Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,599 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Elephant
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,599 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A $100 million production of a 10-cent script, is so clunkily written, so bereft of any engaging ideas or emotions, you'd think De Palma would have sneered at it on first reading and passed
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    For the story of a man who made his mark on pop culture by being a likable buffoon, the irritatingly arch Confessions of a Dangerous Mind takes itself way too seriously.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that Swept Away got made at all implies there simply is no dissuading Madonna from her movie-star aspirations. Her tenacity is admirable, but it's also block-headed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Misses out on just about everything that made the original work, most notably Falk and Arkin, whose odd-couple pairing was the foundation on which the entire movie rested.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An overly convoluted, tiresome mystery that exists primarily to antagonize the audience, Basic consists almost entirely of dense exposition, then concludes by laughing at anyone who tried to pay attention.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a gleefully repulsive movie. Spun is bound to be described as bold and cutting-edge by those who confuse shock value with achievement. Most people, however, will just long for a shower after it's over.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and clichés so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911, too.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This new, presumably improved Chainsaw is just as humorless as the original, but it's also slicker, glossier and resoundingly artificial.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is all moist grime and seedy atmosphere, and it's certainly something to look at: It's beautifully lurid. But it's an empty, unengaging movie, and by the end, it has become ridiculous, too.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Even though Taking Lives is not very good, it does contain a) a cool car chase and b) a sex scene in which Jolie goes topless. For some, this will be enough entertainment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the actors' admirable efforts, everyone in The Door in the Floor is too affected, too fancifully written, to come off as anything other than conceits.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The unrelentingly dull Where the Money Is tests his (Newman's) legendary charisma in a way no actor could overcome.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A forced and wholly unnecessary sequel.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A fairly tedious, stupid picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Singleton's sloppiest, laziest movie to date, springing to life in fits and starts, risibly mawkish and occasionally gripping, and often feeling like it was made up on the set.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There's nothing here that hasn't been done before, and better, in any given "Halloween" or "Friday the 13th" sequel.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Art School Confidential, the first disappointment from director Terry Zwigoff, is all glum, dour cynicism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Neither as good nor as bad as you'd hoped it would be: It's just a mediocre exploitation picture with an inspired premise (succinctly spelled out by its title), loads of gratuitous gore, a dash of equally gratuitous nudity and enough inanities to make you wonder if Ed Wood rose from the grave to serve as a creative consultant on the project.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are three or four big laughs scattered throughout The Pink Panther 2, along with a smattering of decent chuckles. But all those moments combined account for maybe five minutes of screen time, which leaves you with another hour and a half of movie to sit through.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    More toy commercial than movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing feels at least three summers too stale.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is almost suffocating: a movie that has been tinkered and fussed with until there is no spontaneity left -- no warmth or life or messiness.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly a grand-looking picture. For a film that's filled with CGI effects, there wasn't a single shot that looked artificial, and the production design is tremendous. But it's a hollow, boring spectacle.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Jason Statham gives the best performance. Dolph Lundgren gets the best character arc. Terry Crews gets the best gun. Jet Li gets the best kill (you'll know it when you see it).Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the best cameo. And Sylvester Stallone? He gets the blame.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There is absolutely nothing in this prequel/remake that improves on the first film or negates it in any way. If you've never seen The Thing - and you really should - stick with the genuine 1982 article and skip this elaborate act of mimicry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The latest collaboration between Cohen and director Larry Charles proves the formula they created with "Borat" and then started to milk dry with "Brüno" has finally run out of juice. Time to move on, guys.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    In Snow White and the Huntsman, this talented but woefully miscast actress (Stewart) is expected to rally an entire army of soldiers, even though she usually looks like she forgot the combination to her locker.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Homefront is done in by uninspired action scenes in which Statham’s athletic prowess is rendered unwatchable by hyper-editing, a shameful reliance on child-in-peril cliches to move the story forward, and so many loose ends that you wonder if 20 minutes were accidentally cut out from the movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So needlessly convoluted, so crammed with subplots within subplots, it simply forgets about its gangland "Romeo & Juliet" premise.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Silly, overplotted conspiracy thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The kind of schlocky, disposable time-killer that once might have starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Impostor is a relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dullest, clunkiest, big-budget fantasy since Steven Spielberg flattened Peter Pan in "Hook."
    • Miami Herald
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Shrill and sloppy film.
    • Miami Herald
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    But there's nothing in this amateurish movie that the opening credits of last year's "Go" didn't do better.
    • Miami Herald
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A spectacularly mediocre movie.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    At the very least, Corman would have remembered to make the movie fun.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A grand, eye-popping film, a beautifully photographed epic with the depth of a Bugs Bunny Cartoon.
    • Miami Herald
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's up to O'Donnell to carry the show, and he's simply not up to the task.
    • Miami Herald
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most anticlimactic finales I've ever seen in a movie
    • Miami Herald
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gives romance a bad name.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A hostage drama without any tension. It is a love story without any heat. It is as curiously empty a movie as we've seen all year.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing you can say about Just a Kiss is that it isn't every romantic comedy that throws in suicide, bondage and a plane crash in between all the bed hopping.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Chasing Papi leaves you wishing Hollywood would just forget about Latinos altogether. If this is how they really see us, I'd rather not know.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A feather-light musical rushed into production to capitalize on American Idol-frenzy, is nothing more than an excuse to give the two leads several musical numbers, a la those Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies, and with just about the same amount of substance, too.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never achieves takeoff.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So thunderously unfunny...There is no reason for an 82-minute movie to feel so very, very long.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A horror/sci-fi/action mishmash that aims to be the kind of brainless timekiller once used to round out the bottom of a double bill at the drive-in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The characters in Secretary never feel the least bit human. Their quirks, sexual and otherwise, are all on the surface. Inside, where it counts, nobody's home.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Witless, unoriginal mishmash of gangsta-drama clichés.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dumbest, most risible retelling ever made of the exploits of legendary bank robber Jesse James.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like it's been pasted together from 51 other movies -- none of them good.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It takes a concerted effort to make a movie as relentlessly stupid and grating as 15 Minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is pure product, and proud of it: There isn't a single surprising moment in all of its 88 minutes, because Domestic Disturbance is designed to stick to tried-and-true formulas, instead of shaking them up a little.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Who writes this stuff, anyway? Does this not sound like utter gibberish? Surely, this film did not actually get made, did it? Yes, it did. I have seen it. But you, oh, fortunate one, don't have to. Consider yourself lucky.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's all rote, sleep-inducing formula, but it might have still worked if the movie weren't so timid and unimaginative.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
    • Miami Herald
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Drowns in its own noxious fumes. Who knew being bad could be so dull?
    • Miami Herald
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Lands with a thud right from its painfully unfunny prologue and maintains its plodding, exasperating course straight through to its car-chase-and-shootout finale.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up suffocating you with its aura of bogus, store-bought nostalgia.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's attempts at zaniness are flat, almost embarrassing.
    • Miami Herald
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A fluffy, feel-bad drama, with some serious things to say about the viability of homosexual men as fathers and role models.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    No atmosphere, no tension -- nothing but Costner, flailing away. It's a buggy drag.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The vilest film of the season.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Another joyless, brain-numbing adventure through lackluster Indiana Jones territory.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Formidably stupid.
    • Miami Herald
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gigli's awfulness is of a rarer, more precious variety. It's the sort of bizarre, ill-conceived picture you can't believe exists, but are secretly glad it does.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a disastrously clumsy, heavy-handed movie, one so desperate and exploitative that it resorts to putting a live grenade in the hands of a baby in order to get its message across.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Timeline gives Gigli serious competition for worst film of the year honors.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances are shaky, rendering Latter Days as a movie that you've seen before, and done better, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The scattershot nature of the script, which feels as if it had been made up on the spot, leaves the actors looking like they're enjoying some private joke not shared with the audience. Self-indulgent does not even begin to describe it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There is so much that is wrong with The Alamo that it is easier to begin with what the movie gets right: Davy Crockett. As played by Billy Bob Thornton.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An unsatisfying, overly restrained bore, capped off by an ending so strange and inconclusive, it feels like something you'd find on the ''deleted scenes'' portion of a DVD.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Emits a fishy odor, like a recruitment film for an obscure cult you'd rather stay away from.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee remains a superb entertainer -- like Oliver Stone, he's incapable of ever being boring -- but in She Hate Me, he comes dangerously close to seeming trivial, a crank-for-crank's-sake.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its noble intentions, the movie is really a work of crass exploitation -- an obvious and manipulative grab to cash in on the post-9/11 hero worship of the firefighting profession.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If this is magic, I'll take "Gigli."
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad enough to make even James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara seem dull.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Saw
    Where "Seven" seemed to radiate diabolical evil, Saw just radiates idiocy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    No, it's the movie itself -- an unimaginative, generic affair memorable only for its incessant and flagrant plugging of Apple computers and iPods -- that should put a stake through the franchise for good.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Taxes the patience of even the most willing viewer with its sheer nonsense: It's distractingly illogical.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Middle Ages "Rocky" that spares no cliche in its unduly long, 2 1/4 hours.
    • Miami Herald
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If you're going to direct a piece of crass, nonsensical junk, at least have the decency to release it straight to video, where it belongs.
    • Miami Herald
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
    • Miami Herald
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Cox's morose performance could not be less interesting, Harrison's visual stylings all feel borrowed from David Fincher movies and nine inch nails music videos, and the film's elliptical mysteries, which twist onto themselves a la Mulholland Drive, aren't interesting enough to ponder.