Rene Rodriguez

Rene Rodriguez

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Rene Rodriguez's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 89% 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 61% 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
2/4 31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "The problem with Men, Women & Children - and it's a big one - is that the movie isn't telling us anything we don't already know. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/4 77% Fury (2014) "War is hell. That's entertainment, folks. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) " Even knowing what's ahead doesn't prepare you for the movie's tone, which is funny yet curdled and cynical and bleak. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 45% Life After Beth (2014) " Life After Beth starts feeling more conventional the wilder and darker it gets. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 5, 2014
3/4 94% Love Is Strange (2014) "Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance - it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Sep 5, 2014
1/4 52% 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 52% 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 91% 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 98% 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 88% 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% Wolf at the Door (2015) "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 65% 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 73% 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 58% 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 85% 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 94% 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% Live Die Repeat: 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 49% 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 61% 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 88% 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 36% 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 91% 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 74% 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
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