movie. The movie fails him. As his wife, the superb Carice van Houten has so little to do or say - so peripheral a relation to everything else in the movie - that she seems to be an intruder herself.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The result, in the case of Moonrise Kingdom, is what I call transcendentally brainless - an after school special aimed at asinine adolescents over the age of 40.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A nasty piece of work that's been hanging around for two years looking for an audience.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Red Lights goes astray on so many levels that I gave up trying to figure it out before the end of the second reel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    These are neither good people nor interesting savages, and they're not worth caring about. Neither is the movie.

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