For 1,951 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 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Calvary
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1951 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shot on the cheap, with cheesy animated credits and comic-panel "Bams!" and "Pows!" splashed across the screen, Super has a jokey, low-rent quality (or lack of quality) that could be endearing, if Wilson's performance weren't so nihilistically dull, and if there were somebody in the picture who had a soul.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Cold and stylish, slick and violent.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The script is boilerplate, the wit pretty much witless.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Yes, bestiality in a PG-13 movie. It's the end of life as we know it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A noisy, not particularly charming collection of skits and skirmishes.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Men, Women & Children isn't a cartoon. It wants to be real, terribly. Instead, it's just terrible.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    By Twisted's final twist, though, it's all Judd can do to keep a straight face.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's old, old hat.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Directed in moody, downbeat tones by Daniel Barnz, Cake doesn't know when to stop piling on the angst.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For its amusing premise, Fanboys is scarily flat.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Dull plod.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It is a good hour too long, although it does boast Christopher Walken.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A moody cyber-noir with not much on its mind but looking good, Blackhat is a must-see if you like your dialogue (romantic, dramatic, subtitled Cantonese) peppered with techspeak.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Less a Holocaust retribution fantasy than a messy homage to war movies, and to movies, period.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Manages to rocket along at full speed. At the same time, however, the movie feels as if it's not going anywhere at all.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What Hannibal Rising is, mostly, is a hoot.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The real Radio, and the real coach -- seen together in the movie's feel-good epilogue -- deserve better.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Murky and grainy, and showing human beings at their grimmest - thievery, rape, betrayal, murder - Blindness is no barrel of laughs. But it IS a barrel of pretentious metaphorical musings.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Stephen King without the snap, David Lynch without the kink, teen horror without the teen hormones, Darkness Falls falls apart in a crescendo of creepy-crawly hoo-ha. It's more like Darkness Kerplunks.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Isn't as jaw-droppingly awful as its trailers suggest.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A thuddingly dull remake of the 1971 crime drama starring Michael Caine.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There are tiny glints of humor and intelligence at work, and the action and animation rockets along slickly and stylishly. But unlike the protagonists of almost any and all of the Pixar titles, Astro Boy's namesake lacks even an iota of soul.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Epic piffle.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's nothing hip or ironic about Poseidon, which makes Russell and Lucas the perfect leading men.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's still a submarine movie, confined by the ship, the sea, and a convention-laden script.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    DePalma's movie offers its own doctoring and processing, without delivering an ounce of real humanity - good or bad - in the bargain.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A sloppy, sentimental story line and pivotal plot turns that are only sketchily realized undermine the life-on-the-road misadventures.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Feels like the cinematic equivalent of the BP disaster in the gulf: It's a big-screen oil spill, a needless gushing of macho bluster and wild set pieces, and a waste of millions and millions of dollars.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    At least an hour of Man of Steel's excessive running time is devoted to the sort of crash-and-burn, slamming-into-skyscrapers CG fight scenes that we've already seen in "The Avengers" and "Dark Knight," "Iron Man," and "Spider-Man." Man of Steel is just the same old same old.

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