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Rex Reed Names 'To The Wonder,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Her' & 'Spring Breakers' Among Worst Films Of 2013

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 19, 2013 2:25 PM
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Move over Paper Magazine critic Dennis Dermody, there's another New York critic even more cranky and contrarian, and he's been doing it for years. That's right, Melissa McCarthy's biggest fan, Rex Reed of the New York Observer, has weighed in on his worst films of 2013, and usual, he's running hard against the tide.

Two of the most celebrated films of the fall season—the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Spike Jonze's "Her"—make the list, and so too does Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," but let's face it, there's no way Reed was going to like that movie anyway. Terrence Malick tops the list with his admittedly divisive "To the Wonder," while Reed pours another one out for McCarthy with "Identity Thief" making the ranks too. But credit to Reed—we're glad someone else is realizing how truly awful "Charlie Countryman" is.

Check out the full list below and debate in the comments section.

Rex Reed 10 Worst Films Of 2013
1. To The Wonder
2. The Great Gatsby
3. The Fifth Estate
4. Identity Thief
5. The Lone Ranger
6. Her
7. Spring Breakers
8. Inside Llewyn Davis
9. Oldboy
10. Charlie Countryman

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15 Comments

  • Nathan | December 20, 2013 12:44 PMReply

    If Rex Reed made an all-time favorites list, it could double as a Royals Portrayed on Film greatest hits package.

  • toots | December 20, 2013 11:44 AMReply

    "Terrence Malick tops the list with his admittedly divisive "To the Wonder" " Divisive? It was a pile of crap, like a two hour perfume advert.

  • p | December 20, 2013 8:34 AMReply

    Rex Reed is a total ass. Spring Brkrs, Llewyn Davis and Her are amongst the finest films of the year. Gatsby too.

  • Gerard Kennelly | December 20, 2013 3:41 AMReply

    To The Wonder --romina mondello bardem ben
    Her --rooney joaquin
    Spring Breakers --franco
    Inside Llewyn Davis --goodman
    Oldboy --sharlto olsen josh
    Charlie Countryman --mads shia evan rachel

    i want to watch every single one of them :)

  • Andrew Willis | December 20, 2013 1:57 AMReply

    I just looked up his "best of 2013", it is pretty conventional and pedestrian. He has the overly mainstream PRISONERS on the list, and his "radical" pick is WHAT MAISIE KNEW.
    Sounds like a tool.

  • his true colors | December 20, 2013 3:36 AM

    google rex reed and bridesmaids star Melissa McCarty

  • Xavier | December 19, 2013 7:56 PMReply

    I wish reviewers would stop putting well regarded movies that they didn't connect with on their worst of lists. It just reinforces the stigma of pretentious douchebag that is so often lobbed at them. Maybe you didn't like Her, To The Wonder, Only God Forgives, Inside LLewyn Davis, etc but from a base technical level they simply cannot be considered the worst when films like Hansel and Gretel, Grown Ups 2 and Gangster Squad exist and you lessen the value of your opinion by putting them as "worst" . Pull your head out of your arse and either choose films suitable to the title of your list or don't make one at all.

  • Brett | December 19, 2013 5:03 PMReply

    I've seen worst critics *coughArmondWhitecough*

  • The Mayor of Crazy Town | December 19, 2013 4:21 PMReply

    To the Wonder was like a parody of Malick's films.

  • immature | December 19, 2013 4:09 PMReply

    Yeah, he IS right about Charlie Countryman, though, like you said.

  • Rob | December 19, 2013 2:59 PMReply

    Personally, I don't know why any gives a crap what Rex Reed thinks. Since the invention of the internet, why do we care what old, fat, bearded white guys think about movies? We got Red Letter Media for that...

  • bully with a capital B | December 20, 2013 3:37 AM

    rex reed is a bully
    look at what he did to Melissa McCarthy

  • Fred | December 19, 2013 4:56 PM

    Wow Rob, I didn't realize that only young, smooth-skinned people of color wrote about film on the internet. Thanks for your clarification and insight!!!

  • yer | December 19, 2013 2:54 PMReply

    Wow. Such edgy. Much contrariety. Wow

  • Katie Walsh | December 19, 2013 2:56 PM

    I <3 this comment so much

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