For 477 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Lore
Lowest review score: 0 Hall Pass
Score distribution:
477 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    In Cannes, one wag described it as “cinematic defecation” in print. I’d like to top that one, but as James Agee used to say, I know when I’m licked.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Smutty and grotesque little sex parody.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The result is the most idiotic excess of sex and bloodshed since "Only God Forgives."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The longer it drags on, the sillier it gets. A preposterous narrative, illogical red herrings, trick endings, bad acting and—shazam! — Spike Lee turns into M. Night Shyamalan!
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Ms. Sevigny is not called “the queen of the weirdo Bs” for nothing. (In fairness, she was a weekly television addiction as one of the polygamous Mormon wives on the hit TV series Big Love.) But not since she performed real-time fellatio on scruffy Vincent Gallo in the forgettable 2003 bomb "The Brown Bunny" has she stooped this low.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Overrated, overexposed and overindulgent, James Franco is all over the place, like cow chips in the abandoned pasture of a derelict farm.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    A ponderous spoof of movie rom-coms that plummets stupidity to a new low even by Hollywood standards.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Tammy is not just a celebration of everything vulgar and stupid in the dumbing down of American movies. It’s a rambling, pointless and labored attempt to cash in on Ms. McCarthy’s fan base without respect for any audience with a collective IQ of 10. And it’s about as funny as a liver transplant.