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Claudia Puig

Claudia Puig
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 90% The Imitation Game (2014) Based on the biography by Andrew Hodges, Imitation illuminates Turing's brilliance in an engrossing and moving film that features a standout, Oscar-worthy performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 26, 2014
1/4 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) This ill-conceived sequel to 2011's entertaining Horrible Bosses is base, moronic, insulting and vulgar. It's also cringingly unfunny. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 25, 2014
2/4 72% Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) This is a joyless, frenetic film that is very rarely funny. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 25, 2014
3.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) As an adaptation of part of the third book by Suzanne Collins, it's easily the most political of the three films. It's also the most absorbing and best in the series. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/4 82% Beyond the Lights (2014) While melodramatic in the vein of A Star Is Born, Beyond the Lights is also a wise and open-hearted look at the price of fame upon personal identity. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3.5/4 96% Citizenfour (2014) Citizenfour plays like a thriller as it chronicles a complex and vitally important chapter in our history. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1.5/4 81% The Homesman (2014) The Homesman aims for a story that's poignant and told sparely, but comes across as mawkish, tedious and self-indulgent. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
1/4 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) If there was any doubt that most things in society have been dumbed down in the last couple of decades, Dumb and Dumber To could be exhibit A. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3.5/4 77% Rosewater (2014) Stewart has created an informative, dark and witty story imbued with black humor surrounding Bahari's confinement. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
3.5/4 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Foxcatcher might just be the feel-bad movie of the year. But it's so well-acted that audiences won't want to miss its dark, chilling yet restrained story.‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 13, 2014
2/4 32% Elsa & Fred (2014) Why must so many movies featuring retirees in romantic relationships make audiences cringe? ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/4 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) With its appealing array of nerdy characters, inventive architecture and striking cross-cultural production design, Hero is a vibrant romp. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Marsh takes a complicated persona and reveals a range of dimensions. The result is an engaging biopic that is often quite moving. ‐ USA Today
Posted Nov 6, 2014
3.5/4 93% Force Majeure (2014) Meticulous and deliberately paced, Force Majeure unexpectedly hits the viewer like an emotional avalanche. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 31, 2014
2.5/4 41% Horns (2014) Radcliffe gives it his all and makes the film worth seeing. But the supernatural story feels scattered. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3.5/4 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Thirty pounds lighter, all cheekbones and bulging eyes, Gyllenhaal plays one of the year's most memorable characters in this dark, provocative drama. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 30, 2014
1.5/4 36% Before I Go to Sleep (2014) Before I Go to Sleep feels like a recurring nightmare - the kind you wake up from and wonder why you dream in clichés. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 29, 2014
3/4 71% Interstellar (2014) The story is ever-ambitious, sometimes riveting and thought-provoking, but also plodding and hokey and not as visionary as its cutting-edge special effects. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2.5/4 67% Laggies (2014) Laggies presents an intermittently believable portrait of female arrested development. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 27, 2014
1/4 7% Ouija (2014) A deadly dull and overly familiar movie about summoning ghosts that draws upon nearly every horror movie cliché. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 23, 2014
1.5/4 85% John Wick (2014) John Wick adds little to the revenge thriller genre, save for a few stylish shots. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 22, 2014
3/4 91% Dear White People (2014) The film takes a clear-eyed approach to the complex subject of racial identity and leavens it with wit. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2/4 8% The Best Of Me (2014) The Best of Me is not the worst adaptation of Nicholas Sparks, but audiences can certainly choose better. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 91% Birdman (2014) By focusing on the specific problems of a man undergoing a midlife meltdown, Birdman delivers an incisive commentary on celebrity culture, ambition, social media and fractured families. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/4 77% Fury (2014) Flesh-and-blood soldiers play second fiddle to the authentic-looking artillery in Fury, rendering the film tough and harrowing, but less emotionally compelling than it could have been. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 16, 2014
2.5/4 82% The Book of Life (2014) The dizzying, intricate imagery is so beautiful, and the Latin-inspired songs catchy enough that the overall effect is often enchanting. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 16, 2014
4/4 94% Whiplash (2014) Music instruction and combat are rarely linked in movies, and particularly not in the singularly riveting way they come together in Whiplash. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 44% You're Not You (2014) Nicholas Sparks didn't write You're Not You, but he might as well have, given its familiar disease-of-the-week plot filled with scenic locations and gorgeous people. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 78% St. Vincent (2014) St. Vincent tries its darnedest to be crowd-pleasing. This is not to say that it's not entertaining or lacks good performances. It's often quite funny. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2.5/4 61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) A pleasant, entertaining way to spend just under 90 minutes, particularly if accompanied by children. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 78% Kill the Messenger (2014) Kill the Messenger is an intriguing, chilling and briskly paced film that, despite its flaws, seems particularly timely, given the level of distrust for the government and its intelligence-gathering efforts. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 9, 2014
2/4 48% The Judge (2014) It's well-acted, with some occasional moments of clever dialogue, but the story is plodding, predictable and tension-free. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 8, 2014
2/4 32% Men, Women & Children (2014) Think a computer-driven, de-fanged Crash, without the ethnic diversity. Not exactly an epic fail, it could have used a reboot. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/4 88% The Good Lie (2014) The political becomes personal, eye-opening and moving in The Good Lie. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) Potential peeps out occasionally in Hector and the Search for Happiness, but then flounders and gets lost in a bland sea of sentimentality and cultural myopia. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
1.5/4 29% Annabelle (2014) The story is a mishmash of demonic possession, Satanic killings, machines suddenly switching on and off and vacantly-staring figurines. It's more familiar than frightening. And the human actors are no more compelling than the poker-faced dolls. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) Gone Girl is to marriage what Fatal Attraction was to infidelity. ‐ USA Today
Posted Oct 1, 2014
2/4 65% The Maze Runner (2014) A sci-fi thriller set in a vaguely post-apocalyptic future must create a fully drawn universe to thoroughly captivate the viewer. But Maze Runner feels only partially formed. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 65% A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Audiences ... will be drawn to a more soulful Neeson as a downtrodden gumshoe with a strong sense of decency and dark streak of humor. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) As a film it feels overly familiar, with some amusing scenes, but not enough to make for a wholly satisfying experience. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3.5/4 81% Tracks (2014) A riveting adventure, as well as a dreamy meditative saga. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/4 63% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) What looms largest is the sense of abiding loss of a potentially great movie. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) Like its predecessor, Dolphin Tale 2 is a family-friendly story with a heart-warming and wise message of healing. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 89% The Drop (2014) The Drop is a taut yarn that bides its time. Slow-burning tension, dark wit and superlative performances will keep audiences captivated. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 52% Frontera (2014) No polemic, it's a poignant tale of human decency and redemption. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1.5/4 6% The Identical (2014) Elvis may have left the building, but a bland impersonator has made his way onto the big screen in a contrived twins-separated-at-birth movie. ‐ USA Today
Posted Sep 4, 2014
1/4 25% As Above, So Below (2014) As forewarned, so avoid. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 29, 2014
2.5/4 34% The November Man (2014) A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/4 65% The Notebook (2014) Though it features no battle scenes, The Notebook shines a powerful, unflinching light on the horrors of World War II. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2.5/4 45% Cantinflas (2014) While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas- Óscar Jaenada - is a standout. ‐ USA Today
Posted Aug 28, 2014