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 Inside Llewyn Davis
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,719 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Icky, incoherent thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    The movie heads in a disastrous direction: namely, a police academy ceremony... This lets-wrap-this-thing-up moment sucks the life and the honesty out of an otherwise compelling portrait of tainted lawmen, tainted law.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    Somnambulistic pacing, kerplunkingly unfunny jokes, and mugging thespians making fools of themselves. Truly torturous spectacle.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Maybe, you think, there is something daring and brilliant going on here: an excursion into the darkest territories of the human soul. But no. In the end -- or the beginning -- there is no point to all this. Or at least not a point worth making, and making us watch.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at honest acting.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Duplex's tenant-from-hell scenario is as predictable as it is tedious -- a tinny, unsatisfying throwaway farce.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The violence is plenty, and pointless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Tobey Maguire, terribly miscast and squeaky (that voice - it belongs to a kid!).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and terribly clever. These people - Branagh, Pinter, Law and the usually great Caine (even in bad stuff) - are laboring under an epic misconception. Sleuth is just terrible.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The thing about stoner comedy is that, well, it helps to be stoned.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Apocalyptically awful romantic comedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Cross "Get Shorty" with "State and Main" - Hollywood hustlers, colorful crooks, crafty poseurs, and a production crew on location - and you have the stuff of The Last Shot. One other thing: eliminate anything funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    No one is getting at anything in The Strangers, except the cheapest, ugliest kind of sadistic titillation.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What distinguishes The Dilemma in this genre is its resounding unfunnyness, its emotional dishonesty, and the general unlikability of its cast of characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A slasher spoof of sorts, except that unlike the "Scream" pics, scant effort seems to have gone into the spoofing aspect of the story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Another high school vixen movie, this one with a potty mouth (the vixen) and pretensions of social commentary (the movie), Pretty Persuasion brings to mind a number of other titles, all better.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unfortunate collision of earnest coming-of-age cliches and off-key acting, Evergreen almost, and certainly unintentionally, presents itself as parody.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    If the moral of Click is a stop-and-smell-the-roses bromide about how family comes first, the real message of this sappy, potty-mouthed seriocomedy is that a steady diet of Drakes and Hostesses will do you no good.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Completely unappealing people.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Entertainingly goofy for about 30 minutes. And then, for the next two hours-plus, it's agony.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The Wolfman feels like a film reedited and reworked so many times it has lost all narrative rhythm and suspense.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This tale of a white mother's kid gone missing in a black New Jersey neighborhood - and the tensions and news media attention that ensue - is pretty much pure jive.