Steven Rea

Steven Rea

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Entertainment Weekly , Houston Chronicle , Philadelphia Daily News , Philadelphia Inquirer
Total Reviews:
1824
Total QuickRatings:
2

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1824
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " This movie feels like it has a million jokes, and every single one arrives with a lethal thud." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
3/4 48% Maleficent (2014) " In the blood-red lipstick and midnight-black gown and cowl of her Sleeping Beauty antecedent, Jolie's Maleficent is magnificent." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 30, 2014
3.5/4 86% The Immigrant (2014) " It's a little freaky to watch Phoenix go at it, a smooth-talking beguiler who suddenly turns stumblebum. But there's nothing freakish about Cotillard." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " Ambitious, even audacious, the movie's mix of action and for-devotees-only intrigue can overwhelm, but there are moments of sheer virtuosity, too ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 82% The Double (2014) " The Double doesn't get very deep, but it does get interesting." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 23, 2014
3/4 80% Singles (1992) " Crowe's movie is like a great record album: the songs connect, and the people connect, too." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 19, 2014
2.5/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) " It's hard getting past the benign "menace" of the gangs, the corny out-of-touchness of the parentals, the stodgy morality of it all." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 88% Chef (2014) " Jon Favreau's bouncy paean to the culinary arts wins you over in a stridently upbeat, crowd-pleasing way ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 64% For No Good Reason (2014) " Though we don't get to know Steadman the man all that well (rough time at boarding school, and yes, he has a wife and a dog), we do get to know his art." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
2.5/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " Edwards' expertise in the visual effects field manifests itself in the seamlessness of the computer-generated imagery, if not in its extraordinariness." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 16, 2014
3/4 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) " Something happens to François Ozon's people when they get near the water." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
4/4 89% Locke (2014) " A man, a car, a hands-free mobile device. And it is extraordinary." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 83% Belle (2014) " Brings these themes to a dramatic head: romance and race, privilege and justice." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
3/4 82% Fed Up (2014) " Even if you dispute the facts, one thing is clear: As a nation, we are fat, and getting fatter." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 9, 2014
1.5/4 9% Drop Dead Fred (1991) " The episodic flashbacks are cast in an unfunny Freudian light -- domineering mother, helpless hubby, the tragically withdrawn child. What a laugh riot!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 5, 2014
1.5/4 4% Cool World (1992) " Watching Byrne, Basinger and Pitt struggle to bring verisimilitude to this cockeyed business is painful. And watching the parade of ricocheting doodles is just headache-inducing." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 4, 2014
1.5/4 7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) " Released in 1,492 theaters on Friday, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery should be gone from most of them faster than you can hoist the mainsails and shiver your timbers." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 3, 2014
1.5/4 10% Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) " The mix of violence and laughs never gels, the rejoinders are snapless, the pace slack." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 52% Decoding Annie Parker (2014) " Decoding Annie Parker is a movie about resilience, about staring doom straight in the face - with a smile, with hope." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
3.5/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " To call Blue Ruin a revenge thriller is to sell this barbed-wire-sharp and altogether surprising American indie short." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Garfield is mumbly and gangly as Peter, and unrecognizable as Spider-Man, suited-up head to toe with the dome-like corneas that allow neither glint nor gleam of the actor's eyes." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 81% A Few Good Men (1992) " The literally in-your-face camera work can easily expose an actor's weaknesses, but, with the lens framed on Nicholson's bulldog visage, he lets loose with volcanic fury. His demagoguery and gung-ho self-righteousness are something to behold." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2.5/4 86% Heat (1995) " So why doesn't Heat, with its elaborately staged, tautly edited robberies, its killer cast, edgy score and elegant cinematography, offer more satisfaction? It's the script, stupid." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/4 90% Alphaville (1965) " A bracing salute to American gangster pics, with a jumpy European post-war uncertainty thrown in." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3/4 50% Hateship Loveship (2014) " Liza Johnson's nicely tuned, and turned, adaptation of the Alice Munro short story "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage."" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
2/4 24% The Other Woman (2014) " Thank goodness for Leslie Mann." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Swinton, her hair white and long and her eyes tired and kind, and Hiddleston, moody and resigned, are wonderful - delivering their lines with the dry sighs of a desert breeze." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 94% Fargo (1996) " A small, supremely satisfying film. Heck and you betcha, it is." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2014
3.5/4 86% Under the Skin (2014) " Under the Skin definitely gets under your skin." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3/4 77% Teenage (2014) " If Teenage delivers a sweeping generalization or two (or three) ... Wolf's documentary makes up for it with footage that's just too good to be ignored." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " Soon the worlds of technology and humanity collide - super-medicine, super-intelligence, super-ecosystems, super-confusing!" — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 55% Breathe In (2014) " There's something flimsy and unformed at these characters' cores, something that no amount of jumpy close-ups, skittering sideways glances, and rainy music can make up for." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 18, 2014
2.5/4 63% Kurt & Courtney (1998) " Kurt and Courtney is an entertaining swim through the muck of the rock underworld. But as journalism, it's an utterly sloppy piece of work." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/4 95% Finding Vivian Maier (2014) " Finding Vivian Maier is a find in more ways than one." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/4 93% Child's Pose (2014) " A dark piece of neorealism - and a searing indictment of Eastern Europe's newly moneyed classes ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 86% Joe (2014) " This world feels studied in its "authenticity": the rusted GMC pickup, the tumbledown shack, the boozy brothel, and angry Joe Ransom guttin' deer and tending to his own gunshot wounds with a grimace and a bottle of alcohol." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/4 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " The kind of crime flick where the characters volley dialogue like furious ping-pong players, riffing with delight, their lines ripe with pulpy metaphor." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2.5/4 62% Draft Day (2014) " The NFL gets a "special thanks" in the end credits. Maybe it should have been the other way around." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/4 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " A long plod ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2/4 44% In the Blood (2014) " In the Blood is generic B-movie fare, bloody and, alas, increasingly dumb." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/4 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Many films have examined from many vantages the Khmer Rouge's nightmare reign, notably Roland Joffé's 1985 Oscar winner The Killing Fields." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2014
2.5/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " There's too much going on: the Marvel Universe stuff, the WikiLeaks-ish paranoia stuff, the video game-ish CG visual effects stuff, the epic John Woo-ish everybody-pointing-a-weapon-at-everybody-else face-off stuff." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3.5/4 56% Legends of the Fall (1994) " Check your cynicism at the door, and just revel in its enormity." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/4 38% The Lawnmower Man (1992) " The Lawnmower Man echoes Frankenstein and a zillion other noble-scientist-whose-experiment-goes-awry movies." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3.5/4 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) " Ernest & Celestine is a genuine charmer for kids, and for the parental units tagging alongside." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/4 89% Le Week-End (2014) " Not exactly a breezy getaway, the film visits the sites, and drops down on rougher terrain, too." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 74% Enemy (2014) " A spooky enigma, more ponderous than provocative, more silly than suspenseful." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 28, 2014
3/4 77% Noah (2014) " Darren Aronofsky's Noah is the Old Testament on acid. It's the movie equivalent of Christian death metal. It's an antediluvian Lord of the Rings, fist-pumping, ferocious, apocalyptic, and wet - very wet." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 28, 2014
1.5/4 42% The Face of Love (2014) " A Lifetime Channel-like meditation on grief and moving on ..." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 21, 2014
4/4 96% The Lunchbox (2014) " "What do we live for?" is the question that pops up in The Lunchbox, a romance set in Mumbai. The film, a first feature from Ritesh Batra, aims to offer a meaningful answer: We live, ideally, for love." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 21, 2014
3/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Nymphomaniac: Vol. I is intimate, in-your-face, and, mostly, enjoyably ridiculous." — Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 21, 2014
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