Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,784 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Paterson
Lowest review score: 0 The Watcher
Score distribution:
1784 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    John Wick reminds you this actor deserves better. Reeves makes the movie entertaining in a background-noise way, but he can’t give it any gravity, even when the filmmakers pull the cheapest trick in the book to get the audience to root for the hero and hiss at the Eurotrash villains. Someone get this man some good work, quick.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The problem with Men, Women & Children — and it’s a big one — is that the movie isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Fury aims for history, and the contrived resolution shows a timidity by Ayer that is uncharacteristic of his previous work. Still, the action sequences, which use actual vintage tanks and little CGI, are pretty extraordinary and, at times, incredibly gruesome. War is hell. That’s entertainment, folks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The less you know about Gone Girl going in the better, but even knowing what’s ahead doesn’t prepare you for the movie’s tone, which is funny yet curdled and cynical and black. This is a satirical antidote to the feel-good pap most Hollywood movies about relationships push on their audiences - here’s the perfect date movie for someone you want to break up with.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Unfortunately, Life After Beth starts feeling more conventional the wilder and darker it gets, and the laughs become more sparse as the movie winds to its bizarre and but unsatisfying conclusion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance — it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Stories about scientists doubting what they know to be true — "Contact," for example — can be provocative and engaging, on an intellectual and emotional level. But I Origins challenges too little and ties up things too neatly for it to register as anything more than well-made, well-intentioned hogwash.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    Once the premise has been established, the film goes absolutely nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Like most of le Carré’s novel, A Most Wanted Man has a veracity most spy thrillers lack, and the suspense is of the intellectual, not visceral, kind.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news is you’re feeling stuff, you know? And you’ve got to hold on to that. You get older, and you don’t feel as much, your skin gets tough.” This remarkable, wonderful movie helps you remember.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    “Movies are a machine that helps us generate a little empathy,” Ebert said about films. Life Itself is a lovely, eloquent tribute to a man who devoted his existence to showing us just that.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Watching an army of apes riding horses heading into battle is undeniably cool, but that’s the only thing the movie gives you: Neat eye candy. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is written at a level so low, even 8- year-olds will find it lacking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Pay attention, Michael Bay: This is what thrilling summer movies look like.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    [A] visually stunning, technically impressive and crushingly dumb and overlong picture.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    After an exciting high-speed car chase reminiscent of the Mad Max pictures, The Rover settles into a two-character drama between Eric and Rey, but Pearce is so one-note that their relationship is never engaging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Palo Alto is a pale imitation of the early novels of Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote about young ennui and misdirection from the inside out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    De la Iglesia’s knack for offending audiences while showing them a good time is stronger than ever: Witching and Bitching isn’t much on substance or logic, but man, is it fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The Signal is too ambitious for its own good: The movie is built on shells of ideas and concepts that haven’t been fully thought out, and once it’s over, the movie collapses the more you think about it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie offers just the right amount of spectacle.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie wouldn’t work, of course, without the chemistry between Hill and Tatum, an unlikely duo who share a tremendous charisma.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Dance of Reality, which deserves a place along Amarcord as a fantastical take on coming of age, is the work of a wise and experienced old soul with the heart and curiosity of a young man in love with life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Edge of Tomorrow isn’t good, but it’s also forgivable. Just please stop the "Top Gun 2" rumors, Tom. Please.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Don’t expect Hitchcock or De Palma here — Reichardt is much too low-key and modest for such crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics — but one long, sustained shot near the end seems to suggest that people who are convinced they are doing the right thing are capable of great evil.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    By film’s end, everyone has been transformed for the worst. Heli is a troubling and upsetting picture, a portrait of a broken country that seems to be beyond repair and a depiction of how violence and corruption, when left unchecked, taints saints and sinners alike, sparing no one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The things that stay with you are the dull, boilerplate love story, the laziest performance of Liam Neeson’s career as a murderous gunslinger and the distracting amount of makeup Seth MacFarlane sports in the film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The result is a rare live-action Disney movie that merits comparison to its beloved feature-length cartoons.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the first film Gray has made with a female protagonist — he wrote the part specifically for Cotillard — and he gives the character the same resilience and resourcefulness usually reserved in movies for men.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The deep cast (look out for a slew of crowd-pleasing cameos) play this borderline-silly stuff so well, there isn’t a single unintentional laugh in the entire thing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can’t overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe.

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