Who’s the Better Director? Robert Rodriguez or Matthew Vaughn

Welcome to the inaugural season of Face/Off! This season, we’re pitting two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and letting YOU, the commenters, decide on who reigns supreme!

You have to decide which director is better than the other? Various factors could play into your decision from who takes the biggest risks to who has the more distinctive style. Remember, it isn’t so much about which director has made the most money at the box office or won the most awards, but, in your mind, which director simply makes better films.

Let’s analyze the filmography of today’s challengers.


Robert Rodriguez

1990s Directorial Features: El Mariachi (1992), Roadtracers (1994), Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998)

2000s Directorial Features: Spy Kids (2001), Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Sin City (2005), The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005), Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007), Shorts (2009)

2010s Directorial Features: Machete (2010), Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011), Machete Kills (2013), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), Alita: Battle Angel (2019)


Matthew Vaughn

2000s & 2010s Directorial Features: Layer Cake (2004), Stardust (2007), Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011), Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)


Only one can move on. Let the Face/Off begin!

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Face/Off: Rodriguez vs. Vaughn

Who's the better director?


Discuss in the comments below your favorite films from each director and who should advance to the next round.

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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