Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,605 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

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Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,605 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hollow and pointless.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing about this big, imaginatively detailed movie is its premise, which director Francis Lawrence, a music-video veteran, takes his time exploring.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, Life After Beth starts feeling more conventional the wilder and darker it gets, and the laughs become more sparse as the movie winds to its bizarre and but unsatisfying conclusion.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There is no faulting the big set pieces, which are shot and edited skillfully. But without involving characters to go along with them, those sequences make for awfully empty movie calories.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    At its best when it simply lets Hoffman and De Niro play off each other .
    • Miami Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Angry, potentially offensive movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a mean little movie, but it's also thin and repetitive, a premise in search of a story.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The dialogue is sparse but well used -- it's refreshing to see a movie where people don't feel compelled to talk all the time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Reacher is so good at everything he does, and Cruise plays him in such a robotic manner, that the movie becomes a bit of a bore: The hero is practically omnipotent.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Murder by Numbers, though, even Schroeder can't keep his own boredom from showing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The longest and talkiest installment in the blockbuster Pirates trilogy, At World's End doesn't even have the decency to provide a good action sequence until more than two hours in.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A slow, inexorable slog to the titular event -- a public execution so inconceivably violent and brutal the movie practically dares you not to look away.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Lack of any real substance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, The Island grows dumber as it goes along, gradually disintegrating into a generic good-versus-evil spectacular that not only defies all known laws of gravity and physics, but also suffers from the lack of morality that plagues Bay's films.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By flaunting its own stupidity, The Ten practically dares you not to laugh at it, like a stand-up comic who sells an unfunny joke through the ferocity of his delivery.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from a disturbingly graphic depiction of a drowning, there is also death by fire, electrocution and giant falling objects.
    • 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
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What The Four Feathers lacks is genuine sweep or feeling or even a character worth caring about.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Such smooth, crisp entertainment, you barely even notice it has nothing new to say.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A psychological thriller in serious need of both psychology and thrills, Cassandra's Dream is a wan, exceedingly minor drama by Woody Allen, who has started to recycle himself in London the way he had long been recycling his New York City pictures.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    By film's end, you realize you've sat through an effective rip-off of "Meet the Parents."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Because it's Pacino, though, Simone is never quite boring.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from satisfying some kind of ghoulish curiosity about how such an incident could possibly happen, there's precious little in Death of a President to justify the extremity of its central conceit.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Fascinating in concept but a disaster in execution.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The last 40 minutes test your patience -- and intelligence -- in a way the rest of this big, dumb, crazy movie never does:
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Veteran director Manuel Gomez-Pereira (Boca a Boca, Between Your Legs) falls short of the manic screwball farce he was aiming for.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Curiously, TRON: Legacy makes the same mistake the original did: All the best stuff comes in the first act. The rest of the movie is as exciting as an overnight round of computer coding.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The 6th Day gets a lot of mileage out of Schwarzenegger, who once seemed incapable of playing anything other than a cartoon but is becoming more and more of a "real" person with age.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors, many of them now in their mid-30s, look understandably fuller in the face and thicker around the waist. The jokes, too, are starting to show their age: They wobble.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The result, as is always the case with short story collections, is a mixed bag, although unlike "Paris Je T'Aime," the duds outnumber the winners this time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An irritatingly contrived drama.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sporadically engrossing in a pulpy kind of way.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an eerie, inventively mounted movie: It's a shivery fun time, filled with dark corners, deserted hallways and sudden apparitions. But it never manages to genuinely rattle you.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This might have been OK for cable, but as a night out at the movies, it feels like a bit of a cheat.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Suffers from a fatal lack of purpose. This sleek, visually inventive but frustratingly flat movie is made up entirely of throwaway bits -- occasionally amusing, even ingenious bits. But still, they're just bits.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Beautifully crafted, intricately plotted and obviously a labor of love. It is also a mess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This is certainly not a movie worth going out of your way for, but don't be surprised if you happen to come across it on cable one rainy Sunday afternoon and find yourself watching it to the end. Even Lopez pulls off a few good moments.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hilarious, but it isn't much of a movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Nine isn't so much a movie as it is a collection of standalone musical numbers, strung together by the thinnest of plots.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Slight and not exactly memorable, but it moves quickly and has some surprising twists and top-notch performances all around.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's exploration of prejudice within the military is certainly on target, but it's presented with all the finesse of a classroom civics lesson.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Cleaner, cuter animal antics.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's all very "Cuckoo's Nest," but in a glib, facile way, and it leaves K-PAX adrift in its fuzzy, New-Agey orbit.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Mechanic remains singularly uninvolving - a rote exercise in a genre with characters so familiar they barely register.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the surprises of Spike Lee’s Oldboy is just how dark the film dares to get.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Shakespeare purists may scoff and wonder what the point is, but Morrissette would probably shrug and say ``Why not?''
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Decidedly minor Woody.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Survives its surface annoyances because Lynch's script also has ambition, heart and something to say other than love conquers all.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Altman seems lost here. We expect Ready to Wear to go behind the glamour of the fashion industry, uncover the pimples and scars on those flawless faces and bodies, wrinkle a few overpriced cat suits. But the movie is as superficial as its subject. [24 Dec 1994, p.G1]
    • Miami Herald
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There's no denying the movie's visceral impact: It's too bad, though, that Jakubowicz isn't aiming for anything other than sensation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Never feels like anything more than a Saturday morning cartoon pumped up to big-screen dimensions.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't only the silliest, most ridiculous movie of the summer; it may also be the most flat-out fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Only a very stony heart could resist its pull.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The message in Spanglish is thoughtful and astute; it's the delivery that could use some work.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Project X is an astounding, superlative movie about adolescence - a brutal, unapologetic comedy about the fantasy every high school kid carries around in his head about being popular and cool and beloved.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Does serve up an inspired gag every once in a while.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Bullet in the Head is a throwback to the past with its eyes trained on the present, and it proves Hill has kept up with the times.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Regardless of its veracity, this portrait of a drug-addled star who just wants to express himself artistically contains implications that exceed the filmmakers' intentions.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Technically a prequel to "Da Vinci" but could also pass for a two-hour episode of "24," rarely stands still long enough for anyone to deliver a monologue.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Cynics may roll their eyes at Hardball's earnestness, but the movie proves even the most conventional stories can move and engage you, provided they're told well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Mummy was certainly no "Raiders," but as far as summer movies go, it was just good enough.
    • Miami Herald
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    May not be so deep or richly imagined as J.K. Rowling's universe of magic and Muggles, but the film is populated by likable characters, great special effects and a neat premise.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you're willing to overlook the preposterous plot holes in its premise, Accepted pushes its luck in its final half-hour.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A wobbly fantasy that relies on the actor's mischievous energy and rakish charisma for its laughs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Kitano's most enjoyable, flat-out fun movie, provided you can stomach the violence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Scott embraces the lightness of the material instead of trying to give it unnecessary weight, and even if he's far from the ideal filmmaker to choreograph bits of slapstick, A Good Year is never less than visually ravishing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Box is a mess, but it's a curiously haunting, intriguing, brain-tickling mess, and it delivers that "Donnie Darko" feeling in truckloads. Or should that be rocketloads?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a strange kind of spiritual movie -- one that aims for the gut more often than the heart.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a testament to the personalities of the actors, as well as the foundation laid by the original film, that we retain an emotional connection to the main players in Revolutions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Not since Brian De Palma's "Carrie" has a horror movie so effectively exploited the genre as a metaphor for adolescent angst, female sexuality and the strange, sometimes corrosive bonds between girls who claim to be best friends.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    And unlike other recent dramas such as "Rendition," the film never feels like it's preaching. Instead, it just urges: Whatever you believe, do something.
    • 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
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Reminiscent of Showgirls minus the sex, nudity, sleaze, bad acting and horrible dancing, Burlesque is a typical A Star is Born story.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If anyone other than Gus Van Sant had directed Restless, the film could have well been impossible to sit through.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Flyboys is so schematic and contrived, you can anticipate exactly what scene is going to come next, and who will be the next to die in combat, once you latch onto the structure of the script, which has all the inventiveness and ingenuity of a flow chart.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never before has Egoyan made a picture this egregiously, relentlessly bad.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of cynicism is refreshing, but someone needed to tell Redford pixie dust and a nine-iron will only get you so far.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Falls far short of the sweep, complexity and passion it seeks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You can only string an audience along for so long with scary masks and sudden appearances at the window, and after a while, the suspense starts seeping out of The Strangers, because you realize that's all there's going to be to the movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The story's third-act detour into tragedy is predictable and unwelcome, providing a resolution that is too pat and familiar to be moving.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Full Grown Men marks the feature debut of director David Munro, who was born and raised in Miami and shoots Florida like a native.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The dead-serious Man on Fire awakens a genuine sense of bloodlust in the viewer. This is a slick, big-budget, A-list production designed to stoke our basest impulses -- to make us long for, and cheer at, bloody, merciless vengeance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie shouldn’t be dismissed outright, either. It’s a creepy experiment that stays with you.
    • 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
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Undeniably charming, and kids will certainly enjoy it.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The genius of a feature film based on the 1980s TV series is that it can't help but exceed expectations that are so low to begin with.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Forget all that accuracy business and just enjoy the movie for what it is: a large-scale, passably engrossing tale of valiant knights doing valiant deeds.
    • 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
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A late-summer delight, a sleek, handsomely made bauble buoyed by a cast much stronger than the flimsy material deserves.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the women in Festival in Cannes feel more like sketches than fully realized people -- the aging actress, the naive hopeful, the newly minted starlet -- leaving you nothing but the showbiz satire to chew on.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What ensues is an uneasy mix of farcical slapstick and comedy of errors with a violent, blood-soaked tale of inner-city crime.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    She's Out of My League essentially plays its central premise straight, although the film does find time to veer into gross-out humor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is all surface and trades on fortune-cookie wisdom.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It might have all seemed hip and edgy 10 years ago, but today, it just feels tired.
    • Miami Herald
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Musical Chairs is about overcoming impossible odds and never giving up and chasing your dreams – all that afterschool-special stuff - but it's also charming and upbeat, and it's stuffed with great, vibrant, insanely catchy music. No Bee Gees, though.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This laborious, talky, fleetingly engaging, ultimately silly picture is about as good a movie as anyone was ever going to wring from Dan Brown's inescapable bestseller.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a mean little Hollywood satire squirreled away within Hollywood Ending, but you have to look hard to find it.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's whenever the music stops that the movie runs into trouble.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Like its predecessors, Tokyo Drift suffers from a terminal lack of levity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie earns its R-rating with some graphic (and hilarious) sex scenes and a torrent of four-letter words, but this is a much more sophisticated enterprise than a mere gross-out comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Inadvertently does with the civil rights movement exactly what Banderas set out not to do: trivializes it.
    • Miami Herald
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is easily Bay’s best movie, the work of a filmmaker with a cracked sense of humor that he is able to share with the audience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Straw Dogs is an artful provocation - a meditation on masculinity and societal mores in the guise of an explosive thriller.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a terrible beauty to the work of Larry Clark, the controversial photographer turned filmmaker, that transcends chic nihilism.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A crackling crime drama assembled from a scrap heap of hoary cliches, Takers proves that everything old can sometimes really be new again.
    • 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
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Impossible to watch passively. It may be a work of pure fiction, with the requisite preposterous plot turns, but it still has the air of a ''what if?'' scenario, and it is perfectly, thoroughly chilling.
    • 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
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's no question The Invasion works in a mechanical, by-the-numbers manner. But it's what the movie leaves you with -- absolutely nothing -- that is the scariest thing about it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even within the context of the superhero universe, the Silver Surfer initially makes for -- let's face it -- a somewhat silly-looking creation.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Part 1 does something that no other previous Twilight movie had achieved: This one draws you close and keeps you there.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Whatever Works so enjoyable, aside from the unusually high number of effective one-liners the script contains (this is Allen's funniest movie since Mighty Aphrodite), are its supporting characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although a happy ending is preordained, at least Joe Forte's script takes the less-obvious route there.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The kind of movie that rockets so far beyond the line of credibility and so deeply into the realm of utter stupidity, you start to wonder if the filmmakers aren't putting you on.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Makes for a compelling comedy-drama about family ties. It's only when the cancer takes center stage that the movie feels like a wash.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's lifted from pretty much every movie or TV show you've ever seen about police corruption, only not done as well.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an uncommonly optimistic meditation on death and lament, befitting a filmmaker whose movies (Jerry Maguire, Singles, Say Anything), no matter their subject matter, always double as a celebration of life.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An involving, sweetly touching love story, buoyed by Crowe's natural, poetic dialogue and his knack for writing characters (especially women) who feel like real people instead of plot devices.
    • 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
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A funny and constantly surprising exercise in comic tension.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's the summer's most avant-garde experiment, and those who hate it (and there will be plenty) will complain the movie doesn't have a point. Then again, neither did Seinfeld, and look how that turned out.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Disappointingly straightforward remake.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Country Strong, the Oscar-winning Paltrow gets upstaged and outacted by the kid from "Tron" and the snotty brat from "Gossip Girl." Who'd have thought?
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's bottom-feeder entertainment wrapped up in high-minded airs.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news about The Scorpion King is that The Rock turns out to be a charismatic, ingratiating screen presence.
    • 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
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A devilish little comedy whose urbane, satirical humor will probably sail right over the heads of audiences weaned on Scream.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    With all the obvious work that went into this beautifully detailed, giant-scale movie, and considering the historical importance of the subject matter, was it too much to ask for a trace of intelligence, or maturity, or even insight?
    • Miami Herald
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's pretty stupid, although it's never exactly boring.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In the sequel, Weitz lays on a pop song and slow-motion during a critical scene involving the sudden reappearance of a fearsome villain, giving everything an MTV-slick, teen-friendly gloss and reminding you this is just a movie -- a somewhat silly and hollow one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is quick and breezy for its first half-hour, then seems to grind down to a deadened pace: The actors' routines lose their freshness, and the nonexistent story line becomes apparent. The jokes get worse, too. Fortunately, at 80 minutes, the film is too brief to drag. [21 April 1992, p.E7]
    • Miami Herald
    • 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
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's blunt, to the point, aggressively manipulative and, at 86 minutes, not a minute longer than it needs to be.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This genial, lyrical little movie seems guaranteed to broaden Kitano's fan base in the United States.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The experience of watching Funny Games, be it the original or this version, is never forgotten, whatever your ultimate impression of the film.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Ruins is, with one major caveat, about as good an adaptation of Scott Smith's bestselling novel as Hollywood was ever going to make.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For a good hour or so, The Raven is gruesome, ludicrous fun. Then it's just ludicrous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A severe bout of sequelitis afflicts this eagerly awaited but only sporadically amusing follow-up.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    At least The Game Plan does have Johnson, whose innate charisma will make it easier for adult viewers to endure the film without ruing the decision to make a family outing to the multiplex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    I will tell you what The Village is not: It is not scary. It is not all that interesting. It isn't even much of a movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Jobs works much better as a history of Apple than it does as a portrait of the genius who dreamed it up.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For the farce it so desperately wants to be, the film often feels slack and too reliant on so-so punch lines for laughs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Killer Elite is too formulaic to overcome a been-there, done-that feel.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    At least LaBeouf makes for a likable hero. He's got the same kind of easy, natural charisma as Will Smith -- who, come to think of it, starred in another techno-paranoia thriller, "Enemy of the State," that Eagle Eye strongly resembles.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    So superficial and formulaic that even Garner's mega-watt grin can't completely save it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Surprisingly enjoyable.
    • Miami Herald
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an unabashedly square picture, and proud of it. It is also a warm, funny, earnest movie, a stand-up exercise in a kind of Hollywood melodrama -- the feel-good weepie -- that has long been out of fashion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't make much sense on a story level, and it has a cheap, slapdash look that indicates no one behind the camera was interested in anything other than another fat payday.
    • Miami Herald
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A pastiche so derivative and pointless, it leaves you wishing Allen had not bothered.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Always a joy to look at -- and even if the story isn't half as profound as the filmmakers think it is.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Often feels choppy, as if chunks of connecting narrative had been lopped off in the editing room.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although the picture is nominally the story of a man with a murderous temper, it is less a thriller than a metaphor for the plight of illegal immigrants.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A slight, not entirely engaging mystery with slight overtones about the dangers of racial profiling that, unlike "Clockers," treats its urban-plight theme as a backdrop, instead of its main subject.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
    • Miami Herald
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Best of all, though, is Seann William Scott as the profoundly annoying, profoundly vulgar Stifler.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The finished film has been tinkered with and tweaked so thoroughly that it borders on the incomprehensible.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The first Hollywood horror flick I've seen that seems like it was made specifically for 12-year-olds.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By turning Brooklyn's Finest into a morality tale, Fuqua lets the movie slip right through his undeniably talented fingers.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Most of Wells' details are there, and so is the basic premise, but the soul of the thing -- the point -- is missing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its ambition, Daredevil can't overcome the fact that at its colorful center lies a perfect blank in a bad suit.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Transcendence is "Her" for dummies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole enterprise sags and wheezes like the tired, we're-in-this-strictly-for-the-money sequel it really is.
    • 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
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As much as I laughed throughout the movie, I cannot mount a cogent defense of the film as entertainment, or even performance art, although the movie does leave you marveling at these guys' superhuman capacity to withstand pain. Compared to these jackasses, Vin Diesel is a big, overpaid wuss.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances.
    • 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
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't so much bad as it is puny: a sporadically amusing, occasionally funny, but ultimately bland and pointless time killer.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Family is the rare breed of pitch-black comedy that effectively uses violence for laughs or gasps, depending on the situation.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Generic but breezily entertaining.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Oh, what a hollow experience Dark of the Moon is! Bay is so afraid of boring his audience, he pitches every scene at the same high volume right from the first shot, and the effect is exhausting.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even Ben Stiller looks bored out of his mind in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and he got paid several million dollars to star in it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Enormous in its scope and colossal in its stupidity.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you don't buy the ending, however, High Tension makes for ghoulish, sick fun, and Aja, who is already at work on a remake of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, clearly takes this horror stuff very seriously. The genre can always use a few more like him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even a film as shabby and humdrum as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which never musters up the wit and beauty of a single frame of "Lady and the Tramp," is not without its pleasures.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The film seems simple and facile at a glance, but these characters and their dilemmas stay with you. These days, any of us could suddenly be Larry Crowne.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If you're going to make a heist picture, then at least have the decency to make the heist itself interesting. Otherwise, do like Tarantino did in "Reservoir Dogs" and just skip it altogether.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Battleship is a board game for children, so it stands to reason a film adaptation would also be aimed at kids. But did they have to gear it to really dumb kids?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Little Ashes succumbs to the dreaded Masterpiece Theater syndrome as a talky historical drama weighed down by self-importance.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Purge isn’t just stupid; it’s also pretentious and often makes no sense.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An excruciating and melodramatic comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sarandon blends into the background, having practically nothing to do except stand around and wring her hands as the two men in her life battle it out in a passive-aggressive war. It's enough to make her want to run off with Thelma.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Too much of this lame comedy feels like it was written to satisfy a contract, with gags (like the business with the perpetually horny dog or the toddler who knows sign language) that are way beneath the talents of this cast.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What seemed edgy and brash in Kick-Ass is now routine and old-hat. The first movie was a brash satire on formulaic comic-book movies — exactly the sort of picture the sequel turns out to be.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a gleefully repulsive movie. Spun is bound to be described as bold and cutting-edge by those who confuse shock value with achievement. Most people, however, will just long for a shower after it's over.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film emits a subtle yet distinct John Hughes vibe.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not that Sahara is offensively bad: It's just that the picture, loud and busy as it is, never really finds its own identity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Strikes out toward freakishly original territory after all. Fans of the off-beat, your movie has arrived.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that torments the viewer as much as its characters, and I mean that as a compliment.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Four Christmases is sour to the point of curdling, a satirical look at the holidays a la "Bad Santa" that does exactly what that film avoided: come off as both off-puttingly misanthropic and gloppily sentimental.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A welcome antidote to the depressing, feel-bad sadism of recent horror hits like Hostel and Saw II, Final Destination 3 puts the fun back in watching stupid people die Rube Goldberg-elaborate, ridiculously gory deaths.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a single scene in this story about a traveler from another planet (Jim Caviezel) who crash-lands on Earth during the Iron Age that doesn't remind you of another, better movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Hunted is so openly, defiantly derivative of 1982's "First Blood," you figure there has to be a copyright lawsuit brewing right this very minute.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A biopic that is as messy as the life it details.
    • Miami Herald
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By the time Ceremony reaches its admittedly clever finale, you're too wrung out from Angarano's tiresome antics and Winkler's unconvincing dialogue to care who ends up marrying whom.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is far funnier and much less annoying than you might expect.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A shapeless, chaotic, overly frantic comedy that manages to make almost no sense, even if you're paying close attention.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Coulter wants to explore the act of mourning as a theme, and how death sometimes reminds us that every minute of life should be savored. On that level, Remember Me certainly succeeds.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you can get past the acting -- and in the case of the beautiful, blank Alba, that's asking a lot -- the film just sits there, not exactly torturous, but never very exciting, either.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The more Shrink tries to get you invested in the emotional turmoil of its characters, the more you want to reach into the screen and shake them and tell them to get over themselves.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up making a very good case for never going out of your way to help anybody.
    • Miami Herald
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Homefront is done in by uninspired action scenes in which Statham’s athletic prowess is rendered unwatchable by hyper-editing, a shameful reliance on child-in-peril cliches to move the story forward, and so many loose ends that you wonder if 20 minutes were accidentally cut out from the movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Man on a Ledge just made me think of an old Van Halen song: Jump.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Just because the new The Day the Earth Stood Still is green, though, doesn't mean it's dull. If anything, there's a lot more mayhem and destruction this time around.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A high-tech freak show, a gallery of grotesqueries that are fascinating and repellent.
    • Miami Herald
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The tone is all over the place, which makes the movie difficult to take neither seriously nor as popcorn fluff.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most anticlimactic finales I've ever seen in a movie
    • Miami Herald
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The new Fame is practically identical to Alan Parker's 1980 original -- I mean, it's the same damn movie -- except for all the parts with heart and humor and poignancy and soul and fun.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This lavish, spectacular reworking of director Desmond Davis' beloved 1981 original is the rare sort of remake that actually makes sense: With all due respect (and copious apologies) to the generation that grew up with the first film, Clash of the Titans just wasn't very good.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    How can a movie as overstuffed with funny people as The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard be so listless and leaden?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A big, boisterous action-comedy - a funny, exciting and intentionally goofy summer movie that just happens to arrive in the middle of January.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing you can say about Just a Kiss is that it isn't every romantic comedy that throws in suicide, bondage and a plane crash in between all the bed hopping.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The combination of youthful irreverence and military indoctrination is jarring.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is so grand in scale that you can’t help surrender to the spectacle, even if the stuff that’s going on with the people in the film is often close to risible.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's the damndest thing, watching this light but genial movie self-destruct. It's as if writer-director Barry Levinson set out to sabotage his own film by gradually turning what should have been a minor subplot into the story's main subject.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What Alexander lacks in narrative clarity, it makes up for with pomp and pageantry.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This odious, hypocritical movie marks director David Gordon Green's graduation into full-on hack.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Stops dead the second the monsters fall out of view. It doesn't help that the movie's post-apocalyptic future is of the unimaginative backlot variety, or that the movie takes itself so seriously.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What's missing is originality and story and inventiveness.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's hokey mysticism and heaving melancholy is closer in spirit to a solemn Hallmark greeting card.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This new, presumably improved Chainsaw is just as humorless as the original, but it's also slicker, glossier and resoundingly artificial.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Even though Taking Lives is not very good, it does contain a) a cool car chase and b) a sex scene in which Jolie goes topless. For some, this will be enough entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Witless, unoriginal mishmash of gangsta-drama clichés.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The vilest film of the season.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Eventually, though, Seeking Justice devolves into the usual business of chases and elaborate double-crosses that leave behind all vestiges of realism for the sake of popcorn thrills.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Emits a fishy odor, like a recruitment film for an obscure cult you'd rather stay away from.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Plays like a colorful but inert timekiller that you might tolerate while dozing off in front of the TV, but only because you are too sleepy to reach for the remote control.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    After a while, hearing Martin say ''Zee area eez zecure!'' doesn't cut it any longer, and that's pretty much all The Pink Panther has to offer.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Crossing Over is a result of the sledgehammer approach writer-director Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, The Cooler) takes to his subject matter -- the same heavy-handed tactics that earned "Crash" three Oscars.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    No, it's the movie itself -- an unimaginative, generic affair memorable only for its incessant and flagrant plugging of Apple computers and iPods -- that should put a stake through the franchise for good.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gives romance a bad name.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Only genuinely talented people can make pictures this bad and misguided. “This whole thing is unacceptable,” Lil remarks at one point. That goes for the movie, too.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the story-within-a-story structure doesn't pay off. This material needed more substance and ideas - and less flash and sumptuous production values.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    May not reinvent the wheel, but its expertly delivered thrills would hit the spot at any time of year.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If Annapolis is not the worst movie to date of this still-young year, it is certainly the most hackneyed, as well as the most depressing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A surprisingly ambitious entry into a genre that felt bankrupt and over more than a decade ago.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A forced and wholly unnecessary sequel.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Men, Women & Children — and it’s a big one — is that the movie isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The film suffers from a severe lack of urgency and emotional engagement. You can't get involved in a movie in which the characters all seem to be harboring double identities.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s a rollicking Wild West adventure buried deep inside The Lone Ranger, a bloated, mega-budget revival of the story of the iconic gunslinger and his Native American sidekick Tonto.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Charlie St. Cloud is primarily a vehicle to prove the actor can do more than dance and sing. It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A handsome, sincere, well-meaning bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie contains little in terms of traditional action, and Refn never uses it in a rousing or exciting manner, either. That would break the nightmarish spell this strange, beautiful film casts on the viewer. A mother’s love has never been this ruinous.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What Crush lacks in substance and originality, it makes up for with sheer likability.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Such a dull, clunky, joyless mess, it's hard to believe the people who made it understand much about movies.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As written, Seven Pounds would have always been a melancholy experience, but a lighter touch would have helped to keep you from noticing the implausibility of its plot.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Dismayingly predictable and rote, a simple premise played out in the most obvious way possible.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's attempts at zaniness are flat, almost embarrassing.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A movie as annoying as its oddly punctuated title, After.Life is a misguided and empty-headed attempt at psychological horror that succeeds only at talking the viewer to death.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Too much of this well-acted but dangerously slow thriller feels like a preamble to a bigger, more complicated story, one that never materializes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Raises a few questions -- like just what were they thinking?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, which has more than 10 credited producers, feels like one of those slick, for-the-money projects Hollywood studios cook up via graph charts and marketing surveys.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What saves Fly Me to the Moon from being a total wash is the actual mission itself.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Momoa, a familiar face from "Game of Thrones" to "Baywatch," has the muscles but not the imposing persona and barbaric presence that Conan requires.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It lacks the simplicity and resonance of classic fairy tales: It's so muddled and belabored, it's hard to imagine the tykes ever staying awake long enough to hear how it all turned out.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    In its early moments, the movie evokes everything from "The Social Network" to "Casino." By the end, the film has become as exciting as a game of Old Maid. R-rated thrillers are hardly ever this dull and listless, but this movie manages to eradicate all of Timberlake’s charisma and makes you flash back to Affleck’s "Paycheck"/"Gigli" era. How does this even happen?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is ultimately a movie about highly intelligent people in pursuit of trivial nonsense: At least Mulder and Scully caught a real monster every once in a while.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are three or four big laughs scattered throughout The Pink Panther 2, along with a smattering of decent chuckles. But all those moments combined account for maybe five minutes of screen time, which leaves you with another hour and a half of movie to sit through.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A curiously inert and talky action picture about good-looking mutants on the run from bad (but equally good-looking) ones, Push wastes a decent idea and stylish direction on a script that's much more Ingmar Bergman than Stan Lee.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A spectacularly mediocre movie.