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Rodrigo Perez

Rodrigo Perez
Rodrigo Perez's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Playlist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 80% The Founder (2017) We've got a distinct victor for the title of Trumpiest film of 2017 so far. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 18, 2017
D+ 32% Live By Night (2017) "Live By Night" is missing bite. And without teeth, all the picture can do is slosh around without focus earning the unfortunate distinction of a directorial career worst for Affleck. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 21, 2016
B 83% Silence (2017) If immaculately realized, "Silence" is also an increasingly monotonous, patience-testing slow-burner. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 16, 2016
B 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A thrilling, but flawed drama that considers the cost of fighting for one's beliefs. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 13, 2016
B 92% Hidden Figures (2017) With spunky determination and spirit, Melfi's film manages to calculate the path to a winning formula that succeeds. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 11, 2016
C 95% Fences (2016) There's nothing lost in the translation of "Fences," but its high fidelity means there's little, if any, inspiration to be found within. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 22, 2016
C 55% Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016) His ungainly presentation and shaky arguments make for an uneven polemic that never takes fire, even when doused in gasoline. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 22, 2016
C- 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Anyone hoping for more than a superficial on-the-run chase movie will probably wish Reacher had stayed home, instead of going back. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 19, 2016
C+ 17% Jacqueline Argentine (2016) The movie's own self-doubts about life and art may have arrived for too late for the average viewer, though it's this questioning and dreamy conclusion that actually binds Jacqueline (Argentina) and give it some small satisfactions. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 18, 2016
B 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) The Lost City Of Z won't be for all viewers, but its delicate devotion to itself is something sure to inspire admiration and obsessives. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 15, 2016
C+ 44% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) PTSD 3D drama with the motion smoothing feature still on. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 14, 2016
A- 97% 13th (2016) Intelligently told, and reflective of Ava DuVernay herself: assured, articulate and bold. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 29, 2016
C- No Score Yet Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) A slow moving haze. Its half-interesting ideas never crystallize. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 14, 2016
A 83% Kicks (2016) Lyrical and gritty... it's an astonishingly gripping and accomplished first feature. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 10, 2016
C- 13% Planetarium (2016) "Eventually just becomes aggravatingly nebulous and in turn dull." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 7, 2016
C+ 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Cianfrance never squeezes the life out of his picture, but like a hug that overstays its welcome, its doting embrace is too tight for comfort. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 30, 2016
C- 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad desperately wants to be irreverent, badass and unscrupulous, but it's patchy moral murkiness is only PG-13 dark. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 2, 2016
B- 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Accelerating forward with supercharged determination, "Jason Bourne," the fifth installment of the spy action thriller series, might be a muscular and visceral chapter in the 'Bourne' saga, but it's also a familiar collision. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 26, 2016
B 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Fairly forgettable, but as entertaining summer fare it will more than engage blockbuster-friendly audiences. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 21, 2016
C- 73% Ghostbusters (2016) If the original scrappy "Ghostbusters" represented the colorful bodegas of a graffiti-riddled 1980s New York, then 2016's version represents the alarmingly homogenized Starbucks version of the Big Apple. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jul 10, 2016
B+ 86% Time To Choose (2016) An imperative, essential essay on our climate change crisis, and if it ever feels didactic, it's counterpointed by its very real and very human nature. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jun 4, 2016
D 5% Get a Job (2016) Get A Job points to either massive studio compromise or a filmmaker who has somehow lost the mastery of his once-auspicious occupation ‐ The Playlist
Posted Mar 25, 2016
B 100% Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015) A nuanced portrait of a misfit not as odd as we might have imagined, Virgin Mountain can be a hair too delicate and precious at times, and it has its soft clichés. But its warmth and sensitivity is heartfelt enough to melt its cold exterior. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 29, 2016
C- 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) While Stiller's movie plays with notions of obsolescence for its vapid heroes, "Zoolander 2" isn't even self-aware enough to extend the examination of relevancy to itself. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 10, 2016
B+ 89% Bridgend (2016) In its final moments, the nightmarish drama suggests the world around us is on fire and all we can do is watch as silent witnesses to this horror. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Feb 9, 2016
C 39% Jane Got a Gun (2016) For all its plagues and protracted problems, "Jane Got A Gun" is not the calamity many expected. But it is so buckshot-impaired that its wobbly steps falter often and it never gets a head full of steam. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 30, 2016
A 69% Dark Night (2016) "Dark Night" paints an unsettling portrait of our culture and the current ailing American headspace. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B 66% Frank & Lola (2016) ...a seductive, romantic noir turned psychosexual drama. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B 71% Sleight (2017) Creative and resourceful with its limited budget, even if "Sleight" doesn't buzz your tower as much as it could, it's still compelling and worthwhile. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 24, 2016
C+ 31% Mojave (2016) A weird, uneven mixed bag, there's much about "Mojave" that's paradoxically maddening and doesn't really add up. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Jan 23, 2016
B- 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Despite a queasy finish, "The Hateful Eight" floats a notion only a filmmaker like Tarantino would think of: perhaps our collective prejudices and intolerances can be united and overcome by our mutual hostility for someone even more loathsome. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 18, 2015
B 60% Joy (2015) Joy often plays out like a intoxicated sloppy kiss, but the ardor of its caress is easy to embrace. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 7, 2015
B+ 81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant gives no quarter, and in the absence of all goodwill it begs the viewer to confront the terrifying notion of an world without human decency. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 4, 2015
C 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "Visual grandeur is nice, but means little in the end when a safe story never rocks the boat." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Dec 3, 2015
C 80% Chi-Raq (2015) While its ambition does show a director still aspiring for great heights, its patchy execution only partly restores the faith. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 30, 2015
B 95% Creed (2015) Rousing in spirit, surprisingly emotional and visually dynamic, filmmaker Ryan Coogler's first studio movie is a worthy successor to the 'Rocky' movies. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Nov 18, 2015
C+ 73% Miles Ahead (2016) "A movie that believes it's more radical than it actually is." ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 12, 2015
A- 100% Junun (2015) An artistic leap towards left-of-center that informed everything that followed, "Junun" is that quickly recorded, off-the-cuff EP that bands release between fully-fleshed out albums. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 10, 2015
B 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) A quaint and a romanticized look at largely unsung American heroes. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 4, 2015
C+ 73% He Named Me Malala (2015) Malala's undeterred fearlessness in the face of extremists should be applauded, and she is rightfully a model for young women around the planet. But ultimately, this amazing girl is underserved by an unremarkable, congenial and safe portrait. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 3, 2015
98% Finders Keepers (2015) "Finders Keepers" tries to find the humanity in the absurd, and while it surely has its share of moving moments, the conciliation of the sensational and profound is hard to reconcile. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Oct 1, 2015
A 90% (T)ERROR (2015) A gripping parallel investigation of illegitimate counter-terrorist stratagems that not only considers the moral consequences of informing, and the wider troubling landscape around it, but does so from a deeply intimate and remarkable perspective. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 30, 2015
B 84% The Walk (2015) Damn if the sublime last act doesn't wash away most of the movie's early and clumsy aftertaste. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 26, 2015
B+ No Score Yet "Finders Keepers" tries to find the humanity in the absurd, and while it surely has its share of moving moments, the conciliation of the sensational and profound is hard to reconcile. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 25, 2015
D+ 26% Captive (2015) There's so much to puzzle and ponder over with "Captive," a movie that could be mistaken as bold with its obdurate approach, but is actually shockingly flat. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 18, 2015
D+ 48% Freeheld (2015) Loses sight of the humans at its heart and fails to find a way to compellingly dramatize an important story. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 13, 2015
B+ 86% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs" is a buzzingly entertaining movie about an obdurate radical with a broken operating system who still managed to transform the world around us, how we communicate, and the course of technological history. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 6, 2015
B 94% Room (2015) "Room" has unforgettable, must-witness performances and its soulful mother and son narrative is one of the most touching dynamics you'll see in theaters this year. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 5, 2015
B+ 93% Anomalisa (2015) The delightfully downcast and sometimes masterful "Anomalisa" proves there is more than one way to skin a similar cat, and the unbearable darkness of being can still radiate glimmers of beauty. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Sep 5, 2015
D- 43% American Ultra (2015) A perfect storm of aggressively repulsive choices, it's a queasy bad trip worth avoiding at all costs. ‐ The Playlist
Posted Aug 18, 2015