Rendy Jones

Rendy Jones
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Rendy Reviews

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 97% Us (2019) Us is not a successor to Get Out, but instead a solidification. A solidification that Peele is not only a master of horror, but an auteur who wears his ambitions on his sleeve - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 92% Pet Sematary (2019) Uneven in tone, but unnerving in story, Pet Sematary continues the streak of decent King adaptations by providing tension, humor, great performances, and a tight script. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
4/5 88% Sword of Trust (2019) Most of the positives I have towards this film are the comedic actors exhibiting their individual talents, and it's fun to witness thanks to Shelton's direction. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 72% Good Boys (2019) Despite its many inconsistencies, Good Boys is vulgar, charmingly hilarious, dirty, and pretty much the live action South Park movie we never thought would be released. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4.5/5 100% Booksmart (2019) For Booksmart being Olivia Wilde's directorial debut, she expresses the WILD through her style. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/5 67% Them That Follow (2019) The mystery may be way too obvious if you've seen any given romance movie ever, but the religious backdrop and the setting elevates the drama. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
3.5/5 79% Captain Marvel (2019) The narrative is very predictable, but it's earned through its humor and fun performances rather than its storytelling which is the formula Marvel coasted by with for years. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 91% Little Monsters (2019) Humor is very hit-and-miss, but the well-developed, charming narrative and performances by the central cast (primarily Nyong'o) makes Little Monsters an entertaining ride. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4.5/5 72% Climax (2019) Holy hell does Gaspar Noé know how to throw a party. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
4/5 93% Hail Satan? (2019) Enlightening, chilling, and funny as hell, Penny Lane's doc provides thought-provoking/enraging themes of religious discrimination and the religious supremacy in our nation. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) Boldly examines the reality of incarceration and animal captivity while providing incredible performances and an impressive debut by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/5 13% Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) It's better than the last 3 Madea films, but this finale would've been better if Perry went to stand-up classes, learned how to craft his jokes, and learned when to yell cut. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
2/5 54% Greta (2019) The number of pills Greta asks you to swallow to invest in its story are of ample amount, but varies in size throughout, bringing the film to a halt oh so many times. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A darn near perfect threequel that sends off an emotional farewell to Dreamworks' most reputable franchise. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to a corner to cry. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Not only the first Manga film adaptation that doesn't suck, but it's just a fun time at the movies overall. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
4.5/5 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Spins the conventional rom-com formula by satirizing and embracing it while making a timeless classic as a result. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2.5/5 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Lacks the thrills and balanced elements which made the original special but Jessica Rothe deserves to be a superstar! - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
1.5/5 44% The Prodigy (2019) I don't know what's more disappointing; this movie not being scary or not being focused on the electronic music group of the same name. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/5 100% Knock Down the House (2019) One of the best real life superhero origin stories ever. If you didn't stan AOC before (and why wouldn't you?!), you definitely will after watching this powerful doc. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
2/5 46% What Men Want (2019) 19 years later, the same criticisms for "What Women Want" applies to this reimagining where it doesn't take proper advantage of its enticing premise to do anything clever. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) I'm at the point now where I believe that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have the Midas touch because everything either one of them touches turns into gold. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 79% The Death of Dick Long (2019) For a film with an immature title, The Death of Dick Long has to be one of the smartest and funniest comedies of the year. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
2.5/5 64% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) The hybridization of genres is welcoming, but the execution (pun intended) is rather lackluster. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Powered with a winning performance by Bell who rings in her name, Colaizzo's directorial debut is an empowering comedy that is as strong as its lead. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2.5/5 67% Native Son (2019) Prospers from a great performance by Sanders, but Johnson's debut is undercut by an uneven story that lacks an identity, hardly even resembling its source material. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3.5/5 64% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Berlinger's approach focusing on the characteristics rather than the crimes is makes this crime story an enticing ride propelled by Efron and Collin's superb performances. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 100% Honey Boy (2019) To face your demons is a difficult feat but Alma Har'el's Honey Boy allows Shia LaBeouf to do so with his phenomenal script and incredible performance. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
4.5/5 100% The Farewell (2019) Wang's The Farewell is an incredible outlook on family tradition that is thought-provoking, relative, and personal. All while providing a stupendous performance by Awkwafina. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
5/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) A remarkable cinematic experience that is breathtaking to witness and redefines the medium of documentary filmmaking. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Truly an instant classic family film, not just for all ages, but for the ages as well. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3.5/5 83% Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019) Packs one kamehameha of a good time. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed. Yet for a Shyamalan film, I'd rather take disappointment over disastrous any day. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
3.5/5 91% Fyre (2019) Chris Smith's FYRE cleverly comments on the glorification of the high-class lifestyle we dream of and the criminal extents people are willing to go to live it. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/5 41% The Upside (2019) The Upside of this American remake lies in the charm and chemistry between Hart and Cranston. The downside is that it's way too familiar in its narrative. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
1.5/5 62% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Truly puts the oof in woof. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 48% Escape Room (2019) For this being the first release of 2019, there's a lot of fun to appreciate ---considering if you run out of the theater before the epilogue. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2019
1.5/5 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) The equivalent of seeing best buds reunite at a high school reunion and after a while you realize they're better off without each other as their dynamic peaked in high school. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/5 66% Vice (2018) McKay has been the filmmaker equivalent of the guy who goes, "You know what grinds my gears?" and honestly I love that sometimes. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
1.5/5 32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Super plastic and nowhere near fantastic. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Wonderful, whimsical wonder that contains nothing but utter joy. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 65% Aquaman (2018) With fun, nonstop action, Wan's stylistic direction, and strong charismatic performances (especially by Momoa), "Aquaman" brilliantly solidifies that the DCEU is here to stay. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Doesn't just add an invigorating (all)spark to the Transformers franchise, but it also proves that there truly is more than meets the eye. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
2/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Raffey Cassidy is the best part of the movie, but when the film deviates its focus over to Portman (and I can't believe I'm saying this) it takes a major shift for the worse. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ronan has immensely evolved to become this powerful jack-of-all-trades actress and Mary is another entry in her streak of incredible performances. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Full of kickass yuletide cheer. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4.5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A spectacularly amazing animated spectacle that serves as a beautiful reminder that the superhero genre has many more stories to tell in the most revitalizing forms. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Adds a hefty amount of complexity with dazzling animation, an abundant amount of creativity, and a mature story that will wreck you like its main character. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
2/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) There is some fun to be had considering if you watch it on TNT 2 years from now. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2018
4.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) A knockout sequel that packs the same impacting punch as its predecessor. - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) You want us to sit in for three more of these? You must be riddikulus! - Rendy Reviews EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018