Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,661 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 3.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Dancer in the Dark
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,661 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Overflowing with melancholy and tragedy, Road to Perdition is one of the most somber gangster pictures ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Leave it to von Trier to conceive an intergalactic sci-fi metaphor for a psychological disorder – and then make it work so astonishingly well.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a beautiful movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Contains all of the hallmarks of classic genre Spielberg: It shows you things you've never seen before, instills an accompanying sense of awestruck wonder, and delivers long stretches of heightened, delirious excitement that remind you why people started going to the movies in the first place.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    White God is the rare sort of movie in the era of computer-generated special effects where you can’t believe your eyes, because what you’re looking at is real.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This poignant, wise and subtle picture -- which, yes, happens to be the best movie of the year -- should be approached with humble expectations. Lee's approach to this delicate material is suffused with melancholy, metaphors and small, telling touches that favor subtlety over exclamation points and rough-hewn simplicity over grandiloquence.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Brilliant, suspenseful, absolutely riveting film.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It’s a cry of despair and soul-shaking desperation, leavened with shades of Dostoyevskyan angst.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    In a larger sense, Adaptation is a movie about the simple act of enjoying life -- of really embracing it -- without constantly worrying about what others think.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A terrific yarn, one so engrossing and surprising that the nature of the story's structure -- each question Jamal gets asked on the show corresponds with a traumatic or momentous moment from his childhood -- never feels like a contrived framing device.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the best things about 12 Years a Slave is that McQueen renders all the characters with the same depth and complexity as his protagonist.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes it the best movie of the year -- is its insight into human behavior.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the sort of small, intimate drama about unpleasant subject matter Hollywood rarely deals with, but Haneke isn't worried about turning off his audience, because death is something everyone has in common. It fascinates us, the way it also scares us.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Up
    Rousing, exhilarating entertainment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the most vibrant, exciting and invigorating movie-movie of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Brave has a manic, almost daffy energy and sense of humor.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is precious and adorable, but it isn't naïve, and the movie breathes so deep that Anderson even gets a real performance out of Willis (this is his best work in years).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    In The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer pulls off the impossible: He confronts great, incomprehensible evil and puts a human face on it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Like every war before it, the U.S. invasion of Iraq has generated its share of movies. But The Hurt Locker is the first of them that can properly be called a masterpiece.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it is technically a sequel, Before Sunset stands perfectly well on its own. In fact, the new movie plays better if you haven't seen the original for a while, so its details have grown appropriately fuzzy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    A visually thrilling experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The Straight Story truly is one from the heart, and it is wonderful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Ever the satirist, Payne mines humor from his characters, be it Randall's cockeyed pyramid-scheme ideas or the banality of a ridiculous wedding toast.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like a miracle, a movie that exceeds even the most formidable expectations without straying from its singular path. All hail this King.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Basterds isn't so revolutionary or so finely crafted as "Pulp Fiction" was, but it crackles with the same energy and imagination and chutzpah.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens’ smallest movies — this one doesn't have the broad appeal of "True Grit" or "No Country For Old Men" — but like Llewyn’s music, it comes from the heart and it is deeply felt. It is also one of their best.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie itself is a nominee for Best Animated Feature, and it's good enough to pull a surprise upset over the beloved Finding Nemo. It's a mad masterpiece.

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