Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,762 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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

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Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 A Serious Man
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
1762 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie even fails on a psychological level, never illustrating how, in a pressure-cooker environment and swept up by mob-think mentality, we are capable of committing acts that innately repel us.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    War is hell, and so are bad movies about war.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best moments in director David Koepp's slight, dull movie are the scenes in which bike messenger Wilee pauses at busy intersections to figure out the path of least obstruction.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You’re Next is built on such an enormous pile of guff, it’s practically insulting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    With Kaboom, Araki takes a huge step backward from the maturity and restraint he demonstrated in 2004's "Mysterious Skin," his best and most-assured film to date.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Neeson is always compelling, even in a movie as ridiculous as The Grey.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of effort, right down to the unimaginative title, is dispiriting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This Must Be the Place is as emotionally zonked-out as its protagonist, and just as difficult to warm up to.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The talented actors are game, but they are done in by the shallow nature of their characters, none of whom behaves in a manner remotely resembling real life (they don't really seem to be related, either).
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The saddest part about this whole affair is that it took Bugs and Co. 60 years to make their feature debut -- and this is what they get. At one point, Daffy Duck is discussing merchandising royalties and says, "We gotta get new agents -- we're getting screwed." In Space Jam , even the cartoons are in it only for the money. [15 Nov 1996, p.5G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the movie's bouncy ebullience (courtesy of a terrific period soundtrack) and dashes of fantasy, the film quickly becomes an endurance test.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A stiff, unconvincing epic.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Aggressively, defiantly stupid.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Drowns in its own noxious fumes. Who knew being bad could be so dull?
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    British satire loses something when it's handled by Americans: You miss the perspective that a foreign culture brings, so instead of wit and humor, you end up trafficking in self-congratulatory clichés and sentiment.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Shrill and sloppy film.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Middle Ages "Rocky" that spares no cliche in its unduly long, 2 1/4 hours.
    • Miami Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A thriller boasting Mel Gibson's first starring role in eight years, elicits a gigantic wow -- as in ``Wow, does this movie suck!''
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There are several cameos in For a Good Time, Call… by famous actors portraying the girls' phone-sex clients, including Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen, but they've been clearly been left to improvise, and they don't put much effort into their routines.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Hitchcock spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes. Mother would not have been pleased.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    What ultimately sinks The Visit is that Shyamalan, who had previously come up with new and ingenious ways to frighten us, resorts to familiar jump-scare tactics in which things suddenly pop into the frame, accompanied by loud sound effects. There’s no real sense of danger, no menace.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Conspirator hits a new nadir for Redford: Sitting through this stage-bound, talky, stiffly-acted movie reminded me of having to endure the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World (one of the few existing bits of proof that Disney had a dark and evil side).
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Once the premise has been established, the film goes absolutely nowhere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Stuart Blumberg’s movie, which features a surprisingly starry cast, comes off as superficial and trite.
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It is a grand-looking, grandly empty pageant.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Art School Confidential, the first disappointment from director Terry Zwigoff, is all glum, dour cynicism.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Why does The Big Year's trailer intentionally hide what the film is really about? Here's why: Because bird-watching - or birding, as practitioners prefer to call it - makes for a stupefyingly boring movie.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This movie demands that the viewer -- and even its own characters -- turn into thumb-sucking 3-year-olds with no need for plausibility or logic, as long as there are lots of flashing lights and whooshing noises emanating from the screen.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There is also a last-minute "Sixth Sense" twist, although it definitely won't make you sit through the movie again to see if the filmmakers cheated.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So needlessly convoluted, so crammed with subplots within subplots, it simply forgets about its gangland "Romeo & Juliet" premise.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Chuck Norris is also in this movie, although you should know that he gets roughly five minutes of screen time, half of those devoted to his telling of a Chuck Norris joke. That is as funny as the movie's self-aware humor gets.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    With such a large cast, none of the actors is able to turn her character into a fully realized person.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Two for the Money, which was written by Dan Gilroy (Freejack, Chasers), is so badly constructed and illogical that its inanities manage to drown the actor (Pacino) out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Demolition is so busy trying to be profound, the film doesn’t have much use for humor.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An irritatingly contrived drama.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The entire movie bears the whiff of a vanity project — a modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in Fast and Furious pictures. Those movies are bank; Riddick is rank.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    "The silence will kill you!" warn the posters for Silent House. That's only if the boredom doesn't get you first, though.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never before has Egoyan made a picture this egregiously, relentlessly bad.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing is so listless and mechanical, watching it is a curiously dispiriting experience. You start hoping someone whips out a bear suit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You need lots of gifted people chasing after the same bad idea to make a movie as colossally misguided as Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Saw
    Where "Seven" seemed to radiate diabolical evil, Saw just radiates idiocy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dullest, clunkiest, big-budget fantasy since Steven Spielberg flattened Peter Pan in "Hook."
    • Miami Herald
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Too bad, though, that whenever the characters stand still to talk, Knight and Day induces stupor in the viewer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances are shaky, rendering Latter Days as a movie that you've seen before, and done better, too.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the most forgiving moviegoer will recognize this movie as the blatant cash-grab that it is.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite all the freaky business on display - and there are moments here when you cannot believe your eyes - The Paperboy suffocates you with boredom like a hot, wet blanket. You want to push it away and escape. It makes sleaze boring.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Like its predecessors, Tokyo Drift suffers from a terminal lack of levity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and clichés so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911, too.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Oz the Great and Powerful is an oppressive, bloated bore.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Legend of Tarzan doles out big beats of action at regular intervals to keep you awake, like a drunkard clashing trashcan lids in an alley late at night. But your eyelids grow heavy anyway.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is pure Disaster 101 formula, although distilled to the minimum amount of dialogue and characters possible.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Johnston fails to make a story set in 1891 England relevant to contemporary audiences.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Another joyless, brain-numbing adventure through lackluster Indiana Jones territory.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Taxes the patience of even the most willing viewer with its sheer nonsense: It's distractingly illogical.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Transcendence is "Her" for dummies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A grand, eye-popping film, a beautifully photographed epic with the depth of a Bugs Bunny Cartoon.
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of imagination in Stargate is distressing. Who would agree to fund such an expensive project based on such a perfunctory and dull script? All the creativity here has been spent on nice costumes and some cool morphing Anubis headgear. The story is so cliched it's laughable. [28 Oct 1994, p.G6]
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So thunderously unfunny...There is no reason for an 82-minute movie to feel so very, very long.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare.

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