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

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Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,612 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Universal Soldier, for all its sound and fury, isn't much fun. [15 July 1992, p.E5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best stuff in Jumper comes early, while the movie is still busy explaining its scenario. It's only when all the pieces are in place and the story actually kicks in that things start to fall apart, and quickly.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    At least the special effects in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are remarkable: You never tire of the endless variations of robots Bay and his computer-generated effects crew come up with.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its tangle of characters and plot twists, Van Helsing isn't the slightest bit involving, and more than once (especially whenever Beckinsale is onscreen), it is unintentionally hilarious. But it's the rare kind of movie where the badness just adds to the fun.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A horror/sci-fi/action mishmash that aims to be the kind of brainless timekiller once used to round out the bottom of a double bill at the drive-in.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An unsalvageable wreck.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If Dreamcatcher ultimately feels like an unwieldy pastiche, at least it's never boring.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Freddy simply isn't as scary as he used to be, even though Jackie Earle Haley, taking over from Robert Englund in the role, plays Krueger essentially straight, keeping the one-liners to a minimum.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Happy Tears, Posey lands a juicy starring role designed to showcase her eccentric energy, and she's so delighted by the opportunity that her happiness infuses the movie: She keeps the first half of Happy Tears aloft on a cloud of endearing tics and mannerisms.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The third -- and thinnest and weakest and least funny -- installment in Ice Cube's popular Friday series.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    For the first time in the film series, Harris wrote the screenplay himself, which means the movie is practically identical to the book. In other words, they both stink.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A $100 million production of a 10-cent script, is so clunkily written, so bereft of any engaging ideas or emotions, you'd think De Palma would have sneered at it on first reading and passed
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It does boast loads of cool gadgetry and some impressive special effects. It's not much, but at least the movie always gives you something to look at.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    When Ephron gives Ferrell and Kidman a musical number that's supposed to be sweet and uplifting, the movie feels downright creepy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Even when his scripts aren't working, Shyamalan knows how to frame shots and build suspense. The Happening, even more than his previous films, has a visual elegance and subtlety that helps to overcome the less successful aspects of the plot.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It takes a concerted effort to make a movie as relentlessly stupid and grating as 15 Minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The payback in Law Abiding Citizen doesn't have a cathartic kick, because the revenge is so extreme it's horrifying.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A surprisingly straightforward romp in slasher-flick cliches, Friday the 13th is replete with gee-whiz gore, gratuitous sex and nudity and party-loving teens with a penchant for ending up on the wrong end of a pick ax.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Year One is not really THAT bad and not ENTIRELY without laughs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You don't go into a movie called Ninja Assassin expecting a hell of a lot, but this shockingly disjointed and relentlessly dull picture can't even deliver the martial-arts kick its title so plainly promises.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An overly convoluted, tiresome mystery that exists primarily to antagonize the audience, Basic consists almost entirely of dense exposition, then concludes by laughing at anyone who tried to pay attention.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There are so many romantic-comedy cliches crammed into Valentine's Day that watching it feels like surfing through the channels of an all-chick-flick cable service.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not much, but it isn't awful, either, provided you're interested in this sort of thing to begin with.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There are several stretches when the movie is actually hilarious.
    • Miami Herald
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    May prove too dark to make the list of Schwarzenegger's biggest hits. But the movie suggests the actor still has a lot to offer -- and he's willing to take some chances, too. Welcome back, Arnold.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Chasing Papi leaves you wishing Hollywood would just forget about Latinos altogether. If this is how they really see us, I'd rather not know.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    No, Sucker Punch doesn't make any sense. But none of that matters, because the ride Snyder takes you on is so vividly conceived, so deliriously bizarre and wonderful.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The kind of schlocky, disposable time-killer that once might have starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Impostor is a relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s nothing more to this movie than the set-up. Even though Cypher is slowly bleeding to death, and Kitai is running out of oxygen capsules that allow him to breathe in the toxic air, there’s no sense of urgency, either. At least Shyamalan, sensing the thinness of the material, doesn’t stretch things out.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Wedding Planner dissolves into a mopey, leaden romance that piles on the contrivances before limping to its foregone -- and rote -- conclusion.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Start with a heaping helping of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Throw in some "Percy Jackson," a dash of "Twilight," a spoonful of "The Vampire Diaries" and a sprinkling of "Harry Potter," and you end up with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Considering the horrible buzz that had dogged the movie since its trailers first premiered, The Punisher turns out to be a likable underdog.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    [A] visually stunning, technically impressive and crushingly dumb and overlong picture.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with I Love You, Beth Cooper is that aside from Denis' speech at the start, everything else seems familiar.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    More toy commercial than movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a disastrously clumsy, heavy-handed movie, one so desperate and exploitative that it resorts to putting a live grenade in the hands of a baby in order to get its message across.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing feels at least three summers too stale.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The liveliest and most engaging time killer to come out of Hollywood in a long while. It's junk, to be sure, but it is superbly made junk.
    • Miami Herald
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The sci-fi thriller Repo Men gets off to a sluggish start. But wait. You have to give the movie time to find its groove and establish its premise.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The film will probably play a lot better in dorm rooms with plenty of beer kegs and bongs on hand, but in the confines of a movie theater, it's deadly - the sort of bad comedy Mel Brooks made late in his career, until he finally smartened up and quit.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The action, which bookends the movie, is atrocious, defying all laws of gravity and physics and machine gun-edited into incomprehensible lunacy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    That's My Boy more than lives up to its R-rating - including one gross-out gag repulsive enough to make you put down your popcorn.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    Monumentally silly thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A fairly tedious, stupid picture.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's up to O'Donnell to carry the show, and he's simply not up to the task.
    • Miami Herald
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Tomb is the kind of movie you sit through dreading the expository scenes, because the acting is so bad and the dialogue so pointedly written to make sure the little ones in the audience can keep up with the plot.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s exactly one good scene in all of The Hangover Part III, a hilarious bit of business halfway during the end credits that reminds you what made the original film so good.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is a superhero movie your AP English teacher can enjoy.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Silly, overplotted conspiracy thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    So lazy and rote, it feels like a rerun the first time you watch it.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Who writes this stuff, anyway? Does this not sound like utter gibberish? Surely, this film did not actually get made, did it? Yes, it did. I have seen it. But you, oh, fortunate one, don't have to. Consider yourself lucky.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is pure product, and proud of it: There isn't a single surprising moment in all of its 88 minutes, because Domestic Disturbance is designed to stick to tried-and-true formulas, instead of shaking them up a little.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
    • Miami Herald
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If watching people having their faces cut off, getting their legs amputated and having their throats tenderly slit is your idea of a horrific good time, you'll certainly get your money's worth here.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You Again is at its funniest in the early scenes, when everyone is pretending all is well beneath forced smiles and plotting eyes.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Timeline gives Gigli serious competition for worst film of the year honors.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee remains a superb entertainer -- like Oliver Stone, he's incapable of ever being boring -- but in She Hate Me, he comes dangerously close to seeming trivial, a crank-for-crank's-sake.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This excruciatingly dumb, formulaic picture, which somehow required the work of four screenwriters but contains not even one single, fleeting moment of wit or humor.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    The Ugly Truth is insulting to women, men and even goldfish.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Time to give the shoot-’em-up thing a rest, guys: It’s tired and played out, and so are you.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are supposed to pass for a married couple, but they have all the chemistry of two actors who just met and shook hands moments before the cameras rolled. They don't even seem to like each other much.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up suffocating you with its aura of bogus, store-bought nostalgia.
    • Miami Herald
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a moment in the entire picture in which you will recognize an element of your own life.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If this is magic, I'll take "Gigli."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although there's no denying the threadbare nature of the script, watching Murphy riff can be a formidable entertainment on its own.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never achieves takeoff.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sitting through Little Fockers is a soul-sucking, dispiriting experience.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the kind of colossally misguided vanity project.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Few expected Basic Instinct 2 to be very good, but no one expected it to be this boring.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Corny? You bet. But it also proves surprisingly inviting -- for a while, anyway.
    • Miami Herald
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Georgia Rule is so artificial, it feels like more of a flow chart than a slice of life.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Has a made-for-TV smallness (it will probably be a big hit on cable), and it never quite vanquishes the nagging suspicion that you could be spending your time better elsewhere.
    • Miami Herald
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dumbest, most risible retelling ever made of the exploits of legendary bank robber Jesse James.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A fluffy, feel-bad drama, with some serious things to say about the viability of homosexual men as fathers and role models.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    No atmosphere, no tension -- nothing but Costner, flailing away. It's a buggy drag.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a ''serious'' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Abduction is a crass and lowbrow attempt to cash in on a young actor's heat - an exploitation picture where the person being taken advantage of is too young to notice.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns resoundingly dumb in its last 40 minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An unsatisfying, overly restrained bore, capped off by an ending so strange and inconclusive, it feels like something you'd find on the ''deleted scenes'' portion of a DVD.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Jack and Jill contains long stretches of squirm-inducing tedium in which Sandler riffs and ad-libs far longer than he should.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It is absolutely, inexcusably terrible.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like it's been pasted together from 51 other movies -- none of them good.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Getaway makes the Transformers movies seem like they were shot in slow motion. You see all these vehicles smashing into each other, but the movie is never thrilling.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    A shockingly, unbelievably bad movie.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
    • Miami Herald
    • 20 Metascore
    • 12 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad enough to earn a rare spot on my hallowed list of ''The Worst Movies I've Ever Seen,'' An American Carol is testament that the country's culture wars are raging just as strongly within Hollywood as anywhere else.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Shyamalan takes the beloved Nickelodeon anime series -- the full title was Avatar: The Last Airbender -- and turns it into 103 minutes of overproduced, stilted nonsense.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a lowbrow showcase for an equally lowbrow comedian, and how much of it you can endure depends entirely on how you feel about Kattan.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Nostalgia is part of the modest charm of this disposable but inoffensive picture. Old Dogs makes old dogs out of all of us.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Gummo isn't so much a movie as it is an experiment, and, taken on those terms, it is a fascinating piece of work. Repellent, disgusting and ugly, yes -- but still fascinating. [23 Jan. 1998, p.5G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad enough to make even James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara seem dull.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gigli's awfulness is of a rarer, more precious variety. It's the sort of bizarre, ill-conceived picture you can't believe exists, but are secretly glad it does.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that Swept Away got made at all implies there simply is no dissuading Madonna from her movie-star aspirations. Her tenacity is admirable, but it's also block-headed.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is easily one of the silliest, most preposterous thrillers ever made, and the only reason it didn't go straight to video has to be that it stars Pacino.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    At the very least, Corman would have remembered to make the movie fun.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If you're going to direct a piece of crass, nonsensical junk, at least have the decency to release it straight to video, where it belongs.
    • Miami Herald
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A feather-light musical rushed into production to capitalize on American Idol-frenzy, is nothing more than an excuse to give the two leads several musical numbers, a la those Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies, and with just about the same amount of substance, too.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Formidably stupid.
    • Miami Herald
    • 9 Metascore
    • 12 Rene Rodriguez
    A sluggish, soporific dud, the dreariest big-budget science-fiction adventure since "Dune."
    • Miami Herald

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