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 The Passenger (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,660 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This beautifully taut and terrifying thriller is faithful to its source in just about every way that matters.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Limitless rocks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Weirdly funny, inspiring film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A meditation on mortality, on loneliness, on the way technology and narcissism have intersected to create a fascinating monster, The Future is all of this and more. What Frank Capra would have made of it, who knows? But he would have liked its star.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Melancholia is a remarkable mood piece with visuals to die for (excuse the pun), and a performance from Dunst that runs the color spectrum of emotions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    That this purposefully twisting exercise takes place amid the sun-burnished cypresses and towns of Tuscany - where ancient statuary is as commonplace as pasta and wine - only makes this playfully enigmatic meditation the more pleasing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brian Cox is especially good, and slippery, as Menenius, a Roman senator.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The beautiful misery of The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Davies' crushing adaptation of Terence Rattigan's 1952 play - is almost too much.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is an indie film with big stars - but also an indie films with big ideas about bringing real people to life.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Reverberates with the power and passion of Greek tragedy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Chuan's unsettlingly beautiful black-and-white, wide-screen account of those nightmare six weeks, re-creates that horror in ways that are at once allusive and lucid, mixing cinematic impressionism with documentary-like detail.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    And how can you not reflect about time, and change, and physical and spiritual being, when confronted with such a stunning visual record of human existence?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Ted
    Ted is really a rather sweet examination of loyalty, friendship, and love. Wahlberg and Kunis are charming together (though not exactly in a Cary Grant / Audrey Hepburn kind of way), and both manage to play this thing - at least the challenges-of-a-serious-relationship part of this thing - straight.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's nothing mean-spirited, or judgmental, about the way Morris goes about his business - he must have been kicking himself with glee as one bizarre strand of the story unravels to reveal the next.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The dialogue is smart, screwball, sublime.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Exhilarating and, ultimately, filled with a sense of existential dread.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Last Mountain, more than anything, asks us to consider where our energy comes from, and how we can bring about changes that benefit all of us and the planet we live on.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Like some murderous version of "Working Girl," the ruthless exec and the seemingly naive underling go at one another - turning the film, at a pivotal moment, into a satisfying whodunit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Late in Looper, when a highly telekinetic kid starts levitating things, it really does look like Christopher Nolan had wandered onto the set and taken over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Exhilarating and tragic.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A breakneck French thriller, Point Blank is so ridiculously successful at keeping its momentum going - and keeping the audience tense with suspense - that it's likely to leave you with your heart pounding, gasping for breath.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Think "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," but then think fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The action is exhilarating, the visual effects spectacular - and spectacularly realized.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's small. It's real. And it's deeply moving.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A must-see for Pearl Jam fans - and for folks keen on gleaning insights into the pressures that come with megastardom.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    At once a deeply personal film and an important historical document, The Man Nobody Knew leaves us with an incomplete portrait of a man. Did Colby have a moral core? Did he know what was truth, and what was a lie? Did he sanction assassination plots? Did he love his family? Was he even capable of love?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Argo's white-knuckle nail-biter of a climax takes liberties with how events played out in real life. But while Affleck and screenwriter Chris Terrio have opted to go Hollywood, it's high-class Hollywood, not the low-rent and exploitative route that the make-believe movie at the heart of this tale would have taken.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Into the Abyss is a true-crime drama, to be sure, but in Herzog's hands it becomes something much more: an inquiry into fundamental moral, philosophical, and religious issues, and an examination of humankind's capacity for violence - individual and institutional.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Valérie Donzelli's Declaration of War deals with issues that may scare audiences away. Don't let it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    While The Forgiveness of Blood lacks the narrative momentum of director Joshua Marston's previous film, "Maria Full of Grace" - it is nonetheless fascinating.