For 797 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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 Oldboy
Score distribution:
797 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Gorgeously photographed, sensitively written and directed, flawlessly acted, and deeply, intensely important, Carol is Todd Haynes’ most brilliant film since Far From Heaven and one of the triumphs of 2015.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The script may be flawed and the narrative storytelling mechanical, but the period details are fascinating, the camerawork swaggers across a maze of squalid row houses and nightclub floors with visual velocity, and whenever either one Tom Hardy (or both) is onscreen, Legend is engrossing stuff indeed.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Looking lovely and catatonic, Angelina Jolie, who now calls herself Angelina Jolie Pitt, has come up with an exercise in self-indulgence for herself and husband Brad that is so boring it defies description. By the Sea is not only a dog; it’s a dog that’s got fleas.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A creature of impulse to the end, she was a woman who saved everything—from lace valentines and old passports to Oscars and tear-stained divorce papers. How lucky we are she can share them with us now. She marched to her own drummer, and the beat goes on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Bryan Cranston brings the complex personality of Trumbo to life with substance and humor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    This movie is so raw and depressing that in one brutal scene Ms. Connelly is so desperate for a fix that she injects a hypodermic needle into her vagina. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Despite a plot trajectory that changes so often they seem to be making it up as they go along, everyone on and off the screen seems to be doing it by the numbers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The year is not over, but I’ve already seen my favorite film of 2015. It’s Thomas McCarthy’s brilliant, responsible, galvanizing and unforgettable Spotlight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    A sensitive, dewy-eyed yet mature performance by Saoirse Ronan is the appealing centerpiece of Brooklyn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A mildly entertaining but well acted, sumptuously photographed and smartly written comedy with dark undertones about culinary addiction that can only be called “delicious.” See it and then check your cholesterol.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Our Brand Is Crisis adds up to a toothless exercise in missed opportunities that is half cautionary tale, half political satire and oddly insignificant as both.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The physical abuse and emotional anguish sometimes borders on overkill, but the final outcome is overwhelming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The violence is intense, and at two hours and 12 minutes the movie is too long and the pace too leisurely to sustain it, but I wasn’t bored. When in doubt, bring on the Troglodytes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Too grim and heartbreaking for some viewers, Room is nevertheless an extraordinary film so powerful and unforgettable that it must be seen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Mr. Redford doesn’t look like Dan Rather, but displays the same dedication to — and respect for — journalism that he brought to the role of Bob Woodward in "All the President’s Men."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a riveting film and I understood every word.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Pan
    It’s not about Peter Pan, but about what happened before Peter Pan. The noise you hear is J. M. Barrie turning over in his grave.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There’s no humanity in this grave disappointment that justifies the passion his fans feel for the father of the iMac. Steve Jobs and all of the characters around him fail to come to life in any absorbing fashion. They’re not real people; they’re all hashtags.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    At least Gong is ravishing, which occasionally takes your mind off the gibberish that is going full tilt around her.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s a poignant, relevant and beautifully made film that must not be missed by anyone with a heart and a social conscience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the most important and revelatory films of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A lot of the information in The Martian will be incomprehensible to the lay audience and the climax is…well, not exactly original. But it makes for one hell of an entertaining ride.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Elegant and wrenching, Coming Home is a quiet, haunting masterpiece.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Richard Gere gives his most uncompromising three-dimensional performance in 20 years.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rex Reed
    A dismal hack job pretending to be a take on modern relationships.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Pierce Brosnan’s charm and finesse haven’t been put to good use since "The Matador." That was years ago. Some Kind of Beautiful doesn’t improve his luck at all.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The keenly observed patterns of behavior and the witty, intimate dialogue pay off.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a movie that knocks itself cross-eyed trying to be hip, clever and today about acerbic seniors, but instead it only makes you long for old ladies in aprons exclaiming “Land sakes alive, I smell something burning in the oven!”
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    After Words is part adventure, part love story, part travelogue, and all as synthetic as rayon.

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