For 1,888 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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1888 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Never mind the facts. True Story, slick and shaky, doesn't know where the truth lies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Relying on improv-y riffing and watch-them-coming-from-down-the-block-and-around-the-corner sight gags, The Campaign is intermittently amusing, but more often just interminable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The Island could be read as a metaphor for societal ills (commercialization, conformity, pharmaceutical overkill) if it weren't so shamelessly dumb. And dumb it is.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Flat and predictable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's nothing hip or ironic about Poseidon, which makes Russell and Lucas the perfect leading men.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    How bad is Prince of Persia? Whether or not director Mike Newell is to blame, the action sequences lack verve and scope.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The trouble with Alfie - apart from the film's existence, and the wrongheaded idea of remaking a minor classic - is that not a soul is likable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's not a believable character, nor line of convincing dialogue to be found.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Eva Longoria brings a crisp swagger and fluent Spanish to her role.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It isn't frightening. Sometimes, in fact, it's laughable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Utterly charmless - there's not even a glimmer.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Eisenberg (who starred in director Fleischer's far better Zombieland) does his usual Eisenbergian thing, more slacker and less hacker, but still hitting the same notes. And Ansari squawks and yelps, like a parrot with a grudge.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Fairy-tale-like musing on true love in cynical times.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Directed in moody, downbeat tones by Daniel Barnz, Cake doesn't know when to stop piling on the angst.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Virtually every set-up and set-piece in this extravagantly tedious adventure is misleading, or worse, irrelevant.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A TV-movie-ish love story laden with heavy-handed metaphor... The Theory of Flight is feeble stuff.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's simplistic and reactionary and designed to get hearts pumping but not minds thinking.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Chicken Little is entirely lacking in anything "Disneyesque."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Has the disjointed feel of a bunch of strung-together TV episodes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
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    Less a movie than a collection of pretty cool action set-pieces, linked together with some seriously awful acting and dialogue that even Dr. Evil couldn't deliver with a straight face.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What are you going to do when your lead actress offers a performance that's as unlikable as the woman she's portraying? Maybe it's the script (flimsy, formulaic), or filmmaker Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's conspicuous direction, but Tammy Blanchard's Nina, a waitress with a dour disposition and an unwanted pregnancy, pretty much sucks the life out of this well-meaning melodrama.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film's intimations of bisexual romance have a certain innate drama that no amount of bad acting or cornball rugby matches can completely erase.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There are, to be sure, some impressive special effects here, and whoever Warner Bros. hires to make the new Superman movie should take notes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Dull plod.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If illuminating dawns and dusks had basked Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper in a rosy glow, the mopey cuteness of Restless would have been too much to bear.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shot like a Disney period piece (prettily, with spiffy props, shiny vintage vehicles, and costumes just back from the cleaners), Flyboys introduces its squadron the old-fashioned way: with character-establishing setups.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A strange mix of showbiz whodunit and soft-core eroticism, with a couple of fine actors - Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth - wandering around stunned and stoned-looking, as if someone slipped them a mickey.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A knuckleheaded period piece.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.

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