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

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1974
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 81% Dior and I (2015) "Tcheng finds Simons in moments of haughty self-confidence and tremulous self-doubt. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2.5/4 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "After toiling for the likes of Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, and Peter Weir all these years, Crowe takes command of his own camera crews and castmates, mounting an ambitious and sentimental period drama. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2015
4/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Like stage actors who live and breathe their roles over the course of months, Isaac, Gleeson, and Vikander excel, and cast a spell. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 38% Silent Tongue (1994) "Something deep and allegorical could be going on here, but Silent Tongue is at once so overwrought and desert-dull that you can't be bothered to investigate. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 21, 2015
3.5/4 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Hugely affecting - and reflective and witty ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/4 45% True Story (2015) "Never mind the facts. True Story, slick and shaky, doesn't know where the truth lies. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1.5/4 26% Child 44 (2015) "[An] unrelentingly grim, plodding, and close-to-incoherent adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's best-selling mystery. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 83% While We're Young (2015) "Baumbach, whose films include the searingly funny, autobiographical The Squid and the Whale and the brilliantly uncomfortable Margot at the Wedding, writes wry, sharp, poignant stuff. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 91% White God (2015) "White God offers a dark - very dark - take on the way humans exert authority, and superiority, over our fellow creatures. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 10, 2015
3.5/4 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "If Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter takes its time, it's time worth taking. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2.5/4 77% Danny Collins (2015) "Comedy, pathos, and some schmaltzy couplets about the changing seasons follow forthwith. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/4 42% Effie Gray (2015) "Effie Gray is peculiarly compelling, even if the issue of sexual repression, all the Victorian manners, seem light-years gone and close to unfathomable. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 3, 2015
3/4 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "Woman in Gold has a great story to tell, and the filmmakers have opted for the safest, slickest way to tell it. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3.5/4 81% Queen and Country (2015) "Queen and Country finds exhilarating comedy in places usually reserved for drama, violence, loss. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 100% Seymour: An Introduction (2015) "Seymour: An Introduction is just that - not too much biography, or history. And one needn't be a music aficionado, or a musician, to appreciate the modest erudition coming from this man. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 18% Serena (2015) "What were Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence thinking? Seriously? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 96% It Follows (2015) "The matters of sex and lost innocence work like a thematic undertow, pulling the characters down into the dark, psychological depths. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 85% Merchants Of Doubt (2015) "Merchants of Doubt shouldn't be a hard sell. The fact that it is should make you very mad. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3.5/4 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "Shot in intense close-ups, the better to study the emotions burning off the characters' skin, the film is all talk and gestures, but it begins to take your breath away like a chase movie would. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2.5/4 30% Insurgent (2015) "Unlike Divergent, which required pages of premise-establishing exposition, Insurgent is more purely action-centric, as the hunters hunt and the hunted flee through the trees, hopping freight trains, trying to elude capture. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Obviousness prevails. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "Run All Night isn't dull. The pace is breakneck, and necks get broken. But the violence is relentless, ugly, unredeemed by any real humanity. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 85% Cinderella (2015) "Directed by Kenneth Branagh with a sprinkling of stardust, dashes of good humor, and a respect for the corniest kinds of romance, Cinderella is a winning re-do of Disney's 1950 animated classic. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/4 69% The Salvation (2015) "The Salvation is severe and bloody stuff. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Wild Tales - Relatos salvajes in its original Spanish - is, indeed, savage. And surprising. Your jaw will drop, your head will shake, more than a few times. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 97% The Crying Game (1992) "[Jordan] veers from taut thriller to devilishly sly comedy, from romance to a story of torment and redemption. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 9, 2015
2.5/4 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "All manner of subplots weave their way through the film, which teems with "colorful" characters and saccharine cliches. But, like the first film, it's next to impossible not to find diversion in the company of such stalwarts as Dench and Nighy and Smith. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 6, 2015
2/4 30% Chappie (2015) "Low on meaning, but full of high-velocity chases, helicopter pursuits, and weapons blasting around empty warehouses marred by graffiti and trash. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3.5/4 97% 1971 (2015) "[A] riveting, revelatory documentary. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5/4 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) "Cool, supremely confident ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/4 57% Focus (2015) "Even if you're willing to forgive its sinkhole plotholes and farthest-fetched conceits, the film - from cowriters/co-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa - ultimately makes no sense. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/4 96% Red Army (2015) "It's a story of global consequences and historic proportions, and of astounding athleticism and synchronicity - and filmmaker Polsky ices it. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "It's a cheerfully horrific affair, a sanguine comedy that feels more than a bit like a Christopher Guest farce or an elaborate Monty Python sketch, imprinted with the Kiwi comic sensibilities of co-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) "There are good things to say about the inspirational Disney sports film McFarland, USA, starting with its up-from-the-scrap-heap story, which happens to be true. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 20, 2015
2/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "In the future, in the past, at all points along the space-time continuum, the Theory of the Teenage Male Mind throws everything out of whack. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "A story of political and spiritual corruption, of men and women accustomed to power, and of others fighting against it. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Isn't the stuff of bondage and discipline, sexual role play, silky blindfolds, and whips and floggers supposed to be, well, exciting? " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A tiny, tasteful throwback to more innocent times, when actresses with exotic names would strip off their costumes while embracing far-fetched scenarios - and one another. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) ""Technically, I'm an alien," Mila Kunis voice-overs, by way of introduction to this epically kitschy space opera ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
2.5/4 39% Black or White (2015) "Oh, the bathos! The loony wrongheadedness of the screenplay! " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2015
3/4 82% Black Sea (2015) "Black Sea is a submarine thriller set in the murky depths of exactly where the title says. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 31, 2015
3/4 90% Mommy (2015) "Scary and wild, forthright and furious. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2/4 49% Cake (2015) "Directed in moody, downbeat tones by Daniel Barnz, Cake doesn't know when to stop piling on the angst. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 23, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "The Dardennes are aces at these small-scale human dramas, and Two Days, One Night is almost without flaw ... " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/4 89% Still Alice (2015) "The great strength of the film is that it never resorts to cheap sentimentality. The facts themselves are hard enough, crushing enough. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 23, 2015
3/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Gritty, suspenseful and almost poetic in its depiction of an unforgiving town, A Most Violent Year is just shy of being great. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/4 34% Blackhat (2015) "Stock markets, bank accounts, and NSA sites aren't the only thing being hacked in Blackhat. The whole thing reeks of hackery. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "If American Sniper fails at being a truly great film, it is no fault of its star. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 16, 2015
4/4 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "It speaks to the courage and resilience of one man, the savagery of many, and the potential, for both good and for ill, in us all. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 13, 2015
3.5/4 99% Selma (2015) "This is what Selma dares to do so well: show us the small, private moments in King's life, the intimacies, the humanity. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4/4 98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Mr. Turner is no barrel of laughs. It's a barrel of life - an extraordinary one. " ‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted Jan 9, 2015
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