Rex Reed

Rex Reed
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 69% The Command (Kursk) (2019) Even when it occasionally falters, it is polished, heartbreaking, and worthy of attention. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/4 22% Holy Lands (Les terres saintes) (2018) Sthers mistakenly thinks the more unconventional she makes the characters, the more we'll like them. What actually happens instead is just the opposite. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
1/4 62% Child's Play (2019) It isn't scary. It isn't funny. It's just tired, desperate and preposterous. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
1/4 82% Nightmare Cinema (2019) Each story is designed and determined to scare the living daylights out of you, but I promise you more yawns than screams. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/4 82% American Woman (2019) After 20 years of admirable performances in underwhelming films and TV shows, Sienna Miller chews into the greatest role of her career and savors every flavorful bite. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
0/4 52% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Avoid it at all costs if you value your sanity. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 89% Plus One (2019) Incurable romantics seeking a fresh look at love contemporary-style could do a lot worse than Plus One. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/4 38% Being Frank (2019) Being Frank festers uncomfortably from start to finish. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
0/4 No Score Yet The Child Remains (2019) The Child Remains is typical of the kind of dumpster material we're getting these days at the movies. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/4 39% Katie Says Goodbye (2019) The point of this grim first film by writer-director Wayne Roberts is that lousy things happen to innocent people. But Katie is guileless to the point of stupidity. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 71% Papi Chulo (2019) The relationship between the sweet, awkward and fragile Bomer and the tolerant, bemused and underplayed Patiño is a thing of joy. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
1/4 56% Ma (2019) During every savage attack, the audience laughed uproariously. Is this what we've come to? - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet The Poison Rose (2019) Nothing makes much sense here, including the title. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3.5/4 44% The Tomorrow Man (2019) If you cherish the rare opportunity to watch magnificent actors as perfect as Blythe Danner and John Lithgow giving it all they've got, in a film about grown-ups, then the line starts here. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
1/4 54% Charlie Says (2019) Suffering through what Charlie says again, without purpose, is unfair punishment, if you ask me. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 34% Poms (2019) It's all as predictable as it is preposterous. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 51% Tolkien (2019) Maybe Tolkien had a fascinating life story full of anecdotes that inspired his future work, but it isn't told here. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2/4 31% The Intruder (2019) You know thrillers. Five-minute plots have a way of dragging familiar ideas into 2-hour narratives. This one has been done to death. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
2/4 57% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Believe it or not, J.T. LeRoy is a story too far out to be so boring. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/4 60% Breakthrough (2019) Another glib and unconvincing faith-based movie that pushes miracles, spirituality and divine intervention, hoping for box-office gold. A terrific cast is the only thing that saves it from last rites. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
1/4 80% Fast Color (2019) The title Fast Color is just as meaningless as everything else in the movie, which hobbles along stretching the parameters of female empowerment to pad out the running time but fails to hold audience attention. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 69% Stockholm (2019) Beware of any film that begins with the words "based on an absurd but true story." - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/4 45% William (2019) There is more sweetness and humanity in William than in most of the time-wasters I've seen recently. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
1/4 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) If the son of God dedicated his life to building a kingdom of peace and justice for the poor and oppressed, could it be that he was a thumping bore while doing it? - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/4 61% The Public (2019) Its heart is in the right place, but because it's mired in too many of Estevez's questions about public duty versus public safety, The Public struggles to stay on track and keep the viewer involved. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) The time has come to bury Pet Sematary once and for all. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 44% The Chaperone (2019) A film of uncommon rapture, albeit one with little of the noisy, fast-moving action contemporary audiences have come to expect. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/4 91% A Vigilante (2019) It's... good to see a cunning and capable actress rise above her usual projects, such as stupid fodder like Tron or Cowboys and Aliens, or labels like "Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010." - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 93% Diane (2019) It's Place's subtle, moment-to-moment performance that provides the balance to save Diane from ho-hum tedium. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) There isn't a single wasted frame in this movie, which is both richly detailed and economically direct in its emotional impact-all the more astounding for a first feature film. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
1/4 36% Out of Blue (2019) For one of America's most unique and photogenic locales, the Crescent City is as wasted as Clarkson-so boring to look at that the whole movie could have just as well been shot in Toledo, Ohio. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
75% Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999) It roars and ignites and hits the ground running. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
54% Cruel Intentions (1999) Despite all the prurient dialogue, director Roger Kumble, making his feature-directing debut after the dubious honor of writing Dumb and Dumber , is positively bashful about actually showing anything remotely sexy. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
1/4 65% Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) Ineffectual, irrelevant and amateurishly conceived from start to finish, this movie is so bad it could kill off Nancy Drew forever. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
2/4 27% The Aftermath (2019) I left with endless troubling questions unanswered. The melodrama turned shallow. I loved the beauty and tenderness, but I didn't believe The Aftermath. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/4 91% Never Grow Old (2019) It's too monstrous and mean-spirited to please everyone unconditionally, but I found it challenging and honest-and hair-raising enough to work as a modern morality tale in cowboy boots. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 86% Iceman (2019) One can imagine Richard Harris or Charlton Heston in the role, but without any star power, Vogel does quite nicely. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
1/4 43% I'm Not Here (2019) It was directed by Michelle Schumacher, better known as Mrs. Simmons, the actor's real-life wife. In Hollywood courtrooms, divorces have been granted on lesser grounds than this. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) You won't find a more spellbinding performance than the inimitable star in the title role. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
1/4 31% Mapplethorpe (2019) You go away feeling soiled and confused, disliking and distrusting him more than you did going in. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
1/4 41% The Wedding Guest (2019) Nothing ever happens, and the two leads have the chemistry of olive oil and water. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3/4 92% Giant Little Ones (2019) Aside from an awkward, confusing and pointless title that spells box-office trouble, Giant Little Ones is a very fine, immaculate and nuanced film indeed. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
3/4 60% Greta (2019) It's a nail-biter that sends ice down the spine and proves that in the hands of a master director, any genre is capable of achieving new heights of imagination. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
1/4 38% Untogether (2019) Another anemic and pointless stringing together of stories that are not worth telling, Untogether follows the truncated lives of a group of lost souls in Los Angeles with an overdose of paralyzing cinematic anesthesia. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2.5/4 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) The emotions in Everybody Knows are palpable, but the storytelling stumbles. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/4 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit will not go down in history as one of Liam Neeson's most memorable efforts, but it's fun while it lasts, and he seems to have more fun than anyone else. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
1/4 12% Berlin, I Love You (2019) Another compilation anthology comprised of 10 vignettes designed to pay homage to the cities where the stories occur, Berlin, I Love You is an empty, boring flop with some famous faces in bit parts that add up to nothing of any substance. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/4 79% Never Look Away (2019) See it and prepare to be stunned and exhausted at the same time. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/4 34% King of Thieves (2019) It's a marvel to watch Caine, Courtenay, Broadbent and Gambon go at each other with an aplomb that dazzles. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2.5/4 70% The Invisibles (2019) Amazingly, the actors are so engaging and believable, and the facts are so riveting, that the movie, despite its flaws, held me spellbound. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019