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 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Hidden
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,719 movie reviews
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    Compared to "Ray," which takes Ray Charles' unique life story and manages to make it feel like a cliche, Kinsey is total sophistication and nuance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    When Dizdar hits, he hits big.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Not just a great sports movie, Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 captures a pivotal moment in recent history.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is a picture of quiet observation, contained emotion, the hush before the cathartic scream.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the film, the music, beginning with a muted a cappella ballad, is from Eastwood himself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Fighter is funny, ferocious, sad, sweet, pulpy, and violent. Sometimes, all in the same minute.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's strong stuff.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    At a certain point in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, you expect Caesar to say, "Et tu, Koba?" Maybe a bit obvious, but it would have shown some wit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A squirmingly strange and brutal study of sexual power, masochism and mother-daughter madness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a heartbreaker of a coming-of-age tale, even if there's a string of exsanguinated corpses to be accounted for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wild and woolly, the movie is a breathtaking head trip that hails from a long tradition of backstage melodramas: "42nd Street," "A Star Is Born," "All About Eve," and, yes, that kitschy '90s relic, "Showgirls."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The first date that James Gandolfini and Julia Louis-Dreyfus embark on in Enough Said - has to be one of the great getting-to-know-you encounters in movie history.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Control doesn't claim to know the reasons Curtis killed himself. The act of suicide poses the question why, but rarely answers it, leaving the living to wonder, and to grieve. And there's certainly grief to be had in Control, but also joy. Really.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A "small" movie. But in its keenly observed examination of strangers who become intimates - and of family members who remain, in part, strangers - it has big things to say.