Rene Sanchez

Rene Sanchez
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/4 94% Honey Boy (2019) Poetic, emotional and cathartic, Honey Boy takes us through an intimate and difficult journey to reconcile past and present. Shia LaBeouf's performance is daring and marvelous. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 78% Frozen II (2019) It manages to capture again the magic and charm of its predecessor, while offering us a more mature story about the hardships of growing up. Visually striking and tremendously enjoyable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's grandiose epic reflects on the ephemeral nature of fame, money, power and life. DeNiro, Pacino and Pesci are at the top of their game. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2019
3.5/4 91% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Fasten your seatbelts. Damon and Bale drive this epic and affecting high-octane ride to the finish line. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
3.5/4 99% For Sama (2019) An intimate, powerful and devastating memoir about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the horrors of war. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
3.5/4 97% Knives Out (2019) A fun thrill ride from beginning to end. Johnson's fresh spin on the classic whodunit formula delivers the right amount of laughs and surprises. A breakout performance from Ana de Armas. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet A 3 Minute Hug (2019) Heartbreaking, but full of hope. A compassionate and respectful view about the borders that separate us, and the bridges that can bring us closer together. - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Norton pays homage to film noir in this stylish and timely story about those who live on the margins of society. His performance is commendable. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3.5/4 86% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) A daring and unconventional reflection on national identity that feels intimate and familiar to those who've left their homeland behind. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) A standard biopic that manages to showcase an extraordinary real-life story and a vibrant and moving performance from Cynthia Erivo. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy dazzles in this outrageously hilarious comedy about the journey of a man who wanted to leave a mark in the world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/4 60% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Cumberbatch and Shannon light up this commendable historical drama about the revolutionary legacy of the late 19th century electrical pioneers. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2.5/4 41% The Laundromat (2019) Although The Laundromat intents to simplify the story of the scandal that shook the world, its disjointed vignettes and characters make it way more convoluted. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/4 81% Les Misérables (2020) A nail biting and thought-provoking drama that explores the racial tensions and the power dynamics in one of France's suburbs. A captivating debut film about the ideas and actions that can spark a revolution. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) More than a straight biopic about Fred Rogers, it plays as a celebration of the late TV host's unforgettable legacy of love, compassion and respect. Tom Hanks embodies Rogers to perfection. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 83% Judy (2019) Although it follows the conventional tropes of the biopic, Judy shines thanks to Renee Zellweger's astonishing portrayal as one of Hollywood's most beloved legends. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/4 69% Joker (2019) A disturbing and frightening origin story that reflects on sensitive issues that affect today's society. Joaquin Phoenix's bravura performance as the popular comic book villain is nothing short of extraordinary. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 97% Marriage Story (2019) Driver and Johansson offer career-best performances in Baumbach's intimate and touching divorce story. Prepare to have your heart shattered into million pieces. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 92% The Lighthouse (2019) A delirious, enigmatic and deranged gem about isolation and guilt. Pattinson and Dafoe's stunning face-off is one for the ages. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) A forgettable and predictable sequel that leans heavily on Jolie and Pfeiffer's charisma to compensate for its lack of magic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 93% Monos (2019) Its striking and dreamlike landscapes contrast with the harrowing story of teenagers fighting to survive in a hopeless and violent world. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/4 100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) An intimate and naturalistic study of Mexico's social class divide and the seduction of power. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
1.5/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Despite its amazing cast, The Goldfinch is an emotionless and incoherent drama about fate and love. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/4 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt is sensational in Ad Astra, a space voyage that becomes a man's personal quest to find answers to his existential doubts. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
2/4 57% Tod@s Caen (2019) The undeniable chemistry between Martha Higareda and Omar Chaparro is not enough to salvage this formulaic and predictable romantic comedy. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/4 85% Waves (2019) Waves left me emotionally shattered. A visually striking and heartbreaking story about the human connections we yearn, and the regret we carry through life. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3.5/4 88% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez is dazzling in Hustlers, an empowering and vibrant story told with a lot of heart. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2019) Captivating and enigmatic, Bacurau is a genre-bending adventure that carries a strong political and social message. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 86% The Nightingale (2019) Kent's sophomore feature is a brutally compelling piece about empowerment and freedom. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 83% The Report (2019) A timely story elevated by Adam Driver and Annette Bening's powerhouse performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
3/4 83% Official Secrets (2019) Keira Knightley delivers a stunning performance in this morally complex yet conventional drama based on actual events. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) A masterpiece in storytelling. Parasite is a dark, twisted and unexpected fable about social injustice. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 89% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) A motivational and hilarious comedy about striking the right balance to enjoy life at its fullest. Jillian Bell is sensational. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) An inspiring and touching adventure about discovering our inner strength and learning from each other's differences. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 90% Luce (2019) A nerve-wracking drama about the cost to achieve the American dream. Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts and Kelvin Harrison Jr. deliver awards-worthy performances. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
2/4 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Although it's impossible to resist to Blanchett's funny and complex performance, this book-to-film adaptation fails to capture the essence and charm of the novel. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) A funny and nostalgic coming of age story about the universal language of music and its power to inspire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 80% A Faithful Man (L'homme fidèle) (2019) Love is a battlefield in Garrel's delightful and ironic romantic comedy. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3.5/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas offers a nuanced and moving performance in Almodóvar's most personal and introspective film. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's passionate love letter to the golden age of Hollywood shines thanks to the impeccable work of its cast. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/4 89% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) Lucha libre and drag mix in this fascinating, charming and intimate documentary about a Mexican wrestler who has never hidden his identity behind a mask. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2/4 53% The Lion King (2019) Despite its impressive technical feats, The Lion King is a disappointing and hollow adaptation of Disney's animated classic. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
4/4 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster's sophomore film is a disturbing and hallucinating experience about letting go. Florence Pugh deserves to be crowned queen of summer 2019 for her extraordinary performance. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
3.5/4 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) A devastatingly beautiful poem about a city's lost past, and a man's quest to keep the memories away from oblivion. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
3.5/4 84% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A deadpan, dark and violent comedy about toxic masculinity in today's society. Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola are terrific. [Full review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
4/4 99% The Farewell (2019) A universal and heart-warming story about the ties that bind a family. I laughed and cried, and it made me call my grandmother right after the movie ended. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
3.5/4 80% Late Night (2019) A hilarious comedy with a timely and important message about diversity in the workplace. Emma Thompson is simply phenomenal. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
2/4 63% Child's Play (2019) Feels more like a parody than a re-imagination of the 80s cult classic. Hamill knocks it out of the park as the creepy and evil Chucky. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
1.5/4 45% Murder Mystery (2019) The only mystery left to solve is how a comedy boasting an all-star cast can be so dull and lifeless. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
3/4 63% Yesterday (2019) A conventional love story that manages to work thanks to the magic of The Beatles' repertoire. [Full Review in Spanish] - Cine Sin Fronteras EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019