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 The Constant Gardener
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1953 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Foxcatcher is a story of wealth and the lack of it, of family connection and disconnection. But more than anything, it is a story of a mind unraveling. The result is devastating drama for those of us looking on.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Beasts of the Southern Wild transports us to places that are peculiar and dangerous and magical, and makes us feel weirdly at home.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Her
    Sad, funny, and quietly alarming romance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A beautiful eyeful of puckish whimsy and dark-humored mystery, Hukkle (it means hiccup in Hungarian) is a little gem in which nature and humankind commingle, where coincidence and causality collide in a chain of odd, even murderous, events.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    If Malik doesn't remind you of Al Pacino's Michael Corleone on his journey from innocence to corruption in "The Godfather" saga, well . . . he should. A Prophet is similarly, startlingly momentous.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Funny, furious, and full of front-office drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A feel-good movie, in the absolute best sense.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    One of the great war movies - or antiwar movies - of all time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    In his own profound and ingenious way, Panh has brought the pictures and the thoughts together again.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Witty and wonderful, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect Thanksgiving entertainment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A baseball movie, a stranger-in-a-strange-land movie, a movie about real people facing real challenges in the real world, Sugar is all that and more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    And Bridges? What's there to say about a man who makes it look so easy, and who - in one breathless, pivotal scene - runs through a range of emotion like a wild pony running across the land. Genius, any way you look at it.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With its knowing take on men, messed-up romance and music, is like one long, hook-filled pop song for the eyes.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's strong stuff.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Nebraska is not a breakneck, screwball farce - although it has its moments, like the comical heist of an air compressor from a farmer's barn. Payne's film is loping. It's deadpan, poignant, absurd.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A beautiful, head-spinning mystery that requires keen attention - and rewards it with a tricky and poetic payoff - The Double Hour is a topflight Euro thriller right up there with "Tell No One."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's inspired fun.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    You know how some kids just connect? Jake and Tony connect. And the adults in their lives, without really meaning to do so, make it difficult for that connection to hold. It is a measure of Sachs' talent and skills that such a seemingly small story can resonate in such big ways.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Easily the best computer-animated feature to come from Hollywood in a long while, Monster House is also one of the weirdest. A creepy-crawly, freak-show Halloween yarn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Haunting and sad. And absolutely worth seeing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Revenant is exhilarating cinema.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    In many ways, City of Men is like a Portuguese-language version of David Simon's "The Wire."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A romantic comedy for anyone in love with the movies, and anyone, for that matter, who's in love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A quiet, glistening love story - or not-quite-love story - adapted from Martin's novella of the same name, Shopgirl is such an atypical Hollywood affair that it's almost startling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Kinetic and kooky, with a climactic shoot-out at a rail station that's daring in its ridiculousness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Control doesn't claim to know the reasons Curtis killed himself. The act of suicide poses the question why, but rarely answers it, leaving the living to wonder, and to grieve. And there's certainly grief to be had in Control, but also joy. Really.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Offers a crushing view of humanity at its most desperate, and a view of one man's fevered efforts to find grace and dignity amid the horror.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Sensual, dreamlike, both intimate and epic, The House of Sand is a cinematic tour de force.

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