Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,666 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Act of Killing
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,666 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
    • 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
    The whole thing feels at least three summers too stale.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is so gleefully ridiculous that you start to suspect the filmmakers were in on the joke and forgot to tell the actors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    More toy commercial than movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A forced and wholly unnecessary sequel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Art School Confidential, the first disappointment from director Terry Zwigoff, is all glum, dour cynicism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A fairly tedious, stupid picture.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Jurassic World gives you exactly what Howard’s character promises at the beginning — More! Bigger! Faster! — but you know there’s something deeply wrong with a film that expects you to shed tears over digitally created prehistoric creatures and rubber brontosaurus heads instead of rooting for, you know, people.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a startling moment 10 or 15 minutes into The Adjustment Bureau - the only time, really, when the film achieves any level of surprise. The dispiriting dullness of this dreary misfire hasn't had time to settle in and thicken: The movie hasn't yet revealed its utter and thorough ineptitude.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best stuff in Jumper comes early, while the movie is still busy explaining its scenario. It's only when all the pieces are in place and the story actually kicks in that things start to fall apart, and quickly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Most certainly a personal work -- so personal, in fact, that I can't imagine anyone but Coppola being able to sit through it.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never achieves takeoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Men in Black 3 is so dull and empty, it's the first movie that has ever made me think "Thank God this is in 3D."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The things that stay with you are the dull, boilerplate love story, the laziest performance of Liam Neeson’s career as a murderous gunslinger and the distracting amount of makeup Seth MacFarlane sports in the film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the most forgiving moviegoer will recognize this movie as the blatant cash-grab that it is.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Shyamalan takes the beloved Nickelodeon anime series -- the full title was Avatar: The Last Airbender -- and turns it into 103 minutes of overproduced, stilted nonsense.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, however, is the sort of picture in which people run around doing everything except the most logical thing to do, because that’s the only way to keep the nonsensical plot spinning.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Jack and Jill contains long stretches of squirm-inducing tedium in which Sandler riffs and ad-libs far longer than he should.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If Annapolis is not the worst movie to date of this still-young year, it is certainly the most hackneyed, as well as the most depressing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sitting through Little Fockers is a soul-sucking, dispiriting experience.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Every summer movie season usually has at least one spectacular, disastrous flame-out, and although the dog days of August still loom, I doubt there will come a big-budget blockbuster worse than Cowboys and Aliens.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a ''serious'' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So needlessly convoluted, so crammed with subplots within subplots, it simply forgets about its gangland "Romeo & Juliet" premise.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The more Shrink tries to get you invested in the emotional turmoil of its characters, the more you want to reach into the screen and shake them and tell them to get over themselves.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    After a while, hearing Martin say ''Zee area eez zecure!'' doesn't cut it any longer, and that's pretty much all The Pink Panther has to offer.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Few expected Basic Instinct 2 to be very good, but no one expected it to be this boring.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So thunderously unfunny...There is no reason for an 82-minute movie to feel so very, very long.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A handsome, sincere, well-meaning bore.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The times have caught up with Almodóvar, who is now 63: He thinks he’s still pushing the envelope, but he comes off as old-fashioned and outdated.
    • 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.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Formidably stupid.
    • Miami Herald
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    That's My Boy more than lives up to its R-rating - including one gross-out gag repulsive enough to make you put down your popcorn.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Once the premise has been established, the film goes absolutely nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Enormous in its scope and colossal in its stupidity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even a supporting turn by Vincent Cassell as Otto Gross, a fellow psychiatrist, cocaine addict and unapologetic adulterer, fails to enliven the movie: A Dangerous Method makes even a cokehead hedonist boring.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The tone is all over the place, which makes the movie difficult to take neither seriously nor as popcorn fluff.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Momoa, a familiar face from "Game of Thrones" to "Baywatch," has the muscles but not the imposing persona and barbaric presence that Conan requires.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Saw
    Where "Seven" seemed to radiate diabolical evil, Saw just radiates idiocy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Another joyless, brain-numbing adventure through lackluster Indiana Jones territory.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    In its early moments, the movie evokes everything from "The Social Network" to "Casino." By the end, the film has become as exciting as a game of Old Maid. R-rated thrillers are hardly ever this dull and listless, but this movie manages to eradicate all of Timberlake’s charisma and makes you flash back to Affleck’s "Paycheck"/"Gigli" era. How does this even happen?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Emits a fishy odor, like a recruitment film for an obscure cult you'd rather stay away from.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Everything about this excruciatingly dull, talky film screams made-for-network-TV: The I'm-only-here-for-a-paycheck performances by famous actors; the Crate and Barrel catalog mise-en-scene; the syrupy, heartwarming score that lays the pathos on so thickly you gag on it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sarandon blends into the background, having practically nothing to do except stand around and wring her hands as the two men in her life battle it out in a passive-aggressive war. It's enough to make her want to run off with Thelma.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dumbest, most risible retelling ever made of the exploits of legendary bank robber Jesse James.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A curiously inert and talky action picture about good-looking mutants on the run from bad (but equally good-looking) ones, Push wastes a decent idea and stylish direction on a script that's much more Ingmar Bergman than Stan Lee.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Georgia Rule is so artificial, it feels like more of a flow chart than a slice of life.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The film suffers from a severe lack of urgency and emotional engagement. You can't get involved in a movie in which the characters all seem to be harboring double identities.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The action, which bookends the movie, is atrocious, defying all laws of gravity and physics and machine gun-edited into incomprehensible lunacy.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is easily one of the silliest, most preposterous thrillers ever made, and the only reason it didn't go straight to video has to be that it stars Pacino.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You don't go into a movie called Ninja Assassin expecting a hell of a lot, but this shockingly disjointed and relentlessly dull picture can't even deliver the martial-arts kick its title so plainly promises.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even a film as shabby and humdrum as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which never musters up the wit and beauty of a single frame of "Lady and the Tramp," is not without its pleasures.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie has an undeniable visceral power. It is also a loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair, a cheap and hollow button-puncher.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    War is hell, and so are bad movies about war.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is ultimately a movie about highly intelligent people in pursuit of trivial nonsense: At least Mulder and Scully caught a real monster every once in a while.

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