For 1,769 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 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 Red Army
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,769 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Smart, funny, and gross (often at the same time).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    There is a lot of shield-your-eyes ickiness in District 9, a lot of violence and gore. What there is not a lot of, however, is humanity - even in the film's depiction of the inhumanity humans are capable of.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It is, without doubt, a transcendent endeavor, from its exhilaratingly smart screenplay - director David O. Russell's adaptation of the novel by former South Jersey teacher Matthew Quick - to the unexpected and moving turns of its two leads.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wendy and Lucy is modest, minimalist. But it nonetheless reverberates like a sonic boom.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's not a pretty picture. But Food, Inc. is an essential one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Tony Takitani, fablelike and beautiful, requires a certain amount of patience, but its small, peculiar charms work their way into your soul.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Melancholia is a remarkable mood piece with visuals to die for (excuse the pun), and a performance from Dunst that runs the color spectrum of emotions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Queen of Versailles combines the voyeuristic thrills of reality TV with the soul-revealing artistry of great portraiture and the head-shaking revelations of solid investigative reporting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A loving, dopey documentary about the bird man of a place with a view of Alcatraz.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Saraband, flat and static both visually and thematically, doesn't begin to approximate the austere beauty of the director's art-house classics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    True Grit is probably the least ironic picture in the Coen Brothers' worthy canon, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of their signature oddities, that it doesn't take a few dark, strange turns.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kore-eda, deploying a Western pop score by the Japanese indie-rock band Quruli, just lets these kids be kids.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    OK, first off, anyone who shares his or her life with a dog, or has done so in the past, go see My Dog Tulip.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There are no good guys in Miss Bala, just bad guys of different stripes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Simpsons Movie is finally here. And guess what? It's funny. But not that funny.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A heartbreaking story of true love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    If that sounds highbrow and pretentious, it's not. The neat trick of Tristram Shandy is that the whole thing comes off as a lark.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The story of Donald Crowhurst is not one of remarkable courage or remarkable endurance. But it is remarkable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    On a deeper level, the Dardennes' film offers a portrait of a fragile yet determined woman set on making a home for herself in the world, even as that world unravels before her eyes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Terrifically satisfying film.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Frost/Nixon is not the epic gladiatorial face-off, the ricocheting verbal shoot-out that writer Morgan and filmmaker Howard imagined.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Quiet, finely etched and beautifully acted by Dina Korzun and the wise-beyond-his-years Artiom Strelnikov.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Taut entertainment that juggles brainy ideas about perception, predetermination and free will - and drops things in a messy third act where the vintage noir gets bathed in a bit too much Spielbergian glow.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Exhilarating and tragic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Based on reports of a real 2005 incident, it is a film that asks its viewer to consider the nature of good and evil, love and trust - and trust that turns into something like blind faith.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Sweet-natured but overdone, over-long film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    British screen stalwarts Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton appear as locals - he twitchy and reticent, she chatty and full of cheer, both with their hearts in the right place.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With its knowing take on men, messed-up romance and music, is like one long, hook-filled pop song for the eyes.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brian Cox is especially good, and slippery, as Menenius, a Roman senator.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Gritty, suspenseful and almost poetic in its depiction of an unforgiving town, A Most Violent Year is just shy of being great.

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