For 1,953 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 8.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Youth
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1953 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Tully is at turns heartbreaking and heart-stirring. And it's from the heartland, so I guess that makes perfect sense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Ann Savage, the femme fatale from a slew of old Hollywood noirs, is savagely funny as Maddin's beauty-parlor proprietress mom.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Flight is neither a simple story of heroism, nor one of a fallen hero. Things are more complex than that - and it is its complexities that make the film all the more rewarding an experience.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Forceful, heart-wrenching stuff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Like "Hope and Glory," Boorman's Queen and Country finds exhilarating comedy in places usually reserved for drama, violence, loss.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A heartbreaking film that speaks to the lifelong aftershocks of war, and to the powerful bonds of family and of love.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kids for Cash is no-nonsense, no-stone-unturned filmmaking.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The polar opposite of the J.K. Simmons character in "Whiplash."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Brothers is about how people change, how they can rise to an occasion, or sink to one. It's a tale of love and allegiance, of truth and the cruelties that men can bring to bear on one another.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    To say this bone-chilling, gut-turning feature is "The Crying Game"-meets-"In Cold Blood." But this is a film - writer/director Peirce's first - that matches those pictures in power, in surprise, and in unnerving drama.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A dour-faced but sublime comedy about the kindness of strangers -- and about the strangeness of people who find themselves in oddball moments of grace.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It is a yarn. But it's so full of passion, poetry, and humor that it becomes, for the time, quite real.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The heart of the matter - and the viscera - is the action, and one man's determination to survive. Apocalypto is primal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Gloria, spare and keenly observed, plays like a short story - there is no sweeping narrative arc, no momentous triumph or calamity. But there is a bit of justice meted out, and the act of its meting brings a slow, small smile to Gloria's face.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A mordantly funny, clear-eyed view of an extended family's mounting dysfunction in a changing society.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny, passionate, full of compassion for its just-pubescent protagonists, We Are the Best! is a total charmer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A frightening portrait of corruption, cynicism, intimidation, greed and violence, Gomorrah is tough stuff.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A heart-grabbing, awe-inspiring work that needs no embellishment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Using a screenplay polished and honed by the Coen Brothers, Spielberg dips into John le Carré territory (you can't help but think of The Spy Who Came in From the Cold when Donovan looks onto the newly erected Berlin Wall, in the searchlights, in the snow).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Watts is extraordinary - she manages both the physical and emotional demands of the role, with soul-deep conviction.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny, fear-inducing, with periods of voyeuristic gore and an undercurrent of anxiety and dread, Let the Right One In is up there with the bloodsucking classics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Supermensch is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tales.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A masterfully creepy and beautifully turned variation on the teen horror formula.

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