For 878 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Victoria and Abdul
Lowest review score: 0 The Neon Demon
Score distribution:
878 movie reviews
    • 40 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The end result of this stoned-cold picnic is both haphazardly successful and somewhat disappointing, but it’s worth seeing, thanks enormously to the tremendous charisma of Sam Rockwell.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The movie is wrenchingly slow — you know from the start that nothing is ever going to happen — but Nebraska has a charm that grows on you like a lichen, a wicked sense of humor that makes you laugh in spite of yourself, a concealed heart soft as a Hostess Twinkie, and a generous, welcome respect for the basic decency of the human race, more valuable than any lottery ticket.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    I think everything about the movie is too subtle and real to appeal to the "Batman" demographic, but for mature audiences who have forgotten how to smile, it takes up where "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' left off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    This is a subtle, elegant and altogether triumphant film about a subject I thought I was tired of, told with an artistry and freshness that is positively thrilling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Flawed but different, well-crafted and consistently powerful, At Any Price is the best film about impoverished farmers in the economic agricultural crisis since Jean Renoir’s "The Southerner."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It’s one terrific, offbeat and heart-pounding thriller set in the frozen wilderness of a Wyoming Indian reservation that never ceases to surprise, enthrall and pump the adrenaline with an energy that stuns.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Enhanced by superb writing and direction and nuanced performances by an ensemble of great actors, and enough take-home food for thought to keep the mind and senses totally focused from start to finish, The Company Men is pretty damn close to as good as it gets in a disappointing year at the movies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Considering the subject, ripe with titillating possibilities, it's surprisingly about as sexy as a week-old meat loaf. Tastefully directed by Tanya Wexler, it is a total joy from start to finish.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    This is their story. It is true. It is history. As a film, it is riveting, suspenseful, harrowing and exciting, and somehow, it also manages to be something rare among war pictures—a big-scale entertainment.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    What makes this one different is the dedication, commitment and sincerity the star brings to every aspect of the role. This is a pugilist with a heart.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It’s a feel-good film with an infectious sense of fun and inspiration that brings out the best in people instead of catering to their lowest instincts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    World War Z towers above every other alleged summer blockbuster. It’s the real deal.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Every complex member of the writer’s legacy has an agenda, with varying gains and losses, and the power of the film rests in the way it captures so many tangled lives as they cross and intersect at curious angles. The camera is literal, so the film sometimes fails to escape its roots of literary inspiration. This did not bother me. How many times do you get the chance to curl up with a good movie?
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The surprising results are unlike anything I’ve seen lately, and the best surprise of all is a funny, inspired and career-enhancing star performance by Ben Stiller that left me touched, applauding and laughing out loud.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Lee Hirsch is certainly one who is making a difference. I endorse him and his brave, powerful movie and urge you to see it for yourself. You might leave Bully with rage, but you will not leave Bully with indifference.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    As Robin Williams’ final film, it tolls a wonderful bell for the legacy of a distinguished career.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Too bleak and wrenching to recommend unconditionally. You need a strong constitution to watch it soberly, but it is a gripping experience that left me weak in the knees.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Don't miss this one. A brave and inspired antidote to time-wasting mainstream movies, it is unlike anything you've seen before or will likely ever see again. In short, it is unforgettable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The heart of the film derives from the fact that the more they all get to know each other, the more they all mature and their differences blend. The title comes from a lesson in Huckleberry Finn—that a lie is good if it helps others, the way Huck lied to save Jim from the slave traders.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Several aspects of this sad, grim story remain a mystery, but I am pleased to report that for the most part, Chappaquiddick catalogues the facts and eschews the sensationalism. The result is a film of integrity and disclosure, a controversial chapter in American history that substitutes clinical accuracy for Hollywood embellishment, with an impressive attention to detail and an admirable respect for suspenseful narrative.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    It's a delectable slice of Southern Gothic humor, a side show of rednecks and Bubbas and Aunt Tooties.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    This meticulously nuanced, sensitively acted film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire gives Nicole Kidman her best role in years, and she chews it like raw steak.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The tender magnetism of Blythe Danner turns an intelligent, sensitive story of love among the not so young into a work of art.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Carefully directed and gorgeous to look at, with haunting performances and maximum suspense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    A joyous, well-researched and liberating film in the feel-good spirit of "Billy Elliot," "The Full Monty" and "Calendar Girls."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    American Hustle is an essay on the brilliance of corruption.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Handsomely mounted, skillfully acted, exquisitely photographed and genuinely touching, Testament of Youth is one of those rare film experiences that is just about perfect.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    Directed with polish and restraint by Ritesh Batra, this is a gripping film that seizes your focus and never lets go. If this one fails to move you, then you don’t really care much about the power of movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    The result is a movie of enormous intelligence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rex Reed
    An upscale, high-concept $40 million futuristic epic by the visionary South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. It’s too gruesome to recommend to everyone without reservation, but if you love movies, you can’t afford to miss it.

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