For 1,805 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Ex Machina
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,805 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hands-down the most nightmarishly awful film of the year.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Envy makes a pretty entertaining three-minute trailer. If only they'd left it at that.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Tobey Maguire, terribly miscast and squeaky (that voice - it belongs to a kid!).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Profoundly knuckleheaded.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Lewd, crude, blessedly brief.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    How'd this thing get made?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Uptown Girls gives the impression that everyone behind the camera just threw up their hands in helpless resignation.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A pity-party of Hollywood narcissism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It's too gauzy, and - with its Ron Bass script - too goopy by half.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Murderously unfunny.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What a mess.
    • 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?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unintentional high-tech hoot.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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