For 1,660 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 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,660 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    At turns funny, sweet, sad, trenchant and telling. It's a gem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's strong stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's great to see an American filmmaker - and a successful one at that - willing to simply train his cameras on the actors and let them, and their characters, come to life.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Without doubt one of the scariest, creepiest, gut-churningly unsettling pictures to come along in ages.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's action opera, sword-and-sorcery song-and-dance, and it's a heart-pumping, jaw-dropping thrill. OK, so I kind of like the thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    This heartbreaking film, with its rich performances and simple eloquence, lays claim to greatness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Fulfills the promise of its title: It's transporting, it's magical.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's a quietly powerful work, pulsing with gentle humor and a gripping sense of imminent calamity and dread.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With no-nonsense narration by Peter Coyote and a soundtrack that's at once apt, ironic and really, really good, The Smartest Guys in the Room is anything but a dry dissection of a major Wall Street debacle.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Kings and Queen, full of passion and humor, madness and grief, is close to a masterpiece. It's like life: messy, impossible, elating, unavoidable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A mischievously inventive, surreal entertainment, one that celebrates not only Whipple Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and Nutty Crunch Surprise but Busby Berkeley, Stanley Kubrick, the Beatles, and the outer-space acting choices of one Johnny Depp - not to mention those bushy-tailed rodents in all their bustling splendor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Simply the best adaptation of any John le Carré thriller to make it to the screen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A visually dazzling mood piece.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    The Conformist has a decadent visual beauty about it that's breathtaking. But as striking as Bertolucci's classic looks, there's even more powerful stuff in the storytelling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wily, sad, funny, and full of life.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Whether it's simply the change of locale, or a change in Allen's psyche, something is up in Match Point. With a dark view of humankind, and of the vagaries of chance - bad luck, good luck, dumb luck - the filmmaker has crafted a wicked, winning gem.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Like Hitchcock, only creepier, Haneke slowly cranks up the suspense.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's impossible to imagine anyone, right-leaning or left, coming away from this hugely important documentary unshaken by its representation of the United States and its military establishment.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A quiet, loopy gem, Duck Season is a goofball celebration of old friends, new beginnings, adolescent freedom, and baked goods laced with a little something extra.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's Greengrass' way of asking a question that looms large in these post-9/11 days: Are we all praying to the same God, or is one man's God better than another, and one man's God vastly more terrifying?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    One of the great war movies - or antiwar movies - of all time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A dazzling costume epic, a spectacle for the eyes and for the soul.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    For Piaf fans, La Vie en Rose is a must-see. For fans yet-to-be, Dahan and Cotillard's film is an opportunity rich with discovery.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Unstoppable fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Quite simply, a revelation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A wicked deconstruction of a dysfunctional clan: brothers at each other's throats; a father whose legacy is anger and betrayal; an unfaithful wife; a history of deceit. It's a horror show of hatred and festering psychic wounds.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Beautifully observed, and beautifully acted by the novice thespian Polanco (culled from a New York City public school), Chop Shop is at once a heartbreaker and a story of hope and the American Dream.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A tale of horror, heroism, unimaginable physical challenges, and, yes, cannibalism, Stranded offers the kind of real-life drama that can't help but bring up notions of God, fate, and nature's imposing will.