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 Mud
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1953 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Aimed at teens and tweens, the almost-squeaky-clean Step Up 3-D shamelessly piles on the corn, stacking it so high that it's bound to tilt over and collapse.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    To say that The Grace Card piles it on is an understatement of profound dimensions.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A collection of double entendres that would make a stevedore blush.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A TV-movie-ish love story laden with heavy-handed metaphor... The Theory of Flight is feeble stuff.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The movie name-drops the cool stuff, the rebels of word and song, but the essence of the story and the cardboard characters who inhabit it are as mundane as can be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Moderately scary, moderately amusing, intermittently dull and obvious, Diary of the Dead is not groundbreaking, nor even ground-quaking.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Kilcher is lovely. But sadly, Ka'iulani is a perfunctory biopic of the sort one might encounter on television during Women's History Month.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hopped up like a kid on a sugar rush, Hoodwinked Too! tries to emulate the "Shrek" formula - mashing Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm with pop-culture references and wisecracking anthropomorphic sidekicks.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Around the Bend doesn't inspire one to care.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For the casual viewer who feels like maybe all the Sith hoopla is worth checking out, well, it's like tuning in to the season finale of "24" without having watched a minute of its lead-up episodes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Cloud Atlas is pop spiritualism, comic-book grandiosity, Zen for dummies. I can't say I didn't enjoy it on some level, but it's not the level of universal wisdom the Wachowskis and Tykwer would have us be on.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What this arid and arty exercise offers is the opportunity for a bunch of actors, many of them tethered to TV series, to deliver theatrical monologues pulsing with misogyny and narcissism. It's like second-rate Neil Labute.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In fact, no one in The Gunman looks happy. And what happened to chivalry? If a fierce squad of goons is coming after you and your ex, whom you still love, and there's only one Kevlar vest to throw on, don't you offer it to her? Apparently not.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    This glum and grandiose new King Arthur has little to do with the Camelot monarch we've come to know through books and film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A lush, lovely snooze-fest.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The playwright, actor, director and drag queen (yes, his bewigged and be wild Madea makes a brief and totally gratuitous appearance in his new film) knows how to give human dimension, and a dimension of humor, to the cliches and stereotypes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    "Kill Bill" without irony, and without Quentin Tarantino's flair for cool dialogue and chop-socky action (and without Uma Thurman, for that matter), Elektra is a pretty-looking, pretty dull adaptation of the Marvel Comic about a dishy, deadly assassin.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Lady in the Water boasts an eclectic cast - almost entirely squandered.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The movie bogs down in tiresome good guys vs. bad guys action cliches.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    How bad is Prince of Persia? Whether or not director Mike Newell is to blame, the action sequences lack verve and scope.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For high-speed action, eye-popping locales, and chopsocky fight-fests galore, watch The Transporter - on video.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Tonally, Casino Jack is all over the place: exaggerated comedy, cartoonish high jinks, then heavy-handed melodrama (a third-act face-off between Abramoff and his wife, played with no center of gravity by Kelly Preston, comes out of nowhere).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    As for Bale, he seems to have lost his compass. His accent strays, his famous intensity wasted on clunky dialogue.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes - physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Chappie has a nothing-to-lose Roger Cormanesque quality about it, low on budget (except for the CGI robots) and low on meaning, but full of high-velocity chases, helicopter pursuits, and weapons blasting around empty warehouses marred by graffiti and trash.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    An overobvious and underwhelming satire about American consumerism run amok.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film veers between cutting parody and cliche, threatening to become interesting at any moment, but never quite doing so.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Travolta, a bit portly (or is it starboardly?), phones in his performance from his place in Maine; Vaughn is ice-cool but not especially convincing; the kid is OK, and Polo is a blank.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In Jersey Girl, Kevin Smith wears his heart on his sleeve - and on his pants, socks, boxers and backward-facing baseball cap.

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