For 1,710 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 10 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Open Water
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,710 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Just a few barrels short of being a masterpiece.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This cunning and provocative Romanian film requires patience, but its rewards are many: It's hard to imagine how a scene in which a police captain barks an order to bring him a dictionary can be loaded with suspense, but, really, it is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Linklater's film adaptation succeeds in bringing the flamboyant Welles to life.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    An eerily quiet, bracingly bloody, and expertly laid-out adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Quietly and keenly observed, Summer Hours nods to Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" (a country estate, a family reunion, an impending sale). Assayas displays a lucid sense of how personal history and family identity are inextricably linked to a physical place - here, to a house that is still busy accumulating its memories.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A frightening portrait of corruption, cynicism, intimidation, greed and violence, Gomorrah is tough stuff.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Splendid, smile-inducing fun.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a movie with a pulse. Sometimes, it flies off the chart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The rare movie that manages to convey the inner soul of an artist.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Crash fools around with chronology in a Tarantinoesque way that brings its story full circle. You could argue that as events, and people, merge, Haggis' spiky screenplay (cowritten with Bobby Moresco) gets to be, quite simply, too much.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A chase movie, a spy movie, a futuristic thriller full of colorfully bizarre characters and deftly choreographed stunt work, Children of Men works on multiple levels - as action and allegory.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Remy, the little rat who stars in the big, beautiful, funny Ratatouille, isn't gross at all. In fact, he's adorable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Hunger is daunting and powerful work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    This is magnificent filmmaking, and a magnificent film.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Offers a sometimes lyrical, sometimes gut-turning portrait of war seen through the eyes of children.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Forceful, heart-wrenching stuff.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A terrific mystery, equal parts haunting love story and nimble thriller.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The movie is near-perfect, suspenseful, heart-breaking, profound.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    It's a haunting, scary, funny, sad portrayal from Rourke.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A slow-burning, character-rich study in desperation, grief, vengeance, loyalty, and love. It's the sort of arthouse entry - in German, mostly - that gets you thinking about an English-language remake.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Cronenberg's movie is eerily compelling and darkly humorous. And chilling - to the bone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A wonderful, witty mix of horror and social satire, The Host takes its simple, time-tested premise - menacing creature terrorizes the populace - and runs with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A bruising, dark comedy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Leaves you feeling rich - and richly satisfied.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Things get a little tricky by the end, but it's the sort of trickery that's immensely satisfying.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Thoroughly engaging.