Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,793 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 The Mangler
Score distribution:
1793 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This remarkable documentary argues that art can also be the glue that binds disparate souls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Rush is the kind of Hollywood studio production that has sadly become all too rare — a smart, exciting, R-rated entertainment for grown-ups that quickens your pulse and puts on a great show without ever insulting your intelligence.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Don Jon is nominally a love triangle between a woman, a man and his laptop, but the movie is much more thoughtful and substantial than that, and it takes a compassionate and humane approach to all of its characters, even when they’re at their most despicable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Stuart Blumberg’s movie, which features a surprisingly starry cast, comes off as superficial and trite.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Too bad, then, that after two hours of such relentless tension, Prisoners starts revealing its secrets to progressively hokier effect.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Family is the rare breed of pitch-black comedy that effectively uses violence for laughs or gasps, depending on the situation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    All the actors are strong, but Wilde is particularly good as the impetuous Kate, who doesn’t realize how incredibly selfish she has become. The actress’ great beauty could have been a distraction, but her performance is so complex and alive that she blends right into this world of ordinary, working-class people with modest aspirations who are trying to find happiness but often go about it in all the wrong ways.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Grandmaster sets aside traditional story structure in its last 15 minutes and becomes one of the filmmaker’s free-form visual poems, suffused with melancholy and compassion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Although there are several stretches in the movie in which Seidl seems to be repeating himself, the director is carefully building toward a knock-out final scene in which the inscrutable, often annoying Anna becomes beautifully, poignantly human in front of our eyes, like magic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Lowery has a lyrical style of storytelling that is delicate and subtle yet suffused with emotion and atmosphere. It’s gentle and pointed at the same time. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints wafts over you like a dream, leaving behind a lovely, melancholy trace that hurts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The performances by Teller and Woodley are so strong that when the tone starts to darken and the characters make some radical discoveries, all the usual trappings of adolescent angst melt away: You feel like you’re watching two real, complicated people.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Molloy occasionally goes overboard with her realistic approach to storytelling (there’s a sex scene that is way more graphic than it needed to be), but mostly Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands, for better or worse.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    You’re Next is built on such an enormous pile of guff, it’s practically insulting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The World’s End builds to an unexpectedly witty, funny climax that flies in the face of most films of its genre, and although its humor is not for all tastes, no one can say this crazy picture doesn’t have the guts to live up to its title.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    In The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer pulls off the impossible: He confronts great, incomprehensible evil and puts a human face on it.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is creaky and sentimental and schmaltzy. The movie lacks any of the unhinged qualities of Daniels’ previous films (The Paperboy, Precious, Shadowboxer).
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Blue Jasmine, which is easily Allen’s best and most powerful movie since 2005’s "Match Point", is filled with terrific performances, including Hawkins as the sweet-natured Ginger.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Elysium, the second movie from writer-director Neill Blomkamp, isn’t quite as inventive or fresh as his knockout debut, 2009’s "District 9." But the new picture is cut from the same cloth — furiously exciting sci-fi, carefully considered and loaded with allegories and social commentary.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Today, 54 percent of Sea World’s whales have Tilikum’s genes, which is a terrifying thought.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The post-conversion 3D is more distracting than anything else, but the rest of this surprisingly fun entertainment is as sharp as the hero’s claws.

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