For 1,701 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: 69
Highest review score: 100 Nobody Knows
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,701 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Odd, and awkward in places, but its lyricism and power stay with you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Tully is at turns heartbreaking and heart-stirring. And it's from the heartland, so I guess that makes perfect sense.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A super-taut and superbly acted three-character piece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a beautiful, grim tale.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Charming is such an overused, film critic-y designation, but The Way Home is that, and more.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kinetic and kooky, with a climactic shoot-out at a rail station that's daring in its ridiculousness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The film is a sharp, funny, touching tale.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Made in a forthright, unfancy style and utilizing a cast of born naturals, Washington Heights deftly draws parallels between father and son's complicated relationship and the tensions that pulse through this predominantly Dominican American community.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although the pervading mood of Twin Falls Idaho - a beautifully shot, noirish thing - is one of sadness and loss, the Polishes' film is playful, too.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Filled with bleak, beautiful Hopperesque tableaus and strange characters whose lives intersect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Rife with dark humor, Little Otik presents a cautionary variation of the creation myth, and a warning that tampering with the natural order of things may not be such a wise idea.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    You can feel the world closing in, which, I would venture, is exactly how Fassbinder wanted you to feel.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Ozon has crafted a near-perfect film, a mournful, moving kind of cinema poetry.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Add Mostly Martha to the list of great mouth-watering food flicks - "Eat Drink Man Woman," "Big Night," "Babette's Feast" -- but don't stop there. Add it to another list: movies that get at the heart of what family, and love, is all about.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A film full of a sense of impending danger, betrayal, seduction and destruction. Quite simply, it's great stuff.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is the kind of unusual but involving picture that's ripe for a Hollywood remake - but while you're waiting for the Sandra Bullock-Ethan Hawke edition (it's a good post-movie game: coming up with your own casting ideas), Read My Lips is well worth checking out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A dour-faced but sublime comedy about the kindness of strangers -- and about the strangeness of people who find themselves in oddball moments of grace.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In the end, what the movie is about: time and life, and what we do with them, and what we regret that we didn't do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    So jaw-droppingly out there, so bracingly bizarre, and, much of the time, so fall-over-funny that even its flaws don't matter. Easily the oddest movie of the year, it is also one of the best.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's “The Wizard of Oz” with a viral infection.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With its mix of Lewis Carroll and William Gibson; Japanese anime and Chinese chopsocky; mythological allusions, and machine-made illusion, offers a couple of hours of escapist fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A love song to the new Europe (Klapisch's original title: Euro Pudding) and a snapshot of a polyglot gang on the cusp of kind-of-reckless youth and responsibility-burdened adulthood.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's a loneliness at the heart of this world, and Ghost World, that's really touching -- and a bit scary, too.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Terrifically satisfying film.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Has a dreamy ominousness about it, and a sorrowfulness that speaks to the artificial intimacies of cellular communication, digital images and dial-up porn.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Assembles varied and remarkable digital video, archival footage, photographs, interviews and personal reflections and academics' perspectives to convey the scope and history of the Tibetan story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's the old cliche, but (like most cliches) it's true: It's impossible to imagine this picture without this actor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Cooler is small-scale moviemaking about small-scale lives. But it's big in all the right ways.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling. It's a small, glowing gem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Plays with cultural stereotypes, and upends them as well. The picture starts as one thing and turns, dramatically, movingly, into something else.