For 1,045 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Jackie
Lowest review score: 0 Shut In
Score distribution:
1045 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The acting is first-rate from start to finish, but it is really Mr. Waltz who keeps the action flowing. Both demon and clown, he’s horrifying, appealing and immensely mesmerizing in a film about the pitfalls that await anyone who falls for charm while ignoring the evils that can sometimes hide behind the facade of disingenuous priorities.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Another powerful, mesmerizing and downright heartbreaking performance by the great Anthony Hopkins enhances The Father.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Another of those fact-based semi-documentary style films about the need for government transparency that is responsible, sobering, worthwhile and, in my opinion, as boring as the recent halftime show in the 2021 Super Bowl.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Powerful, persuasive and insightful, Falling is a sensitive and beautifully composed film that marks the formidable directing debut of the wonderful actor Viggo Mortensen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The only reason to waste money and risk COVID exposure in any theater showing Jungleland is the privilege of seeing Charlie Hunnam and Jack O’Connell, two of the best and most charismatic actors in films today, struggle to turn a turgid, cliché-riddled bore about the underground game of bare-knuckle fighting into something better than it could ever be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    To me, the sex in Ammonite is nothing short of a yawn. The movie is also ponderously slow — the cinematic equivalent of liquid valium. But the two accomplished actresses at the helm balance two sides of a difficult equation exquisitely, exact and admirably immersed in total dedication to their roles, and supported by a fine peripheral cast.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Dreamland doesn’t quite work, but she (Robbie) deserves an A for effort.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Let Him Go wastes no time pulling you into an emotional grasp so compelling you can’t believe what happens as the narrative moves from one shocking scene to the next in a pandemic of violence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A film about mental health issues needs a good script and a first-rate cast to sustain a viewer’s interest, and this one has neither.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    After an hour of this tedium, you stop worrying about where this disaster is going — or if it’s going anywhere at all. In the end credits, 28 producers are listed for an 85-minute film that doesn’t appear to have even had one.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    A lurid, tasteless crime procedural about a plague of serial slaughters by a pair of particularly demented maniacs roaming across Europe torturing and mutilating young newlyweds and leaving their victims nude and positioned to resemble famous works of art. It’s more gruesome than I dare to describe.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The plot may be formulaic, but there’s nothing predictable about Ben Affleck’s commitment to the role of Jack, or the subtlety and sincerity with which he plays it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Hope Gap is pithy, engaging, and insightful — the kind of movie we desperately need more of.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    This moronic parable inspired by Donald Trump’s treatment and attitude towards illegal immigrants is a disgrace, but so is almost everything else on the screen these days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The entire enterprise is so muffled and dull you can’t believe what you’re watching.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    For an alleged psychological thriller, The Night Clerk has no thrills, suspense or tension.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Buck is lovable forever. If you think he’s perfection on four legs, he is. If you think he’s the most human dog since Lassie, Benji and Rin Tin Tin, he isn’t. Because Buck, you see, is computer-generated. Never mind. I guarantee you will love him anyway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Well-crafted, potently written and beautifully acted.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    In Downhill, it disintegrates because both parties turn out to be such unsalvageable bores — a misfire, in a feature-length movie, that is worse than stale popcorn.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Vulgar, contrived and incomprehensible.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It’s rare to see a war film you can truthfully label poignant, but The Last Full Measure combines the heart-pounding excitement of "1917" with the urgent, deeply moving emotional honesty of "Saving Private Ryan" to tell a heroic but somehow overlooked story of courage under fire that now emerges as one of the most valuable chapters to emerge from the debacle of Vietnam.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    It was written with empty-headed desperation and directed with minimal imagination by Guy Ritchie, one of the most incompetent filmmakers of the century.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s not much of a story, so understandably, it’s not much of a movie, either. But for shock effects, the aliens that descend upon the Gardners are admirably grotesque and some of the special effects are admittedly hair-raising.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    In a bargain-basement bomb called Inherit the Viper, three siblings survive one gruesome moment after another without any of them adding up to anything significant or life-affirming. Despite a running time of only 85 minutes, it feels like days of mean-spirited self-indulgence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    The only reason I wanted to see it at all is Kristen Stewart, but she is so wasted that she should have stayed in bed.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It’s a dull story that is still worth telling — but in a better film than Three Christs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A number of questions await anyone who lasts the full 88 minutes. What just happened? Was the suicidal composer a lunatic devil worshiper who planned for his daughter to follow in his footsteps? Will anyone else ever hear the sonata of the damned? Does anyone care?
    • 91 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    It is rare that a movie finds its way into the hearts of a massive audience with both flair and sentimentality that made the 1949 "Little Women" so unique and unforgettable. The new one pretty much settles for sentimentality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    The intensity is overwhelming. Every war is hell, no matter when it was fought, but 1917, which is about a war far removed from contemporary reality, turns out to the best war picture since "Saving Private Ryan."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    Yes, this is a great one, and a magnificent centerpiece performance by an unknown actor named Paul Walter Hauser in the title role is a major reason it is so unforgettable.

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