Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
1746
Total QuickRatings:
1

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1746
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 88% Chasing Amy (1997) " With their matching hipster goatees and deadpan cynicism, Affleck and Lee evince the easy rapport of old buds." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/4 95% Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) " Four Weddings and a Funeral is one of those rare films that have you smiling from the get-go, and keep you that way -- with a few well-earned poignant interludes (including, of all things, a reading of W.H. Auden) -- right to the end." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Alas, it's a throwback that's thrown its back out - limping along, trailed by battalions of stereotypes and ammo rounds of cliche." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1.5/4 25% Welcome to the Jungle (2014) " Director Rob Meltzer, who made the kind-of-amusing meta short "I Am Stamos," directs things in shameless, let's-get-this-thing-over-with style ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/4 99% Gloria (2014) " Gloria, spare and keenly observed, plays like a short story - there is no sweeping narrative arc, no momentous triumph or calamity." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/4 61% Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014) " Two great reasons to see The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action - one dark and funny and wickedly existential, the other a nail-biter of a domestic drama, filled with dread." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.5/4 100% Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014) " See them all ... You won't be sorry." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3.5/4 33% Labor Day (2014) " It is a yarn. But it's so full of passion, poetry, and humor that it becomes, for the time, quite real." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3/4 94% The Past (2013) " A thickly knotted and compelling tale, set in an unglamorous, working-class Paris, it churns with complex emotions, suspense, guilt, and regret." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2.5/4 75% Ransom (1996) " That's interesting stuff, but it doesn't play out with a lot of smarts. And the opportunity to end Ransom on a creepy note of unpredictability is forsaken for the usual glass-shattering, bullets-flying finale." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 22, 2014
3/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " Shot with a stillness that serves to reinforce the restlessness in its characters' souls, The Invisible Woman offers a fascinating view of a young woman whose eagerness and energy are slowly compromised ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 17, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " Too much of the action in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit takes place on laptops, thumb drives, and video monitors." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 76% Lone Survivor (2014) " A step-by-fateful-step study of human endurance, of desperation, of resolve, and resignation." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " It is Roberts who makes August: Osage County watchable, and more: As Barbara, the actress' wariness and weariness, her caustic humor - deployed to hide a deep sadness - all ring true." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/4 94% Her (2014) " Her is a wistful, wonderful meditation on where we are and where we might be going." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/4 72% Forrest Gump (1994) " This isn't the meaningful movie it pretends to be. But as a goofy entertainment that speeds through the latter half of the 20th century, stopping here and there to snap a photo or two, Forrest Gump does just fine." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 7, 2014
2.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " As thrilling a filmmaker as Martin Scorsese continues to be, and as wild a performance as Leonardo DiCaprio dishes up as its morally bankrupt master of the universe, The Wolf of Wall Street seems almost entirely unnecessary." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 58% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) " A conventional biopic made anything but conventional by the magnitude of its subject's life and accomplishments, and by Idris Elba's imposing performance in the title role." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " A freewheeling, feel-good holiday movie." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 24, 2013
4/4 93% American Hustle (2013) " American Hustle is a movie built on that cornerstone of the American Dream, reinvention. If you're not happy with who you are, or who people think you are, then go ahead and become somebody else. Anything to survive - and thrive." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4/4 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Inside Llewyn Davis plays like some beautiful, foreboding, darkly funny dream." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/4 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " Smart, delightful." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3/4 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Burgundy and his goofball buddies are faced with dramas and dilemmas that may seem arbitrary and contrived on paper but have an urgent puissance onscreen, as Ferrell and company act their little hearts out. OK, not really." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 18, 2013
2.5/4 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The Desolation of Smaug is not only eight minutes shorter than its forebear, it's at least eight minutes better - less twee, less chatty, more action, more Elvish." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2/4 71% The Ref (1994) " Whether it's a function of sloppy editing or sloppy writing, few of these supporting players and their accompanying subplots pay off." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2.5/4 76% Bettie Page Reveals All (2013) " The film offers frank, matter-of-fact commentary that is far more illuminating than the talking-head encomiums served up by the likes of Perez Hilton, Dita Von Teese, and Hugh Hefner." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
3/4 52% Out of the Furnace (2013) " Although Out of the Furnace takes place just a few years back in this new millennium, Scott Cooper's solemn, blood-soaked drama about brothers and broken dreams feels like it's of some different, ancient time." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 6, 2013
2/4 80% While You Were Sleeping (1995) " Compared to While You Were Sleeping, even the half-baked scenario of the Marisa Tomei-Robert Downey Jr. romance Only You looks witty and inventive." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Dec 4, 2013
3/4 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " The Armstrong Lie is eye-opening and myth-shattering and more than a little depressing." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 29, 2013
3.5/4 92% Philomena (2013) " A true story that takes unexpected, unusually poignant turns." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 27, 2013
1.5/4 42% Homefront (2013) " Ryder rockets to such heights of emoting that she looks like she could black out from lack of oxygen." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/4 49% Black Nativity (2013) " Black Nativity offers a whopping serving of Yuletide emotion. And it's a musical - with plenty of wailing and rapping on the side." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 27, 2013
3/4 100% The Witches (1990) " The Witches is a slow-to-get-going but ultimately entertaining yarn about a nasty coven conspiring to turn Britain's entire populace of single-digiters into mice." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 22, 2013
4/4 92% Nebraska (2013) " The pain and hope and sense of loss are all there in Dern's eyes, in Woody's stolid willfulness, his shaky gait." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 38% Delivery Man (2013) " Delivery Man, with its democratic band of half-siblings and its feel-good view of humankind, is what it is: a reproductive remake that will make you laugh. More than once or twice." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3.5/4 88% Delicatessen (1991) " With its molelike inhabitants, its sprawling war between flesh-eaters and lentil-men, its achingly sweet love story and surrealist blend of dusty antiquities and 21st-century gizmos, Delicatessen is indescribably wild." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3.5/4 78% The City of Lost Children (La Cité des Enfants Perdus) (1995) " Essentially, The City of Lost Children is a macabre fairy tale, and while its tentacled comic-book plot and freak-show cast narrow its appeal -- this isn't a work of any allegorical depth -- Caro and Jeunet have pulled off a cinematic delight." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 20, 2013
3/4 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Bigger, better and broodier than the first film." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/4 93% James and the Giant Peach (1996) " James and the Giant Peach shines with weird, whimsical invention." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 18, 2013
2.5/4 27% Charlie Countryman (2013) " There's underworld intrigue, and Bucharest gets to show itself off nicely." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3.5/4 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " Just about everything is right with Dallas Buyers Club, beginning with Matthew McConaughey's literally transformative portrayal." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
2.5/4 46% The Book Thief (2013) " The Holocaust has never looked so beautiful." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3.5/4 80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " The Broken Circle Breakdown deftly juggles some heavy-duty themes: not just the crisis of cancer, parents faced with the possible loss of a child, but the eternal questions." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " Kill Your Darlings is a tale of inspiration, then, but also a tale of jealousy, obsession, homophobia, and homicide. It's a whirlwind." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 8, 2013
2.5/4 65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " Its monsters and angry armies and visual effects are interchangeable with Peter Jackson's Tolkien pics, with Clash of the Titans, with The Avengers, with Man of Steel, and on and on." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3.5/4 67% How I Live Now (2013) " How I Live Now manages to fuse a teen love story, steeped in alienation and hurt, with a near-future nightmare thriller." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3/4 70% Man of Tai Chi (2013) " A glorious romp of a martial-arts thwack-fest ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
4/4 90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " This three-hour portrait of a young French woman named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) captures the dizzying, all-consuming ardor of first love, the joyous discovery of bringing your body and mind into union with another human being." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3/4 97% Let The Fire Burn (2013) " Piecing the components together, and only sparingly deploying intertitle cards for clarity, Let the Fire Burn brings this 28-year-old tragedy front and center again - vividly, viscerally." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2/4 8% Diana (2013) " This is a TV movie all the way, in the pre-HBO network shlock sense of the term." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
2.5/4 60% Ender's Game (2013) " Butterfield brings lots of adolescent earnestness to his role, and Hailee Steinfeld is an affable sidekick." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Nov 1, 2013
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