For 1,822 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 9.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Punch-Drunk Love
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1,822 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Sensual, dreamlike, both intimate and epic, The House of Sand is a cinematic tour de force.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A delightful, oddball surprise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The movie is near-perfect, suspenseful, heart-breaking, profound.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The talented Hansen-Love, with clarity and economy, manages to avoid the maudlin.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Baron Cohen brings scary conviction to the performance.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Weirdly funny, inspiring film.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Code Black is sobering stuff. The American health system, McGarry's film argues, is broken. But the film is undeniably inspiring, too: Despite everything that is wrong, there are nurses and doctors and technicians determined to do things right.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The action is exhilarating, the visual effects spectacular - and spectacularly realized.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Assembles varied and remarkable digital video, archival footage, photographs, interviews and personal reflections and academics' perspectives to convey the scope and history of the Tibetan story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is a movie about friendship, about foolhardy endeavors that get your adrenaline going and make you feel life buzzing in your toes. Written with wit and concision and remarkable confidence, Bottle Rocket is a joyride worth taking.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An English-language remake is in the works, but why wait for the Hollywood knockoff? Easy Money is the real thing: a great gangster pic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A Most Wanted Man's cast - a mix of Germans speaking English, Americans speaking English with German accents, Russians, and men and women from the Middle East - is uniformly stellar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's “The Wizard of Oz” with a viral infection.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Limitless rocks.

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