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Rex Reed

Rex Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 91% From Nowhere (2017) As a film, it's uneven and clumsy, but as a responsible political statement about the chaos we live in now, it's both enlightening and troubling.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
4/4 85% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's a harrowing, sensitively realized study of cruelty, revenge and post-war retribution that ranks high among films about the cost of war and its continuing damage to humanity.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
3/4 84% A United Kingdom (2017) Asante resorts to a few corny clichés (spinning newspaper headlines to denote time, place and issues of the day), but she has a charming way with the actors and her leads are truly irresistible.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/4 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Has even the target audience for this junk finally had enough?‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2/4 42% Youth in Oregon (2017) The terrific cast is well worth watching, but everything else about this wayward movie mistake leaves you feeling just awful.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3/4 56% Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017) Warm, heartfelt but decidedly wan.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
2/4 76% The Daughter (2017) The Daughter offers a good but sadly wasted cast, obscured in the eye-rubbing mist of a foggy Down Under countryside and struggling to rise above the sludge of a basic soap opera with literary pretensions.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
3/4 82% The Founder (2017) One of the must-see entertainments of the year.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
1/4 75% Split (2017) This is a filmmaker with almost no real talent for coherence, originality or purpose and in spite of his insistence on audience secrecy, his overly contrived plots are easy to figure out before the beginning of the second reel.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2/4 46% Trespass Against Us (2017) The movie, lamely directed by first-timer Adam Smith, drifts from campground to fistfight, without much purpose or impact. The accents, thick as cold porridge, just drift.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
3/4 40% Alone in Berlin (2017) The splendid actors ... make up for the weaknesses with performances that radiate strength and integrity.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
2/4 41% 100 Streets (2017) The actors are fine, but the material doesn't give their talents much room to stretch.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3/4 82% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is the third Berg-Wahlberg collaboration and although it doesn't measure up to the chills and excitement of their first film, Lone Survivor, it does raise goose bumps with its accuracy, realism, and attention to detail.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
2/4 34% Live By Night (2017) The navy-blue cinematography of Boston is well lit, the Florida atmosphere looks like a commercial for Dade County orange juice, the actors all look like they are awaiting directions from Affleck by cell phone.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/4 93% Fences (2016) Fences is a labor of love and attention must be paid. You don't get writing or acting of this caliber every day, and in this particularly dreary year of second-rate everything, this movie is something special.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/4 93% La La Land (2016) The movie comes off as a well-intended tribute to the fabulous MGM musicals of the great Vincente Minnelli, made by people who have never seen one.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/4 66% Frank & Lola (2016) As an exercise in voyeurism, this is a movie that sleeps on its feet. Shannon is too good for this nonsense, and Poots has got to do something about that disastrous name.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) A carefully compiled dossier on the life of an ordinary woman in extraordinary times whose dignity and grace under pressure humbled the world at the time and influenced future generations without planning to.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/4 86% Lion (2016) See it and I promise your own heart will skip a beat with happiness and joy.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/4 62% Allied (2016) If you love classic movies and their potential to sweep you up into a world outside of your own experience, this one will rock your world.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) An exemplary film of such exceptional wisdom, beauty, clarity, sensitivity and emotional depth that I had to rub my eyes to believe it.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ford never finds the proper way to blend the complex narratives into a coherent and cohesive structure.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
0/4 6% Shut In (2016) There isn't one genuine thrill in the whole thing. I've had bigger scares from my goldfish bowl.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
1/4 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is a weird flick, slow and tedious, too metaphysical for Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone and most likely to appeal to people who like to play video games and solve puzzles.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/4 89% Elle (2016) It's too twisted and implausible to be everybody's cup of tea, but it keeps you glued to the screen from beginning to end.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/4 9% USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016) As a dramatic postscript to the factors that led to Japanese surrender, its power and importance are undeniable.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
1/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) None of it makes any sense, but logic is the last thing any of the minds attracted to this kind of junk want or expect.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) It is violent, harrowing, heartbreaking and unforgettable. And yes, it was directed by Mel Gibson. He deserves a medal, too.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) It's so well made that Bleed for This won me over despite my aversion to timeworn sports pictures that tell basically the same story.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
3/4 80% By Sidney Lumet (2016) A fascinating exploration of how a great mind worked by allowing the quality of his scripts to determine the style of each film-including not only the inner life but the camera, the clothes, the entire visual approach.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
0/4 29% The Whole Truth (2016) A total disaster that's been hanging around the editing room gathering dust for more than a year, you can't call it deadly because that would imply it's still alive. This one is already dead on arrival.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 45% King Cobra (2016) King Cobra is a cut above most homoerotic masturbatory screen fantasies, but not by much.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/4 23% American Pastoral (2016) American Pastoral tries to be loyal in its adaptation, but the material is film-resistant and flat as cardboard.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/4 71% Coming Through The Rye (2016) I don't think it can fail to evoke a smile or a sigh from anyone with a heart.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
1/4 90% Certain Women (2016) The only reason to see Certain Women is the cast. These are interesting actresses who go out of their way to avoid mainstream movies, but whatever attracted them to this dismal yawn is anybody's guess.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 60% Desierto (2016) It's a nail-biter that exposes the hazards of immigration from the side of the victims, and the victims are not you and me.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) A conventional Hollywood biopic, punctuated by a fury that sprays raspberry juice all over the camera with enough graphic slash and flash to turn your stomach.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
2/4 65% The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) The Great Gilly Hopkins passes the time in its own way-slowly, painlessly and forgettably.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
4/4 82% Denial (2016) Another illuminating performance by Rachel Weisz and a brilliant screenplay by the distinguished British playwright David Hare make Denial one of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
2.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Noisy and tense-though familiar and unimaginative ...‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) The story is true, and the message it delivers-with care and help, the disenfranchised can become role models and inspire others-is unabashedly sentimental, but in a good way.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
2/4 54% The Dressmaker (2016) Whatever were they smoking?‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 85% Sully (2016) Hanks does an admirable job of showing Sully's humiliating stress while his reputation was being challenged, with the first-rate support of a cast that includes Laura Linney as his wife, and Jamey Sheridan and Anna Gunn as his surly inquisitors.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 38% Come What May (2016) A beautiful, poignant and illuminating French film that manages to make a familiar history lesson seem freshly observed.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/4 47% Complete Unknown (2016) Slick and wonderful to look at but too slight to hold its own weight and too inconsequential to generate much suspense.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/4 35% Max Rose (2016) A tender showcase for a different kind of Jerry Lewis that utilizes the strengths and frailties of a 90-year-old show business survivor as few films have ever done.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
4/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) A mesmerizing, engrossing and beautifully made cinematic experience, rare as a pink unicorn, that enchants for more than two hours and makes you wish for at least one hour more.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2016
2.5/4 26% Five Nights in Maine (2016) The effect is a series of vignettes that fail to hold attention even though the movie clocks in at a merciful 83 minutes.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
3/4 97% Little Men (2016) It doesn't eventually add up to much, but the acting is deeply sincere, and I was touched in unexpected places.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
2.5/4 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) The Childhood of a Leader is a dark and creepy work, flawed but ambitious and well worth seeing.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016