Rene Sanchez

Rene Sanchez
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 97% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A satisfying and emotionally involving conclusion to an epic saga of beloved superheroes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/4 83% High Life (2019) A cryptic, seductive and intimate space drama about the physical and emotional prisons we build, and the repression of our most basic instincts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
1.5/4 32% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) There's nothing exciting or frightening about Hollywood's attempt to bring this popular Mexican folk tale into the so-called Conjuring-verse. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 91% An Unexpected Love (El amor menos pensado) (2018) The explosive chemistry between Ricardo Darín and Mercedes Morán takes us closer to the intimacy of a troubled marriage in this moving and authentic romantic comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
2/4 46% Little (2019) The charm of its cast and the importance of its message aren't enough to put a fresh spin to this well-known Hollywood formula. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
3/4 89% Missing Link (2019) A colorful and imaginative adventure about characters trying to find their place in the world. Laika Studios surprises with another marvelous animated achievement. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2019
2/4 58% Pet Sematary (2019) It might not fuel your nightmares, but there's enough material to make you question the mystery of life after death. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
1.5/4 14% No Manches Frida 2 (2019) Not even the charm of its cast can save this uninspired and purposeless sequel. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 100% Wind Traces (Restos de viento) (2017) A lyric and intimate story about learning to overcome our deepest fears. Dolores Fonzi delivers an outstanding performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/4 75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) A brutal and harrowing cinematic experience that examines the lack of humanity in today's world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
2/4 25% The Aftermath (2019) Although Knightley continues to establish herself as the queen of period dramas by delivering another strong performance, this clichéd post-WWII love story has nothing new to offer. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/4 100% Divine Love (2019) Its neon-infused visuals contrast divinely with the conservative theme of its story. A futuristic, cautionary tale that feels relevant in today's social and political climate. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
3/4 88% The Sharks (2019) The Sharks is a stylish and authentic coming-of-age story that announces the arrival of a fresh voice in Latin American cinema. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
2/4 No Score Yet Mirreyes contra Godinez (2019) A predictable and formulaic story about the clash of social classes in Mexico that borrows elements from previous comedies. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
4/4 94% Us (2019) Lupita Nyong'o's powerhouse performance finds its equal in Jordan Peele's masterful storytelling. A horror tale that confronts us with the social problems that lie beneath the surface. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 72% Climax (2019) Thrilling, delirious and unforgettable, Climax is one of Gaspar Noé's best films to date. A technical feat that portrays the descent of humanity to its most primitive instincts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Julianne Moore pours her heart and soul into Gloria Bell, a story so full of life about the endless pursuit of happiness. This remake won't disappoint the fans of the Chilean version, also directed by Sebastián Lelio. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/4 94% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) An intimate, poetic and thought-provoking journey of self-discovery into adulthood. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/4 68% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Just like a déjà-vu, this sequel lacks some of the freshness that made its predecessor a modest hit. Jessica Rothe is absolutely charming in this sci-fi horror comedy blend. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/4 77% Never Look Away (2019) The epic story of Never Look Away unfolds slowly like the artwork of a master painter. A moving tale about the struggle to find hope in the aftermath of tragedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/4 69% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Although its rom-com parody is quite enjoyable, it inevitably falls into the same traps of this beloved Hollywood genre. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/4 58% Greta (2019) Greta is a campy and wild ride. Isabelle Huppert is magnificent as a charming and obsessive psychopath, in a story that recycles elements from early 90s thrillers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/4 40% Donnybrook (2019) The downfall of the American dream observed through a hyper violent lens. A tale of brutality and sorrow that lacks an emotional punch. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
2.5/4 46% What Men Want (2019) A charming and relevant story elevated by Taraji P. Henson's lead performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
3.5/4 93% High Flying Bird (2019) André Holland is mesmerizing in Soderbergh's latest. A slow burn, smart thriller about the appropriation of one of America's most revered sports. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
3/4 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Although some of its pieces might feel like they belong in a different gallery, Velvet Buzzsaw offers a sharp and fierce critique about the modern art industry [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2019
2.5/4 71% Piercing (2019) A visually striking but hollow love story about two mysterious broken souls. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2/4 22% Miss Bala (2019) Miss Bala not only loses the realism that made the Mexican version so powerful, but also its social commentary about the drug war. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/4 100% Walking Distance (Distancias cortas) (2015) A simple yet sincere story about the mental prisons we build, and the small steps needed to break out of them. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
1/4 19% Serenity (2019) A nonsensical mess that somehow manages to keep your attention while its absurd story unfolds. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/4 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) A fully immersive experience inside the mind of a genius, the mysteries of life and the legacy of an artist. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
2/4 70% The Mule (2018) Eastwood's commendable performance isn't sufficient to save this melodrama from its predictable storylines and stereotypes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/4 80% The Blue Years (Los Años Azules) (2018) Authentic and subtle. This is how it feels to face the challenges of adulthood for the first time. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/4 91% Fyre (2019) Reality surpasses fiction in this captivating and equally terrifying documentary about a brutal epic fail and its consequences. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
4/4 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) An intimate character study with a powerful social commentary. Ana Brun is outstanding. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2/4 37% Glass (2019) An unconventional superhero story that gets too convoluted and lacks all the thrills of its predecessor. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/4 48% Escape Room (2019) A tame version of Saw aimed at a younger crowd. It's capable of providing thrills while lacking an original concept. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2019
1.5/4 41% The Upside (2019) The Upside loses the charm of the original French version. A dull and unemotional remake riddled with stereotypes. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/4 83% Perfectos Desconocidos (2019) Perfectos Desconocidos is a delightful comedy anchored by a superb cast. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
3/4 63% Bird Box (2018) Sandra Bullock shines in this effective and thrilling post-apocalyptic story about motherhood, survival and sacrifice. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
3/4 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Despite its conventional style, On the Basis of Sex is an inspiring and moving story of a real-life hero. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
2.5/4 81% Ben is Back (2018) Julia Roberts delivers an awards-worthy performance in this drama about addiction that runs out of steam halfway through. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
3.5/4 94% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A powerful and moving story about a community struggling between its traditions and the threats of the modern world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
3/4 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Emily Blunt's magical performance compensates the lack of originality of this sequel too worried to follow its predecessor's footsteps. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
2/4 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) A historical melodrama that lacks emotion, despite the fantastic performances of both lead actresses. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/4 96% Roma (2018) Cuarón pens a brilliant and touching love letter about Mexico City, family and motherhood. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018