Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,649 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 White God
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,649 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Secret of Kells manages to feel simultaneously old-fashioned and mesmerizingly modern,and the slight story at its center has the emotional weight of a classic fable: A boy's wild, fantastical adventure, simply told.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Suggests that professional wrestling is more than a multibillion-dollar industry: It's also a way of life.
    • Miami Herald
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What really makes Hidden so involving is Haneke's sometimes maddening insistence on keeping things vague.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    In Redbelt, David Mamet enters the realm of sports drama and Rocky-underdog clichés and discovers it's a surprisingly good fit.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is slick and entertaining, but much of it is as superficial as a Twitter post.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Propulsive, hyper-violent and ridiculously exciting, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within can be described as "The Wire" transplanted to Rio de Janeiro.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    You also see a man, flawed and imperfect, finding his way through with his music, constantly searching for his place in the world.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    In Fading Gigolo, writer-director John Turturro turns what could have easily been a crass and unpleasant comedy into something soulful and substantial — with a lot of laughs, too.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This genial, lyrical little movie seems guaranteed to broaden Kitano's fan base in the United States.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By retelling Glass' pathetic tale, Shattered Glass reminds you how our culture's emphasis on success and stardom in any field -- and the betrayal of ethics to attain them -- has a cumulative, corrosive effect on society, no matter how small the stage may be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    So beautifully directed, so pleasurable to watch and so thoughtfully put together, it's a disappointment when you realize, halfway through, that the movie is going to fall way short of a masterpiece.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An oddity, but a remarkably intriguing and original one, and in Buck ... it also has the most unforgettable movie character of the year.
    • Miami Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Past the foreign mysticism and eccentricity of Tibetan Buddhism to portray its characters as unmistakably, identifiably human.
    • Miami Herald
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a talky picture, based on a historical incident where the outcome is already known – yet it still proves much more engrossing than crime dramas or bank robberies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the many pleasures in Spellbound is watching the reactions of these young brainiacs, all under the age of 14, as they first hear the word they are being asked to spell (''Is that even a word?'' seems to be a common thought passing through their heads.)
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Ascher treats all these insane theories seriously, but that doesn’t mean you have to.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole movie is at once formulaic, clichéd and predictable, yet surprising, engaging and filled with subtle, unexpected details.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    As it winds down to its quiet, haunting finale, Oslo, August 31st illustrates how all of us, even the most damaged and broken people, have a purpose to fulfill.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is a Harry Potter picture that lives up to its potential -- that, plainly, LIVES.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Blancanieves is funny, inventive and daring enough to change the story’s ending, going out on a note of bittersweet, unexpected melancholy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie lets you make up your own mind about this vivacious, likable woman, who is doing her best not to surrender to her inner loneliness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny in unexpected ways, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I’ve ever seen in a film).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Cosmopolis may be a cerebral mood piece, but it is loaded with strong performances that connect on an emotional level.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Affleck's smooth, elegant directorial style is strong reminiscent of Clint Eastwood's: He takes his time establishing characters who are far more complex than they initially appear, then thrusts them into moral dilemmas with no easy outs.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A whimsical and light-hearted spin on a serious story of corporate whistleblowing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Sicko occasionally returns to Bush, but it doles out the smacks equally on both sides of the political spectrum (Sen. Hillary Clinton gets hers, too).
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    No, Sucker Punch doesn't make any sense. But none of that matters, because the ride Snyder takes you on is so vividly conceived, so deliriously bizarre and wonderful.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An impressionistic portrait of the seductive nature of evil.
    • Miami Herald
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Restrepo makes time to observe these men during brief off-duty stints -- at one point four use an iPod to form an impromptu, joyous dance party -- but the bulk of the film centers on their insanely dangerous and heroic work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie wouldn’t work, of course, without the chemistry between Hill and Tatum, an unlikely duo who share a tremendous charisma.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that you might emerge from the theater eager to give their albums a listen is a testament to how effective this lively and stirring movie about freedom of speech really is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For horror fans, Halloween came a little later than usual this year, but it was worth the wait.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    He just wasn't the sort of hero the government pretended he was. This eye-opening, inspiring movie is a permanent corrective to that deception.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't only the silliest, most ridiculous movie of the summer; it may also be the most flat-out fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Claudel makes you wait until film's end to discover why, exactly, Juliette committed her unspeakable crime, and it's the only disappointing aspect of the movie -- the only time I've Loved You So Long traipses into melodrama. But the rest of this utterly absorbing picture never strikes a false note.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Potiche is filled with rat-a-tat dialogue and broadly humorous situations, but Ozon also employs subtle touches.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is more of a poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, embodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Unlike most films about the Holocaust, which has provided artists with an infinite array of heartrending stories and tragedies, Sarah's Key doesn't spend much time recounting the horrors that Jews suffered during World War II.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Coogler occasionally overplays his hand: The scene in which Oscar says goodbye to his daughter for what we know will be the last time is prolonged to the point of overkill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Exuberant, often hilarious.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Occasionally feels a bit suffocating, like being trapped at a party by a drunkard who won't shut up until he tells you his entire life story.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is far funnier and much less annoying than you might expect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Cachorro's main flaw is in its ending, which seems somewhat abrupt and unfinished, but these characters have become so endearing by then that it hardly seems to matter.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Kick-Ass reminds you of the great pleasures and thrills of superhero comics -- then turns everything you ever learned from comic books upside down.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The package is perfectly irresistible.
    • Miami Herald
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An uncommonly perceptive and finely shaded character drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Whedon knows this is all nonsense, but it can be great fun, too. Age of Ultron is all rush and sensation with little substance. But what a feeling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A triumph of technology over humanity, and if it falls short of a completely fulfilling experience, it also achieves the kind of primal emotion movies were invented for: wonder.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    As much of a personal Scorsese picture as "Raging Bull" or "Taxi Driver." In some ways, this could be his most heartfelt movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Horton Hears a Who wisely preserves most of Seuss' verse in voiceover narration, but the main dialogue, while it doesn't rhyme, preserves the author's humanistic humor and whimsy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Red State is as profane and anti-establishment as any of his other films, but the stakes are infinitely higher this time: This Kevin Smith movie has an astonishing body count.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Energetic, nostalgic, occasionally troubling movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    With the insight and sensitivity of an insider, The Messenger illuminates the sometimes invisible victims of war -- the survivors -- and a pain that is tolerated but never quite healed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A beautifully illustrated love letter to dogs and the people who own them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Viewers with a strong stomach and an appreciation for surreal humor that borders on horror - the latest film from Spanish wildman Alex de la Iglesia (Perdita Durango, The Day of the Beast) is a must-see proposition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    As good as it is depicting his career, Milk doesn't fare quite as well as a portrait of the man himself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    De la Iglesia’s knack for offending audiences while showing them a good time is stronger than ever: Witching and Bitching isn’t much on substance or logic, but man, is it fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Really a blistering satire about spin and the manipulation of the media.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is a brutally effective, insanely rousing piece of drama, with enough new wrinkles and ferocious acting to sweep you into its clutches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The world's newfound familiarity with the region's troubles only make Kandahar more compelling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There will be opportunities to see the picture in regular 24 frames per second, but I recommend going the whole hog and sampling what Jackson has come up with - a new way to watch movies and a new take on a universe that seemed to have exhausted its narrative possibilities.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    As a piece of storytelling, Fight Club is a bit of a dud: It's a good 15 minutes too long, and the tension doesn't build the way you wish it would.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Carrey's amazing transformation in Man on the Moon does justice to Kaufman's undefinable talents and his peculiar outlook on entertainment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a comedy about imbeciles who fall blindly in love with a concept, without giving any thought to what they are doing. And although some of them eventually have a moment of self-realization, it arrives, sadly, much too late.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's some genuine suspense in Lantana, including one unbearably tense moment that is worthy of Hitchcock. But the movie's most unnerving aspect is the way in which it suggests true happiness may be impossible to regain once you've lost it.
    • Miami Herald
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It is as emotionally raw and wrenching as life itself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a strange, bittersweet melancholy in watching the protagonists of Good Bye, Lenin! being buffeted about by change, but refusing to let go of each other.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Calling a comedy old-fashioned nowadays might seem like a backhanded compliment, but that's precisely what this genial, funny movie is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the chief pleasures of Paris, Je T'aime -- is seeing how each filmmaker adheres to their assignment of making a movie about love in Paris but still comes up with a distinctly personal work that bears their artistic sensibilities.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Whip It is completely predictable from the first frame. It also is ridiculously, utterly entertaining.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that torments the viewer as much as its characters, and I mean that as a compliment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An unusually vicious and unforgiving study of police corruption, Narc is a stylistic throwback to such classic 1970s cop dramas as "The French Connection" and "Serpico," with a 21st century helping of the old ultra-violence.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Heavy-handed and manipulative, it also proves formidably engrossing.
    • Miami Herald
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Concise and intriguing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Its social consciousness aside, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is really a simple love story between men set in the American West, although unlike "Brokeback Mountain," this love is purely platonic -- nothing more than the bond of brotherhood between two dear friends, a classic Western theme.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Family is the rare breed of pitch-black comedy that effectively uses violence for laughs or gasps, depending on the situation.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A late-summer delight, a sleek, handsomely made bauble buoyed by a cast much stronger than the flimsy material deserves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's best to just enjoy Hannibal for what it is: A decadent, elegant waltz about evil's seductive bloom. As sequels go, you could do a lot worse.
    • Miami Herald
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One thing nearly all the anecdotes in The Hunting Ground have in common is their resolution: A lack of justice.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a B-movie with A-list aspirations, and it's at its best when it's not trying to be something it isn't.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Eastern Boys explores whether these lost boys are damaged beyond repair or are still capable of being saved.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is enchanting yet strangely menacing, and it becomes clear that Pawlikowski is no mere love fool.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Joe
    Green’s movies rarely play out in conventional ways, and Joe, too, surprises in the end.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Queen taps into the universal curiosity the world shares toward royal families -- an element of the movie that Frears wisely mines for gentle humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is filled with scenes about scrappy, cut-and-paste filmmaking, and the movie-within-a-movie that drives the plot also ends up as the centerpiece of the hugely affecting final scenes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't have the depth and resonance of a classic, but the picture's modesty is refreshing, and its artistry is awe-inspiring.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    After a leisurely first half, The Devil's Backbone becomes utterly spellbinding, its tension mounting in steady increments, its story taking one dark turn after another, and its bittersweet resolution destined to haunt you long after you've left the theater.
    • Miami Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Raunchy, provocative and often very funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a rare breed of crowd-pleaser: a big-hearted, generous movie that never patronizes the audience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A glittering, beautifully made goof, and the bulk of its fun comes in watching so many talented people chasing after such trivial, disposable pleasures on such a large, big-budget scale.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Often, the movie leaves you wishing Briski had found a way to document more of her subjects' day-to-day lives.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An exploration of how fear and mob rule can poison even the purest of souls.
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    OK, Mr. Jackson, you proved your point by landing the finish. Now please, no more Middle-earth, ever.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Young@Heart such an ingratiating experience goes far deeper than the novelty of seeing old people singing hard rock tunes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The main thing to keep in mind while watching Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Side Effects is not to take the movie too seriously or else you’ll feel betrayed by the end.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a streak of compassion in Dark Horse, a sincere empathy for a thoroughly detestable man, that is as surprising as anything in Solondz's earlier, more transgressive work.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The rare sort of movie that gives predictability a good name.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is speculative, heady stuff, far removed from traditional Hollywood summer entertainment, which alone will earn A.I. a devoted following.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Paradise: Hope plays better if you’ve seen the previous two movies, so you can savor the reach and scope of Seidl’s trilogy. But the film stands alone as a tender portrait of adolescence at its most vulnerable and how we manage to survive it, even when surrounded by predators and wolves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Greenberg is a comedy (a scene in which Roger attends a boisterous college party and pitches a fit over the music is marvelously funny), but it's a sad, rueful comedy about disappointment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Even in the 21st century, public discussions of homosexuality still make a lot of people awfully jittery. With passion and candor, Outrage argues that everyone needs to just get over it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a dreamy Southern gothic, a la "Night of the Hunter," with an emphasis on the dreamy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Wild Grass, which employs a wry, self-deprecating voice-over narrator and some highly stylish camerawork, feels like a comic thriller building into a kind of strange romance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Gaghan is attempting to cover so much ground in Syriana that the movie at times feels a little suffocating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is small and familiar, but this time, those turn out to be strengths.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Simply too odd and unconventional to ever appeal to a broad audience, either at the multiplex or on home video.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Manages to turn an internal, solitary activity into fodder for an engaging, even exciting movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Dance of Reality, which deserves a place along Amarcord as a fantastical take on coming of age, is the work of a wise and experienced old soul with the heart and curiosity of a young man in love with life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a big, audacious stunt of a movie -- pointless, perhaps, but incredibly fun to play with.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its excitement Kung Fu Hustle is mostly a marvel of comedic ingenuity and mile-a-minute creativity run wild. You've never seen anything like it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Gibney even convinced Armstrong to sit down for one final interview in May. In it, he comes off as somewhat contrite but also victimized, as if he were being single out for something everyone does.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee delivers a beautiful evocation of the American Dream in its simplest, purest form.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Expertly shot and choreographed in Eastwood’s clean, unfussy style, the Iraq sequences are taut, harrowing and at times excruciatingly suspenseful, particularly a setpiece in which Kyle faces off against his Iraqi counterpart, a superb sniper who has made it his mission to take down the American sharpshooter.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a movie best seen cold.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A work of wonderfully sinister fantasy. Director Brad Silberling is always mindful of his kiddie audience -- the movie is never even remotely scary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The graphic sex scenes radiate an uncommon heat, and Im can pull off a hugely effective shock when he wants to.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although the premise sounds gimmicky, Rob the Mob is based on a true, incredible story, and the sense of mortal danger is palpable every time Thomas goes in to score some loot (these men were not to be trifled with).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Surprisingly effective, rousing entertainment, which boasts plenty of old-school, at times jaw-dropping stunt work done the manly way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Here is an excellent crime thriller made with grown-ups in mind: Yep, it must definitely be fall.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Slight but extremely effective, and its characters so engaging that even the sad finale, which is not entirely unexpected or original, manages to pack surprising power.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Best of all, L'Auberge Espagnol uses Barcelona as a veritable character, a picturesque, vivacious place where, as one character puts it, ''No one eats before 10 p.m."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is sad in a beautiful, peaceful manner, and its exploration of mortality is different from most others, since the three central protagonists are all barely in their 30s.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An involving, sweetly touching love story, buoyed by Crowe's natural, poetic dialogue and his knack for writing characters (especially women) who feel like real people instead of plot devices.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Faster, leaner and more compact than the original. Dumber, too, but that's almost always the case with remakes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The best artists - the ones whose work endures and matters and changes the world - are often troublemakers who challenge the status quo. Out of their defiance comes art. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, director Alison Klayman's riveting documentary of the esteemed Chinese sculptor/painter/iconoclast, is practically a handbook on social rebellion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Has the feverish intensity of a bad dream, leavened with a subversive sense of humor that is both sophisticated and cracked.
    • Miami Herald
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Ashes of Time Redux is primarily a sensory experience that deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The most suspenseful sequence of any movie I've seen this year comes near the end of Waiting for Superman.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie humanizes Tyson and brings him down to the land of mortals, making his achievements loom larger. And if the boxer hasn't entirely made peace with his troubled soul, Tyson suggests the struggle is going his way.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Handsome Harry has some shakily staged scenes and erratic acting, but it also has wonderful moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Like most of le Carré’s novel, A Most Wanted Man has a veracity most spy thrillers lack, and the suspense is of the intellectual, not visceral, kind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The more you know about the 1912 tragedy, the more you will appreciate the sights of Ghosts of the Abyss.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A fat streak of melancholy courses throughout Young Adult - who would have guessed the sight of a Kentaco Hut, one of those one-stop conglomerations of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, could be this depressing?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a lot more at work in this raucously entertaining movie than cross-dressing clichés.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Strikes out toward freakishly original territory after all. Fans of the off-beat, your movie has arrived.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although the movie doesn't exactly romanticize the period, the film still generates a twinge of pride in viewers who lived in South Florida during that time -- and lived to tell about it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's never any question how Rescue Dawn will end, but as conventional and straightforward as the movie is, it's easy to understand why Herzog was driven to tell this story twice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The screenplay for 7 Boxes is a beautiful example of how to craft a tense and increasingly complex thriller out of a simple scenario.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Juno comes on all wisecracking and aren't-we-clever, but don't be surprised if you find yourself getting choked up -- with happy tears -- by the end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a goofy, ridiculous blast, and yet Raimi means business: Even the precociously cute kitty isn't safe in this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Playful, effervescent comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its doom and gloom, Revenge of the Sith turns out to have a happy ending after all, giving Star Wars the send-off it deserves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By film's end, we're deep into Coen brothers territory, with an extra splash of Sam Raimi-level gore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's no question The Invasion works in a mechanical, by-the-numbers manner. But it's what the movie leaves you with -- absolutely nothing -- that is the scariest thing about it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    If nothing else, Startup.com is a pointed reminder that mixing business and friendship never, ever works.
    • Miami Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Cruz, who has never been able to fully show what she's capable of as an actress in an English-language film, takes to the role of the dark-haired hellcat with a sexy, bewitching fury.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Go for Sisters is minor Sayles, and the movie occasionally meanders. But the characters stay with you, particularly Bernice and Fontayne, whose relationship is beautifully transformed over the course of the film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's emotional impact is undeniable. It's a devastating portrait of smart, civilized people driven to behave in uncivilized ways, until it's too late.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Its playful approach to chronology and voice-over narration serves to amplify its themes instead of coming off as a show-off trick.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Box is a mess, but it's a curiously haunting, intriguing, brain-tickling mess, and it delivers that "Donnie Darko" feeling in truckloads. Or should that be rocketloads?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Achingly beautiful and visually transfixing, Samsara offers a transporting vacation from the usual multiplex fare. It's a movie to get lost in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Engaging and enjoyable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a simple message, and it's delivered with a grace and subtlety that's rare in would-be blockbusters.
    • Miami Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It also leaves you pondering what you would have done if you had been one of the soldiers stationed there, fighting in an increasingly loony and surreal war. There but for the grace of God, and all that.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Django Unchained is the most brutal film Quentin Tarantino has ever made. Unlike "Kill Bill" or "Inglourious Basterds," where the violence was thrilling and carried a visceral kick, the carnage here is often ugly and difficult to watch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    All of Egoyan's movies have revolved around characters with damaged, fragile psyches, but rarely have they been illustrated as deftly -- and as gracefully -- as in Felicia's Journey.
    • Miami Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Part of the reason The Amazing Spider-Man feels so fresh and invigorating is that its story is so simple - anyone remember exactly what the deal was with Loki and that cube? - and its protagonist so relatable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance — it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Mr. Fox's old-fashioned, hand-crafted animation is one of its main attractions. Another is Anderson's whimsical, dry humor, a natural for this tale of a crafty, dapper fox.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It is a testament to how well the movie is made that even the most hardened viewer might find himself tearing up at moments -- and you won't have to hate yourself in the morning.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A ferociously entertaining and mean little horror movie that achieves the kind of outrageous vibe best enjoyed in a crowded, noisy theater.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Serves as a beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Take Shelter is paced slowly and deliberately, which is necessary to make believable whatever is tormenting Curtis.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Essentially a horror movie for kids, but it is also gentle and funny and whimsical, and even in its darkest moments, Selick never forgets who his target audience is. Still, some young children might have a nightmare or two after seeing it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Wreck-It-Ralph is a gorgeously rendered story that will play just as well to children as to their parents, albeit for different reasons. Playstation and Xbox junkies will be equally pleased.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Regardless of its veracity, this portrait of a drug-addled star who just wants to express himself artistically contains implications that exceed the filmmakers' intentions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is unmistakably a fawning love letter to an amazing performer, its subject proves to be her sharpest, bluntest critic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This glitzy, infectious and unusually heartfelt musical doesn't always hang together as a satisfying narrative -- too many characters compete for too little screen time -- but its pleasures are numerous enough to override its flaws.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Fast, wacky and bubbling with passion or dark, troubled and doomed. In the unusually titled crazy/beautiful, it's all those things at once.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie earns its tension and suspense the old-fashioned way: By making you care about its characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Master and Commander so bracing and transporting -- what makes the movie feel unlike any adventure film you've seen before -- is the precise detail and care with which Weir places us aboard the HMS Surprise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Pablo Trapero ( Lion's Den), like so many contemporary Argentine filmmakers, reserves the bulk of his wrath for a country whose authorities and judicial systems have been so grossly corrupt there appears to be no way of correcting them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Shows us a man who not only derives great pleasure from devoting himself to his job but also, in the process, has helped shaped the greatest city in the world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Fiendishly tricky contraption.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Ebullient, joyous film.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Has the sort of richness and dimension that are the hallmarks of master storytellers at work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    War may set the stage for Strayed, but the film's real focus is something much quieter and internal: People caught in the throes of a transformation that is not of their making and struggling to adapt.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Big and fast and silly, but it's never dumb, and it's certainly never boring, either. The summer movie onslaught has begun on a high note.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What Bloody Sunday lacks in clarity, it makes up for with a great, fiery passion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the most impressive directorial debut since"Reservoir Dogs." Being John Malkovich is weird, all right-- the best kind of weird, the kind you haven't seen before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Nothing about Leap Year plays out exactly like you expect, and Rowe prefers to send you home with enigmatic questions instead of clear-cut answers. You may not fully understand Laura, but chances are you won't be able to forget her.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Writer-director Stephane Robelin's frothy comedy is much more "Golden Girls" hijinks than "On Golden Pond."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Even for a sport already filled with horrific accidents and tales of unlikely survival, the mountain-climbing nightmare told in Touching the Void is astonishing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's power sneaks up on you, reminiscent of something screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond once famously described as "the Billy Wilder touch": A combination of the sweet and the sour, because even funny people, like you and I, aren't always being funny.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, Life After Beth starts feeling more conventional the wilder and darker it gets, and the laughs become more sparse as the movie winds to its bizarre and but unsatisfying conclusion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Streep is simply amazing to behold, an actress who invests every fiber of her being -- every gesture, every inflection, every strand of hair -- into her performance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Where Traffic stumbles is in its inability to engage the heart with the same fervor it engages the intellect.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Cynics may roll their eyes at Hardball's earnestness, but the movie proves even the most conventional stories can move and engage you, provided they're told well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Director James Ponsoldt, who co-wrote the script with Susan Burke (inspired in part by her own experiences), opts for realism and modesty instead of sensation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Considering the seedy nature of the adult film industry and the sad fates of many of its stars, Inside Deep Throat is surprisingly light on tragedy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    But for all the duplicitous minds playing games with each other on the screen, Nine Queens' best con artist turns out to be Bielinsky himself -- and his target is the audience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's too much caution and not enough lust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The amount of information the viewer is asked to process is voluminous and never stops coming.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even frothier and more frivolous than the first movie: It's a heist picture so laid-back and unconcerned, even the heist feels like an afterthought.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    W.
    Passably interesting, occasionally riveting and largely superfluous. But it's certainly a worthwhile curiosity, and it's not what anyone expected. At the movies these days, that alone is worth something.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The weirdest movie of the summer. OK, the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    By the end of Breach, we never come to fully understand Hanssen -- who could? -- but Cooper's beguiling performance and his tense cat-and-mouse games with Phillippe help bring an extra layer of entertainment to this otherwise rote thriller.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As light and fluffy as it is, Return to Me still proves surprisingly inviting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This lavish, spectacular reworking of director Desmond Davis' beloved 1981 original is the rare sort of remake that actually makes sense: With all due respect (and copious apologies) to the generation that grew up with the first film, Clash of the Titans just wasn't very good.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Homesman, director Tommy Lee Jones’ drama about the hardships of pioneer life in 1850s Nebraska, goes from deathly dull to shocking to intriguing to “Look, there’s Meryl Streep in a bonnet!”
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not much, but it isn't awful, either, provided you're interested in this sort of thing to begin with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Openly embraces its noir roots, right down to the femme fatale (Connie Nielsen) who strikes a Lauren Bacall-ish pose in an open doorway and whose eyes are lit by a horizontal slant of light.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's second half, which grows progressively sadder, also starts to feel a bit repetitive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Elf
    There are precious few moments in Elf when Ferrell doesn't manage to at least get a smile out of you. Considering how cloying the movie might have turned out without him, that's a huge gift all its own.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    All about watching Jaa.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Leatherheads goes on a good 20 minutes too long, and there's very little in it that makes a lasting impression, but it's easy to watch while it's unspooling -- much like, you know, a lot of Cary Grant comedies.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Instead of leaving you lamenting the lack of creativity and originality in the film industry, this modest, playful thriller puts you in a forgiving mood.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The best moments in Matchstick Men belong to Cage and Lohman, who, in "Paper Moon" fashion, prove that the family that cons together, laughs together.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, Ghobadi doesn't trust his film to convey the message that has already been clearly and entertainingly spelled out, and No One Knows About Persian Cats ends on a sudden note of tragedy that almost ruins the exuberant spirit of everything that has preceded it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Cars is certainly watchable, and there's always some amusing bit of business happening at the edges of the frame.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The film also plays to the strengths of the found-footage format, proving that sometimes the scariest things are the ones you can barely see. For horror hounds, this is required viewing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A high tolerance for syrupy melodrama is required in order to enjoy Together.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is not so much suspenseful as intriguing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Has that formulaic, cookie-cutter feel typical of many Disney toons. The premise is inspired, but the follow-through is merely adequate.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For the farce it so desperately wants to be, the film often feels slack and too reliant on so-so punch lines for laughs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Worth seeing for Dafoe's performance alone, a singular mixture of camp and pathos that echoes the tragic, romantic allure of vampires in literature and film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Whatever faults Avatar may have -- and there are many -- the movie succeeds in immersing you in a photorealistic, painstakingly detailed world more fully than any science fiction movie before.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Rocky Balboa is far from essential, and there are moments in it bad enough to make you wince. But I dare you not to feel at least a tiny little rush when that opening bell rings, and Rocky starts swinging one final time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's the summer's most avant-garde experiment, and those who hate it (and there will be plenty) will complain the movie doesn't have a point. Then again, neither did Seinfeld, and look how that turned out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Populated by all kinds of grinning skeletons and decomposing zombies, but in Burton's universe, they aren't the slightest bit threatening. It's the drab, flesh-and-blood living you have to worry about.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Marvel Studios will only be able to draw from this well only so many times, though, before fatigue sets in.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the lack of substance, Run All Night is far better than those clunky "Taken" movies with their timid PG-13 ratings. If you’re gonna cut Neeson loose against the mob, a bloody R is the way to go.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Unlike "Jaws," Open Water isn't much for traditional popcorn-movie scares. Instead, the movie is more interested in depicting the gradual deterioration of its protagonists' sanity, and how that affects their relationship.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly pleasant, but it's also a bit safe.
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Boiler Room's behind-the-scenes veracity makes it highly compelling.
    • Miami Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If you're interested in the sheer craft of filmmaking, Cloud Atlas is required viewing - a rare example of a movie getting by entirely on technique and creative bravado.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The overriding tone of A Mighty Heart is neither indignant nor sentimental: The film is consistently cool, almost to a fault.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The script, which Harron co-wrote with Guinevere Turner, presents a disappointingly superficial portrait of Page as a person.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its charms, sometimes feels as self-obsessed as the characters it slyly mocks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The script was kept under unusually tight wraps during filming, but the biggest surprise in the picture is how talky the whole enterprise is. Particularly deadly is a long stretch in mid-film where the heroes walk through caves, talk about what they're seeing, get captured and talk with their captors, escape and talk some more.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Eclipse, like its two predecessors, is ham-fisted and obvious, a mass-market entertainment with a frustrating lack of imagination.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Beowulf is many things, but boring isn't one of them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Baadasssss! is best taken as an examination of filmmaking itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Slowly loses its grip, becoming just another story about infidelity, albeit an exceptionally polished, well-acted one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Think of The Truth About Charlie as a Parisian getaway that happens to have a movie percolating in the background.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A lot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One feels like slushy set-up for the climactic all-out battle due in theaters next summer. The movie doesn't even give us the expected cliffhanger ending, although I'd be lying if I said I'm not eager to see how everything turns out.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    But if the film disappoints on an intellectual level, at least it doesn't skimp on pageantry. This is, without question, one of the most beautifully crafted, visually thrilling war pictures ever made -- a painterly spectacle that leaves you looking for Caravaggio's name in the end credits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The picture may feel more than a little familiar, but Ayer knows how to cook up intense setpieces, and Reeves keeps getting better at the weary hero role he continually gravitates toward.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    O
    What O lacks is a sense of spontaneity: Despite its contemporary dialogue and manner, the movie can't overcome a nagging aura of artifice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Often feels like a cartoon that wishes it were live action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    These two fine, talented actors share a fatal lack of chemistry together, and it's a flaw this grandly ambitious movie cannot overcome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Washes over you with an enjoyable gloss, and it might even make you cry a little, but it evaporates in memory like fairy dust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Unless you're the sort who has a Che Guevara T-shirt tucked away somewhere in your closet, the needlessly long The Edukators wears out its welcome.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Cleaner, cuter animal antics.
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's impossible not to shake the feeling that we've been here before, and the movie never does convince you that a return trip was entirely necessary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Often makes for a compelling comedy-drama about family ties. It's only when the cancer takes center stage that the movie feels like a wash.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a testament to their performances -- and the spirit of this surprisingly raunchy, decidedly R-rated comedy -- that by the end credits, you've grown to like them a little bit. You just wouldn't want to live with them.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a mean little Hollywood satire squirreled away within Hollywood Ending, but you have to look hard to find it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Befitting a story about marriage, adultery and murder, all the characters in Married Life are constantly lying to each other. Sometimes they even lie to the audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns out to be far more interesting for grown-ups (the movie is probably too long, and too much, for little kids anyway).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Down in the Valley becomes increasingly harder to believe as it goes along, with people behaving in ways that strain credibility.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For those who can tough it out -- and not everyone will -- Hunger is a searing experience. Just don't expect to have much of an appetite when it's over.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If not exactly epic, the movie is certainly the biggest and most complex of Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy, which began in "El Mariachi" and continued in "Desperado."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Ferrell's shtick never grows tiresome, because it's constantly changing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Alice in Wonderland is curiously devoid of metaphors and allegories about a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, about to be engaged by arrangement to a loathsome toad of a man she can barely stomach. The lack of psychological subtext is hugely disappointing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's very little in The Chorus you haven't seen before, but the movie's depth of sentiment -- especially its profound humanism -- makes it worth experiencing again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite its flaws, Sleepy Hollow stays with you, the dark beauty of its images powerful enough to invade your dreams.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For a movie whose characters are so preoccupied with immortality, Troy is curiously forgettable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't quite avoid the pitfalls of its genre, but at least the movie has the decency to make you laugh on its way to a foregone conclusion. Also, did I mention the sex?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly diverting and, in Thurman, it also has a knockout of a performance.
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Costner does things he hasn't done in years: He's funny and playful; he laughs and cracks jokes; and he doesn't look like he's carrying the weight of the universe on his shoulders.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    14-year-old Noah Fleiss gives a performance that's every bit as astonishing as Haley Joel Osment's work in "The Sixth Sense."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    At least the special effects in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are remarkable: You never tire of the endless variations of robots Bay and his computer-generated effects crew come up with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As absorbing as much of it is, Unbreakable winds up as a mild disappointment. But it leaves no question the hype around Shyamalan is well-deserved: This guy has a huge career ahead of him.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, elegantly shot by Rodrigo Prieto, is sleek and brisk, using split-screens and graphics to help uninformed viewers grasp the basics of the corporate shenanigans the characters pull on each other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A perfectly adequate horror romp, but it's hard to imagine anyone remembering it five years from now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Enjoyably preposterous, old-guys-are-cool-too plot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    We Were Soldiers feels strangely irrelevant -- a well-acted, well-crafted and inconsequential visit to woefully familiar territory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Owing to a supremely engaging cast, The Client turns out to be stand-up Hollywood entertainment. Grisham's uninspired storyline can't ruin the efforts of two of the industry's best actors at the top of their form. [20 July 1994, p.E2]
    • Miami Herald
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The frustratingly uneven comedy Tropic Thunder has moments of full-on, bust-a-gut hilarity, along with long stretches where you can hear the crickets chirping in the theater.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is all surface and trades on fortune-cookie wisdom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an eerie, inventively mounted movie: It's a shivery fun time, filled with dark corners, deserted hallways and sudden apparitions. But it never manages to genuinely rattle you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The most daring thing about Adam, the story of a young man with Asperger's syndrome, is that there isn't a scene in which someone stops to explain exactly what Asperger's IS.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Bandits isn't much more than a pleasant dawdle, one made extra-likable by Thornton and Blanchett, whose ace performances keep the film zipping along even at its most predictable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a bauble, but it's an enjoyably weird and original one, and it is anchored by Black's constantly amusing performance.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If Dreamcatcher ultimately feels like an unwieldy pastiche, at least it's never boring.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an understatement to say that The Ring is not your ordinary horror film. And never forget to rewind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Parkland is wildly uneven, although compulsively watchable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Intrigues mainly for its spare style and brittle, sweat-soaked performances.
    • Miami Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Fast Food Nation would have benefited from a longer running time -- the movie often feels like it's missing big chunks of plot -- but Linklater's cautionary message gets through.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Generic but breezily entertaining.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It makes the predictable journey surprisingly fun and enjoyable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you don't buy the ending, however, High Tension makes for ghoulish, sick fun, and Aja, who is already at work on a remake of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, clearly takes this horror stuff very seriously. The genre can always use a few more like him.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    In Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott settles for sticking (mostly) to the Book, skipping the boring parts in order to dish out the razzle-dazzle. This is spectacular entertainment, practically a theme park ride, that could have used more spirituality and soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The first half of the movie, which alternates between hilariously vulgar, gross gags and some electric improvs and riffs by Rock and his cast of all-stars, has the crackle and pop of a live performance — it energizes you.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Ruins is, with one major caveat, about as good an adaptation of Scott Smith's bestselling novel as Hollywood was ever going to make.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's never a question which side the movie is rooting for during the trial, and the light tone trivializes what might have been a much more intriguing exploration of the American legal system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Plot? There is no plot. You want plot, go read "War and Peace."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sporadically engrossing in a pulpy kind of way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is creaky and sentimental and schmaltzy. The movie lacks any of the unhinged qualities of Daniels’ previous films (The Paperboy, Precious, Shadowboxer).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Makes for a compelling comedy-drama about family ties. It's only when the cancer takes center stage that the movie feels like a wash.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's all amiably hackneyed, but it sucks you in anyway.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Does more than pay lip service to its subtexts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Seductive, ultimately frustrating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The work of a talented filmmaker coasting on his own fumes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This cold, generally soulless movie does feel like it was made by people who are taking themselves way too seriously. Remember the delicious anticipation you felt when The Empire Strikes Back was over? You won't feel that way when The Matrix Reloaded reaches its cliffhanger finale. You'll just feel relief.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If The Tailor of Panama doesn't quite gel, the attempt is still worth savoring.
    • Miami Herald

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