For 432 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 I Am Love
Lowest review score: 0 We Need to Talk About Kevin
Score distribution:
432 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A stupid waste of time and talent, but it might be just what his (Damon) fans are waiting for.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A movie only a hedge fund manager could love.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Despite its good intentions, this earnest little film seems embalmed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    If you have already begun to suspect that Something Borrowed may be something less than the sum of its parts-all of which do indeed seem borrowed from other movies and TV rom-coms too numerous to mention-you are right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Content to make movies for himself (Malick) that nobody else wants to see as long as he can find someone to foot the bill, he's also an iconoclast searching for significance. So am I, but not 138 minutes worth. Anyone seeking symmetry in this cinematic taffy pull risks emerging from it with a pretzel for a brain.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The actors work hard to convey terror-especially Mr. Christensen, who proved he could act when he played disgraced journalist Stephen Glass in the marvelous, underrated "Shattered Glass"-but the panic that overtakes the characters never quite grips the audience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Cowboys & Aliens is one of the silliest movies ever made, but so many otherwise serious people have attached their names to it that, as Arthur Miller wrote in Death of a Salesman, attention must be paid.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The best thing about Super 8, by far, are the kids, all perfectly cast. The script does a much better job making them believable and real than the adults...The rest of the movie steals shamelessly from...
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Directed with a pulsating fervor by Neil Burger, Limitless is absurd but entertaining action-adventure escapism. Bradley Cooper is versatile and virile, and a valiant leading man.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Johnny Depp is dismally miscast as the alter ego of the rebellious author with the "screw you" attitude.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I can't imagine what attracted these two megahunks to such a bore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Surreal but disappointingly drab, it's still not the best Almodovar in years. Despite the usual Almodovar plot twists, kinky sex and themes of sexual identity reversal, gender bending and mad desire, the cult auteur has gone off the tracks and lost his compass.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    I wish all the agony in The Big Year was leading up to something fascinating in the end, but the most inviting thing in the movie was the exit door.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A middling attempt to peek through a lace curtain for a glimpse of the other Upstairs/Downstairs staff members only leads to too many distracting social functions that fail to relieve the film's otherwise solemn pacing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Everything Must Go is the one for the Gipper-the movie in which he steps out of character for his own sake and works hard to lose Will Ferrell. The results are mixed, but I admire the guy for making an effort.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    May not appeal to every taste, but it marks an arresting feature debut for Jordan Scott, a director who is well worth watching.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Battleship is dopey, preposterous and unintentionally hilarious in all the wrong places, but as directed by Peter Berg, it is also energetic, fast-moving and bracing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The movie is not great, but the star is not bad. This, in some quarters, is high praise indeed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It's definitely worth seeing for Ms. Cattrall. This gal can really act.