For 561 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Argo
Lowest review score: 0 The Paperboy
Score distribution:
561 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    More bitter, bleak lives of American mill workers without a compass and no place to go if they had one are showcased in the pessimistic drama Out of the Furnace. It’s getting to be a dismal film director’s obsession bordering on cliché.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Let it be said that Ms. Streep is galvanizing, even as the film slogs through too much information and not nearly enough illumination.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Gun Hill Road is worth seeing for the acting. The great character actress Miriam Colon makes a brief but memorable appearance as the strong matriarch of the household, and Ms. Santana, a true transgendered teen who has never acted before, is especially wrenching.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    By my rough calculation, the real Jack Ryan should be approximately 103. Preposterous but moderately engaging, Jack Ryan has outlived his welcome, and there’s no end in sight.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    To Rome with Love has moments of isolated charm, but it's only moderately entertaining, it isn't very funny, and it's entirely too long.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    To be honest, I can rarely recall any film, on any subject, that made less sense.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    There are some lovely and moving things here, but over the long haul it’s more like watching an hour and a half of someone’s weekend trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The results are variable, exasperating, challenging, often both disappointing and exhilarating. These elements surface throughout Happy Christmas, often simultaneously. Mr. Swanberg is not a total amateur, but he is called “a doodler” for obvious reasons, all of them on red alert here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Trading in her red locks for kohl-lined eyes like a raccoon and the vampire look of Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, [Chastain] is the spookiest thing in Mama. Everything else is cable television.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It eventually fails, not because of its philosophical ideas, but because it introduces so many of them at the same time that even a viewer with a score pad can't keep up.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A 2½-hour art film that is something of a well-intentioned mess.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The two-handed duet at the center of Love Crime radiates, but the parade of easily parodied men who stomp in and out of their corporate offices just seem like script rejects from "Mad Men."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In case you think Sarah Palin-You Betcha! is a hit job on an easy subject, see the movie and learn something. It's terrifying, but in all fairness, no disgrace, no rumor of extramarital affairs in office, no broadside is explored unless it can be substantiated.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film is worth seeing for the excellent ensemble work by a cast that, although diligent and appealing, remain somewhat less than thrilling. They do their best to plumb the depths of domestic dysfunction, but in the end, The Oranges does not quite deliver the goods.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    When this sick, ludicrous cocktail of sex, violence and mayhem was first unveiled a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, one wag aptly described it as "the ghost of Tennessee Williams meets the spirit of Quentin Tarantino."
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie is not about the dog. It's about the people who find love, settle their differences, and get their priorities straight while searching for him. Still, when all is said and done, the dog is the only thing you care about in Darling Companion.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film was shot in Louisiana, which looks nothing like Iowa. Nobody along the way seems to have a care in the world about cholesterol. And it's the first movie in history that makes Hugh Jackman look repulsive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    As agreeable as she is to watch, the disappointing thing I feel is that she plays everything the same way. For a film about one person that reveals so little about the subject, 94 minutes is longer than it sounds. My advice is to wait for the DVD. This is definitely a movie to watch with a remote control.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A movie only a hedge fund manager could love.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Another eccentric example of style over content, The Double stars creepy Jesse Eisenberg in two roles, when one is always more than enough.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Forced, contrived and slow as Christmas, it’s a pleasant enough time-waster, but what a treat to spend just under two hours in the hands of pros.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A bleak and pointless exercise in pretentious existentialism.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It takes nearly an hour and a half to watch the charade go south. I’m not sure it’s worth the wait.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    An odd, confusing, ugly and mostly indigestible movie about religious hysteria and rock 'n' roll-two subjects I find about as interesting as opening a tattoo parlor. I wish I liked the movie half as much as I like the actor.
    • 40 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A stupid waste of time and talent, but it might be just what his (Damon) fans are waiting for.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It stars Woody Allen, but it still drags along like an oyster trying to walk.

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