For 488 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Lowest review score: 0 I Melt with You
Score distribution:
488 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Rage is another formulaic re-tread that needs its brakes re-lined.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The movie doesn’t know if it wants to be a comedy, a morality play or a cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for. I wish for fewer disasters in my future like A Long Way Down.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Pretentious (it thinks it’s a comedy but descends into depression faster than you can fill a Prozac prescription) and self-indulgent (whole scenes are thrown in for no reason except to stretch a five-minute sitcom pitch into nearly two hours of phony, contrived tedium), it’s a mess begging for coherence.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It simply turns into another slash-and-dice horror flick, replete with enough screams for three more installments of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    This movie is so staggeringly violent and stomach-souring disgusting that when it screens, it is occasionally greeted with boos and almost always accompanied by massive audience walkouts. Don't say I didn't warn you.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The prevailing mood of Child of God, published in 1973, is filth, alienation and inertia. You can have it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A pointless, pathetic and profoundly boring send-up of universally acknowledged anti-social author Philip Roth, Listen Up Philip is a juvenile experiment in pretentious idiosyncrasy by amateurish writer-director Alex Ross Perry. He calls his miserable protagonist Philip Friedman, but who’s kidding who?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    An unrecognizable Michael Keaton seems to have aged 40 years since the last time he appeared on the screen, but he’s still the best (i.e., only) reason to suffer through a miserable load of deranged, deluded crap masquerading as a black comedy called Birdman.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 12 Rex Reed
    The latest calcified bore by Sofia Coppola is less pretentious than "Marie Antoinette" but every bit as inertly stupefying as "Lost in Translation."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    We all know how rotten today’s movies can be, but even at the bottom of the slag pit, you won’t find a load of garbage any smellier than From Paris With Love.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    With so much junk littering the screen these days, the movie business looks like a garbage strike, and it’s beginning to smell, too. The latest pollution from the celluloid dumpster is sub-mental horror called Cop Out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    What some critics praise as astute and compelling, I find juvenile and fraught with hysteria. There's no arc here, no real pathos, and the direction is like watching snow melt on the side of a road.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Lena Dunham makes a 98-minute home video seem like 98 days of hard labor.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Not only disgusting and unendurable, but filthy and boring, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Quite the most appalling piece of junk I have seen lately, Hobo With a Shotgun just lies there like an autopsy.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    With eyes closed and jaw firmly set, concentrating hard enough to break a blood vessel, I cannot think of a movie more incomprehensible, moronic, pointless or abominable than a load of trash called The Big Bang.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Cheap, preposterous and mind-bendingly dreadful.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The movie is so clueless and time-warped it could be comprised of outtakes from "Father Knows Best."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Melancholia is his latest pile of undiluted drivel, nauseatingly filmed by a wonky hand-held camera and featuring a crazy, mismatched ensemble headed by Kirsten Dunst, who won an acting award in Cannes last year for looking totally catatonic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    This is the most unwatchable horror movie masquerading as social comment I have seen this year.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    A disastrous catalog of flaws, all accentuated by dilated, out-of-focus cinematography. The coke-snorting, booze-guzzling and vomiting add up to nearly two hours of frustration, anesthesia and pointless, self-indulgent excess. They should have called it "I Vomit With You." There's plenty of that too.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Expect the dregs for weeks to come, but I can safely say with absolutely no trepidation that it is unlikely to get worse than a lurid, lewd and loathsome shockfest called The Divide.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The result is 98 minutes of moronic stupidity already being labeled on the Internet as "the worst movie of the year."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    I haven't seen a movie this bad since "Battlefield Earth" and "Howard the Duck."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    This raunchy dreck, cut from the same disposable toilet tissue as the recent trailer-trash creepfest "Killer Joe," is a leap downhill from "Precious."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The result is a twitching convulsion of vicious drivel passing itself off as a movie, which can be best appreciated by the kind of people who dig "Showgirls," the "Saw" franchise and Spike Jonze-Charlie Kaufman flicks.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The resulting mayhem and slaughter is vile and disgusting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Plotless and almost mute, To the Wonder is the kind of fiasco that keeps film-festival programmers salivating and discriminating audiences stampeding toward the exit doors. It’s a simpering yawn that makes "The Tree of Life" seem like an action thriller with Bruce Willis. It is about … nothing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The acting is uniformly dreadful. The level of incompetence in both writing and direction is a scream.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    V/H/S/2 is a diabolically psychotic, sub-mental and completely unwatchable disaster that I happily deserted when a man with a retinal implant scooped out his bionic eye with a sharp object, splattering blood all over the camera. Your move, and you’re welcome to it.