For 1,988 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steven Rea's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Spotlight
Lowest review score: 0 The Mangler
Score distribution:
1988 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The film's conceit - mopey strangers meet, form a band, and take to the dance halls - has a Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney let's-put-on-a-show innocence, and exuberance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening; there is a lot of walking and talking (against exquisite backdrops), dissections and discourse about the intricacies of romance, the false signals, the fickleness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Trip to Italy doesn't feel entirely new, but there's comfort in familiarity, too. And as Brydon and Coogan note in one discourse, it's the rare sequel (The Godfather: Part II) that's better than its forebear.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    An efficient, if not exactly inspiring, espionage thriller, full of high-tech gadgetry (surveillance drones! flash drives!) and low-tech action (car chases! shootouts! a shovel to the head!).
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Steven Rea
    If Matthew Weiner's Are You Here is good for anything, it's to illustrate how the themes and conflicts he has worked out with such depth and dexterity in all these seasons of "Mad Men" can go terribly amiss with the wrong actors, wrong backdrop, wrong tone, wrong time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A delightful, oddball surprise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    Any movie that considers the possibility of an afterlife, or the possibility that there isn't one, without first getting all postapocalyptic about it, merits some respect. Stay, Mia, stay!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Filmmaker Maria Sole Tognazzi is going for a quiet, thoughtful character study: a modern woman, sure of herself, but still trying to come to terms with her place in the world.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    It's all head-spinning and lovely - and a little exhausting, too.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Steven Rea
    A dark, shaky, standard-issue superhero picture.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Calvary is also just jaw-droppingly beautiful. McDonagh and cinematographer Larry Smith capture the four-seasons-in-one-day miracle that is Ireland, with its jagged stonescapes, roiling surf, fairie towns, and bracing skies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    What If boasts a couple of near-classic comic moments, one involving jalapeno peppers and a precipitous fall.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    It would be curmudgeonly to count all the ways in which The Hundred-Foot Journey is unsurprising, unrealistic, unnecessary.
    • 30 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Code Black is sobering stuff. The American health system, McGarry's film argues, is broken. But the film is undeniably inspiring, too: Despite everything that is wrong, there are nurses and doctors and technicians determined to do things right.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Is it dumb to say, "Wow?"...I don't care. Wow.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    The Killer Inside Me is tough, disturbing stuff: We're tagging along with a sociopath as he explains himself, reveals himself, works things out inside his head.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    A Most Wanted Man's cast - a mix of Germans speaking English, Americans speaking English with German accents, Russians, and men and women from the Middle East - is uniformly stellar.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Wickedly smart and wickedly playful, Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives' Tony-nominated Venus in Fur works on so many levels, it's almost dizzying.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    At a certain point in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, you expect Caesar to say, "Et tu, Koba?" Maybe a bit obvious, but it would have shown some wit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Supermensch is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction tales.
    • 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
    • 75 Steven Rea
    The Signal is a road movie turned upside down and inside out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Steven Rea
    Funny, passionate, full of compassion for its just-pubescent protagonists, We Are the Best! is a total charmer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    22 Jump Street's scattershot approach to comedy is rooted in the belief that for every anatomical, scatalogical, sexual, or pop-cultural reference and pun gone awry, another will stick to the wall like, um, bodily fluid.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Steven Rea
    A kind of Tracy/Hepburn rom-com with a "Dead Poets Society" backdrop and dollops of human failing for added drama, Words and Pictures stars Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche - a matchup that makes you want to like Fred Schepisi's film, even when it becomes impossible to do so.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    Maybe it's generational: In a movie about teens, it's the teens who should rule. And they do. With certainty. With laughter. And with tears - buckets and buckets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Steven Rea
    At its best, Edge of Tomorrow plays like a tripwire time-travel thriller. As it progresses, though, the built-in repetition can, and does, grow tedious.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Steven Rea
    Ida
    A road trip at once tragic, hopeful, and unforgettable.

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