For 1,719 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 The Illusionist
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,719 movie reviews
    • 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
    At once guileless and profound.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kinetic and kooky, with a climactic shoot-out at a rail station that's daring in its ridiculousness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A super-taut and superbly acted three-character piece.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A dour-faced but sublime comedy about the kindness of strangers -- and about the strangeness of people who find themselves in oddball moments of grace.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Has a dreamy ominousness about it, and a sorrowfulness that speaks to the artificial intimacies of cellular communication, digital images and dial-up porn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    To be sure, there are goofy flourishes here, the in-jokey, left-field rummies that are the Brothers Coen's stock-in-trade. But this is altogether a quieter, more philosophical sort of endeavor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The film is a sharp, funny, touching tale.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A love song to the new Europe (Klapisch's original title: Euro Pudding) and a snapshot of a polyglot gang on the cusp of kind-of-reckless youth and responsibility-burdened adulthood.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Assembles varied and remarkable digital video, archival footage, photographs, interviews and personal reflections and academics' perspectives to convey the scope and history of the Tibetan story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A mordantly funny, clear-eyed view of an extended family's mounting dysfunction in a changing society.
    • 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
    Smart and novelistic and spiked with more than a bit of The Catcher in the Rye, Steers' movie is a prickly coming-of-age tale in which everybody -- but especially Culkin -- shines.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a feminist nightmare, the world brought to life -- in hard-hitting documentary style.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a charmer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In the end, what the movie is about: time and life, and what we do with them, and what we regret that we didn't do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A crushingly sad, beautiful film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A story of obsession and honor, deception and self-deception set against a sharply etched landscape of political upheaval and intrigue. Malkovich orchestrates all this with assuredness, and Bardem, looking weary and worn, inhabits his character with a realness, a truth, that's downright spooky. And beautiful.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's the old cliche, but (like most cliches) it's true: It's impossible to imagine this picture without this actor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Tender but never sappy, Monsieur Ibrahim brings two people of vastly different age and background together in ways that are touching, and telling. It's a small, glowing gem.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In the end, The Last Kiss holds less a cynical view of the matrimonial state than one of considered irony.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Plays with cultural stereotypes, and upends them as well. The picture starts as one thing and turns, dramatically, movingly, into something else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although the pervading mood of Twin Falls Idaho - a beautifully shot, noirish thing - is one of sadness and loss, the Polishes' film is playful, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A small but moving film that gets the details right (life in a sleepy burg, sidewalk chats between old high school pals) and gets at the heart of human longing for family, for love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A small, beautiful film exploding with big ideas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is the kind of unusual but involving picture that's ripe for a Hollywood remake - but while you're waiting for the Sandra Bullock-Ethan Hawke edition (it's a good post-movie game: coming up with your own casting ideas), Read My Lips is well worth checking out.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A spirited, smart-alecky look at the ongoing conflict between a government that wants to eliminate pot and a public that wants to smoke it.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer