Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 81% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) " An enthralling, complex, nimbly acted drama with a sweeping romance that doesn't shy away from sexual politics. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2.5/4 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) " Sure, this is the A Team of comic book superstars, but overextended sequences don't make them any more impressive. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 28, 2015
2/4 61% The Water Diviner (2015) " While the war story aims for epic turf, the love story settles for manipulation. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/4 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) " Lively's performance is appropriately mysterious but too shallow to allow audiences to empathize with her character. The fault lies more in the screenplay, which doesn't give her character much depth. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 22, 2015
3/4 62% Unfriended (2015) " Fresh and fearsome fun. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 50% True Story (2015) " True Story is an intrinsically fascinating and occasionally riveting tale marred by unnecessary embellishments. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2.5/4 23% Child 44 (2015) " Child 44 could have been far more compelling had it dug deeper into its political thriller layers and not drifted into yet another story of a diabolical killer on the loose. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1.5/4 28% The Longest Ride (2015) " The Longest Ride is sentimental, forced and silly, but it's sure to hit the bull's-eye with its intended audience. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.5/4 91% Ex Machina (2015) " For a first-time director, Garland seems assured. His sharp, sparse dialogue and meticulous direction are equally compelling, and the trio of lead performances are top-notch. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 9, 2015
1.5/4 17% Last Knights (2015) " Sadly, the talents of an impressive cast far outstrip the tedious material they're given. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/4 82% Furious 7 (2015) " Furious 7 offers edge-of-the-seat excitement with outlandish action sequences, inventive stunts, hilarious cartoonish moments and even some touching emotion. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2.5/4 53% Woman in Gold (2015) " The film is saved by engaging performances from Mirren and Reynolds, who shine as their characters' relationship deepens. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Apr 1, 2015
3/4 84% While We're Young (2015) " A sharply observed and witty dark comedy. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 29% Get Hard (2015) " Get Hard is hard to sit through and hardly funny. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/4 46% Home (2015) " Key characters are admirably diverse, but the fast-paced tale is thoroughly predictable. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1.5/4 31% Insurgent (2015) " This second installment, based on Veronica Roth's series of YA novels, feels cobbled together and less focused than 2014's Divergent, and lacks tension and excitement. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2.5/4 78% Danny Collins (2015) " Though occasionally contrived, in its more low-key, honest moments, Danny Collins rings out with emotional resonance. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1.5/4 16% The Gunman (2015) " The only redeeming feature about The Gunman is its exotic locations. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3.5/4 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " If Twilight made you queasy and Dark Shadows felt like a missed opportunity, this pitch-perfect genre spoof is worth relishing. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Hunting Ground (2015) " The Hunting Ground explores its disturbing subject so thoroughly that the documentary feels more like a horror film - a slasher movie where the psyches of its young, smart victims are in tatters. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/4 61% Run All Night (2015) " Under all his action-star antics, Liam Neeson is a good actor. So his insistence on repeatedly playing a variation of the same role is mystifying. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2.5/4 30% Chappie (2015) " The concept is undeniably compelling, but portions of this dystopian action thriller begin to feel like a video game. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.5/4 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " A mildly diverting trifle, notable for its stunning setting and some deft performances but crammed with too many forgettable subplots. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/4 84% Cinderella (2015) " Cinderella enthralls with its ravishing style and timeless message of resilience, decency and kindness triumphing over evil. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 28, 2015
2.5/4 56% Focus (2015) " At times ... Focus resembles a commercial for a pricey brand of liquor, an elite hotel or a luxury car more than a story-driven movie. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5/4 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " Absorbing, well-crafted and appropriately tense, with a smart cast that raises it a notch above average. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/4 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) " If a pointless and nasty Hollywood satire filled with vile characters and no one to root for sounds like a good time, go see Maps to the Stars. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2/4 71% The DUFF (2015) " Mae Whitman is the best thing here, and the funny actress deserves better material than what's offered in this derivative and superficial ode to teen self-acceptance. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 95% Wild Tales (2015) " Well-acted, cleverly written and exquisitely crafted. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/4 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " For those who liked the first movie and find a plethora of penis jokes hilarious, this is a fitting sequel. But others should stay away. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 79% McFarland USA (2015) " The premise may sound obvious and potentially forced, but it comes off as authentic. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/4 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) " Its blend of breathless action with Brit irreverence is like James Bond skipping the martinis and lacing a proper cup of tea with crack. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1/4 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Sitting through the turgid and tedious S&M melodrama that is Fifty Shades of Grey may feel like its own form of torture. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 10, 2015
3/4 71% The Voices (2015) " Simultaneously bizarre, humorous, disturbing and suspenseful. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/4 13% Seventh Son (2015) " Seventh Son is thoroughly ill-conceived, a pale imitation of its more adventurous and breathtaking brethren. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/4 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) " While the outcome is intermittently funny, it's also watered-down and hyperactive. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/4 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) " The story is laughably inane and uninvolving. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Feb 5, 2015
1.5/4 35% Project Almanac (2015) " How about a moratorium on the found-footage genre? What was once fresh and innovative now is tired and overdone. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/4 82% Black Sea (2015) " Black Sea doesn't delve too far below the surface, but it is claustrophobic, compelling and suspenseful. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2/4 37% Black or White (2015) " If only Black or White spent more time in the gray zone. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/4 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " Predictable and foolishly unsuspecting characters react in ways that make you want to shake them. But there's an undeniable sense of silly fun in this erotic thriller. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 22, 2015
2/4 18% Strange Magic (2015) " Strange Magic is strange all right, but hardly magical. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 22, 2015
1.5/4 33% Blackhat (2015) " Blackhat is a tedious, preposterous and incoherent cyberthriller that is anything but thrilling. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 14, 2015
3/4 98% Paddington (2015) " Paddington's journey from South America to London is just droll enough for adults - qualifying as a gentle parable about xenophobia - and exuberant enough for the youngest viewers. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 14, 2015
2.5/4 84% Predestination (2015) " A stylish sci-fi adventure anchored by strong performances from Ethan Hawke and Australian newcomer Sarah Snook. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 10, 2015
1.5/4 9% Taken 3 (2015) " If you've seen Taken or Taken 2, you've already been taken, and there's not much different here. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2/4 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) " It's mostly deadly dull, and when it does liven up a tad, the haunted house tale offers only wan shock tactics. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Jan 2, 2015
3.5/4 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " A revelation: meticulously constructed, brilliantly acted, suspenseful and sharply written. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Dec 31, 2014
2/4 49% Cake (2015) " Nothing about Cake is remotely tempting or sweet. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Dec 30, 2014
3/4 73% American Sniper (2015) " It's clearly Cooper's show. Substantially bulked up and affecting a believable Texas drawl, Cooper embodies Kyle's confidence, intensity and vulnerability. " ‐ USA Today
Posted Dec 24, 2014
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