Rene Rodriguez

Rene Rodriguez

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Miami Herald
Critics' Group:
Florida Film Critics Circle, Southeastern Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1609

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1/4 48% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " As Allen tries to fill up 97 minutes with this silly, dull bauble, you'll wish you had some magical powers of your own to make yourself disappear from the theater." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 31, 2014
2/4 49% I Origins (2014) " I Origins challenges too little and ties up things too neatly for it to register as anything more than well-made, well-intentioned hogwash." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3.5/4 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " Watching the zippy, ebullient Guardians of the Galaxy, you wonder "Why can't all comic-book movies be this much fun?" " — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 31, 2014
4/4 99% Boyhood (2014) " Boyhood understands the tumult of childhood and adolescence as well as it does the hurdles and satisfaction of raising children." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 91% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " A Most Wanted Man has a veracity most spy thrillers lack, and the suspense is of the intellectual, not visceral, kind." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 86% O Lobo atrĂ¡s da Porta (Wolf at the Door) " Despite its thriller veneer, A Wolf at the Door is more of an examination of adultery and its consequences, both on the married couple and the outsider who comes between them." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 97% Life Itself (2014) " Life Itself reminds you how unpredictable Ebert's tastes: He loved Benji the Hunted and tore Scarface and Blue Velvet apart. " — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " 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. " — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " In the thick of summer, while Hollywood is busy cranking out cookie-cutter superhero movies and giant robot sequels, along comes Snowpiercer to show everyone how it's done." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2014
2/4 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " To say that Age of Extinction is the best installment in the money-minting Transformers franchise is like saying the best episode of The Love Boat was the one that had Charo in it: The praise is so faint, it's close to meaningless." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 66% The Rover (2014) " The Rover is so intentionally vague and shapeless, it doesn't leave much of an imprint other than Pattinson's odd, melancholy performance. " — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/4 72% Palo Alto (2014) " A pale imitation of the early novels of Bret Easton Ellis, who wrote about young ennui and aimlessness from the inside out. " — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/4 83% Witching and Bitching (2014) " A swift, dark and nasty horror comedy that occasionally dances into territory deemed taboo by American filmmakers." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2.5/4 55% The Signal (2014) " The Signal is too ambitious for its own good, but it is still a pleasure to watch." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/4 84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " There's something going on at the edges of the frame in practically every scene of 22 Jump Street, a testament to the care and attention to detail directors Lord and Miller bring to this potentially silly material." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3.5/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " One of the most beautiful animated films ever made." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 13, 2014
3/4 93% The Dance of Reality (2014) " The Dance of Reality, which deserves a place alongside Amarcord as a fantastical take on coming of age, is the work of a wise and experienced old soul with the passion and curiosity of a young man." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3/4 85% Night Moves (2014) " In Night Moves, Reichardt keeps her characters close and up front, so when differences arise in their ranks and signs of vague trouble arise, the suspense starts to mount." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Why do invading extra-terrestrials always bring with them the single thing that can wipe them out? Couldn't they have hid it on Jupiter or something?" — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 6, 2014
1/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " There are enough laughs scattered throughout A Million Ways to Die in the West that while you're watching it, the movie seems like a passable comedy. By the time you get home, though, you can barely remember the jokes. " — Miami Herald
Posted May 29, 2014
3/4 48% Maleficent (2014) " In a movie crammed with special effects, Jolie is the most startling and wondrous of all." — Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2014
3/4 63% Heli (2014) " A depiction of how violence and corruption, when left unchecked, taints saints and sinners alike, sparing no one." — Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2014
3/4 86% The Immigrant (2014) " The Immigrant is the fourth collaboration between Gray and Phoenix, and it's their most fruitful to date." — Miami Herald
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " This is the best, most entertaining and mature comic-book Hollywood franchise currently in existence." — Miami Herald
Posted May 22, 2014
2/4 34% God's Pocket (2014) " In an attempt for restrained, matured respectability, the picture makes even murder seem dull." — Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
2/4 89% Locke (2014) " As intriguing as Hardy is to watch, the picture can't overcome its cinematic-stunt vibe." — Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 73% Godzilla (2014) " In Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards sets out to revive something that has practically disappeared from big-budget Hollywood spectacles: A sense of awe. " — Miami Herald
Posted May 15, 2014
3.5/4 85% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Even vampires get the blues." — Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2014
1/4 23% Devil's Knot (2014) " A wan gloss on a horrific nightmare." — Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2014
3/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " Neighbors is rude, brazen and merrily offensive, and the movie mines the homoerotic undertones of fraternities to fine (if lowbrow) comic effect. But Efron, of all people, gives the film a curious edge." — Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Even though the ride is bumpy, the final destination is more than worth the effort." — Miami Herald
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " Jodorowsky's Dune gives you a good sense of what might have been, and judging by what we see, the picture might have accomplished what the director ultimately intended: "To mutate young minds."" — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 77% Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014) " The focus of the film may be the deadly dangers of illegal border crossings, but its true subject is ordinary people and the things they'll do for the ones they love." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/4 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I've ever seen in a film)." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 17, 2014
1/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " Aside from a few scenes where he's walking around in a suit, Depp could have shot in his living room while instant-messaging his agent about the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie. " — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 86% Joe (2014) " Cage surprises you with his portrayal of a man who doesn't care whether the world likes him but discovers he's capable of taking an interest in someone who desperately needs help but can't bring himself to ask." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 74% Oculus (2014) " As Oculus builds toward its gruesome (but not unexpected) finale, the characters get lost in a series of hallucinations and flashbacks that don't amount to much other than eat up screen time." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3.5/4 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " Every time you think The Raid 2 can't possibly top itself, writer-director Gareth Evans goes "Oh, yeah? Watch THIS." " — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2.5/4 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " A last-minute twist (and an intentionally limp finale) implies von Trier intended the whole 4 1/2-hour series as a kind of high-minded goof, and so should you - provided you can keep from looking away during the tougher scenes." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 83% Rob the Mob (2014) " One of the pleasures of Rob the Mob, director Raymond De Felitta's serio-comic crime drama, is watching Pitt and Arianda as the rambunctious, lovestruck pair who can't believe the scam they've stumbled upon." — Miami Herald
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 77% Noah (2014) " The point to take home is the message the movie leaves you with, which works regardless of your faith (or lack thereof). Humans are inherently flawed. How we deal with those defects is what truly matters." — Miami Herald
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Think of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 as the first half of a longer tale which, if von Trier has taught us anything, will grow infinitely darker and more harrowing." — Miami Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons." — Miami Herald
Posted Mar 22, 2014
3/4 91% Omar (2014) " Like most movies about the Middle East conflict, Omar is ultimately about the futility of violence and how it feeds on itself." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2/4 29% Pompeii (2014) " Pompeii is half sword-and-sandal epic, half disaster movie and all guilty pleasure." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 100% 7 Boxes (2014) " A fun, relentless thriller set in the mean streets of Paraguay." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 14, 2014
3/4 94% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " This lake is a sexual refuge, about to be stained by sin and blood." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
2/4 32% The Monuments Men (2014) " In The Monuments Men, director George Clooney takes a wild, stranger-than-fiction true story and turns it into a dull, prestigious slog." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/4 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " A manic and surprising comedy inspired by toys that has more imagination and creativity than all the Transformers pictures combined." — Miami Herald
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/4 99% Gloria (2014) " The movie lets you make up your own mind about this vivacious woman, who is doing her best not to surrender to her inner loneliness. " — Miami Herald
Posted Jan 31, 2014
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