Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,773 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 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Social Network
Lowest review score: 0 Antitrust
Score distribution:
1773 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 75 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The Muppets may have been born out of a desire to revive a dormant franchise that was once a cash cow, but there isn't a single beat in the film that feels crass or opportunistic. This one is from the heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    All of Payne's films have been driven by the anger and frustration of his protagonists, but The Descendants is the first one in which sadness lurks behind every frame.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The overriding point of Into the Abyss, what keeps this sad, sorrowful film from becoming depressing and elevates it far above the usual chatter of liberal-conservative debate, is that there can be light on the other end of even the darkest of tunnels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The wait for a great action movie is finally over. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is pure popcorn of the highest, most flavorful order, and it's good for you, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Shame is fearless in the way the most ambitious art often is, and to write it off for what it doesn't do is reductive and misguided. You don't just watch Shame: You feel it, too.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is the rare breed of Hollywood studio production that has the brash spirit of an independent picture and the sharp wit of a stand-up comic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    As usual for the Dardennes, the plot is slight but loaded with hairpin turns of tremendous emotional power.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Monsieur Lazhar doesn't send you home depressed. Instead, the film leaves you hopeful, and even exhilarated, that even the most painful wounds can sometimes heal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    One of the scariest films I've seen in ages, although I cannot in all honesty explain exactly what the movie is about.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    By the end, the movie has pulled off a small miracle: You become absorbed in the lives of these people for who they are and not what they own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Madrid, 1987 operates on a dizzying number of levels - as a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a study of culture clash, ageism and idealism - and the highest compliment you can give this ridiculously talky movie (which plays better if you speak Spanish) is that you're a little sad to see the characters go on their way once they part, probably forever.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is a gorgeous, flashy, widescreen epic, like "Boogie Nights" or "Casino," about the most essential things in life: Family, friends and love. But most of all, love.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This is writer-director David O. Russell's idea of a romantic comedy, and it's terrific - one of the freshest, funniest, most elevating crowd-pleasers of the year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    Maya is as consumed with finding bin Laden as Jake Gyllenhaal was obsessed with finding a serial killer in "Zodiac," only he was doing it as a hobby.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The experience of watching Funny Games, be it the original or this version, is never forgotten, whatever your ultimate impression of the film.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie fares less well when the plot and Simon’s neuroses come to the surface, but there is some tremendous suspense in the movie’s final scene.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The film is far from a downer. If anything, more than any of the films in the trilogy, this one may be the most hopeful - and the most affecting.
    • 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.

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