Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,774 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

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  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Inside Llewyn Davis
Lowest review score: 0 The Mangler
Score distribution:
1774 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Blue Caprice only spends a few minutes reenacting their crime — the movie shows us exactly how they did it in just a couple of scenes — because the facts of the case aren’t the movie’s focus. Instead, this lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    So thoroughly absorbing while it's unfolding that later, when you play the movie back in your head, it's surprising to realize how ordinary it is. That's a testament to Nolan's talent: He's able to make even the hoariest clichés feel fresh.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Corben has done an impressive amount of journalistic research that will be of particular interest to South Florida audiences. Every time you think Miami couldn't possibly get any weirder, it does.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    May prove too dark to make the list of Schwarzenegger's biggest hits. But the movie suggests the actor still has a lot to offer -- and he's willing to take some chances, too. Welcome back, Arnold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Grim, relentless and immensely satisfying, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 sends out the dystopian sci-fi franchise on a feel-bad high. Readers of Suzanne Collins’ source novel, who already know what’s coming, will be pleased by the movie’s merciless fidelity to the source material (or perhaps, considering the book is the least popular in the trilogy, will just be annoyed all over again).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Like "The King’s Speech" or "Shakespeare in Love," The Theory of Everything sometimes feels a bit too polished and precise, leaving no room for ambiguity and always staying easy to digest, like elegant pap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Could there possibly be anything left to gain from yet another adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale about crabby old Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing encounter with three ghosts on Christmas Eve? In the case of Disney's A Christmas Carol, the answer is a surprising, resounding yes -- at least so far as the IMAX 3D version goes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Light on plot but heavy on observation: Wang concentrates on exploring the unseen ways in which mother and daughter rely on each other.
    • Miami Herald
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie kicks off with a wonderful setpiece that shows off Spielberg’s ability to tell a story primarily through visuals — is there any other filmmaker working today better at this?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Frida, the kaleidoscopic drama based on the life of the Mexican painter/feminist/icon Frida Kahlo, was directed by Julie Taymor, which is the movie's first blessing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Yes, Pineapple Express is exceedingly crude, but it's never mean or lewd, and for all the drugs and gore in it, the movie is also strangely, unrelentingly sweet, even when its characters are bleeding to death.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Everyone in the movie is a buffoon or a dolt. No one is redeemable. The humor comes at the expense of the characters: You're always laughing at them, never with them. The Coens have never seemed this disdainful, this mocking, of their fellow man.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Chungking Express is really a sly and perceptive examination of the effects of urban alienation on romance -- specifically in its scarily dense and overdeveloped setting of dazzling Hong Kong. Chungking Express meanders at times and occasionally annoys (you won't want to listen to California Dreaming ever again), but the movie is all of one mood, and it leaves you craving more. [29 Mar 1996, p.21G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite its serious subject matter, North Country is a crowd-pleaser at heart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Succeeds where so many other recent horror pictures have failed: It consistently scares you silly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The House I Live In is a work of journalism, not propaganda: Jarecki has done his research and leaves it to you to decide what to make of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, which is as low-key and subdued as Tewfiq himself, is something of a marvel: a precious work of minimalism that, instead of disappearing into itself the way so many small-scale comedies do, grows before your eyes into something profound and profoundly affecting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Using a buzzy, unnerving score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Citizenfour makes you share the same sense of shock and paranoia as Snowden spews damning information that implicates the White House in transgressions that extend beyond our borders into other countries.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Musical Chairs is about overcoming impossible odds and never giving up and chasing your dreams – all that afterschool-special stuff - but it's also charming and upbeat, and it's stuffed with great, vibrant, insanely catchy music. No Bee Gees, though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Here is a crime drama that punches you in the gut, full on, and dares you not to blink.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A very complicated movie. It is also pretty wonderful.
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One gigantic pile of cornball clichés, but there's no denying the movie works you over anyway.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is more of an exercise in experiential cinema, as well as a blistering critique of a society that drives its poorest to unimaginable acts for mere survival.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's nothing in Bounce you haven't seen before, but the movie is surprisingly unsentimental, the Paltrow factor cannot be denied.
    • Miami Herald
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Scorsese has crafted a luxurious entertainment that goes down like a flute of sparkling, silky champagne.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The strained, strange relationship between father and son ultimately becomes the emotional center of The Clan, culminating with an astonishing closing shot guaranteed to induce startled gasps. It’s a great, jarring moment that is the work of a filmmaker clearly in love with his craft — and a flavor for the darker side of human nature.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a terrible beauty to the work of Larry Clark, the controversial photographer turned filmmaker, that transcends chic nihilism.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Corbijn makes the familiar strange, focusing on details other filmmakers would gloss over.

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