Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,754 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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
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Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 War of the Worlds
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1754 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Eclipse, like its two predecessors, is ham-fisted and obvious, a mass-market entertainment with a frustrating lack of imagination.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Beowulf is many things, but boring isn't one of them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Baadasssss! is best taken as an examination of filmmaking itself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Slowly loses its grip, becoming just another story about infidelity, albeit an exceptionally polished, well-acted one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Think of The Truth About Charlie as a Parisian getaway that happens to have a movie percolating in the background.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A lot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One feels like slushy set-up for the climactic all-out battle due in theaters next summer. The movie doesn't even give us the expected cliffhanger ending, although I'd be lying if I said I'm not eager to see how everything turns out.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    But if the film disappoints on an intellectual level, at least it doesn't skimp on pageantry. This is, without question, one of the most beautifully crafted, visually thrilling war pictures ever made -- a painterly spectacle that leaves you looking for Caravaggio's name in the end credits.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The picture may feel more than a little familiar, but Ayer knows how to cook up intense setpieces, and Reeves keeps getting better at the weary hero role he continually gravitates toward.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
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    What O lacks is a sense of spontaneity: Despite its contemporary dialogue and manner, the movie can't overcome a nagging aura of artifice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Often feels like a cartoon that wishes it were live action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    These two fine, talented actors share a fatal lack of chemistry together, and it's a flaw this grandly ambitious movie cannot overcome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Washes over you with an enjoyable gloss, and it might even make you cry a little, but it evaporates in memory like fairy dust.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Unless you're the sort who has a Che Guevara T-shirt tucked away somewhere in your closet, the needlessly long The Edukators wears out its welcome.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Cleaner, cuter animal antics.
    • Miami Herald
    • 88 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's impossible not to shake the feeling that we've been here before, and the movie never does convince you that a return trip was entirely necessary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Often makes for a compelling comedy-drama about family ties. It's only when the cancer takes center stage that the movie feels like a wash.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a testament to their performances -- and the spirit of this surprisingly raunchy, decidedly R-rated comedy -- that by the end credits, you've grown to like them a little bit. You just wouldn't want to live with them.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a mean little Hollywood satire squirreled away within Hollywood Ending, but you have to look hard to find it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Nice Guys never lives up to the promise of its hilarious first 10 minutes, but Crowe and Gosling are good enough to leave you hoping for a sequel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Befitting a story about marriage, adultery and murder, all the characters in Married Life are constantly lying to each other. Sometimes they even lie to the audience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns out to be far more interesting for grown-ups (the movie is probably too long, and too much, for little kids anyway).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Down in the Valley becomes increasingly harder to believe as it goes along, with people behaving in ways that strain credibility.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For those who can tough it out -- and not everyone will -- Hunger is a searing experience. Just don't expect to have much of an appetite when it's over.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If not exactly epic, the movie is certainly the biggest and most complex of Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy, which began in "El Mariachi" and continued in "Desperado."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Ferrell's shtick never grows tiresome, because it's constantly changing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Alice in Wonderland is curiously devoid of metaphors and allegories about a young woman on the cusp of adulthood, about to be engaged by arrangement to a loathsome toad of a man she can barely stomach. The lack of psychological subtext is hugely disappointing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's very little in The Chorus you haven't seen before, but the movie's depth of sentiment -- especially its profound humanism -- makes it worth experiencing again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite its flaws, Sleepy Hollow stays with you, the dark beauty of its images powerful enough to invade your dreams.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For a movie whose characters are so preoccupied with immortality, Troy is curiously forgettable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't quite avoid the pitfalls of its genre, but at least the movie has the decency to make you laugh on its way to a foregone conclusion. Also, did I mention the sex?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly diverting and, in Thurman, it also has a knockout of a performance.
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Costner does things he hasn't done in years: He's funny and playful; he laughs and cracks jokes; and he doesn't look like he's carrying the weight of the universe on his shoulders.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    14-year-old Noah Fleiss gives a performance that's every bit as astonishing as Haley Joel Osment's work in "The Sixth Sense."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Steve Jobs, which by many accounts plays loose with the facts, is at its weakest when it tries to humanize its protagonist.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    At least the special effects in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen are remarkable: You never tire of the endless variations of robots Bay and his computer-generated effects crew come up with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As absorbing as much of it is, Unbreakable winds up as a mild disappointment. But it leaves no question the hype around Shyamalan is well-deserved: This guy has a huge career ahead of him.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, elegantly shot by Rodrigo Prieto, is sleek and brisk, using split-screens and graphics to help uninformed viewers grasp the basics of the corporate shenanigans the characters pull on each other.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A perfectly adequate horror romp, but it's hard to imagine anyone remembering it five years from now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Enjoyably preposterous, old-guys-are-cool-too plot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    We Were Soldiers feels strangely irrelevant -- a well-acted, well-crafted and inconsequential visit to woefully familiar territory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Owing to a supremely engaging cast, The Client turns out to be stand-up Hollywood entertainment. Grisham's uninspired storyline can't ruin the efforts of two of the industry's best actors at the top of their form. [20 July 1994, p.E2]
    • Miami Herald
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The frustratingly uneven comedy Tropic Thunder has moments of full-on, bust-a-gut hilarity, along with long stretches where you can hear the crickets chirping in the theater.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is all surface and trades on fortune-cookie wisdom.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an eerie, inventively mounted movie: It's a shivery fun time, filled with dark corners, deserted hallways and sudden apparitions. But it never manages to genuinely rattle you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The most daring thing about Adam, the story of a young man with Asperger's syndrome, is that there isn't a scene in which someone stops to explain exactly what Asperger's IS.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Bandits isn't much more than a pleasant dawdle, one made extra-likable by Thornton and Blanchett, whose ace performances keep the film zipping along even at its most predictable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a bauble, but it's an enjoyably weird and original one, and it is anchored by Black's constantly amusing performance.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If Dreamcatcher ultimately feels like an unwieldy pastiche, at least it's never boring.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an understatement to say that The Ring is not your ordinary horror film. And never forget to rewind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Parkland is wildly uneven, although compulsively watchable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Intrigues mainly for its spare style and brittle, sweat-soaked performances.
    • Miami Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Fast Food Nation would have benefited from a longer running time -- the movie often feels like it's missing big chunks of plot -- but Linklater's cautionary message gets through.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Generic but breezily entertaining.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It makes the predictable journey surprisingly fun and enjoyable.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you don't buy the ending, however, High Tension makes for ghoulish, sick fun, and Aja, who is already at work on a remake of Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, clearly takes this horror stuff very seriously. The genre can always use a few more like him.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    In Exodus: Gods and Kings, Scott settles for sticking (mostly) to the Book, skipping the boring parts in order to dish out the razzle-dazzle. This is spectacular entertainment, practically a theme park ride, that could have used more spirituality and soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The first half of the movie, which alternates between hilariously vulgar, gross gags and some electric improvs and riffs by Rock and his cast of all-stars, has the crackle and pop of a live performance — it energizes you.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Ruins is, with one major caveat, about as good an adaptation of Scott Smith's bestselling novel as Hollywood was ever going to make.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's never a question which side the movie is rooting for during the trial, and the light tone trivializes what might have been a much more intriguing exploration of the American legal system.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Plot? There is no plot. You want plot, go read "War and Peace."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sporadically engrossing in a pulpy kind of way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is creaky and sentimental and schmaltzy. The movie lacks any of the unhinged qualities of Daniels’ previous films (The Paperboy, Precious, Shadowboxer).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Makes for a compelling comedy-drama about family ties. It's only when the cancer takes center stage that the movie feels like a wash.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's all amiably hackneyed, but it sucks you in anyway.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Does more than pay lip service to its subtexts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Seductive, ultimately frustrating.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The work of a talented filmmaker coasting on his own fumes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This cold, generally soulless movie does feel like it was made by people who are taking themselves way too seriously. Remember the delicious anticipation you felt when The Empire Strikes Back was over? You won't feel that way when The Matrix Reloaded reaches its cliffhanger finale. You'll just feel relief.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If The Tailor of Panama doesn't quite gel, the attempt is still worth savoring.
    • Miami Herald
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A surprisingly ambitious entry into a genre that felt bankrupt and over more than a decade ago.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Vol. 2 isn't exactly disappointing, and like all of Tarantino's movies, I suspect it will improve with repeated viewings. But for now, Vol. 2 leaves you pondering what could have been.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its tangle of characters and plot twists, Van Helsing isn't the slightest bit involving, and more than once (especially whenever Beckinsale is onscreen), it is unintentionally hilarious. But it's the rare kind of movie where the badness just adds to the fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    After starring in a string of heavy dramas, Andy Garcia lightens up and goes for the funny in City Island, a breezy comedy that fits the actor like a güayabera.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's also something to be said for a movie that's content with telling a simple yarn, and telling it well.
    • Miami Herald
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't exactly memorable, and as far as its prison setting goes, it has nothing on HBO's infinitely more brutal "Oz." But as late-summer time killers go, you could do worse.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    And unlike other recent dramas such as "Rendition," the film never feels like it's preaching. Instead, it just urges: Whatever you believe, do something.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Dark, nasty fun that gets better when you play it over in your head. But the plot holes seem even larger in hindsight, too. Just tamp down those expectations, then tamp them down some more.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The dialogue is sparse but well used -- it's refreshing to see a movie where people don't feel compelled to talk all the time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    No, it’s not all that sophisticated. But compared to glib junk like Zoolander 2, The Brothers Grimsby is practically high art. Unlike Ben Stiller, at least Cohen is trying.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a mean little movie, but it's also thin and repetitive, a premise in search of a story.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie earns its R-rating with some graphic (and hilarious) sex scenes and a torrent of four-letter words, but this is a much more sophisticated enterprise than a mere gross-out comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As a story, Mamma Mia! is a sham, a narrative so rickety it makes "Grease" seem like Shakespeare. It fails as a musical, too, since only about half of the songs have any bearing on the scene that preceded them.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Buoyed by strong performances from Perez and Miami-resident Milian, Washington Heights overcomes the familiarity of its premise through its passion and conviction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is minor Disney at best, forgettable at worst.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Himalaya doesn't need a traditional story line to transport the viewer into another, fascinating world.
    • Miami Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Carries a whiff of disappointment: There's little here Mamet hasn't done before, and done better.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't exactly original: This is basically "Heathers" for a new generation, its satirical edges dulled, if still sharp enough to sting.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    But even if the film is short on analysis and skepticism, Tammy makes for a fascinating subject anyway.
    • Miami Herald
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Hysteria never gets too preachy or ponderous, and there's something in the film to educate even the most learned viewer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Grim stuff, filled with great sorrow and tragedy, but it's never maudlin or weepy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    She (Blanchett) single-handedly forms the human heart of this engrossing, if ultimately preposterous, supernatural thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Although never boring and almost continually amusing, Extract doesn't work as a movie because you don't buy a minute of it, even as silly satire.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The genius of a feature film based on the 1980s TV series is that it can't help but exceed expectations that are so low to begin with.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As filler for the long, dry winter movie season, the movie is more than passable, and its sense of humor has a wicked, unforgiving spin that is decidedly pro-rodent.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Traitor is "Syriana" for dummies, a globe-hopping, multi-character look at the war between America and Islamic terrorists that keeps things as relatively simple as an episode of 24. Not that there's anything wrong with that: 24 is a really good show. But it doesn't pretend to be something it's not, either.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As far as its plot mechanics go, The Brave One belongs to the hallowed (if less-than-respectable) genre of exploitative revenge pictures.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    More than once during A Scanner Darkly, you find yourself wishing these characters would just shut up.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie doesn't make you care.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a theme tailor-made for Burton, although there are times in the movie when it feels like he's not taking enough advantage of it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The scale of Finding Dory is bigger than that of "Finding Nemo," but I started missing the smaller, more intimate excitement of the fishing tank inside the dentist’s office in Nemo.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There are moments of heartbreaking beauty in it – although Dolan is still a work in progress. He'll get better – he's immensely talented – but he's not quite there yet.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What Alexander lacks in narrative clarity, it makes up for with pomp and pageantry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a brutal, merciless, somber picture, utterly devoid of the heart-tugging sentimentality that always creeps into even his best films.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As a whole, it's a bit of a mess, the work of bratty geniuses with talent to spare, but unsure of what -- if anything -- they're trying to say.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Likable but uneven comedy by writer-directors Glenn Ficara and John Requa (Bad Santa).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the surprises of Spike Lee’s Oldboy is just how dark the film dares to get.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    But as rich a comic turf as the huge egos and even bigger neuroses of Hollywood types would seem, For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Next Three Days might have fared a lot better if the screenwriters had stuck to "The Next Two Days."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even though Lower City ultimately leads nowhere (the movie doesn't end so much as simply stop), you won't mind having taken the trip.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Grisham is an expert at hooking the audience, and he fills the edges with legal details that, realistic or not, are always fascinating. Runaway Jury is an adequate, unremarkable piece of work, but as they say in the book world, you won't be able to put it down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The fragmented style is distracting and ultimately annoying, robbing the story of its suspense and drive while contributing nothing except self-conscious style.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A passable adaptation of Kinney's novel, but no replacement for the real thing. Read the book, then see the movie.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that the entire film is in Spanish, and Ferrell plays a Mexican named Armando, are two of the tamest elements in the movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite a last-minute attempt to bring poignancy to the tale, you don't walk away from Overnight feeling sorry for Duffy as much as you are glad you never met him.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't break any new ground, but it doesn't leave you wishing you had stayed home, either. Considering the state of action movies today, that's something.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Just because the new The Day the Earth Stood Still is green, though, doesn't mean it's dull. If anything, there's a lot more mayhem and destruction this time around.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Veteran director Manuel Gomez-Pereira (Boca a Boca, Between Your Legs) falls short of the manic screwball farce he was aiming for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    To call Meek's Cutoff slow doesn't begin to describe its pace. There are stretches that are, frankly, boring. But the vivid details and intimacy you develop with these travelers sticks with you.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As much as I laughed throughout the movie, I cannot mount a cogent defense of the film as entertainment, or even performance art, although the movie does leave you marveling at these guys' superhuman capacity to withstand pain. Compared to these jackasses, Vin Diesel is a big, overpaid wuss.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    We Bought a Zoo is the most formulaic movie Cameron Crowe has ever made: It is so generic, you could review it with a flow chart.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing about this big, imaginatively detailed movie is its premise, which director Francis Lawrence, a music-video veteran, takes his time exploring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A dreamy, ravishing ode to romantic longing, and it is bound to frustrate people who like their movies to get to the point, or at the very least have one.
    • Miami Herald
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    May not be so deep or richly imagined as J.K. Rowling's universe of magic and Muggles, but the film is populated by likable characters, great special effects and a neat premise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Mission: Impossible is full of red herrings and MacGuffins, but even if you can't keep track of who's doing what to whom, it's hugely enjoyable for its sheer kinetic power. It's a soulless trinket, and it never really grabs you the way good action films do. But it moves like a demon, and it's consistently dazzling. [22 May 1996, p.1D]
    • Miami Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Suffers from dialogue that often sounds like convenient exposition as well as from a climax that feels too pat and prosaic. But the film is peppered with small, explosive scenes that have a refreshing complexity.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Leoni's presence adds a jolt of energy to a movie that, while not necessarily worth going out of your way for, turns out to be a lot more clever than it initially appears.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is unwieldy and overstuffed with subplots - and, at 2 1/2 hours, probably too much misery and sorrow for most viewers.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Bullet in the Head is a throwback to the past with its eyes trained on the present, and it proves Hill has kept up with the times.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    And although The Cooler doesn't do anything fresh with its Vegas milieu, the movie is refreshingly frank and astute when it comes to depicting sex.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A devilish little comedy whose urbane, satirical humor will probably sail right over the heads of audiences weaned on Scream.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The most charming bad movie ever spun off a hit TV show.
    • Miami Herald
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Lorna's Silence doesn't work, but it's a beautiful misfire.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is that rare breed of big-studio pictures: A remake that makes sense.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Closer in spirit and tone to the comic books that spawned it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    With this gorgeously melodramatic ode to cinema, the filmmaker comes dangerously close to losing himself inside his celluloid dreams -- and leaving the audience behind.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Linklater's Bears are even scrappier, fouler and worse-behaved than their 1976 counterparts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even at his worst - and Robert does some awful things - the actor almost makes you root for him, hoping he'll get away with it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What The Four Feathers lacks is genuine sweep or feeling or even a character worth caring about.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Easily the slightest and most frenetic entry in the trilogy. But it might also turn out to be the fan favorite, because the movie is nothing but eye candy and visual sensation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Gangs of New York is many things, but a masterpiece is not one of them. It is primarily, and somewhat surprisingly, a poky western, with a vengeful orphan.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Shakespeare purists may scoff and wonder what the point is, but Morrissette would probably shrug and say ``Why not?''
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The heist in Flawless comes at the film's midpoint, but although Radford wrings some nice suspense from the sequence, the theft isn't his primary focus here. It's what happens next.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is better when it’s poking sly fun at Cruise’s superheroic screen persona (look at the expression on his face when Ethan realizes just how big the guy he must fight is) than when it asks you to buy into its far-fetched antics.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Decidedly minor Woody.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is at its best when Spurlock dives deep into his subject, interviewing directors such as J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Like a lot of anime, the movie remains entertaining even when you have no idea what's going on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    My One and Only isn't exactly memorable, but this little, personable movie is a fine showcase for Zellweger's talents and a paean to the sort of mid-1950s America best remembered in Norman Rockwell paintings.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As funny as a lot of the film is, Dogma remains as frustratingly uneven as the rest of Smith's work.
    • Miami Herald
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns out to be something entirely different than it initially seemed, and while the conclusion brings everything to a logical close, it also renders the movie less interesting -- a stunt that didn't merit Bale's startling, and dangerous, transformation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Only devout Dylan fans will be able to derive much sense out of it. Dylan novices can only sit back and surrender to the ride Haynes offers: It's a strange, surreal trip.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even after the plot has left you behind, you still watch The Brothers Bloom with a smile, because the actors are so engaging.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What Crush lacks in substance and originality, it makes up for with sheer likability.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Everyone in Hit and Run is clearly having a good time. It's the audience that gets left out of the fun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The story falters only at the end, but it's the ride, not the destination, that you remember and savor the most.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The script by Ben Ripley doesn't come up with enough obstacles to throw in the hero's path, and his budding romance with the doomed Christina feels more like a studio mandate than an organic development.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Viewers who like their movies to adhere to some sort of reasonable logic, or to at least make sense, will not be pleased by Femme Fatale. For everyone else, it's playtime.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    300
    300 is at its best when it settles for purely visceral thrills, such as Leonidas' battle against a hulking warrior twice the size of a normal man. The movie's broad strokes are all superlative: It's the details that keep 300 from being anything more than a striking curiosity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    In the House seems to be building toward a cathartic and unexpected finale. Instead, you get a baffling fizzle — an inexcusably limp and unimaginative conclusion that doesn’t bring a single plot strand to a satisfying end.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A lightweight, formulaic piece of fluff, but you wouldn't know that by Meryl Streep's performance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sweet and moving, and occasionally irritating, but it's never embarrassing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    An hour after seeing it, you may not remember what The International was about. But you'll certainly remember that shootout. That is something to behold.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Signal is too ambitious for its own good: The movie is built on shells of ideas and concepts that haven’t been fully thought out, and once it’s over, the movie collapses the more you think about it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Suggests that Cruise the actor may have outgrown this kind of stuff.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Eventually, though, the monsters come out -- blind, snarling cave-dwellers, looking much like Gollum's bigger kin -- and The Descent becomes a simple exercise in guessing who, if anyone, will survive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Yes, Aloha is a mess. But messes can be fascinating, and there’s a lot of tenderness and beauty and heartbreak here, too.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There are several stretches when the movie is actually hilarious.
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Depending on your personal tastes, Intacto will either be an ambitious concoction of cerebral science-fiction or a towering pile of nonsense. The truth lies somewhere in between.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie shouldn’t be dismissed outright, either. It’s a creepy experiment that stays with you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The solemn, morose tone of The Pledge also guarantees a quick box office death: This is essentially a movie about bad things happening to good people, and if you have any interest in seeing this beautifully made bummer, don't wait too long.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Always a joy to look at -- and even if the story isn't half as profound as the filmmakers think it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A brisk, undemanding adventure aimed squarely at the family market, Journey is completely passable in 2-D. But viewing it through 3-D glasses not only quadruples the movie's entertainment value, it also explains why characters are constantly thrusting things at the camera.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    She's Out of My League essentially plays its central premise straight, although the film does find time to veer into gross-out humor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is slight and, at 75 minutes without end credits, barely qualifies as a feature-length film. But Tomlin is a wonder.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Considering the horrible buzz that had dogged the movie since its trailers first premiered, The Punisher turns out to be a likable underdog.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's Depp's misfire that keeps the picture from becoming a genuinely sweet pleasure: As it stands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the equivalent of NutriSweet.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The volume is pitched high, perhaps so you won't notice how lackadaisically structured the picture is. Get Him to the Greek isn't really a story but a collection of comic set pieces.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is more somber and less wondrous in tone than the first film, especially since the lion Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson), who would have been instrumental in leading the Narnians to victory, has disappeared.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A wobbly fantasy that relies on the actor's mischievous energy and rakish charisma for its laughs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A hit-and-miss affair, but it's smart and good-natured enough to guarantee Stiller an open invitation to host VH1's annual Fashion Awards.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Never seen a murder mystery you couldn't outwit? Here is your movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sweet and tart in just the right doses, but there's also something underwhelming about it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie could have used a few more scenes focusing on Child at work in the kitchen -- a few more scenes with Child doing anything, really.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Spacey, whose precise command of enunciation and diction, along with his wicked, reptilian charm, are strong enough to carry the show.
    • Miami Herald
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a frothy, almost whimsical undercurrent quietly bubbling beneath the dead-serious story, and it finally bursts to the forefront in the ridiculously happy finale, which argues without the slightest bit of shame that crime sometimes does pay - really, really well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Egregiously vulgar satire on terrorism, global politics and Hollywood action movies gets an immeasurable boost from its wonderfully designed, old-school string puppets.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Saring, often funny comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Much like the first film, Nymphomaniac Vol.2 isn’t remotely erotic or a turn-on — it’s a curiously intellectual experience that doesn’t move you below the neck, including the heart.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    For about an hour or so, 1408 has you thinking you're watching The Next Great Horror Movie: That's how good the first half of this adaptation of Stephen King's short story about a haunted hotel room is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's just exhausting. For all of the movie's sumptuous, eyepopping craft, you'll feel more than a little relief when Mathilde finally reaches the end of her quest.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Leary's presence quickly grows tiresome, and The Secret Lives of Dentists would have been a better movie without him. But Scott and Davis keep you interested in the Hursts' dilemma
    • 84 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's Leigh's rawest, most self-indulgent film to date. At times the movie seems to go on and on, noisily spinning its wheels. There's no dramatic arc to speak of, and the scenes in his girlfriend's flat are much less involving than Johnny's street experiences... Whenever the movie lets Johnny loose to wreak his own brand of hellish emotional havoc, however, Naked seethes with primal fury. [25 Feb. 1994, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Ultimately too slight for its own good: It's a genial little doodle, light on plot and heavy on quotable, pithy observations.
    • Miami Herald
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A welcome antidote to the depressing, feel-bad sadism of recent horror hits like Hostel and Saw II, Final Destination 3 puts the fun back in watching stupid people die Rube Goldberg-elaborate, ridiculously gory deaths.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    None of this is all that engaging. But the art design of the movie makes up for the slack story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Once the guns come out, and the car crashes begin, Date Night loses the funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Sin City is always moving on to the next thing, and despite surprisingly good work from its large cast (especially Rourke and Owen, who are both outstanding), the picture feels synthetic and artificial.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    This is Eastwood's "Brokeback Mountain," chased by a healthy serving of "J.F.K."- style paranoia and conspiracies (Oliver Stone is going to love this movie.) But because so much of what the film says about Hoover remains speculative and unproven, J. Edgar can't fully cross all its Ts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Scott embraces the lightness of the material instead of trying to give it unnecessary weight, and even if he's far from the ideal filmmaker to choreograph bits of slapstick, A Good Year is never less than visually ravishing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a very busy movie, designed to appeal to short attention spans, and it leaves you feeling full, but not satisfied, because it's missing the most important ingredient of all: genuine magic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The film's earnestness makes up for its high corn factor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Forget all that accuracy business and just enjoy the movie for what it is: a large-scale, passably engrossing tale of valiant knights doing valiant deeds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    An ambitious, powerful, somber picture, but it never quite moves you the way it should.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is "Twister" on the high seas, a spectacular-looking, spectacularly hollow tale about foolhardy men vs. imperious nature.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A mess, but a fascinating one.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    When it was first shown at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival just days before Sept. 11, this movie seemed darkly, grimly comic. Today, though, it often just seems grim.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Allen's most amiable, breeziest comedy in years.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Just isn't very scary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Does serve up an inspired gag every once in a while.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The liveliest and most engaging time killer to come out of Hollywood in a long while. It's junk, to be sure, but it is superbly made junk.
    • Miami Herald
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is simply too long for its own good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Too bad, then, that after two hours of such relentless tension, Prisoners starts revealing its secrets to progressively hokier effect.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Undeniably charming, and kids will certainly enjoy it.
    • Miami Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Clearly, this unabashedly silly movie, written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, is the work of people with a grasp of the stream-of-consciousness creativity that a few bong hits can impart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie tries its hardest to celebrate the impetuousness of its hero and the exhilaration of his accomplishments. Mostly, though, it just reminds you of the severity of his mistakes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What’s missing in The Force Awakens – and this is a major, critical flaw – is a fresh story template, a plot that doesn’t build toward a climax you’ve already seen, played out in practically the exact same way. That’s the kind of failing that a lot of fans will overlook while they bask in the undeniable bliss-out the movie delivers. But in hindsight, as you play the film back in your mind, the huge lack of imagination and freshness become more problematic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's blunt, to the point, aggressively manipulative and, at 86 minutes, not a minute longer than it needs to be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Not since Brian De Palma's "Carrie" has a horror movie so effectively exploited the genre as a metaphor for adolescent angst, female sexuality and the strange, sometimes corrosive bonds between girls who claim to be best friends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Like Carol, Safe is a little too internalized for its own good: When it's over, you wish you would run into Haynes in the theater lobby so you could ask him more than a few questions. [22 Sep 1995, p.6G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a glossy, somewhat condescending comedy, with all the substance of a cone of soft vanilla ice cream.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It’s the cinematic equivalent of a kid playing with his toys and smashing action figures together, except del Toro does it with more grace and imagination than most. There are long sequences in this movie that merit that most overused of terms, “awesome.”
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    What's lacking is the simplicity that made the original.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    If you can overlook the lack of logic inherent in its central conceit, In Time makes for a fun, stylish piece of speculative sci-fi.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A crowd-pleasing comedy that makes up for its formulaic, sitcom-ready premise with likable performances and an inviting sense of humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The tug of war for Caterina's political soul is left open-ended, and her relationship with her difficult father is resolved with a plot twist that feels completely out of character. Caterina deserved better.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie - which caused walkouts and an uproar at Sundance - rewards your endurance with an utterly insane 30-minute climax of violence, audacious gore and all-around bad behavior (how this picture got an R rating is baffling).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The latest Christmas-tree movie from director Wes Anderson, who makes pictures so carefully appointed and decorated, they sometimes feel like they're made to be looked at instead of watched.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is initially exhilarating, ultimately exhausting.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A mess, but an energetic, convivial mess.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Tender and sentimental, a little schmaltzy, and ultimately too slight.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even though The Business of Strangers loses its nerve in the third act -- you'll wish Stettner had dared to push things further.
    • Miami Herald
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite its astronomical body count, John Dies at the End never takes itself seriously, and neither should you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    By film's end, you realize you've sat through an effective rip-off of "Meet the Parents."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Proves there are some things cartoons can't do better than live action after all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Even when sketched in broad terms, Rogowski's downward spiral makes for compelling viewing, and to her credit, director Stickler never romanticizes her subject.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a generic, clunky title. The movie isn't quite as disposable, but it's not exactly memorable, either.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Coulter wants to explore the act of mourning as a theme, and how death sometimes reminds us that every minute of life should be savored. On that level, Remember Me certainly succeeds.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    A funny thing happened to The History Boys on the way to the screen. The players are the same, the dialogue is pretty much identical, but the vibrancy of the play -- its exhilarating immediacy -- has been muted.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's faults aside, this is the kind of show where half the fun is watching it in the company of a large group of people.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    You have to overlook a whole lot of guff in order to enjoy the slight but pleasurable entertainment of The Switch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Pfeiffer is the antithesis of the girl next door: You just have to look at her to know that she was born to be bad.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Kline salvages the picture with his dynamic, utterly unpredictable performance -- the work of a highly skilled comedian thrilled by the opportunity to go nuts once again.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Vaughn and Favreau are a dynamite pair, and there's enough give-and-take between them to satisfy any diehard "Swingers" fan.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Part 1 does something that no other previous Twilight movie had achieved: This one draws you close and keeps you there.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    RED
    Excels at bringing on the high-power pyrotechnics.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    As slight as the picture is, though, its hero is an indelible creation.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The message in Spanglish is thoughtful and astute; it's the delivery that could use some work.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Year One is not really THAT bad and not ENTIRELY without laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a perfect role for Jolie, whose seductive looks always seem to be concealing something dangerous, even predatory, and she brings out a looseness in Pitt, who fares much better in comedic roles than when playing things straight and stoic (i.e. Troy).
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    When Ephron gives Ferrell and Kidman a musical number that's supposed to be sweet and uplifting, the movie feels downright creepy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is sloppy and scattershot, and proud of it. It wears its slipshod, anything-for-a-laugh structure like a badge of honor: Smith is nothing if not self-deprecating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Six years after its release, "City of God" is still electrifying and fresh: It hasn't aged a bit. City of Men, though, already feels strangely stale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's much easier to linger on his youthful idealism than on how that idealism eventually manifested itself. It certainly makes for a much prettier picture. But when your subject is Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara, it is disingenuous.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A psychological thriller in serious need of both psychology and thrills, Cassandra's Dream is a wan, exceedingly minor drama by Woody Allen, who has started to recycle himself in London the way he had long been recycling his New York City pictures.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns resoundingly dumb in its last 40 minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Suffers from a fatal lack of purpose. This sleek, visually inventive but frustratingly flat movie is made up entirely of throwaway bits -- occasionally amusing, even ingenious bits. But still, they're just bits.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly pleasant, and occasionally endearing, but it's also strangely empty and unsatisfying, like hearing about someone else's wild dream: You can appreciate the details, but you don't really care how it turns out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Great actors can do more than carry a movie on the strength of their performances: They can also elevate it to a height it does not necessarily merit, and for much of In the Valley of Elah, Tommy Lee Jones does exactly that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Like binging on a bottomless box of truffles: Tastes good and sweet at first, but after a while, you start feeling a little green.
    • Miami Herald
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Emotes mightily but says precious little.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from the thin characterizations, The Eagle never manages to convey the importance of the heroes' quest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Bottle Shock often feels out of place on the big screen, but it would probably play a lot better as a weekly half-hour TV show.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Brothers Grimm gives you plenty to look at, but it's not much to see.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A continuous parade of slaughter.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is an exceedingly slight tale whose entire second half consists primarily of special effects and wonderful set designs.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    An artsy bore.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although the picture is nominally the story of a man with a murderous temper, it is less a thriller than a metaphor for the plight of illegal immigrants.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This laborious, talky, fleetingly engaging, ultimately silly picture is about as good a movie as anyone was ever going to wring from Dan Brown's inescapable bestseller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You can only string an audience along for so long with scary masks and sudden appearances at the window, and after a while, the suspense starts seeping out of The Strangers, because you realize that's all there's going to be to the movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Evans – always a reliably dynamic and vivacious screen presence – can't do much to bring the character to life. As far as superheroes go, Cap remains a bit of a stiff.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    While We’re Young starts off as an empathetic, funny look at middle age and winds up as profound and schematic as a Neil Simon play — or, for the younger set, an episode of "The New Girl."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Fountain is probably too muddled and half-baked to even attain cult status -- but you can still see what writer-director Darren Aronofsky was striving for, and even if his reach exceeded his grasp, his intentions were both admirable and worthy of respect.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Where the book was preciously and carefully crafted, the movie just feels precious.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    After a funny, highly promising start, Don't Come Knocking starts to fall apart, displaying all of Wenders' weaknesses, too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is pleasant overall and occasionally comes up with a big laugh. When the movie's over, though, it evaporates from memory, just like a one-night stand that didn't go nearly as well as you'd hoped.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Good Shepherd, for all its noble intentions, manages to make even espionage boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    James Franco looks more bored and distracted in Rise of the Planet of the Apes than he did when he was hosting the Oscars: Watching the movie, I kept waiting for him to pull out his iPhone, aim it at the camera and take a snapshot while mugging sheepishly. Has there ever been a film with a less engaged protagonist?
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie wants to be an exploration of family ties and the various ways in which the people we love respond in times of crisis, but the drama is unconvincing, the characters are ill-defined, and Fischer, so good on The Office, seems a bit incomplete without Jim at her side.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Fascinating in concept but a disaster in execution.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Stone isn't the straightforward thriller it appears to be, but the alternative turns out to be dull and lifeless. At least the title is apt: Like a rock, Stone has no pulse.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A pastiche so derivative and pointless, it leaves you wishing Allen had not bothered.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Starts out feeling formidable in scope and theme but ends up awfully small and precious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The last 40 minutes test your patience -- and intelligence -- in a way the rest of this big, dumb, crazy movie never does:
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is intentionally elusive, like a memory you can’t quite fully recall, but the result has all the depth and weight of a greeting card.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Suffers from an episodic script and an overly long running time plagued by too many dull, laugh-free patches.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is a superhero movie your AP English teacher can enjoy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a fine little western lurking inside Open Range: Too bad it gets drowned out by director Kevin Costner's pretentiousness. Almost everything in the movie feels inflated, overblown, drawn out.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are supposed to pass for a married couple, but they have all the chemistry of two actors who just met and shook hands moments before the cameras rolled. They don't even seem to like each other much.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Avengers has a knockout final 30 minutes, all gee-whiz crash and bang and eye candy that makes grand use of 3D and IMAX and all the other toys. But the Transformers movies did that, too.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If nothing else, the movie proves even the rich and famous make boring home videos.
    • Miami Herald
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is earnest, admirable and more than a little dull -- a pedestrian movie about a remarkable subject.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A facile treatment of a complicated subject.
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Most of Wells' details are there, and so is the basic premise, but the soul of the thing -- the point -- is missing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    John Wick reminds you this actor deserves better. Reeves makes the movie entertaining in a background-noise way, but he can’t give it any gravity, even when the filmmakers pull the cheapest trick in the book to get the audience to root for the hero and hiss at the Eurotrash villains. Someone get this man some good work, quick.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The only thing the movie lacks is a pulse.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Notorious excels at showcasing Wallace's music and his magnetism as a performer: It fares less well at giving that music a proper context.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Oh, what a hollow experience Dark of the Moon is! Bay is so afraid of boring his audience, he pitches every scene at the same high volume right from the first shot, and the effect is exhausting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A relentless descent into a psychedelic hell, a rambunctious feel-bad epic.
    • Miami Herald

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