For 1,960 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 8.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Since Otar Left
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1960 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    What If boasts a couple of near-classic comic moments, one involving jalapeno peppers and a precipitous fall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    'As long as there are Muppets," muses a little felt guy named Walter, "there is still hope." And indeed, there is something hopeful about The Muppets - Disney's rollicking reboot of the late Jim Henson's furball franchise.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a scary tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bacon's portrait chills to the bone.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Hip, stylish, funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Core is unabashed Hollywood spectacle, but with a cast of up-from-indie actors that makes the cataclysmic kitsch all the more fun to behold.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A polished piece of advocacy filmmaking, He Named Me Malala begins - and is intercut with - beautiful animated sequences featuring Malala's 19th-century namesake, Malalai of Maiwand, an Afghani Pashtun poet who inspired her countrymen to rally against an onslaught of British troops.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Twilight - directed with savvy humor by Catherine Hardwicke - turns vampirism into a metaphor for teen lust.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Watts gives a deep and Oscar-worthy performance here, displaying the steely composure that made Plame a valued NOC (non-official cover operative).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Even the Rain strikes a deep and resonant chord.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A genre pastiche that's fun to watch, although it's also frustrating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If a movie with suicide as a central theme can be deemed funny, then writer/director Craig Johnson has pulled it off, mixing heartache and humor and giving Wiig, especially, the opportunity to shine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    As it is, most of X2's action is restricted to the Northeast Corridor, with a climactic face-off in the western Rockies, where, in typical blockbuster fashion, everything goes kablooey and ka-bam.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Works the basics with style and intelligence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Loaded with Hitchcockian hugger-mugger, this is a genre Polanski clearly revels in.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Among the slew of recent futuristic hell-in-a-handbasket spectacles, Elysium takes the cake.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This is a smart, spirited spoof that will leave you with a smile on your face - and an appetite for some serious '70s funk to play on the eight-track in your solid gold Cadillac convertible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Doesn't match up against the new millennium martial artistry of "The Matrix," nor do the special effects - but he knows how to establish characters and relationships.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An enjoyably trippy Japanese animated feature.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A comedy about friendship, faith and the acting life, Le Grand Role is unabashedly corny and tear-jerking - and still quite likable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's all head-spinning and lovely - and a little exhausting, too.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    "Lousy times make lousy people," someone opines, and maybe that's the point Romero's trying to drive home.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Although its origin-story machinations get the better of it, Ant-Man isn't a bust.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's not exactly high art, but it's certainly high.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Deeply personal and filled with love, Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear is nonetheless a hard movie to watch - hard to watch comfortably.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Throw in the music -- a wall-to-wall whorl of Eastern modal dirges, thumping rock and Celtic-y skirl -- and you've got a veritable cinematic rhapsody of war.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Jazzy and colorful, full of men and women in swell clothes driving cool cars, The Rum Diary has a bit of a seedily exotic Graham Greene vibe, and Robinson moves things along at a nice, casual clip, even in the film's more overheated moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's the dynamic between the three leads, Rawlins, Sives and Henderson - and the young McKinlay, who's like a miniature Shirley Henderson - that is this oddball and bittersweet story's pulsing heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Marley celebrates the fact that its subject is still among us in the way that perhaps matters most: His music not only survives, it thrives.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    One of the great things about this unpredictable, exhilaratingly goofy fable is how it shows that even the clueless - and the tragically morose - have a shot at redemption.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A conventional biopic made anything but conventional by the magnitude of its subject's life and accomplishments, and by Idris Elba's imposing performance in the title role.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Just misses being great. The dark shaman mysticism doesn't entirely mesh with the earthbound quest across the wild and glorious Southwest. And the ending, with its shoot-outs and sacrifices, has a choppy, unneccessarily complicated feel.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Tunney, brimming with coltish, neurotic energy, holds the screen like a true star. She brings the role, and the movie, to life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    What the three pairs of actors lack in semblance (or resemblance), they make up for to a great extent in their performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The spike-heeled, postfeminist pajama-party sisterhood that is Charlie's Angels is back, and it's serious dress-up time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The momentum Stiller has built up - his character's globe-trotting derring-do, the care and consideration on display in his directing - carries the movie a long way. Falling short of fantastic, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is still a fantasy to enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Warlords, ultimately, tries to speak to the futility of war - but it does so by staging one gargantuan dustup after another.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A goofy combination of screwball farce and Dogma-style verite grit and gloom.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Signs is about God and family, too, but it's also about scaring the bejesus out of you -- and on that level it works like a miracle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Gorgeous work, and its imagery and themes dovetail perfectly: a story about creating art, artfully created.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    For all its faults - and there are many, from shameless compression of events to milk the drama for all it's worth, to the gimmicky miscasting of several commanders-in-chief (Robin Williams as Eisenhower is especially egregious) - The Butler is an inspiring and important summation of the black struggle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The movie isn't as deep as it pretends to be, but it does have several nicely unexpected twists going for it. And it has Williams - memorably creepy, chillingly sad.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There's a xenophobic element to Taken's premise, to be sure - the idea that travel, even to Western Europe, isn't safe for Americans, and that foreigners (Albanians, Arabs) are by nature shifty and sinister.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The film turns into a story of corruption on many levels, and it moves fast, without a scrap of fat in the telling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Moon is a deceptively simple study of alienation, paranoia, and loneliness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Rodriguez manages to work in some nicely cornball messages (family togetherness and forgiveness is good, Stallone doing comedy is bad) and theatergoers get to walk out with their very own way-cool cardboard anaglyphic eyeglasses.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    "March of the Penguins" - phooey! Those smelly little birds are built to survive in the frozen tundra, and nobody's asking them to pull a sled.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A shamelessly fun B-movie with A-movie effects.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Entertainingly creepy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Filmmaker Maria Sole Tognazzi is going for a quiet, thoughtful character study: a modern woman, sure of herself, but still trying to come to terms with her place in the world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A goofy conflation of Coenian elements: the numbskull huggermugger of "The Big Lebowski", the La La Land surrealness of "Barton Fink", the Old Testament overlay of "A Serious Man."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Satisfying and spirited and laced with humor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Boy
    Boy begins with an epigram from E.T.: "You could be happy here . . . . We could grow up together." That's what the film is about - finding happiness, growing up, feeling like a stranger in a strange world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A disconcerting experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Wahlberg does what Wahlberg does, bringing muscular conviction to his troubled, tough-guy role. The city may be broken, but the movie star's formula is working fine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Croupier, immersed in a world of gambling, gamesmanship and crime, is a solid, seductive entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Blitz captures the melancholy, the rage, the wackiness and drama of adolescence, and he gets winning performances out of his young stars.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bloody, bone-chilling fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Succeeds royally at building a sense of apocalyptic dread. It isn't quite so successful at sustaining that mood, and Fessenden resorts to blurry images of totemic spirit forces and stampeding moose specters to get where he's going. And where exactly is that? To a place designed to scare the bejesus out of us planet-pillaging consumers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Although it often feels like a company-bankrolled promo film, A Lego Brickumentary answers all the questions both Lego novices and Lego nerds would want to know.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An epicurean dream where the dishes conjured up by the characters are as essential to the experience as the characters themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An effectively spooky ghost story with Guillermo del Toro's imprimatur (he's executive producer), Mama is every adoptive parent's nightmare: What if the children you bring home start eating moths and toilet paper, and won't come out from under the bed? And when they do, it's only to do something hurtful?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Filmmaker Dabis based Amreeka on her own family's experiences in the rural Midwest during the first Gulf War. Although the drama heads on a predictable course, Faour brings intelligence and humor to her performance and Muallem, as the smart adolescent turned surly and scared, is likewise sharp.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Dark Blue World is "Pearl Harbor" without the product placements, without the Hollywood bombast, and certainly without the $100-million-plus budget.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Belle, with its country manors and its city slums, its snooty nobles and its fiery idealists, its ballroom dances and barroom conspiracies, brings these themes to a dramatic head: romance and race, privilege and justice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    At its best, Edge of Tomorrow plays like a tripwire time-travel thriller. As it progresses, though, the built-in repetition can, and does, grow tedious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Spectacular Now feels genuine in almost every respect, from the unflashy cinematography and the sparingly deployed music cues to the natural, unhurried performances of its two stars. They will get to you, truly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With its polished mix of traditional and computer-generated cartooning, Treasure Planet doesn't exude the same suspense as the Disney original. You could say it's lighter on its feet -- but then there's less gravity in outer space, anyway.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Catfish, made on the cheap with digital video, cell-phone cams, and hidden mikes, raises all sorts of questions - about the imaginary realms that open when you click on your computer screen, about cyber-stalking, but also about journalistic ethics.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Although the story has more than a little Lion King deja vu-doo going for it, Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix) is likable as both a man, and then a bear.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    For the most part, the film stays steady-on, celebrating one man's crusade - and one family's heartbreak.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Maybe it's generational: In a movie about teens, it's the teens who should rule. And they do. With certainty. With laughter. And with tears - buckets and buckets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    They're all dressed up to kill, with no place to go.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Is Final Fantasy decent sci-fi? Yes, more than decent.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Linklater, drawing from his own experiences as a baseball player at Sam Houston State University, looks back with affection, a knowing wink, and maybe the beginnings of an apologetic shrug at the jerk behavior, the locker-room pranks. These guys smell freedom in the air - and maybe some pot smoke, too.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    On the Road is an honorable homage to the bennies-and-booze-and-bebop-driven hegiras undertaken by the fiercely dedicated anti-establishment duo. But in Salles, screenwriter Jose Rivera and company's effort to get the details right, they only get so far. And it's not quite far enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    As for the scary business - it is, indeed, scary, delivered with an intensity that will make you think twice the next time you find yourself driving alone, or opening a closet door when no one else happens to be around.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Damon, starring in his first full-fledged action pic, brings a determined bearing and believability to the proceedings.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This movie will shake your windows and rattle your walls.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the end, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban offers what neither of its predecessors, for all their wand-waving and witch-brooms, had: real magic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Safe House rockets along, taking a familiar formula and making it work - hard.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Casa de Mi Padre is at its best (a relative term, mind you) when it's at its silliest and most surreal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bakri, a newcomer to acting, has presence and power. His intensity and determination become Omar's.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Ultimately, Somewhere may be too static, too minimalist a tale. But there's grace here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Michael Elliot, the Philadelphia native who wrote Just Wright as a vehicle for Latifah - and who was on set for most of the shoot - says that Common's earnestness, and eagerness, and his sense of responsibility in carrying the movie, were palpable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    May not plumb the depths of the female psyche, but it's stylish and frivolous in the most profound ways.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Johnny Depp, in bushy eyebrows, sinister mustache, and a suit and hat of fur, may be too cartoonishly lascivious for his own good as the wolf who pursues the girl in the scarlet cape to Grandmother's house. But then he gets to croon the couplet, "There's no way to describe what you feel / When you're talking to your meal." Delicious.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Nothing in this quiet, quirky comedy from the brothers Duplass comes close to Jeff's inspired, bong-fueled deconstruction of "Signs," but it gives us a good idea of where this guy is coming from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Its dabs of dark comedy and stabs of gore, still rings with a sense of the real. It's electric-charged.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's hard not to get caught up in this improbable but true follow-your-dream tale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Has a certain cartoonish vibe. That's OK, because Brad Bird's brand of toonage (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) owes much to the rigors and traditions of live action, not only in the way he references other films, but also in his visual approach - sweeping, swooping camera pans, wide vistas, jolting perspective.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    By detailing the allegiance between Tutsi Muslims and Christian Hutus, and the fatwa issued by a Muslim leader forbidding his followers to participate in the massacres, the film is hopeful rather than horrific, even as it describes events of impossible savagery and hate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Seydoux, no doubt best known for her kickboxing catfight with Paula Patton in "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," gives a quiet, watchful performance, suggesting fealty for her lady but also a strong independent streak.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A pitch-black comedy steeped in bitterness and regret.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Compared to "Ray," which takes Ray Charles' unique life story and manages to make it feel like a cliche, Kinsey is total sophistication and nuance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Labaki, who studied filmmaking in Lebanon and France, has a deft touch and nice instincts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If you love Les Mis the stage musical, my guess is you will love what Hooper and his bustling company have done. But when you hear "Master of the House" and you think of the Seinfeld episode with Elaine's gruff dad belting the tune before you think of those shifty innkeepers the Thénardiers, then you may want to steer clear of this grand endeavor.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a lush, lovely dreamscape of a movie, steeped in familiar vernacular (film noir), yet capable of shooting off in totally unfamiliar, surreal directions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Spielberg and his team - composer John Williams, as always, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, screenwriter Richard Curtis - never forget their mission: to pull at heart strings, jerk some tears.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Diaz works that trademark mix of ditziness, sexiness, and brassiness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Pulls off a neat trick: It's a poignant, sweet-natured love story in which what most of us would call kinky sex - domination, submission, some enthusiastic spanking - is featured prominently, but not pruriently.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It has enough buzzing wit and eye-popping animation to win over the kids - and probably more than a few parents, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Wickedly clever nightmare entertainment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Tautou, who looks even smaller and more fragile alongside her towering leading man, conveys the hurt and hesitancy that are pulling at her character's heart - and does so with seeming effortlessness. It's as though she knows this woman, deep down.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    lLght and likable - a low-budget "Steel Magnolias" without pretense.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An exotic throwback to the kind of movies that John Huston used to make, where on-the-lam expatriates, tubby guys with tinny accents, and sinister locals convene in a ramshackle but seductive foreign burg -- and corruption, conflict and come-ons from a sultry female or two ensue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With every new installment of the comic book franchise, the scale gets bigger, relationships get trickier, new forces enter the fray.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Smart and gripping - at least until the third act.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Even if you get lost - in the spyspeak, in the codes, in the comings and goings of grim-faced men with satchels full of documents they should not have - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is worth getting lost in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bittersweet and funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Offers a fascinating chronicle of the birth, glory days and waning years of a motorcycle-jacketed, bowl-haircutted quartet of middle-class geeks who unwittingly spawned the punk movement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The scene when she's (Blanchette) babysitting Ginger's boys and takes them to a diner - and confides about her electric shock treatments ("Edison's medicine"), her breakdowns, about the side effects of Prozac and Lithium . . .. it's genius.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There's enough here to entertain - and gross out - the kiddie crowd, and parental units, too
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With a moody overlay of songs supplied by Okkervil River and Shearwater, In Search of a Midnight Kiss also serves as a millennial's answer to Woody Allen's "Manhattan."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Polley's performance is pitch-perfect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Caouette's fractured history is imbued with heart-crushing sincerity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If Running Scared had come out in 1994, before "Pulp Fiction," it - and Kramer - would be hailed as blazingly original. But questions of originality notwithstanding, there's plenty of blazing going on here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This pleasant but predictable affair does one thing very well: showcasing the versatility of Chiwetel Ejiofor. The London actor can be seen as Denzel Washington's detective sidekick in "Inside Man." Watch him chomp down on a New York accent with Washington, and then watch him as Lola (a.k.a. Simon), a cabaret performer in makeup, wig and wild gowns. That's acting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's quite a celebration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    For a movie about community and forgiveness, family and grace, Pieces of April is refreshingly unsappy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Joy
    Joy's entry into the world of entrepreneurship has the crazy trajectory of a rocket gone haywire, and Russell's movie is kind of haywire, too.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    At the heart of the film, Polley - with her wary, unsure stares, her open smile and beguiling intelligence - is terrific.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A spare and moving study of regret and redemption, marked with chilling truths about a life behind bars.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Pacific Rim shares much with the Mexican filmmaker's "Hellboy" franchise - jokey and comic book-y, full of muscular tableaus with huge squads of people coming and going (and running for their lives).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Intriguing, provocative stuff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Never less than engaging.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Both a concert film and a more intimate thing: a fascinating, fly-on-the-wall (or fly-in-the-dining-car) glimpse of some clearly blotto rock legends talking, singing, hanging out. The fact that a good number of them are now dead makes it doubly memorable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Fiennes does this sort of inner pain thing exceedingly well, Tyler is beguiling and believable, and there is an edge of wit and grace to the proceedings.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Zooms along with confidence, smarts, and some of the coolest car chases this side of the Indy 500.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's quite a lot of fun.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An enjoyably clever and cartoonishly gory rom-zom-com.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Affleck is more interested in the people in the midst of the action than he is in the action itself, and that gives this accomplished genre piece considerable and compelling depth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    That's what Blue Crush is getting at: girls going for the gold in a sport that's traditionally been the domain of men.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Undertow has the plain, stark, disturbing quality that marked the original "Cape Fear" and "In Cold Blood."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Isn't as strong a film as it could have been: Only teasing slices of these people's lives are offered.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Deftly filmed and directed by Jean-François Richet.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Rohmer pulls off a wonderful feat: celebrating the elegance, and artifice, of another era at the same time he brings this tale of social upheaval boldly into the present.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Smart, funny, and gross (often at the same time).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Patric and Liotta get the chance to do some heavy riffing on themes of honor, sacrifice, selling out and self-destructing, and the bleak, smeared world of drugs and violence is brought to the fore with feverish style.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A sleek little meditation on beauty, desire, love and time. Now and then, it's fairly sophisticated stuff.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Zany screwball farce.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Relationships - between men and women, fathers and sons - are more complicated in real life, and The Boys Are Back deftly acknowledges that fact.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Signal is a road movie turned upside down and inside out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Despite its familiar formula, feels fresh.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Serrill has shot and edited The Heart of the Game in straightforward documentary style, with a narration by the rapper and actor Ludacris. But the dramas going on here, on and off the court, more than make up for any lack of flash.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The country goes unnamed, the warring factions aren't always clear, but the nightmarish exploitation of children is made specific in the most vivid, visceral ways.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Has two or three booming and intense action sequences that may leave the littlest audience members more quaking than charmed. But the notion of having a pet dragon - just like a pet whale, or a pet lion - is a scenario that should appeal to children of all ages.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The contrast in lifestyles is striking, and I suppose one of the themes that Babies is trying to get at is that despite chasm-wide economic and societal differences, infants are really all the same.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a character study, nicely realized.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A sharp, intricate political drama.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    For a comedy about autoerotic asphyxiation, epic deception, and shameless exploitation, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly sweet and tender affair.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The problem with The Perfect Storm is that while its roiling collision of weather systems is pulled off with cinematic deftness, the actors who stand there getting lashed and splashed don't have anything terribly interesting to say.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Stevie is compelling, real-life drama: bleak and disturbing, but illuminating all the same.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A wistful little thing about regret, jealousy and love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Filled with breathtaking shots of crazed nutballs on skis plummeting down pitched peaks at high speed, Steep is a visually exhilarating sports documentary that is also more than a little exasperating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It addresses the essential human need for dignity, for freedom, for mastery over one's life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    While this hugely likable cast is, indeed, hugely likable, no one's sweating things at all. The comedy's relaxed, moony rhythms imbue it with a certain charm, but can result in a certain stop-and-start awkwardness, too.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Unravels a bit heading toward its finale, as buildings explode and characters are forced to explain themselves and their nefarious motives. But the payoff at the end - at once kind of radical and gratuitous - delivers a wallop.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Dinner for Schmucks goes up in flames. Amusingly, perhaps -- but creatively, too.
    • 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.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Is Auto Focus a cautionary tale or just a morbid, voyeuristic foray into kitsch and kink? Whatever it is, it's not pretty - it's the cinematic equivalent of soiled, stained sheets. You'll want to run out of the theater straight to a Laundromat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Steeped in quiet despair, Lantana is a psychological thriller that emphasizes the psychology over the thrills. It's a smart, heart-twisting picture.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Forster and his team have also mastered the discreet edit, leaving a lot of the blood, gore, and zombie slime to the imagination. (It's still a pretty convincingly creepy affair.)
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A winner.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Despite the potential for some supernatural grandiosity, the tone here remains understated and quiet, and Gainsbourg's performance feels lived-in, and deep, and right.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With its rebellious themes and pharmaceutical props - Ritalin, Prozac, Xanax all get doled out - Charlie Bartlett isn't going to win any awards from parent-teacher groups. But the underlying message of the film, with its nods to "Catcher in the Rye" and - '70s throwback here - "Harold and Maude," is a good one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The "black Godfather" comes off as a cold-blooded narcissist whose vision of the American Dream is as twisted as it seems to have been rewarding.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An impossibly enjoyable live-action cartoon that plays on our real-life anxieties about vengeful cadres of foreign radicals blowing up people - and places.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Offers two hours of luxury and loveliness, music and art, and a bit of sexually charged madness, too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Megamind has momentum and dazzle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A Very Long Engagement is "Cold Mountain" with French people.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Full disclosure: I saw Monsters vs. Aliens in 2-D. No dorky plastic glasses, no alien ooze flying at my head. More full disclosure: I liked it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The movie is hipper than its L.A. establishment credentials would suggest.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An entertainingly hairy paranormal affair.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Definitely, Maybe gets too coy in spots, and Brooks is a sharper writer at this point in his career than he is a director. But for a film with a half-dozen fully-formed characters that spans 15 years and works in a swell detail about a 1943 edition of "Jane Eyre" - well, it definitely works. No maybes about it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Abounds with zero-gravity action ballet, frisky interludes of sapphic foreplay, and weepy drama about doomed love. The film also has an irresistibly kitschy theme song: "Close to You," the treacly Burt Bacharach-Hal David smash by the Carpenters.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    RoboCop is a solid near-future action pic that poses moral questions about artificial intelligence and remote-control combat systems without getting too preachy or ponderous about it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Rogen and Efron's characters find a novel new use for automobile airbags, too. These guys are geniuses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Takes startling - and startlingly unpleasant - turns. This is not a film with anything approximating a conventional ending.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    What keeps this cornball business from getting out of hand is the commitment of Gyllenhaal, whose performance is fierce and muscular, in and out of the ring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a performance that will make you cringe - with despair, with empathy - as Gosling's Dan takes one self-destructive step after another.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    One of the things that distinguishes Love & Friendship from the multitude of Austen adaptations - the worthy and the less so - is its heroine. Lady Susan Vernon, a widow of devilish charms, is as frank and fearless a character as Austen ever imagined.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the end, you just feel good about these people, and that's a nice sensation these days.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It could have been more taut, could have been harder, but 25th Hour still resonates with power and poetry.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Windblown, with a sage and playful Zen vibe, Wong Kar Wai's Ashes of Time Redux is a color-saturated, slo-mo martial arts piece about time, memory, love, regret, betrayal.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Blissfully, brainlessly satisfying.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Lacks the visceral sweep of "Saving Private Ryan." But Spielberg's story, for all its gut-wrenching intensity, was a fiction. Dahl's movie, slower in pace and conscious of its own artifice, addresses the same issues of courage and sacrifice - and tells a true story. That's worth something. In fact, it's worth a lot.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Nicely run through its paces by John Gatins, who also wrote the screenplay (it's his directing debut), Dreamer is, not surprisingly, about daring to dream the big dreams. It's about family, and faith, and facing hard times together.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    All four performances are strong and nuanced, which makes the film oddly compelling. At the same time, all four characters are hard to like, difficult to care about. They're like car-crash victims in a demolition derby of narcissism and lies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Like Shane Black's directing debut, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" with Robert Downey, Jr., his The Nice Guys borrows from noir traditions and pulp fiction, throwing a fresh coat of smart-alecky comedy over the whole thing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A first film with a deft comedic touch and a trio of charming stars, Saving Face isn't deep - but it doesn't profess to be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Michelle Williams is a beautiful moper.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Crafty, cutting movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    If the film itself isn't brilliant, its star most definitely is.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An economical thriller, both narratively and budgetarily, Sound of My Voice serves up moments of extreme dread and discomfort, but works a winning undercurrent of playful absurdity into the material as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A powerful indictment of Russia's illegal adoption industry - and a story of pipsqueak resolve and resilience - The Italian is clear-eyed and tough in its depiction of a corrupt, atrophied social order.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A parablelike melodrama with obvious symbolic meaning.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Question: Is life still like a box of chocolates if you're going in reverse? The answer, in the case of the curiously Gumpian The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, is a gooey yes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Wang's young actors are impressively natural, and his documentary-style camerawork captures the rhythms and cacophony of the big city, all its crazy-quilt comings and goings.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The middle 40 minutes of Lone Survivor have to be some of the toughest battle scenes in Hollywood history - an epic, close-range firefight that finds the SEALs throwing themselves down rock faces like superheroes. Only they aren't superheroes - they bleed, they break.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Best of Enemies offers a bracing view of a pivotal time in our recent history, as Vietnam and race riots scarred a nation's soul, and as the Establishment and the Counter Culture exchanged epithets and blows.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A smart and creepy fable in which the myth of the vagina dentata - yes, a toothed sex organ - is transplanted to teen suburbia.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An entertaining foray into a world of spy guys, stakeouts and secret government machinations, Spartan teems with the kind of terse crypto-speak that is the playwright and filmmaker's stock-in-trade.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A Raimi-esque mix of gross-out madness and sick laughs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's hilarious - in a Scandinavian Sartre-esque sort of way.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A torn-from-the-headlines tale of institutional racism and injustice in the Lone Star State of not-so-long-ago, American Violet might not be subtle, but it's certainly powerful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This drag-queen melodrama, like its star, perseveres.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Trip to Italy doesn't feel entirely new, but there's comfort in familiarity, too. And as Brydon and Coogan note in one discourse, it's the rare sequel (The Godfather: Part II) that's better than its forebear.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the film, the music, beginning with a muted a cappella ballad, is from Eastwood himself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A throwback in style, pace, and storytelling to the 1970s and the downbeat mood pieces of directors like Bob Rafelson.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Speed Racer offers a crazy, turbo-charged mix of cartoon kitsch, gamer action, and a wild new way to think of - and look at - movies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    I'll See You in My Dreams is delicate and nuanced, with writing that rejects, or at least reshapes, the cliches of movies about people facing the glare of their sunset years.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening; there is a lot of walking and talking (against exquisite backdrops), dissections and discourse about the intricacies of romance, the false signals, the fickleness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the end, Arbitrage disappoints a bit. The writing isn't as sharp, or sophisticated, as it needs be. And the cynicism exhibited by Miller and the circle of traders and tycoons he moves in seeps into the fabric of the story itself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Babadook, then, is a study in madness that lurks beneath the surface. But it is also very much (and amusingly) a look at the trials of parenting, especially single-parenting: those days when you just want to, well, get your child out of the picture somehow. Of course, you don't act on those impulses. That's what the movies are for.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Disarmingly laid back for this kind of fare, with a jazzy musical score (courtesy of David Holmes) and a sleek, straight-ahead style, Haywire may not make much sense plotwise, but it's a rollicking 90 minutes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Illuminating and unsettling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    By the time this globe-hopping, movie-star-crammed disaster saga - directed with petrifying efficiency by Steven Soderbergh - comes full circle, you'll never want to touch a subway pole or elevator button or ATM again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The two leads, Edgerton and Hardy, pull off their respective roles - rising above the cliches and the melodrama - with ferocity and focus.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An efficient, if not exactly inspiring, espionage thriller, full of high-tech gadgetry (surveillance drones! flash drives!) and low-tech action (car chases! shootouts! a shovel to the head!).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Dreamy and impressionistic, full of debauchery, drugs, disco, and dazzling couture, Saint Laurent is a biopic that picks its moments, leaving backstory behind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Phoenix's performance is one of such wild, intense abandon that it is not to be believed, and this, in fact, was my problem as The Master sailed into its momentum-less second hour.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's business as usual, even if that business is pulled off with brilliant precision, ingeniously choreographed action, and an itinerary boasting some of the most photogenic spots on Earth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Force Awakens is half reboot, half remake, and all fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Footage from VanDyke's travels provides the first-person narrative thrust to Point and Shoot, but Curry's interviews with VanDyke, back in his Baltimore home, are what give the film its larger, more challenging context.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Safe, disturbing and edgy and grounded by Moore's riveting performance, resonates with uncertainty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With the likes of Nicholson, Keaton, Reeves and Peet -- and a fleeting, funny few minutes with McDormand -- Something's Gotta Give is never less than entertaining. And once in a while it's sweetly, and extremely, funny.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Monsters, like a serpent eating its own tail, comes back on itself in ways that haunt, and hurt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In the engaging Looking for Eric, Loach, the master of British kitchen sink social drama - tries a bit of imaginary whimsy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Roth, who has taken more than a few cues from Raimi, David Lynch (whom Roth worked with), and George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), is working in a horror tradition that goes way back -- and he's working it with nasty glee.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Spinney comes across as a man whose warm spirit is literally at the core of the loving, if loopy Big Bird.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Directed with an easygoing grace by Campbell Scott, has the feel of a coming-of-age novel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Apted opts not to show the horrendous cruelty inflicted on thousands upon thousands of captive Africans, shackled and chained, making their way to the Americas in ships. Instead, he has Wilberforce and his fellow abolitionists describe the inhumane conditions - in the precise, passionate language of legislators who believe that human decency is more important than money and power.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Assassin is not "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", and it is certainly not "Kill Bill". But Hou - a linchpin of Taiwan's New Wave movement, the director of "A City of Sadness" and "The Puppetmaster" - evokes the magic, the majesty, the artistry of the martial-arts movie tradition, and brings a Zen-like sense of observation to the proceedings
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Something about the way the film has been assembled doesn't feel altogether organic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A tale of childhood innocence and adult corruption - and the point where the two intersect - I'm Not Scared is a lyrical thriller inspired by the run of kidnappings that befell Italy in the 1970s.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A slick, stylish hardboiled caper filtered through a druggy haze and borrowing a bit of a "Memento" revenge motif and "Pulp Fiction" playfulness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Béart, too beautiful for words, brings a complex swirl of emotions, elegantly restrained and marked with pain, to this finely wrought work.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Delivery Man, with its democratic band of half-siblings and its feel-good view of humankind, is what it is: a reproductive remake that will make you laugh. More than once or twice.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    That the fantasy comes crashing back to earth seems all but inevitable. That Rudo y Cursi doesn't crash in the process - that's muy bien.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A slow and knotted-up film, but one imbued with a keen sense of what motivates people beyond mere avarice.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There's probably not much of an audience for Elmo in Grouchland beyond the toddler crowd.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Simplistic and jingoistic. But it's also explosively fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It is at once inspiring and troubling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Brosnan is good, and he and Dyrholm erase any and all signs of contrivance in the plot, the script.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    With rich, detailed, cinematic animation and terrific sound effects, WALLE pulls this unlikely love story off.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The relationship between the young American and the old Frenchman is as rich as one of Perrier's sauces: the pupil and the teacher, the son and the father, the keen protégé and the stubborn classicist.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's a period piece full of colorful characters, natty costumes, jaunty music.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This sweet, yet unsentimental film is about growing up, losing innocence, and longing for a place, and people, to call home.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A fascinating, albeit self-congratulatory, account of how Disney's fabled animation department was reenergized and reimagined between 1984 and 1994.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This is one of the smarter, more honest scripts to be filmed in quite some time. And Jenna Fischer, star of "The Office," gives one of the smarter, more honest - and vulnerable, and tough - performances by an actress on the big screen in an even longer stretch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Offers a diverting tale of erstwhile indie filmmaking and the power of porn to generate change - both at the box office and in the bedroom.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Another Earth has heft - emotionally, intellectually.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Bale brings intense energy (and a convincing American accent) to the proceedings, and the film manages to make this borderline Travis Bickle into a sympathetic character - with a sweetheart, and a sweeter life, beckoning from south of the border. Strong stuff.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An intelligent romance that cuts against the grain of the youth-pic genre, crazy/beautiful boasts a scarily good performance from Dunst.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Smart screwball comedy that upends the stereotype of the airhead towhead.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Hickernell's film aesthetic is straightforward, narrative-driven.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Ambitious, even audacious, the movie's mix of action and for-devotees-only intrigue can overwhelm, but there are moments of sheer virtuosity, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's about time: Aubrey Plaza gets her own movie!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    And if there's a problem with Tintin, it's that it's too big and booming.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    In The Business of Strangers the right words are hard to come by, but the truth of them -- and the lies -- cut to the quick.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    CQ
    CQ is a movie for movie-lovers, by a movie-lover: Roman Coppola, son of Francis Ford and a successful commercial and video director in his own right, making a witty, whimsical feature debut.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    There's a melancholy sweetness here, a gentle humor that speaks to the angst and awkwardness of girls turning into women, and the awe of boys watching the transformation from afar.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Jones (Like Crazy) gives Nelly's tragic plight a palpable anguish. There is no doubt that Dickens - who was mad about theater, about acting, about inhabiting other lives onstage and in the pages of his books - was in love with Nelly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A beautifully twisted, slow-burning psychothriller that may or may not all be taking place inside India's head.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's an Alzheimer's allegory, full of humanity, heart, and humor.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Facing Windows is rich stuff. Maybe too rich. But thanks to fine performances and a grounded script, the pieces of this intriguing little puzzle all manage to fit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The same kind of keen, empathetic observations that made "The Station Agent" and "The Visitor" so illuminating are at play here, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Despite all its roiling melodrama, Head-On has its moments of sharply observed humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Silverman is wickedly fast. Her timing kills.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    And talk about transcendent parenting moments: When Lindberg's girls pull out their Barbies, the Pennywise singer goes and gets his Devo doll to play with them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Mostly, Doremus' movie rings true, as some truly jerky behavior ensues.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An engagingly knuckleheaded comic vehicle for former Saturday Night Live trouper Will Ferrell.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    I wanted to like Meek's Cutoff more than I did. Reichardt and her writer, Jonathan Raymond, bring a quiet, watchful sensibility to their work, allowing the actors room to reflect and riff. But the stilted language and rectitude of the times don't always mesh with the acting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Funny People turns out to be fairly predictable, and not so rough. In a thoroughly satisfying way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Kafka-esque, Terry Gilliam-esque (Brazil), Charlie Kaufman-esque (remember Floor 71/2 in Being John Malkovich?), and David Lynch-ian, too, The Double plays like a nightmare that will leave you spooked, jittery, and confused. Well, that's how it plays for Simon, anyway. For everyone else, it should leave us simply amused.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Clash of the Titans is ancient Greece at its cheesiest. It's a big hunk of feta comin' at ya in 3-D.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Too bad Chocolat isn't as seductive as its leading lady.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    By movie's end, it seems like the only one giving a truly genuine performance is Bianca. Mouth-agape, steadfastly mum.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith kicks off with panache and star power - and quickly wears out its welcome.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Its grossness knows no bounds, and you'd have to be dead not to laugh.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    They has a low-budget, generic feel -- but also enough sense to know that unseen menace is a lot creepier than explicit gore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Lost in a time warp of its own doing (or non-doing), Hitchhiker's Guide just doesn't seem terribly original.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    5x2
    Cool, clinical and not altogether convincing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    T Bone Burnett's soundtrack has the appropriate twang to give Wenders' Hopperesque tableaux a nice, filmic poetry. But as arresting as the images are, Shepard's clunky, soap-opera banter brings most everything, and everyone, crashing down to earth.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A likable, low-budget high school comedy.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Any movie that considers the possibility of an afterlife, or the possibility that there isn't one, without first getting all postapocalyptic about it, merits some respect. Stay, Mia, stay!
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    As remakes go, Footloose is fine, serving up slightly fresher batches of cheese and corn. But why? Why?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Brings too much of EVERYTHING to the table: It's the cinema equivalent of a long, winding, run-on sentence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Unlike "Caché" and "Code: Unknown," where Haneke's investigations into societal and spiritual despair resonated with poetic force, The White Ribbon doesn't resonate at all.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Has the arc of a Shakespearean tragedy, and all the essential components therein: loyalty and betrayal, conspiracy and delusion, self-destruction.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A Tale of Love and Darkness loses itself in dreamy imagery, in its studiously crafted aesthetic. But there are times when Portman lets the toughness, the tenacity, the emotional heart of Oz's story shine through.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Kunis, rebounding from the disastrous Jupiter Ascending (an unintentional comedy if ever there was one), demonstrates an easygoing comic flair.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    In-your-face polemic, with nowhere to go once the point has been made. Repeatedly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Lacking in subtlety and nuance, Broomfield's nerve-jangling movie nonetheless succeeds in showing the war from various vantage points. And from wherever one's standing, the view is profoundly disturbing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Peter Jackson devotees may not like to hear this, but Jack the Giant Slayer is far more accomplished, visually speaking, than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Snooze, I mean, Journey.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Salt offers a sloppy concoction of story elements from '70s espionage classics - the sinister black ops of "Three Days of the Condor," the nuclear dread of "Fail-Safe," the political-assassination scenarios of "The Day of the Jackal."

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