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Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Steven Rea's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly, Houston Chronicle, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 51% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "It's the end of the world as we know it - because we've seen it in a dozen other superhero movies by now. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 25, 2016
4/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "The Lobster is what would happen if Wes Anderson set about doing Franz Kafka, with a hefty dash of George Orwell thrown into the mix: surreal, comic, sad, strange, beautiful, sublime. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 25, 2016
99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship is a comedy of manners, and manors, and more. It's a comedy of empowerment and sexual politics, dressed up in the best Austen finery. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2016
91% The Nice Guys (2016) "The Nice Guys borrows from noir traditions and pulp fiction, throwing a fresh coat of smart-alecky comedy over the whole thing. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 38% Pure Country (1992) "Pure Country is an Elvis movie with a thick country twang. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 18, 2016
62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Neighbors 2 brings back most of the principals from the first movie, and then amps up the conflict by introducing a renegade band of college sisters. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 18, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "A tale of love and jealousy, obsession and seduction, A Bigger Splash takes its time getting where it's actually going ... but that's all right. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 13, 2016
63% High-Rise (2016) "High-Rise doesn't shock at all. And if its message about elitism, isolation, the decadence of capitalism, and the phony pursuits of the bourgeoisie still rings true - well, sure, what else is new? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 13, 2016
55% Money Monster (2016) "Even if Money Monster ultimately gets held hostage by its plot intricacies, Clooney, Roberts, O'Connell, and Foster do their jobs. It's a movie worth investing in. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 12, 2016
88% Francofonia (2016) "Francofonia is a brilliant meditation on art, on war - and what happens to art when nations go to war. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 6, 2016
82% The Meddler (2016) "With Sarandon in the title role, Scafaria has a winner: The actress tackles Marnie headlong, with heart and soul, trolling the fancy outdoor shopping mall for products to buy and for people to intercept and hang on to. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 6, 2016
3/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "With every new installment of the comic book franchise, the scale gets bigger, relationships get trickier, new forces enter the fray. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 4, 2016
1.5/4 9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo) (2016) "If the beauty of Rio de Janeiro is jaw-dropping, so, too, is the slipshod manner in which the aforementioned talents go about their business there. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 29, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) "[Saulnier does] everything right: the cast, the music, the editing, the way he leads you one way and then clobbers you (and some of his ill-fated characters) when you (and they) are least expecting it. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "Hemingway was the master of less is more. Papa: Hemingway in Cuba - more is less. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/4 13% Graffiti Bridge (1990) "If, as has been reported, Graffiti Bridge is Prince's homage to the heyday of Hollywood musicals, he should have hired a director who looks at film as more than an extended music video. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Sampling Tolkien, Disney, and Grimm, The Huntsman: Winter's War lays on the pastiche in slabs, but no one is slouching here. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3.5/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Carney understands how music not only provides a soundtrack for a life, but can change a life, too. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Quiet existential irony, albeit diluted and distorted, still reverberates in this stranger-in-a-strange-land story. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "An odd, diverting footnote of a film. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) "This Jungle Book, however, is more remindful of Disney's classic wildlife adventure pics than it is of a cartoon, and it is most remindful of that other jungle classic, Tarzan. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 15, 2016
1.5/4 33% Criminal (2016) "Egregiously silly, generic ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 72% Miles Ahead (2016) "Miles Ahead is more a provocative character sketch than a meaty portrait, but it's a film that should be applauded for its daring, and for Cheadle's shape-shifting, soul-baring work. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Born to Be Blue doesn't pretend to have all the answers. What it does have - in addition to an immersive performance from Ethan Hawke as the cool-cat jazz man - is an emotional understanding of who Baker was, or may have been. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 10, 2016
2.5/4 50% Demolition (2016) "Demolition plays like a failed iteration of a 1970s angry-misfit movie (think Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces), not like the real thing. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 88% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "It's almost an anthropological study: a tribe in its native habitat - batting practice, bar fights, babes (or so they hope, obsessively). " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "The feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "Wonderfully evocative, funny, sad, complex, and essential passages from a man's childhood and adolescence. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "How the film plays out, and what happens to the boy and the adults in his company, may prove a revelation, or a disappointment, or something in between. But getting there is thrilling and wondrously strange. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3.5/4 96% Krisha (2016) "Krisha may go on a little longer than you'd want, but then, its title character is the kind of houseguest who stays longer than you'd want her to - so even the postscript confrontations and apologies feel right. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "There's a gravitas here that even the staleist of comic book tropes can't diminish. Snyder, who directed Man of Steel and the failed comic book adaptation Watchmen, is nothing less than respectful. The effects aren't bad, either. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/4 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "Resonant and surprisingly affecting ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The worn and weathered third installment in the four-part film adaptation of Veronica Roth's postapocalyptic dystopian YA books. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 32% The Bronze (2016) "Rauch is so committed to her snotty, bitter, up-speaking protagonist that she finds the real humanity lurking there. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 17, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) "Sitting in the theater, watching Knight of Cups, you hear an incredible amount of thought-balloon babble, but you don't hear anything approaching the sublime. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "Thumpingly exhilarating ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 10, 2016
99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Guerra's remarkable film dives deep into seemingly infinite forests, and deep, too, into the soul of man. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "Apart from its anthropomorphic, allegorical angle, Zootopia is also a tale of female empowerment and a classic noir, too. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) "An impossibly enjoyable live-action cartoon that plays on our real-life anxieties about vengeful cadres of foreign radicals blowing up people - and places. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/4 53% Triple 9 (2016) "Most parties concerned maintain their grim countenances, their characters struggling to find the sweet spot between honor and greed, between doing the right thing and doing the absolute worst. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 100% King Georges (2016) "The relationship between the young American and the old Frenchman is as rich as one of Perrier's sauces: the pupil and the teacher, the son and the father, the keen protégé and the stubborn classicist. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) "Only Yesterday is a meditation on coming of age, the ways our personalities are formed, and informed. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "A goofy conflation of Coenian elements: the numbskull huggermugger of The Big Lebowski, the La La Land surrealness of Barton Fink, the Old Testament overlay of A Serious Man. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) "Old school and new school, color pencils and touchscreen styli, a wide range of formats and techniques are represented in the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Animation program, and that's a good thing. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Try not to let the film's overbearingly jaunty score get in the way. The Lady in the Van is quite a feat. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 27, 2016
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) "Offers a crushing view of humanity at its most desperate, and a view of one man's fevered efforts to find grace and dignity amid the horror. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/4 97% 45 Years (2015) "45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "In 13 Hours, Bay is striving for something more realistic, and less Hollywood, than his World War II extravaganza. To some extent, he pulls it off. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2016
1.5/4 27% The Benefactor (2016) "One of those what-were-they-thinking projects in which good talent is on very bad display. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 97% Mustang (2015) "Ergüven's film, beautifully shot and beautifully performed, cuts its storybook tone with starker, more brutal truths. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 15, 2016
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