Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,599 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 Act of Killing
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,599 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Luminous, melancholy and ultimately heartbreaking.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't feel so much like a movie as a glimpse into the extraordinarily messed-up life of a young man about to make the simple yet life-changing realization that actions have consequences, and that other people matter, too.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    “Movies are a machine that helps us generate a little empathy,” Ebert said about films. Life Itself is a lovely, eloquent tribute to a man who devoted his existence to showing us just that.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a quiet, powerful film about the lengths we'll go to for the sake of the people we love - and the depths we'll sink to for the sake of the ones we hate.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Shot in the style of a documentary, which lends the movie an aura of utter realism, Maria Full of Grace derives an unsettling power from the clinical details of Maria's ordeal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The most compelling -- and horrifying -- portion of the film, which interweaves archival footage and stylish graphics with the interview segments, centers on the firebombing of Japan during World War II.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This poignant, wise and subtle picture -- which, yes, happens to be the best movie of the year -- should be approached with humble expectations. Lee's approach to this delicate material is suffused with melancholy, metaphors and small, telling touches that favor subtlety over exclamation points and rough-hewn simplicity over grandiloquence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    As usual for the Dardennes, the plot is slight but loaded with hairpin turns of tremendous emotional power.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    And so the saga of Harry Potter comes to an end - not with a whimper but with a rousing thunderclap of incident, emotion, suspense and old-fashioned movie magic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is such an intense, disturbing and exhilarating experience, even five more minutes might have felt like too much.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Murderball invokes fascination toward its protagonists, because it views them with the same confidence and acceptance they view themselves.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The work of a talented filmmaker coasting on his own fumes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is an absolute triumph of culturally relevant filmmaking – a film that will thrill and fascinate sport junkies and non-fans alike. If you like baseball, you will love this movie. If you hate baseball, you will still love this movie.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A savage, insane movie - in the best way possible.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie has a longing melancholy that leavens the humor — it’s a surprisingly sad, gentle comedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A terrific yarn, one so engrossing and surprising that the nature of the story's structure -- each question Jamal gets asked on the show corresponds with a traumatic or momentous moment from his childhood -- never feels like a contrived framing device.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the many pleasures of this beautifully composed, measured movie is how it reminds you of the power of pure storytelling -- an art that's too often overlooked in contemporary films in the rush for sensation and excitement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The Straight Story truly is one from the heart, and it is wonderful.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A remarkable movie that merits a place alongside "The Executioner's Song" and "In Cold Blood" as an unforgettable depiction of tragedy in the heartland.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A treat to anyone who already cherishes Varda's films and a perfect primer for those who haven't yet discovered her work.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Where Traffic stumbles is in its inability to engage the heart with the same fervor it engages the intellect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This rich, emotionally complex movie finds Almodóvar venturing into trickier, more fascinating territory, even if his themes.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching this essentially good but misguided kid slide into a hopeless future is both transfixing and heartbreaking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the most vibrant, exciting and invigorating movie-movie of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Even by Miyazaki standards, Ponyo makes less narrative sense than it should, and the pat ending is a bit of a letdown.