Rene Rodriguez Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Rene Rodriguez

Rene Rodriguez

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "This is a huge yet surprisingly fleet and brisk picture that celebrates the visceral, primal pleasures of movies. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 13, 2015
2/4 49% The D Train (2015) "The movie flirts with a great darkness about disillusionment and self-loathing even as it races around spinning comedic plates. Too bad the filmmakers lose their nerve by film's end. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 57% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) "You get the feeling there's much more to this relationship than we've been shown, but for fans of Refn's work, the documentary makes for a provocative portrait of an artist racked by angst. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/4 98% About Elly (2015) "About Elly is an exploration of human nature and how sometimes, without intending to, we hurt the ones we love most - including ourselves. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron is all rush and sensation with little substance. But what a feeling. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The Age of Adaline is a modern romantic fairy tale set in San Francisco, marred by bad narration and an unnecessary desire to overexplain random magic. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland's primary concern is his flesh-and-blood characters, even though they are not nearly as showy (or beautiful) as his main attraction, the vulnerable, delicate girl with a heart of steel and wires. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/4 95% The Salt of the Earth (2015) " The Salt of the Earth is a celebration of the power of art to change the world, as well as an exploration of the considerable toll gifted artists sometimes pay for their talents. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 44% True Story (2015) "By film's end, True Story is less about the evil of which people are capable than the way we manipulate and act, sometimes unconsciously, in order to get what we want. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 91% Manos Sucias (2015) "Manos sucias culminates with the expected arrival of horrific savagery but not from the direction you were expecting. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Montage of Heck celebrates Cobain's formidable talent and accomplishments, makes you wonder how much better he might have become if he had lived longer, and illuminates the demons that sometimes stalk the stars who shine brightest. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/4 89% White God (2015) "It all pays off with an astounding, extended climax that is as rousing and exciting as it is frightening - one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had watching a movie. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 75% Welcome To New York (2015) " In an Abel Ferrara movie, this sort of damaged, raging, unrepentant bull passes for an antihero. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/4 84% While We're Young (2015) "While We're Young starts off as an empathetic, funny look at middle age and winds up as profound and schematic as a Neil Simon play - or, for the younger set, an episode of The New Girl. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 93% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The Hunting Ground finds a narrative spine in the story of two rape victims: Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who wound up launching their own grassroots investigation into the epidemic. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 91% Eastern Boys (2015) "The movie argues that these teens' lawless, selfish mentality is a by-product of having grown up in war-stricken countries such as Chechnya, where they lived through horrors that permanently skewed their moral compasses. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "In Furious 7, the unstoppable Fast and the Furious franchise sputters and stalls, edging from spectacular, tongue-in-cheek B-movie fun to soulless, insulting inanity. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) "Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but the dark comedy Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) argues that payback is more satisfying when it's doled out in fiery, bloody and outrageous doses. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn remains a furiously committed method actor, even in a paycheck role such as this one. But he's not enough to prevent the film from becoming the same-old. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 96% Girlhood (2015) "Director Sciamma uses an uncommonly light touch in depicting Marieme's gradual transformation from an unformed blank slate into a self-assured girl who doesn't always make the right decisions in the process of figuring herself out. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Dawg Fight "From the outside, at first glance, it looks like a horror show: young men inside a small ring pummeling each other in the backyard of a private home in West Perrine, bare-knuckled and often bleeding. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2.5/4 61% Run All Night (2015) "There are several times in the movie in which Neeson uses his wits instead of bullets to extricate himself from a difficult situation. In this kind of picture, that's called a plot twist. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 60% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Cronenberg's elegant framing and camerawork are reminiscent of a photographer shooting wild fauna - he's fascinated and amused by this strange land - but his fondness for horror and disturbing imagery eventually seep into the picture. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 80% Human Capital (2015) "Human Capital transplants the action from Connecticut to a wealthy suburb of Milan, but the theme remains the same: In our rush to attain supposed happiness through money and power, we often overlook the things that really matter and make us truly happy. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/4 89% Mommy (2015) "A story of the combative relationship between a mother and her son filled with delirious swells of effusive love and sudden plummets into madness and hate. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1/4 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The worst movie the Wachowskis have ever made. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Abel is a man with ideals in a world that has no use for them: If he's going to succeed, he's going to have to use his wits instead of bullets. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/4 88% Still Alice (2015) "The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "This is a portrait of people living under constant duress, trying to drown their sorrows in a bottle and sometimes behaving in misguided ways that will free them, if only temporarily, from their grim reality. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
1.5/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Whatever charges you can level at the movie, and they are legion, boring isn't one of them. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Sooner or later, we all need a helping hand in our lives. But what happens when you need to convince people to extend one? " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "The melancholy streak coursing throughout the picture speaks to the grand tragedy of war and those who wage it on the ground, guns in hand and hearts in throat, unaware at the moment of how radically different the rest of their lives will be. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Although it's not as hermetic and impenetrable as The Master, Inherent Vice still comes off as a giant inside joke to anyone who hasn't read Pynchon's novel. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3.5/4 99% Selma (2015) "Like Dr. King did, the film captures your mind and your heart as it entertains, the way great movies often do. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Unlike The King's Speech, which won a clutch of Oscars for its dull propriety and Masterpiece Theater vibe, The Imitation Game is vibrant and lively, engaging you on several levels. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/4 46% The Gambler (2014) "The Gambler is about the torturous dissatisfaction some people feel when they've managed to do everything right but still don't feel fulfilled " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/4 94% Bad Hair (2014) "No matter how dire things may get, Pelo malo argues that hope springs eternal. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/4 98% The Babadook (2014) "This is a dark and shivery story about motherhood, a common subject for horror movies, but one that's rarely treated with such intelligence or seriousness of intent. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3.5/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Foxcatcher is too cold of a movie to love, but that chilliness is intentional and transfixing, a parable about the darkest corners of the minds of damaged men that dares to whisper instead of shout. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2014
3/4 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "OK, Mr. Jackson, you proved your point by landing the big finish. Now please, no more Middle-earth, ever. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2014
2.5/4 86% Top Five (2014) "The movie, which alternates between hilariously vulgar gags and some electric improvs and riffs by Rock and his cast of all-stars, has the crackle and pop of a live performance - it energizes you. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "This is spectacular entertainment, practically a theme park ride, that could have used more spirituality and soul. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 11, 2014
2.5/4 82% The Homesman (2014) " Parts of The Homesman are a slog to sit through, but the movie ends on a note of absurd comedy that also breaks your heart, suggesting that some people, no matter the circumstances, are incapable of change. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Dec 6, 2014
3/4 98% Citizenfour (2014) " Citizenfour argues that when we lose our personal privacy, we also lose our liberty, because fear overcomes our freedom of speech. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/4 80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Redmayne makes you forget you're watching an actor put himself through punishing contortions. He keeps you focused on the soul of a man trapped inside a malfunctioning body. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2014
3/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "A dark, grim and exciting entertainment. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3.5/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Unlike most Disney fables, there aren't any real morals or lessons to be learned here. This one is just pure, sheer fun. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "This isn't Nolan's best movie, but his ambitions and trust in the audience keep getting bigger. He's one of Hollywood's few true remaining visionaries, and he's only getting warmed up. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Nov 5, 2014
3.5/4 94% Whiplash (2014) "The film's true subject is innate talent - for music, writing, painting, sculpture, plumbing, whatever - and the superhuman lengths we sometimes have to go to in order to wring it out of ourselves. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3.5/4 92% Birdman (2014) "Birdman takes advantage of every facet of Keaton's talent, from his knack for absurdist comedy to his seemingly effortless ability to tap into graceful profundity without making a big show of it. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2/4 85% John Wick (2014) "Where have you gone, Keanu Reeves? " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 22, 2014
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