Rex Reed

Rex Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% 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
2/4 54% Escobar: Paradise Lost (2015) "While the film captures some of the turbulence and tension during Escobar's reign of terror, it leaves most of the coherence up to the always fascinating Mr. Del Toro. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 73% Big Game (2015) "The audience is treated to jaw-dropping action sequences, enhanced by awesome special effects and staggering cinematography. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 55% The Little Death (2015) "Sad and often laugh-out-loud funny. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
1/4 20% 7 Minutes (2015) "Like most of today's young directors who neither want to nor know how to tell an actual story in a traditional way with a beginning, middle and end, writer-director Jay Martin jumps around like a spastic colon. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.5/4 79% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "There is no denying the impact of Mr. Ruffalo's performance as a troubled but mercurial disaster waiting to happen. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 17, 2015
2/4 50% Manglehorn (2015) "A dull, pretentious trifle from director David Gordon Green with Al Pacino in another of his late-career mishaps that does nothing to elevate his fading film status. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 17, 2015
1/4 28% Burying the Ex (2015) "Jonathan Hall's garish cinematography makes the whole movie look like a psychedelic mortuary. The screenplay, by Alan Trezza, is deadly, no pun intended. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 17, 2015
0/4 0% The 11th Hour (2015) "Not one scene in the entire film makes a shred of sense. If Kim Basinger still knows how to act, there is no evidence of it here. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 41% Madame Bovary (2015) "Realistic and refined, but uneven and disappointing. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2/4 55% Set Fire To The Stars (2015) "A harrowing but tedious chronicle of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' time in America in the 1950s. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/4 82% Me & Earl & the Dying Girl (2015) "It's tender, clever, wise and highly recommended. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 10, 2015
92% Saving Private Ryan (1998) "Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece. It cements Steven Spielberg's reputation as one of the seminal filmmakers of the era. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 8, 2015
3.5/4 81% Testament Of Youth (2015) "The book is still is in print to this day, selling like crumpets at high tea. The movie is a proud collation of its reflected glory. Don't miss it. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/4 92% We Are Still Here (2015) "The haunted house genre has been done to death (pardon the pun) but this one has some genuine chills. The plotting is aggressive. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3/4 61% Hungry Hearts (2015) "Whatever else you think, you'll have to admit you have never before seen anything quite like this one. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3/4 56% 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 81% Results (2015) "A week in the outback without a cellphone would be better than Results. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted May 27, 2015
3/4 52% 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 94% 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 54% 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 8% 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 70% 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 18% 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 48% 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 34% 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 52% 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 17% 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 77% 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 85% 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 28% 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
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