Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
1831
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 27% Lost in Space (1998) " I don't know about you, but my eyes glaze like doughnuts when people start time-traveling, showing up in two places at once, or one place twice -- which is what happens here." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/4 70% God Help the Girl (2014) " Browning, staring down the camera and singing up a storm, brings buckets of soulfulness to a script that might not be terribly deep." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 97% Love Is Strange (2014) " A film about learning, and changing, and learning to change." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 12, 2014
3.5/4 89% The Drop (2014) " In the end, this tale of lonely souls and soulless thugs - of money and morality - even feels kind of hopeful." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 12, 2014
1.5/4 3% Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) " Never -- at least not since the first Mortal Kombat -- has tedium been so loud, so full of backward flips and flying fists to the kissers of centaurs from another realm." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 10, 2014
3/4 89% Light Sleeper (1992) " With his deliberate speech patterns and haunted, reptilian good looks, Dafoe is an almost nobly sad presence at the center of the film. There's something wonderfully calm about his performance, and it holds Light Sleeper together." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 9, 2014
2.5/4 80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) " If you're in the mood for some knuckleheaded comedy at the expense of -- in mad scientist Dr. Forrester's words -- "a stinky cinematic suppository called This Island Earth," then get thee to some place playing MST3K." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3/4 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " A Summer's Tale is one of those movies where it looks like nothing is happening ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/4 86% The Trip To Italy (2014) " The Trip to Italy doesn't feel entirely new, but there's comfort in familiarity, too." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 29, 2014
36% The November Man (2014) " Brosnan ... slips back into his intel identity with seeming effortlessness. The watchfulness, the calm, the jujitsu moves, the walking-through-rooms-with-the gun-held-straight-out-in-front-of-you stuff." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/4 69% Jacob's Ladder (1990) " A friend, after seeing Jacob's Ladder, griped, "I wasn't afraid of dying -- until I saw this movie." Put that blurb in an ad and see who shows up at the multiplexes." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 23, 2014
2.5/4 37% If I Stay (2014) " Moretz has a nicely calibrated energy and intensity, and the teen romance ups-and-downs of Mia and Adam's relationship - are they really soul mates, or will he drop her when the right groupie shambles along? - feel authentically OMG-ish." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3.5/4 92% Frank (2014) " A delightful, oddball surprise." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 22, 2014
1.5/4 7% Are You Here (2014) " Are You Here lacks more than just the question mark that should go on its title. It lacks a point-of-view that makes sense, that feels central." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 22, 2014
1.5/4 46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) " Why sit through this pimply excuse for pulp fiction? Why not read the real boys (Goodis, Cain, Thompson), or see the real films (Forget it, Jake. It's not Chinatown)?" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/4 59% A Five Star Life (2014) " A frothy romantic comedy tinged with melancholy and yearning." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 34% The Giver (2014) " Noyce, working from an adaptation by screenwriters Michael Mitnick and Robert B. Weide, finds a compelling through-line ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 93% Speed (1994) " De Bont has assembled it with masterly precision. And Speed looks terrific. There are breathtaking aerial shots, mind-boggling stunts, and camera positioning that you just don't expect. It's a rocketing eyeful." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 11, 2014
2/4 19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) " The kind of cliched, misfit crimefighters-versus-demented villains scenario that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird happily parodied when they came up with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books way back in the 1980s." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/4 62% Mood Indigo (2014) " It's hard not to take delight in Michel Gondry and his whooshing, bendable universe." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/4 69% What If (2014) " It's Radcliffe and Kazan, clinking their takeout coffees (well, there's no clink in cardboard, is there?) and radiating soulful desire and distress, that make What If more than just an iffy affair." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/4 89% Calvary (2014) " [Gleeson] projects fierce intelligence, wit, gentleness, ruefulness, soulfulness." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2.5/4 67% The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) " It would be curmudgeonly to count all the ways in which The Hundred-Foot Journey is unsurprising, unrealistic, unnecessary." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/4 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) " The oversized terrapins are characteristically flip as they backflip through an unnecessarily muddled plot." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 6, 2014
1.5/4 29% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " It's pandemic time!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 91% CODE BLACK (2014) " A must-see for anyone concerned about the state of health care in this country. Which should be all of us." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/4 49% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " 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." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2014
2/4 9% Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) " Mom and Dad Save the World, which was directed by Greg Beeman and has the straggly feel of an extended Saturday Night Live skit, boasts unusually inspired production design." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/4 17% Very Good Girls (2014) " Very Good Girls has a breezy yet bittersweet, vaguely nostalgic vibe." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " Happy Christmas examines, in its shambling way, the challenges facing dual-career couples as they become parents." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/4 21% A Long Way Down (2014) " Whatever the intent of the filmmakers, a story that hinges on existential despair requires at least a modicum of emotional credulity." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/4 99% Boyhood (2014) " Is it dumb to say, "Wow?" I don't care. Wow." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3.5/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " To spy, to lie, to seduce, to deceive, to try to do right, to destroy - that is the current that runs under everything in le CarrĂ©'s fiction, and it courses through Hoffman's veins as Bachmann in A Most Wanted Man." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1.5/4 18% And So It Goes (2014) " None of this is remotely funny. It's actually kind of sad." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 18% Sex Tape (2014) " The folks behind Sex Tape did their homework. They just forgot the laughs." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2.5/4 42% Wish I Was Here (2014) " I wish Wish I Was Here made me care more about this guy's woes, but there's a patness to the weepy scenarios. To the funny ones, too." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 18, 2014
2/4 25% Fathers' Day (1997) " Hey, it sounded good on paper." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 14, 2014
4/4 92% Venus in Fur (2014) " 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." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Maybe that's the sad takeaway of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: that peace is futile, conflict inevitable. No matter the species, we're all doomed." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 11, 2014
1/4 5% The Avengers (1998) " Somebody call Austin Powers, quick!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 8, 2014
2.5/4 24% Third Person (2014) " Third Person falls into a kind of fugue state. The lines between characters become blurred, their respective losses and heartbreaks dissolving into a melancholy vapor. Or vapidity. Take your pick." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3.5/4 71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " There's a muted absurdist thread running through A Coffee in Berlin, and while Niko's quest for the titular brew devolves into a series of whimsical frustrations, the filmmaker's motives are more serious." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood, directing his 33d film, adds some keen-eyed realism to the showbiz schmaltz." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/4 11% Batman & Robin (1997) " [A] loud, long and pointless spectacle." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/4 55% The Signal (2014) " Let The Signal take you by surprise. And it will." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2.5/4 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Does the meta-acknowledgment that everyone's in it for the bucks give a purposefully dopey sequel more cred? ... You bet." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 60% The Grand Seduction (2014) " Loved Local Hero? Charmed by Waking Ned Devine? Then go watch Local Hero and Waking Ned Devine." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3.5/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " [Moodysson] captures the crushing urgency and emotional craziness of youth. It's not blood that flows through these girls' veins, it's nitroglycerin." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3.5/4 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " How can you not love this guy, this story?" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2.5/4 42% Words And Pictures (2014) " 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." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 6, 2014
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