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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  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Her
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,649 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    In the movie’s best scene, Bisset lays into Depardieu with the rage and anger of a woman who has tolerated bad behavior for too long (there’s a fiery spontaneity to their verbal sparring that makes you wonder if the scene was improvised).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Style is the main attraction in The Limey -- it's as close to experimental filmmaking as mainstream movies get -- but the film works well when taken simply as a pure revenge drama, too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Scott Cooper, who directed and co-wrote Out of the Furnace, empathizes with people who feel their lives have hit a dead end (his previous film, "Crazy Heart," earned Jeff Bridges an Oscar as a washed-up country singer who had given up on himself). These are difficult characters to dramatize.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Hangover remains unrepentantly irresponsible and hilarious throughout, culminating with what could be the funniest montage ever to grace a picture's end credits. The summer's first sleeper hit has arrived.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Written and directed by James Mottern with more attention to character than to plot, Trucker is a simple, unadorned study of a loner forced by circumstance to embrace the world again -- but only on her terms.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a thriller that embraces stillness and silence where others prefer noise and bombast. It thrives on the hush before the explosion instead of its aftermath, and it's that eerie sense of expectation that gives the film its thick aura of suspense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Even if the movie loses its nerve at the end, that doesn't take anything away from Washington's performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The best way to approach Joel and Ethan Coen's eagerly awaited True Grit is to lower your expectations, then lower them a bit more. The problem is not the movie, which is a terrific, no-nonsense, straightforward western. The surprise – or vague disappointment – is the prevailing lack of Coen-ness in the movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie ultimately turns out to be less about sex than it is about the point in a friendship where two people decide they will both be better off if they part ways.
    • Miami Herald
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Because Kitano also wrote and directed the movie, Zatoichi also features all kinds of beguiling, if admittedly bizarre, subplots and forays into nonsequitur territory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Ray
    If Ray fails to present a genuine portrait of a complex man's essence, it does leave you with an even greater sense of awe for Charles' accomplishments, both in his personal and public lives.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The most ingenious thing about the movie is how it plays to diehards and neophytes alike. Every Simpsons character gets at least a fleeting appearance (and occasionally, director David Silverstein uses the widescreen format to cram in as many of them into one shot as he can).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's big, exciting, ambitious, and it makes you cry in all the right places.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    With a steely, unblinking resolve, Downfall stares into the abyss, but does not pretend to comprehend it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Gosling continues to prove he may the best actor of his generation. His performance in The Ides of March, following his comedic turn in "Crazy, Stupid Love" and his portrayal of a stoic loner in "Drive," proves this actor is capable of practically anything.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Catching Fire is a work of thoughtful, emotionally engaging sci-fi — everything that its predecessor The Hunger Games was not.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By focusing on his two young protagonists, Chang is able to explore the cultural differences between China and the rest of the world, resulting in sequences that are alternately humorous and eye-opening
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a small, intimate movie bound to get lost in the holiday shuffle, but its pleasures are worth seeking out.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    An uncommonly playful fright machine -- a fun house factory of scares.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A sparkling exercise in movie cool.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Love makes us do all kinds of crazy things, but in Crazy Love, crazy seems too mild a word.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Broken Circle Breakdown manages to pull off a small miracle, using joyous music and tenderness to tell a tragic story that moves you but doesn’t depress you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Shaped just like the murder-mystery its title promises, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? introduces us to the victim, then rounds up the suspects most likely responsible for its demise.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A funny and constantly surprising exercise in comic tension.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Reminiscent of Showgirls minus the sex, nudity, sleaze, bad acting and horrible dancing, Burlesque is a typical A Star is Born story.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A joyful romp, devoid of the tiresome pop-culture references.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Whatever Works so enjoyable, aside from the unusually high number of effective one-liners the script contains (this is Allen's funniest movie since Mighty Aphrodite), are its supporting characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Black Book takes a brave, if odd, approach to a WWII historical drama, but one thing is certain: No one in the theater will be bored.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Often grim, but never nihilistic: Even at its darkest, Dizdar gives the movie an optimistic bounce. The movie is often shockingly funny, too.
    • Miami Herald
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Guaranteed to beguile anyone who can remember the joy -- and agony -- of anticipating the first time.
    • Miami Herald

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