For 1,731 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 10.1 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:
1,731 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Avatar delivers. Combining beyond-state-of-the-art moviemaking with a tried-and-true storyline and a gamer-geek sensibility - not to mention a love angle, an otherworldly bestiary, and an arsenal of 22d-century weaponry - the movie quite simply rocks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    At once noble and naive, earnest and a tad obnoxious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    What's less clear, and more maddening, is how several generations of Ecuadorans have been left to live on toxic land, their health and livelihoods compromised, while lawyers file motions and counter-motions and blame is passed around.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Suffers from several goofily tacky animated reenactments and a music score that unnecessarily underlines the significance of key events, but for those who lived through the turmoil of Vietnam, and for the generations that have come since, the film is an important document in its own right.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Although its tone is generally genial and jovial, Good Hair touches on some tricky issues, at times complicitly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is magnificent filmmaking, and a magnificent film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Splendid, smile-inducing fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This cunning and provocative Romanian film requires patience, but its rewards are many: It's hard to imagine how a scene in which a police captain barks an order to bring him a dictionary can be loaded with suspense, but, really, it is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's oppressive and claustrophobic, confused and scary in there. But it's also compellingly real.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Presented with an economy and emotional cool that add to, rather than subtract from, its dramatic impact, The Girl on the Train reverberates with a quiet, seductive power.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Rife with nightmarishly violent and horrific behavior. It's intense, graphic, frightening.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Greenberg, with Stiller's sad and self-mocking portrait at its core, is well worth getting to know.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A gorgeous operatic tale of obsession and madness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kick-Ass has punk energy, ace action moves, and a winning sense of absurdist fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a devilishly twisted affair.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's whimsy and raunchy humor here, but also an underlying sense of darkness and despair.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's been a long time since a film has conveyed a culture, and a sense of place, with such telling precision. At the same time, Winter's Bone thrums with suspense.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The talented Hansen-Love, with clarity and economy, manages to avoid the maudlin.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Like "The Square," the startling Down Under noir released a few months ago, Animal Kingdom explores the down and dirty side of human nature, fraught with greed, suspicion, and betrayal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    As in David Lean's "Brief Encounter," the suspense in Cairo Time comes from what doesn't happen between its pair of "lovers."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A meditation on a life lived in the public eye, I'm Still Here is strange, riveting, and occasionally appalling stuff, any way you look at it.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    From the street corner to the boardroom to the White House, the same paradigms are in play, Brown argues.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Eastwood and Morgan's movie, with its epic natural disasters (and a terrifying, man-made one) is optimistic. Hokey, even. But it's beautiful, too.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Client 9 speaks plenty of truth - about politics, power, human nature - even if you don't buy into the hit-job hypothesis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Fighter is funny, ferocious, sad, sweet, pulpy, and violent. Sometimes, all in the same minute.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A darkly comic, piercing, and occasionally painful study of a young woman's quest for identity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    True Grit is probably the least ironic picture in the Coen Brothers' worthy canon, but that doesn't mean it's devoid of their signature oddities, that it doesn't take a few dark, strange turns.

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