For 1,931 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 9.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Travelers and Magicians
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1931 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A syrupy and extraordinarily ridiculous adaptation.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It is a good hour too long, although it does boast Christopher Walken.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Anderson, who's turned Brit in a number of TV series and films, including "Bleak House" and "The Last King of Scotland," is compelling in her white lab coat and surgical scrubs, and she brings some real tenderness to her tete-a-tetes with Mulder.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures would have been wiser, however, just to have forgotten all about this hyperactive farce.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Lakeview Terrace's pretense at exploring racial intolerance has been exposed for what it really is: a B-movie copout.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Feels like the cinematic equivalent of the BP disaster in the gulf: It's a big-screen oil spill, a needless gushing of macho bluster and wild set pieces, and a waste of millions and millions of dollars.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Around the Bend doesn't inspire one to care.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    This glum and grandiose new King Arthur has little to do with the Camelot monarch we've come to know through books and film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Satire should be knife-sharp and whip-smart, and The Nanny Diaries never is.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film never gives you a real sense of what drove Darin on, fighting a heart ailment (from childhood rheumatic fever) and fighting an industry and press that wanted to pigeonhole him.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's real hypocrisy here. If a movie like Fifty Shades of Grey is supposed to offer a voyeuristic experience - and not a ridiculous experience - have some integrity about your nudity. Despite what the filmmakers may want to believe, there isn't a lot else going on here. Fifty Shades of Grey Matter, not so much.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    McKellen, Hanks and Tautou - and Alfred Molina, as a bishop with an agenda - are no slouches when it comes to emoting, but screenwriter Goldsman's rigorously faithful interpretation of Brown's flatfooted prose stylings is the filmic equivalent of putting big chewy baguettes in the actors' maws.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's a big stuffed turkey of a movie, just in time for the holidays.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shot in Panama, with a cast of local Indians and B-tier Latino and Anglo actors, End of the Spear has neither the marquee heft nor the artistic gravitas of "The New World."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shows glimmers of great drama, but jettisons too much essential cargo (character development, relationships, plot, common sense) in an effort to be lean and clean.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For a while, Firewall whips up the accordant dollops of suspense and dread, but it's not long before the timely issue of identity theft takes a backseat to old-fashioned Hollywood villainy, unnecessary (and nonsensical) red herrings, and STUFF THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Murky and grainy, and showing human beings at their grimmest - thievery, rape, betrayal, murder - Blindness is no barrel of laughs. But it IS a barrel of pretentious metaphorical musings.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Gritty, jumpy and rife with cliches.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The moral of Taken 2? If you're going on a family vacation, be sure that the human-trafficking ring you put out of business in that far more satisfying and suspenseful thriller from a few years ago doesn't know how to find you.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Aimed at teens and tweens, the almost-squeaky-clean Step Up 3-D shamelessly piles on the corn, stacking it so high that it's bound to tilt over and collapse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For its amusing premise, Fanboys is scarily flat.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The playwright, actor, director and drag queen (yes, his bewigged and be wild Madea makes a brief and totally gratuitous appearance in his new film) knows how to give human dimension, and a dimension of humor, to the cliches and stereotypes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hesher has its genuinely affecting scenes, but too much of the time it feels false and shallow.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Secret in Their Eyes is notable for its top-tier cast - Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are the leads - and for its utter lack of credulity and good sense.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The trailers already have given away the "surprise" cameos in The Expendables, so try not to blink when Stallone goes into a church (shades of John Woo) to meet his mystery boss, played by a bald-pated, trademark smirking Bruce Willis.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's nothing Disneyesque about this bomb except the forced levity of its musical score.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What this arid and arty exercise offers is the opportunity for a bunch of actors, many of them tethered to TV series, to deliver theatrical monologues pulsing with misogyny and narcissism. It's like second-rate Neil Labute.

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