Rendy Jones

Rendy Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 70% Where Is Anne Frank (Où est Anne Frank !) (2021) An eye-popping, mesmerizing visual splendor of 2D-animated excellence. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
3/5 66% The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) Once again, Jessica Chastain leaves you breathless with her strong and committed leading performance. If only the story knew what it wanted to identify as. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2021
1.5/5 47% Dear Evan Hansen (2021) As far as "little white lie" storylines go, Dear Evan Hansen is on the same spectrum of cringe as Shark Tale. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2021
3/5 44% Queenpins (2021) Just like clippings of coupons themselves, there's so much joyful value to this. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2021
3/5 87% The Card Counter (2021) While being too scatterbrained and underdeveloped to weave its own web, Oscar Isaac's captivating performance alone warrants a recommendation. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2021
1.5/5 42% Kate (2021) Has the same unapologetic and problematic white trash energy as Logan Paul's trip to Japan in 2017. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2021
3.5/5 96% Language Lessons (2021) a down-to-earth, platonic comedy that explores the notion of connection in a poignant manner and stands out as one of the most heartfelt and human films of this year. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2021
2.5/5 57% We Need to Do Something (2021) I wonder how the novella handles elevating tension with isolation and claustrophobia in its writing because when it's depicted on screen, the results are middling. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2021
2/5 59% Vacation Friends (2021) It took five dudes to write this. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2021
3/5 84% Candyman (2021) DaCosta's direction is ambitious, for she provides stylish innovation in areas to elevate the folklore aesthetic of the titular figure. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2021
3.5/5 92% Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) A stylish MCU flick with amazing direction that is fun and exciting. See, Hollywood? This is what happens when you finally let an Asian director helm an Asian-led action flick - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2021
4/5 86% The Night House (2021) David Bruckner's The Night House is undeniably one of the freshest, chilling, and human psychological horror thrillers I've seen in quite some time. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2021
3.5/5 37% Reminiscence (2021) Reminiscence captures that nostalgic energy of old school storytelling in such a loving and passionate manner while making it her own with a compelling sci-fi twist. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2021
3.5/5 96% CODA (2021) CODA has all the makings of a crowd-pleaser and it hits those strides with heart and soul. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2021
2.5/5 43% Don't Breathe 2 (2021) There's a clear level of craftsmanship and thrills but this sequel desperately emphasizes a tale of redemption with an already irredeemable character. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2021
3.5/5 77% PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021) Paw Patrol: The Movie is a ton of fun for young kids and their families. It knows its demographic and never does it stray from its identity. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2021
3.5/5 69% Cryptozoo (2021) A René Laloux-type '60s action-drama that furthers Dash Shaw's reach as a storyteller, filmmaker, and a distinctive artist. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2021
3.5/5 80% Free Guy (2021) Free Guy succeeds on its merit as a fun and exhilarating action-comedy that is also a wonderful ode to the online multiplayer video game landscape of today. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2021
4.5/5 91% The Suicide Squad (2021) A director-driven deranged masterpiece of a live-action comic book movie, unlike anything I've seen before. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2021
4/5 87% Vivo (2021) Vivo is a beautifully animated musical with its own stylistic flair full of passion and Cuban love that leaves you absolutely breathless. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2021
3/5 62% Jungle Cruise (2021) Gleeful swashbuckling fun. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2021
3/5 88% The Green Knight (2021) From the opening frame to its final shot, The Green Knight is a visual masterpiece. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2021
4.5/5 66% How It Ends (2021) Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones wrote something personal and reflective that hits people who are most likely facing the same existential crisis today. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2021
3/5 37% Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) I just can't believe that in a G.I. Joe film, the screenplay trumps the direction and action. What a weird world we live in. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2021
2.5/5 58% Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) It's easy to appreciate on a visual level but when it comes to technical and performance aspects, it leaves so much to be desired. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2021
1.5/5 26% Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) With no satire or a lick of creativity to compensate, Space Jam: A New Legacy stares into the eyes of capitalism and embraces it with open arms. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2021
3.5/5 86% Werewolves Within (2021) A whodunnit howl of a good time - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2021
2.5/5 47% Escape Room: Tournament of Champions (2021) Though it benefits from a hefty ensemble cast and amazing production design, this PG-13 Saw-type series is quickly running out of rooms to escape from. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2021
3.5/5 79% Black Widow (2021) Black Widow may not be the grand send-off to Natasha Romanoff, for it borrows far too many elements from that other MCU spy flick, but it's still a fun summer blockbuster. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2021
3/5 34% America: The Motion Picture (2021) Defiles the history textbook and provides its own f'ed-up retelling of the founding of this f'ed-up nation in fun 2D animated fashion. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
3/5 48% The Boss Baby: Family Business (2021) With Family Business, McGrath and his team surprisingly crafted a tighter narrative that has more charm and heart. Essentially, it gets the job done. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2021
3/5 59% F9 (2021) While I'd say the Fast franchise is currently losing its way, F9 never for a moment forgets where it came from. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
4/5 88% Poser (2021) It grips you from the very beginning and takes you on a psychological, anxiety-inducing roller coaster experience for 87 minutes straight. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2021
1.5/5 48% False Positive (2021) A contemporary riff on Rosemary's Baby that apparently doesn't understand the definition of the word "riff". - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2021
2/5 43% Italian Studies (2021) For a movie as short as it is, Italian Studies a slog and a half that is hoisted by Vanessa Kirby's captivating performance and some technical aspects. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
3.5/5 88% 7 Days (2021) There have been more movies set in COVID times that I've unexpectedly enjoyed and that includes 7 Days, an entertaining rom-com carried by the two lead's delightful chemistry. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2021
4/5 91% Luca (2021) A great slice-of-life that is a love letter to Italy, summer, and the life-long bonds we make during the season. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2021
4/5 94% In the Heights (2021) A near-perfect musical experience that made me bawl and feel seen as a New Yorker that no film has ever done before. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2021
3.5/5 65% Wish Dragon (2020) There is enough freshness in the writing and direction to strengthen the emotional component. It deserved a fate better than Netflix for its hysterical humor and huge heart. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2021
2/5 56% The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) I think it's time to let this Conjuring come to a definitive conclusion. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2021
1.5/5 49% Spirit Untamed (2021) You already have a better Spirit at home. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2021
3.5/5 74% Cruella (2021) The two Emmas slay in their respective performances while Gillespie does an incredible job crafting an epic '70s period piece that relishes in both upscale and punk fashion. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2021
2/5 68% Women is Losers (2021) Despite the film's fantastic lead, its screenplay desperately needed confidence and boldness rather than playing into tropes that feel exhausted at this point. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2021
3.5/5 91% A Quiet Place Part II (2021) A damn fine sequel that continues the predecessor's strongest aspects while going bolder than your typical studio horror. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2021
3.5/5 67% Army Of The Dead (2021) It's a really fun escape that captures the magic of the summer blockbuster with great action set pieces and a badass ensemble, it's so hard not to recommend. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2021
3/5 26% The Woman in the Window (2021) A crazy mess that is so campy and over-the-top, yet I had so much trashy fun with it. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2021
2.5/5 61% Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) I can't help but think that this is the kind of contemporary western that would've been so cool several decades ago. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2021
2.5/5 66% Wrath of Man (2021) It's fine if you're in that boomer/beta male crowd. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2021
3.5/5 95% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) An engaging and loving letter to the people who built Sesame Street from the ground up and the people who grew up with it. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2021
2.5/5 55% Mortal Kombat (2021) More milquetoast than toasty. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2021