For 853 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rex Reed's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Denial
Lowest review score: 0 The Big Bang
Score distribution:
853 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    Everything is tenuous, including a performance by Keanu Reeves that borders on catatonia. Just because he stopped shaving doesn’t mean he can suddenly act.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The film has beautiful cinematography and occasional peaks of high drama, but lacks the kind of significant tempo necessary to sustain enough interest for nearly two hours to keep a viewer focused.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Powerful, devastating, depressing and deeply unsettling, the documentary Path of Blood by British filmmaker Jonathan Hacker gives new meaning to the word terror.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Strongly acted, beautifully shot and sincerely aimed at clearing up some of the misconceptions about the Old West that have been passed off as history by Hollywood movies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    A first-rate cast enriches the otherwise dismal Boundaries, a misguided combination road movie and domestic comedy-drama that otherwise qualifies as a box office also-ran.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The result is a juicy true story told blandly, but The Catcher Was a Spy is still a movie worth seeing.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the latest installment, has more dinosaurs, more screams, and more general chaos, but doesn’t make a single move to explore a fresh idea or add a new slant on a tired old formula. As brainless summer-escapism movies go, this one can’t go fast enough.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    The film is extraordinarily well directed by Alexandre Moors, realistically written, and uniformly well played by an excellent supporting cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, and Jack Huston. As “war is hell” movies go, this one is better than usual.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    These days actors not only appear in bad movies, they are forced to produce their own flops themselves. Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne co-executive produced Hereditary. They deserve what they get, in spades.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    An all-star cast of #MeToo celebrants are now determined to prove how empowered women can make the same smart, entertaining heist movies as men.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    Moronic drivel that truly qualifies as the worst movie of the year, it sinks amateurish moviemaking aimed at audiences with no taste to an alarming new low.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s not the predictable plot that holds interest, but the unusual smart-aleck script by British writer-director Bart Layton that blends elements of the true story with an almost journalistic approach.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Rex Reed
    It’s a true story, basically a two-hander about a pair of courageous lovers lost at sea, as crushingly hard to imagine as it is to watch, but every element is so perfect that it left me shaking and devastated.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    So Breath is not without its pleasures, but it takes longer for the boys to grow up than it does to master Big Smokey. It needs a push, an edge, a reason to care about what happens next.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    The result is respectable, but dull and tedious. Only half a loaf is not a three-course meal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    What saves the movie from tedium is a cast that is easy to watch, from understated veterans such as Belushi.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    You watch the movie like you read a book, which leads to eventual tedium. You can’t put a bookmark in a movie, come back later, and pick up where you left off.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    I admire Carrey for taking on a grim and sobering project made in Krakow, Poland, that requires a range he would never be asked to show in any American sitcom, but Dark Crimes is so lurid, irrelevant and unwatchable it makes you wonder if he ever read the script.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s such a pleasure to see four mature women, more beautiful, glamorous, desirable and pulled together than most of the ladies today who are half their age, share the screen in all their glory that it’s easy to forget how disappointing the movie is.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    As docs go, it’s not as informatively or entertainingly good as it should have been and not as shamefully self-serving as it could have been, but as wistful as it made me feel about the New York I once loved that will never come again, it put a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    Only masochists try to make movies out of Chekhov. They keep trying, and they never get it right.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    I cannot count the number of reservations I had about Anything, an idea with every possibility of being a cheap publicity gimmick aimed at selling the sensational and luring the lurid. What a shock, then, to discover that Anything is anything but.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Rex Reed
    A turgid, pretentious, and incomprehensible existential joke. What a star on the rise is doing in it is a question mark for the archives.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    A well-directed thriller with knuckle-chewing suspense. A cast of unknowns give some first-rate performances, doing everything right to milk the throb of panic and anxiety from “what would I do?” situations. Terror builds from start to finish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    No matter how you regard its limited commercial possibility for success, there is nothing funny about Tully. Having forewarned you, I must add that suffering through her never-ending agony is less daunting than it has to be when it is Theron who is doing it for you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rex Reed
    There are so many ideas rattling around in Backstabbing for Beginners that are never resolved, and so many duplicitous characters that are never satisfactorily explained, that the end result is a muddle of confusion and violence that could end the future of tourism in Baghdad forever.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rex Reed
    The film, poorly edited and weakly unfocused by Turkish writer-director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, is a real mess.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rex Reed
    It’s not much of a movie, but it feels good and leaves you with life-affirming optimism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    It’s a good story, but too slow-moving for its own good. The cast works diligently, and Keener is scrappy but calm throughout, with a convincing naturalism as a woman with tremendous strength and a powerful belief in civil rights—at a time when most women were reluctant to speak out against political corruption.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rex Reed
    Well-considered and sincerely acted, Kodachrome is a character-driven drama that has been wrongly labeled a comedy by some so-called critics. There is nothing funny about it.

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