Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,738 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1738 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Delivers the heady, rib-tickling rush of an action picture, and it gradually builds to an emotional wallop that blindsides you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Part of the accomplishment of Carlos is the sheer accumulation of detail the movie amasses, and the longer running time gives you a deeper sense of the terrorist lifestyle, and when and why Ilich gradually succumbed to ego and self-glorification without realizing it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is an absolute triumph of culturally relevant filmmaking – a film that will thrill and fascinate sport junkies and non-fans alike. If you like baseball, you will love this movie. If you hate baseball, you will still love this movie.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a moment in the movie where you don't feel Spielberg's passion, and this time, the film is worthy of his enthusiasm. It's a knockout.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie has such a profound and compassionate understanding of human behavior, family ties and the way ordinary people respond when they're forced into a moral quandary, I can't imagine anyone not being transfixed by it.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Seydoux says that when the film was completed and released shortly after the end of the war, it became a symbol of freedom.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Brave has a manic, almost daffy energy and sense of humor.
    • 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).
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    This is not the sort of movie you can just leave behind in the theater. And like any true finale to a trilogy, the picture doesn't work nearly as well if you haven't seen the previous two installments: It's not designed to stand alone, and it pays off all that has come before with an exuberant, thrilling high.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a beautiful, strange tone poem about childhood and innocence, set in a strange but still recognizable world where the polar ice caps are melting, crayfish shacks float down rivers and enormous aurochs, an extinct breed of bison, are sloughing their way toward our tiny, adorable narrator.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie gives you what you think you want, and then gives you some more, and just when you think things can't get any worse, Haneke swoops in and smashes the wall between fiction and reality, turning the viewer into a direct accomplice to what's transpiring onscreen. It is an astonishing film, sure to be controversial, and quite simply unforgettable. [30 Jan. 1998, p.6G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    If it had been a drama, The Wolf of Wall Street might have been unwatchable: There’s simply too much of everything. But Scorsese and screenwriter Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) hit on the genius idea to turn the story into a riotous comedy, one that keeps topping itself everytime you think it can’t possibly get crazier.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Her
    Her argues that sometimes, crazy can be wonderful.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news is you’re feeling stuff, you know? And you’ve got to hold on to that. You get older, and you don’t feel as much, your skin gets tough.” This remarkable, wonderful movie helps you remember.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    It’s a cry of despair and soul-shaking desperation, leavened with shades of Dostoyevskyan angst.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    With Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller delivers the sort of jumbo-sized entertainment that makes you spontaneously break out in appreciative laughter: The breadth of his imagination and showmanship makes you giddy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, shot in lovely, grainy 16mm by cinematographer Ed Lachman, is so elegantly staged you can practically smell the characters’ perfume. Haynes’ direction is methodical and precise without being fussy or oppressive. Every detail has been weighed and considered.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Spotlight is simply a great story exceedingly well told, through characters whose fingers are perpetually stained with ink.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Profoundly hopeful and optimistic film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A joyous, amazingly detailed paean to imagination and personal expression that dares -- and succeeds -- to illustrate one of the most mysterious enigmas of all: the creative process.

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