For 1,799 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:
1,799 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a story of global consequences and historic proportions, and of astounding athleticism and synchronicity - and filmmaker Polsky ices it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A riveting sci-fi investigation into humankind's experiments with A.I. (with pages from Spike Jonze's Her and Stanley Kubrick's 2001), Ex Machina marks the extremely able directing debut of British writer Alex Garland, of the novels "The Beach" and "The Tesseract," and of the screenplays for Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" . . . and "Sunshine."
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Rain is a quiet, disquieting triumph.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The film speaks to fundamental issues of history, truth, and the philosophical conflicts of humankind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a charmer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    At once guileless and profound.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A sweet but unsticky comedy from Norway that was one of the five foreign- language nominees at this year's Academy Awards.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An entertaining, occasionally illuminating autodocumentary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An extraordinarily perfect little film: A bittersweet drama that explores sexuality and love, and their reverberations across the landscape of human emotions.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is a sad, passionate, beautifully wrought story, and Bardem's portrait of Arenas is at once daring and deeply moving.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A crushingly sad, beautiful film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A small, beautiful film exploding with big ideas.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With the filmmaking techniques pared to the bone, it is left to the actors to bring the scenes alive - and they do, often brilliantly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With deft and subtle performances and an uncomplicated but savvy script, Autumn Tale gets to the inner lives of its characters.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Bold, ambitious -- and ambiguous.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Devilishly delightful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An amiable mix of "Grumpy Old Men" comedy and "Apollo 13" can-we-fix-this-jalopy-before-we-die? Drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In the end, The Last Kiss holds less a cynical view of the matrimonial state than one of considered irony.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This long (nearly three hours), revelatory movie is both a thrilling adventure about endurance and survival, and an elegiac examination of centuries-old tribal culture, fast-fading in the new millennium.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A small but moving film that gets the details right (life in a sleepy burg, sidewalk chats between old high school pals) and gets at the heart of human longing for family, for love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Sly, sophisticated and surprising.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A compelling existential tableau: sweating bodies, creaking mills turned by numbed oxen, people facing the daily and seasonal cycles of life with little hope of breaking free. Behind the Sun is forceful stuff.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A fine, inventive '70s period piece about friendship, first love, and growing up to face the hard lessons of life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A devastatingly funny portrait of a wildly dysfunctional clan, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums is a movie about how people never really mature in ways that matter.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A story of obsession and honor, deception and self-deception set against a sharply etched landscape of political upheaval and intrigue. Malkovich orchestrates all this with assuredness, and Bardem, looking weary and worn, inhabits his character with a realness, a truth, that's downright spooky. And beautiful.

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