Rex Reed

Rex Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Publications:
New York Observer , New York Post
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
1219

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% Chicken Run (2000) " Most of the time Chicken Run entertains, instructs, involves and enchants." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 24, 2014
3/4 46% About Alex (2014) " The intelligence and unhackneyed humor of the believable, unself-conscious screenplay by fledgling director Mr. Zwick (son of veteran director Edward Zwick) deserves special praise. It never hits a false note." — New York Observer
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/4 89% Calvary (2014) " A wicked, gimlet-eyed revelation of both Catholic dogma and Irish life today, Calvary has unflinching things to say about the people and the church that defies cliché." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2014
3.5/4 14% Louder Than Words (2014) " It's a feel-good film with an infectious sense of fun and inspiration that brings out the best in people instead of catering to their lowest instincts." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2014
2/4 78% Happy Christmas (2014) " Mr. Swanberg is not a total amateur, but he is called "a doodler" for obvious reasons, all of them on red alert here." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2014
1/4 36% Child Of God (2014) " What did we do to deserve James Franco?" — New York Observer
Posted Jul 30, 2014
1/4 40% Beneath (2014) " Halfway through, the movie loses its grip on logic and truth, and you stop believing it's based on anything other than the years the director spent in his youth, marching in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/4 48% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema ..." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Densely plotted, with everyone spying on everybody else, the movie is fraught with labyrinthine details more complicated than Egyptian hieroglyphics." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1/4 41% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Wish I Was Here ... made me wish I was anywhere else." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 16, 2014
0/4 14% Rage (2014) " A shabby waste of time from beginning to end." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 10, 2014
1/4 22% A Long Way Down (2014) " Does everything but bring in Bozo the Clown to make suicide no more serious than what to wear to the junior prom." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/4 43% Honour (2014) " Aiysha Hart delivers a mesmerizing performance as a beautiful Pakistani immigrant raised in England who disgraces her family by planning an elopement with a handsome preppie Punjabi boy." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/4 78% Land Ho! (2014) " Slow as Christmas, but the two protagonists grow on you, like a Virginia creeper vine climbing a garden wall." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 10, 2014
0/4 24% Tammy (2014) " It's a rambling, pointless and labored attempt to cash in on Ms. McCarthy's fan base without respect for any audience with a collective IQ of 10. And it's about as funny as a liver transplant." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 6, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " If you love movies, you can't afford to miss it." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2014
0/4 69% They Came Together (2014) " A ponderous spoof of movie rom-coms that plummets stupidity to a new low even by Hollywood standards." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2014
2/4 83% Begin Again (2014) " Ms. Knightley isn't remotely believable as a bike-riding pop singer. The saving grace is Mark Ruffalo, the only actor on the premises who shows any grit or passion for his character or for the music business." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3/4 53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Despite all that crummy doo-wop, it's a universal, American "anyone can make it" success story that has uplifting appeal onstage, and in Mr. Eastwood's capable hands, the joy spreads like apple butter." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/4 24% Third Person (2014) " Clumsy and contrived, the film never manages to connect the dots in a trio of stories set in three different cities, and I had to pinch myself to keep from falling asleep." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/4 66% The Rover (2014) " [It has] all of the excitement of being trapped in the desert without a map, watching a cow skull turn to dust." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2.5/4 33% Lullaby (2014) " The film seems endless and sentimental, and the writing is too philosophical to keep the audience awake." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 12, 2014
2/4 30% I Am I (2014) " It takes nearly an hour and a half to watch the charade go south. I'm not sure it's worth the wait." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 12, 2014
1/4 71% A Coffee in Berlin (2014) " A black-and-white template of nothingness that shows how far the once unique and inventive German film industry has plummeted." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 12, 2014
1/4 13% The Moment (2014) " The Moment is another in a long string of thrill-free psychological "thrillers" that fail from start to finish." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2014
2/4 27% Burning Blue (2014) " What can any actor do with dialogue like, "We are warriors paid to defend this country, not spill our guts and frolic in the daisies."" — New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " There's a lot of religious inspiration in the film I could do without, but the characters seem as real as inhaling." — New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2014
46% For Love of the Game (1999) " Under the confident direction of Sam Raimi, Mr. Costner gives a restrained but emotionally accessible performance." — New York Observer
Posted May 8, 2014
88% American Beauty (1999) " Kevin Spacey gives the performance of his life." — New York Observer
Posted May 8, 2014
1/4 34% God's Pocket (2014) " There's nothing remarkable or even remotely intriguing about the dyspeptic gang of submental sad sacks in this dull, flat fiasco." — New York Observer
Posted May 7, 2014
3/4 23% Devil's Knot (2014) " Mr. Egoyan's fascination and research don't really shed any new light on the case. Don't let that deter you." — New York Observer
Posted May 7, 2014
2/4 82% The Double (2014) " A dumb show annihilated on the electric wire of pretentiousness, The Double recalls too many similar movies for its own good." — New York Observer
Posted May 7, 2014
2/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It is not a sequel, just another retread of tired material in a franchise that is more than ready for the big comic book bonfire. And why the title? There is nothing amazing about it." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2014
1/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) " Mr. Franco must have had a very boring adolescence, because Palo Alto is a very boring movie." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/4 83% Belle (2014) " Elegant and understated, Belle is a true story about the effects of slavery on 18th-century England, told in the style of a sweeping romantic saga by Jane Austen or the Brontë sisters." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 30, 2014
3/4 89% Locke (2014) " Writer-director Stephen Knight gets more suspense out of the restricted nature of Locke's predicament than you would ever think possible." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/4 44% Walking With The Enemy (2014) " Its impact is special and inescapable." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 23, 2014
1/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " What fresh hell is this?" — New York Observer
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2/4 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) " John Turturro is a gifted and charming actor, but he has a fatal desire to be a film director and is cursed with no talent whatsoever for the job." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 16, 2014
4/4 66% The Railway Man (2014) " It's an inspiring and unforgettable story about cruelty, endurance, courage and making peace with the past." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " It's so elegant and dreamlike-such a departure from most vampire epics-that you won't be bored. It also has a wicked sense of humor you usually don't find in the genre." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 10, 2014
1/4 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Dream girl Scarlett Johansson digs for oil and hits a dry hole in Under the Skin." — New York Observer
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2/4 82% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " [It] focuses on unspoken adolescent feelings instead of familiar puerile events, with clichés held at arm's length. Unfortunately, Hide Your Smiling Faces is so slow it could use a few action sequences to speed things up." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 88% Cheap Thrills (2014) " This is not a movie for everybody, but that assessment is not exactly intended as a thumbs down. Alarming thrills are guaranteed." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 55% Breathe In (2014) " The May-December romance is an overworked genre, but steady hands guide this one with intelligence to a sad but satisfactory conclusion." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2/4 83% On My Way (2014) " Disappointingly tedious, On My Way is a contrived vehicle for Gallic icon Catherine Deneuve." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2014
1/4 13% McCanick (2014) " The only reason to suffer through a grim wack job called McCanick is to see the late Cory Monteith in his last film role." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2014
0/4 7% Maladies (2014) " Overrated, overexposed and overindulgent, James Franco is all over the place, like cow chips in the abandoned pasture of a derelict farm." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 19, 2014
2.5/4 21% Better Living Through Chemistry (2014) " The end result of this stoned-cold picnic is both haphazardly successful and somewhat disappointing, but it's worth seeing, thanks enormously to the tremendous charisma of Sam Rockwell." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/4 89% Le Week-End (2014) " Smart, substantial and enchanting." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 13, 2014
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