Rene Rodriguez

Rene Rodriguez

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Rene Rodriguez's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "This iconoclastic filmmaker seduces you with ridiculous laughs, then sends you home contemplating your mortality and your place in the world. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3/4 38% Irrational Man (2015) "Taken on its own, as a stand-alone dark comedy about existential angst, Irrational Man is a wobbly enterprise. But view it in context, as a Woody Allen film, and the plot thickens. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2.5/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "For about 90 minutes or so, Rogue Nation is grandly exciting. But in the final half-hour, McQuarrie makes a critical mistake: He starts taking this enjoyable nonsense seriously. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2/4 28% The Ardor (2015) "Here is a movie that ends with a can't-miss scenario - a siege on a farmhouse in which the heroes are vastly outnumbered and outgunned - yet still fails to ever quicken your pulse. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/4 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Sherlock Holmes may have never really walked the earth, but Mr. Holmes humanizes him to such a degree, you walk out of the theater practically convinced you've just watched a biopic. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Loreak "Directors Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga have said they were aiming for a cross between Hitchcock and Kieslowski, which is a perfect way to describe this lovely film's enthralling pull. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/4 84% The Wolfpack (2015) "Whether they are dancing exuberantly to the cheesy 1980s pop hit Tarzan Boy or celebrating Halloween in their tiny living room, these kids figured out how to not only survive, but thrive. Sometimes, with a little luck and a lot of love, joy finds a way. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2.5/4 89% Dope (2015) "Here is the rare movie overstuffed with memorable moments that would have been better if there had been fewer of them. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/4 98% Inside Out (2015) "Kids will be engaged, but it's the older viewers - people who have lived and felt a little longer than 11-year-olds - who will most appreciate this marvelous, ingenious work of art. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 18, 2015
1/4 71% Jurassic World (2015) "There's something deeply wrong with a film that expects you to shed tears over digitally created prehistoric creatures and rubber brontosaurus heads instead of rooting for, you know, people. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/4 71% The Nightmare (2015) "In the faces of these men and women, ranging in age from their 20s to their 40s and spread out everywhere from Los Angeles to Manchester, you can see the genuine terror they suffered - and, in some cases, continue to suffer. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jun 10, 2015
2.5/4 19% Aloha (2015) "This is the kind of film that is easier to mock than to grapple with on its own terms. It's littered with flaws, but sometimes those movies can be the most interesting ones. The Aloha cult fan club is officially open. I'll take one ticket, please. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2015
2/4 52% Saint Laurent (2015) "A flamboyant but hollow exercise in glitz and pizzazz, Saint Laurent is a riot of colors, hedonism and nonsense. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Ilusión "This is an often hilarious comedy about the fate of a man in love with art and its potential to change the world, but frustrated by his lack of resources to give voice to his ideas. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2015
1/4 50% San Andreas (2015) "In San Andreas, The Big One finally hits California, and not even Dwayne Johnson's mutant biceps can keep those infamous tectonic plates from separating. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 28, 2015
3/4 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "Tomorrowland is a crazy, disjointed mess. But it's the good sort of crazy, and it's the sort of mess you want to lose yourself in. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 21, 2015
3/4 100% Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) "The main thing writer-director Michele Jouse wanted to do was to give a voice to those who are still mourning Shepard and allow them to share their stories. Through them, we get to know the person behind the tragedy. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 14, 2015
4/4 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "This is a huge yet surprisingly fleet and brisk picture that celebrates the visceral, primal pleasures of movies. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 13, 2015
2/4 43% The D Train (2015) "The movie flirts with a great darkness about disillusionment and self-loathing even as it races around spinning comedic plates. Too bad the filmmakers lose their nerve by film's end. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted May 8, 2015
3/4 57% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) "You get the feeling there's much more to this relationship than we've been shown, but for fans of Refn's work, the documentary makes for a provocative portrait of an artist racked by angst. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/4 97% About Elly (2015) "About Elly is an exploration of human nature and how sometimes, without intending to, we hurt the ones we love most - including ourselves. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/4 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Age of Ultron is all rush and sensation with little substance. But what a feeling. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 29, 2015
2/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "The Age of Adaline is a modern romantic fairy tale set in San Francisco, marred by bad narration and an unnecessary desire to overexplain random magic. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3/4 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Garland's primary concern is his flesh-and-blood characters, even though they are not nearly as showy (or beautiful) as his main attraction, the vulnerable, delicate girl with a heart of steel and wires. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 24, 2015
3.5/4 96% The Salt of the Earth (2015) " The Salt of the Earth is a celebration of the power of art to change the world, as well as an exploration of the considerable toll gifted artists sometimes pay for their talents. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 44% True Story (2015) "By film's end, True Story is less about the evil of which people are capable than the way we manipulate and act, sometimes unconsciously, in order to get what we want. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 91% Manos Sucias "Manos sucias culminates with the expected arrival of horrific savagery but not from the direction you were expecting. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/4 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Montage of Heck celebrates Cobain's formidable talent and accomplishments, makes you wonder how much better he might have become if he had lived longer, and illuminates the demons that sometimes stalk the stars who shine brightest. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/4 91% White God (2015) "It all pays off with an astounding, extended climax that is as rousing and exciting as it is frightening - one of the most surreal experiences I've ever had watching a movie. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 74% Welcome To New York (2015) " In an Abel Ferrara movie, this sort of damaged, raging, unrepentant bull passes for an antihero. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2/4 83% While We're Young (2015) "While We're Young starts off as an empathetic, funny look at middle age and winds up as profound and schematic as a Neil Simon play - or, for the younger set, an episode of The New Girl. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The Hunting Ground finds a narrative spine in the story of two rape victims: Andrea Pino and Annie E. Clark, students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who wound up launching their own grassroots investigation into the epidemic. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 91% Eastern Boys (2015) "The movie argues that these teens' lawless, selfish mentality is a by-product of having grown up in war-stricken countries such as Chechnya, where they lived through horrors that permanently skewed their moral compasses. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/4 81% Furious 7 (2015) "In Furious 7, the unstoppable Fast and the Furious franchise sputters and stalls, edging from spectacular, tongue-in-cheek B-movie fun to soulless, insulting inanity. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 96% Wild Tales (2015) "Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but the dark comedy Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) argues that payback is more satisfying when it's doled out in fiery, bloody and outrageous doses. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/4 17% The Gunman (2015) "Penn remains a furiously committed method actor, even in a paycheck role such as this one. But he's not enough to prevent the film from becoming the same-old. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 95% Girlhood (2015) "Director Sciamma uses an uncommonly light touch in depicting Marieme's gradual transformation from an unformed blank slate into a self-assured girl who doesn't always make the right decisions in the process of figuring herself out. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Dawg Fight "From the outside, at first glance, it looks like a horror show: young men inside a small ring pummeling each other in the backyard of a private home in West Perrine, bare-knuckled and often bleeding. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 13, 2015
2.5/4 60% Run All Night (2015) "There are several times in the movie in which Neeson uses his wits instead of bullets to extricate himself from a difficult situation. In this kind of picture, that's called a plot twist. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "Cronenberg's elegant framing and camerawork are reminiscent of a photographer shooting wild fauna - he's fascinated and amused by this strange land - but his fondness for horror and disturbing imagery eventually seep into the picture. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/4 81% Human Capital (2015) "Human Capital transplants the action from Connecticut to a wealthy suburb of Milan, but the theme remains the same: In our rush to attain supposed happiness through money and power, we often overlook the things that really matter and make us truly happy. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/4 90% Mommy (2015) "A story of the combative relationship between a mother and her son filled with delirious swells of effusive love and sudden plummets into madness and hate. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "The worst movie the Wachowskis have ever made. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Abel is a man with ideals in a world that has no use for them: If he's going to succeed, he's going to have to use his wits instead of bullets. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/4 89% Still Alice (2015) "The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/4 99% Leviathan (2014) "This is a portrait of people living under constant duress, trying to drown their sorrows in a bottle and sometimes behaving in misguided ways that will free them, if only temporarily, from their grim reality. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 29, 2015
1.5/4 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "Whatever charges you can level at the movie, and they are legion, boring isn't one of them. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2015
3.5/4 97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Sooner or later, we all need a helping hand in our lives. But what happens when you need to convince people to extend one? " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 15, 2015
3/4 73% American Sniper (2015) "The melancholy streak coursing throughout the picture speaks to the grand tragedy of war and those who wage it on the ground, guns in hand and hearts in throat, unaware at the moment of how radically different the rest of their lives will be. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2.5/4 73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Although it's not as hermetic and impenetrable as The Master, Inherent Vice still comes off as a giant inside joke to anyone who hasn't read Pynchon's novel. " ‐ Miami Herald
Posted Jan 9, 2015
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