Rex Reed

Rex Reed
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 66% Falling (2020) The strength, patience and universal need to forgive and bridge generational gaps Mr. Mortensen is aiming for have a devastating effect. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2/4 72% The Mauritanian (2021) With sounder editing and some badly needed cuts, it could be a better movie than it is, but it's worth seeing for what it says about the America we're experiencing now as well as the America of the recent past. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
1/4 51% The Midnight Sky (2020) The two-hour running time seems like two years as it drags on indefinitely. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
1/4 61% French Exit (2021) It's good to see Michelle Pfeiffer in movies, but not in this one. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
3/4 88% News of the World (2020) Gorgeously shot amid the caramel deserts and peppermint skies of New Mexico, News of the World is a worthy and intelligent footnote to the western genre. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2020
4/4 99% The Father (2021) Running a gamut of emotions, [Hopkins] is egotistical, senile, lovable and infuriating at the same time, but the star never overplays the cornucopia of mixed emotions at his disposal, examining them all with magnificent equanimity. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/4 68% Ammonite (2020) Ammonite has moments of delicacy and beauty, but it's not a movie for everybody. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2/4 75% Jungleland (2020) Hope springs eternal, but the surfeit of challenges in this turkey are too numerous to surmount. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2/4 60% Dreamland (2019) Dreamland doesn't quite work, but [Robbie] deserves an A for effort. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2020
3.5/4 83% Let Him Go (2020) Let Him Go wastes no time pulling you into an emotional grasp so compelling you can't believe what happens as the narrative moves from one shocking scene to the next in a pandemic of violence. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2020
57% Yanks (1979) In every decade, a truly memorable motion picture comes along that, sometimes, if we're lucky, can enrich our lives. Yanks will be the one from the 1970s that future audiences and historians will remember, and cherish. - Vogue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
2/4 43% The Roads Not Taken (2020) After an hour of this tedium, you stop worrying about where this disaster is going-or if it's going anywhere at all. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
2/4 86% Inside the Rain (2020) A film about mental health issues needs a good script and a first-rate cast to sustain a viewer's interest, and this one has neither. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 24% The Postcard Killings (2020) The problem is, there is no fun. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/4 83% The Way Back (2020) The plot may be formulaic, but there's nothing predictable about Ben Affleck's commitment to the role of Jack, or the subtlety and sincerity with which he plays it. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/4 64% Hope Gap (2020) Hope Gap is pithy, engaging, and insightful-the kind of movie we desperately need more of. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
0/4 20% Beneath Us (2020) Everything you can think of goes wrong in this clueless farrago of tasteless stupidity and faulty timing, including a theme song, "My Little Corner of the World," sung repeatedly by-get a grip-Anita Bryant! - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
1/4 88% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) The entire enterprise is so muffled and dull you can't believe what you're watching. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
1/4 36% The Night Clerk (2020) For an alleged psychological thriller, The Night Clerk has no thrills, suspense or tension. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) It's the kind of technology I usually hate, but Buck is so appealing and his story is so entertaining that the movie won me over with a force that has left me astounded. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/4 38% Downhill (2020) Downhill is a perfect example of a bad film that doesn't have a clue about what kind of movie it wants to be. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Traditionally, audiences avoid movies about nice people bravely battling terminal illnesses by the millions. Can two stars this viable and magnetic erase the stigma? - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
0/4 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Any film that opens quoting William Shakespeare and Beyoncé is meant to be regarded with skepticism and giggles, but this dog gets sillier by the minute. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 60% The Last Full Measure (2020) The meticulous script and sensitive direction signal in Todd Robinson the virtues of a major filmmaker at work. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
0/4 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Written with empty-headed desperation and directed with minimal imagination by Guy Ritchie, one of the most incompetent filmmakers of the century. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/4 86% Color Out of Space (2020) There's nothing to think about here, but a lot to describe. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/4 44% Three Christs (2020) The movie may be too understated and inert for its own good, but the actors are uniformly exemplary. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
0/4 47% Underwater (2020) The only reason I wanted to see it at all is Kristen Stewart, but she is so wasted that she should have stayed in bed. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/4 45% Inherit the Viper (2020) Despite a running time of only 85 minutes, it feels like days of mean-spirited self-indulgence. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/4 50% The Sonata (2020) Ignoring the fact that nothing much is going on here, director Andrew Desmond plods along trying to make you believe otherwise. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 95% Little Women (2019) It's a perfectly respectable version of a tale told too many times, but it offers nothing fresh or new to the re-telling. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/4 89% 1917 (2020) Every war is hell, no matter when it was fought, but 1917, which is about a war far removed from contemporary reality, turns out to the best war picture since Saving Private Ryan. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/4 77% Richard Jewell (2019) Just when I thought one of the worst movie years in memory was down for the count, Clint Eastwood arrived at the last minute with Richard Jewell, to show us all how great movies are made. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
0/4 38% Black Christmas (2019) Despite its desperate efforts to justify the homicides, there's nothing remotely innovative or even goofily satirical about it. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/4 36% Seberg (2020) Considering the horrors that constitute the current volatile political situation in America, Seberg is more relevant than ever. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 68% Bombshell (2019) The three women are as riveting as always and they are surrounded by surprise "guest" appearances... - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Both a spectacle in the air and an intimate drama about a relationship that grows under daunting conditions, The Aeronauts grows on you, but all attempts at character development are communicated through a series of annoying flashbacks. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
1/4 50% The Wolf Hour (2019) [Watts] deserves an A for effort in a vehicle that rates a D for dreary, desolate and depressing. The rest of The Wolf Hour deserves an F for forget it. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
1/4 79% I See You (2019) Just when you begin to question your own mental faculties and wonder if you've wandered into the wrong movie by mistake, the whole thing takes a left turn and leaves you convinced it's not the real Hunt you are watching, but a no-talent look-alike. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/4 89% Dark Waters (2019) It's a perfect movie, and not the least of its power is due to Ruffalo's flawless performance. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/4 97% Knives Out (2019) Maybe I'm just jaded, but to me, there isn't a genuine thrill in sight. Still, I found it an enjoyable enough way to pass the time between clichés. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
0/4 5% The Courier (2019) In the moronic thriller The Courier, nothing works on any level, but most of all where it matters most-a script that makes sense. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/4 63% The Good Liar (2019) For their first appearance together onscreen, [Condon] distills from the McKellen-Mirren team an energy that is devastating. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/4 84% Waves (2019) The film is too long, but I was impressed and riveted throughout. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
0/4 65% The Shed (2019) There's nothing to make your hair stand on end in The Shed because it's not convincing. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 94% Marriage Story (2019) The divorce part fades in and out of focus while the marriage part unravels in flashbacks. Sometimes they drag on so long you can't tell the difference. Still, it's intelligent enough to like it a lot in retrospect. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/4 58% Crown Vic (2019) The rest of Crown Vic, written and directed by Joel Souza, will keep you glued to your watch more than the screen while you remember how much better Training Day was. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
1/4 94% Honey Boy (2019) I don't know about you, but this is not what I go to the movies for. Color it despicable. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/4 36% Primal (2019) I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I screamed out loud five times. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/4 93% Light from Light (2019) Nothing ever happens of any importance in Light From Light and nothing makes any sense, including the title. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019