Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,601 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Carlos
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
1,601 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By focusing on his two young protagonists, Chang is able to explore the cultural differences between China and the rest of the world, resulting in sequences that are alternately humorous and eye-opening
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's Leigh's rawest, most self-indulgent film to date. At times the movie seems to go on and on, noisily spinning its wheels. There's no dramatic arc to speak of, and the scenes in his girlfriend's flat are much less involving than Johnny's street experiences... Whenever the movie lets Johnny loose to wreak his own brand of hellish emotional havoc, however, Naked seethes with primal fury. [25 Feb. 1994, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    It feels wholly artificial, and your eyes never tire of drinking it all in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A searing, heartbreaking metaphor for the futility of war.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Deals with themes Eastwood has often explored before, but never so delicately or with as much sad wisdom: The way in which our past haunts our present, the lasting repercussions of violence and the cruel inexorability of fate.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The first of this summer's would-be blockbusters that deserves to be a hit.
    • Miami Herald
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the amazing things about Volver is that Almodóvar once again manages to make a preposterous, overloaded plot seem sublime and organic: It's his profound empathy for his characters and their very human dilemmas and flaws that allows him to fling them into all sorts of odd places without ever losing sight of them as people.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A big, bold movie that gets at undeniable truths about the way no one, no matter how powerful, is immune from manipulation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    All of Payne's films have been driven by the anger and frustration of his protagonists, but The Descendants is the first one in which sadness lurks behind every frame.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Pay attention, Michael Bay: This is what thrilling summer movies look like.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a straight-up portrait of a man who figured out a way to cling to life longer than anyone expected and, in the process, learned to let the world in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The most horrific -- and heartbreaking -- scene of any movie thus far this year comes at the climax of The Cove.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a rare breed of crowd-pleaser: a big-hearted, generous movie that never patronizes the audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Bridges brings his 50 years of acting experience to this one captivating, surprisingly moving performance.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    In a larger sense, Adaptation is a movie about the simple act of enjoying life -- of really embracing it -- without constantly worrying about what others think.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is absolutely hilarious, a satire as brisk and fleet as a farce and as profane as a convention of Tony Montana impersonators.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A lot of ground for one film to cover, but this smart, absorbing movie, which has been sharply edited by Felipe Lacerda, never feels like it's spreading itself too thin.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Has the feel of an instant classic, a melodrama with an exacting precision and a visceral, propulsive energy.
    • Miami Herald
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There is considerable fun in discovering the hows and whys the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise came together, and each member has at least one moment in the spotlight, including the esteemed helmsman Sulu.
    • 83 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
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    There's nothing in the utterly enchanting Raising Victor Vargas you haven't seen before; you'd just be hard-pressed to name another movie that did it as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Today, 54 percent of Sea World’s whales have Tilikum’s genes, which is a terrifying thought.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Monsieur Lazhar doesn't send you home depressed. Instead, the film leaves you hopeful, and even exhilarated, that even the most painful wounds can sometimes heal.
    • 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.