For 1,710 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Open Water
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,710 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Little kidniks with an appetite for zap-pow silliness might find this to their liking. Everyone else, beware.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A forced-march comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The cast, especially The Game, does a fairly good job with this meager material, but it's like trying to make chateaubriand out of Spam.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    No one is getting at anything in The Strangers, except the cheapest, ugliest kind of sadistic titillation.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    About as not-funny as a comedy can get.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I nodded off watching Just Visiting.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Contrived story lines and an altogether phony resolution erase whatever energy and wit the film displayed, leaving the viewer with an empty, disappointed feeling.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    What a stupefying thing it is.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The whole affair has a painfully self-conscious, self-referential air. Jokes land with a thud, and so, alas, does Rocky, who seems to have forgotten how to fly.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Full of kerplunkingly unfunny jokes and ex-"Saturday Night Live" cast members turning up to do shtick.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Connoisseurs of giant, gnarled chunks of charred flesh, rejoice! There's plenty of it -- or stuff resembling it -- in the slasher-fest convergence of two killer franchises.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Maybe, you think, there is something daring and brilliant going on here: an excursion into the darkest territories of the human soul. But no. In the end -- or the beginning -- there is no point to all this. Or at least not a point worth making, and making us watch.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A syrup-thick New Age ghost story of the same sappy stripe and mawkishness as another Costner foray, "Message in a Bottle."
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Affleck, for his part, behaves as if a Zero from "Pearl Harbor" dropped one too close to his noggin. He looks permanently shell-shocked.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I could make a joke here about the new Pokemon movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Cross "Get Shorty" with "State and Main" - Hollywood hustlers, colorful crooks, crafty poseurs, and a production crew on location - and you have the stuff of The Last Shot. One other thing: eliminate anything funny.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Totally lame.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The thing about stoner comedy is that, well, it helps to be stoned.