Rex Reed

Rex Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Rex Reed's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 61% Gemma Bovery (2015) "A somewhat reserved but sensual and gratifying movie that finds and polishes connections between literature and the screen while further catapulting the wonderful British actress Gemma Arterton several notches up the ladder toward international stardom. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 27, 2015
1/4 79% Results (2015) "A week in the outback without a cellphone would be better than Results. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 27, 2015
3/4 56% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "Lacking action to the point of seeming immobile, Mr. Téchiné nevertheless amasses a catalogue of anger, desire and sex, enhanced by stunning landscapes of villas and a parade of the rich and glamorous haut monde at play. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 20, 2015
3.5/4 92% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "The tender magnetism of Blythe Danner turns an intelligent, sensitive story of love among the not so young into a work of art. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 20, 2015
2/4 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "It's described as a smart, suspenseful psychological thriller, but there's nothing smart about it, and as an alleged thriller, when the mysteries are explained in a twist finale, it could use a psychologist of its own. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 20, 2015
3/4 59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "It's good to see first-rate artists devoted to a film that doesn't pander to an unsophisticated audience with a thirst for violence and smut. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 6, 2015
2/4 43% The D Train (2015) "So many t's are uncrossed and i's undotted that the movie is a mess. Still, I was fascinated by what it might have been. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 6, 2015
1/4 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "I am tempted to say it's another sorry example of what women have to do to keep an acting career going today, when all the juicy roles go to men. Unfortunately they have only themselves to blame. They are both listed in the credits as executive producers. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 6, 2015
1/4 69% Welcome to Me (2015) "The movie is nothing more than a labored series of skits that play like ideas from rejected TV pilots. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/4 48% Ride (2015) "There are good things in it, but Ms. Hunt is smart, observant and bright enough to make films that resonate with more freshness than this. Maybe next time. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "This filmed version of Hardy's fourth novel is well worth seeing. It rises head and shoulders above most of what we've been seeing lately. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/4 62% The Water Diviner (2015) "As a director, Mr. Crowe's camera meanders all over the place; as an actor, he mumbles and growls his way through the carnage like it was nothing more important than a re-make of Gladiator, filmed on old sets from Gene Autry westerns. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 22, 2015
1/4 33% The Road Within (2015) "he Road Within backfires by emphasizing the same quirks and imbalances it seeks to soften. Reducing it to the genre of idiot comedy doesn't advance the cause, either. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/4 19% Little Boy (2015) "This movie could make you pre-diabetic. That's an observation, not a criticism. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/4 38% Closer To The Moon (2015) "From Romania, of all places, comes a breath of fresh air, far above the usual action film Hollywood keeps churning out with pointless abandon. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2/4 49% True Story (2015) "True Story trips and stumbles so much in the telling that you don't know what to believe, and instead of one man's irony you end up with two men's lies. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 15, 2015
2/4 33% Beyond The Reach (2015) "The movie tries too hard to promise nail-crunching terror that it never really delivers. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 15, 2015
3/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "The movie moves as slowly as the oncoming fog, but Juliette Binoche is always a pleasure to watch ... " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 8, 2015
1/4 69% The Harvest (2015) "Nothing wrong with a little gore as long as the result is a few goosebumps. This one is no scarier than running out of ink in the middle of a midterm exam. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 8, 2015
3.5/4 51% Woman in Gold (2015) "It's a touching film that entertains with warmth and humor while teaching us something about history, law and justice with enormous heart, subtlety and compassion, brilliantly acted and skillfully written. Is there anything Helen Mirren cannot do? " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "We'll never know how mismatched Ruskin and Effie were in real life, but in Ms. Thompson's tactful but muted version of the truth, they seem to be in a stupor. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 67% 5 to 7 (2015) "Nothing turns out the way you expect it. Everyone has an F.A.O. Schwarz gift box full of surprises before 5 to 7 smoothly sails into its final sunset over the Manhattan skyline, and so will you. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Apr 1, 2015
1/4 18% Serena (2015) "Into each life some rain eventually falls, and in a bomb called Serena, golden couple Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, united for the third time onscreen, arrive soaking wet. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 25, 2015
2/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "Another inconsequential Noah Baumbach parody of so-called "normal" people trying to function in a fractional society changing too rapidly to keep up with, While We're Young is a dreary bummer. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 25, 2015
1/4 16% The Gunman (2015) "Unfortunately, nobody ever won an Oscar for washboard abs. And nobody is going to win five seconds of admiration for 115 minutes of tedium in The Gunman. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) "Danny Collins is nothing to write home about, but it kept me entertained without too much guilt, and I didn't wince. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 18, 2015
2.5/4 11% The Cobbler (2015) "It revives the pleasant art of storytelling most of today's young filmmakers have all but abandoned, and cures (temporarily, anyway) my allergy to Adam Sandler. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 11, 2015
0/4 9% The Lovers (2015) "It's so deadly and unintentionally funny (I hope) that it practically defies description. Mr. Joffé should go back to film school as soon as possible. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/4 84% Cinderella (2015) "I could choke on it all, like a 24-hour binge of buttercream cake frosting. But let's be honest. There is no denying the fact that this is the best Cinderella of them all. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 11, 2015
2/4 22% October Gale (2015) "Even in a formulaic thriller like the Canadian film October Gale, Patricia Clarkson is always a welcome sight to fatten up slim material and add ballast to plot dynamics. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "Anthony Hopkins plays the king of the hops, and he is excellent. So is the rest of the movie, a sober, no-frills account about the highest ransom ever collected up to that time-$10 million and counting. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "I can see no real reason for a sequel to the delicious 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was perfect the first time around. But the second jog around the track passes the time pleasantly enough. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Mar 4, 2015
2/4 29% Out Of The Dark (2015) "Unfortunately, there aren't many thrills and the pace is so slow that I fell asleep from tedium waiting for something that resembled a goose bump. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 56% Focus (2015) "It's beautifully photographed and entertaining, with charming performances by Will Smith and newcomer Margot Robbie that tease and tantalize. You won't be bored. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Mr. Cronenberg's reputation for daring defeats him here. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 26, 2015
0/4 33% Everly (2015) "A smorgasbord of pornography masquerading as violence, Everly is so repugnant and pointless there were times when I wanted to call for help. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/4 64% The Rewrite (2015) "Another Hugh Grant comedy that follows the dots without much wit ... " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/4 83% Queen and Country (2015) "A deeply personal memoir, so well written and carefully observed that it draws the viewer into the ambience of postwar England with a persuasive power that makes you feel you're part of the same experience. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "A fresh, unexpected and welcome take on vampires-from New Zealand, of all places. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 11, 2015
1/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Expensive, derivative and boring as mattress ticking masquerading as designer fabric ... " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Maybe in future installments there will even be something that resembles a plot. For now, the entire movie is about as sexy as a root canal. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/4 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "A not-so-thrilling heist thriller that drones along mechanically between explosions and car crashes with Ewan McGregor, who is making entirely too many movies these days, none of them worth writing home about. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 4, 2015
3/4 71% The Voices (2015) "Fanciful, sweetly unbalanced and just right for the part, Mr. Reynolds gives his best performance in years. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/4 27% Wild Card (2015) "Las Vegas steals the show, even though it's played by New Orleans. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 38% Black or White (2015) "Good acting and plenty to think about, but a better director than Mike Binder would have made a better film. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 28, 2015
3/4 49% Cake (2015) "The sheer courage of Ms. Aniston grows on you, like a lichen. So does the movie. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 21, 2015
3/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "Basically another tough genre workout that is all too familiar, with enough tension and violence to keep an audience alert if not riveted. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 21, 2015
1/4 52% The Humbling (2015) "Be forewarned: It is dreadful. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 21, 2015
1/4 30% Loitering With Intent (2015) "A meandering little bore about a pair of struggling actors looking for a breakthrough movie even if they have to write it themselves. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 14, 2015
2/4 53% Little Accidents (2015) "A promising feature-film debut by writer-director Sara Colangelo that never quite rises above its dreary blue-collar ambience but reluctantly holds interest throughout, like a foghorn searching through mist to find a ray of light. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 14, 2015
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