For 553 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Django Unchained
Lowest review score: 0 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Score distribution:
553 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The remarkably expressive Mr. Siddig is sympathetic and true as the tortured father, communicating reams of emotion with his eyes, and Ms. Tomei is totally charismatic as his discarded lover who helps him out of a sense of humanity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    There are humorous intrusions (e.g., an art show at Jeanne’s gallery that includes Nazi symbols constructed from penises), and great performances throughout.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In a bravura performance that is the primary don't-miss reason for its existence, he (Carlyle) gives California Solo all he's got; even in scenes that just exist to pass the time, his presence informs the essence of the man he plays and the humanity of the film itself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The movie moves as slowly as the oncoming fog, but Juliette Binoche is always a pleasure to watch, despite an awkward coda set in London that I found jarring.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Sensitively written and carefully directed with keenly observed nuance by Leland Orser, who also plays the grief-stricken husband driven to the brink of madness by the sudden death of his son, it’s a film that touches the heart with the tenderness of understatement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It's uneven, but its optimistic message-lost causes can find strength through friendship and bonding-is contagious.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The best thing about Gangster Squad is how they got the 1940s accoutrements right.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Surprising, inventive and crisply, merrily written and directed by Derrick Borte, The Joneses is a brisk, captivating entertainment. Think Ozzie and Harriet on speed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Anthony Hopkins plays the king of the hops, and he is excellent. So is the rest of the movie, a sober, no-frills account about the highest ransom ever collected up to that time — $10 million and counting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), it’s basically another tough genre workout that is all too familiar, with enough tension and violence to keep an audience alert if not riveted.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Depression is a tricky subject for a movie aimed at a target audience that is depressed enough already. But this one justifies its challenges to feel-good escapism through honesty and integrity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Turns out to be more suspenseful and keenly plotted than most, with a compelling centerpiece performance by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) that deserves attention.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    When it finally ended, I felt like I had traveled the distance in the next sleeping bag. It’s exhausting but exhilarating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The senior set deserves a few crumpets with their tea, and Part Two, which takes up where the original left off, aims to satisfy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Its virtues are many and this filmed version of Hardy’s fourth novel is well worth seeing. It rises head and shoulders above most of what we’ve been seeing lately.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    My biggest problem with Flight is not the unanswered questions it raises, but the eleventh-hour epiphany just in time for a happy ending. Maybe I'm naturally cynical, but I simply don't believe that people are basically good at heart - and I don't buy into sudden salvation. Otherwise, Flight is one hell of an entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In retrospect, it's preposterous. But while you're gasping for air, it's one hell of a thrill ride, like being stuck on a malfunctioning roller coaster for an hour and a half at top speed, and unable to get off.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Best of all, I applaud the director's triumph of intimate terror over preposterous puppets and noisy computer-generated effects. In The Bay, the mayhem is both fresh and thrilling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    In a movie without adults, the children are spontaneous and natural. And Ms. Ronan is captivating throughout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It is quirky, dark, much maligned by feminists and too slow for some tastes, but it's a work worth seeing again, and Ms. Weisz is wonderful in it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The Grey avoids smug clichés, takes you to places you least expect and settles for no comfortable solutions, while it explores the dark shadows of the male psyche and finds more emotional fragility there than you find in the usual phony macho myths from Hollywood.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Elegant and understated, Belle is a true story about the effects of slavery on 18th-century England, told in the style of a sweeping romantic saga by Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The Descendants is a soap opera with Hawaiian shirts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It all sounds dreadful, like the pilot for another brainless comedy series on network TV, but it grows on you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    A structurally messy but emotionally effective coming of age movie that gets a lot of it right. High school is an ordeal only the fittest can survive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It’s sexy, violent and creepy, but damn if it didn’t keep me glued to my chair with tension.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    My reservations about Copperhead are outweighed by the noble intentions that inspired it.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Written and directed with precision and sensitivity by Thomas McCarthy (The Station Agent), it revives the pleasant art of storytelling most of today’s young filmmakers have all but abandoned, and cures (temporarily, anyway) my allergy to Adam Sandler.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    The Girl sounds like a real mess. It isn’t. It’s just a slow, well-made human interest story on a very small scale, ultimately touching but as inconsequential as a slice of pineapple at a Hawaiian luau.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    Beautifully shot and reeking with style, Last Night is as slow as sorghum; nothing ever really happens.

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