Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
USA Today
Critics' Group:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Total Reviews:
1792

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/4 92% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) " The plot occasionally becomes overstuffed, perhaps packing in extraneous elements in order to set up future installments. Yet the zany script by director James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Perlman is sharply funny." — USA Today
Posted Jul 30, 2014
3.5/4 76% Happy Christmas (2014) " A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story." — USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2.5/4 61% Magic in the Moonlight (2014) " A pleasant, but forgettable, trifle." — USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3.5/4 50% I Origins (2014) " Captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking." — USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 90% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " Anchored by Hoffman's superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing." — USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
3/4 59% Lucy (2014) " A stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous." — USA Today
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 43% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) " With the lackluster quality of its characters - aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles - the movie makes Pixar's Cars and its sequel look like masterpieces." — USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2.5/4 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " While the film is rutted with plot holes, lapses in logic and tin-eared dialogue - the obvious is stated again and again - it falls squarely into a category that used to be called B movies." — USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
1.5/4 18% Sex Tape (2014) " [A] stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog ..." — USA Today
Posted Jul 17, 2014
2/4 75% Land Ho! (2014) " Good films have sprung from more ludicrous notions. But an eccentric, inappropriate relative on a road trip is not quite enough to pin a film on." — USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/4 99% Boyhood (2014) " Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one." — USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " An exciting and engrossing blockbuster with weighty themes, it raises important moral questions as it keeps viewers riveted." — USA Today
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/4 97% Life Itself (2014) " [Ebert] makes for a compelling subject, intimately portrayed in a revelatory documentary." — USA Today
Posted Jul 3, 2014
3.5/4 96% CODE BLACK (2014) " The precarious state of contemporary health care is shockingly evident. McGarry follows a team of idealistic, committed and unflappable medical residents." — USA Today
Posted Jul 2, 2014
1.5/4 23% Tammy (2014) " Tammy aspires to be a latter-day Thelma & Louise, and since it co-stars Susan Sarandon, one could say at least it has its Louise. But that's about it." — USA Today
Posted Jul 1, 2014
3/4 49% Earth to Echo (2014) " Every generation deserves its own visiting extra-terrestrial." — USA Today
Posted Jul 1, 2014
3.5/4 94% Snowpiercer (2014) " Snowpiercer is a rare hybrid that perfectly blends the dazzle of a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film." — USA Today
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/4 82% Begin Again (2014) " Ruffalo and Knightley make an engaging pair of colleagues and their musical adventure together results in an enchanting, gently funny and occasionally poignant story." — USA Today
Posted Jun 27, 2014
3/4 68% They Came Together (2014) " They Came Together will likely appeal to rom-com fans as much as to those who find such films annoyingly clichéd." — USA Today
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2/4 23% Third Person (2014) " The muddled concept is forced to the point of breaking, the writing overheated and the story arc grimly perplexing." — USA Today
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/4 65% The Rover (2014) " It's not just the lack of dialogue but a thin story that keeps this nihilistic tale from conveying a convincing sense of suspense. Too many details are withheld to keep the audience captivated." — USA Today
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2/4 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " The catchy hits by The Four Seasons are indelible, but Jersey Boys, the drab movie based on the Broadway musical about those tunes, is sadly forgettable." — USA Today
Posted Jun 19, 2014
1.5/4 25% Think Like a Man Too (2014) " Think Like a Man Too might have been more accurately titled "Think Like the Most Hackneyed Rom-com Team Around.''" — USA Today
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3/4 85% Ivory Tower (2014) " Though it makes a powerful case for the value of higher education, the film also asks pointed questions about reasonable expectations and what needs to be revamped." — USA Today
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/4 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " Nearly as exuberant as the original, How to Train Your Dragon 2 nimbly avoids sequel-itis." — USA Today
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/4 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " This is the ultimate meta movie. The repetition is exactly the point." — USA Today
Posted Jun 11, 2014
2.5/4 76% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) " While it's an entertaining documentary, audiences may not find the 68-year-old Gordon's trajectory quite as fascinating as Myers appears to." — USA Today
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3.5/4 43% Words And Pictures (2014) " A love story that actually has something on its mind beyond romance." — USA Today
Posted Jun 5, 2014
2.5/4 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " The pulse-pounding action scenes are briskly directed by Doug Liman." — USA Today
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3.5/4 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's tale." — USA Today
Posted Jun 4, 2014
3/4 84% Night Moves (2014) " Night Moves is a thoughtful, clear-eyed and provocative film that raises thorny questions but doesn't offer easy answers." — USA Today
Posted May 29, 2014
2.5/4 63% The Grand Seduction (2014) " More bland than grand, and more eccentric than seductive." — USA Today
Posted May 29, 2014
3/4 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " Plot details can be scattershot, but it succeeds thanks to an outrageously comical deconstruction of Hollywood Westerns and an appealing cast of characters." — USA Today
Posted May 29, 2014
2/4 49% Maleficent (2014) " It fails to live up to its early promise, mostly because of an uneven tone and murky character development." — USA Today
Posted May 28, 2014
2/4 14% Blended (2014) " The pair have obvious chemistry. That doesn't mitigate the stupidity and predictability of the plot, but at least it's not painful to sit through." — USA Today
Posted May 22, 2014
2/4 26% The Love Punch (2014) " A romantic comedy as painfully unfunny as a sock in the jaw." — USA Today
Posted May 22, 2014
3.5/4 92% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) " The most ambitious and ingenious of the long-running series, X-Men: Days of Future Past keeps the key crew of mutants busier than ever." — USA Today
Posted May 21, 2014
2/4 87% The Immigrant (2014) " What predominates is a dully morose, overheated and implausible story." — USA Today
Posted May 15, 2014
2.5/4 61% Million Dollar Arm (2014) " Like JB's persona, Million Dollar Arm is flawed, but also slickly presented and likable." — USA Today
Posted May 15, 2014
3/4 74% Godzilla (2014) " Aiming for a titanic tale that is also seriously ominous, Godzilla opens with a bang and concludes with an exhilarating roar." — USA Today
Posted May 14, 2014
3/4 73% Neighbors (2014) " Neighbors is the Animal House for an era in which food fights seem quaint." — USA Today
Posted May 8, 2014
2.5/4 22% Devil's Knot (2014) " A nimble filmmaker, Egoyan wisely underplays the exploitative aspects of the story and never loses sight of the tragic deaths." — USA Today
Posted May 8, 2014
1/4 18% Moms' Night Out (2014) " There's no fun to be had - and not a drop of originality - in this chaotic and contrived mess." — USA Today
Posted May 8, 2014
4/4 89% Locke (2014) " A magnificent drama that resounds with powerful, universal themes." — USA Today
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 83% Belle (2014) " The film has elements of a Masterpiece Theater-style Cinderella story. But its dimensional portrait of proper upper-class British society calling into question its long-held convictions about status and tradition is compelling." — USA Today
Posted May 1, 2014
3/4 53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Aerial sequences are often thrilling. However, interpersonal relations are front and center in this installment." — USA Today
Posted Apr 30, 2014
2/4 23% The Other Woman (2014) " The vapid story -- and its intended humor -- meanders and loses its way in predictable sit-com style." — USA Today
Posted Apr 28, 2014
2.5/4 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " It's fun to see Walker do a double take at a perilous move of Belle's and then find a less risky alternative. The pair seem like they're having a good time in this buddy action movie. It seems a fitting curtain call for a likable actor gone too soon." — USA Today
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3/4 63% For No Good Reason (2014) " Depp does a fine job of narrating unobtrusively, negotiating Steadman's free-ranging musings and keeping them on track. Steadman is genial, witty and self-deprecating." — USA Today
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3.5/4 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin is the rare film that is nearly consistently tense, the suspense only temporarily subsiding about an hour into the story. It's a welcome respite." — USA Today
Posted Apr 24, 2014
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