For 474 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 4.6 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 Big Bang
Score distribution:
474 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It all sounds dreadful, like the pilot for another brainless comedy series on network TV, but it grows on you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    A structurally messy but emotionally effective coming of age movie that gets a lot of it right. High school is an ordeal only the fittest can survive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Playing the cello is such a pleasant change of pace that he (Walken) eventually grows on you, scene by scene, proving for the first time since his role as Leonardo DiCaprio's troubled father 10 years ago in "Catch Me If You Can," that he really can act. He - along with the rest of the elegant cast - keeps A Late Quartet in tune when it threatens to go flat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Proving again that her Best Actress Academy Award for playing Edith Piaf in "La Vie en Rose" was no fluke, the marvellously sensual Marion Cotillard, with her wounded doe eyes and look of permanent unfulfilled longing, delivers another kidney punch as a double amputee in love with an illegal bare-knuckle fighter in the French shocker Rust and Bone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It's a slow, repetitive, meandering, mostly overacted little picture - perfectly agreeable but nothing special, and directed with a steamroller by David O. Russell. Go figure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It does have a dark, satisfyingly sinister feeling of gothic creepiness that I somewhat reluctantly admit appealed to my enjoyment of perversity as entertainment.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The Girl sounds like a real mess. It isn’t. It’s just a slow, well-made human interest story on a very small scale, ultimately touching but as inconsequential as a slice of pineapple at a Hawaiian luau.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The trajectory consists of one damn thing after another, with the able Mr. Walker giving it all he’s got without getting out of the vehicle to catch his breath.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    My reservations about Copperhead are outweighed by the noble intentions that inspired it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    If your own expectations are not too high, you crave period-costume drama and you’re one of those unfortunate people who refuses to watch anything in glorious black-and-white, this Great Expectations is worth the time and effort.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Despite the work of a first-rate cast, it doesn’t feel real to me.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Nothing to line up for or write home about, but it’s a pleasant time-passer, not a regrettable time-waster.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Shot by Barry Ackroyd, the same cinematographer who filmed "The Hurt Locker," and using the same camera techniques, this movie looks like outtakes from a much better film.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Don’t be misled by the title Leaves of Grass. Do not expect literacy, either. This stoner comedy has nothing whatsoever to do with Walt Whitman or poetry of any kind.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    One of the least likable characters (Cox) in recent memory--irascible, but with moments of real tenderness--he’s the reason this strange movie takes on a perverse charm that is uniquely its own.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Michael Caine is such a consummate actor that it's a major cause of concern to see him in Harry Brown, another hateful vigilante flick the wags in England have already labeled Dirty Harry Brown for reasons that are immediately obvious.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Letters to Juliet comes off as just another movie that makes you long for a trip to Northern Italy-but not with any of these people.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Legendary is a soap opera with steroids.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A movie only a hedge fund manager could love.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Despite its good intentions, this earnest little film seems embalmed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This exercise in hysteria is so over the top that you don't know whether to scream or laugh. Despite an emotionally gripping performance by Natalie Portman, it's nothing more than a lavishly staged "Repulsion" in toe shoes.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It's a Clint Eastwood role that only proves you can't send a boy to do a man's job.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    You can't fault the theme that life's darkest moments brighten when two people need each other, but there's no drug strong enough to get me through another movie like Love and Other Drugs.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Burning Palms is too sick to attract the masses, but he's onto something subversively valid, and the film is never boring.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Too relentlessly depressing to recommend to the everyday audience. It seems to be on automatic pilot. Horrible, sad things keep happening, but it just goes on.