Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,758 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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1758 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie truly special is the attention he gives his actors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the most rewarding and engaging movies of the year. Don't miss it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Wrestler presents a fascinating peek at the workings of the pro wrestling industry (the tenderness and humor the athletes share backstage is the complete opposite of the ferocity they display in the ring).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    No
    No is an exploration of the power of the media to manipulate hearts and minds. The moral of the story: Always go positive.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie contains little in terms of traditional action, and Refn never uses it in a rousing or exciting manner, either. That would break the nightmarish spell this strange, beautiful film casts on the viewer. A mother’s love has never been this ruinous.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The remarkable Hoop Dreams proves that even at its best, Hollywood can't match the drama of everyday life. This rich and insightful documentary, which traces five years in the lives of two Chicago inner-city kids, is more compelling than anything a pack of scriptwriters could ever concoct. [21 Oct 1994, p.G5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Straw Dogs is an artful provocation - a meditation on masculinity and societal mores in the guise of an explosive thriller.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This remarkable documentary argues that art can also be the glue that binds disparate souls.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    What ultimately makes Drive so compelling is its characters - sketches given dimension and heft by a superb cast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Gunn makes this huge entertainment accessible to the converted and the neophyte alike, and he has only has one goal: To send you out of the theater with a fat smile on your face. Mission accomplished.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Director Kim Jee-woon's astonishing story of a serial killer who picks the wrong man's fiancée to murder, is so extreme and intense that it had to be trimmed down in its native country before it was released to theaters. We lucky westerners get to see it in all its hair-raising, stomach-churning glory, and that's a wonderful thing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Beautifully textured and layered movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Daughters of the Dust is as concerned with grand and universal emotions as it is with its "story." Daughters is an enlightening and sublimely lyrical film. [27 June 1992, p.E5]
    • Miami Herald
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This delicate, transporting movie, which keeps dialogue to a minimum to tell its story primarily through images, is also a triumph of sheer cinematic craft that mirrors its characters' contemplative natures while extolling the virtues of lives simply led.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Star Trek Into Darkness gives you an exhilarating, tingle-inducing rush — that rare feeling that comes when a gigantic entertainment is firing on all fronts, exceeding your expectations.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    In Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass pulls off the same remarkable feat he accomplished with "United 93": He takes a true story in which the outcome is already known and transforms it into a gripping, wrenching, devastating thriller.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    I Am Love is a bold and thrilling masterpiece -- the introduction of a major talent to the world's stage.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The moral of Irreversible -- time destroys everything -- isn't nearly as profound as writer-director Gaspar Noé seems to think it is, which is why some critics have already dismissed the movie as the facile, misogynistic posturings of a provocateur.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is supremely entertaining -- and often hilarious.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Campos, a cinematic disciple of Stanley Kubrick and latter-period Gus Van Sant, opts to let the movie do the talking for him. The fact that this is a film of few words only adds to its hypnotic, relentless pull.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Chemistry is one of the few things left filmmakers can't fake with CGI, and the dynamic between Craig and Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so sensational, it instantly propels the movie beyond glossy, high-toned pulp into something far more affecting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a smart, wise and compassionate movie about young people in the act of finding out who they are and not always behaving properly but never crossing the line into cruelty or crassness. If you happen to have been around during 1980, the soundtrack is just a bonus.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie plays out as a series of memories, so exact and evocative that watching it becomes an immersive experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Profoundly hopeful and optimistic film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Murderball invokes fascination toward its protagonists, because it views them with the same confidence and acceptance they view themselves.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Gravity is a celebration of the primal pleasure of movies: It shows you things you’ve never seen before, transports you out of the theater and out of your head, tricks you into believing what’s happening on the screen is happening to you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Foxcatcher is too cold of a movie to love, but that chilliness is intentional and transfixing, a parable about the darkest corners of the minds of men that dares to whisper instead of shout.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    That broad range of subject matter is indicative of the messy, meandering structure of the movie. But if Moore fails to tie this unwieldy movie into a lucid thesis, at least every tangent he chases down has its own payoff.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The emotional connection we develop with her as the movie unfolds pays off in the final 20 minutes, which is about as happy of an ending as anyone could imagine, except this one really happened.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    With a light, sometimes hilarious touch, Look at Me deflates the pretensions and self-obsessed nature of a group of wealthy Parisian literati, but its observations about the effects of fame and success and our natural desire to fan them as high as they can go, apply to anyone within range of reality-TV culture.

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