For 1,685 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Topsy-Turvy
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,685 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Loaded with Hitchcockian hugger-mugger, this is a genre Polanski clearly revels in.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The lack of any readily identifiable star - no Cage, no McConaughey - makes Blue Ruin feel even more authentic, more rooted in this frightening world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A Single Man is like a big coffee table book on grief, loneliness, and loss - and mid-20th-century home design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    For all the film's gritty verisimilitude, The Messenger is not the great Iraq War movie that Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The footage is spectacular, the colors electric, the life aquatic trippier than anything you'll see in even the most wildly imaginative animated fare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This story of two very old souls who suck on O negative Popsicles is, in many ways, more about the life-sustaining force of music than any hankering for blood.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Forceful, heart-wrenching stuff.