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:
1209

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1209
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 41% In Secret (2014) " The generic title In Secret is as uninspired as the movie itself." — New York Observer
Posted Feb 19, 2014
1/4 53% 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 32% 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 86% 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 82% 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 22% 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 76% 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 65% 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
4/4 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Dallas Buyers Club represents the best of what independent film on a limited budget can achieve-powerful, enlightening and not to be missed." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/4 31% Last Love (2013) " You don't want a sequel to this one." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 30, 2013
2/4 22% Paradise (2013) " The movie goes nowhere, and Ms. Cody's screenplay is relentlessly talky while standing still." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2013
1/4 79% Big Ass Spider! (2013) " Aims for satire and settles for stale shtick." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2013
1/4 53% Haunter (2013) " A dull, confusing movie for which nobody bothered to provide a script." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 23, 2013
4/4 93% All Is Lost (2013) " Goodness knows what this movie would be like without the brute force of Mr. Redford's intelligence, focus and self-confidence." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/4 37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " Timely but sluggish and confusing, The Fifth Estate will be a hard sell. Corruption in cyberspace should be a helluva lot more entertaining than this." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 16, 2013
2/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " From the incense-soaked bohemian off-campus parties to the source music by Jo Stafford and the Andrews Sisters, the period atmosphere evokes style. But something is missing here, like a clear perspective." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/4 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " If the best films hold you in a captive vise, entertain you, keep you spellbound and teach you something at the same time, then 12 Years a Slave is outstanding-brave, courageous and unforgettable." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 16, 2013
3.5/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Under the trigger-ready direction of Paul Greengrass, everything pays off handsomely in a series of well-timed encounters that keep you on the edge of your seat." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 9, 2013
0/4 41% All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013) " Imbued with a sense of constant calamity that is never a surprise, the movie becomes the same slaughterhouse of clich├ęs it pretends to poke fun at." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 9, 2013
3/4 48% Parkland (2013) " An absorbing new footnote to a history lesson that will never fade." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 2, 2013
3/4 75% Out in the Dark (2013) " It's one of the most powerful films about the Arab-Israeli conflict that has ever been attempted on the screen." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 2, 2013
1/4 45% All Is Bright (2013) " Does anybody connected with this cinematic Valium know what they're supposed to be doing? The alleged "comedy" is too lame to make you laugh, and the poignancy is nonexistent." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 2, 2013
3/4 97% Gravity (2013) " Accept Gravity as pure, popcorn-munching show business fun and nothing else, and you won't go away disappointed. Leave logic at the concession stand." — New York Observer
Posted Oct 2, 2013
3/4 45% Morning (2013) " Mr. Orser is a director worth watching. His work behind the camera-as well as in front of it-is clean and direct, unsentimental almost to the point of austerity." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 25, 2013
2/4 81% Don Jon (2013) " [Gordon-Levitt] can act, and there's a possibility he can also direct, but there's no evidence in Don Jon that he can do both at the same time." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 25, 2013
2/4 49% Thanks For Sharing (2013) " It means well, but finally, it's a lighthearted film that is ultimately weakened by too much star wattage. Thanks For Sharing would have been better as a documentary." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 18, 2013
4/4 82% Prisoners (2013) " Prepare to be electrified! When it comes to thrillers, Prisoners is the must-see sensation of the year." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 18, 2013
1/4 51% A Single Shot (2013) " What passes for a plot has been done a thousand times before-in much better films than A Single Shot." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 18, 2013
3/4 96% Enough Said (2013) " Although Enough Said never really surmounts its TV sitcom style and structure, the director provides a nuanced entertainment that is enjoyable." — New York Observer
Posted Sep 18, 2013
2/4 0% Stranded (2013) " Mr. Slater, the only real name on view, looks embarrassed to be slumming in something so cheesy. But I liked the simplicity of the narrative structure and the lack of extraneous background information you get among most movie flight crews." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 24, 2013
1.5/4 21% Girl Most Likely (2013) " Nobody in this movie is really appealing enough to be much fun. The state of New Jersey should sue." — New York Observer
Posted Jul 24, 2013
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