For 1,985 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 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Isn't She Great
Score distribution:
1985 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    We're in the company of a great character here, with a lot on his mind, a lot to say.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Riley's film brings the American icon's career back into sharp focus.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Finally - and the news should really come as a relief - here is a role Streep should not have tried, in a movie that should not have been made.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's overstating things to say the stars of Fantastic Four are Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, because I can't remember the last time four actors appeared less invested in a movie for which they've teamed up.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    There's a difference between velocity and momentum, and while the chases, shootouts and close-quarters combat rarely flag, our interest does.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Baker gets great, sly, unforced performances from his two leads, but it's not all a rollicking good time: There are moments of quietude, inquietude, moments when a sense of wariness and loneliness settles over the women.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The movie name-drops the cool stuff, the rebels of word and song, but the essence of the story and the cardboard characters who inhabit it are as mundane as can be.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    There's humanity here, on all sides, and a gentle wisdom beneath the raging rhetoric.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Mr. Holmes is about how the past defines us. It is also very much about regret and trying to put things right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Although its origin-story machinations get the better of it, Ant-Man isn't a bust.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Trainwreck is anything but.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    All nutty, all nonsensical, all aboard.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Cartel Land offers a chilling glimpse into a world of violence and vigilantism.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    You'd think a movie about transplanting human consciousness would be smarter than this.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Amy
    Asif Kapadia's extraordinary documentary, Amy, is filled with similarly soul-stirring, heartbreaking moments.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If Manglehorn is to be remembered at all, it shall be for the excruciating first date that its title character goes on with a chirpy bank clerk he has long been chatting up. Her name is Dawn, and she is played by Holly Hunter.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Students of sound design and horror-movie scores should see - or hear - Closer to God, which elicits more creepy scares than its transparent plot warrants, thanks to an unsettling audio mix and pulsing, percolating music from Thomas Nöla.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Inside Out is the first psychological thriller that's fun for the whole family. Really psychological. And really fun.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Bleak and painfully earnest.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Jurassic World, like its genomed nemesis, is bigger, and it is pretty scary. But it's not nearly as cool, or as smart, as "Jurassic Park."
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Spy
    Feig, who wrote the Spy screenplay, encouraging his actors to improvise along the way, has his own stealth mission. For all the over-the-top comedy, zigzagging chases, and choreographed fight scenes, Spy is very much a tale of female empowerment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Its daring dive into the mind of Brian Wilson feels right. God only knows (to borrow a Pet Sound song title or two), but you still believe in . . . Brian.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Let sleeping bros lie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    This peripatetic farce practically propels itself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Fails to bring Giger to life in any kind of illuminating way.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Quite literally the blockbuster of the year.

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