Rene Rodriguez
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For 1,653 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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 White God
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1,653 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a long, impeccably detailed, richly textured movie about a most unusual life, and although it's far from perfect, the sum of it achieves what Fincher set out to do in the first place: Make you blubber like a 6-year-old who just found his pet turtle lying belly-up.
    • 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).
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Waltz With Bashir isn't only a harrowing anti-war plea, it is also an eloquent and deeply moving argument that it is critical to never forget human atrocity, lest the past be repeated.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Charles Bukowski would have loved this foul-mouthed, fiery, reckless woman. Against all odds and common sense, you will, too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Attention all geeks (and geeks at heart): Get ready for two hours of serious awesome.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a romantic comedy that makes the concept of romantic comedies appealing again -- that reminds you how resonant and transporting they can be when they're done right.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Michael Mann's extraordinary Public Enemies is an unusual sort of gangster picture, a near-impressionistic recreation of the last year in the life of one of American history's most notorious bank robbers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is absolutely hilarious, a satire as brisk and fleet as a farce and as profane as a convention of Tony Montana impersonators.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    A worthy and delirious final chapter to this hallowed animation franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The film wouldn't work at all, though, if Sarsgaard didn't strike the perfect balance between snaky predator and love-struck fool.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Most prison movies are about escape or survival. A Prophet (Un Prophete) is about the creation of a consciousness. This one, too, could have been called “An Education.”
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The biggest compliment you can pay the much-anticipated film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is that you can't imagine Stieg Larsson's corker of a story ever having existed in book form.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    What makes Exit Through the Gift Shop so fascinating -- and it is riveting, regardless of your interest in the art world -- is the eloquent way in which it illustrates how beauty and meaning really are in the eye of the beholder and how that eternal phrase still holds true: There's a sucker born every minute.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Although it is structured like a thriller, and its plot dominated by Benjamin's detective work, The Secret in Their Eyes is really a cautionary tale about the consequences of a life of too much apprehension and propriety.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Here, finally, is something you've really never seen before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Harrowing and grueling, Lebanon ends on a gentle, hopeful note.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Animal Kingdom moves with a brisk efficiency - Michôd trusts the viewer and doesn't waste time with unnecessary back story - and the plot twists and turns at brutal speed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn't a moment in the entire film that doesn't feel genuine.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an intentionally fanciful, gossamer movie, extremely personal and heartfelt, influenced in equal parts by Michelangelo Antonioni (although never so elusive) and Gus Van Sant (just not quite so self-conscious).
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie, engrossing as it is intentionally horrifying, is capped by a last-minute revelation that brings the story to a haunting, powerful close.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    And so the saga of Harry Potter comes to an end - not with a whimper but with a rousing thunderclap of incident, emotion, suspense and old-fashioned movie magic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the first things that strikes you about these courageous people, who constantly confront volatile, gun-carrying thugs, is that they outgrew their violent pasts and now live contented lives with their families.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Like Roman Polanski's "Repulsion," Martha Marcy May Marlene gradually places us inside the mind of a woman who just might be insane, and in its audacious, terrifying final scene, the movie traps us there in perpetuity, refusing to provide the viewer with a way out. This time, the horror follows you home - no exit, no escape.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    By the end of the movie, when all your questions have been answered, you're left with the exhilarating high of having been manipulated by a gifted artist in a diabolically dark mood.

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