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 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1951 movie reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Obama, it is implied, is deliberately making America more vulnerable to attack from Muslim extremists. No mention is made of the fact that it was under Obama's watch that Osama bin Laden was killed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If that sounds a lot like Rushmore, it is, except that the heart has been sucked out of the thing -- replaced by glib chatter, gratuitous Baudelaire references, and distracting product placement.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    300
    300 is "Gladiator" for the gamer set.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Despite some jaunty performances and its pretty Cotswolds locale, the film, in the end, is hardly a pleasure at all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Lakeview Terrace's pretense at exploring racial intolerance has been exposed for what it really is: a B-movie copout.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Full of forced jocularity and drawing-room hissy fits, with its cast parading around in vintage threads and antique cars, Easy Virtue is a close-to-insufferable souffle based on the 1925 Noel Coward play.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If Taking Lives starts off with a modicum of wit and creepy-crawly scares, it winds up somewhere else altogether: in the cliche-strewn land of preposterous red herrings.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Catastrophically overdone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Feels downright ancient.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Boy, can Harvey Keitel be bad -- and not bad like "Bad Lieutenant," bad like bad acting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Elegiac and corny and not really convincing on any level (especially when it comes to its treatment of women - be they hookers, or waitresses, or girls on the town), Stand Up Guys nonetheless holds some fascination just for the off-the-charts affectedness of Pacino's performance.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Fails to provide one essential ingredient: suspense.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Satire should be knife-sharp and whip-smart, and The Nanny Diaries never is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Gimmicky artifice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In Don McKellar's remake of "Seducing Doctor Lewis", a 2003 French-Canadian comedy, the charm feels force-fed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hesher has its genuinely affecting scenes, but too much of the time it feels false and shallow.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Joltingly graphic and atmospheric (Nixey and his crew at least know how to set up a few good shocks), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark fails to involve us in any meaningful way with its characters.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There are so many things wrong with Luhrmann's Great Gatsby - the filmmaker's attention-deficit-disorder approach, the anachronistic convergence of hip-hop and swing, the choppy elision of Fitzgerald's plot, the jarring collision of Jazz Age cool and Millennial cluelessness. But at the crux of things, the problem is that it's impossible to care.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Alas, something happened on the book-to-screen operating table: Yes, Running With Scissors is rich, twisted, insane, mordant and ridiculous, but it is not funny. Not at all.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Piles dumb gag upon dumb gag - it's like benign pummeling. Occasionally, you just have to laugh.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Non-Stop gets increasingly far-fetched as the jet makes its way across the Atlantic. Certainly, there are more red herrings on the plane than there are in the sea below. And Neeson has to stare down every last one of them.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's little of the seen-it-all, wise-guy acerbity that made his character in the X-Men trilogy stand apart from his fellow mutants. Here, he just glowers.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Some projects are just too misguided for the star to mug and shrug his way out of. Consider Rock the Kasbah at the top, or the bottom, of that list.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Awash in nostalgia and amped-up male camaraderie, Richard Curtis' Pirate Radio takes a great story - the hugely popular offshore radio stations that illegally broadcast pop and rock in 1960s Britain - and turns it into an aggressively irritating floating frat-party romp.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There are, to be sure, some impressive special effects here, and whoever Warner Bros. hires to make the new Superman movie should take notes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A merrily macabre things-we-do-for-love yarn.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's a fine line between stupid comedy that's actually pretty smart and stupid comedy that's just dumb, and The Other Guys crosses the line - into realms of unredeeming dunderheadedness - more often than it should.

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