Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,612 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,612 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news is you’re feeling stuff, you know? And you’ve got to hold on to that. You get older, and you don’t feel as much, your skin gets tough.” This remarkable, wonderful movie helps you remember.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It leaves you feeling exhilarated at the invigorating power a well-told story, no matter its subject, can have. If you like Harry Potter, you will love this movie. If you don't like Harry Potter, you will still love this movie.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The remarkable Hoop Dreams proves that even at its best, Hollywood can't match the drama of everyday life. This rich and insightful documentary, which traces five years in the lives of two Chicago inner-city kids, is more compelling than anything a pack of scriptwriters could ever concoct. [21 Oct 1994, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the best things about 12 Years a Slave is that McQueen renders all the characters with the same depth and complexity as his protagonist.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Has the sort of richness and dimension that are the hallmarks of master storytellers at work.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Gravity is a celebration of the primal pleasure of movies: It shows you things you’ve never seen before, transports you out of the theater and out of your head, tricks you into believing what’s happening on the screen is happening to you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Delivers the heady, rib-tickling rush of an action picture, and it gradually builds to an emotional wallop that blindsides you.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Maya is as consumed with finding bin Laden as Jake Gyllenhaal was obsessed with finding a serial killer in "Zodiac," only he was doing it as a hobby.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie has such a profound and compassionate understanding of human behavior, family ties and the way ordinary people respond when they're forced into a moral quandary, I can't imagine anyone not being transfixed by it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is far from a downer. If anything, more than any of the films in the trilogy, this one may be the most hopeful - and the most affecting.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Offers a ride worth taking -- an excursion through a fantastical pop universe that is pure, enchanting magic. Try it; you'll like it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Like every war before it, the U.S. invasion of Iraq has generated its share of movies. But The Hurt Locker is the first of them that can properly be called a masterpiece.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a beautiful movie.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes it the best movie of the year -- is its insight into human behavior.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Part of the accomplishment of Carlos is the sheer accumulation of detail the movie amasses, and the longer running time gives you a deeper sense of the terrorist lifestyle, and when and why Ilich gradually succumbed to ego and self-glorification without realizing it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the sort of small, intimate drama about unpleasant subject matter Hollywood rarely deals with, but Haneke isn't worried about turning off his audience, because death is something everyone has in common. It fascinates us, the way it also scares us.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A soaring, exhilarating fantasy grounded in earthy emotion, Crouching Tiger more than lives up to the hype.
    • Miami Herald
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens’ smallest movies — this one doesn't have the broad appeal of "True Grit" or "No Country For Old Men" — but like Llewyn’s music, it comes from the heart and it is deeply felt. It is also one of their best.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that that character happens to be so repellent -- and yet so endlessly fascinating -- is one of the film's many strokes of genius.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Jackson's dazzling vision turns the story into a real movie-movie -- one that, unlike too many fantasy films today, is genuinely transporting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A worthy and delirious final chapter to this hallowed animation franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    More than once during The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat), it's easy to forget you're watching a movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie itself is a nominee for Best Animated Feature, and it's good enough to pull a surprise upset over the beloved Finding Nemo. It's a mad masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Waltz With Bashir isn't only a harrowing anti-war plea, it is also an eloquent and deeply moving argument that it is critical to never forget human atrocity, lest the past be repeated.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A model of pitch and modulation and craft. For two hours, the Coens hold you in their grip so tightly that for long stretches it feels a little hard to breathe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Most prison movies are about escape or survival. A Prophet (Un Prophete) is about the creation of a consciousness. This one, too, could have been called “An Education.”
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What Bloody Sunday lacks in clarity, it makes up for with a great, fiery passion.

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