For 1,953 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 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1953 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A dark, shaky, standard-issue superhero picture.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Does the world really need another movie about a married guy wandering blindly into an affair, or the married gal who can't decide whether to remain faithful or fool around?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Knowing has about a half-dozen screenwriter credits, which may explain why scenes crash up against one another - smart, stupid, far-fetched, compelling. And the trouble is that Cage walks (or runs) through them all, treating each with the same level of intensely goofy seriousness.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A mildly scary, totally meaningless excursion into the realms of psychological horror and alien-abduction conspiracies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If Manglehorn is to be remembered at all, it shall be for the excruciating first date that its title character goes on with a chirpy bank clerk he has long been chatting up. Her name is Dawn, and she is played by Holly Hunter.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Where Mike Figgis' film, with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue, bore deeply and darkly into emotional territory, The Center of the World turns out to be just as fake as its setting.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In Time is that kind of movie: Philip K. Dick for knuckleheads.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The big shift between Carpenter's B-movie and filmmaker Jean-Fran├žois Richet's comic book-style remake is that instead of a troop of bloodthirsty gang members encircling the precinct, the bad guys here all look like good guys.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    High-Rise feels like a throwback to a time when this kind of social commentary, in literature and film, seemed shocking and true. Not sure whether it's progress to say that in 2016, High-Rise doesn't shock at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Alas, Brick, from writer-director Rian Johnson, isn't as clever as its conceit.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Eva Longoria brings a crisp swagger and fluent Spanish to her role.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The problem with NATM:BOTS is that Stiller, Adams, and company seem to be pretending that they're having fun, too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Am I crazy, or are Spring Breakers and "Oz the Great and Powerful" essentially the same movie? James Franco stars in both - a tattooed, gun-totin' gangsta in one, a charlatan magician in the other (you figure out which is which), and, in both, he's encircled by a bevy of Hollywood babes determined either to get witchy on him, or get that other witchy-rhyming word on him.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Almost certainly, The Last Stand will not be Schwarzenegger's last. For better or for worse (and this is somewhere right in the middle), he is back.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film feels long, the editing is choppy, and the plot strands are at once convoluted and cliched.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Much of the dialogue is the silliest sort of fantasy mush, and a good deal of the picture appears to have been shot while the lighting guys were out to lunch.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Never mind the facts. True Story, slick and shaky, doesn't know where the truth lies.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hemsworth, who is Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games" and the brother of the Hemsworth who stars as "Thor", has maybe one arrow in his acting quiver - he can look engaged.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Intermittent moments of mild amusement ensue.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Flat and predictable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Eisenberg (who starred in director Fleischer's far better Zombieland) does his usual Eisenbergian thing, more slacker and less hacker, but still hitting the same notes. And Ansari squawks and yelps, like a parrot with a grudge.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    An elaborately worked-over opus that's as tarted-up and artificial as Scorsese's '70s classic Mean Streets was gritty and real, Gangs of New York feels like a movie musical without the songs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A knuckleheaded period piece.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shaquille O'Neal and Dr. Phil open Scary Movie 4 with an achingly unfunny couple of minutes of severed limbs and errant hoop shots.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Bobby has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve). But it doesn't have its screenplay anywhere - or at least, anywhere near the heft that its subject demands.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Sandler, shambling and smirky, delivers another of those one-take performances of his - likable and lazy, forever on the verge of cracking himself up.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Let sleeping bros lie.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's a sorry spectacle, watching garden gnomes being robbed of their dignity.

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