For 1,960 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 8.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Duck Season
Lowest review score: 0 The Mangler
Score distribution:
1960 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Code Black is sobering stuff. The American health system, McGarry's film argues, is broken. But the film is undeniably inspiring, too: Despite everything that is wrong, there are nurses and doctors and technicians determined to do things right.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Career Girls doesn't have the sweep of Secrets & Lies, nor the venom of Naked (which also featured the riveting Cartlidge). But in the small world it keenly describes, the film packs an emotional punch - silly voices and all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The final third of Audiard's drama falls into crime-drama mode. It is tense and violent. But even if it feels true, given Dheepan's history with the Tamil Tigers, it also feels a little beside the point.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Mixes the intimate, indie vibe of "Daytrippers" with the absurdist screwball streak of "Superbad," to winning effect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    With an attention to the telling detail that one finds in a great short story, Kiarostami guides Takanashi and Okuno - and then Kase - through the mischievous and melancholy tale. It is quiet. It is lovely. And it will stay with you for a long time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Lee transforms a generic cops-crooks-and-hostages scenario into a smart, sharp heist movie by the sheer force of his love for, and knowledge of, the city where he lives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    By the end of their arduous journey, Lore and her siblings are changed. But it's the kind of change that will take years, perhaps generations, to understand, to heal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If Edel's Oscar-nominated film drags in its final 40 minutes, it's a function of the director's fidelity to the facts - and the fact that the founding trio (and the film's stars) have become prisoners of the state, confined and confused.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Flight is neither a simple story of heroism, nor one of a fallen hero. Things are more complex than that - and it is its complexities that make the film all the more rewarding an experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The talented Hansen-Love, with clarity and economy, manages to avoid the maudlin.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Hunt offers a powerful, provocative study of mob mentality and the fabric of trust.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A Very Long Engagement is "Cold Mountain" with French people.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Despite Scorsese's efforts to pump up some drama - the director, with his signature glasses and Groucho brows, gets huffy about not receiving a set list - drama is sorely lacking. This is just a concert film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Gripping, sobering, inspiring stuff.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Cartel Land offers a chilling glimpse into a world of violence and vigilantism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's real joy in O'Day's eyes - and larynx - as she bobs and weaves through an amazing songbook.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Zany screwball farce.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's complicated. And it's fascinating.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    How the film plays out, and what happens to the boy and the adults in his company, may prove a revelation, or a disappointment, or something in between. But getting there is thrilling and wondrously strange.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brothers is about how people change, how they can rise to an occasion, or sink to one. It's a tale of love and allegiance, of truth and the cruelties that men can bring to bear on one another.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    It's hard to feel compassion for these Masters of the Universe. I'm not even sure Chandor wants us to, but if he doesn't, then what's the point?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Deschanel does what she does seemingly without effort, managing to convey Summer's mixed-up messed-upness.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although Me and You and Everyone We Know requires patience on the part of the viewer - to get past the faux naivete of its grown-up characters, to get past its deadpan arty tone - Miranda July's feature debut is worth the time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Scott and Davis bring heart-rending sadness and telling detail to their roles, and imbue Secret Lives with something real and true.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Revenant is exhilarating cinema.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A small, beautiful film exploding with big ideas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There's a melancholy sweetness here, a gentle humor that speaks to the angst and awkwardness of girls turning into women, and the awe of boys watching the transformation from afar.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This gory horror romp is a goofball medley of "Dawn of the Dead," "28 Days Later" . . . , and Monty Python-style severed-limbs/blood-spurting sicko comedy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Safe, disturbing and edgy and grounded by Moore's riveting performance, resonates with uncertainty.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Something about the way the film has been assembled doesn't feel altogether organic.

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