Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,601 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Dancer in the Dark
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,601 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news about The Scorpion King is that The Rock turns out to be a charismatic, ingratiating screen presence.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The story's third-act detour into tragedy is predictable and unwelcome, providing a resolution that is too pat and familiar to be moving.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Seems to vanish from memory even as you're watching it. The movie is an exercise in minimalist storytelling.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There's no bite or sting, nor is there a single moment when the film is anything close to scary. It isn't ever engaging, either; it's a dull, sluggish bum-out.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't make much sense on a story level, and it has a cheap, slapdash look that indicates no one behind the camera was interested in anything other than another fat payday.
    • Miami Herald
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
    • Miami Herald
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hollow and pointless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What's missing, really, is a point. Like "Snow Falling on Cedars," Hicks composes every shot in Hearts in Atlantis as if it were his last.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Like the type of music it celebrates, Rock Star is just a lot of posing, adding up to very little.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Jarmusch has never seemed quite this baffling -- or quite this dull.
    • Miami Herald
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Wedding Planner dissolves into a mopey, leaden romance that piles on the contrivances before limping to its foregone -- and rote -- conclusion.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Angry, potentially offensive movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A pastiche so derivative and pointless, it leaves you wishing Allen had not bothered.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The 6th Day gets a lot of mileage out of Schwarzenegger, who once seemed incapable of playing anything other than a cartoon but is becoming more and more of a "real" person with age.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If nothing else, the movie proves even the rich and famous make boring home videos.
    • Miami Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is polished, well-acted and atmospheric, but still pure formula, and not very scary, either.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole enterprise sags and wheezes like the tired, we're-in-this-strictly-for-the-money sequel it really is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If Soderbergh set out to make a galvanizing conversation piece, he has certainly succeeded. But this cold, occasionally dull movie practically defies you to embrace it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Lack of any real substance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a clammy, depressing movie, but not a very illuminating one.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is a superhero movie your AP English teacher can enjoy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Stops dead the second the monsters fall out of view. It doesn't help that the movie's post-apocalyptic future is of the unimaginative backlot variety, or that the movie takes itself so seriously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Hector Babenco's sentimental, unconvincing adaptation of Varella's book, is a soft, simplistic look at a tough, complicated subject.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Lives or dies by your ability to buy the sight of Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman snuggling in bed and enjoying hot, torrid sex. This may seem like a superficial approach to such a lofty, serious movie, but it is an insurmountable problem.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the women in Festival in Cannes feel more like sketches than fully realized people -- the aging actress, the naive hopeful, the newly minted starlet -- leaving you nothing but the showbiz satire to chew on.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A biopic that is as messy as the life it details.
    • Miami Herald
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Disappointingly straightforward remake.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Criminal is happy to reprise Fabian Bielinsky's original note for note, and it's a listless, dutiful affair -- a cover version played out of obligation, not inspiration.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Has a made-for-TV smallness (it will probably be a big hit on cable), and it never quite vanquishes the nagging suspicion that you could be spending your time better elsewhere.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Because it's Pacino, though, Simone is never quite boring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Chow Yun-Fat is the only reason to see Anna and the King -- the only thing you'll remember from this lavish, tastefully dull movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Remains naggingly hollow, a cerebral exercise in whimsy that isn't nearly clever or funny enough to seem like more than grand self-indulgence.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The main problem with The Hulk, really, is that there isn't enough Hulk in it.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Suffers from an episodic script and an overly long running time plagued by too many dull, laugh-free patches.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up making a very good case for never going out of your way to help anybody.
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Saved!, which is often bright and likable, is that its central point -- extremism, religious or otherwise, is bad -- is too obvious for a satire.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Best of all, though, is Seann William Scott as the profoundly annoying, profoundly vulgar Stifler.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its ambition, Daredevil can't overcome the fact that at its colorful center lies a perfect blank in a bad suit.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is a lowbrow showcase for an equally lowbrow comedian, and how much of it you can endure depends entirely on how you feel about Kattan.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Irritating when it should be amusing, dumb when it should be zany, flat when it should be snappy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A facile treatment of a complicated subject.
    • Miami Herald
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its Buck Rogers-style derring-do, gorgeous vistas of an Art Deco New York and sepia-toned cinematography, Sky Captain is a static, uninvolving experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Next time Damon will have to find a worthier vehicle. As the intended start of a franchise, The Bourne Identity is a bit of a bust.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hilarious, but it isn't much of a movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a testament to the personalities of the actors, as well as the foundation laid by the original film, that we retain an emotional connection to the main players in Revolutions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the night grows long while your eyelids grow heavy.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Turns resoundingly dumb in its last 40 minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The themes of A Home at the End of the World are all of the greeting-card variety -- home is where the heart is, family is what we make it, etc. -- and while they've been presented with great warmth and sincerity, they still come off as more than a little banal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There are 10 minutes of animation in the film, and it could have used a few more: They have a spirited, inventive energy that the rest of this well-intentioned but awfully melodramatic movie lacks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Enemy at the Gates will pique your interest in the Battle of Stalingrad, but it leaves that interest sadly unsated.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, disappointingly dull, a lumbering Bore-us-saurus of a movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    So lazy and rote, it feels like a rerun the first time you watch it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    I will tell you what The Village is not: It is not scary. It is not all that interesting. It isn't even much of a movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Plays like a colorful but inert timekiller that you might tolerate while dozing off in front of the TV, but only because you are too sleepy to reach for the remote control.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A movie about grief for people who don't want to be upset too badly. It's a half-a-hankie tearjerker, a meek, polite weepie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A relentless descent into a psychedelic hell, a rambunctious feel-bad epic.
    • Miami Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It is almost completely devoid of any trace of humor. It radiates a luxurious, all-encompassing mopeyness.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The third -- and thinnest and weakest and least funny -- installment in Ice Cube's popular Friday series.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Dodgeball, Vaughn is stuck playing the straight man to a collection of stooges, and he looks utterly bored doing it.
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Everyone up on the screen appears to be having so much fun, you wish the movie found a way to let you into the party.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    With all the obvious work that went into this beautifully detailed, giant-scale movie, and considering the historical importance of the subject matter, was it too much to ask for a trace of intelligence, or maturity, or even insight?
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Isn't so much bad as it is puny: a sporadically amusing, occasionally funny, but ultimately bland and pointless time killer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A lazy, self-satisfied piece of work -- a comedy made by people who think so highly of themselves, they assume they'll get a laugh just by showing up in front of the camera.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most pessimistic movies about love Hollywood has ever made, a star-studded, glossy anti-date movie.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As far as production values go, this Peter Pan is a work of art. So why, then, does the movie feel so crushingly dull?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie still feels strangely inert; it's an adventure in which nothing ever really seems to happen.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Too much of this lame comedy feels like it was written to satisfy a contract, with gags (like the business with the perpetually horny dog or the toddler who knows sign language) that are way beneath the talents of this cast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it deals with some monumental themes, Mademoiselle Chambon also feels wispy and inconsequential.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The hands-down funniest elements in Dinner for Schmucks turn out to be the mice dioramas, which become increasingly clever - even touching - as the film unfolds, then laugh-out-loud hilarious over the end credits. But you know you're in trouble when the best thing in your movie is a bunch of dead rodents.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Micmacs is a wan fizzle of a fantasy, a spirited, imaginative spectacle that never quite takes flight.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Freddy simply isn't as scary as he used to be, even though Jackie Earle Haley, taking over from Robert Englund in the role, plays Krueger essentially straight, keeping the one-liners to a minimum.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's whenever the music stops that the movie runs into trouble.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Full Grown Men marks the feature debut of director David Munro, who was born and raised in Miami and shoots Florida like a native.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A shrill and gaudy comedy about the quest for celebrity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The main problem with Iron Man 2 lies in the script.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Mother and Child is good when it takes a harsh, unsparing look at lament and the burdens we carry throughout our lives. Then it goes for your tear ducts, and we're suddenly stranded in Lifetime TV territory.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The more hellish the story gets, the sillier and less involving the movie becomes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The story's historical setting is fascinating, but the movie is populated by thin, uninvolving characters.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You Again is at its funniest in the early scenes, when everyone is pretending all is well beneath forced smiles and plotting eyes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Charlie St. Cloud is primarily a vehicle to prove the actor can do more than dance and sing. It's more of a demo reel for Efron than a movie. His predominant fan base, though, won't mind a bit.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As the character grows soft and sentimental, so does La Soga, and the film's edge is terminally dulled by an avalanche of cliches and schmaltz.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is bouncy and zesty, its energy unflagging, and some of the big numbers are heavily tinged with Bollywood. Conceptually, it should have been a trip.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors are fine: It's their long, arduous trek that lets the movie down.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Curiously, TRON: Legacy makes the same mistake the original did: All the best stuff comes in the first act. The rest of the movie is as exciting as an overnight round of computer coding.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You never really get the sense Zhang is taking the movie seriously, so you can't either. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop proves that American filmmakers aren't the only ones who can bungle remakes of foreign movies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Someone apparently forgot to tell Harrison Ford he was starring in a comedy when he was cast in Morning Glory.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unstoppable is the slowest, talkiest movie you'll ever see about a runaway freight train loaded with toxic chemicals.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A big part of the problem comes in the casting. Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes - the kind of odd pairing of actors that comes only after your first and second choices have passed - are unconvincing and curiously unsympathetic as the architect Alex and his girlfriend.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Casino Jack fails at its most critical mission: Laying out in clear detail exactly how and when Abramoff broke the law.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Starts out feeling formidable in scope and theme but ends up awfully small and precious.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You watch it in stunned disbelief, wondering how a movie that started so strongly devolved into something so absurd.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Country Strong, the Oscar-winning Paltrow gets upstaged and outacted by the kid from "Tron" and the snotty brat from "Gossip Girl." Who'd have thought?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Its stop-and-start feel keeps you from ever getting fully absorbed in the story.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If anyone other than Gus Van Sant had directed Restless, the film could have well been impossible to sit through.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Mechanic remains singularly uninvolving - a rote exercise in a genre with characters so familiar they barely register.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Steven Soderbergh has been telling interviewers that he's planning to take a sabbatical from filmmaking because he has lost his inspiration. His lack of interest is palpable in Haywire, a rote exercise in action filmmaking that is sleek and polished and instantly evaporates from memory.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A severe bout of sequelitis afflicts this eagerly awaited but only sporadically amusing follow-up.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from the thin characterizations, The Eagle never manages to convey the importance of the heroes' quest.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    I respected The Beaver for having the conviction to treat mental illness seriously and without compromise. But did it have to be so maudlin, too?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors are talented enough to carry the movie, but they fade into the background once things grow dire, and the special effects take over. There's no sense of wonder or awe.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Hunger Games takes no risks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its peripatetic energy, Limitless still winds up with the same-old blazing guns and wanton destruction of property. No matter how smart you may be, Hollywood will figure out a way to dumb you down.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There's an irrelevance to the movie that the filmmakers, hard as they try, can't quite shake - something awfully square about the picture: It would have played a lot better a decade ago.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A continuous parade of slaughter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy.
    • 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?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For a good hour or so, The Raven is gruesome, ludicrous fun. Then it's just ludicrous.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A surprisingly sappy misfire from brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, a hug-it-out, touchy-feely movie that succumbs to the maudlin sentimentality they had avoided in all their previous pictures (The Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The main problem with Submarine is that Oliver is not a likable protagonist.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing about this mildly diverting but instantly forgettable comedy is that it seems to have awakened something in Murphy that had laid dormant for much of the past two decades.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By the time Ceremony reaches its admittedly clever finale, you're too wrung out from Angarano's tiresome antics and Winkler's unconvincing dialogue to care who ends up marrying whom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It looks fantastic, but it's also hard to sit through, because by that point The Bourne Legacy has repeatedly proven there are no surprises to be had here, no more fresh stories to be mined from this well. The stunts look exhausting, though. No wonder Damon bailed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Monsters University feels half-hearted and lazy, like they weren’t even trying. At least show a little effort, guys.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole of Prometheus - which was written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and rips off everything from "2001: A Space Odyssey" to "Event Horizon" - feels derivative and passé: The film is a shiny, high-tech relic.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Ted
    Ted is more of an idea than a movie, a string of jokes and homages starring a cartoon and some game actors whose performances are destined to be enjoyed in chunks, rarely from start to finish, during momentary breaks of channel surfing on late-night TV.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from its period New Zealand setting, there is little to distinguish Bride Flight from something you might watch briefly on Lifetime, then change the channel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie tends to lapse into soapy melodrama and heavy-handed preaching whenever possible, and the feel-good ending that appears out of nowhere essentially negates a lot of what has preceded it, adding one more moral to a movie already weighed down by life lessons.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is just a procession of increasingly grim and ugly scenarios and discoveries, capped off by a wildly frustrating ending.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors, many of them now in their mid-30s, look understandably fuller in the face and thicker around the waist. The jokes, too, are starting to show their age: They wobble.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Depp and Burton are two gifted, like-minded artists whose affinity for oddball characters and humor makes them natural creative partners. But they also enable each other's laziest, most indulgent habits: Too often, they seem to be making movies to entertain themselves instead of the audience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In his first starring role post-Harry Potter, Radcliffe must carry the movie with little dialogue and practically nothing to play other than fear, constantly reacting to creepy toys that suddenly spring to life and reflections in windows that shriek unexpectedly at him.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Jackson has become too distracted by his digital toys to give his characters the same weight and importance he used in the Rings trilogy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s a rollicking Wild West adventure buried deep inside The Lone Ranger, a bloated, mega-budget revival of the story of the iconic gunslinger and his Native American sidekick Tonto.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Killer Elite is too formulaic to overcome a been-there, done-that feel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What went wrong with Man of Steel? The early teasers promised Terrence Malick. The finished film is more Michael Bay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For its first hour or so, Oblivion is a visually mesmerizing, intriguing picture that doesn’t feel like the same-old: It engages your eyes and piques your curiosity. Then, gradually, the novelty wears off, the clichés start to pile up and we’re back to Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia 101.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s a fleet and funny comic-book movie nestled inside Thor: The Dark World. You catch glimpses of it here and there.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The entire point of Carnage is to poke fun at the fragile civility of the upper-middle class - they're all animals inside! - but how much more fun would this material have been if the story hadn't been about polite white people?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although there are some initial feints at using zombies as a metaphor for third-world issues and cultural differences, the picture forgets all that stuff by the final reel. World War Z opens with an undeniable bang. But if this is the way the world ends, we’re going out with a whimper.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Chasing Madoff is as much a journalistic exposé of Madoff as it is a love letter to Markopolos, shot in the style of "Natural Born Killers" by a director terrified of boring his audience. In Proserman, the documentary genre finds its own Michael Bay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Still, this is one French comedy that could have used a little more hand wringing and a little less whimsy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s nothing more to this movie than the set-up. Even though Cypher is slowly bleeding to death, and Kitai is running out of oxygen capsules that allow him to breathe in the toxic air, there’s no sense of urgency, either. At least Shyamalan, sensing the thinness of the material, doesn’t stretch things out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is oddly impersonal - you remember the concept more than the story - and feels like something that was made simply for the opportunity to pair Streep and Jones for the first time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    To Rome with Love is so inviting, and most of its gaggle of characters so diverse and likable, it's doubly disappointing that Allen, who wrote and directed the movie, can't think of what to do with them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Evil Dead is just a well-made gross-out, and it's kind of a bummer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As Seeking a Friend for the End of the World crawls toward its sentimental finale, you're rooting for that asteroid to get here, quick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    I haven't watched "Fargo" in a few years, but I still remember almost every scene. I saw Thin Ice two nights ago and cannot in all honesty tell you how it ends.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Eventually, though, Seeking Justice devolves into the usual business of chases and elaborate double-crosses that leave behind all vestiges of realism for the sake of popcorn thrills.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    [A] visually stunning, technically impressive and crushingly dumb and overlong picture.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Reacher is so good at everything he does, and Cruise plays him in such a robotic manner, that the movie becomes a bit of a bore: The hero is practically omnipotent.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For a good hour, Seven Psychopaths is lively, bloody fun. Then the yawning starts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The best stuff comes early in Ruby Sparks, which was written by Kazan (granddaughter of Elia) and directed by the husband and wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What The Long Day Closes lacks is a narrative thread, however slim, to match the perfectly realized setting and wonderful visuals Davies has crafted. The whole thing feels like a chapter of a much larger work, one that, if finished, would doubtless prove more intriguing than what we get here. [7 Aug 1993, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Master has become a contest between two gifted actors trying to shout each other down. The commitment to their roles is impressive, but it's tethered to a weightless, airless movie, a film so enamored of itself, the audience gets shut out.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Start with a heaping helping of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Throw in some "Percy Jackson," a dash of "Twilight," a spoonful of "The Vampire Diaries" and a sprinkling of "Harry Potter," and you end up with The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This Carrie becomes less involving as it goes along, ceding its emotional power to special effects and unconvincing gore, and culminating with a closing shot so lame and uninspired, it’s as if the filmmakers just gave up and called it a day.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching an army of apes riding horses heading into battle is undeniably cool, but that’s the only thing the movie gives you: Neat eye candy. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is written at a level so low, even 8- year-olds will find it lacking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You end up feeling sorry for all the actors forced to humiliate themselves, except for McConaughey, whose portrayal of sadistic, manipulative evil is mesmerizing, in part because it was so unexpected. He continues to surprise. Friedkin, sadly, continues to coast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    All is Lost is more fun to think about than it is to actually watch: It’s a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What seemed edgy and brash in Kick-Ass is now routine and old-hat. The first movie was a brash satire on formulaic comic-book movies — exactly the sort of picture the sequel turns out to be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The phrase “casting is everything” has never felt truer than it does with 2 Guns, an unremarkable, standard-issue shoot-em-up that rests entirely on the charisma of its two stars.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    While the scope of the movie is bigger, its impact is smaller. "Blue Valentine" was a precise, heartrending portrait of a marriage coming apart at the seams. The theme of his new movie is a lot harder to discern.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Edge of Tomorrow isn’t good, but it’s also forgivable. Just please stop the "Top Gun 2" rumors, Tom. Please.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Saving Mr. Banks is two movies crammed into one cumbersome, overlong drama.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In The Monuments Men, director George Clooney takes a wild, stranger-than-fiction true story and turns it into a dull, prestigious slog.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Jobs works much better as a history of Apple than it does as a portrait of the genius who dreamed it up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    From a purely cinematic standpoint, The Underneath is Soderbergh's most daring work yet, full of elliptical flashbacks and fast-forwards; ominous camera angles and cinematic tricks. But Soderbergh's movies (sex, lies and videotape, Kafka, King of the Hill) have always been cunningly smart, and The Underneath is not. [28 April 1995, p.5G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back is sweet, heartfelt and utterly trite and predictable from beginning to end.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is so grand in scale that you can’t help surrender to the spectacle, even if the stuff that’s going on with the people in the film is often close to risible.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What Passion ultimately lacks most, ironically, is passion, the artistic fervor that distinguished all his best pictures. This one feels like a throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Lovelace is a timid gloss over on a hardcore subject — a movie that takes a wild true story and shoehorns it into a formulaic mold.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Altman seems lost here. We expect Ready to Wear to go behind the glamour of the fashion industry, uncover the pimples and scars on those flawless faces and bodies, wrinkle a few overpriced cat suits. But the movie is as superficial as its subject. [24 Dec 1994, p.G1]
    • Miami Herald
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an obviously personal work, and that's both its primary strength and weakness: The movie has a distinct, carefully detailed sense of place and time, but it's also not as involving as Altman seems to think it is. It's thick on atmosphere, but short on plot. [16 Aug 1996, p.6G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is quick and breezy for its first half-hour, then seems to grind down to a deadened pace: The actors' routines lose their freshness, and the nonexistent story line becomes apparent. The jokes get worse, too. Fortunately, at 80 minutes, the film is too brief to drag. [21 April 1992, p.E7]
    • Miami Herald
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad Milo! directly envokes a number of earlier pictures Vaughan clearly adores, including "Basket Case," "It’s Alive" and even the workplace satire "Office Space." But the movie fails to ground its promising (if preposterous) scenario in any kind of recognizable reality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Palo Alto is a pale imitation of the early novels of Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote about young ennui and misdirection from the inside out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can’t overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Sunlight Jr. is what is often described as a slice-of-life drama, but this one is more of a tiny sliver, and it doesn’t leave you with much to chew on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You expect something far different and better than the same-old.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Stories about scientists doubting what they know to be true — "Contact," for example — can be provocative and engaging, on an intellectual and emotional level. But I Origins challenges too little and ties up things too neatly for it to register as anything more than well-made, well-intentioned hogwash.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the problems with director Mike Flanagan’s occasionally involving but ultimately dull thriller is that the whole movie hinges on a reflective piece of glass.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    After an exciting high-speed car chase reminiscent of the Mad Max pictures, The Rover settles into a two-character drama between Eric and Rey, but Pearce is so one-note that their relationship is never engaging.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Yes, it creaks. It creaks mightily. But The Net cheerfully plugs along, asking you to swallow one whopper after the next without burping. [28 July 1995, p.6G]
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is almost suffocating: a movie that has been tinkered and fussed with until there is no spontaneity left -- no warmth or life or messiness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    More toy commercial than movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A forced and wholly unnecessary sequel.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A fairly tedious, stupid picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Singleton's sloppiest, laziest movie to date, springing to life in fits and starts, risibly mawkish and occasionally gripping, and often feeling like it was made up on the set.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There's nothing here that hasn't been done before, and better, in any given "Halloween" or "Friday the 13th" sequel.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Art School Confidential, the first disappointment from director Terry Zwigoff, is all glum, dour cynicism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Neither as good nor as bad as you'd hoped it would be: It's just a mediocre exploitation picture with an inspired premise (succinctly spelled out by its title), loads of gratuitous gore, a dash of equally gratuitous nudity and enough inanities to make you wonder if Ed Wood rose from the grave to serve as a creative consultant on the project.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are three or four big laughs scattered throughout The Pink Panther 2, along with a smattering of decent chuckles. But all those moments combined account for maybe five minutes of screen time, which leaves you with another hour and a half of movie to sit through.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing feels at least three summers too stale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Misses out on just about everything that made the original work, most notably Falk and Arkin, whose odd-couple pairing was the foundation on which the entire movie rested.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The unrelentingly dull Where the Money Is tests his (Newman's) legendary charisma in a way no actor could overcome.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and clichés so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911, too.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A $100 million production of a 10-cent script, is so clunkily written, so bereft of any engaging ideas or emotions, you'd think De Palma would have sneered at it on first reading and passed
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This new, presumably improved Chainsaw is just as humorless as the original, but it's also slicker, glossier and resoundingly artificial.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Even though Taking Lives is not very good, it does contain a) a cool car chase and b) a sex scene in which Jolie goes topless. For some, this will be enough entertainment.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is all moist grime and seedy atmosphere, and it's certainly something to look at: It's beautifully lurid. But it's an empty, unengaging movie, and by the end, it has become ridiculous, too.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a gleefully repulsive movie. Spun is bound to be described as bold and cutting-edge by those who confuse shock value with achievement. Most people, however, will just long for a shower after it's over.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An overly convoluted, tiresome mystery that exists primarily to antagonize the audience, Basic consists almost entirely of dense exposition, then concludes by laughing at anyone who tried to pay attention.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the actors' admirable efforts, everyone in The Door in the Floor is too affected, too fancifully written, to come off as anything other than conceits.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    In the end, they are only moments, and even at a merciful 86 minutes, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights feels formidably long.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The fact that Swept Away got made at all implies there simply is no dissuading Madonna from her movie-star aspirations. Her tenacity is admirable, but it's also block-headed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Certainly a grand-looking picture. For a film that's filled with CGI effects, there wasn't a single shot that looked artificial, and the production design is tremendous. But it's a hollow, boring spectacle.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    For the story of a man who made his mark on pop culture by being a likable buffoon, the irritatingly arch Confessions of a Dangerous Mind takes itself way too seriously.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Jason Statham gives the best performance. Dolph Lundgren gets the best character arc. Terry Crews gets the best gun. Jet Li gets the best kill (you'll know it when you see it).Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the best cameo. And Sylvester Stallone? He gets the blame.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The latest collaboration between Cohen and director Larry Charles proves the formula they created with "Borat" and then started to milk dry with "Brüno" has finally run out of juice. Time to move on, guys.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There is absolutely nothing in this prequel/remake that improves on the first film or negates it in any way. If you've never seen The Thing - and you really should - stick with the genuine 1982 article and skip this elaborate act of mimicry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    In Snow White and the Huntsman, this talented but woefully miscast actress (Stewart) is expected to rally an entire army of soldiers, even though she usually looks like she forgot the combination to her locker.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Homefront is done in by uninspired action scenes in which Statham’s athletic prowess is rendered unwatchable by hyper-editing, a shameful reliance on child-in-peril cliches to move the story forward, and so many loose ends that you wonder if 20 minutes were accidentally cut out from the movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Johnston fails to make a story set in 1891 England relevant to contemporary audiences.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A thriller boasting Mel Gibson's first starring role in eight years, elicits a gigantic wow -- as in ``Wow, does this movie suck!''
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There is also a last-minute "Sixth Sense" twist, although it definitely won't make you sit through the movie again to see if the filmmakers cheated.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Everything about this excruciatingly dull, talky film screams made-for-network-TV: The I'm-only-here-for-a-paycheck performances by famous actors; the Crate and Barrel catalog mise-en-scene; the syrupy, heartwarming score that lays the pathos on so thickly you gag on it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You don't go into a movie called Ninja Assassin expecting a hell of a lot, but this shockingly disjointed and relentlessly dull picture can't even deliver the martial-arts kick its title so plainly promises.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It is absolutely, inexcusably terrible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Cox's morose performance could not be less interesting, Harrison's visual stylings all feel borrowed from David Fincher movies and nine inch nails music videos, and the film's elliptical mysteries, which twist onto themselves a la Mulholland Drive, aren't interesting enough to ponder.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This movie demands that the viewer -- and even its own characters -- turn into thumb-sucking 3-year-olds with no need for plausibility or logic, as long as there are lots of flashing lights and whooshing noises emanating from the screen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Two for the Money, which was written by Dan Gilroy (Freejack, Chasers), is so badly constructed and illogical that its inanities manage to drown the actor (Pacino) out.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never before has Egoyan made a picture this egregiously, relentlessly bad.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    War is hell, and so are bad movies about war.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the movie's bouncy ebullience (courtesy of a terrific period soundtrack) and dashes of fantasy, the film quickly becomes an endurance test.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It is a grand-looking, grandly empty pageant.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If Annapolis is not the worst movie to date of this still-young year, it is certainly the most hackneyed, as well as the most depressing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    After a while, hearing Martin say ''Zee area eez zecure!'' doesn't cut it any longer, and that's pretty much all The Pink Panther has to offer.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Few expected Basic Instinct 2 to be very good, but no one expected it to be this boring.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Like its predecessors, Tokyo Drift suffers from a terminal lack of levity.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A handsome, sincere, well-meaning bore.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If watching people having their faces cut off, getting their legs amputated and having their throats tenderly slit is your idea of a horrific good time, you'll certainly get your money's worth here.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    For the first time in the film series, Harris wrote the screenplay himself, which means the movie is practically identical to the book. In other words, they both stink.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Georgia Rule is so artificial, it feels like more of a flow chart than a slice of life.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sarandon blends into the background, having practically nothing to do except stand around and wring her hands as the two men in her life battle it out in a passive-aggressive war. It's enough to make her want to run off with Thelma.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Revolver is that it is Ritchie's first attempt at a ''serious'' look at the underworld, but the result is so pretentious and muddled it's almost a little embarrassing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Most certainly a personal work -- so personal, in fact, that I can't imagine anyone but Coppola being able to sit through it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best stuff in Jumper comes early, while the movie is still busy explaining its scenario. It's only when all the pieces are in place and the story actually kicks in that things start to fall apart, and quickly.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is easily one of the silliest, most preposterous thrillers ever made, and the only reason it didn't go straight to video has to be that it stars Pacino.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Such a dull, clunky, joyless mess, it's hard to believe the people who made it understand much about movies.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Tomb is the kind of movie you sit through dreading the expository scenes, because the acting is so bad and the dialogue so pointedly written to make sure the little ones in the audience can keep up with the plot.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing is so listless and mechanical, watching it is a curiously dispiriting experience. You start hoping someone whips out a bear suit.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even a film as shabby and humdrum as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, which never musters up the wit and beauty of a single frame of "Lady and the Tramp," is not without its pleasures.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Four Christmases is sour to the point of curdling, a satirical look at the holidays a la "Bad Santa" that does exactly what that film avoided: come off as both off-puttingly misanthropic and gloppily sentimental.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a single scene in this story about a traveler from another planet (Jim Caviezel) who crash-lands on Earth during the Iron Age that doesn't remind you of another, better movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A curiously inert and talky action picture about good-looking mutants on the run from bad (but equally good-looking) ones, Push wastes a decent idea and stylish direction on a script that's much more Ingmar Bergman than Stan Lee.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even Ben Stiller looks bored out of his mind in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and he got paid several million dollars to star in it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The more Shrink tries to get you invested in the emotional turmoil of its characters, the more you want to reach into the screen and shake them and tell them to get over themselves.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    How can a movie as overstuffed with funny people as The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard be so listless and leaden?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The new Fame is practically identical to Alan Parker's 1980 original -- I mean, it's the same damn movie -- except for all the parts with heart and humor and poignancy and soul and fun.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best thing you can say about Just a Kiss is that it isn't every romantic comedy that throws in suicide, bondage and a plane crash in between all the bed hopping.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Silly, overplotted conspiracy thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Who writes this stuff, anyway? Does this not sound like utter gibberish? Surely, this film did not actually get made, did it? Yes, it did. I have seen it. But you, oh, fortunate one, don't have to. Consider yourself lucky.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Witless, unoriginal mishmash of gangsta-drama clichés.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A fluffy, feel-bad drama, with some serious things to say about the viability of homosexual men as fathers and role models.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So needlessly convoluted, so crammed with subplots within subplots, it simply forgets about its gangland "Romeo & Juliet" premise.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The most intriguing thing about Lost Souls is how it managed to attract so much talent.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Jerry Bruckheimer production, which gives the movie a disquieting sense of stupidity.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gives romance a bad name.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's up to O'Donnell to carry the show, and he's simply not up to the task.
    • Miami Herald
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    At the very least, Corman would have remembered to make the movie fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Another joyless, brain-numbing adventure through lackluster Indiana Jones territory.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If you're going to direct a piece of crass, nonsensical junk, at least have the decency to release it straight to video, where it belongs.
    • Miami Herald
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is pure product, and proud of it: There isn't a single surprising moment in all of its 88 minutes, because Domestic Disturbance is designed to stick to tried-and-true formulas, instead of shaking them up a little.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A spectacularly mediocre movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It takes a concerted effort to make a movie as relentlessly stupid and grating as 15 Minutes.
    • Miami Herald
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Lands with a thud right from its painfully unfunny prologue and maintains its plodding, exasperating course straight through to its car-chase-and-shootout finale.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up suffocating you with its aura of bogus, store-bought nostalgia.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's attempts at zaniness are flat, almost embarrassing.
    • Miami Herald
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A horror/sci-fi/action mishmash that aims to be the kind of brainless timekiller once used to round out the bottom of a double bill at the drive-in.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    But there's nothing in this amateurish movie that the opening credits of last year's "Go" didn't do better.
    • Miami Herald
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The dumbest, most risible retelling ever made of the exploits of legendary bank robber Jesse James.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most anticlimactic finales I've ever seen in a movie
    • Miami Herald
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The characters in Secretary never feel the least bit human. Their quirks, sexual and otherwise, are all on the surface. Inside, where it counts, nobody's home.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The vilest film of the season.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Gas -- the hot air variety -- is exactly what Driven is made of.
    • Miami Herald
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A grand, eye-popping film, a beautifully photographed epic with the depth of a Bugs Bunny Cartoon.
    • Miami Herald
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The kind of schlocky, disposable time-killer that once might have starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, The Impostor is a relentlessly dull chase flick with an inexplicably high-toned cast.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never achieves takeoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Drowns in its own noxious fumes. Who knew being bad could be so dull?
    • Miami Herald
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances are shaky, rendering Latter Days as a movie that you've seen before, and done better, too.