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Rex Reed

Rex Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 59% Breathe (2017) Given the limitations of his role, I can't praise Andrew Garfield enough.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/4 90% Walking Out (2017) You won't walk out of Walking Out.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
3/4 96% The Florida Project (2017) The impression is a disturbing film of energy and compassion that left me with an inescapable sadness, from which director Baker offers no way out.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
1.5/4 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Labored and boring, The Mountain Between Us is a soap opera in the snow that fritters away the time and talents of Kate Winslet and Idris Elba for all the wrong reasons.‐ New York Observer
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1/4 29% Literally, Right Before Aaron (2017) A trite little comedy so jumbled, disconnected and bad you can't believe it doesn't star James Franco.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3/4 97% Lucky (2017) Nothing big happens, but director John Carroll Lynch zeroes in on the undeniable pathos and hidden feelings in Mr. Stanton's map-lined face.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
2.5/4 87% American Made (2017) Without realizing it, American Made is a wincing metaphor for Tom Cruise's movie career-which, come to think of it, is exclusively and embarrassingly American made, too.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3/4 42% Shot (2017) Wyle is so good as he goes through the stages of pain, rage, remorse and resignation that he keeps you caring and alert.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/4 56% Last Rampage (2017) An unflinching centerpiece performance by the character actor Robert Patrick as the embittered Tison is so toxic you can't take your eyes off him, even when the watching gets tough.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
3.5/4 96% Stronger (2017) I'm a sucker for these survival stories that show the best side of man's humanity, and Gyllenhaal makes this one a stronger achievement than most.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/4 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Judi Dench can do no wrong, and playing Queen Victoria for the second time in the richly satisfying Victoria and Abdul is an acting lesson par excellence that proves how rapturous it is to watch this great artist do everything right.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) An exhilarating movie propelled by two mesmerizing star performances-Emma Stone and Steve Carell.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) Stiller does this kind of self-conscious neurotic to perfection, but this time he is subtler than ever, achieving a nuance that is something of a first.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
0/4 68% mother! (2017) I hesitate to label it the "Worst movie of the year" when "Worst movie of the century" fits it even better.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/4 31% Rebel in the Rye (2017) You do see how Salinger's own words, thoughts and actions were reflected in the character of Holden. ‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 50% The Promise (2017) Terry George ... proved with Hotel Rwanda that he can tackle the wrenching subject of genocide with thrilling cinematic results. A wonderful cast adds no-fail polish.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/4 9% Tulip Fever (2017) Under close analysis, none of this elaborate subterfuge makes much sense, but the film is so polished in its technical proficiency that I found the absence of logic forgivable.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
0/4 0% The Layover (2017) If this is the kind of garbage kids are watching and absorbing with glee today, no wonder the country is in such a mess.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/4 26% Unlocked (2017) When it mercifully ends after 98 excruciating minutes, you still don't have a clue what it was all about.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 45% The Good Catholic (2017) It's a small film in every way, but I found it riveting.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/4 43% Bushwick (2017) The screenplay promises more excitement than it delivers, fails to develop characters beyond their most tertiary identities, and belly-flops even as political satire.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 83% Beach Rats (2017) The saving grace-the thing that keeps you interested and caring-is Dickinson, the newcomer with phenomenal potential, so honest and self-assured I can't wait to see what he does next.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
1/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky is as charming and welcome as toenail fungus.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 91% Marjorie Prime (2017) The virtues in Marjorie Prime are modest, but the muted cinematography by Sean Price Williams adds enormously to the blurred vision of reality the characters feel throughout, and the cast is first-rate.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 74% Shot Caller (2017) Achieving a hardy balance to a complex character and heightened importance to an otherwise terminally depressing study in total immorality, the star is powerful and so riveting you can't take your eyes off him.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Clocks in at two hours and seven minutes but it's so intense that I was hardly aware of the time.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/4 89% Good Time (2017) The acting by a mostly amateur cast is over the top, the writing is genuinely ludicrous, and the characters so contrived that the movie defies even the most basic logic.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
2/4 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Ingrid Goes West makes a few valid points. Too bad the whole thing looks more like a tweet than a movie.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
100% It's Not Yet Dark (2017) We are watching the real deal-not a re-enactment with actors simulating life, but life itself.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 35% Kidnap (2017) Berry knows how to seize the center spot and hold on tight. In Kidnap, she gets quite an exhausting workout, and so does the audience.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/4 87% Wind River (2017) [Wind River] is one terrific, offbeat and heart-pounding thriller.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/4 13% A Family Man (2017) Suffers from sentimental overload and a tidal wave of conscience-searching clichés.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
2/4 57% Strange Weather (2017) Like so many women who unwisely spend too much time in gyms ruining their looks under the delusion of self-improvement, [Hunter's] muscles upstage her femininity. But the girl can still act.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
1/4 5% The Last Face (2017) Characters are undeveloped, dialogue is platitudinous and insincere, and even the leading roles are one-dimensional.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) It's a gripping addition to the canon of war on film that is definitely worthy of attention, and some of the images are electrifying.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/4 74% Wakefield (2017) Wakefield is a terrific movie, with a devastatingly bravura performance by Bryan Cranston that seizes and grips attention from first scene to last.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Sometimes beauty and charm are enough to turn a middling movie into pure ambrosia. Diane Lane has plenty of both ...‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1/4 36% Snatched (2017) The most depressing Mother's Day present since Mommie Dearest, only not half as funny.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 33% 3 Generations (2017) 3 Generations is contrived, but the heartfelt performances keep the threadbare material on track-witty, warm and wise.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 81% Chuck (2017) It's a routine story, worth seeing for the galvanizing (pulverizing?) star performance by a smashing Liev Schreiber in the title role.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 38% Voice from the Stone (2017) An Edgar Allen Poe ripoff that reminds all and sundry of too many old Technicolor crypt soirees from Hammer Films in the 1960s, but without the campy elements.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 92% Obit (2017) Do something memorable, and do it fast. Obit implies that the obituary page, like everything else, is fast becoming a dying art.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
2.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Mr. Gere saves the day, investing Norman with sad, quirky mannerisms and a variety of desperate character revelations that make him tragic and lovable at the same time.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) A throwback to the good old days when adventure movies had riveting performances, gorgeous camerawork and the ability to tell stories that made sense, The Lost City of Z holds attention and keeps you fascinated.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
2/4 71% Gifted (2017) A formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman's picture from a man's point of view.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/4 88% Their Finest (2017) I was enchanted and overwhelmed by it and my prediction is that, if you care about filmmaking, you will be, too.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
0/4 80% Colossal (2017) I'd like to tell you how rabid, illogical, far-fetched and stupid Colossal is, but words fail me at last.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 65% Carrie Pilby (2017) What is the target audience for this particular brand of cotton candy? Teenage girls dreaming of first love while sipping cherry pop?‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/4 61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) It doesn't burn through the conscience and haunt you forever like Schindler's List, but in spite of its laid-back reluctance to shock and horrify, it's never trivial or boring.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
0/4 74% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) None of it makes one lick of sense and it quickly becomes clear that Mr. Perkins couldn't care less.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017