For 434 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Conspirator
Lowest review score: 0 Life During Wartime
Score distribution:
434 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Something is missing here, like a clear perspective.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Petunia augurs more titillation than it delivers and only works occasionally.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Statham and Franco, both well-known sleepwalkers on camera, seem more animated than usual. Suspend belief, and you’ll find Homefront predictable but entertaining.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    By the way, for reasons nobody bothers to explain, Las Vegas is played by New Orleans. Go figure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It stars Woody Allen, but it still drags along like an oyster trying to walk.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The realism is honorable, the acting is exemplary, and all do good work, but life among the unlucky and disenfranchised who exist without hope is not a subject that will put a glow in your heart or a smile on your face. Be forewarned: The depression is inescapable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The generic title In Secret is as uninspired as the movie itself.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a real pleasure to share some quality time with Mr. Caine as an old man wise enough to know there’s rarely any such thing as a second time around but brave enough to take a chance anyway. But the writing and direction by Sandra Nettelbeck barely support his forceful presence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    If you’re patience doesn’t wear out, the movie culminates in that clever shock ending that not only explains everything but gives what you’ve just seen a rewarding jolt.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The good twin/bad twin conceit in 2014 doesn’t have a shred of the original surprise, and Zoe Kazan doesn’t have the chops to carry it off anyway.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Odd Thomas has high-speed chases, explosions, narrow escapes and masses of special effects—none special enough, I’m afraid, to save it from mediocrity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Disappointingly tedious, On My Way is a contrived vehicle for Gallic icon Catherine Deneuve. At 70, she’s still the embodiment of placid ripeness we know and love, but the movie has little substance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    This is not a movie for everybody, but that assessment is not exactly intended as a thumbs down. Alarming thrills are guaranteed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Ms. Carano still has a lot to learn about acting, but she’s certainly the one you want around in case of a home invasion.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As a film, though, Chlorine is as confusing as its title. Moviegoers be warned: With the skyrocketing cost of movie tickets (not to mention popcorn), this one is a bad investment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Unfortunately, Hide Your Smiling Faces is so slow it could use a few action sequences to speed things up.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rex Reed
    The insurmountable problem is that Imogene is not a very original, dynamic or charismatic character, and Kristen Wiig is not a very original, dynamic or charismatic actress. Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It’s a romantic piffle stuffed with so much candy that your skin could break out.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A vulgar, happy-as-cancer aberration that takes the dysfunctional family idea to a new low. Whimsical, yes. Happy, never.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    There is no hope on the horizon for movies as leaden as The Exploding Girl.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Salt is about as believable as a secret training program for military pilots consisting entirely of kangaroos in flight helmets. But it must be said that the star carries her load admirably.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I'd like to tell you just how bad Inception really is, but since it is barely even remotely lucid, no sane description is possible.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Staying awake during this ordeal of incompetent, incomprehensible stupidity is not difficult. It’s so noisy that you can hear it in the next town. Staying interested is something else entirely.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A ludicrously pretentious train wreck masquerading as a movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    After.Life, with a pretentious point between the two words in the title for no explainable reason, is a horror film with a macabre style but few of the creepy chills of cheaper, cliché-riddled thrillers that are a dime a dozen these days.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Instead of the feel-good comedy they intended, you are left with the suspicion that the movie is really about a man suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness for which there is no cure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    At a time when every penny counts, where do they come up with the money to finance a movie this boring?
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    As the film builds to a feverish hysteria, you have to work hard to keep from laughing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    It still has a long way to go before the term Mumblecore (which sounds like a Harry Potter major at Hogwart's) can be confused with the term Class Act.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Even Helen Mirren on a bad day is better than nine out of ten American film queens polluting movie screens on any given Sunday, but really, this is one time she should have stayed in bed.