For 1,691 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 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 A Prophet
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,691 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?