Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,631 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Leviathan
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,631 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances are shaky, rendering Latter Days as a movie that you've seen before, and done better, too.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The scattershot nature of the script, which feels as if it had been made up on the spot, leaves the actors looking like they're enjoying some private joke not shared with the audience. Self-indulgent does not even begin to describe it.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There is so much that is wrong with The Alamo that it is easier to begin with what the movie gets right: Davy Crockett. As played by Billy Bob Thornton.
    • 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
    An unsatisfying, overly restrained bore, capped off by an ending so strange and inconclusive, it feels like something you'd find on the ''deleted scenes'' portion of a DVD.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Emits a fishy odor, like a recruitment film for an obscure cult you'd rather stay away from.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee remains a superb entertainer -- like Oliver Stone, he's incapable of ever being boring -- but in She Hate Me, he comes dangerously close to seeming trivial, a crank-for-crank's-sake.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its noble intentions, the movie is really a work of crass exploitation -- an obvious and manipulative grab to cash in on the post-9/11 hero worship of the firefighting profession.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    If this is magic, I'll take "Gigli."
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad enough to make even James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara seem dull.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Saw
    Where "Seven" seemed to radiate diabolical evil, Saw just radiates idiocy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    No, it's the movie itself -- an unimaginative, generic affair memorable only for its incessant and flagrant plugging of Apple computers and iPods -- that should put a stake through the franchise for good.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Taxes the patience of even the most willing viewer with its sheer nonsense: It's distractingly illogical.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A Middle Ages "Rocky" that spares no cliche in its unduly long, 2 1/4 hours.
    • Miami Herald
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
    • 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
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The brothers (Farrelly) produced Say It Isn't So, which bears their stamp in every frame and features all of the elements their movies are known for, except one: laughter.
    • Miami Herald
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It's not every movie that makes you wish Vin Diesel would run in and start blowing up stuff.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    It is absolutely, inexcusably terrible.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!''
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Johnston fails to make a story set in 1891 England relevant to contemporary audiences.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A soulless, witless, landfill contraption that Smith once would have mocked mercilessly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A movie as annoying as its oddly punctuated title, After.Life is a misguided and empty-headed attempt at psychological horror that succeeds only at talking the viewer to death.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Too bad, though, that whenever the characters stand still to talk, Knight and Day induces stupor in the viewer.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Raises a few questions -- like just what were they thinking?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The film suffers from a severe lack of urgency and emotional engagement. You can't get involved in a movie in which the characters all seem to be harboring double identities.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    With such a large cast, none of the actors is able to turn her character into a fully realized person.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sitting through Little Fockers is a soul-sucking, dispiriting experience.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This excruciatingly dumb, formulaic picture, which somehow required the work of four screenwriters but contains not even one single, fleeting moment of wit or humor.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    British satire loses something when it's handled by Americans: You miss the perspective that a foreign culture brings, so instead of wit and humor, you end up trafficking in self-congratulatory clichés and sentiment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A stiff, unconvincing epic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    With Kaboom, Araki takes a huge step backward from the maturity and restraint he demonstrated in 2004's "Mysterious Skin," his best and most-assured film to date.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The film will probably play a lot better in dorm rooms with plenty of beer kegs and bongs on hand, but in the confines of a movie theater, it's deadly - the sort of bad comedy Mel Brooks made late in his career, until he finally smartened up and quit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Conspirator hits a new nadir for Redford: Sitting through this stage-bound, talky, stiffly-acted movie reminded me of having to endure the Hall of Presidents attraction at Walt Disney World (one of the few existing bits of proof that Disney had a dark and evil side).
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the most forgiving moviegoer will recognize this movie as the blatant cash-grab that it is.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The tone is all over the place, which makes the movie difficult to take neither seriously nor as popcorn fluff.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Momoa, a familiar face from "Game of Thrones" to "Baywatch," has the muscles but not the imposing persona and barbaric presence that Conan requires.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The talented actors are game, but they are done in by the shallow nature of their characters, none of whom behaves in a manner remotely resembling real life (they don't really seem to be related, either).
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Abduction is a crass and lowbrow attempt to cash in on a young actor's heat - an exploitation picture where the person being taken advantage of is too young to notice.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Why does The Big Year's trailer intentionally hide what the film is really about? Here's why: Because bird-watching - or birding, as practitioners prefer to call it - makes for a stupefyingly boring movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even a supporting turn by Vincent Cassell as Otto Gross, a fellow psychiatrist, cocaine addict and unapologetic adulterer, fails to enliven the movie: A Dangerous Method makes even a cokehead hedonist boring.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This odious, hypocritical movie marks director David Gordon Green's graduation into full-on hack.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You need lots of gifted people chasing after the same bad idea to make a movie as colossally misguided as Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Neeson is always compelling, even in a movie as ridiculous as The Grey.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Man on a Ledge just made me think of an old Van Halen song: Jump.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The action, which bookends the movie, is atrocious, defying all laws of gravity and physics and machine gun-edited into incomprehensible lunacy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the kind of colossally misguided vanity project.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    "The silence will kill you!" warn the posters for Silent House. That's only if the boredom doesn't get you first, though.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie has an undeniable visceral power. It is also a loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair, a cheap and hollow button-puncher.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Battleship is a board game for children, so it stands to reason a film adaptation would also be aimed at kids. But did they have to gear it to really dumb kids?
    • 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."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    That's My Boy more than lives up to its R-rating - including one gross-out gag repulsive enough to make you put down your popcorn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Enormous in its scope and colossal in its stupidity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An irritatingly contrived drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Aggressively, defiantly stupid.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This is ultimately a movie about highly intelligent people in pursuit of trivial nonsense: At least Mulder and Scully caught a real monster every once in a while.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Chuck Norris is also in this movie, although you should know that he gets roughly five minutes of screen time, half of those devoted to his telling of a Chuck Norris joke. That is as funny as the movie's self-aware humor gets.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The best moments in director David Koepp's slight, dull movie are the scenes in which bike messenger Wilee pauses at busy intersections to figure out the path of least obstruction.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Even the story-within-a-story structure doesn't pay off. This material needed more substance and ideas - and less flash and sumptuous production values.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There are several cameos in For a Good Time, Call… by famous actors portraying the girls' phone-sex clients, including Kevin Smith and Seth Rogen, but they've been clearly been left to improvise, and they don't put much effort into their routines.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie even fails on a psychological level, never illustrating how, in a pressure-cooker environment and swept up by mob-think mentality, we are capable of committing acts that innately repel us.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite all the freaky business on display - and there are moments here when you cannot believe your eyes - The Paperboy suffocates you with boredom like a hot, wet blanket. You want to push it away and escape. It makes sleaze boring.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    This Must Be the Place is as emotionally zonked-out as its protagonist, and just as difficult to warm up to.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a moment in the entire picture in which you will recognize an element of your own life.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Hitchcock spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes. Mother would not have been pleased.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An excruciating and melodramatic comedy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    An unsalvageable wreck.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Time to give the shoot-’em-up thing a rest, guys: It’s tired and played out, and so are you.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Oz the Great and Powerful is an oppressive, bloated bore.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There’s exactly one good scene in all of The Hangover Part III, a hilarious bit of business halfway during the end credits that reminds you what made the original film so good.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Purge isn’t just stupid; it’s also pretentious and often makes no sense.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of imagination in Stargate is distressing. Who would agree to fund such an expensive project based on such a perfunctory and dull script? All the creativity here has been spent on nice costumes and some cool morphing Anubis headgear. The story is so cliched it's laughable. [28 Oct 1994, p.G6]
    • Miami Herald
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Universal Soldier, for all its sound and fury, isn't much fun. [15 July 1992, p.E5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The times have caught up with Almodóvar, who is now 63: He thinks he’s still pushing the envelope, but he comes off as old-fashioned and outdated.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You’re Next is built on such an enormous pile of guff, it’s practically insulting.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Getaway makes the Transformers movies seem like they were shot in slow motion. You see all these vehicles smashing into each other, but the movie is never thrilling.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The entire movie bears the whiff of a vanity project — a modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in Fast and Furious pictures. Those movies are bank; Riddick is rank.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Only genuinely talented people can make pictures this bad and misguided. “This whole thing is unacceptable,” Lil remarks at one point. That goes for the movie, too.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Stuart Blumberg’s movie, which features a surprisingly starry cast, comes off as superficial and trite.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    In its early moments, the movie evokes everything from "The Social Network" to "Casino." By the end, the film has become as exciting as a game of Old Maid. R-rated thrillers are hardly ever this dull and listless, but this movie manages to eradicate all of Timberlake’s charisma and makes you flash back to Affleck’s "Paycheck"/"Gigli" era. How does this even happen?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The lack of effort, right down to the unimaginative title, is dispiriting.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Transcendence is "Her" for dummies.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Once the premise has been established, the film goes absolutely nowhere.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Sadly, Jupiter Ascending turns out to be the exact opposite: the worst movie the Wachowskis have ever made.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 12 Rene Rodriguez
    A sluggish, soporific dud, the dreariest big-budget science-fiction adventure since "Dune."
    • Miami Herald
    • 20 Metascore
    • 12 Rene Rodriguez
    Bad enough to earn a rare spot on my hallowed list of ''The Worst Movies I've Ever Seen,'' An American Carol is testament that the country's culture wars are raging just as strongly within Hollywood as anywhere else.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    Monumentally silly thriller.
    • Miami Herald
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    A shockingly, unbelievably bad movie.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Rene Rodriguez
    The Ugly Truth is insulting to women, men and even goldfish.

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