Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,758 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 War of the Worlds
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1758 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    In Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass pulls off the same remarkable feat he accomplished with "United 93": He takes a true story in which the outcome is already known and transforms it into a gripping, wrenching, devastating thriller.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A manic and at times surprising comedy that has more imagination and creativity than all the Transformers pictures combined.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie lets you make up your own mind about this vivacious, likable woman, who is doing her best not to surrender to her inner loneliness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This superbly realized, clammy and unsettling movie doesn't hinge on plot. Claustrophobic and profoundly creepy, Spider isn't a pleasant viewing experience, and that's the point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a goofy, ridiculous blast, and yet Raimi means business: Even the precociously cute kitty isn't safe in this one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Up in the Air is also optimistic about the perpetual themes that preoccupy so many movies that endure the test of time: Life is better with company. And everybody needs a co-pilot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This remarkable documentary argues that art can also be the glue that binds disparate souls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Vol. 2 isn't exactly disappointing, and like all of Tarantino's movies, I suspect it will improve with repeated viewings. But for now, Vol. 2 leaves you pondering what could have been.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What really makes Hidden so involving is Haneke's sometimes maddening insistence on keeping things vague.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    If The Magdalene Sisters occasionally flirts with cartoonishness, the movie is tempered by Mullan's considerable filmmaking skills.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie humanizes Tyson and brings him down to the land of mortals, making his achievements loom larger. And if the boxer hasn't entirely made peace with his troubled soul, Tyson suggests the struggle is going his way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Burton has found a vehicle sturdy enough to indulge every facet of his imagination: His great visual flair, his sense of whimsy and humor, his fondness for horror and his love of music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Ryan Coogler has pulled off a miracle: He taps into the beautiful simplicity and deep well of emotion of the 1976 original, capturing its essence and spirit while branching out into a new story.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a deeply inspirational movie about the human spirit's refusal to give up, but it is also a portrait of a man too much in love with life to let go without a fight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's second half, which grows progressively sadder, also starts to feel a bit repetitive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Gordon Gekko didn't disappear with the 1980s; he just became a lot more difficult to pick out from a crowd.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Another strange, sometimes harrowing exercise in absurdity that resonates despite its weirdness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Exorcist has lost none of its ability to invade your nightmares.
    • Miami Herald
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Leaves you in a state of stunned, exhilarated awe, both for what it shows and how it shows it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a polished (and irresistible) piece of crowd-pleasing formula and deserves to become a monster hit. But it is also a perfect showcase for the volcanic talents of the rotund comedian/musician/all-around wildman.
    • 82 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Playful, effervescent comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For those who can tough it out -- and not everyone will -- Hunger is a searing experience. Just don't expect to have much of an appetite when it's over.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is a Harry Potter picture that lives up to its potential -- that, plainly, LIVES.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    La Promesse (The Promise) makes filmmaking look easy. The movie is deceptively simple, a tight little drama about guilt and conscience in which the creators' strings are completely invisible. It's fine storytelling in its purest form. [31 Jan. 1997, p.27G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    An excellent legal thriller elevated to superb drama by the actor's (Clooney) central performance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    With a steely, unblinking resolve, Downfall stares into the abyss, but does not pretend to comprehend it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances by Teller and Woodley are so strong that when the tone starts to darken and the characters make some radical discoveries, all the usual trappings of adolescent angst melt away: You feel like you’re watching two real, complicated people.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Steve Jobs, which by many accounts plays loose with the facts, is at its weakest when it tries to humanize its protagonist.

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