For 80 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rodrigo Perez's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Frank
Lowest review score: 16 Stoker
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 80
  2. Negative: 15 out of 80
80 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Rodrigo Perez
    Political thriller, procedural, emotional drama and rousing cry for basic human rights and values.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    An engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long-winded as it progresses.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    Richard Linklater's Before Midnight isn't the most digestible picture, but its challenging, funny, painful, very present and alive depiction of relationships at 40 is so honest and real that we wouldn't have it any other way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    The Spectacular Now is wise beyond its years, charismatic, measured and authentic in its depiction of the pains, confusions and insecurities of the teenage experience, and while its deliberate rhythm may prove to be a harder sell among the teen crowd, it’s a valuable and honest film that’s worth the investment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    A genuinely sweet, charming and funny tale of identity lost and found.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    The film does possess ample charms and insights, though admittedly, they do take quite a long time to coalesce.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    Cold In July doesn’t always work and it takes quite a long time to get adjusted to its coiling rhythm, but it’s far better than it has any right to be and perhaps, more significantly, is unusually absorbing and memorable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    Spanning across several continents, and obviously decades, Days Of Future Past feels vast and epic in scope. But as large as the movie is, it never loses sight of character and themes (at least the ones that matter).
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Rodrigo Perez
    Magic In The Moonlight is good in many regards, and mostly enjoyable for most of its 97 minute running time. But it’s also admittedly uneven in spots, familiar and ultimately a bit slight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Rodrigo Perez
    Anyone who finds this conclusion a humanistic or socially reprehensible dealbreaker can hardly be faulted. Before these questionable issues come to a head and then falter in the finale, there is a lot of value in The Girl.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 67 Rodrigo Perez
    While far from perfect, Welcome To Pine Hill works more often than it doesn’t and is an intimate and existential character study of a man out of place with his past, himself, and his surroundings, and the push and pull of former and future worlds beckoning him.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Rodrigo Perez
    There's a great movie somewhere inside Touchy Feely desperately trying to swim to the surface, but its obscurity also comes with an inarticulateness that robs it of its potential.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Rodrigo Perez
    Unflinchingly honest and grim, Sunlight Jr. is a valuable piece of work from a filmmaker who has a distinctive voice and concerns.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Though not a poor effort per se -- David Chase's Not Fade Away does authentically captures the heart and soul of the music of the era and the intoxicating/naive dream of making it big -- the picture isn't exactly a remarkable one either.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    With the sound off, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby surely looks as radiant and extraordinary as some of the most dazzling movies ever committed to celluloid, but with the sound up and the experience on full volume, the movie is mostly a cacophony of style, excess and noise that makes you want to turn it all down a notch...or three...
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Well shot and well made, Kill Your Darlings is a very competently constructed effort on a whole, but there’s an emptiness and familiarity at its core that it cannot transcend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Its patchy tone, plot, characters and sympathies make for a film that’s difficult to wholeheartedly endorse.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Gently involving, but never quite engrossing, there’s a first draft shape to the picture that feels slight and makes for a minor work.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Song One is well intentioned, well-shot and has its musical heart in the right place, but it often feels incredibly familiar, and the more contrived, credulity-straining moments don’t help.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Rodrigo Perez
    Godzilla asks you to care about its characters, achieves that aspiration, earns your trust, and then not only pivots towards a far less interesting character, but abandons most of its absorbing emotional legwork for a fairly rote and straightforward rock ‘em, sock ‘em monster movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    Largely harmless and tame, but also shallow and uninvolving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    It's Middle America vs. big bad corporate America, and while the (not so) "bad guy" predictably finds salvation in salt-of-the-earth people, Promised Land often leaves a sour taste in your mouth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    While 'Les Mis' ends terrifically, it cannot make up for the largely uneven experience that comes before it. There is no doubt an abundance of passion and commitment in Les Miserables but when the musical isn't connecting emotionally -- which is at least half the time -- it's a lot of blustering sound and fury that could either use a dialogue break or an edit.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    The Internship might be the best worst comedy of the year thus far.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    Semi-flat with only a few jokes and emotional beats that land, the picture is often dull when it should be poignant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    The Peter Jackson-directed Hobbit sequel might be the more vigorous, action-packed, darker and more (superficially) engaging version of the series thus far, but that doesn’t actually mean it’s a keeper of any sort.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Rodrigo Perez
    Admittedly heartbreaking and moving in its final moments, Hellion just can’t quite convince or coalesce its ideas of struggle, pain and fury in a meaningful or new way.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 42 Rodrigo Perez
    Certainly possesses a lot of energy, but it's never harnessed or focused effectively. As a buddy comedy, all four leads have done better, and you already know what those movies are, and this one doesn't stand among them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 42 Rodrigo Perez
    It's not particularly funny or moving and it's terribly self-indulgent. Flamboyance and cartoonishness rule, there's hardly a moment of genuine emotion, and most overtures in that direction are superficial. As a picture ostensibly about love, revenge and the ugliness of slavery, Django Unchained has almost zero subtext and is a largely soulless bloodbath, in which the history of pain and retribution is coupled carelessly with a cool soundtrack and some verbose dialogue. Though it might just entertain the sh.t out of the less discerning.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Rodrigo Perez
    It would be unfair and an exaggeration to say 'Part III' ends with a whimper, as there are a few moments to savor, but there's hardly a climatic bang and, sadly, absolutely nothing epic and explosive about this rather tepid and forgettable trilogy closer.