Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,760 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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1760 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    All is Lost is more fun to think about than it is to actually watch: It’s a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Master has become a contest between two gifted actors trying to shout each other down. The commitment to their roles is impressive, but it's tethered to a weightless, airless movie, a film so enamored of itself, the audience gets shut out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What The Long Day Closes lacks is a narrative thread, however slim, to match the perfectly realized setting and wonderful visuals Davies has crafted. The whole thing feels like a chapter of a much larger work, one that, if finished, would doubtless prove more intriguing than what we get here. [7 Aug 1993, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    An artsy bore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it deals with some monumental themes, Mademoiselle Chambon also feels wispy and inconsequential.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The best science fiction leaves you with questions and ideas to ponder. Arrival is the sort of superficially profound movie that initially seems deep and weighty but stops making sense the moment you put down the bong.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can’t overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is practically incomprehensible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the great care and research that went into the movie, Frost/Nixon pales in comparison to Oliver Stone's "Nixon" when it comes to humanizing the infamous leader.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching an army of apes riding horses heading into battle is undeniably cool, but that’s the only thing the movie gives you: Neat eye candy. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is written at a level so low, even 8- year-olds will find it lacking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Jungle Book has its moments — the panther Bagheera voiced by Ben Kingsley, the python Kaa voiced by Scarlett Johansson and a funny porcupine voiced by the late Garry Shandling are all memorable creations — but the overall film feels cold and mechanical, befitting a movie that was made primarily because technology made it possible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    While We’re Young starts off as an empathetic, funny look at middle age and winds up as profound and schematic as a Neil Simon play — or, for the younger set, an episode of "The New Girl."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    One question in particular hangs heavily over the entire film, a plot hole so distracting it becomes the only thing you can think about.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The main problem with Submarine is that Oliver is not a likable protagonist.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The finished film has been tinkered with and tweaked so thoroughly that it borders on the incomprehensible.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like the shell of a wonderful story.
    • Miami Herald
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's much easier to linger on his youthful idealism than on how that idealism eventually manifested itself. It certainly makes for a much prettier picture. But when your subject is Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara, it is disingenuous.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Set almost entirely in one location and shot in widescreen to accommodate its ensemble cast, The Invitation seems tailor-made for a talented filmmaker who wants to show off skills within the constraints of a small budget. But the script, by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (who somehow still find work after having written The Tuxedo, R.I.P.D., and Clash of the Titans), is flimsy and nonsensical in the manner of cheap, straight-to-video-not-even-VOD horror pictures, and Kusama’s direction is clumsy and uninspired. She also telegraphs too many of the plot’s twists.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is earnest, admirable and more than a little dull -- a pedestrian movie about a remarkable subject.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Coens feel out of step this time; they’ve lost their rhythm the way they did in The Hudsucker Proxy, where the style consumed the entire picture, turning what should have been humorous and snappy into a grating chore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors are talented enough to carry the movie, but they fade into the background once things grow dire, and the special effects take over. There's no sense of wonder or awe.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Tadpole was shot on digital video, and the images often look smeary and blurry, to the point of distraction. Then again, in a better movie, you might not have noticed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Edge of Tomorrow isn’t good, but it’s also forgivable. Just please stop the "Top Gun 2" rumors, Tom. Please.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film lacks the menace and danger of Sendak's book, along with the beautiful simplicity and delicated, understated portrait of a lonely, misunderstood boy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Hector Babenco's sentimental, unconvincing adaptation of Varella's book, is a soft, simplistic look at a tough, complicated subject.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You start out fearing Don’t Breathe, but by the end you’re laughing at it — and the humor is not intentional.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A relentless descent into a psychedelic hell, a rambunctious feel-bad epic.
    • Miami Herald
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly pleasant, and occasionally endearing, but it's also strangely empty and unsatisfying, like hearing about someone else's wild dream: You can appreciate the details, but you don't really care how it turns out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unstoppable is the slowest, talkiest movie you'll ever see about a runaway freight train loaded with toxic chemicals.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    An impeccably shot, studiously staged, passionately acted bore, one of those curious fizzles in which everyone seems to do everything right, but the film simply refuses to take off.

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