Rex Reed

Rex Reed

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 60% 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 36% 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 15% 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 47% 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 91% 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 53% 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 64% 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 19% 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 85% 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 9% 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. JoffĂ© 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 23% 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 62% Maps to the Stars (2015) " Mr. Cronenberg's reputation for daring defeats him here. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Feb 26, 2015
0/4 34% 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 82% 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 72% 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 28% 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 37% 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 51% 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 52% 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
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) " A series of rough and tumble encounters with life in London guaranteed to charm and delight children from 5 to 55 that raises family fare to a new level of entertainment value. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Jan 14, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) " A vacuous endurance test about an abstract loser. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
73% American Sniper (2015) " There's no freshness in either the domestic scenes or the combat sequences. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) " Another wet battery about a week in the life of a gambling addict. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
99% Selma (2015) " There's a powerfully nuanced and award-worthy performance by David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) " Nimble, off the beaten track and very entertaining, it's the cinematic equivalent of a lava lamp. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) " One of the finest achievements of the 2014 film year. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) " I left disenchanted and irritated by so many missed opportunities. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 24, 2014
0/4 6% The Color of Time (2014) " Another in a growing line of pretentious James Franco disasters nobody will ever see. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 10, 2014
3/4 45% Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014) " Not an especially vital or memorable cornerstone in the archives of American comedy, but it's chock full of witty one-liners and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 10, 2014
0/4 30% Murder of a Cat (2014) " I saw it with three people. One walked out. The second stayed to the bitter end because Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear were in it. You needn't bother. " ‐ New York Observer
Posted Dec 3, 2014
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