For 1,697 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 10.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Bourne Ultimatum
Lowest review score: 0 A Little Bit of Heaven
Score distribution:
1,697 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    What this arid and arty exercise offers is the opportunity for a bunch of actors, many of them tethered to TV series, to deliver theatrical monologues pulsing with misogyny and narcissism. It's like second-rate Neil Labute.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Awash in nostalgia and amped-up male camaraderie, Richard Curtis' Pirate Radio takes a great story - the hugely popular offshore radio stations that illegally broadcast pop and rock in 1960s Britain - and turns it into an aggressively irritating floating frat-party romp.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Ultimately, 44 Inch Chest has very little on its mind.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    An overobvious and underwhelming satire about American consumerism run amok.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The script is boilerplate, the wit pretty much witless.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    How bad is Prince of Persia? Whether or not director Mike Newell is to blame, the action sequences lack verve and scope.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Feels like the cinematic equivalent of the BP disaster in the gulf: It's a big-screen oil spill, a needless gushing of macho bluster and wild set pieces, and a waste of millions and millions of dollars.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Kilcher is lovely. But sadly, Ka'iulani is a perfunctory biopic of the sort one might encounter on television during Women's History Month.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film drifts along on a stream of humiliation jokes - physical, emotional, sexual, hairpiece-ial.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's a fine line between stupid comedy that's actually pretty smart and stupid comedy that's just dumb, and The Other Guys crosses the line - into realms of unredeeming dunderheadedness - more often than it should.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Aimed at teens and tweens, the almost-squeaky-clean Step Up 3-D shamelessly piles on the corn, stacking it so high that it's bound to tilt over and collapse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The trailers already have given away the "surprise" cameos in The Expendables, so try not to blink when Stallone goes into a church (shades of John Woo) to meet his mystery boss, played by a bald-pated, trademark smirking Bruce Willis.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Flat and predictable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    An alarmingly charmless attempt to evoke the elegant romance and jaunty, jet-setting intrigue of the aforementioned titles, The Tourist is notable for the total absence of movie-star heat that movie stars are paid unseemly sums to radiate.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Tonally, Casino Jack is all over the place: exaggerated comedy, cartoonish high jinks, then heavy-handed melodrama (a third-act face-off between Abramoff and his wife, played with no center of gravity by Kelly Preston, comes out of nowhere).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Sandler, shambling and smirky, delivers another of those one-take performances of his - likable and lazy, forever on the verge of cracking himself up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It's a sorry spectacle, watching garden gnomes being robbed of their dignity.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    With clunky dialogue...I Am Number Four puts the burden on its special effects (passable) and the chemistry between Pettyfer and Agron.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    To say that The Grace Card piles it on is an understatement of profound dimensions.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Seyfried holds the camera's attention, playing this storybook business pretty much straight, although David Leslie Johnson's script puts the actress sorely to the test.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Stevenson is big and swarthy and not altogether without credibility, but he's got as much charisma as a potato.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Shot on the cheap, with cheesy animated credits and comic-panel "Bams!" and "Pows!" splashed across the screen, Super has a jokey, low-rent quality (or lack of quality) that could be endearing, if Wilson's performance weren't so nihilistically dull, and if there were somebody in the picture who had a soul.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The offbeat comedy is not entirely devoid of charm, but its derivativeness is almost embarrassing.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hopped up like a kid on a sugar rush, Hoodwinked Too! tries to emulate the "Shrek" formula - mashing Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm with pop-culture references and wisecracking anthropomorphic sidekicks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hesher has its genuinely affecting scenes, but too much of the time it feels false and shallow.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Eisenberg (who starred in director Fleischer's far better Zombieland) does his usual Eisenbergian thing, more slacker and less hacker, but still hitting the same notes. And Ansari squawks and yelps, like a parrot with a grudge.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Joltingly graphic and atmospheric (Nixey and his crew at least know how to set up a few good shocks), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark fails to involve us in any meaningful way with its characters.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Until Seven Days in Utopia sucker punches you with a surfeit of faith-based platitudes, its upbeat brand of golf mysticism isn't altogether unappealing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Loaded with careening car chases and rooftop runs, glass-shattering shootouts and exploding fireballs, Killer Elite offers more than enough to keep action junkies happy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    By the end of Machine Gun Preacher, its title character has become a cartoon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    If illuminating dawns and dusks had basked Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper in a rosy glow, the mopey cuteness of Restless would have been too much to bear.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In Time is that kind of movie: Philip K. Dick for knuckleheads.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Feels more like a postscript than a probing, provocative documentary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    While The Sitter isn't that dumb, or dreadful, there really isn't much going on here.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Virtually every set-up and set-piece in this extravagantly tedious adventure is misleading, or worse, irrelevant.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A big comedown from "The Fighter," Contraband finds Wahlberg in default mode: With his Popeye biceps and broody stares, the actor can do a character like Chris without even thinking about it - and that's what he does here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Who knows if it was Del Toro's idea, or Stone's, but at a particularly crucial - and criminal - moment, as a very bad thing is about to occur, the actor twirls his mustache menacingly, like a Mexican Snidely Whiplash. Yes, Savages is that kind of story.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Reality aside, The Watch is harmless enough - and even occasionally humorous, in a riffy, sketch-comedy kind of way.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Relying on improv-y riffing and watch-them-coming-from-down-the-block-and-around-the-corner sight gags, The Campaign is intermittently amusing, but more often just interminable.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Obama, it is implied, is deliberately making America more vulnerable to attack from Muslim extremists. No mention is made of the fact that it was under Obama's watch that Osama bin Laden was killed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The moral of Taken 2? If you're going on a family vacation, be sure that the human-trafficking ring you put out of business in that far more satisfying and suspenseful thriller from a few years ago doesn't know how to find you.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Cloud Atlas is pop spiritualism, comic-book grandiosity, Zen for dummies. I can't say I didn't enjoy it on some level, but it's not the level of universal wisdom the Wachowskis and Tykwer would have us be on.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    This is not about a reluctant hero drawing courage from some deep personal well. It's not about dread and danger. It's about visual effects.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Promised Land is a frustrating film to watch. It should be better than this, smarter than this.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Almost certainly, The Last Stand will not be Schwarzenegger's last. For better or for worse (and this is somewhere right in the middle), he is back.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Elegiac and corny and not really convincing on any level (especially when it comes to its treatment of women - be they hookers, or waitresses, or girls on the town), Stand Up Guys nonetheless holds some fascination just for the off-the-charts affectedness of Pacino's performance.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For all its mayhem, for all the smashing windows and kabooming fireballs, the grenade launchers and giant helicopters, A Good Day to Die Hard not only fails to top its predecessors, it also forgets the basic Die Hard rules.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    The film is at once shamelessly transparent, manipulative, and far-fetched, and impossibly suspenseful. You'll want to take a shower afterward - that's how icky you'll feel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Am I crazy, or are Spring Breakers and "Oz the Great and Powerful" essentially the same movie? James Franco stars in both - a tattooed, gun-totin' gangsta in one, a charlatan magician in the other (you figure out which is which), and, in both, he's encircled by a bevy of Hollywood babes determined either to get witchy on him, or get that other witchy-rhyming word on him.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A sloppy, sentimental story line and pivotal plot turns that are only sketchily realized undermine the life-on-the-road misadventures.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    "There's nothing here!" screams Romina Mondello - Kurylenko's Euro gal pal, walking the deserted sidewalks of this Anytown, U.S.A. Boy, truer words . . ..
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    No one is bad in The Big Wedding, but no one is remotely believable, either.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There's little of the seen-it-all, wise-guy acerbity that made his character in the X-Men trilogy stand apart from his fellow mutants. Here, he just glowers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    There are so many things wrong with Luhrmann's Great Gatsby - the filmmaker's attention-deficit-disorder approach, the anachronistic convergence of hip-hop and swing, the choppy elision of Fitzgerald's plot, the jarring collision of Jazz Age cool and Millennial cluelessness. But at the crux of things, the problem is that it's impossible to care.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Most of it plays like Jackass.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A TV-movie-ish love story laden with heavy-handed metaphor... The Theory of Flight is feeble stuff.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    At least an hour of Man of Steel's excessive running time is devoted to the sort of crash-and-burn, slamming-into-skyscrapers CG fight scenes that we've already seen in "The Avengers" and "Dark Knight," "Iron Man," and "Spider-Man." Man of Steel is just the same old same old.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    It works here and there. And then it doesn't.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Hemsworth, who is Gale Hawthorne in "The Hunger Games" and the brother of the Hemsworth who stars as "Thor", has maybe one arrow in his acting quiver - he can look engaged.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In truth, the only hazardous material to be found in Diana - the title role assumed bravely, if mistakenly, by Naomi Watts - is the screenplay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Alas, it's a throwback that's thrown its back out - limping along, trailed by battalions of stereotypes and ammo rounds of cliche.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Non-Stop gets increasingly far-fetched as the jet makes its way across the Atlantic. Certainly, there are more red herrings on the plane than there are in the sea below. And Neeson has to stare down every last one of them.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    Thank goodness for Leslie Mann. If not for the nutball charm of this tight-wound whirlwind, the dispiriting Hollywood sex comedy The Other Woman would be close to unbearable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    In Don McKellar's remake of "Seducing Doctor Lewis", a 2003 French-Canadian comedy, the charm feels force-fed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    For all its visual delights, Magic in the Moonlight, the 44th feature written and directed by the admirably industrious Woody Allen, has to be one of his bigger duds.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A dark, shaky, standard-issue superhero picture.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Painfully cute drama.
    • 10 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Lewd, crude, blessedly brief.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Feels like it's been homogenized and Hollywoodized to death.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Awesomely ridiculous thriller.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    I'll be darned if I can think of a more excruciating, ponderous, remarkably unfunny and inert cinemagoing experience to come down the pike in ages.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It's too gauzy, and - with its Ron Bass script - too goopy by half.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This is no "Raging Bull."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Feels stagy, stiff and entirely unnecessary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What a mess.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Often incomprehensible (a combination of jumpy editing and lots of thick British Isles accents) and hardly ever entertaining - even unintentionally.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Uptown Girls gives the impression that everyone behind the camera just threw up their hands in helpless resignation.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Mike Myers, responsible for the picture's one, or possibly two, laughs.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This low-budget, high-gore sequel can be effectively frightening at times, and just plain boring, too. The suspense builds, the blood gushes, the momentum dissipates. It's an unsatisfying mix.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Dark and murky, grainy and grim.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    How'd this thing get made?
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Gets stupider as it moves along. By the end, you just don't care whether that cold-hearted snake Petrovich (that would be Reno) gets his comeuppance. Just bring on the Battle Bots, please!
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Just a big chunk of waste flushed from a Hollywood studio.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This unabashedly stupid comedy is, well, unabashedly stupid.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home about either.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This startlingly lame tale about a young upstart challenging a veteran leader of the pack doesn't update the genre, it simply recasts it.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The ads for The Sweetest Thing promise that if you loved "There's Something About Mary" and "My Best Friend's Wedding," then you can't miss this latest Cameron Diaz vehicle. Well, miss it.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unintentional high-tech hoot.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    13 Ghosts is the type of project that all parties concerned will have to live down for the rest of their lives.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A bubble-brained comedy with as much bearing on the real world as a Pokemon cartoon.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Although there are several truly jolting scares, there's also an abundance of hackneyed dialogue and more silly satanic business than you can shake a severed limb at.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Scary Movie 2 has something for potheads and the potty-mouthed alike. Anyone looking for a true sequel, however, will be disappointed.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A flat-out cynical attempt to launch a new Lethal Weapon-like franchise.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Duplex's tenant-from-hell scenario is as predictable as it is tedious -- a tinny, unsatisfying throwaway farce.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Profoundly knuckleheaded.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A riotously awful biopic rife with stereotypes and boxing movie cliches, Against the Ropes represents -- among other things -- a woeful turn in its star's career.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A slasher spoof of sorts, except that unlike the "Scream" pics, scant effort seems to have gone into the spoofing aspect of the story.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What Never Die Alone is is a hackneyed tale of vengeance set in the 'hood, teeming with stock characters, slo-mo gunplay, and rampant misogyny.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Where the first pic breezed along with gags and gunplay, this forced follow-up is artificial to the hilt - fueled on a kind of trying-too-hard hilarity that makes even good actors look bad.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Envy makes a pretty entertaining three-minute trailer. If only they'd left it at that.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Laughably predictable and lamentably unfunny, Laws of Attraction practically creaks from the effort exerted by its cast, straining to bring snap and panache to a hackneyed exercise. Sno Ball, anyone?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Instead of paying homage to these creepy creatures of bygone Hollywood, Sommers seems to be unwittingly lampooning them. The first few minutes of Van Helsing, shot in black and white, look like outtakes from Mel Brooks' gagfest "Young Frankenstein."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An overblown hodgepodge of volcano-baked desertscapes, Egyptoid-gone-baroque architecture, and gladiator-geared storm troopers with goofy headpieces, The Chronicles of Riddick bears no resemblance to the movie that spawned its namesake.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Catwoman, which talks about the "duality" inside all women (wild vs. docile, rapacious vs. cuddly), does have its guilty pleasures. Most of these come courtesy of ice queen Stone.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An unfortunate collision of earnest coming-of-age cliches and off-key acting, Evergreen almost, and certainly unintentionally, presents itself as parody.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The kind of glossy, Hollywood-forged waste of time that would depress even the most happily lackadaisical retiree.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hoffman's turn as the drag queen has its endearing and comically catty moments, but Flawless' utter phoniness subsumes all efforts at honest acting.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It's getting tiresome, this stuff.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    How to count the ways that Be Cool isn't? For one thing, it looks terrible: grainy, ill-lit, edited with blunt, rusty shears.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    There's nothing remotely fantastic about this Fantastic Four.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Another high school vixen movie, this one with a potty mouth (the vixen) and pretensions of social commentary (the movie), Pretty Persuasion brings to mind a number of other titles, all better.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Domino is less a movie than a hyperkinetic slide show - presented during a nuclear attack.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A fairly dreadful melodrama drenched in self-pity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This tale of a white mother's kid gone missing in a black New Jersey neighborhood - and the tensions and news media attention that ensue - is pretty much pure jive.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Apocalyptically awful romantic comedy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Basic Instinct 2 is supposed to help Stone show it's possible for a woman to be sexy in her late 40s. But it's Rampling - who is 60 - who comes off as the more provocative and alluring. Stone's purring, snarling, bedroom kink is embarrassing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Icky, incoherent thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    By the end of the film's two-hour stream of Be-Here-Now-isms, anyone left in the audience will be wanting to yell, "Put a sock in it!" to old Soc.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    If the moral of Click is a stop-and-smell-the-roses bromide about how family comes first, the real message of this sappy, potty-mouthed seriocomedy is that a steady diet of Drakes and Hostesses will do you no good.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    "The Godfather" without Brando, "GoodFellas" without Scorsese, "The Sopranos" without Gandolfini - 10th & Wolf is all that, and less.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Trapped between edgy art flick and exploitation psychothriller, The Quiet manages to be neither, and manages to be pretty awful in the bargain.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A mix of "Alice in Wonderland" and William S. Burroughs, "Psycho" and the psychotic. It's pretty much a squirmy experience all around.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Tobey Maguire, terribly miscast and squeaky (that voice - it belongs to a kid!).
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What a mess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and terribly clever. These people - Branagh, Pinter, Law and the usually great Caine (even in bad stuff) - are laboring under an epic misconception. Sleuth is just terrible.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Guy Ritchie's Revolver premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival two years ago September. That's 26 months on a shelf somewhere, depriving moviegoers the thrill of jaw-droppingly awful Ray Liotta line readings, of bloody shoot-outs, bags of money, cutaways to frosty babes sucking on lollipops, and even a bit of violent anime.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Like a grade-school version of an Indiana Jones adventure.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Drawing comparisons to "The Wire" may be unfair, but taken on its own, this anemic vehicle for Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan to mug and jive through is just weak, weak stuff.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    88 Minutes proves itself to be a maddeningly mediocre, ineptly manipulative "real-time" thriller.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Maybe if there was something going with the dialogue - snappy Chandlerisms, say, or even just sentences that made sense - the fussy digital artifice of The Spirit wouldn't seem so, well, dispiriting.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    An embarassingly unfunny, stumblebum adaptation of Toby Young's memoir.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Entertainingly goofy for about 30 minutes. And then, for the next two hours-plus, it's agony.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Another tale of Tinseltown drugs, sex and excess - has transferred itself to the screen with mind-boggling, laugh-inciting horribleness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The film quickly turns unintentionally, and unrelentingly, awkward.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Ostensibly a comedy, and a feeble and innocuous one at that, Post Grad is one of those what-were-they-thinking?
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A pity-party of Hollywood narcissism.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    It doesn't help any that Wahlberg, looking perpetually dumbstruck, is among the clunkiest line-readers working in movies today.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Struggles mightily to find its loony essence. But Bullock's apple-cheeked larkishness is all flailing limbs and bug-eyed reaction shots - there's no there there. Cooper's character is woefully underwritten, Church's is yet another vain anchorman-wannabe cartoon.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The Wolfman feels like a film reedited and reworked so many times it has lost all narrative rhythm and suspense.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    A mercifully fleet and lamentably uninteresting adaptation of the DC Comic about a war-weary Confederate soldier.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Parents in a masochistic mood can compound the headache-inducing experience by paying extra for the 3-D version.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Murderously unfunny.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Cage appears as a knight of the Crusades, slogging across the continents, slaying infidels and unbelievers and anyone else who gets in his way. There isn't a minute when it looks like he's having fun.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    What distinguishes The Dilemma in this genre is its resounding unfunnyness, its emotional dishonesty, and the general unlikability of its cast of characters.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Nostalgia for the '80s - big hair, Madonna, cocaine, big hair, Duran Duran, more cocaine - is all well and good. Unless it's practiced with the charmless ineptitude of Take Me Home Tonight.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Beastly offers a thoroughly dopey reread of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hands-down the most nightmarishly awful film of the year.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Completely unappealing people.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This heavy-handed muddle of a cop thriller is just impossibly bad.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The greatest lacrosse movie of the 21st century - and, unless I'm mistaken, the only lacrosse movie of the 21st century.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Laughably bad adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant novel.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The violence is plenty, and pointless.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The film has been directed in a murky, rhythmless fashion by Niels Arden Oplev.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    In the annals of sequeldom, Kick-Ass 2 has to be one of the lamest follow-ups ever.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    The sort of generic crime thriller - stick-figure characters, pointless muddle of plot, people entering and exiting SUVs and Lear jets with a sense of urgency - that feels like it could drag on forever, and drag us down into a purgatory of stupefaction with it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    This Romeo and Juliet is hard to take seriously - and simply hard to take.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Director Rob Meltzer, who made the kind-of-amusing meta short "I Am Stamos," directs things in shameless, let's-get-this-thing-over-with style, throwing in some gratuitous topless (female) nudity and allowing the usually amusing Kristen Schaal to let loose with a barrage of potty-mouthisms.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    Nicely timed to cash in on the Ebola panic, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero - the prequel to the gross-out franchise about a lethal flesh-eating virus and its party-hardy victims - isn't going to do much for the tourism trade in the Dominican Republic.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Full of kerplunkingly unfunny jokes and ex-"Saturday Night Live" cast members turning up to do shtick.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    What a stupefying thing it is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I nodded off watching Just Visiting.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Connoisseurs of giant, gnarled chunks of charred flesh, rejoice! There's plenty of it -- or stuff resembling it -- in the slasher-fest convergence of two killer franchises.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    8 1/2 Women is a collage-y, self-reflexive sort of film that is designed to shock but more often just annoys.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Long, lumbering and endlessly unfunny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The thing about stoner comedy is that, well, it helps to be stoned.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The whole affair has a painfully self-conscious, self-referential air. Jokes land with a thud, and so, alas, does Rocky, who seems to have forgotten how to fly.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Totally lame.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I could make a joke here about the new Pokemon movie.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Contrived story lines and an altogether phony resolution erase whatever energy and wit the film displayed, leaving the viewer with an empty, disappointed feeling.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A syrup-thick New Age ghost story of the same sappy stripe and mawkishness as another Costner foray, "Message in a Bottle."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Maybe, you think, there is something daring and brilliant going on here: an excursion into the darkest territories of the human soul. But no. In the end -- or the beginning -- there is no point to all this. Or at least not a point worth making, and making us watch.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Affleck, for his part, behaves as if a Zero from "Pearl Harbor" dropped one too close to his noggin. He looks permanently shell-shocked.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A stale and stupid thriller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Cross "Get Shorty" with "State and Main" - Hollywood hustlers, colorful crooks, crafty poseurs, and a production crew on location - and you have the stuff of The Last Shot. One other thing: eliminate anything funny.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A lethargic, lurching holiday-themed comedy.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Little kidniks with an appetite for zap-pow silliness might find this to their liking. Everyone else, beware.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A forced-march comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    The cast, especially The Game, does a fairly good job with this meager material, but it's like trying to make chateaubriand out of Spam.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    No one is getting at anything in The Strangers, except the cheapest, ugliest kind of sadistic titillation.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    About as not-funny as a comedy can get.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    I'm ripping up my Lars Von Trier fan club card.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    An astoundingly senseless thriller.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    A lazy assemblage of sketch-comedy raunch, mock-schlock TV ads, and ideas that even the writers of "Mall Cop" and "Observe and Report" would have tossed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Steven Rea
    This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    Slackers is, well, consummately cheesy. Ugh.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    Somnambulistic pacing, kerplunkingly unfunny jokes, and mugging thespians making fools of themselves. Truly torturous spectacle.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    The movie heads in a disastrous direction: namely, a police academy ceremony... This lets-wrap-this-thing-up moment sucks the life and the honesty out of an otherwise compelling portrait of tainted lawmen, tainted law.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 Steven Rea
    Reaches breathtaking lows of incoherence, sexism, racial stereotyping, and -- did I say incoherence?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Steven Rea
    Has to be among the worst movies ever made.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Steven Rea
    As far as director Nicole Kassell and writer Gren Wells are concerned, the C in Big C must stand for cute. The film reaches into the pits of moviegoing hell when it finds Marley on a celestial white couch, ringed in billowing white curtains, communing with God. And God is embodied by Whoopi Goldberg.