For 1,798 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 10 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:
1,798 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago. Retro becomes nuevo. Quaint becomes cool.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Take Shelter, which, it should be said, boasts haunting but seamless visual effects, is a movie for this moment in time, this moment in our lives.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wily, sad, funny, and full of life.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a masterpiece.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A powerful film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch Surprise but Busby Berkeley, Stanley Kubrick, the Beatles, and the outer-space acting choices of one Johnny Depp - not to mention those bushy-tailed rodents in all their bustling splendor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    If that sounds highbrow and pretentious, it's not. The neat trick of Tristram Shandy is that the whole thing comes off as a lark.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Offers a view of war that is anything but epic. Instead of sweeping battles and swooping fighter planes, in Lebanon we are brought into the impossibly claustrophobic world of a lone tank crew.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wild and woolly, the movie is a breathtaking head trip that hails from a long tradition of backstage melodramas: "42nd Street," "A Star Is Born," "All About Eve," and, yes, that kitschy '90s relic, "Showgirls."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    13 Assassins is, at turns, thrilling and funny, visually exquisite and emotionally charged.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    There is incredible tension in this ordeal, this effort to survive, to find rescue, and Redford - an icon of the American film experience for more than half a century now - makes that tension deeply palpable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a relentless and relentlessly funny game of one-upmanship as the two men, playing somewhat exaggerated versions of themselves, roam the hills and dales, posh inns and poetic ruins of England's Lake District.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A pitch-perfect portrait of a man full of inspiration and ambition - and full of himself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wendy and Lucy is modest, minimalist. But it nonetheless reverberates like a sonic boom.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Foxcatcher is a story of wealth and the lack of it, of family connection and disconnection. But more than anything, it is a story of a mind unraveling. The result is devastating drama for those of us looking on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Beasts of the Southern Wild transports us to places that are peculiar and dangerous and magical, and makes us feel weirdly at home.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Her
    Sad, funny, and quietly alarming romance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A beautiful eyeful of puckish whimsy and dark-humored mystery, Hukkle (it means hiccup in Hungarian) is a little gem in which nature and humankind commingle, where coincidence and causality collide in a chain of odd, even murderous, events.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    If Malik doesn't remind you of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone on his journey from innocence to corruption in "The Godfather" saga, well . . . he should. A Prophet is similarly, startlingly momentous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Funny, furious, and full of front-office drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A feel-good movie, in the absolute best sense.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    One of the great war movies - or antiwar movies - of all time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    In his own profound and ingenious way, Panh has brought the pictures and the thoughts together again.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's action opera, sword-and-sorcery song-and-dance, and it's a heart-pumping, jaw-dropping thrill. OK, so I kind of like the thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Witty and wonderful, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect Thanksgiving entertainment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A baseball movie, a stranger-in-a-strange-land movie, a movie about real people facing real challenges in the real world, Sugar is all that and more.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The Conformist has a decadent visual beauty about it that's breathtaking. But as striking as Bertolucci's classic looks, there's even more powerful stuff in the storytelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With its knowing take on men, messed-up romance and music, is like one long, hook-filled pop song for the eyes.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's strong stuff.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Nebraska is not a breakneck, screwball farce - although it has its moments, like the comical heist of an air compressor from a farmer's barn. Payne's film is loping. It's deadpan, poignant, absurd.

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