Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,649 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

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Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 White God
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,649 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You watch it in stunned disbelief, wondering how a movie that started so strongly devolved into something so absurd.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, disappointingly dull, a lumbering Bore-us-saurus of a movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The result, as is always the case with short story collections, is a mixed bag, although unlike "Paris Je T'Aime," the duds outnumber the winners this time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A momentary diversion.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Much of The Men Who Stare at Goats is indeed amusing, although mostly in a mild, setting-the-stage kind of way, and your smiles eventually turn to yawns.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not that Sahara is offensively bad: It's just that the picture, loud and busy as it is, never really finds its own identity.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Technically a prequel to "Da Vinci" but could also pass for a two-hour episode of "24," rarely stands still long enough for anyone to deliver a monologue.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Doesn't conclude so much as just stop, because Brooks, having come up with a great hook for a movie, didn't bother to come up with a satisfying story to go along with it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A shapeless, chaotic, overly frantic comedy that manages to make almost no sense, even if you're paying close attention.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Comes packed with so many plot twists and reversals, there's barely any room left over for a story: The movie is all clever gotchas and hoodwinks, without any substance to go along with them.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Cannot sustain the level of comic insanity the filmmakers hoped for -- no movie could -- although it's bound to play much better on late-night cable TV, especially when accompanied by a few beers and the occasional bong hit.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Murder by Numbers, though, even Schroeder can't keep his own boredom from showing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Illusionist is dogged by an inert, stale aura that overcomes everything and everyone in the movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Fury aims for history, and the contrived resolution shows a timidity by Ayer that is uncharacteristic of his previous work. Still, the action sequences, which use actual vintage tanks and little CGI, are pretty extraordinary and, at times, incredibly gruesome. War is hell. That’s entertainment, folks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its splendor, The New World is really a love affair between Malick and his camera.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Men, Women & Children — and it’s a big one — is that the movie isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Ultimately done in not just by its familiarity -- anyone who can't figure out where the story is heading hasn't watched enough Scorsese -- but also by the convenient coincidences and contrivances Gray relies on in order to pump the story into something greater than it needs to be.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film emits a subtle yet distinct John Hughes vibe.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It feels like three movies stitched together.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    With a script co-written by Penn himself and based on a well-regarded novel by the late French crime writer Jean-Patrick Manchette, this one has to have some meat to go along with the gunplay, right? Sadly, no.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    At its best when it simply lets Hoffman and De Niro play off each other .
    • Miami Herald
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's the damndest thing, watching this light but genial movie self-destruct. It's as if writer-director Barry Levinson set out to sabotage his own film by gradually turning what should have been a minor subplot into the story's main subject.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, which has more than 10 credited producers, feels like one of those slick, for-the-money projects Hollywood studios cook up via graph charts and marketing surveys.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with I Love You, Beth Cooper is that aside from Denis' speech at the start, everything else seems familiar.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It''s loud and flashy and fun to look at, but you''ll grow tired of it very quickly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Saving Mr. Banks is two movies crammed into one cumbersome, overlong drama.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It might have all seemed hip and edgy 10 years ago, but today, it just feels tired.
    • Miami Herald
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    I'm not suggesting Costner and Kutcher should run out and remake "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" just yet, but in The Guardian, the two actors turn out to complement each other well enough to make a lot of this supremely derivative and formulaic picture go down better than it should.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's exploration of prejudice within the military is certainly on target, but it's presented with all the finesse of a classroom civics lesson.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The story's historical setting is fascinating, but the movie is populated by thin, uninvolving characters.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Awfully amiable and dull. Instead of honoring musical gods, the film seems to think Pat Boone was headlining.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Beautifully shot by the great Vilmos Zsigmond, the movie is watchable, sporadically amusing and ultimately frustrating, because Allen is capable of so much more, but doesn't appear interested -- or willing -- to push himself any longer.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    So lazy and rote, it feels like a rerun the first time you watch it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A blatant sell-out, a wink-nudge pander to Hollywood, disguised as satire.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As written, Seven Pounds would have always been a melancholy experience, but a lighter touch would have helped to keep you from noticing the implausibility of its plot.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In an effort to turn Brashear's life into a larger-than-life sermon, Men of Honor almost manages to make it all feel like an overbearing crock.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By the time the end credits roll, you're still not sure what kind of movie The Hunting Party is supposed to be, other than just queasy.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You know something's amiss when you're in the middle of a picture that runs under three hours and you're tempted to whip out your cellphone and send friends a text message that reads "Send food."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A slow, inexorable slog to the titular event -- a public execution so inconceivably violent and brutal the movie practically dares you not to look away.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Here is a film in which nothing is at stake: Cars crash into each other head-on at high speeds, vehicles sail off cliffs and tumble down rocky mountainsides, people jump out of buildings and fall six stories to the ground, then characters just dust themselves off and continue as if nothing had happened. Even Wile E. Coyote wasn't this resilient.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Comes off as an episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" where, instead of spoiled rich kids, the characters are all ballet stars in the making.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Repetitious, uneventful and, in the end, dull.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In the sequel, Weitz lays on a pop song and slow-motion during a critical scene involving the sudden reappearance of a fearsome villain, giving everything an MTV-slick, teen-friendly gloss and reminding you this is just a movie -- a somewhat silly and hollow one.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Winds up making a very good case for never going out of your way to help anybody.
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Fever Pitch is surprisingly devoid of jokes, or romance, or any of the other basic elements you'd expect to find in a romantic comedy. The only thing the Farrellys get right is the obsession.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from a disturbingly graphic depiction of a drowning, there is also death by fire, electrocution and giant falling objects.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film lacks the menace and danger of Sendak's book, along with the beautiful simplicity and delicated, understated portrait of a lonely, misunderstood boy.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Mechanic remains singularly uninvolving - a rote exercise in a genre with characters so familiar they barely register.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can’t overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In his quest to capture truth and honesty, (Korine) has made a movie that is practically impossible to like.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By turning Brooklyn's Finest into a morality tale, Fuqua lets the movie slip right through his undeniably talented fingers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There is no faulting the big set pieces, which are shot and edited skillfully. But without involving characters to go along with them, those sequences make for awfully empty movie calories.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's bottom-feeder entertainment wrapped up in high-minded airs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Angry, potentially offensive movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although there's no denying the threadbare nature of the script, watching Murphy riff can be a formidable entertainment on its own.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    After a promising start, this ambitious but ultimately clunky and unwieldy movie dissolves into a pile of ideas in dire need of dramatization.
    • 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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A high-tech freak show, a gallery of grotesqueries that are fascinating and repellent.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite the great care and research that went into the movie, Frost/Nixon pales in comparison to Oliver Stone's "Nixon" when it comes to humanizing the infamous leader.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The first Hollywood horror flick I've seen that seems like it was made specifically for 12-year-olds.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, The Island grows dumber as it goes along, gradually disintegrating into a generic good-versus-evil spectacular that not only defies all known laws of gravity and physics, but also suffers from the lack of morality that plagues Bay's films.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Corny? You bet. But it also proves surprisingly inviting -- for a while, anyway.
    • Miami Herald
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This is certainly not a movie worth going out of your way for, but don't be surprised if you happen to come across it on cable one rainy Sunday afternoon and find yourself watching it to the end. Even Lopez pulls off a few good moments.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's only near the end, when Romanek sets out to release the tremendous tension he's built up, that One Hour Photo loses its bearings.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What saves Fly Me to the Moon from being a total wash is the actual mission itself.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The real love affair in For Love of the Game is between Costner and himself.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You expect something far different and better than the same-old.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Because it's Pacino, though, Simone is never quite boring.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's like watching "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" as remade by "Nightline."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie's hokey mysticism and heaving melancholy is closer in spirit to a solemn Hallmark greeting card.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Mummy was certainly no "Raiders," but as far as summer movies go, it was just good enough.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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?
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels like the shell of a wonderful story.
    • Miami Herald
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A surprisingly straightforward romp in slasher-flick cliches, Friday the 13th is replete with gee-whiz gore, gratuitous sex and nudity and party-loving teens with a penchant for ending up on the wrong end of a pick ax.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's crisp, efficient, well-made and strangely, vaguely dull.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is polished, well-acted and atmospheric, but still pure formula, and not very scary, either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    An impeccably shot, studiously staged, passionately acted bore, one of those curious fizzles in which everyone seems to do everything right, but the film simply refuses to take off.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By flaunting its own stupidity, The Ten practically dares you not to laugh at it, like a stand-up comic who sells an unfunny joke through the ferocity of his delivery.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Little Ashes succumbs to the dreaded Masterpiece Theater syndrome as a talky historical drama weighed down by self-importance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The kind of movie that rockets so far beyond the line of credibility and so deeply into the realm of utter stupidity, you start to wonder if the filmmakers aren't putting you on.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of cynicism is refreshing, but someone needed to tell Redford pixie dust and a nine-iron will only get you so far.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    At least The Game Plan does have Johnson, whose innate charisma will make it easier for adult viewers to endure the film without ruing the decision to make a family outing to the multiplex.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Lack of any real substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Tadpole was shot on digital video, and the images often look smeary and blurry, to the point of distraction. Then again, in a better movie, you might not have noticed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Seems to vanish from memory even as you're watching it. The movie is an exercise in minimalist storytelling.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    What ensues is an uneasy mix of farcical slapstick and comedy of errors with a violent, blood-soaked tale of inner-city crime.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    [A] visually stunning, technically impressive and crushingly dumb and overlong picture.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even within the context of the superhero universe, the Silver Surfer initially makes for -- let's face it -- a somewhat silly-looking creation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    None of the actors is able to do much with their characters, because they are all playing game pieces on a schematic board. Rendition has passion to spare, but it is saddled with a story designed exclusively to drive home the filmmakers' message.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    An earnest and well-meaning but disappointing failure.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A drama about dysfunction, spelling bees, mental illness, Hare Krishnas and kaballah. The movie is just as unwieldy as it sounds, except that it also stars Richard Gere.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    After an hour of being stranded among these restless soldiers and their increasingly aggressive locker-room antics, you, too, will be longing for combat -- for anything -- to happen.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    There are so many romantic-comedy cliches crammed into Valentine's Day that watching it feels like surfing through the channels of an all-chick-flick cable service.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie still feels strangely inert; it's an adventure in which nothing ever really seems to happen.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Dismayingly predictable and rote, a simple premise played out in the most obvious way possible.
    • Miami Herald
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    By the time the film's climactic 15 minutes rolled around, viewers at a preview were laughing as if they were watching "Knocked Up." For a horror picture, such a reaction is the equivalent of a stake through the heart.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Killer Elite is too formulaic to overcome a been-there, done-that feel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels so slight and trivial, like a cute but small idea blown up to proportions it does not merit. A surprisingly unfunny, belabored and unimaginative comedy, Bee Movie is a huge disappointment considering the extent of Seinfeld's participation.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In Happy Tears, Posey lands a juicy starring role designed to showcase her eccentric energy, and she's so delighted by the opportunity that her happiness infuses the movie: She keeps the first half of Happy Tears aloft on a cloud of endearing tics and mannerisms.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The main problem with Iron Man 2 lies in the script.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a clammy, depressing movie, but not a very illuminating one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie fails utterly at coming up with a story that merits all the eye candy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It plunges so deep, in fact, that the film winds up bordering on the unwatchable.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It does boast loads of cool gadgetry and some impressive special effects. It's not much, but at least the movie always gives you something to look at.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Just plain silly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Brothers is a collection of strong moments that don't add up to anything. The movie is all build-up.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The best stuff in Human Nature comes early, while the movie is still spry and daring --Then the film runs out of ideas, repetition sets in and so does boredom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's like a tantalizing CliffsNotes version of what could have been.
    • Miami Herald
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Nostalgia is part of the modest charm of this disposable but inoffensive picture. Old Dogs makes old dogs out of all of us.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The bulk of Religulous is a passionate but misguided attempt by Maher to stimulate the 16 percent of the American population who deem themselves non-religious into standing up and being counted.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Evil Dead is just a well-made gross-out, and it's kind of a bummer.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The most timid in the series. There's no invention in it, no sense of discovery. Only the impressively orchestrated action sequences feel fresh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is practically incomprehensible.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Nine isn't so much a movie as it is a collection of standalone musical numbers, strung together by the thinnest of plots.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A slight, not entirely engaging mystery with slight overtones about the dangers of racial profiling that, unlike "Clockers," treats its urban-plight theme as a backdrop, instead of its main subject.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aggressively bland coming-of-age story.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances in Bandslam are uniformly strong -- good enough to make you wish this bunch of charismatic, talented kids had been given better material.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The light-hearted fun seeps out of the movie, replaced by trite interludes of coming-out angst.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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).
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from satisfying some kind of ghoulish curiosity about how such an incident could possibly happen, there's precious little in Death of a President to justify the extremity of its central conceit.
    • 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?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    McGrath makes literal what the other movie only hinted at -- that Perry falls in love with Capote -- turning the relationship between author and subject into something far less complicated and more mundane.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The film feels more like an extended epilogue than a stand-alone adventure, which may be because it is the shortest (105 minutes) entry in the series.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Isn't so much bad as it is puny: a sporadically amusing, occasionally funny, but ultimately bland and pointless time killer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Disappointingly straightforward remake.
    • 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
    Exactly the formulaic, by-the-numbers movie it appears to be. These Tigers deserved better.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The talented cast fails to gel into a dynamic ensemble.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The Kite Runner is earnest and sentimental and formulaic and obvious. Watching it, I could understand the fuss over Khaled Hosseini's bestselling novel, but the film didn't make me want to read it. That's not a slam against the book, but a way of illustrating just how literal and bland the film adaptation turned out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Diary of the Dead is at its best when Romero is just goofing off, like when he shows us home video footage of a children's birthday party.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Unstoppable is the slowest, talkiest movie you'll ever see about a runaway freight train loaded with toxic chemicals.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The payback in Law Abiding Citizen doesn't have a cathartic kick, because the revenge is so extreme it's horrifying.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if you can get past the acting -- and in the case of the beautiful, blank Alba, that's asking a lot -- the film just sits there, not exactly torturous, but never very exciting, either.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Often feels choppy, as if chunks of connecting narrative had been lopped off in the editing room.
    • 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Micmacs is a wan fizzle of a fantasy, a spirited, imaginative spectacle that never quite takes flight.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Crossing Over is a result of the sledgehammer approach writer-director Wayne Kramer (Running Scared, The Cooler) takes to his subject matter -- the same heavy-handed tactics that earned "Crash" three Oscars.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors are fine: It's their long, arduous trek that lets the movie down.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's pretty stupid, although it's never exactly boring.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hilarious, but it isn't much of a movie.
    • Miami Herald
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It lacks the simplicity and resonance of classic fairy tales: It's so muddled and belabored, it's hard to imagine the tykes ever staying awake long enough to hear how it all turned out.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It is almost completely devoid of any trace of humor. It radiates a luxurious, all-encompassing mopeyness.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Explosively funny in spots -- this is easily Vaughn's best work since "Swingers" -- but it comes wrapped in a package so sweet and sugary, so tediously moral and conventional, it sabotages the laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The thoroughly unconvincing drama Resurrecting the Champ might be based on a true story, but that doesn't mean you're going to believe a single frame of it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    This slick, sick remake of the 1977 Wes Craven cult shocker is more of a glum bummer than a horror show.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although (Untitled) makes a spirited effort to mine comedy from its outre characters and the orbits they inhabit, the picture feels thin and wan, like a joke you've heard 100 times too many.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    All the right elements for a rollicking farce, except one: The movie isn't funny.
    • Miami Herald
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it deals with some monumental themes, Mademoiselle Chambon also feels wispy and inconsequential.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The script is riddled with so many clichés, you count on the battle scenes to wake you from your stupor.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Hollow and pointless.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    It's whenever the music stops that the movie runs into trouble.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Although a happy ending is preordained, at least Joe Forte's script takes the less-obvious route there.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    A shrill and gaudy comedy about the quest for celebrity.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, the night grows long while your eyelids grow heavy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A compendium of missed opportunities, uninspired action and clichés so tired, you wish the screenwriters had called 911, too.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The whole thing feels at least three summers too stale.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    You know this supposedly risqué comedy is in trouble when the funniest gag involves a foot cramp during sex.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is so gleefully ridiculous that you start to suspect the filmmakers were in on the joke and forgot to tell the actors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Has all the depth of an episode of "Joey."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    It's a redundant comedy, like hearing the same tired joke for the 100th time.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    No matter how much good will the actors generate, Showtime eventually folds under its own thinness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    More toy commercial than movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    An insufferably artsy, pretentious work, the sort of picture that gives art films a bad name.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A forced and wholly unnecessary sequel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    There are frothy romantic comedies and then there is Jet Lag, a movie so thin it borders on nonexistence.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Feels static and constricted, its intensity dulled by overreliance on dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    Art School Confidential, the first disappointment from director Terry Zwigoff, is all glum, dour cynicism.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Rene Rodriguez
    A fairly tedious, stupid picture.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There's a startling moment 10 or 15 minutes into The Adjustment Bureau - the only time, really, when the film achieves any level of surprise. The dispiriting dullness of this dreary misfire hasn't had time to settle in and thicken: The movie hasn't yet revealed its utter and thorough ineptitude.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Glitter, the kind of movie only 11-year-old girls who dot their i's with hearts would find bearable.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Never achieves takeoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Men in Black 3 is so dull and empty, it's the first movie that has ever made me think "Thank God this is in 3D."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The things that stay with you are the dull, boilerplate love story, the laziest performance of Liam Neeson’s career as a murderous gunslinger and the distracting amount of makeup Seth MacFarlane sports in the film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the most forgiving moviegoer will recognize this movie as the blatant cash-grab that it is.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Shyamalan takes the beloved Nickelodeon anime series -- the full title was Avatar: The Last Airbender -- and turns it into 103 minutes of overproduced, stilted nonsense.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, however, is the sort of picture in which people run around doing everything except the most logical thing to do, because that’s the only way to keep the nonsensical plot spinning.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Jack and Jill contains long stretches of squirm-inducing tedium in which Sandler riffs and ad-libs far longer than he should.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Looks exquisite, but don't bother digging deeper.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sitting through Little Fockers is a soul-sucking, dispiriting experience.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Every summer movie season usually has at least one spectacular, disastrous flame-out, and although the dog days of August still loom, I doubt there will come a big-budget blockbuster worse than Cowboys and Aliens.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    So needlessly convoluted, so crammed with subplots within subplots, it simply forgets about its gangland "Romeo & Juliet" premise.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A failure on every conceivable level -- from its trite, pedestrian dialogue to its static, torturous pacing.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
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