For 1,739 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 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Punch-Drunk Love
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,739 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Ann Savage, the femme fatale from a slew of old Hollywood noirs, is savagely funny as Maddin's beauty-parlor proprietress mom.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Smoking, shouting, practically shooting off sparks, Cruz spreads a wildfire sexuality across Allen's sunny tableau of Catalan country picnics and scenic Barcelona ramblings.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's no quick fix for a culture "addicted to debt," as one wag puts it in the film. But watching I.O.U.S.A. is a good place to start.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Stays with you like great movies tend to do. It asks you to examine the inner mechanisms of human beings, cheerful and miserable alike. It's not about looking at a glass half empty or a glass half full. It's about drinking down what's in that glass and letting it fill your soul.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Fear(s) of the Dark, a French production, interweaves the shorts, linking the segments together thematically, and narratively.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is a picture of quiet observation, contained emotion, the hush before the cathartic scream.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Roiling with laughter, tears, drunken confessions, revelatory soliloquies, pain, sorrow, hospital visits, and various kinds of love, A Christmas Tale is a smart, sprawling, and sublimely entertaining feast.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A sly and surprisingly sublime little noir romance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A heart-grabbing, awe-inspiring work that needs no embellishment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A wise, wistful study of hope and dread.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    On a deeper level, the Dardennes' film offers a portrait of a fragile yet determined woman set on making a home for herself in the world, even as that world unravels before her eyes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    At once noble and naive, earnest and a tad obnoxious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    What's less clear, and more maddening, is how several generations of Ecuadorans have been left to live on toxic land, their health and livelihoods compromised, while lawyers file motions and counter-motions and blame is passed around.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Rife with nightmarishly violent and horrific behavior. It's intense, graphic, frightening.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Greenberg, with Stiller's sad and self-mocking portrait at its core, is well worth getting to know.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An entertaining, occasionally illuminating autodocumentary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is a sad, passionate, beautifully wrought story, and Bardem's portrait of Arenas is at once daring and deeply moving.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Ozon has crafted a near-perfect film, a mournful, moving kind of cinema poetry.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With the filmmaking techniques pared to the bone, it is left to the actors to bring the scenes alive - and they do, often brilliantly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A romantic comedy for anyone in love with the movies, and anyone, for that matter, who's in love.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Charming is such an overused, film critic-y designation, but The Way Home is that, and more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With deft and subtle performances and an uncomplicated but savvy script, Autumn Tale gets to the inner lives of its characters.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Odd, and awkward in places, but its lyricism and power stay with you.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Thoughtfulness and artistry ...raise this small, quiet picture to moments of pure epiphany.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer

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