Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
USA Today
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1741

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 88% Bears (2014) " An enjoyable and visually stunning romp through the scenic Alaskan wilderness with a small family of bears." — USA Today
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2.5/4 58% Fading Gigolo (2014) " A slight, comical and intermittently affecting film about loneliness and desire." — USA Today
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) " A far-fetched, futuristic snooze-fest that often defies its own logic. Characters' motivations are rarely clear, and allegiances shift with no explanation." — USA Today
Posted Apr 17, 2014
2.5/4 65% The Railway Man (2014) " For a well-acted movie about the horrors of war and the lure of revenge, it's surprisingly dull and starchy." — USA Today
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 47% Rio 2 (2014) " Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds." — USA Today
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 71% Oculus (2014) " Logic aside, a mounting sense of dread permeates the film. Thankfully, suspense trumps blood and guts." — USA Today
Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/4 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " In addition to unspooling an adult story of bloodsuckers, Lovers manages something few films have done in years: rendering Detroit scenically romantic." — USA Today
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 13% God's Not Dead (2014) " Despite the campus setting, little about the story is intelligently designed." — USA Today
Posted Apr 8, 2014
2/4 85% Under the Skin (2014) " So unfathomable that it feels like a dully haunting nightmare whose details retreat and fade almost immediately upon waking." — USA Today
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/4 86% Alan Partridge (2014) " It's a silly comedy and Alan's a petty egomaniac, but Coogan is a hoot as he skewers regional British radio and sends up conceited fools." — USA Today
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3/4 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Fight scenes are tense, though occasionally it's hard to tell who's doing what to whom. But they have the bone-crunching crack of realism sometimes lacking in comic book movies." — USA Today
Posted Apr 3, 2014
1.5/4 59% Dom Hemingway (2014) " Jude Law put on 30 pounds to play this slimeball. But the weightier question is, why would he bother to take this worn-out role, at any size?" — USA Today
Posted Apr 1, 2014
3/4 40% Cesar Chavez (2014) " Not only powerful but timely, given divided attitudes toward immigration and unionization." — USA Today
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3.5/4 97% Ernest & CĂ©lestine (2014) " A sweet-natured tale of an unlikely friendship between a burly bear and a plucky mouse. It's also decidedly offbeat with an emphasis on animal dentistry." — USA Today
Posted Mar 27, 2014
2.5/4 77% Noah (2014) " A massively scaled undertaking, Noah is a bold re-telling with plenty of spectacle, undercut by its own sprawling ambitions, fantasy elements and formulaic villain." — USA Today
Posted Mar 27, 2014
3/4 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " A breezy, mirthful caper enlivened by the comic talents of Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey." — USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 41% Divergent (2014) " Ironically for a film about non-conformity, it adheres to the playbook rather slavishly." — USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2.5/4 73% Enemy (2014) " The story's dour flatness keeps it from being as disturbing as it aims to be." — USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating." — USA Today
Posted Mar 20, 2014
2/4 17% The Single Moms' Club (2014) " It quickly becomes a by-the-book, overly-simplified look at a quintet of single moms who find common ground coping with the challenges of raising middle-school age children and finding romance." — USA Today
Posted Mar 14, 2014
1.5/4 23% Need For Speed (2014) " With dozens of crashes, injuries and possible deaths caused by the street racers in Need for Speed, what stands out most is the story's callous disregard for human life." — USA Today
Posted Mar 13, 2014
1.5/4 63% Bad Words (2014) " It's tough to summon sufficiently negative language to describe the unfunny, desperate mess that is Bad Words." — USA Today
Posted Mar 13, 2014
3/4 77% Veronica Mars (2014) " It's effective as a sequel to the television series and works just as well as a stand-alone film." — USA Today
Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/4 44% The Face of Love (2014) " It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is sorely lacking." — USA Today
Posted Mar 6, 2014
3.5/4 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight." — USA Today
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " Puns plus potty humor equals Peabody. Still, it's hard to resist the bespectacled brainiac dog and his beloved boy." — USA Today
Posted Mar 5, 2014
2/4 22% Son Of God (2014) " Son of God takes no real chances, opting for a moderately involving re-telling of an oft-told story." — USA Today
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2.5/4 60% Non-Stop (2014) " What it lacks in believability it makes up for in strong performances." — USA Today
Posted Feb 27, 2014
2/4 24% Pompeii (2014) " Pompeii is a Titanic wannabe with a romance between a rich girl and a poor boy set against a natural disaster." — USA Today
Posted Feb 20, 2014
2.5/4 45% In Secret (2014) " The striking cinematography and rich production design, evoking the lower strata of 1860s Paris, are not enough to mitigate the fact that a suspenseful saga grows tedious and even occasionally ridiculous." — USA Today
Posted Feb 20, 2014
3/4 70% About Last Night (2014) " About Last Night is frisky fun made all the more entertaining because of the potent chemistry between its quartet of lead actors." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/4 13% Winter's Tale (2014) " Not only is the story of magic, angels, demons and predetermined destiny preposterous, but the characters are also unconvincing and the dialogue sanctimonious." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
1.5/4 15% Endless Love (2014) " Might as well be one long montage of yearning gazes, tender kisses and lovers splashing in sundry bodies of water like playful otters." — USA Today
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2/4 48% RoboCop (2014) " Though this Robo reboot resonates to some degree with its depiction of military drone strikes, the film sidesteps deeper questions about the intersection of technology, law enforcement and politics." — USA Today
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/4 96% The Lego Movie (2014) " A spirited romp through a world that looks distinctively familiar, and yet freshly inventive." — USA Today
Posted Feb 6, 2014
2/4 33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Despite its intrinsically fascinating subject matter and winning cast, The Monuments Men is no treasure." — USA Today
Posted Feb 6, 2014
1.5/4 33% Labor Day (2014) " Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog." — USA Today
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3.5/4 88% Tim's Vermeer (2014) " A fascinating documentary that poses a compelling aesthetic query: did 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer use optical devices to achieve his gorgeously photo-realistic, light-filled artwork?" — USA Today
Posted Jan 30, 2014
2.5/4 22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " It's a Valentine's Day date movie that guys won't mind seeing, and women will find amusing enough and easy on the eyes." — USA Today
Posted Jan 29, 2014
2.5/4 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The film is slow in getting started and once it's underway it's only intermittently involving. It's also occasionally far-fetched." — USA Today
Posted Jan 15, 2014
2.5/4 43% Cold Comes The Night (2014) " Cold Comes the Night is a serviceable low-budget thriller with a pair of strong lead performances and intermittently suspenseful scenes." — USA Today
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3/4 39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " It's a welcome update, qualifying as the best in the series since the first film captivated and unnerved audiences in 2007." — USA Today
Posted Jan 3, 2014
2.5/4 64% August: Osage County (2013) " The dialogue is so sharply written and the sniping so deftly performed that it can be entertaining, though challenging to endure." — USA Today
Posted Dec 26, 2013
2/4 13% 47 Ronin (2013) " While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 77% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) " Like Scorsese's After Hours, it's absurdly funny, though more akin to Goodfellas in substance and structure." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2/4 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " By trying to combine fantasy and romance with goofy humor, globe-trotting adventure and feel-good inspiration, Stiller has made Mitty a mixed bag of clashing tones and facile redemption." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/4 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama." — USA Today
Posted Dec 23, 2013
2/4 25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) " The photo-realistic look is striking, but the dialogue is occasionally wince-inducing. Think a sub-par Flintstones episode." — USA Today
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 94% The Past (2013) " Almost hypnotically compelling, spinning an intricate web of predicaments, emotional reactions and resolutions in a domestic drama that leaves the viewer reeling by its conclusion." — USA Today
Posted Dec 19, 2013
3.5/4 94% Her (2014) " The film's genius is how it grounds the notion of a man falling for an artificially intelligent machine with reality. Just how many clicks away is this from online dating?" — USA Today
Posted Dec 18, 2013
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