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Steven Rea

Steven Rea
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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) Quiet existential irony, albeit diluted and distorted, still reverberates in this stranger-in-a-strange-land story.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) An odd, diverting footnote of a film.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 79% Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994) This Jungle Book, however, is more remindful of Disney's classic wildlife adventure pics than it is of a cartoon, and it is most remindful of that other jungle classic, Tarzan.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
1.5/4 30% Criminal (2016) Egregiously silly, generic ...‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 73% Miles Ahead (2016) Miles Ahead is more a provocative character sketch than a meaty portrait, but it's a film that should be applauded for its daring, and for Cheadle's shape-shifting, soul-baring work.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) Born to Be Blue doesn't pretend to have all the answers. What it does have - in addition to an immersive performance from Ethan Hawke as the cool-cat jazz man - is an emotional understanding of who Baker was, or may have been.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2016
2.5/4 52% Demolition (2016) Demolition plays like a failed iteration of a 1970s angry-misfit movie (think Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces), not like the real thing.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/4 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) It's almost an anthropological study: a tribe in its native habitat - batting practice, bar fights, babes (or so they hope, obsessively).‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 20% I Saw the Light (2016) The feeblest kind of costume drama, where the costumes have more impact than the drama and where the period details serve only as distraction, reminding audiences that things looked different back then and not much else.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 89% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) Wonderfully evocative, funny, sad, complex, and essential passages from a man's childhood and adolescence.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) How the film plays out, and what happens to the boy and the adults in his company, may prove a revelation, or a disappointment, or something in between. But getting there is thrilling and wondrously strange.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3.5/4 97% Krisha (2016) Krisha may go on a little longer than you'd want, but then, its title character is the kind of houseguest who stays longer than you'd want her to - so even the postscript confrontations and apologies feel right.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
3/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) There's a gravitas here that even the staleist of comic book tropes can't diminish. Snyder, who directed Man of Steel and the failed comic book adaptation Watchmen, is nothing less than respectful. The effects aren't bad, either.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
3.5/4 96% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) Resonant and surprisingly affecting ...‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The worn and weathered third installment in the four-part film adaptation of Veronica Roth's postapocalyptic dystopian YA books.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
3/4 33% The Bronze (2016) Rauch is so committed to her snotty, bitter, up-speaking protagonist that she finds the real humanity lurking there.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
46% Knight of Cups (2016) Sitting in the theater, watching Knight of Cups, you hear an incredible amount of thought-balloon babble, but you don't hear anything approaching the sublime.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Thumpingly exhilarating ...‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
97% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Guerra's remarkable film dives deep into seemingly infinite forests, and deep, too, into the soul of man.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) Apart from its anthropomorphic, allegorical angle, Zootopia is also a tale of female empowerment and a classic noir, too.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) An impossibly enjoyable live-action cartoon that plays on our real-life anxieties about vengeful cadres of foreign radicals blowing up people - and places.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/4 53% Triple 9 (2016) Most parties concerned maintain their grim countenances, their characters struggling to find the sweet spot between honor and greed, between doing the right thing and doing the absolute worst.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/4 100% King Georges (2016) The relationship between the young American and the old Frenchman is as rich as one of Perrier's sauces: the pupil and the teacher, the son and the father, the keen protégé and the stubborn classicist.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/4 100% Only Yesterday (2016) Only Yesterday is a meditation on coming of age, the ways our personalities are formed, and informed.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) A goofy conflation of Coenian elements: the numbskull huggermugger of The Big Lebowski, the La La Land surrealness of Barton Fink, the Old Testament overlay of A Serious Man.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 100% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated (2016) Old school and new school, color pencils and touchscreen styli, a wide range of formats and techniques are represented in the Oscar Nominated Short Films 2016: Animation program, and that's a good thing.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) Try not to let the film's overbearingly jaunty score get in the way. The Lady in the Van is quite a feat.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3.5/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) Offers a crushing view of humanity at its most desperate, and a view of one man's fevered efforts to find grace and dignity amid the horror.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/4 97% 45 Years (2015) 45 Years is a study in economy, in the beautiful symmetry of word and image and music.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5/4 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) In 13 Hours, Bay is striving for something more realistic, and less Hollywood, than his World War II extravaganza. To some extent, he pulls it off.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
1.5/4 25% The Benefactor (2016) One of those what-were-they-thinking projects in which good talent is on very bad display.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 98% Mustang (2015) Ergüven's film, beautifully shot and beautifully performed, cuts its storybook tone with starker, more brutal truths.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
3.5/4 81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is exhilarating cinema.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3/4 60% Joy (2015) Joy's entry into the world of entrepreneurship has the crazy trajectory of a rocket gone haywire, and Russell's movie is kind of haywire, too.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2015
94% Carol (2015) Mara and Blanchett are each extraordinary, working in the most organic and soul-stirring ways.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
2/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) An epic work of self-indulgence and smug riffing, stringing together tropes from TV and screen westerns and closed-room whodunits, The Hateful Eight announces itself with all the pomp and circumstance of a mid-century cinema spectacle.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2015
4/4 74% Youth (2015) Youth is a meditation on aging, on friendship, on love, loss, wisdom, disillusionment, pain.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens is half reboot, half remake, and all fun.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/4 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) The two men come alive (responses that seemed dry or diffident on paper are tinged with humor, with audacity, even), and so, too, do the images.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
3/4 80% Macbeth (2015) If Macbeth comes off at times like a Classics Illustrated comic-book adaptation (there is one, from 1955), it can also be quite moving, quite troubling, haunting, even.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/4 69% The Danish Girl (2015) It looks lovely in an art-directed way, and Eddie Redmayne, who won his Oscar earlier in the year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, looks lovely, too.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
2.5/4 80% Chi-Raq (2015) In-your-face polemic, with nowhere to go once the point has been made. Repeatedly.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/4 93% Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015) Richly informative and fascinating ...‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 91% James White (2015) An accomplished and compelling film by writer/director Josh Mond, James White is also pretty much a bummer.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/4 95% The Wonders (2015) Terrence Malick comes to mind, too, in Rohrwacher's approach to storytelling - but without the American's sense of the symphonic and supernal.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2015
3/4 74% Trumbo (2015) It's a period piece full of colorful characters, natty costumes, jaunty music.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
2.5/4 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) A kind of mad coming-of-age yarn embellished with lightning bolts and monsters made of cadaverous flesh.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
4/4 95% Creed (2015) Creed is corny like the old Rocky films, but riveting like the old Rocky films, too.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2015
2.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) If Mockingjay - Part 1 was walkier and talkier than its forerunners, Part 2 is pretty much all action - and lesser for it.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
4/4 97% Brooklyn (2015) Brooklyn is that rare period drama that doesn't lose itself in its dogged re-creation of another time.‐ Philadelphia Inquirer
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015