Rendy Jones

Rendy Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Rendy Reviews

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% Ready or Not (2019) Ready or Not achieves at being a thrilling game to watch. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 91% Blinded by the Light (2019) Absolutely delightful. This is the definition of the term "feel-good movie of the summer." - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
2.5/5 47% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) It's depressing that August is literally the dumping ground for underdeveloped movies, but it's just painful that one of those underdeveloped movies would be a Linklater one. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
1.5/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) The Kitchen is like a high school junior's attempt at writing a gangster movie after being influenced by one too many, making this incapable of having an identity of its own. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 75% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) This marginal improvement of a sequel delivers a frantically-paced onslaught of offbeat, silly, and bizarre jokes that stamps the style of director Thurop Van Orman. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
4/5 98% One Child Nation (2019) During the 85-minute run time, you will encounter a sinking feeling and your eyes will widen as more inhumane facts are presented to you. Once it begins, it never lets up. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
2/5 58% Brian Banks (2019) If I was the real Brian Banks, I would've been pissed because this is not a good example of having your incredible story depicted. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 80% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Stays faithful to its source material with its sequences of horror, but its flaws lie within the conventionally formulaic story that fails to make a valuable impression. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 83% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) One can easily deliver a Dora impersonation but Moner adds nuances to her charismatic performance, making the character her own. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
3/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) A pleasurable family drama that actually packs a decent bark. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
2/5 84% The Nightingale (2019) The excessively prolonged sequences of triggering content to serve an unconventional, if not simplistic, narrative prevents The Nightingale from delivering any sort of impact. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 92% Luce (2019) A hefty psychological drama with provoking topics like race, privilege, and tokenism, all layered into a complex story that is pulse-pounding with nearly every frame. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2019
3/5 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) A thought-provoking doc centered on the art of journalism through a portrait that is often more compelling than not. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw serves as a fun and entertaining popcorn blockbuster for the summer, fueled by David Leitch's signature adrenaline, charisma, and humor throughout. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
3.5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Ambitiously inspired, meticulously crafted, cleverly written, and just as self-indulgent as you'd expect, Tarantino's latest is a passionately hand-crafted love letter. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3.5/5 98% Honeyland (2019) As mesmerizing as it is truly heartbreaking, Honeyland is a well-crafted doc that prospers from its observational format and the incredible message it carries. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
2.5/5 51% After the Wedding (2019) Boasts serviceable performances by the ensemble, but suffers from an onslaught of creative restrictions by Freundlich as he delivers a note-for-note remake of the original. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
1.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Unable to hold even the wax to the candle, The Lion King is such a soulless money grab with little to offer as it poorly rehashes a well-known story already accessible to you. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2019
4/5 94% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) A well-told story with unexpected heart to match, The Peanut Butter Falcon swoops in and charms your pants off. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
3.5/5 82% Crawl (2019) For a movie that ironically feature characters who drown, Crawl is a breath of fresh air. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber has its fare ride-share of laughable moments, but this middle-of-the-road comedy wastes its talented cast on a mediocre script. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4.5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Colorful, well written, messed up, and disturbing - but also visually fascinating, which is what Ari Aster does best. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A spectacularly fun solo story that validates Holland's Peter Parker as the greatest Spider-Man ever. What a time it is to be a Spider-Man fan. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Hey Boyle, why is this so blegh? Took a bland script, and made it duller. Richard Curtis, I expect much better from you. But you wrote a bad script and it's very gutter. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Darn you Pixar, just take your Oscar already you incredible masters of storytelling and animation. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 86% Pavarotti (2019) Pavarotti is a brilliant and well made portrait, not of a man, but of a human being with the voice of an angel and a heart of gold. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 60% The Sound of Silence (2019) Sarsgaard and Jones deliver incredible performances that make this rather quiet picture ever so enticing. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5/5 64% Child's Play (2019) Child's Play takes the initial tone of Mancini's series, adds an updated burst of energy, and delivers a fun 90-minute horror rollercoaster that keeps you entertained. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night may juggle way too many relevant themes for its own good, but the ensemble's charismatic performances and Kaling's wit holds the film up as a fun time overall. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
0/5 32% Shaft (2019) This sexist, racist, and homophobic reboot is an embarrassment and insult to both the creators who handled him before and the cultural impact that it made on people's lives. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
1.5/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Just for the record, it should be apparent that if a Men in Black movie doesn't feature a song to back it up, then it's most likely going to suck. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/5 54% The Dead Don't Die (2019) There are a lot of areas to appreciate within The Dead Don't Die. Now, if it wasn't so scatterbrained (haha) with its execution, then this would've been something significant. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) The mature handling of the Jean Grey story mixed with well-choreographed and fun action sequences makes this X-Men finale a decent chapter to close on...and that's the tea. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
2.5/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Never manages to capture the same bark as its predecessor. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Once in a blue moon, there comes a film that speaks to you. A film that you wholeheartedly connect to and makes you feel seen in every form. For me, this is that movie. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2019
2.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Bigger, dumber, and duller than before, Godzilla: King of the Monsters boasts monstrous fun, but it's script is a Kaiju-sized migraine to sit through. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
1.5/5 54% Ma (2019) Inept to the definition of thrills due to a convoluted script riddled with unbelievably inconsistent flaws and dialogue, Ma isn't just "meh," it's aMAzingly bad. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) If Malek could win an Oscar for doing an impersonation, then Egerton deserves 10 Oscars, a purple heart, a Nobel Peace Prize, and be knighted for delivering a PERFORMANCE. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 83% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A hilarious dark comedy with enough wit and brain to leave a long-lasting punch. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
3.5/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn simplistically takes a familiar concept and spins it for an effective horror movie full of thrilling scares and gore that will keep your blood pumping. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Aladdin advances the original in story and has a charismatic cast who sells it, but its lack of wonder mixed with uncanny VFX, makes this remake just a shadow to its superior. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Give Camila Morrone all of the roles. All of them. She deserves them all. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
2.5/5 49% A Dog's Journey (2019) Has its sweet, genuine moments and great performances to carry the story, but the overall blandness of the manipulative story makes this sequel an [insert dog pun here]. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 51% The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) May be a forgettable YA romance, but the onscreen chemistry between the leads and the authentic filmmaking by Ry-Russo Young makes this a slightly above-average affair. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
4/5 100% Yes God Yes (2019) Stretches its short story into a feature-length film with a smart, short, relatable, and hilarious script and a great comedic performance from Natalia Dyer fitting the bill. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Parabellum continues the franchise's incredible winning streak, solidifying John Wick as being the greatest action franchise in cinematic history, bar none. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3.5/5 100% Blow the Man Down (2019) An impactful debut by Cole & Krudy that is mysterious, buoyed with great performances, and has a meaningful setting that enhances the level of detail within the story. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) These Rebel Wilson vehicles are progressively getting better. It's a shame we peaked in February. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
4.5/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) A beautiful portrait and celebration of the circle of life told as a personal doc with enough cute animals and gorgeous framework to win the hearts of everyone. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
2/5 30% The Intruder (2019) So bland and stupid that it's both enjoyable and frustratingly lazy, as every Black Screen Gems movie has always been. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019