Rex Reed

Rex Reed
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/4 95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) It's so talky that reading the fast-moving subtitles takes on a challenge of its own. But this is just a small caveat in a film of such overpowering substance and value. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
0/4 25% Trick (2019) A it's a cheesy, actionable rip-off of the John Carpenter Halloween franchise with plenty of blood and jack o'lanterns, but without a shred of originality. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2/4 77% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's a well-meaning idea that never quite succeeds on the levels of either comedy or drama. Call it a noble failure. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) Fascinating, informative, educational and totally entertaining. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
1/4 4% Mary (2019) It's a watery tale of supernatural nonsense at sea as lost and immobile as a beached mackerel. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
1/4 25% Gemini Man (2019) The plot makes no sense, the dreary script is dead on arrival, and Smith is just as blank and lost at 23 as he is at 51. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 68% Joker (2019) A movie that borders on genius-repellant, dark, terrifying, disgusting, brilliant and unforgettable. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3.5/4 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Painful for sure, but glorious too, Pain and Glory is Spanish wunderkind Pedro Almodóvar's best and most moving film in years-a brave and wrenching self-portrait of an aging artist under the siege of age and the fear of death. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 76% Low Tide (2019) There is insufficient character development and insight, and the film has no ending, so the viewer just hangs in space, asking a million questions for which there are no answers. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 83% Judy (2019) What Judy misses is the unimpeachable fact that helped her survive the punishing ordeals, both personal and professional-her dazzling sense of humor, none of which is in evidence here. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
1/4 22% Running with the Devil (2019) Ho-hum. Running with the Devil is yet another generic drug trade thriller that defies coherence, embraces clichés, and wastes the time and talent of Nicolas Cage. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
3/4 84% Villains (2019) I enjoyed the humor derived from the unfailing ineptitude of all four villains, and as they met their fates, one by one, I was sort of sorry to see them go. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
0/4 28% Corporate Animals (2019) It's good to have Demi Moore making a comeback after a prolonged absence from the screen, but not in a load of unmitigated crap called Corporate Animals. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2/4 88% Hustlers (2019) J-Lo is the only reason to see it. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Chaos reigns. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
1/4 18% The Fanatic (2019) It's a disaster. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 68% Angel of Mine (2019) Angel of Mine is a much better meld of psychodrama and soap opera than it appears on the surface. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 43% After the Wedding (2019) As a director, Bart Freundlich knows how to frame a scene and enhance visual beauty with a sharper edge, but his writing leaves gaps in the plot that raise more questions about logic than he satisfactorily answers. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 76% Light of My life (2019) Another dour end-of-the-world epic that fails to live up to the sum of its parts. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Frankly, I find the entire experience baffling, and any attempt to laugh off the Manson murders as sitcom fodder embarrassing. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet Dead Water (2019) Plot twists multiply, turning Dead Water into nothing more than one huge red herring in an attempt to distract viewers from the sorry fact that nothing of substance is really happening. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
3/4 77% Skin (2019) If you have a strong stomach it is well worth seeing for the lessons it teaches about the value of survival in the pursuit of redemption. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/4 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) I'm afraid none of this makes much valid sense. The movie fails to offer a cogent point of view. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/4 82% Crawl (2019) While Crawl never quite achieves the classic status of Jaws, it's so convincing that you forget about the mechanics and become petrified by the gore. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/4 67% Lying and Stealing (2019) It's all been done before, but the reason it's worth watching is to see James do it again. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
1/4 No Score Yet Desolate (2018) Everything else in Desolate is dreary, violent and pointless. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
1/4 21% Phil (2019) Character development is non-existent, and isolated scenes resonate with occasional whimsy, but they don't add up to a satisfying whole. The adjective that best describes Phil is preposterous. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
0/4 No Score Yet Cold Blood (La mémoire du sang) (2019) Nobody should have to sit through junk like this, even in summer, and I don't know anyone who will. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
2/4 83% Midsommar (2019) Grim, grisly and downright sickening, Midsommar is a feel-bad horror film about suicide, mercy killings, insanity, graphic nudity, religious hysteria, and the kind of grotesque imagery that exists for no other reason than shock value. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
1/4 59% Ophelia (2019) It's a revisionist attempt to make the denizens of Elsinore seem modern and more accessible, but comes off more like a sophomoric re-make of Citizen Kane in the image of Fox News. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
1/4 19% Euphoria (2019) Euphoria should be called Dyspepsia. It lulls you into a disagreeable stupor clearly labeled "who cares?" - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/4 69% Three Peaks (2019) An exceptional film, well worth savoring. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
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 30% 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 64% 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 77% 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 88% 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 56% 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 90% 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 32% 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 74% 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 54% 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 43% 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 59% 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 32% 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