For 1,774 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 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Locke
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,774 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is magnificent filmmaking, and a magnificent film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The less said about the twists and turns The Illusionist takes, the better. Suffice to say, Eisenheim's masterful deceptions do not stop when he exits the stage.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It is the more satisfying of the two installments - less over-the-top, arterial-gushing violence and more investigation into character, motives, back-story.
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    How I Live Now takes some frightening, gruesome turns. In tone and terror, it comes close to matching the jumpy dread of Danny Boyle's British Isles virus thriller "28 Days Later."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Impossibly charming and impossibly French.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    While The Forgiveness of Blood lacks the narrative momentum of director Joshua Marston's previous film, "Maria Full of Grace" - it is nonetheless fascinating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A smart, sensuous and sensory mind trip that caroms around a universe of thought.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A film full of a sense of impending danger, betrayal, seduction and destruction. Quite simply, it's great stuff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A spectacularly satisfying reworking of the legend of Kal-El.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A slow-burning, character-rich study in desperation, grief, vengeance, loyalty, and love. It's the sort of arthouse entry - in German, mostly - that gets you thinking about an English-language remake.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Beautifully shot, in long, fluid takes, The Beat That My Heart Skipped is that rare thing: a remake that improves on its source.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A smart, sharp, stirring adaptation of the H.G. Bissinger best-seller.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Odd, and awkward in places, but its lyricism and power stay with you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Jolting, suspenseful, full of twisted sympathy for its goons' row of characters, and wickedly amusing to boot, Killing Them Softly summons up the ghosts of "Goodfellas" and a whole nasty tradition of crime pics. And then it lets its ghosts go, whacking and thwacking away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a charmer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Quietly and keenly observed, Summer Hours nods to Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" (a country estate, a family reunion, an impending sale). Assayas displays a lucid sense of how personal history and family identity are inextricably linked to a physical place - here, to a house that is still busy accumulating its memories.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is Highsmith, and so things do not go as planned for her protagonists. The Two Faces of January - drop-dead gorgeous to behold - is not a merry tale, but a murderous one. Murderously good.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A funny, sad and absolutely lovely film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brian Cox is especially good, and slippery, as Menenius, a Roman senator.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Hoax makes the fakery of disgraced writers Jayson Blair, James Frey and Stephen Glass seem puny by comparison. Irving was the grand master, and Gere's portrait and Hallström's movie suggest why: He almost bought his own story, believed his own outrageous pack of lies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Monaghan is stronger still. This is a performance that deserves to be noticed. She is crushingly good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A darkly comic, piercing, and occasionally painful study of a young woman's quest for identity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a beautiful, grim tale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Leaves you feeling rich - and richly satisfied.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A rollicking tale of rehabilitation and redemption, rife with cool special effects, Hancock is smart and surprisingly raunchy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Dardennes are aces at these small-scale human dramas, and Two Days, One Night is almost without flaw.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a feminist nightmare, the world brought to life -- in hard-hitting documentary style.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Fear(s) of the Dark, a French production, interweaves the shorts, linking the segments together thematically, and narratively.

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