For 1,565 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Moonrise Kingdom
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
1,565 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Dark Knight is dark, all right: It's a luxurious nightmare disguised in a superhero costume, and it's proof that popcorn entertainments don't have to talk down to their audiences in order to satisfy them. The bar for comic-book film adaptations has been permanently raised.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    You could describe Read My Lips as a love story, but that would make the movie sound much more conventional than it really is. See it now, before the inevitable Hollywood remake flattens out all its odd, intriguing wrinkles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it deals with some monumental themes, Mademoiselle Chambon also feels wispy and inconsequential.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Might have been unbearable if Linklater hadn't filled it with so much self-deprecating humor, undercutting the pretentiousness whenever it threatens to become too thick.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A manic and at times surprising comedy that has more imagination and creativity than all the Transformers pictures combined.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Blancanieves is funny, inventive and daring enough to change the story’s ending, going out on a note of bittersweet, unexpected melancholy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    An exuberant, appropriately cynical reinvention of the stalwart Broadway hit that deftly straddles the line between old-fashioned Hollywood musicals and experimental concoctions like last year's "Moulin Rouge."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is filled with graphic sex scenes that leave nothing to the imagination — this film would make even John Waters blush — but there’s more at work here than shock value and sensationalism.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Here is an excellent crime thriller made with grown-ups in mind: Yep, it must definitely be fall.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    An exuberant, disarming entertainment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a punchy, straight-up genre picture, a crime drama that might have once starred Charles Bronson or Steven Seagal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    It just requires an open mind, a love of film and a willingness to dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Juno comes on all wisecracking and aren't-we-clever, but don't be surprised if you find yourself getting choked up -- with happy tears -- by the end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it is structured like a thriller, and its plot dominated by Benjamin's detective work, The Secret in Their Eyes is really a cautionary tale about the consequences of a life of too much apprehension and propriety.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a moment in the entire film that doesn't feel genuine.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Master and Commander so bracing and transporting -- what makes the movie feel unlike any adventure film you've seen before -- is the precise detail and care with which Weir places us aboard the HMS Surprise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Secret of Kells manages to feel simultaneously old-fashioned and mesmerizingly modern,and the slight story at its center has the emotional weight of a classic fable: A boy's wild, fantastical adventure, simply told.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is more of a poignant, haunting study of well-intentioned but doomed folly, embodied by a heroine whose bravery renders her blind to the world that is crumbling around her.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    No
    No is an exploration of the power of the media to manipulate hearts and minds. The moral of the story: Always go positive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Django Unchained is the most brutal film Quentin Tarantino has ever made. Unlike "Kill Bill" or "Inglourious Basterds," where the violence was thrilling and carried a visceral kick, the carnage here is often ugly and difficult to watch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie truly special is the attention he gives his actors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Wrestler presents a fascinating peek at the workings of the pro wrestling industry (the tenderness and humor the athletes share backstage is the complete opposite of the ferocity they display in the ring).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Delivers an even bigger sugar rush than the hit Broadway musical.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    King Kong makes clear that Jackson has no contemporary peer when it comes to outsized, transporting fantasies that enchant in an era when special effects have become white noise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is simply too long for its own good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Midnight in Paris initially seems like a departure for Allen, but the prevailing theme blends right in with the rest of his canon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Serves as a beautiful and delicate reminder of the myriad ways in which life is lived on this huge planet of ours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The World’s End builds to an unexpectedly witty, funny climax that flies in the face of most films of its genre, and although its humor is not for all tastes, no one can say this crazy picture doesn’t have the guts to live up to its title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Attention all geeks (and geeks at heart): Get ready for two hours of serious awesome.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The best artists - the ones whose work endures and matters and changes the world - are often troublemakers who challenge the status quo. Out of their defiance comes art. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, director Alison Klayman's riveting documentary of the esteemed Chinese sculptor/painter/iconoclast, is practically a handbook on social rebellion.