Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,769 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 War Horse
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1769 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Kevin Macdonald, an accomplished maker of documentaries making his feature-film debut, gives The Last King of Scotland the pace and crackle of a thriller, albeit a thriller with substance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What a grand and dazzling route Coppola takes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Smith's funniest, sharpest and most polished movie to date. It also is his most mature and emotionally engaging picture, even if it happens to contain one of the grossest sight gags I've ever encountered in a mainstream Hollywood film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Borrowing its title from a mix tape Cobain compiled as a teenager, the film, made with the cooperation of his widow, family and former bandmates, remains compelling and moving no matter how familiar you already are with the singer’s story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A wonderfully rumpled, loose comedy about the paralyzing fear of failure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite moments of intense suspense and glints of bizarre horror, Tom at the Farm is ultimately a psychological thriller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What distinguishes Spider-Man from most other comic book movies is that the film is at its most engaging when its hero is out of costume.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a breezy, homespun, relaxing thing...watching this laid-back picture feels, oddly enough, like a vacation from movies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Margin Call doesn't demonize its characters, nor does it absolve them of their sins. The movie simply shows, without judgment or anger, how our economic crisis came to be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By film's end, Leconte has made you believe these disparate men inhabit the same soul: The chasm between them is a matter of paths not taken.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A mean and exceedingly well-made little B-picture, but the questions it raises are far too complex to answer with a simple gunshot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Lurking just beneath Water's serene, storybook surface is an unmissable, defiant passion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a knock-out final scene in which the inscrutable, often annoying Anna becomes beautifully, poignantly human in front of our eyes, like magic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Escape from Tomorrow is more of an experimental film than a traditional narrative, but intrepid viewers — or anyone who has ever visited a Disney park — will enjoy getting lost in this dark house of happy horrors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The most horrific -- and heartbreaking -- scene of any movie thus far this year comes at the climax of The Cove.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes the picture sail past its flaws is its earnest understanding of the desperation that drives people to regain control of their lives -- and the profound courage required to attempt it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By giving the hero's inner plight so many dimensions, Superman Returns brings a richer, grander perspective to a seminal character without changing his essence. It's a profoundly personal take on a universal icon, made by a filmmaker who continues to improve with each movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    In a simple, direct manner, Gunner Palace reminds you that the thousands of faceless, nameless troops in Iraq are still there after you switch off CNN.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's all speed, movement and blood -- lots and lots of blood.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching this essentially good but misguided kid slide into a hopeless future is both transfixing and heartbreaking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Scary? Yes, in spots. Gratuitously gory? You bet. But, first and foremost, Zombieland is a comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Don’t expect Hitchcock or De Palma here — Reichardt is much too low-key and modest for such crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics — but one long, sustained shot near the end seems to suggest that people who are convinced they are doing the right thing are capable of great evil.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an uncommonly optimistic meditation on death and lament, befitting a filmmaker whose movies (Jerry Maguire, Singles, Say Anything), no matter their subject matter, always double as a celebration of life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the amazing things about Volver is that Almodóvar once again manages to make a preposterous, overloaded plot seem sublime and organic: It's his profound empathy for his characters and their very human dilemmas and flaws that allows him to fling them into all sorts of odd places without ever losing sight of them as people.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie doesn't quite achieve the transcendent effect it reaches for, saddled with an ending that fails to live up to our expectations. But the experience of watching Babel is undeniably riveting: Even if the film doesn't really lead anywhere, you still can't take your eyes off it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    As the movie breathlessly cuts back and forth from a boisterous wedding celebration to a high-stakes soccer match, even the grumpy cynics will have been won over.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A big, boisterous action-comedy - a funny, exciting and intentionally goofy summer movie that just happens to arrive in the middle of January.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Has a crackling, almost farcical pace, even though its subject matter could not be more serious or complex.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A rollicking, jumbo-sized swashbuckler, awash in sword fights, cursed treasures, plank walkings and hurtling cannonballs. This stylish, rousing movie has been directed with refreshing levity and wit.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The post-conversion 3D is more distracting than anything else, but the rest of this surprisingly fun entertainment is as sharp as the hero’s claws.

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