For 1,565 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Melancholia
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,565 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Up in the Air is also optimistic about the perpetual themes that preoccupy so many movies that endure the test of time: Life is better with company. And everybody needs a co-pilot.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Like every war before it, the U.S. invasion of Iraq has generated its share of movies. But The Hurt Locker is the first of them that can properly be called a masterpiece.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    That song (Jefferson Airplane's Somebody to Love), which becomes a sort of mantra to the movie, is the key to understanding what the Coens are after: When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies, you better find somebody to love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Basterds isn't so revolutionary or so finely crafted as "Pulp Fiction" was, but it crackles with the same energy and imagination and chutzpah.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It leaves you feeling exhilarated at the invigorating power a well-told story, no matter its subject, can have. If you like Harry Potter, you will love this movie. If you don't like Harry Potter, you will still love this movie.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Up
    Rousing, exhilarating entertainment.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes it the best movie of the year -- is its insight into human behavior.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that that character happens to be so repellent -- and yet so endlessly fascinating -- is one of the film's many strokes of genius.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A model of pitch and modulation and craft. For two hours, the Coens hold you in their grip so tightly that for long stretches it feels a little hard to breathe.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A terrific yarn, one so engrossing and surprising that the nature of the story's structure -- each question Jamal gets asked on the show corresponds with a traumatic or momentous moment from his childhood -- never feels like a contrived framing device.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the most vibrant, exciting and invigorating movie-movie of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a beautiful movie.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This poignant, wise and subtle picture -- which, yes, happens to be the best movie of the year -- should be approached with humble expectations. Lee's approach to this delicate material is suffused with melancholy, metaphors and small, telling touches that favor subtlety over exclamation points and rough-hewn simplicity over grandiloquence.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the many pleasures of this beautifully composed, measured movie is how it reminds you of the power of pure storytelling -- an art that's too often overlooked in contemporary films in the rush for sensation and excitement.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie gives you what you think you want, and then gives you some more, and just when you think things can't get any worse, Haneke swoops in and smashes the wall between fiction and reality, turning the viewer into a direct accomplice to what's transpiring onscreen. It is an astonishing film, sure to be controversial, and quite simply unforgettable. [30 Jan. 1998, p.6G]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Contains all of the hallmarks of classic genre Spielberg: It shows you things you've never seen before, instills an accompanying sense of awestruck wonder, and delivers long stretches of heightened, delirious excitement that remind you why people started going to the movies in the first place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Ever the satirist, Payne mines humor from his characters, be it Randall's cockeyed pyramid-scheme ideas or the banality of a ridiculous wedding toast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Overflowing with melancholy and tragedy, Road to Perdition is one of the most somber gangster pictures ever made.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most searing experiences to be had at the movies this year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The Straight Story truly is one from the heart, and it is wonderful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Makes the Columbine shootings seem both abstract yet more painful and vivid. It also gets you excited all over again about the things movies can do.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    In a larger sense, Adaptation is a movie about the simple act of enjoying life -- of really embracing it -- without constantly worrying about what others think.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie itself is a nominee for Best Animated Feature, and it's good enough to pull a surprise upset over the beloved Finding Nemo. It's a mad masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This remarkable, continually surprising documentary turns out to be something far richer and more complex, closer in spirit to "Crumb," another devastating film about a family's gradual self-destruction.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A rich, marvelous movie -- the kind that enchants on so many different levels, it leaves you feeling giddy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It's the filmmakers' refusal to sugarcoat their tale's darker subtexts that makes Finding Nemo such a resounding piece of storytelling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Intentionally designed to rile as much as entertain.