Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,601 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Moneyball
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1,601 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Survives its surface annoyances because Lynch's script also has ambition, heart and something to say other than love conquers all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Beguilingly odd.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Mysterious Skin bears all of Araki's hallmarks, from its stylish compositions and lush colors to its willingness to confront difficult subject matter head-on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The documentary Mad Hot Ballroom is packed from start to finish with adorable kids doing cute things: Rarely has a movie, fictional or not, had this much awwwww factor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its doom and gloom, Revenge of the Sith turns out to have a happy ending after all, giving Star Wars the send-off it deserves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Batman Begins is a mature take on material often relegated to the kiddie file, and it's simply the latest proof that, when treated properly, comic books are a viable art form for all ages. Bring on the sequel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is enchanting yet strangely menacing, and it becomes clear that Pawlikowski is no mere love fool.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    With considerable passion and more than a little anger, Cronicas argues that our appetite for an increasing coarse and sensational type of news programming has skewed our inner compasses.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The excellent performances by the three leads, and the filmmakers' refusal to sugarcoat reality, elevate the film far beyond after-school special territory into something far more lasting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes the picture sail past its flaws is its earnest understanding of the desperation that drives people to regain control of their lives -- and the profound courage required to attempt it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    For anyone interested in the art of comedy, it's a veritable primer on the vagaries of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This long, gorgeous, occasionally maddening movie is the work of a hopeless romantic who knows there is no pain as bittersweet -- or as haunting -- as the pain of a broken heart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Craven ("Scream," "Nightmare on Elm Street") is already a legend in horror film circles, but this is the first time he has tried his hand at a slick, relatively bloodless suspense-thriller, and the genre suits him.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    A perfectly cast Keanu Reeves pokes deadpan fun at himself in the role of Justin's New Age dentist, who hypnotizes the kid and encourages him to find his inner ''power animal.'' And Vince Vaughn, in a rare straight turn, is excellent as Justin's high school teacher.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    None-too-subtly implies Murrow could easily be talking about the present day.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an earnest, contemporary drama about adults -- OK, women -- that has no use for irony or cynicism, no room for cutting-edge, clever hipness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It's an uncommonly optimistic meditation on death and lament, befitting a filmmaker whose movies (Jerry Maguire, Singles, Say Anything), no matter their subject matter, always double as a celebration of life.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Despite its serious subject matter, North Country is a crowd-pleaser at heart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    It doesn't spoil any of the story's surprising twists to say that Three of Hearts ends up uncovering some poignant truths about the nature of love, the pressures of commitment and the limits to the compromises we are willing to make for the people we care about.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the sort of small, intimate movie that, if it had been made on a low budget by independent actors, would be celebrated to the skies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The best moments in Walk the Line are the plentiful musical sequences, from Cash's initial foray into the Sun Records studio in Memphis, to his nights performing in high school auditoriums alongside the likes of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, to his landmark concert at Folsom Prison in 1968, where his dangerous, edgy persona was cemented.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Gaghan is attempting to cover so much ground in Syriana that the movie at times feels a little suffocating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    King Kong makes clear that Jackson has no contemporary peer when it comes to outsized, transporting fantasies that enchant in an era when special effects have become white noise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Its social consciousness aside, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is really a simple love story between men set in the American West, although unlike "Brokeback Mountain," this love is purely platonic -- nothing more than the bond of brotherhood between two dear friends, a classic Western theme.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What really makes Hidden so involving is Haneke's sometimes maddening insistence on keeping things vague.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Wolf Creek so effective is not its originality (which, let's face it, is practically non-existent), or even its amount of gore (the violence is implied more often than it's shown), but the ways in which McLean tweaks the usual formulas, so what you think is going to happen next almost never does.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    There's no denying the particular political slant of Why We Fight, but Jarecki's thoughtful, nonconfrontational approach makes it absorbing viewing, regardless of whether or not you buy his arguments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Simply too odd and unconventional to ever appeal to a broad audience, either at the multiplex or on home video.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Aside from its South African setting and flavor, there isn't a lot in Tsotsi that differs from its legion of similar Hollywood counterparts. But the movie's heart, along with Hood's refusal to sugarcoat the grim reality, wins you over no matter how many times you've seen this story told.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Running Scared is a vicious and brutal B-movie jacked up to hysterical, hallucinatory proportions -- a pulpy, violent action picture that torments the viewer as much as its characters, and I mean that as a compliment.