For 1,703 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Nobody Knows
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,703 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The Wolfman feels like a film reedited and reworked so many times it has lost all narrative rhythm and suspense.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It doesn't help any that Wahlberg, looking perpetually dumbstruck, is among the clunkiest line-readers working in movies today.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Struggles mightily to find its loony essence. But Bullock's apple-cheeked larkishness is all flailing limbs and bug-eyed reaction shots - there's no there there. Cooper's character is woefully underwritten, Church's is yet another vain anchorman-wannabe cartoon.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Another tale of Tinseltown drugs, sex and excess - has transferred itself to the screen with mind-boggling, laugh-inciting horribleness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    How to count the ways that Be Cool isn't? For one thing, it looks terrible: grainy, ill-lit, edited with blunt, rusty shears.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    There's nothing remotely fantastic about this Fantastic Four.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Another high school vixen movie, this one with a potty mouth (the vixen) and pretensions of social commentary (the movie), Pretty Persuasion brings to mind a number of other titles, all better.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This tale of a white mother's kid gone missing in a black New Jersey neighborhood - and the tensions and news media attention that ensue - is pretty much pure jive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Apocalyptically awful romantic comedy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Basic Instinct 2 is supposed to help Stone show it's possible for a woman to be sexy in her late 40s. But it's Rampling - who is 60 - who comes off as the more provocative and alluring. Stone's purring, snarling, bedroom kink is embarrassing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Icky, incoherent thriller.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    If the moral of Click is a stop-and-smell-the-roses bromide about how family comes first, the real message of this sappy, potty-mouthed seriocomedy is that a steady diet of Drakes and Hostesses will do you no good.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    "The Godfather" without Brando, "GoodFellas" without Scorsese, "The Sopranos" without Gandolfini - 10th & Wolf is all that, and less.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Trapped between edgy art flick and exploitation psychothriller, The Quiet manages to be neither, and manages to be pretty awful in the bargain.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A mix of "Alice in Wonderland" and William S. Burroughs, "Psycho" and the psychotic. It's pretty much a squirmy experience all around.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Tobey Maguire, terribly miscast and squeaky (that voice - it belongs to a kid!).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and terribly clever. These people - Branagh, Pinter, Law and the usually great Caine (even in bad stuff) - are laboring under an epic misconception. Sleuth is just terrible.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Guy Ritchie's Revolver premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival two years ago September. That's 26 months on a shelf somewhere, depriving moviegoers the thrill of jaw-droppingly awful Ray Liotta line readings, of bloody shoot-outs, bags of money, cutaways to frosty babes sucking on lollipops, and even a bit of violent anime.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Drawing comparisons to "The Wire" may be unfair, but taken on its own, this anemic vehicle for Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan to mug and jive through is just weak, weak stuff.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    88 Minutes proves itself to be a maddeningly mediocre, ineptly manipulative "real-time" thriller.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Maybe if there was something going with the dialogue - snappy Chandlerisms, say, or even just sentences that made sense - the fussy digital artifice of The Spirit wouldn't seem so, well, dispiriting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Entertainingly goofy for about 30 minutes. And then, for the next two hours-plus, it's agony.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The film quickly turns unintentionally, and unrelentingly, awkward.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A pity-party of Hollywood narcissism.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Ostensibly a comedy, and a feeble and innocuous one at that, Post Grad is one of those what-were-they-thinking?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What a mess.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This startlingly lame tale about a young upstart challenging a veteran leader of the pack doesn't update the genre, it simply recasts it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Painfully cute drama.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It's too gauzy, and - with its Ron Bass script - too goopy by half.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at honest acting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    I'll be darned if I can think of a more excruciating, ponderous, remarkably unfunny and inert cinemagoing experience to come down the pike in ages.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Dark and murky, grainy and grim.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A flat-out cynical attempt to launch a new Lethal Weapon-like franchise.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Feels like it's been homogenized and Hollywoodized to death.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This is no "Raging Bull."
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Gets stupider as it moves along. By the end, you just don't care whether that cold-hearted snake Petrovich (that would be Reno) gets his comeuppance. Just bring on the Battle Bots, please!
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Uptown Girls gives the impression that everyone behind the camera just threw up their hands in helpless resignation.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unintentional high-tech hoot.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A bubble-brained comedy with as much bearing on the real world as a Pokemon cartoon.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 10 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Lewd, crude, blessedly brief.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A slasher spoof of sorts, except that unlike the "Scream" pics, scant effort seems to have gone into the spoofing aspect of the story.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Duplex's tenant-from-hell scenario is as predictable as it is tedious -- a tinny, unsatisfying throwaway farce.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home about either.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Awesomely ridiculous thriller.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Laughably predictable and lamentably unfunny, Laws of Attraction practically creaks from the effort exerted by its cast, straining to bring snap and panache to a hackneyed exercise. Sno Ball, anyone?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Often incomprehensible (a combination of jumpy editing and lots of thick British Isles accents) and hardly ever entertaining - even unintentionally.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This unabashedly stupid comedy is, well, unabashedly stupid.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A riotously awful biopic rife with stereotypes and boxing movie cliches, Against the Ropes represents -- among other things -- a woeful turn in its star's career.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Catwoman, which talks about the "duality" inside all women (wild vs. docile, rapacious vs. cuddly), does have its guilty pleasures. Most of these come courtesy of ice queen Stone.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What Never Die Alone is is a hackneyed tale of vengeance set in the 'hood, teeming with stock characters, slo-mo gunplay, and rampant misogyny.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    How'd this thing get made?
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Although there are several truly jolting scares, there's also an abundance of hackneyed dialogue and more silly satanic business than you can shake a severed limb at.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Where the first pic breezed along with gags and gunplay, this forced follow-up is artificial to the hilt - fueled on a kind of trying-too-hard hilarity that makes even good actors look bad.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    13 Ghosts is the type of project that all parties concerned will have to live down for the rest of their lives.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Envy makes a pretty entertaining three-minute trailer. If only they'd left it at that.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The ads for The Sweetest Thing promise that if you loved "There's Something About Mary" and "My Best Friend's Wedding," then you can't miss this latest Cameron Diaz vehicle. Well, miss it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This low-budget, high-gore sequel can be effectively frightening at times, and just plain boring, too. The suspense builds, the blood gushes, the momentum dissipates. It's an unsatisfying mix.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Instead of paying homage to these creepy creatures of bygone Hollywood, Sommers seems to be unwittingly lampooning them. The first few minutes of Van Helsing, shot in black and white, look like outtakes from Mel Brooks' gagfest "Young Frankenstein."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The kind of glossy, Hollywood-forged waste of time that would depress even the most happily lackadaisical retiree.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Profoundly knuckleheaded.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Scary Movie 2 has something for potheads and the potty-mouthed alike. Anyone looking for a true sequel, however, will be disappointed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An overblown hodgepodge of volcano-baked desertscapes, Egyptoid-gone-baroque architecture, and gladiator-geared storm troopers with goofy headpieces, The Chronicles of Riddick bears no resemblance to the movie that spawned its namesake.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Just a big chunk of waste flushed from a Hollywood studio.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting adaptation of the DC Comic about a war-weary Confederate soldier.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Beastly offers a thoroughly dopey reread of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unfortunate collision of earnest coming-of-age cliches and off-key acting, Evergreen almost, and certainly unintentionally, presents itself as parody.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    By the end of the film's two-hour stream of Be-Here-Now-isms, anyone left in the audience will be wanting to yell, "Put a sock in it!" to old Soc.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What a mess.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Parents in a masochistic mood can compound the headache-inducing experience by paying extra for the 3-D version.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Murderously unfunny.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What distinguishes The Dilemma in this genre is its resounding unfunnyness, its emotional dishonesty, and the general unlikability of its cast of characters.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hands-down the most nightmarishly awful film of the year.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Cage appears as a knight of the Crusades, slogging across the continents, slaying infidels and unbelievers and anyone else who gets in his way. There isn't a minute when it looks like he's having fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Nostalgia for the '80s - big hair, Madonna, cocaine, big hair, Duran Duran, more cocaine - is all well and good. Unless it's practiced with the charmless ineptitude of Take Me Home Tonight.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Completely unappealing people.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This heavy-handed muddle of a cop thriller is just impossibly bad.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The greatest lacrosse movie of the 21st century - and, unless I'm mistaken, the only lacrosse movie of the 21st century.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The violence is plenty, and pointless.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Laughably bad adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant novel.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The film has been directed in a murky, rhythmless fashion by Niels Arden Oplev.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The sort of generic crime thriller - stick-figure characters, pointless muddle of plot, people entering and exiting SUVs and Lear jets with a sense of urgency - that feels like it could drag on forever, and drag us down into a purgatory of stupefaction with it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    In the annals of sequeldom, Kick-Ass 2 has to be one of the lamest follow-ups ever.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    If Matthew Weiner's Are You Here is good for anything, it's to illustrate how the themes and conflicts he has worked out with such depth and dexterity in all these seasons of "Mad Men" can go terribly amiss with the wrong actors, wrong backdrop, wrong tone, wrong time.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Director Rob Meltzer, who made the kind-of-amusing meta short "I Am Stamos," directs things in shameless, let's-get-this-thing-over-with style, throwing in some gratuitous topless (female) nudity and allowing the usually amusing Kristen Schaal to let loose with a barrage of potty-mouthisms.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Nicely timed to cash in on the Ebola panic, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero - the prequel to the gross-out franchise about a lethal flesh-eating virus and its party-hardy victims - isn't going to do much for the tourism trade in the Dominican Republic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A stale and stupid thriller.