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Rex Reed

Rex Reed
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
57% Yanks (1979) In every decade, a truly memorable motion picture comes along that, sometimes, if we're lucky, can enrich our lives. Yanks will be the one from the 1970s that future audiences and historians will remember, and cherish.‐ Vogue
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2/4 39% The Roads Not Taken (2020) After an hour of this tedium, you stop worrying about where this disaster is going-or if it's going anywhere at all.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2020
2/4 84% Inside the Rain (2020) A film about mental health issues needs a good script and a first-rate cast to sustain a viewer's interest, and this one has neither.‐ Observer
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2/4 26% The Postcard Killings (2020) The problem is, there is no fun.‐ Observer
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3/4 84% The Way Back (2020) The plot may be formulaic, but there's nothing predictable about Ben Affleck's commitment to the role of Jack, or the subtlety and sincerity with which he plays it.‐ Observer
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4/4 61% Hope Gap (2020) Hope Gap is pithy, engaging, and insightful-the kind of movie we desperately need more of.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
0/4 22% Beneath Us (2020) Everything you can think of goes wrong in this clueless farrago of tasteless stupidity and faulty timing, including a theme song, "My Little Corner of the World," sung repeatedly by-get a grip-Anita Bryant!‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
1/4 85% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) The entire enterprise is so muffled and dull you can't believe what you're watching.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
1/4 36% The Night Clerk (2020) For an alleged psychological thriller, The Night Clerk has no thrills, suspense or tension.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) It's the kind of technology I usually hate, but Buck is so appealing and his story is so entertaining that the movie won me over with a force that has left me astounded.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/4 37% Downhill (2020) Downhill is a perfect example of a bad film that doesn't have a clue about what kind of movie it wants to be.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Traditionally, audiences avoid movies about nice people bravely battling terminal illnesses by the millions. Can two stars this viable and magnetic erase the stigma?‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
0/4 86% Come to Daddy (2020) Any film that opens quoting William Shakespeare and Beyoncé is meant to be regarded with skepticism and giggles, but this dog gets sillier by the minute.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
3.5/4 61% The Last Full Measure (2020) The meticulous script and sensitive direction signal in Todd Robinson the virtues of a major filmmaker at work.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
0/4 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Written with empty-headed desperation and directed with minimal imagination by Guy Ritchie, one of the most incompetent filmmakers of the century.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/4 86% Color Out of Space (2020) There's nothing to think about here, but a lot to describe.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/4 43% Three Christs (2020) The movie may be too understated and inert for its own good, but the actors are uniformly exemplary.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
0/4 48% Underwater (2020) The only reason I wanted to see it at all is Kristen Stewart, but she is so wasted that she should have stayed in bed.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/4 45% Inherit the Viper (2020) Despite a running time of only 85 minutes, it feels like days of mean-spirited self-indulgence.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
1/4 48% The Sonata (2020) Ignoring the fact that nothing much is going on here, director Andrew Desmond plods along trying to make you believe otherwise.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 95% Little Women (2019) It's a perfectly respectable version of a tale told too many times, but it offers nothing fresh or new to the re-telling.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/4 89% 1917 (2020) Every war is hell, no matter when it was fought, but 1917, which is about a war far removed from contemporary reality, turns out to the best war picture since Saving Private Ryan.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/4 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Just when I thought one of the worst movie years in memory was down for the count, Clint Eastwood arrived at the last minute with Richard Jewell, to show us all how great movies are made.‐ Observer
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0/4 38% Black Christmas (2019) Despite its desperate efforts to justify the homicides, there's nothing remotely innovative or even goofily satirical about it.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3.5/4 35% Seberg (2020) Considering the horrors that constitute the current volatile political situation in America, Seberg is more relevant than ever.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 70% Bombshell (2019) The three women are as riveting as always and they are surrounded by surprise "guest" appearances...‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
3/4 72% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
1/4 52% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
1/4 74% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/4 90% Dark Waters (2019) It's a perfect movie, and not the least of its power is due to Ruffalo's flawless performance.‐ Observer
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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
0/4 6% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/4 63% The Good Liar (2019) For their first appearance together onscreen, [Condon] distills from the McKellen-Mirren team an energy that is devastating.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3.5/4 83% Waves (2019) The film is too long, but I was impressed and riveted throughout.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
0/4 63% The Shed (2019) There's nothing to make your hair stand on end in The Shed because it's not convincing.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3/4 95% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
3/4 39% Primal (2019) I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I screamed out loud five times.‐ Observer
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2/4 93% Light from Light (2019) Nothing ever happens of any importance in Light From Light and nothing makes any sense, including the title.‐ Observer
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1.5/4 63% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/4 67% 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
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
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 11% The Great Alaskan Race (2019) Not a perfect film, but breathtaking enough to linger in the memory.‐ Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/4 96% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
0/4 32% 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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 100% Fantastic Fungi (2019) Fascinating, informative, educational and totally entertaining.‐ Observer
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019