For 1,719 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 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Circle
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,719 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Despite all its roiling melodrama, Head-On has its moments of sharply observed humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This beautiful, unfolding film is an antidote to the high-velocity, maximum-volume world most of us find ourselves immersed in, offering a glimpse into a rigorously spiritual alternative. Its calmness, its reflection, is full of allure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The scene when she's (Blanchette) babysitting Ginger's boys and takes them to a diner - and confides about her electric shock treatments ("Edison's medicine"), her breakdowns, about the side effects of Prozac and Lithium . . .. it's genius.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Goes somewhere the first "Hellboy" never ventured: into the Realms of Tedium.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Betrayal is at the heart of this story, but also dreams of liberty and a life where all people are treated with respect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It shows how the energy, and innocence, of children can be found - and fostered - in even the bleakest spots on earth.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's quite a celebration.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With its feverish, percussive soundtrack and bravura cinematography, is like a bolt from the blue, chock-full of unexpected delight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A deadpan delight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Pray the Devil Back to Hell is at once inspiring and horrific.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A deeply creepy and mysterious noir.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Quiet, watchful, out for himself, Sorowitsch is a complicated figure - neither hero nor villain, and certainly no fool. The Austrian actor Markovics is riveting in the role; he is wiry, anticipatory, his eyes darting with intelligence and worry.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If you just give yourself over to Nolan's sweeping, symphonic Cowled Crusader saga, The Dark Knight Rises is, well, a blast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Creepy and compelling and beautifully shot, The Devil's Backbone is a tale of the supernatural that feels completely natural. Its realness is what makes it so scary.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The dialogue is smart, screwball, sublime.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Slower and talkier than the five Potters that came before - but not necessarily in a bad way - Half-Blood Prince is a bubbling cauldron of hormonal angst, rife with romance and heartbreak, jealousy and longing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The plain, reportorial style of Lost Boys -- which simply records its subjects in various settings and situations -- results in a film that doesn't preach, doesn't politicize.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A bruising, dark comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's the stuff of soap opera, infused with a nonchalant, David Lynch-like surrealism and a nutball Canadian humor. Beer - because of the baroness, and because this is Canada - flows freely.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Even with a voice-over narration, and conversations with her dog, Robyn's nomadic quest is full of grand silences, all the better to take in the sky, the rocks, the world spinning underfoot. Wasikowska plays this wordless wanderer just right. That is, she makes her real.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Tavernier pulls all this off with elegance and style; his battle scenes are tough and bloody, his ch√Ęteaus grand.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's not a very good title, Waste Land - this isn't a bleak film, at all - but just about everything else in Lucy Walker's documentary works, and illuminates.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Nat King Cole croons a Christmas chestnut, an opera wafts into the ether, Latin jazz sways. It's all terribly atmospheric, and if you're in the mood for atmosphere, 2046 delivers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A beautiful eyeful of puckish whimsy and dark-humored mystery, Hukkle (it means hiccup in Hungarian) is a little gem in which nature and humankind commingle, where coincidence and causality collide in a chain of odd, even murderous, events.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Bale is extraordinary, grinning like a kid, displaying wily intelligence, sinewy resolve and spirit - and a bit of craziness, too.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Offers dazzling cinematic family fun, and a mad medley of tunes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    David Gelb's thoughtful and wonderful documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, explores the dedication of this humble, bespectacled man, and the Zen-like focus he has for his work - or, as many would claim, for his art.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bier knows what she's doing, and the performances are expert and affecting. But this meditation on love -- and love's bad timing -- is also improbably accommodating to its characters' respective longings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The real drama -- and poetry -- in 8 Mile are in those fiery face-offs, the hip-hop battles, as Jimmy rat-tat-tats his rap in deft flashes of spontaneous combustion.