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 Moonrise Kingdom
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1965 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A wildly suspenseful zero-g tale of survival 350 miles beyond the ozone layer, Alfonso CuarĂ³n's space saga is emotionally jolting - and physically jolting, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    That is the sum of writer/director Steven Knight's movie: a man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Unstoppable fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The movie is, start to finish, candy-colored angst.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's aimed at adults as much as children, with jokes that work on multiple levels, and contraptions.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The first date that James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus embark on in Enough Said - has to be one of the great getting-to-know-you encounters in movie history.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wondrously strange and just plain wonderful.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Yun's performance is remarkable. The journey Mija takes is painful and hard and - for us, watching - sublime.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Captain Phillips is harrowing, inspiring, a must-see piece of moviemaking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    At turns funny, sweet, sad, trenchant and telling. It's a gem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With no-nonsense narration by Peter Coyote and a soundtrack that's at once apt, ironic and really, really good, The Smartest Guys in the Room is anything but a dry dissection of a major Wall Street debacle.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    For Piaf fans, La Vie en Rose is a must-see. For fans yet-to-be, Dahan and Cotillard's film is an opportunity rich with discovery.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Some of it is wistful, some of it whimsical, but it's all wonderful, impossibly so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Moore is nominated this year, and whether she wins or not, her performance deserves attention. It is one of this very fine actress' defining roles. And it resonates with humanity and heartbreak.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Strangely, wonderfully, The Artist feels as bold and innovative a moviegoing experience as James Cameron's bells-and-whistles Avatar did a couple of years ago. Retro becomes nuevo. Quaint becomes cool.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Take Shelter, which, it should be said, boasts haunting but seamless visual effects, is a movie for this moment in time, this moment in our lives.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wily, sad, funny, and full of life.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a masterpiece.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A powerful film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch Surprise but Busby Berkeley, Stanley Kubrick, the Beatles, and the outer-space acting choices of one Johnny Depp - not to mention those bushy-tailed rodents in all their bustling splendor.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Inside Out is the first psychological thriller that's fun for the whole family. Really psychological. And really fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    If that sounds highbrow and pretentious, it's not. The neat trick of Tristram Shandy is that the whole thing comes off as a lark.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Offers a view of war that is anything but epic. Instead of sweeping battles and swooping fighter planes, in Lebanon we are brought into the impossibly claustrophobic world of a lone tank crew.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wild and woolly, the movie is a breathtaking head trip that hails from a long tradition of backstage melodramas: "42nd Street," "A Star Is Born," "All About Eve," and, yes, that kitschy '90s relic, "Showgirls."
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    13 Assassins is, at turns, thrilling and funny, visually exquisite and emotionally charged.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    There is incredible tension in this ordeal, this effort to survive, to find rescue, and Redford - an icon of the American film experience for more than half a century now - makes that tension deeply palpable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a relentless and relentlessly funny game of one-upmanship as the two men, playing somewhat exaggerated versions of themselves, roam the hills and dales, posh inns and poetic ruins of England's Lake District.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A pitch-perfect portrait of a man full of inspiration and ambition - and full of himself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wendy and Lucy is modest, minimalist. But it nonetheless reverberates like a sonic boom.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    There is intrigue. There is suspense. Guilt - a man's guilt, a nation's - hangs heavy in the air.

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