Rex Reed

Rex Reed
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 73% 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 64% 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 92% 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 14% 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 66% 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 85% Waves (2019) The film is too long, but I was impressed and riveted throughout. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
0/4 62% 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 97% 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 61% 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 38% 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 92% 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
1.5/4 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Motherless Brooklyn is so messy, confusing and pointless that you don't know what's going on half the time, and couldn't care less. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 71% The Etruscan Smile (Rory's Way) (2019) Soap opera elements are unavoidable, but the film has energy and spirit, thanks to Cox's bright, charming performance. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3.5/4 73% Harriet (2019) It's a harrowing, heroic story that comes along at a perfect time, told with a mixture of inspiration and adventure, although sadly lacking an undertone of legendary significance the story of Harriet Tubman deserves. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 13% The Great Alaskan Race (2019) Not a perfect film, but breathtaking enough to linger in the memory. - Observer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
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 30% 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 79% 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 26% 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 69% 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 97% 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 73% 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 27% 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 17% 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 80% 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 78% 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 84% 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 83% 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 62% 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 60% 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