Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
1804
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 13% Very Good Girls (2014) " Very Good Girls has a breezy yet bittersweet, vaguely nostalgic vibe." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/4 82% 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 22% 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 90% 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 Carré'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 16% 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 40% 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 91% 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 91% 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 23% 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 54% 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 85% 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 63% 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 43% 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
3/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " The whole thing begins to feel like a giant-screen videogame - with the gamer getting a little further, a little deeper, with each new push of the Start button." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Woodley ... balances grace with gravity, wit with heart." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) " Ultimately, like La Femme Nikita, there may be less here than meets the eye. But what does meet the eye is pretty darn thrilling." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/4 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) " L.A. Confidential isn't quite up there with Chinatown, but it's the closest thing to come down the Santa Monica Freeway in the last 23 years." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/4 94% Ida (2014) " A masterpiece." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 75% Chinese Puzzle (2014) " It's all very busy, and cute, and, um, French ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
1/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 49% Maleficent (2014) " In the blood-red lipstick and midnight-black gown and cowl of her Sleeping Beauty antecedent, Jolie's Maleficent is magnificent." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) " It's a little freaky to watch Phoenix go at it, a smooth-talking beguiler who suddenly turns stumblebum. But there's nothing freakish about Cotillard." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Ambitious, even audacious, the movie's mix of action and for-devotees-only intrigue can overwhelm, but there are moments of sheer virtuosity, too ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 83% The Double (2014) " The Double doesn't get very deep, but it does get interesting." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 80% Singles (1992) " Crowe's movie is like a great record album: the songs connect, and the people connect, too." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2014
2.5/4 71% Palo Alto (2014) " It's hard getting past the benign "menace" of the gangs, the corny out-of-touchness of the parentals, the stodgy morality of it all." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " Jon Favreau's bouncy paean to the culinary arts wins you over in a stridently upbeat, crowd-pleasing way ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) " Though we don't get to know Steadman the man all that well (rough time at boarding school, and yes, he has a wife and a dog), we do get to know his art." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
2.5/4 74% Godzilla (2014) " Edwards' expertise in the visual effects field manifests itself in the seamlessness of the computer-generated imagery, if not in its extraordinariness." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 74% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Something happens to François Ozon's people when they get near the water." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
4/4 89% Locke (2014) " A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 83% Belle (2014) " Brings these themes to a dramatic head: romance and race, privilege and justice." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 82% Fed Up (2014) " Even if you dispute the facts, one thing is clear: As a nation, we are fat, and getting fatter." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
1.5/4 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991) " The episodic flashbacks are cast in an unfunny Freudian light -- domineering mother, helpless hubby, the tragically withdrawn child. What a laugh riot!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 5, 2014
1.5/4 4% Cool World (1992) " Watching Byrne, Basinger and Pitt struggle to bring verisimilitude to this cockeyed business is painful. And watching the parade of ricocheting doodles is just headache-inducing." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 4, 2014
1.5/4 7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) " Released in 1,492 theaters on Friday, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery should be gone from most of them faster than you can hoist the mainsails and shiver your timbers." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 3, 2014
1.5/4 10% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) " The mix of violence and laughs never gels, the rejoinders are snapless, the pace slack." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 52% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " Decoding Annie Parker is a movie about resilience, about staring doom straight in the face - with a smile, with hope." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
3.5/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " To call Blue Ruin a revenge thriller is to sell this barbed-wire-sharp and altogether surprising American indie short." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Garfield is mumbly and gangly as Peter, and unrecognizable as Spider-Man, suited-up head to toe with the dome-like corneas that allow neither glint nor gleam of the actor's eyes." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 1, 2014
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