Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,740 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 2.3 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 Watcher
Score distribution:
1740 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For anyone interested in the art of comedy, it's a veritable primer on the vagaries of humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie asks tough, unflinching questions about America's responsibility to maintain world peace -- and the price we are willing to pay in order to accomplish that. Timely stuff, indeed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The most amazing magic yet for the wildly popular franchise: It is genuinely engrossing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't sugarcoat the painful realities of Alzheimer's or the difficult decisions faced by relatives of its victims, but by film's end, its clear-eyed melancholy winds up feeling strangely uplifting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is funny and scary and touching in all the ways the best children's pictures are, but it is also fast and compact, running a perfectly paced 93 minutes (including credits).
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A brazen stunt that pays off. Writer-director Michel Hazanavicius, simultaneously channeling "Singin' in the Rain" and "A Star is Born," tells a story about 1920s Hollywood made in the style of that era.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its cross-cultural hijinks, Japanese Story winds up as a tale about the fragility of human beings and the lasting strength of the bonds we form during times of crisis.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The filmmakers capture enough of the book's essence -- and the power of its knockout, transcendent ending -- to more than justify the movie's existence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Nolan, who has become an assured, stylish filmmaker in the span of only a few films, keeps the complicated plot spinning.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A mature, insightful and extremely well-acted study of a boy at a crossroads in his life, and a doomed, tortured man who, consciously or not, longs for some kind of redemption, before it's too late.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Ratner is canny enough to close the movie with a devilish tease that will send the Lambs faithful out with a delirious smile. What Red Dragon won't do is haunt your nightmares. Who could have guessed Hannibal Lecter would ever become such a crack-up?
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Wave builds up a nice bit of genuine tension and hits some surprisingly dark notes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    You may not remember The Crazies in a month, but you'll have a grand time watching it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's almost startling to see a film that believes in itself and its characters so deeply.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the chief pleasures of My Week with Marilyn - which should not be approached as anything other than fluffy entertainment - is watching Williams bring to life Monroe's inner demons and her movie-star allure with equal aplomb. By the time the film's book-ending closing musical number comes around (That Old Black Magic), the illusion is astounding and complete.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Swinton single-handedly carries The Deep End past its nagging ambiguities.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Precious without ever being cloying, All the Real Girls is a wise, delicate and immensely touching romance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A high-wire act of storytelling, tone and old-fashioned chutzpah.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Jackson's dazzling vision turns the story into a real movie-movie -- one that, unlike too many fantasy films today, is genuinely transporting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although the movie never so much as flirts with melodrama, there is still a bittersweet undercurrent.
    • 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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This lively, infuriating and occasionally moving film certainly leaves you thinking, and there isn't a dead spot in it. That's the mark of a real filmmaker, not just a muckraker.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It is to director Tykwer's credit that, although you never come close to understanding Jean-Baptiste, you don't turn your nose up at him, either.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Don Jon is nominally a love triangle between a woman, a man and his laptop, but the movie is much more thoughtful and substantial than that, and it takes a compassionate and humane approach to all of its characters, even when they’re at their most despicable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By turns endearing and hilarious, Lilo & Stitch is proof the folks at Disney should break their own rules more often.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is wild, but not in the ways that you expect, and it’s also surprisingly chaste — you think you see a lot more than you actually do.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Shower is also a comedy -- but it's the movie's melancholy streak that is its strongest asset.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Shot in the style of a documentary, which lends the movie an aura of utter realism, Maria Full of Grace derives an unsettling power from the clinical details of Maria's ordeal.

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