For 1,808 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 3% 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 Food, Inc.
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,808 movie reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If Taking Lives starts off with a modicum of wit and creepy-crawly scares, it winds up somewhere else altogether: in the cliche-strewn land of preposterous red herrings.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Let sleeping bros lie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The real Radio, and the real coach -- seen together in the movie's feel-good epilogue -- deserve better.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Yes, bestiality in a PG-13 movie. It's the end of life as we know it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It works here and there. And then it doesn't.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Men, Women & Children isn't a cartoon. It wants to be real, terribly. Instead, it's just terrible.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    An alarmingly charmless attempt to evoke the elegant romance and jaunty, jet-setting intrigue of the aforementioned titles, The Tourist is notable for the total absence of movie-star heat that movie stars are paid unseemly sums to radiate.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Ultimately, Evan Almighty is too sappy, too sanctimonious.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Until Seven Days in Utopia sucker punches you with a surfeit of faith-based platitudes, its upbeat brand of golf mysticism isn't altogether unappealing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In essence, a wild soap opera disguised as a political allegory, it's a movie, with its over-the-map performances, that is worth catching only for the inadvertent laugh or two.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Fails to provide one essential ingredient: suspense.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A squirmy mix of therapy-session slogans, pop psychobabble, and lots of crying, yelling and pouting on the part of its two stars, who appear in various alarming hairpieces.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Despite some jaunty performances and its pretty Cotswolds locale, the film, in the end, is hardly a pleasure at all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The script appears to have been designed, created and produced entirely in 1-D: a mishmash of kidcentric antics, follow-your-dream cliches, and innocuously icky humor.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Lady in the Water boasts an eclectic cast - almost entirely squandered.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Death Sentence's message - that vengeance is ultimately futile, spinning out a vicious circle of rage and hate - may be commendable, but there's nothing noteworthy about the way Wan, Bacon and their troops go about delivering it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Reality aside, The Watch is harmless enough - and even occasionally humorous, in a riffy, sketch-comedy kind of way.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    With clunky dialogue...I Am Number Four puts the burden on its special effects (passable) and the chemistry between Pettyfer and Agron.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Level of humor: subteen.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The movie's main purpose seems to be to make audiences squirm uncomfortably. Yelp and shriek in armchair-clawing glee? Not likely.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Stiff but handsome film, there's little sense of the conflict and complexities that drove Alma Mahler.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In truth, the only hazardous material to be found in Diana - the title role assumed bravely, if mistakenly, by Naomi Watts - is the screenplay.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What Hannibal Rising is, mostly, is a hoot.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Bleak and painfully earnest.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A mildly scary, totally meaningless excursion into the realms of psychological horror and alien-abduction conspiracies.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Filled with close-ups of Jesus and his apostles (all the better to hide the absence of elaborate period sets), mixing quotes from the Scripture with flat exposition, this low-budget affair is earnest and, alas, more than a little bit cartoonish.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    "Kill Bill" without irony, and without Quentin Tarantino's flair for cool dialogue and chop-socky action (and without Uma Thurman, for that matter), Elektra is a pretty-looking, pretty dull adaptation of the Marvel Comic about a dishy, deadly assassin.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A by-the-numbers extravanganza that journeys from London to Venice to Siberia to Cambodia without ever really going anywhere.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If that sounds a lot like Rushmore, it is, except that the heart has been sucked out of the thing -- replaced by glib chatter, gratuitous Baudelaire references, and distracting product placement.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Sandler, shambling and smirky, delivers another of those one-take performances of his - likable and lazy, forever on the verge of cracking himself up.

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