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:
1576

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 1576
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 89% Informant (2013) " This timely documentary passes the test as a work of balanced journalism about a man of fascinating contradictions." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/4 49% Carrie (2013) " Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel is a grave but listless thriller." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/4 94% After Tiller (2013) " The movie takes a calm and intellectual approach to an inflammatory subject, elevating what could have easily come off as propaganda into a reasoned and thoughtful work of journalism." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 57% Escape From Tomorrow (2013) " Writer-director Randy Moore channels everything from "The Shining" to David Lynch's "Eraserhead" to depict a family's gradual disintegration in what is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth. " — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3.5/4 93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Director Paul Greengrass' treatment of this material - and Tom Hanks' extraordinary performance - makes the movie required viewing for the informed and uninformed alike." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3.5/4 97% Gravity (2013) " Gravity is a celebration of the primal pleasure of movies." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2.5/4 49% Parkland (2013) " Parkland is wildly uneven, although compulsively watchable." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2013
1/4 9% Runner Runner (2013) " Here is a film in which a man is covered in chicken fat and thrown into a pit of crocodiles, and you still can barely keep your eyes open." — Miami Herald
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2.5/4 75% Out in the Dark (2013) " By the end, Nimr and Roy have become heavy-handed symbols for the ongoing clash of ideologies in the Middle East. "Out in the Dark" fared better when it treated them as people." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 83% Blue Caprice (2013) " This lyrical, frightening film is a portrait of a man consumed by self-hatred who decided to take it out on the world. " — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 89% Rush (2013) " "Rush" is the kind of Hollywood studio production that has sadly become all too rare - a smart, exciting, R-rated entertainment for grown-ups that quickens your pulse and puts on a great show." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 81% Don Jon (2013) " The movie has a keen understanding of how easily we can hurt other people by not considering them." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3.5/4 96% Cutie And The Boxer (2013) " The story of an extraordinary marriage between two people bound together by their artistic impulse." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2.5/4 82% Prisoners (2013) " After two hours of relentless tension, Prisoners starts revealing its secrets to progressively hokier effect. " — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 20, 2013
3/4 70% C.O.G. (2013) " There are a few stretches in C.O.G. where the movie feels like it's dawdling, much like its protagonist. But the wonderfully sad, exhilarating ending proves this filmmaker knew exactly where he was headed the entire time." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2013
1/4 31% Adore (2013) " This isn't an Oedipus complex. This is a Preposterous complex." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 19, 2013
3/4 29% The Family (2013) " The movie is a cartoon, but the stakes are surprisingly real." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 12, 2013
1/4 58% Riddick (2013) " A modestly budgeted bone Universal Pictures threw at Diesel so he would keep starring in "Fast and Furious" pictures. Those movies are bank; "Riddick" is rank." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 6, 2013
3/4 83% Drinking Buddies (2013) " The movie has a keen eye for the ways in which we sometimes resign ourselves to less-than-satisfying lives." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2013
2/4 34% Passion (2013) " A throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas." — Miami Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2013
3.5/4 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " The Grandmaster blends right in with Wong's body of work, a gorgeous meditation on the importance of sorrow and lament. This one just happens to have kung fu, too." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 31, 2013
3/4 79% Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013) " Lowery has a lyrical style of storytelling that is delicate and subtle yet suffused with emotion and atmosphere. It's gentle and pointed at the same time. " — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/4 68% El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013) " "The Artist and the Model" is a contemplative ode to creativity and imagination." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 29, 2013
1/4 2% Getaway (2013) " The Shelby Mustang driven by Hawke isn't just the fastest car in all of Bulgaria: It also has the ability to heal itself, like Wolverine." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 28, 2013
3/4 71% Paradise: Faith (2013) " Much like his fellow Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, Seidl knows how to keep his audience captivated while rattling us with a discomfiting precision." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 27, 2013
3/4 92% The Spectacular Now (2013) " This adaptation of Tim Tharp's novel, directed with delicate restraint by James Ponsoldt, sneaks up on you. It makes you laugh, then it breaks your heart." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/4 81% Una noche (One Night) (2013) " Una noche thrums with the vibrant energy of restless youth taking their fates into their own hands." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/4 89% The World's End (2013) " Although its humor is not for all tastes, no one can say this crazy picture doesn't have the guts to live up to its title." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1/4 74% You're Next (2013) " Wingard does pull off a few stylish setpieces: He is clearly talented. But the movie, which was shot two years ago and has been kicking around the film festival circuit since then, feels dated and trite." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 22, 2013
2/4 12% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) " "The Mortal Instruments" franchise is strictly for the initiated. They will no doubt love it. Everyone else will be flummoxed." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 20, 2013
2.5/4 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " When compared to something as patronizing and manipulative as "Forrest Gump," "Lee Daniels' The Butler" comes off as an earnest crowd-pleaser with history on its side." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2.5/4 55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Can a comedy be too funny for its own good? " — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/4 27% Jobs (2013) " "Jobs" works much better as a history of Apple than it does as a portrait of the genius who dreamed it up." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
2/4 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " What seemed edgy and brash in the original film is now routine and old-hat." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/4 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " In The Act of Killing, director Joshua Oppenheimer pulls off the impossible: He confronts great, incomprehensible evil and puts a human face on it." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3.5/4 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Just when it seemed like Allen was going to settle for cranking out a comic bauble every year for the rest of his career, he comes up with a vital and vibrant knockout of a movie." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 9, 2013
2/4 54% Lovelace (2013) " A timid gloss on a hardcore subject." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 8, 2013
3/4 68% Elysium (2013) " Furiously exciting sci-fi, carefully considered and loaded with allegories and social commentary. " — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2013
2/4 64% 2 Guns (2013) " An unremarkable, standard-issue shoot-em-up that rests entirely on the charisma of its two stars." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 98% Blackfish (2013) " Blackfish is intended to rattle and provoke in the hopes of bringing about change." — Miami Herald
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/4 69% The Wolverine (2013) " Just as comic-book movie fatigue was starting to set in, along comes The Wolverine to revive a moribund summer of superheroes." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2.5/4 48% Maniac (2013) " A creepy experiment that stays with you." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 25, 2013
3/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Whatever role prejudice have played a part in the shooting - Oscar and his friends were black, and the officers were white - Fruitvale Station refuses to turn the incident into a statement on race and divisiveness." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 25, 2013
2/4 85% The Way Way Back (2013) " The coming-of-age tale The Way, Way Back is sweet, heartfelt and utterly trite and predictable from beginning to end." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 63% Broken (2013) " Although there are some light moments and traces of dark humor, Broken's overall aura is one of dread." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 70% V/H/S/2 (2013) " V/H/S/ 2 is raw and rough-edged and rude. It is also, for the hardcore horror fan, a total blast." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3/4 86% The Conjuring (2013) " An uncommonly intense and frightening experience." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
3.5/4 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Mocking the improbable characters and bizarre juxtapositions is too literal and superficial a reading of this dreamy, entrancing movie." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 19, 2013
2.5/4 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " There are long sequences in this movie that merit that most overused of terms: "Awesome."" — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 12, 2013
2/4 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " Director Gore Verbinski has adopted the more-is-better approach he used in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, crowding the movie with so many extraneous characters and subplots that the film becomes an endurance test." — Miami Herald
Posted Jul 3, 2013
2/4 67% World War Z (2013) " World War Z opens with an undeniable bang. But if this is the way the world ends, we're going out with a whimper." — Miami Herald
Posted Jun 21, 2013
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