For 1,948 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 9.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1948 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    One of the great war movies - or antiwar movies - of all time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's a loneliness at the heart of this world, and Ghost World, that's really touching -- and a bit scary, too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Whiplash is writer/director Damien Chazelle's hyperventilated nightmare about artistic struggle, artistic ambition. It's as much a horror movie as it is a keenly realized indie about jazz, about art, about what it takes to claim greatness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A profoundly unnerving historical document.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Sustaining illusion with marvelous grace is, in a nutshell, exactly what Anderson is all about.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Blue Is the Warmest Color explores a life with a depth and force that would be scary - if it weren't so scarily good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    And Bridges? What's there to say about a man who makes it look so easy, and who - in one breathless, pivotal scene - runs through a range of emotion like a wild pony running across the land. Genius, any way you look at it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's aimed at adults as much as children, with jokes that work on multiple levels, and contraptions.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Singular and stunning.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Toy Story 2, like its forebear, will stand the test of time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With its improvisatory score (drummer Antonio Sanchez provides a hustling backbeat throughout), its seamless shots, its leaps into the surreal, and then back again into the excruciating, embarrassing real, Birdman ascends to the greatest of heights.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a quietly powerful work, pulsing with gentle humor and a gripping sense of imminent calamity and dread.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    In his own profound and ingenious way, Panh has brought the pictures and the thoughts together again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A frightening portrait of corruption, cynicism, intimidation, greed and violence, Gomorrah is tough stuff.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Disarming, alarming, and more than a little impressive, Shults' movie was shot in his mother's Texas home, and the thing plays like a cross between Eugene O'Neill and a slasher pic. (It's cut like one; the soundtrack makes you feel jumpy like one.)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The dialogue and action in One False Move seems instinctive and unforced. There isn't an iota of caricature, there isn't an affectation of "style," there isn't a false note sounded.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny, passionate, full of compassion for its just-pubescent protagonists, We Are the Best! is a total charmer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An honest and personal and unblurred examination (even through that druggy blur) of a tricky voyage into womanhood.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    There is incredible tension in this ordeal, this effort to survive, to find rescue, and Redford - an icon of the American film experience for more than half a century now - makes that tension deeply palpable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Riley's film brings the American icon's career back into sharp focus.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Moreno, with her wide, watchful eyes, owns the camera - and the film. Her performance is perfectly natural and profoundly moving. Maria Full of Grace is a remarkable picture, full of suspense and discovery.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's the powerful emotional punch their films deliver - and this one is no exception - that elevate the game, that make them so satisfying, so worthwhile. The Kid With a Bike grabs at the heart.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Caouette's fractured history is imbued with heart-crushing sincerity.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Funny, furious, and full of front-office drama.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    What's up in The Duke of Burgundy is a straight-faced homage to 1970s European erotica, full of soft-focus nudity and soft-core kink.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Wonderfully evocative, funny, sad, complex, and essential passages from a man's childhood and adolescence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    One of the things that distinguishes Love & Friendship from the multitude of Austen adaptations - the worthy and the less so - is its heroine. Lady Susan Vernon, a widow of devilish charms, is as frank and fearless a character as Austen ever imagined.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    It's a cinematic feat, an art lover's dream, but as a moviegoing experience, Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark is something of a letdown.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Never mind a few misguided casting choices; Lincoln is exceptionally good, elevated by a preternatural star turn, and by the energy and invention its director displays in telling a story that doesn't rely on action and special effects.

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