Rene Rodriguez

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For 1,837 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rene Rodriguez's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lowest review score: 0 The Ugly Truth
Score distribution:
1837 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    I Killed My Mother fares less well when Dolan gives in to some ill-conceived stylistic flourishes (understandable for a young, first-time filmmaker) or when his reach as a dramatist exceeds his grasp (an incident involving thugs who gay-bash Hubert, for example, feels superfluous). But the crux of the film is the furious, tempestuous bond between Hubert and Chantale, and through their volcanic fights, you can see Dolan's considerable talent at its least adorned. [23 Apr 2010, p.G7]
    • Miami Herald
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is at its best when it flirts with becoming a meta-sequel — a film whose characters know they’ve been in a movie called “Trainspotting.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Kong: Skull Island is fast, playful and ridiculous, a big-budget extravaganza with the soul of a spirited B-movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    In Logan, the clawed mutant Wolverine finally gets to slash through the constraints of a kid-friendly PG-13 rating, and the result is bloody, vicious fun. The squeamish will avert their eyes, and young children should not be allowed anywhere near this movie, no matter how many X-Men action figures they own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    The Salesman doesn’t have the same precision and emotional wallop of his previous films: The plot hinges on a couple of convenient contrivances, and the first half meanders a bit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    The filmmakers’ fondness and respect for all things Batman are what elevate The Lego Batman Movie past the trappings of a funny cartoon. Who could have guessed, in the era of non-stop comic-book pictures, that a movie that uses toys as protagonist would do the most justice to the enigmatic Bruce Wayne?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie is quiet and serene, but it stirs and inspires and amuses. In the small details of an ordinary life, Jarmusch finds wells of beauty and empathy. The movie is an exploration of the deep pleasures of creativity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Silence feels like a career summation for a filmmaker who has spent his life exploring his faith through his work. Here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you, regardless of whichever God you worship — or don’t.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Here is a celebration of the artistic drive that is also a daring feat of showmanship, as technically accomplished in its own way as “Mad Max Fury Road” or “The Revenant."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The good news about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first in a planned series of stand-alone movies set in the “Star Wars” universe, is that the last half-hour of the film is a sustained stretch of rousing action, indelible images and cliffhanger thrills. It’s pop sci-fi bliss...The bad news about Rogue One is that getting to the good stuff is a slog — and the movie is pretty long.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    But this is also his funniest, nimblest picture: There are long stretches in it that could pass for a comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You don’t buy into their romance the way you buy into, say, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the upcoming “La La Land.” All you see are two big movie stars playing make-believe.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    In his debut, Alwyn comes off as a likable, sympathetic screen presence capable of handling more difficult material. He’ll have plenty more opportunities. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, though, will be forgotten in a month’s time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    She's such a fascinating, faceted character that halfway through "Christine" you almost forget about what's coming.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The actors all suffer beautifully, but their pain doesn’t register: It’s all affectations and red-rimmed eyes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The best science fiction leaves you with questions and ideas to ponder. Arrival is the sort of superficially profound movie that initially seems deep and weighty but stops making sense the moment you put down the bong.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Hacksaw Ridge may be too syrupy for cynical tastes and too brutal for the timid.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    This may not be Park’s best or gravest picture. But it might be his most entertaining.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Rene Rodriguez
    Sometimes, the simplest, smallest things require the greatest courage. Moonlight is Miami’s first bonafide movie masterpiece.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    For all its respectable airs, The Accountant mostly induces shrugs. Sometimes, B-movies fare better when they settle for being their lowbrow selves.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    Falling into the trap that sinks most horror sequels, Blair Witch amps the jolts and shocks with more visceral frights (there’s some business involving an infected foot wound that is truly unnerving and also super gross) to diminishing results.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    You start out fearing Don’t Breathe, but by the end you’re laughing at it — and the humor is not intentional.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Rene Rodriguez
    It’s ABOUT something, which has become a rarity in Hollywood pictures. Sometimes, the smallest stories cast the largest shadows.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Phillips keeps the movie funny and riotous without glamorizing his characters’ misdeeds. The film is a comedy, but it’s never trivial, and the filmmakers don’t let the government’s participation in what transpired slip by unnoticed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    If watching cartoon characters spout four-letter words is your thing, this might well be the greatest movie ever made.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    Best of all, the story moves as fast as that bullet train, careening from one impossible predicament to the next while the characters jostle to survive.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    There isn’t a moment of spontaneous fun or humor in this long, turgid movie, the latest let-down for rabid DC Comics fans who’ve been waiting for someone to pick up the baton Christopher Nolan left behind and do this universe justice. With “Suicide Squad,” the long wait continues.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Rene Rodriguez
    The movie will disappoint basement-dwellers who worried a female-centric Ghostbusters would somehow ruin their childhoods, because it isn’t bad enough to hate. But the film is an even bigger letdown for fans of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, who are forced to play most of this material straight, with no room for comic improvisation.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Rene Rodriguez
    The Legend of Tarzan doles out big beats of action at regular intervals to keep you awake, like a drunkard clashing trashcan lids in an alley late at night. But your eyelids grow heavy anyway.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Rene Rodriguez
    De Palma never achieved the box-office and Oscar glory of his contemporaries (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese), but this documentary is a testament to a talent that merits a place at their table.

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