Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
1824
Total QuickRatings:
2

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
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 85% 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
35% 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 91% Frank (2014) " A delightful, oddball surprise." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 22, 2014
1.5/4 8% 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 45% 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 64% A Five Star Life (2014) " A frothy romantic comedy tinged with melancholy and yearning." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/4 32% 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 20% 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 63% 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 65% 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 30% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " It's pandemic time!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Aug 1, 2014
3.5/4 94% 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 48% 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 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 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 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 17% 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 41% 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 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 61% 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
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
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