For 1,965 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 7.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Frequency
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1965 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Boasts another formidable and fine-tuned performance from the great Charlotte Rampling.
    • 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."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Sensual, dreamlike, both intimate and epic, The House of Sand is a cinematic tour de force.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a movie with a pulse. Sometimes, it flies off the chart.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The heart of the matter - and the viscera - is the action, and one man's determination to survive. Apocalypto is primal.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A chase movie, a spy movie, a futuristic thriller full of colorfully bizarre characters and deftly choreographed stunt work, Children of Men works on multiple levels - as action and allegory.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A wonderful, witty mix of horror and social satire, The Host takes its simple, time-tested premise - menacing creature terrorizes the populace - and runs with it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a tearjerker, sometimes, and sweetly funny at other moments. It's near perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Gripping, powerful, heart-breaking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Simply put, it's terrific.

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