Rex Reed

Rex Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
New York Observer , New York Post
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle, New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
1181

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/4 20% Transcendence (2014) " What fresh hell is this?" — New York Observer
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2/4 58% 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 65% 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 86% 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 85% 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 80% Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014) " [It] focuses on unspoken adolescent feelings instead of familiar puerile events, with clich├ęs 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 84% 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 54% 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 79% 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 91% Le Week-End (2014) " Smart, substantial and enchanting." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " For his directorial debut, Mr. Bateman acquits himself nicely, promising even better things to come." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 12, 2014
1/4 33% Haunt (2014) " I've had bigger scares from the windows at FAO Schwarz." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 5, 2014
3/4 44% The Face of Love (2014) " It sounds turgid, but it's a fine example of how two great actors can lift questionable material beyond its limitations. The premise is unlikely, but every time it edges uncomfortably in the direction of soap opera, they rescue it, making you care." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 5, 2014
3/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " I amaze myself by liking this latest lunatic cocktail as much as I do." — New York Observer
Posted Mar 5, 2014
1/4 10% The Bag Man (2014) " It takes just under two hours of tedium before you find out what's in the bag, and you might be sorry you waited." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/4 8% Chlorine (2014) " Unfortunately, better movies have already been made about the subject, from the underrated film The Joneses to the current Wolf of Wall Street." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2014
1/4 19% HairBrained (2014) " Aside from some nice autumnal shots of Ivy League college campuses, there's nothing in HairBrained to sustain much interest." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/4 34% Odd Thomas (2014) " Odd Thomas has high-speed chases, explosions, narrow escapes and masses of special effects-none special enough, I'm afraid, to save it from mediocrity." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/4 98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) " Ms. Stritch is sharp, funny, brittle, caustic, demanding, exaggerated, critical (especially of herself) and infuriating. She is also elaborately unique and awesomely brilliant." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 19, 2014
2/4 45% In Secret (2014) " The generic title In Secret is as uninspired as the movie itself." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1/4 52% Adult World (2014) " This is the kind of cheesy, sketched-out idea for prurient adolescents that gives indie-prods a bad reputation." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 12, 2014
1/4 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Oblique, unstructured and demented, Winter's Tale aims to cast a dreamlike spell, but it's more like a nightmare." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 12, 2014
3.5/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " It is true. It is history. As a film, it is riveting, suspenseful, harrowing and exciting, and somehow, it also manages to be something rare among war pictures-a big-scale entertainment." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 5, 2014
1/4 5% The Outsider (2014) " The Outsider is so far-fetched it redefines the word "preposterous" and is made doubly untidy by the star's clotted accent." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 5, 2014
2/4 45% The Pretty One (2014) " The good twin/bad twin conceit in 2014 doesn't have a shred of the original surprise, and Zoe Kazan doesn't have the chops to carry it off anyway." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 5, 2014
0/4 18% The Wait (2014) " I could no more tell you what it's trying to say than I could successfully stow away on the first space shuttle to Saturn, although I promise you that trip would be half as long." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/4 56% At Middleton (2014) " The movie loses some of its focus and turns both silly and implausible. Still, the stars' chemistry works, and so does At Middleton." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 30, 2014
4/4 33% Labor Day (2014) " A wrenching, riveting and richly rewarding experience at the movies." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/4 84% Run & Jump (2014) " It's sensitive and winsome, like a modestly budgeted independent film should be." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
1/4 81% G.B.F. (2014) " I guess I've seen worse teen sex comedies, but it's rare to encounter one this stupid." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The dim star wattage in this fifth rehash is palpable from the start." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 78% Big Bad Wolves (2014) " Unpredictable, with a twisted surprise around each corner, Big Bad Wolves is a clever and arresting shocker." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 23% Gimme Shelter (2014) " It is the galvanizing force of Vanessa Hudgens who catapults Gimme Shelter above the heartbreaking level of soap opera with a lancing effect." — New York Observer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Mr. Fiennes admirably humanizes the characters while exploring their contradictions and emphasizing their feelings." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " There's great acting in every frame, but by the end of the ordeal, the viewer may be too exhausted to care." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
4/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " The sets are ravishing. The cinematography dazzles. There's so much going on that you don't blink for fear that you might miss something." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
2/4 57% Some Velvet Morning (2013) " A sad example of what sometimes happens when a writer of gripping stage plays controls his own independent movie to his own selfish, labored self-satisfaction." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The screenplay, by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith, seamlessly captures two different eras with overlapping story lines that never intrude or confuse." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3.5/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " I wouldn't call American Hustle my kind of movie, but perversely, I have to admit I enjoyed it, primarily because of the twisted logic and wicked cleverness." — New York Observer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
4/4 92% Philomena (2013) " One of the most eloquent, powerful and perfect movies I have ever seen." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 20, 2013
2/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " The jungle scenes were shot in Hawaii, so at least they all got a paid vacation." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 20, 2013
0/4 27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " Movies don't get any worse than Charlie Countryman." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 13, 2013
2/4 67% Sunlight Jr. (2013) " Be forewarned: The depression is inescapable." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 13, 2013
3.5/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " Mr. Nelson's observant, detailed script flawlessly captures the mood of what American ennui has done to both old and young men on their way to becoming losers, lending a look and feel that seems like the Great Depression." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 13, 2013
2.5/4 66% Great Expectations (2013) " If your own expectations are not too high, you crave period-costume drama and you're one of those unfortunate people who refuses to watch anything in glorious black-and-white, this Great Expectations is worth the time and effort." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 6, 2013
3/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) " In a movie without adults, the children are spontaneous and natural. And Ms. Ronan is captivating throughout." — New York Observer
Posted Nov 6, 2013
1/4 45% Big Sur (2013) " Don't worry if you don't connect. There's nothing to connect to. The characters are never developed, and nothing ever happens." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 30, 2013
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