For 1,959 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 8.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Chicken Run
Lowest review score: 0 The Mangler
Score distribution:
1959 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wildly sad, funny and terrific documentary.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A profoundly unnerving historical document.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A riveting sci-fi investigation into humankind's experiments with A.I. (with pages from Spike Jonze's Her and Stanley Kubrick's 2001), Ex Machina marks the extremely able directing debut of British writer Alex Garland, of the novels "The Beach" and "The Tesseract," and of the screenplays for Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" . . . and "Sunshine."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's great to see an American filmmaker - and a successful one at that - willing to simply train his cameras on the actors and let them, and their characters, come to life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A dazzling costume epic, a spectacle for the eyes and for the soul.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Amour arrives with plaudits and praise. But this is not hype, it is all deserved. This is a masterpiece.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Smart, suspenseful, satisfyingly unpredictable.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Girl on the Bridge, with its doomed art-house romanticism and echoes of Fellini, may not be the deepest piece of filmmaking out there now, but it is easily the most intoxicating. Take the leap.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Clooney has never been better, subtler, more deeply rooted in a performance than he is in The Descendants. And he's funny, too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A quiet, loopy gem, Duck Season is a goofball celebration of old friends, new beginnings, adolescent freedom, and baked goods laced with a little something extra.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Although Mistress America is very much a New York movie, full of references to couture, pop culture, boutique hotels (to Antigone and Faulkner, too), its comic centerpiece is a brazen assault on a country compound.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Ida
    A road trip at once tragic, hopeful, and unforgettable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A beautiful, appropriately loping little gem about growing older, daring to take risks and follow your heart. That probably sounds corny, and The Straight Story is.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Mara and Blanchett are each extraordinary, working in the most organic and soul-stirring ways.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's Greengrass' way of asking a question that looms large in these post-9/11 days: Are we all praying to the same God, or is one man's God better than another, and one man's God vastly more terrifying?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A quiet, heart-rending masterpiece, one with an actor's turn that people will remember, and rediscover, eons into the future.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Mud
    Mud is steeped in a sense of place, and the people inhabiting it. Southern. Superstitious. Suspenseful. Sublime.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Riley's film brings the American icon's career back into sharp focus.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    This taut cautionary tale explores the dark side of American politics. And leaves the viewer to wonder - if anyone's still wondering - is there a bright side?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Inside Llewyn Davis plays like some beautiful, foreboding, darkly funny dream.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    It's not a pretty picture. But Food, Inc. is an essential one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Quiet, rageful indictment of a two-tiered Islamic society.
    • Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    With a bit of Tintin and Tati, Charlie Chaplin and Wallace and Gromit echoing in the pacing and comic sensibility, Triplets of Belleville conjures up a world that's totally surprising and sublime.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Amazingly - and this movie is amazing - Room is a story of hope, of possibility. Sure, your stomach will be in knots, your fingers clenched, your heart racing. But it will also fill that heart with a sense of the goodness, the courage, the enduring love that is out there to be discovered - and to be held onto with the fierceness of life itself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Big hair. Big mouths. Big scams. Everything about American Hustle, David O. Russell's wild and woolly take on the late-'70s FBI sting operation code-named Abscam, is big. And the biggest thing of all is the love story that beats at the heart of this rollicking disco-era ensemble piece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    35 Shots of Rum is visual poetry, but poetry that examines the human condition with insight and illumination.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    A tale of horror, heroism, unimaginable physical challenges, and, yes, cannibalism, Stranded offers the kind of real-life drama that can't help but bring up notions of God, fate, and nature's imposing will.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Is it dumb to say, "Wow?"...I don't care. Wow.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.

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