For 1,787 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,787 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Makes its point ham-fistedly and then devolves into a blood-spattered slasher movie. It also unashamedly cribs from more disturbing films like "Straw Dogs," "Funny Games" and "A Clockwork Orange."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While the plot strives to be a raunchy-clever sex farce, it feels more like a leaden repurposing of Airplane with drunken pilots, mile-high dalliances and dancing flight attendants.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's a 2 1/2-hour slog, with tonal inconsistencies and monotonous, drawn-out action sequences. Scenes alternate between frenetic and tedious.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Intermittently funny. But the movie's first 20 minutes is devoted to tediously showing how his career has taken off around the world. That might be fine if this were a documentary, or if it were done more artfully, and with humor — since we go into the movie expecting a 75-minute laugh-fest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This shallow sequel to 2010's much cleverer Despicable Me — the 10th-biggest animated movie in U.S. history — seems to be merely going through the motions.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    By its conclusion the story has worked so hard to be twisting and clever that it runs out of steam and becomes outlandish, marked by a surplus of violence — too often casual and gratuitous — for what essentially is a buddy cop movie.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Nathan Fillion is the movie's brightest spot as Hermes, re-envisioned as a UPS manager. He makes a quip about how the best TV series always get canceled, in a nod to Firefly, the iconic sci-fi show in which he starred.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Essentially Cars in midair.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Lovelace is a lackluster, skin-deep biopic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    One thing it doesn't do is offer a revealing look at the mercurial entrepreneur. The movie that bears his name settles on a blandly superficial treatment of a deeply complex man.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Winnie Mandela is a simplistic look at a complex figure.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Family is a fish-out-of-water/buddy comedy/Mob flick. But most of all, it's a missed opportunity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Self-indulgent, heavy-handed and lumbering, Jayne Mansfield's Car is not a wreck, but it's certainly a vehicle for boredom.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It would have worked better if the silly premise had been played for farcical satire, rather than following the cookie-cutter rules of the romantic comedy playbook.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    One of the film's biggest problems is that Richie is an unsympathetic and rather dim character. The badly drawn role does the likable Timberlake no favors.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While there is a pleasantness about this faithful Shakespearean reboot, there also is some woeful miscasting and a lukewarm feeling about the straightforward production.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Rather than offering new blood, Carrie is a purely cosmetic revamp.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Leaden, non-involving and filled with mind-numbing computer-generated effects.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The concept's execution is sloppy, full of inconsistencies and plot holes. The situations teeter on funny, but never achieve it. And sections meant to be heartwarming feel lukewarm, far-fetched or inappropriately comical.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Graphically gruesome when it means to be a provocative look at vengeance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When it's not stalled on silly, it falls into slog territory.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie for anyone who has dreamed of watching young dinos in love.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While the visuals are lovely to behold, this unremarkable version of the classic 18th century Japanese legend is stiff and uninvolving.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Genial and well-intentioned, but tepid.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Moviegoers are stuck with this sci-fi thriller's bland story, murky cinematography and frenetic special effects.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Lurching back and forth through time, Winter's Tale tries to blend the supernatural and the sentimental, with a synchronous nod to elements of New York history. But this would-be magical romance flounders, hitting only dissonant chords.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The result is a generic saga with a cast of forgettable one-dimensional characters
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's undoubtedly a daunting role, and Morgado captures the gentle benevolence associated with the messianic figure. He doesn't, however, project the authority, gravitas or depth of a spiritual leader.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's a maudlin, superficial exercise in obsession masquerading as a heartfelt romance and study of grief, and character development is sorely lacking.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's an improvement on some of Perry's other films that strike a heavy-handed moralistic note. And it lacks the silly slapstick humor of his Madea movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story soon devolves into a far-fetched, futuristic snooze-fest that often defies its own logic. Characters' motivations are rarely clear, and allegiances shift with no explanation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Glimmers of a fascinating and lively period film surface and fade in the first half-hour of The Immigrant. What predominates is a dully morose, overheated and implausible story.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    You have to work hard to make an African vacation seem unpleasant. And Adam Sandler nearly pulls it off in Blended.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Love Punch is a romantic comedy as painfully unfunny as a sock in the jaw.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It fails to live up to its early promise, mostly because of an uneven tone and murky character development
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    What was blandly charming on stage — characters addressing the audience, ultra-broad jokes and showbiz patter — feels contrived, cheesy and cliched onscreen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    One-dimensional characters play second fiddle to the main event. Given the large cast of faceless players, it's hard to care when a few get sucked into oblivion.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While the adult performances are strong, especially Jeff Bridges in the title role, youthful characterizations are not nearly as illuminating as they were on the page.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba twerking.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash. The 90 minutes could be better spent doing holiday shopping.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The real shocker is how many grown men it took to conceive and write this lamebrained tale.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The best actor in Snow Dogs is a glowering Siberian husky named Demon. In fact, all the dogs in the movie do a better job than their human counterparts.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It would appear that director Scott Kalvert never met a cliché he didn't like. No telegraphing is too obvious or simplistic for this movie.
    • USA Today
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The story doesn't clarify why the dragons hibernated for hundreds of years, nor why they awakened. Clearly, however, the filmmakers might have benefited from more sleep before penning the script.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A moviegoer's only defense against Jason is to avoid theaters showing this gruesome and derivative movie.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Too much. The hackneyed story about an affluent damsel in distress who decides to fight her bully of a husband is simply too overdone.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Romantic screwball comedies are supposed to be at least a little romantic, but there's no chemistry between Perry and Hurley.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Moore and Ford rise above the hackneyed story, infusing the proceedings with their own chemistry and appeal. If only the adults responsible for this film could learn how to deal.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's unclear why the writers bothered to update the cartoon, unless it was to expand the possibilities for quips and jokey ideas. If so, they failed in their mission, as the movie elicits few laughs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Feels like a bad sitcom.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Can't decide what direction it's going in. Some of the time it seems to be a standard teen sex comedy. Occasionally, it appears to be spoofing the genre. It concludes on a romantic, almost honorable note.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's problematic enough that the movie's lead characters are unlikable. But worse is the blackening of The Human Stain with a trite and forced plot, uninteresting digressions and clunky direction.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's too bad more energy wasn't devoted to fleshing out the one-dimensional characters and crafting a decent script. The only reason to catch this harmless diversion is for the group dance sessions.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The name is a tipoff: Club Dread is dreadful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Vardalos' comedic style is old-fashioned in the worst way; her humor is stodgier than the most retro Catskills laughmeister.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Too slight and pointless.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A sluggish, tedious film about lost souls living dead-end lives in a dead-end town. Their actions often defy rationality.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    With its excessive sleaze and gross-out gags, Soul Plane overshoots effective spoofery. Mostly it's a foul, eye-rolling experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Has a riddick-ulous sci-fi plot, overblown and numbing video game-style special effects and a going-through-the-motions lead performance by Vin Diesel.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Hisses for Catwoman. Unfortunately for Oscar winner Halle Berry, this movie belongs in the litter box.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    In a summer filled with dumb comedies, this might prove to be the dumbest. Think "Road Trip" meets "City Slickers." Then dial the humor down a few notches, and you're left Without a Paddle.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie's premise is as dopey as they come: A serial killer with a conscience is killing other serial killers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Do yourself a favor and rent the 1996 original from Japan instead.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Not worth the ride.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A succession of tired race jokes made worse by the bad comedic timing of the bland, under-talented Ashton Kutcher.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie tries to be both comical and touching, as befitting the coming-of-age genre. But it feels forced, derivative and sometimes sappily sentimental.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't make the movie worth watching -- even if you're monstrously bored.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The players fall into recognizable stereotypes: the big and clumsy kid, the real talent who's also a showoff, the buffoon, the gross-out guy. But no one is more formulaic than the coach. He starts out smug with the kids and ends up smitten.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The screenplay is thin, the dialogue lacks nuance and the acting is often laughable.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The cliché-laden dialogue, schlocky special effects and predictable plot are derivative; the movie is overwrought and lacks suspense.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If your idea of a good time is watching a disjointed period piece featuring a scrawny dog defecating, dozens of dissipated people fornicating and a syphilitic Johnny Depp with oozing pustules on his face, The Libertine may be just the movie for you.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Steer clear of Freedomland, the movie. Your time would be better spent reading Richard Price's much more compelling 1998 novel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Nothing is right about this ridiculous horror schlockfest.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Glaringly lacking in the film are any original Stones songs. The group, who fired Jones just before his death, must not have thought much of the movie if they didn't allow their music to be used. Smart fellows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Yearns to be fresh but ends up tasteless. It's as drawn-out, forced and annoying as a holiday meal with a dozen carping relatives.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Poseidon is a sodden saga, with a script that is awash in clichés. It nearly drowns under the weight of its own soggy tedium.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Has plenty of fast cars and revving engines. But unless you're a fan of that sort of thing, its stultifying plot and wooden acting is likely to make you drift - off to sleep.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It comes off like a coughed-up furball: a wan rehash with too many elements of the hard-to-swallow 2004 original.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    One of the more befuddling movies of recent years. The premise makes no sense, no matter how you turn it around in your head.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    You, Me and Dupree is a good idea badly executed.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Flyboys doesn't succeed as a wartime adventure story or as a period romance. Even the special effects, set in a historical context, are too ho-hum to save this over-long and tedious film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Russell Crowe may find himself discovering the simple joys of life in A Good Year, but audiences will be checking their watches during this joyless attempt at comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Overflows with pretensions and absurdity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie is so impressionistic, it obfuscates any sense of history. We expect at least a hint at the causes of the Mayan Empire's demise, but instead we get Mesoamerican Rambo.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Its use of trite "Win one for the Gipper" dialogue, overbearing soaring music and conventional plot devices makes it far too formulaic to truly move us.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought an animated comedy satirizing the predictable nature of fairy tales could be so grim?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Given its predictable story, the only reason to see Stomp is for the rhythmic step dancing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Catch and Release is not worth catching. Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    From the embarrassingly over-the-top performance of Ray Liotta as a tough-guy biker to the pratfalls of William H. Macy as a bumbling computer geek, this movie stinks of exhaust and desperation.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It takes more than an awkward title attempting to sound cool to overcome its mundane plot and silly dialogue.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    All cinematic creativity seems to have focused on devising the most repellent ways to maim and murder.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This implausible action thriller also stars Julianne Moore as an FBI agent who sees Cage's two-bit Vegas act and decides he can single-handedly save the world.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The pirate ship has hit foul waters, and even the sharp wit and charm of everyone's favorite buccaneer can't save it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Far-fetched, flimsy and uninvolving.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's an almighty, humorless bore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Director Steve Buscemi is not to be faulted for his filmmaking or acting skills, but as co-writer he could have done better than the false-sounding dialogue.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A silly movie that's essentially a series of clichés strung together into a semblance of a movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you've been lobotomized or have the mental age of a kindergartener, Mr. Bean's Holiday is viable comic entertainment.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Balls of Fury makes "Dodgeball" look like high art. It'll be tough to crack a smile, let alone laugh, during this uninspired and sophomoric satire of sports movies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's so unfunny it almost stings.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie is devoid of laughs, except for a mildly funny segment when one of the chipmunks inhales helium. And since this is aimed at the under-10 set, it includes the requisite flatulence joke and a spit take or two.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Farrell is quite good, though it's hard to buy the Scottish McGregor and the Irish Farrell as brothers. But mostly, the film feels rudderless, almost as if it's been directed on autopilot.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A misguided attempt at comedy that needs to go last on anyone's list of movie options.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Veggie Tales is a faith-based franchise that uses a blend of a religious/moral message and humor to teach about honesty and forgiveness. But Pirates lacks the humor of the videos and "A Veggie Tales Movie."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A wan version of the same old tired serial killer story, despite its updated milieu -- cyberspace.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The jewels in the buried treasure, once sighted, look fake. But the bigger problem is how artificial the whole story feels.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Within a few minutes into the ponderous prehistoric pseudo-epic that is 10,000 B.C., you find yourself longing for George of the Jungle to crash into a tree or the Geico cavemen to amble up and put an end to the droning seriousness of this tedious tale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Wastes a moderately intriguing premise by filling it with laughably clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters and implausible turns of events.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    While he gets points for addressing the debate, the way in which Stein goes about it undermines his efforts to be even-handed and intellectually rigorous.
    • USA Today
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Yes, it's a candy-colored Day-Glo world, but there's a liveliness missing from this lead-footed Speed Racer.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Shyamalan isn't drawing the caliber of performances from his actors as he used to. Who can forget Haley Joel Osment's haunting portrayal in The Sixth Sense or that of Toni Collette, who played his mother, or Bruce Willis in arguably his best role?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If only the movie had heeded its own advice and tried to be different from the standard formula.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Don't expect the seventh Star Wars film here. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is more like a long Saturday morning cartoon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you're a Rainn Wilson fan, catch a rerun of "The Office."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Defanged and drippy, the remake of 1939's The Women seems to have been made for the dullard granddaughters of the sassy, sharp society matrons in George Cukor's campy original.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's déjà vu all over again. There isn't much more to say about "We Own the Night 2." Oops, make that Pride and Glory.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    By the time the movie reaches its protracted conclusion, it feels like a slog. Pacino has a few funny lines, as does Leguizamo, but not nearly enough to save the film from collapsing under the weight of its own self-righteous tedium.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Max Payne couldn't be more appropriately named. Sitting through this stylish-looking but derivative, vacuous and bullet-riddled movie inflicts maximum pain.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The film disappoints terribly, too. The directorial debut of such an imaginative and clever screenwriter was a highly anticipated event. His "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" are two of the most innovative and intriguing movies of the past decade. Synecdoche is one of the most maddening.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The dialogue is beyond clichéd, and performances feel cobbled together from other movies.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The story is tedious, noisy and banal. It is also rather dark and convoluted for children, though it does have the familiar bombast of a video game.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A laughably bad horror flick.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The last name Blart may be the funniest thing in the movie, so that's a hint as to just how bad this shopping-center saga can be.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    While it's billed as a "re-imagining" of the horror franchise, this Friday is more like a rehash, delivering just what you expect and nothing more.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Fighting seriously lacks punch.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Feels about as fresh and lively as a piece of burnt rubber.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    An American Affair is sordid business blandly portrayed and not worth meddling with.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you're of a mind to believe a dreary and far-fetched thriller about numerology-crazed alien life forms, then you may find the movie mildly diverting.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It might be that Jarmusch (Broken Flowers) is experimenting with creating a pastiche of dreamlike sequences that audiences can interpret as they wish. Or it may be merely pretension and hubris that fuels such a stylized and insubstantial story.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Cloying and dated movie.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This sequel to the clever and funny first "Transformers" not only is disappointing, it will give most people a throbbing case of metal overload.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The characters in The Box are like cardboard cutouts: Some have "foolish victim" labeled on them, and others fall into the category of absurdly creepy villain.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you didn't know otherwise, you'd swear that Gentlemen Broncos was made by a disaffected high school student – and not a particularly talented one.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This is not the Travolta of "Pulp Fiction," nor is it the Williams of "One Hour Photo." Though no animals were harmed in the making of Old Dogs, the lead actors were defanged. But like a pair of Labradors, they have a playful rapport.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Manages to be both toothless and tasteless in its satire of TV news sensationalism.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Chan has more chemistry with the kids than with Valletta, but the story is so insipid that it's likely to only sadden fans of the martial-arts icon and offer little enjoyment to its young audience.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's a syrupy, downbeat film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    So leaden and obnoxious that it actually makes you long for the John Travolta of "Old Dogs."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Director Kevin Smith's tweets, jokes and sharp commentary after being denied a seat aboard a Southwest Airlines flight because of his girth were a lot more engaging than Cop Out, his new movie.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Sitting through this movie is worse than being locked in a room with a continuous loop of "Nip/Tuck" playing on a jumbo screen.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing worse than a boring behemoth.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    An insult to the memory of the cleverly written show and its celebration of friendship, it's a slap in the face for the four gal pals (often photographed at unflattering angles) and an affront to Muslims.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing exciting about this awful, over-the-top reboot.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The opening frame of Jonah Hex should say: "Caution: Made expressly for the male teen demographic. Not suitable for anyone of any age who prefers movies with coherence, an original plot or characters they give a hoot about."
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Killers is dead on arrival: miscast, horribly paced and murderously uninvolving.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie is a clunky, noisy contraption. Director Jon Turteltaub piles on gadgets and devices in the hopes we'll be dazzled enough to miss the story's lack of coherence and charm.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Sadistic mess of a movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The Romantics is a misnomer. "The Spoiled Melodramatics" would be more accurate. Or better yet, "The Pretentious Ones."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Barrels around in manic fashion much like Carrey does in most of his movies. He's meant to be a fool for love, but mostly he's just bonkers.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Kimberly Elise gives the best performance as a beleaguered woman with an abusive boyfriend (Michael Ealy).
    • 18 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's almost impressive when a movie can manage to be both repellently vulgar and sickeningly sweet in the span of a mere two hours. Almost.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's dogged by awkward dialogue, a ridiculous plot and lackluster performances, especially by the leads.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Everything about this fish-out-of-water romp is tired.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces clichés and dodges all humor.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Though the lead actress, newcomer Jordana Beatty, gives a spunky performance as third-grader Judy, her character's borderline bratty charm wears thin fast. Mostly it's undercut by the movie's irritatingly antic slapstick style.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    For a movie that touts the importance of humanity, Green Lantern is a strangely lifeless spectacle.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Misanthropic to the extreme, Bad Teacher fails across the board.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Machine Gun Preacher has a lot more wrong with it than a bullet-riddled premise. It is yet another iteration of the big, strong white man who comes to save legions of poor anonymous black Africans.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Maybe for the next installment, they can go off to college and find something better to do than making these silly movies.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    More often the film succumbs to clichés, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The concept is unoriginal, the scenarios aren't funny, and its message is banal. Plus, Murphy alternately hams it up and phones it in.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Somewhere amid the mind-numbing barrage of action sequences there's a story based on Greek mythology. But its essence is buried amid the clatter.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Despite an unlikely setting and a moderately intriguing premise, Chernobyl Diaries proves to be a generic horror flick where young tourists are systematically victimized in unoriginal and not terribly scary ways.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Don't stop believing. Just avoid clichéd musicals that try to capture the anarchic spirit of rock with trite commercial re-treads.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Fun is hiding behind a bad movie costume in this humorless and idiotic Halloween teen comedy.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The shenanigans of randy soccer moms and their obnoxious blowhard husbands are intended as comic relief. But the sappy plot of this formulaic romantic comedy is just as silly as its inane attempts at farce.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Audiences deserve a resounding "mea culpa" for the embarrassing dreck, masquerading as comedy, in The Guilt Trip.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The best thing about A Good Day to Die Hard is its title.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Despite its collegiate setting, 21 and Over is pretty much for people with an IQ of 21 and under.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    So sadistic and disturbing, Games is easily the toughest movie to sit through since 1994's "Natural Born Killers."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Family Weekend is the kind of dark-for-dark's sake, wannabe quirkfest that proves indie films can be just as clichéd and vapid as the most soulless Hollywood movies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Never was a film so visually stunning and so intolerable as To the Wonder.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's an unrelentingly brutal movie set in an unusually scenic locale — the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Nothing about this rote exercise feels remotely fresh. It's a re-tread of the 2009 original, sans the inspired lunacy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The story's appeal is lost in all the fights between the monsters and robots.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    God may forgive you for seeing this needlessly brutal film. But you won't forgive yourself.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A failure from start to finish.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Perhaps there was a clever germ of an idea here, but the five credited writers didn't develop characters, scenarios or rules in this sci-fi world well enough to engage the audience.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This insipid, and sometimes awkward, blend of animation, computer generation and live action wastes a ton of talent and lacks a true sense of whimsy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    We're the Millers is a twisted road trip worth avoiding. Not only is it not funny, it's offensive.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Kick-Ass is a prime example of a movie that never should have bothered with a sequel. Not only is its successor played-out, but it revels in carnage while lacking the visual style and gleeful humor of the original.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The overwritten script and the ridiculous plot combine to make The Counselor a frustrating experience.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This wrongheaded biopic that bears her name does nothing to burnish her legacy. In fact, the tedious movie lacks any insight into the characters involved, and surely would have the late Princess of Wales rolling in her grave. And it can't be easy on her sons to see their mother depicted in such a one-dimensional fashion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    What is most troubling is how this film can serve to shape perceptions for impressionable kids. Young girls and boys will think that non-stop make-out sessions is all it takes to sustain "endless love."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Ostensibly meant to be light entertainment. If light is synonymous with preposterous, frenetic and noisy, it qualifies.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's tough to summon sufficiently negative language to describe the unfunny, desperate mess that is Bad Words.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    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?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Silly, unfunny and formulaic.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Where 1991's "Thelma & Louise" was funny and action-filled, Tammy's story is thin, cringe-inducing and, worst of all for a comedy, not funny. Jokes land with a thud and the pacing is leaden.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Viewers seeking a fresh comedy, a seductive romp, or even just an escape from boredom for a couple hours will be left dismally unsatisfied by this stilted, nearly humorless, non-titillating slog.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Is there a word that means the opposite of Cowabunga? If so, that's the word for the charmless, dull and derivative new take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The two main characters in Are You Here spend much of their time stoned or weeping. Those who watch this dreadful film may seek to escape or sink into despair as well.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The comedian's braggadocio here is more wearying than that of the most self-absorbed rapper. And worse, it comes at the expense of humor.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    You know something is wrong when a preschooler's unwitting ad-libs are funnier than anything seasoned comedy writers can come up with. Kids say the darnedest things. Too bad the grown-ups don't.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It tries hard to be sexy, mysterious and dangerous, but ends up laughably inscrutable.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A moviegoer's nightmare. The story is incoherent, inane and interminable.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Even by teen gross-out movie standards Van Wilder makes "Sorority Boys" look like "Some Like It Hot."
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    In "There's Something About Mary," the gross gags were hilarious. Here, they're just vile.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Lacking even a hint of humor or a watchable story, Disguise has distinguished itself as the summer's worst movie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    That a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    An embarrassing debacle...the rare movie that never seems to take off, but also never seems to end. It tries hard to titillate, but ends up making audiences want to avert their eyes.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Neither side is worth rooting for in this ridiculous blood feud, which features some of the year's most laughable dialogue.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Should the desire to see a clever zombie movie strike, try the recent remake of "Dawn of the Dead" or last year's "28 Days."
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    For a comedian (Allen) who often seems to be calling it in, he's more lackluster than usual. Curtis is a bigger disappointment, especially after "Freaky Friday," in which she was funny, smart and cheeky.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    White Noise is the celluloid equivalent of a bad cell phone connection.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    In this Amityville, the performances are bad, the special effects ho-hum, and it's not even particularly scary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A good script is the most essential ingredient for a good movie. Hiring a comedian isn't enough.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The premise is misbegotten, the chemistry non-existent and the dialogue leaden. Did we mention how tediously the plot unfolds?
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The 1992 phenomenon was creepy, tense and sexually charged in a bold yet tawdry way. This sequel lacks even a shred of those elements.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    RV
    Unfunny, sappy and massively predictable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    School for Scoundrels will only leave you scratching your head in bewilderment and might possibly shave off IQ points.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The film tries to be stylish and slick, but is mostly just nasty and blood-drenched. Piven, so funny in other film roles and on TV's "Entourage," overdoes it here, and extended scenes of his debauchery grow excessive and thuddingly dull.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It's so derivative, unfunny and thuddingly bad that it's one of the more cringe-inducing movies of a genre chock-full of clunkers.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    In most cases, doggedly pursuing a dream is laudable. But if it does nothing else, The Astronaut Farmer demonstrates that not every dream is worth pursuing. At least not the belabored one of a narcissistic crackpot masquerading as an admirable dreamer.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Superficial and lurid, Perfect Stranger is the cinematic equivalent of spam and should, like those trashy messages, be avoided.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This is the worst kind of movie, one that insults its audience by purporting to condemn violence while simultaneously reveling in it.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It tries to pass itself off as a film about feistiness, forgiveness and the bonds of motherhood. Instead, it deals lightly and inappropriately with promiscuity, alcoholism, drug abuse, grief and child molestation. Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The unfunny jokes center on outhouses, vomit and flatulence. Gooding mugs, screeches, even hops up and down to no avail. Nothing can wring an ounce of comedy out of this sorry spectacle.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This film is so superficial and shifts so jarringly in tone that nothing feels authentic -- not Bacon's hard-working husband and father, nor his maniacal vengeance seeker.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This may be the most laugh-free comedy of the year.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    There is a blessed dearth of dialogue, but much of it is unintentionally hilarious.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The tagline for College Road Trip is "You Can't Get There Fast Enough." But for those who sit through this humorless and massively predictable movie, a more apt phrase would be: "You Can't Get Out of There Fast Enough."
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This may be the most preposterous movie of the year. It is certainly the most ridiculous movie starring an Oscar-winning actor.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Only a truly dreadful story could make 81 minutes seem like an eternity. And Space Chimps is just that leaden experience.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The movie is raunchier than expected, and above all clichéd, formulaic and thoroughly sexist. Worst, it's just not very funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A tribute to a giant leap for mankind feels like a clumsy shuffle backward for animation.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The biggest mystery about Repo! The Genetic Opera is why the grisly Goth-horror musical is opening the week after Halloween. The second-biggest mystery is why this unfunny, unscary, preposterous bloodbath about organ transplants is opening at all.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Bride Wars is about as funny as a cringingly awkward wedding toast.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    To say that New in Town is the worst movie of this fledgling year is to damn it with faint praise. It may be one of the worst movies of any year. Not content to be merely inane and predictable, it is downright insulting, humorlessly deriding those who choose to live in rural America, labor in factories or have a strong Christian faith.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Not only is it an unfunny movie shrilly told, it probably is the most ill-timed and appallingly insulting movie in recent memory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Not only is it plodding and completely predictable, the carnage is rendered slowly and quasi-reverentially, making the whole brutal experience come off like torture porn.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Despite its appealing stars, The Ugly Truth is a charmless romantic comedy.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Shocking is the fact that three highly regarded actors -- Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke and Billy Bob Thornton -- chose to star in this dreadful film.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This is probably the year's worst romantic comedy -- and that's saying something in a year that includes "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" and "Whatever Works."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This unfunny, über-misogynistic adaptation of Tucker Max's audacious best-seller of the same name is unlikely to please anyone.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Antichrist is probably the most disturbing, bleak and self-indulgent film ever made.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    That's what The Bounty Hunter has rustled up -- along with a listless rom-com, a feeble thriller and a supporting cast of clueless characters.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Furry Vengeance is a slapstick stinker, easily the worst movie of the year.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It's really not much fun - in fact it's painful - to watch an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It almost doesn't matter if the psyche in question is imploding artificially - as in staged - or organically.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It may be the only movie ever to feature a bad performance by Johnny Depp, one of the best actors working in films.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Memorable for being one of the most obnoxious animated movies of recent years.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A movie about a teen party gone horribly wrong, would be every parent's worst nightmare if it weren't so inane.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    What audiences should expect is a tone-deaf, superficial, charmless ensemble rom-com, focused on five attractive, but uninteresting, couples.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    That's My Boy is puerile, mean-spirited and charmless.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    This genre stew throws in so many ingredients - including sundry body parts that are cut off and go flying, and heads that explode - that the result is a tasteless mash-up that's hard to stomach.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Even as temporary visitors, the audience can feel IQ points slipping away.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The Canyons is billed as an erotic thriller, but the sexcapades of these empty-headed twentysomethings are far more likely to elicit yawns than titillation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Move along, there's nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Insidious: Chapter 2 appears to be the sum of the unusable parts from James Wan's recent haunted house feature "The Conjuring."
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Mothers deserve a much better break than the hectic, shrill and dismally unpleasant Moms' Night Out.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The Expendables 3 is as boneheaded and disposable as it sounds.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Claudia Puig
    The thrills, chills, frights, starts and occasional screams that a good horror film elicits from an audience are not there. Jeepers, the Creeper has little to recommend it.