Nicolás Ruiz

Nicolás Ruiz
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Film critic and editor for different media outlets in Mexico. He writes about movies, popular culture, comic books, television, and literature. For the last four years, he has been an editor for the technology and geek culture blog Código Espagueti. He has a masters degree in comparative literature and enjoys random investigative work.
Location: Mexico City

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 87% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) The Untamed is a masterpiece in science fiction cinema that transcends the boundaries of social comment and its admitted admiration for Zulawski's Possession. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
8/10 75% Godzilla (2014) Godzilla doesn't always work, but when it does it's an effective and visually stunning take of a contemporary myth that will surely please fans of kaiju culture. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
6.8/10 49% RoboCop (2014) RoboCop is a respectful remake. Nevertheless, it fails to captivate the violence and social satyre of Paul Verhoeven's cult classic. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
9.5/10 100% The Square (Al Midan) (2013) The Square is a shrewd application of cinéma vérité in the midst of mass communication and a sensible and thorough approach to the events that gave birth to the Arab Spring. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
9/10 94% Her (2013) Her is an intelligent and beautiful achievement in science fictional romance; a film about human fragility and the strangest aspirations of platonic love. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
6/10 61% Ender's Game (2013) Ender's Game is a visually stunning adaptation that falls short to relate the charisma and excitement of the Orson Scott Card classic science fiction novel. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
8.9/10 66% Suspiria (2018) Suspiria is an original, crude and ominous remake. The film by Luca Guadagnino respectfully follows the path of Dario Argento creating, at the same time, a shrewd foundation for new horror movies. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
9.2 93% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite is a complex and bewildering essay by Yorgos Lanthimos on the pathetic necessities of political power. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
8.6/10 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Lego Movie 2: The Second Part doesn't have the freshness and spontaneity of its predecessor. Nevertheless, it is a charming, amusing and clever sequel. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
5/10 64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Velvet Buzzsaw is an ambitious thriller that completely fails to become a horror movie or to do more than a shallow critic to the art world. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
69% mother! (2017) Aronofsky's controversial new film is all we expected: a grandiloquent artifact of fine composition and redundant content. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A beautiful sequel that needs no comparison. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) The anticipated and ambitious film by Luc Besson is not exactly what we expected. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
88% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) A film proud of its basic humor and its crude jokes ... and precisely because of that, it works so well. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
8.4/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is a great individual superhero movie that, with confidence and charisma, integrates with the complex logic of the MCU. [Full review in Spanish - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
9.1/10 98% Get Out (2017) A brilliant film that gives freshness to the rebirth of independent horror as the new genre of American social satire. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
8.3/10 80% Colossal (2017) A tragicomedy disguised as a romantic comedy with though themes that raises disturbing questions. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
72% Interstellar (2014) A film made with meticulousness and ambition, that achieves its tasks both narrative and visual with singular efficiency and grandiloquence that never feels forced. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
5/10 65% The Maze Runner (2014) The adaptation of the book was an evident continuation for its success and in the film, we see, once again, a quick production: pretty by the promotional envelope and completely failed in the attempt of content. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
6/10 35% The Giver (2014) We return to the same problem of screen adaptations and all the expectations that summons, unleashes, exalts but finally disappoints. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) A film full of symbolism and winks, powerful content and grandiloquent effects and design. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Whoever wants to see it with simple enthusiasm will have a lot of fun and each one will be able to look at the details that punish and excite the fan in their very personal reading. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
20% Transcendence (2014) A love story with the most cheesy premise of a worn Hallmark card, like "my love will be the drop that waters the flower of your life" or something. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
7.5/10 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) A simple but efficient film that knows how to take advantage of its clichés to give depth to the crazy cosmic universe of Marvel. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) A tremendously entertaining film that returns hope to the collective fear that Disney caused when taking ownership of big, huge, science fiction consortiums and comics. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
9/10 91% Birdman (2014) A film that is tremendously self-conscious and at the same time makes fun of its pretensions. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
42% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) A bad movie that overshadows what Miller can still give and which shelters the expectations of those who waited so long to receive so little. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
8/10 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) A powerful adaptation, well-made, directed and written, that is also intelligent and, above all, extremely funny. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
6.9/10 36% Project Almanac (2015) Project Almanac is a good entertainment, suitable for a teen movie or another proposal that uses the found footage format. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
7/10 33% Chappie (2015) The film isn't bad and can be very funny (although this is, at times, involuntarily), the central character is endearing and the plot promises enthusiasm. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
6.8/10 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Despite its visual beauty, Jupiter Ascending it's more exhausting than captivating. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
5.8/10 17% Pixels (2015) We all knew it could be a particularly bad movie but no one ever expected it to become such a flat and poorly made film so dependent on the tired humor of an exhausted Adam Sandler. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
8/10 82% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man is undoubtedly one of the best individual superhero movies on the MCU. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
90% The Imitation Game (2014) The Imitation Game retakes the myth, interprets it again and in this is lost something of the innocence of a story turned into legend. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
7.5/10 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) The Theory of Everything is a visually interesting, well-directed and extraordinarily acted film. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
6.7/10 51% The Interview (2014) The enormous expectation created by a stupid political controversy only generated a disappointing feeling in front of a comedy without depth. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
8.4/10 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) With impressive battle scenes, unbeatable effects, good performances and a sustained emotional tension, Jackson managed to give a dignified closure to his interpretive meddling in Middle-earth. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
28% Insurgent (2015) A sequel that has the same mistakes of the first film: it's banal, poorly performed and, in general, everything it wants to transmit is a hateful message. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Whedon affectionately says goodbye while cementing the future of a franchise that, though it seems impossible, will represent future far-reaching narrative complexities. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
29% Autómata (2014) No matter how exhausted cinema is in its dystopian anguish, this film shows us that there are still independent horizons for the genre in the future. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
47% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) An annoying and boring movie, that changed the easy and fun originality of the books without consistency and without any significance. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
6/10 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The Good Dinosaur is not a bad movie: it just not even close to what we expected. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
92% Anomalisa (2015) A darkly reflective film that doesn't stagnate in pessimism, a creation full of potential readings that translates into a unique visual and sonorous experience. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) A deeply human construction of our relationship with technology that gives a very intimate, real and palpable vision of the people behind it. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) An interesting ending to the Steve Rogers saga and a promising start to the third stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A story with banal characters and wasted performances that falls into terrible paternalism, has a tangled action and it's poor and repetitive. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
39% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) A film that stays halfway between the apology and good intentions, failing to pay homage to the graphic novel and its controversial story. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) You're not going to have a bad time at the movies, just don't expect to feel that those who created this beautiful work, want to flatter, beyond nostalgia, your intelligence. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The problem with this film is that it's halfway between the action and a heavy reflection that, despite the solemnity, is still innocent. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
27% Suicide Squad (2016) Seeing this film was finding moments of incredible happiness nuanced, quickly, by a boring sadness. [Full review in Spanish] - Código espagueti EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017