For 1,691 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Travelers and Magicians
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,691 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Simply the best adaptation of any John le Carré thriller to make it to the screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A baseball movie, a stranger-in-a-strange-land movie, a movie about real people facing real challenges in the real world, Sugar is all that and more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Gripping, powerful, heart-breaking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's one of the great have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too performances of the year.
    • 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
    Hunger is daunting and powerful work.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the end, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban offers what neither of its predecessors, for all their wand-waving and witch-brooms, had: real magic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Has the arc of a Shakespearean tragedy, and all the essential components therein: loyalty and betrayal, conspiracy and delusion, self-destruction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Spectacular Now feels genuine in almost every respect, from the unflashy cinematography and the sparingly deployed music cues to the natural, unhurried performances of its two stars. They will get to you, truly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny, fear-inducing, with periods of voyeuristic gore and an undercurrent of anxiety and dread, Let the Right One In is up there with the bloodsucking classics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    That this purposefully twisting exercise takes place amid the sun-burnished cypresses and towns of Tuscany - where ancient statuary is as commonplace as pasta and wine - only makes this playfully enigmatic meditation the more pleasing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    So disturbing, on so many levels.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Marley celebrates the fact that its subject is still among us in the way that perhaps matters most: His music not only survives, it thrives.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Unlike "Caché" and "Code: Unknown," where Haneke's investigations into societal and spiritual despair resonated with poetic force, The White Ribbon doesn't resonate at all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Exhilarating, alternately funny and horrific film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is the kind of unusual but involving picture that's ripe for a Hollywood remake - but while you're waiting for the Sandra Bullock-Ethan Hawke edition (it's a good post-movie game: coming up with your own casting ideas), Read My Lips is well worth checking out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Terrific filmmaking, but it's hard to leave Moodysson's picture without feeling much of anything except hopelessness. Utterly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A smart, sensuous and sensory mind trip that caroms around a universe of thought.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A tale of horror, heroism, unimaginable physical challenges, and, yes, cannibalism, Stranded offers the kind of real-life drama that can't help but bring up notions of God, fate, and nature's imposing will.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Cronenberg's movie is eerily compelling and darkly humorous. And chilling - to the bone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a lush, lovely dreamscape of a movie, steeped in familiar vernacular (film noir), yet capable of shooting off in totally unfamiliar, surreal directions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A pitch-perfect portrait of a man full of inspiration and ambition - and full of himself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Wadjda is a movie about freedom - and nothing represents freedom with the metaphoric simplicity and symmetry of a bicycle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Although The Secret in Their Eyes has neither the power, the artistry, nor the electric energy of its fellow Oscar nominee, France's "A Prophet," the Argentine film nonetheless engages with style, suspense, and seriousness of intent. Criminal intent and otherwise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    There's a loose, vérité vibe here, and times when both Williams and Gosling root down deep to deliver something resonant and true. But this modern-day kitchen sink drama is ultimately too painful, too labored, to care much about at all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Gorgeous work, and its imagery and themes dovetail perfectly: a story about creating art, artfully created.
    • 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.