For 1,662 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Fantastic Mr. Fox
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,662 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Clean, director Olivier Assayas' spellbinding study of a junkie trying to get her life in order so she can reclaim custody of her child, avoids the pitfalls, brilliantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Easily the best stop-motion animated necrophiliac musical romantic comedy of all time. It is also just simply, wonderful: a morbid, merry tale of true love that dazzles the eyes and delights the soul.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Quiet, quirky gem.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A quiet, glistening love story - or not-quite-love story - adapted from Martin's novella of the same name, Shopgirl is such an atypical Hollywood affair that it's almost startling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Does what the best movies can do: take viewers to what might be unfamiliar places, into a culture with unique customs and traditions, and show, through drama and comedy, how the fundamental truths of the human experience need no translation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In the end, this earnest, inquisitive film leaves the viewer longing for some sanity, and some hope, in a world that appears to be seriously lacking in both.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a celebration of the good times and bad times shared by a man and woman who found each other in the middle of some historic craziness, and it rocks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    If Munich raises disturbing issues about Jewish-Arab relations, past and present - and how can it not? - it is also an absolutely riveting tale of the hunt and the hunted.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny stuff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Holofcener writes with an ear for the rhythms and ridiculousness of real life, and her cast - to a man, and woman - embraces her words with subtlety and certitude. Friends With Money is gimmickless, and great.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A riveting documentary.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Mountain Patrol is breathtakingly beautiful, breathtakingly brutal and simply breathtaking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    By recording this all too commonplace and dehumanizing process, Puiu's film shows the sick old man and the strangers who deal with him to be all too human - extraordinarily so.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Lady Vengeance is not for everyone. The violence, while less over-the-top and orgiastic than Park's two previous installments, is still hard and crackling. The sex is grim and graphic. And deadpan nihilism permeates the air.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Proposition, a beautiful, bloody meditation on justice, family, and the trap of retribution, is in every respect an artful addition to the canon of six-shooter morality tales.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    May strain credulity, but it still leaves a memorable mark.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An intriguing study of identity, marriage and, perhaps, madness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Must-see stuff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A spectacularly satisfying reworking of the legend of Kal-El.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Easily the best computer-animated feature to come from Hollywood in a long while, Monster House is also one of the weirdest. A creepy-crawly, freak-show Halloween yarn.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    13 Tzameti is cut from the same cloth as the humans-hunted-for-sport classic "The Most Dangerous Game" - and from that early talkie's many subsequent remakes and rip-offs, including John Woo's "Hard Target."
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A gorgeous confection, packed with gargantuan gowns and pornographic displays of pastrystuffs, Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is also a sharp, smart look at the isolation, ennui and supercilious affairs of the rich, famous and famously pampered.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Baron Cohen brings scary conviction to the performance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Stranger Than Fiction is slicker than Kaufman's work - and Forster's direction is certainly more studio-ish than Kaufman collaborators Spike Jonze's or Michel Gondry's. But it's a clever idea, and you feel a little smarter watching the thing unfurl.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Painted Veil is rich with history and heartbreak. It's stirring stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The relationship between Chris and his diminutive namesake is at the core of the film - the determination to be there for his son, no matter what; the mentoring, the pair's goofy, lovely banter. And Smith and his bright-eyed boy pull it off brilliantly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The great thing about Venus - apart from its sharp eye for the daily routines and drab details of senior citizenry in a buzzing metropolis - is that it isn't soppy, or sentimental.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Never mind Hollywood's big-star, big-budget hand-wringing about Africa - Bamako is the real thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This beautiful, unfolding film is an antidote to the high-velocity, maximum-volume world most of us find ourselves immersed in, offering a glimpse into a rigorously spiritual alternative. Its calmness, its reflection, is full of allure.