For 1,953 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 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Constant Gardener
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1953 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What Hannibal Rising is, mostly, is a hoot.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    You'd think a movie about transplanting human consciousness would be smarter than this.
    • 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
    Director Robert Schwentke and his writing team do their best to move things along. Actually, who knows if it's their best? Maybe they're suffering from Divergent fatigue along with the rest of us.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Manages to rocket along at full speed. At the same time, however, the movie feels as if it's not going anywhere at all.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hemsworth, who is Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games" and the brother of the Hemsworth who stars as "Thor", has maybe one arrow in his acting quiver - he can look engaged.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Not exactly a hundred million dollars' worth of classic comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A dark, shaky, standard-issue superhero picture.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The movie bogs down in tiresome good guys vs. bad guys action cliches.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Most of it plays like Jackass.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Has a low-key tone that works in its favor for a time.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes - physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It has its moments of swaggering camaraderie, but more often just feels generic, derivative and done to death.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Premonition is an odd little thing, with a protagonist in a protracted fugue state and a plot that doesn't know whether its coming or going. Or maybe it does.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Travolta, a bit portly (or is it starboardly?), phones in his performance from his place in Maine; Vaughn is ice-cool but not especially convincing; the kid is OK, and Polo is a blank.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In the future, in the past, at all points along the space-time continuum, the Theory of the Teenage Male Mind throws everything out of whack.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's nothing if not predictable.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Seyfried holds the camera's attention, playing this storybook business pretty much straight, although David Leslie Johnson's script puts the actress sorely to the test.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Some projects are just too misguided for the star to mug and shrug his way out of. Consider Rock the Kasbah at the top, or the bottom, of that list.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A handsome Holocaust melodrama hobbled by a transparent and cartoonish script.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Obama, it is implied, is deliberately making America more vulnerable to attack from Muslim extremists. No mention is made of the fact that it was under Obama's watch that Osama bin Laden was killed.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For all its mayhem, for all the smashing windows and kabooming fireballs, the grenade launchers and giant helicopters, A Good Day to Die Hard not only fails to top its predecessors, it also forgets the basic Die Hard rules.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Isn't as jaw-droppingly awful as its trailers suggest.

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