For 719 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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Unbroken
Lowest review score: 0 The Nice Guys
Score distribution:
719 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    While the folks back at the Pentagon say stuff like “Where are our Navy Seals?” the audience is treated to jaw-dropping action sequences, enhanced by awesome special effects and staggering cinematography.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The film investigates a gallery of kinks, fetishes, oddball turn-ons, and pent up sexual repressions like somnophilia (sex with someone who is asleep), dacryphilia (tears and sobbing), unconventional role-playing, and worse. The results are sad and often laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker from a country where blood and gore on the screen are least expected.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A sweet, honest, well-acted and carefully constructed little film that truly lives up to its title.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    You won't find yourself yawning. It's a great double stretch for an actor and Mr. Cooper plays both the smoldering Latif and the bombastic Uday with combustible energy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Diary of a Chambermaid doesn’t quite add up to the chronicle of decadent abuse endured by the servant class in turn of the century France that it hopes to be, but it’s still worth seeing as another entry in the rise of Léa Seydoux, a star of Gallic charisma if ever I’ve seen one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Good Neighbors is a hotbed of twisted ideas with a straightforward yet novel approach to the Gothic horror in the hearts of mistakenly everyday people. Stressful and disconcerting but highly recommended, it gave me nightmares.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Downbeat, depressing and heavy as lead, Calvary is nevertheless an unusual film that never bores. Impeccable performances by Chris O’Dowd, Aiden Gillen, M. Emmett Walsh and Kelly Reilly are riveting. And Mr. Gleeson is a bear-like centerpiece of conflicts and contradictions who anchors the floating pieces of the Irish puzzle in faith and doctrine, while mercifully refusing to sermonize.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Accept Gravity as pure, popcorn-munching show business fun and nothing else, and you won’t go away disappointed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It overcomes inescapable boxing and martial arts clichés and leaves you thoroughly sated, energized and wanting more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A sobering, documentary-style film commemorating eyewitness accounts of what happened in the aftermath of the tragedy, some of them fresh as a new wound, all of them painful but vital to a deeper understanding of one of the darkest chapters in American history.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Soberly and responsibly, a small but significant film called Inhale, starring the underrated, charismatic and terrifically accomplished Dermot Mulroney, has arrived without fanfare or big-budget ad campaigns to capture some well-deserved attention.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Come What May is not exactly a new idea but a sensitive, polished and carefully executed film anyway, extremely thoughtful and well worth seeing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    42
    It’s a perfectly unexceptional but slickly made, sincerely acted, often entertaining, sometimes manipulative and always watchable blend of action on the diamond and bravery behind the scenes that will please baseball fanatics more than movie historians. It’s a good enough biopic to make you wish it were a better motion picture.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Despite occasional flaws, Disconnect is filled with fine performances, informed by an often sophisticated script and directed with passion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    All told, Equals is a feast for the eye that leaves you with a troubling contemplation of the future.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Five Star Day is a respectable and intelligent little film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Equally touching and disturbing, the French film Standing Tall is an outstanding work of social realism by actress and writer-turned-director Emmanuelle Bercot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    This film is too long for a documentary, and only a true Sidney Lumet fan is likely to sit through nearly two hours of it undistracted. Still, it’s a fascinating exploration of how a great mind worked by allowing the quality of his scripts to determine the style of each film—including not only the inner life but the camera, the clothes, the entire visual approach.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    So in spite of its flaws, La La Land has moments of pleasure and satisfaction that are worth the price of admission. It’s not that it’s a bad movie; it’s just not an outstanding entertainment, the way great movies (especially musicals) should be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The effect is genuinely creepy, but do not even think of seeing Buried if you suffer from claustrophobia.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The case is revisited with painstaking detail, and a riveting picture emerges once again about misunderstood outsiders.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is the kind of harrowing suspense that doesn’t come around very often, charged and informed by another powerful, galvanizing performance by the great Christopher Plummer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The actors are so exemplary that it is difficult to imagine this is not a documentary. They might not be household names, but they will be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In the avalanche of junk about aliens, alternate universes, digital effects and comic-book superheroes, it is a rare treat to see a sweet, low-budget film about real people that is as ingratiating as Lebanon, Pa.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    As much as I liked it, I have to admit Run & Jump is a work of no action — of love unrequited, feelings unexpressed and goals never reached. Sitting through it requires great patience. I don’t think this is an Ireland that would interest John Ford.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Written and directed by Mike Pavone, with a fine, understated, atypical performance by Ed Harris, it may be a feel-good family picture centered on kids, but it offers talismans to live by for people of all ages.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Special praise goes to Alex Wolff as Jamie and Stefania Owen as his sympathetic, agreeable girlfriend Dee Dee, and veteran actor Chris Cooper makes a complex but astonishingly convincing cameo as the great Jerome David Salinger himself. I went to Coming Through the Rye expecting nothing and left feeling enriched, enlightened and warm all over.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s not for the squeamish, but thanks to a riveting central performance by Vanessa Hudgens and a compassionate screenplay by Ron Krauss, who also directed, this is a far more sobering and substantial exposé of homeless teenage girls on the dangerous edge of society than you might expect.

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