Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,616 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
1,616 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie leaves you feeling angry and frustrated anyway. And justice for all? Hardly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the great care and research that went into the movie, Frost/Nixon pales in comparison to Oliver Stone's "Nixon" when it comes to humanizing the infamous leader.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a fiendishly complicated whodunit -- or, to be more precise, a who-done-what-to-whom-and-when -- told within the confines of thoughtful, speculative science-fiction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Hunt gives this funny, touching movie its soul, and the actors elevate the material into something more resonant and memorable than the story promises.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Concise and intriguing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This bruising, harrowing movie would be impossible to sit through without at least a hint of light at the end of its astonishingly dark tunnel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is unmistakably a fawning love letter to an amazing performer, its subject proves to be her sharpest, bluntest critic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Ultimately too slight for its own good: It's a genial little doodle, light on plot and heavy on quotable, pithy observations.
    • Miami Herald
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The less you know about Gone Girl going in the better, but even knowing what’s ahead doesn’t prepare you for the movie’s tone, which is funny yet curdled and cynical and black. This is a satirical antidote to the feel-good pap most Hollywood movies about relationships push on their audiences - here’s the perfect date movie for someone you want to break up with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's scientific content is so fascinating that it almost feels like a bonus that Kinsey himself is such an intriguing figure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Often grim, but never nihilistic: Even at its darkest, Dizdar gives the movie an optimistic bounce. The movie is often shockingly funny, too.
    • Miami Herald
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Claudel makes you wait until film's end to discover why, exactly, Juliette committed her unspeakable crime, and it's the only disappointing aspect of the movie -- the only time I've Loved You So Long traipses into melodrama. But the rest of this utterly absorbing picture never strikes a false note.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    An ambitious, powerful, somber picture, but it never quite moves you the way it should.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Its playful approach to chronology and voice-over narration serves to amplify its themes instead of coming off as a show-off trick.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    That song (Jefferson Airplane's Somebody to Love), which becomes a sort of mantra to the movie, is the key to understanding what the Coens are after: When the truth is found to be lies, and all the joy within you dies, you better find somebody to love.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    With a light, sometimes hilarious touch, Look at Me deflates the pretensions and self-obsessed nature of a group of wealthy Parisian literati, but its observations about the effects of fame and success and our natural desire to fan them as high as they can go, apply to anyone within range of reality-TV culture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Grandly entertaining documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Visitor is a small movie, but its emotions could not be writ any larger.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's utter lack of predictability helps to keep you engaged, even if some of the plot turns are a bit baffling, and the unusual depth and complexity of the characters -- the eponymous heroine in particular -- give the picture its unusual, scalding power. You've never met a mother quite like this one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a fantastic special effect because it doesn't look like a special effect: The movie sells the illusion that the suit could maybe, possibly, exist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Control Room may not seem all that compelling 10 years down the road. But right now, at this very moment, it is essential, imperative viewing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching an army of apes riding horses heading into battle is undeniably cool, but that’s the only thing the movie gives you: Neat eye candy. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is written at a level so low, even 8- year-olds will find it lacking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    If I hadn't seen the original, I might have gone ga-ga over Reeves' version. But even with the shock of novelty gone, the film still draws you into its chilly, demonic heart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    I Am Love is a bold and thrilling masterpiece -- the introduction of a major talent to the world's stage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    On one level, Searching for Sugar Man is a testament to how music - or painting or literature or any form of art - can take on a life far greater than its creator intended when it happens to connect with the right people at the right time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Movies like Monsters, Inc. literally make you feel like a kid again, marveling at the joyously inventive sights before you, and that's a feat that should not be taken lightly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    What ultimately makes Drive so compelling is its characters - sketches given dimension and heft by a superb cast.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Those rigorously moral and humanistic underpinnings give 28 Weeks Later a kind of power that 100 Saws and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes could never achieve.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What ensues is a love story ringed by barbed wire and etched in blood with the jagged neck of a broken beer bottle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Swinton single-handedly carries The Deep End past its nagging ambiguities.

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