For 1,927 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 21 Grams
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1927 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Sherlock Holmes has been reimagined with fighting skills as potent as his intellectual acumen.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Director Peter Berg's frenetic style heightens tension and a sense of disorientation. But some will find its chaotic quality dizzying and off-putting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Dead-on as entertaining eye candy, a bona fide guilty pleasure -- for the first hour. But the movie loses steam and the sequences that dazzled in the beginning get overshadowed by the excesses of later scenes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rather than a glossy, superficial movie-star vanity project, In the Land of Blood and Honey feels like the sober, hard-hitting work of a humanitarian.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While style trumps substance, something in the way this '60s tribute moves attracts us.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    When it focuses on the clash of cultures, laughs naturally flow. When it follows the familiar sports movie playbook too slavishly, it grows tedious.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Those with a taste for irreverent humor and clear-eyed analysis will find it funny, enlightening and disturbing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    As wedding stories go, it's an improvement over the dreadful "Something Borrowed," though it doesn't have anything terribly new to say.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Adam is a cut above most romances and boasts a intriguing conclusion. One comes away with a sense of hope, leavened by realism.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The film is beautifully shot, with vivid production design. But because of the tale's lack of cohesion, it doesn't carry enough emotional heft.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enchantingly beautiful and moving film.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    "Who wants to see a movie about a kid who's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?" Thanks to an endearing cast of characters and an energetic, if light, comic story, we do.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Focus never quite comes into clear view. It's a muddled and twisting romantic caper that at times feels like Steven Soderbergh lite.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The worms, the real stars of the film, are fairly impressive, looming large, plump and slimy as they are boiled, fried, served with sauce and added to omelettes and smoothies.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    More amiable than witty and relying heavily on the likability and charm of its lead actors, Leatherheads scores more points as a retro romantic comedy than a football saga.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rodriguez is such a visual stylist, and the violence is so cartoonish, that the flurry of whizzing bullets and growing pile of bodies is not as offensive as it might be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While it takes stabs at realism, mostly in its use of cellular and computer technology, disbelief must be suspended for full immersion in this twisty airborne thriller.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is the rare screwball comedy that is superbly paced, cleverly plotted and hilarious from start to finish.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't shed much light on the fragile and enigmatic writer whose myth has nearly obscured the real woman.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    With its dark, wacky humor, some moments are reminiscent of last year's "Machete."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    If only The Brave One had captured more of the complex nature of the fear and paranoia plaguing society since 9/11. Instead, it is a well-made but predictable take on the revenge fantasy thriller, with a female twist.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Narrated by Johnny Depp, a portrait emerges of an anarchic, humble spirit who now fears becoming "a visual polluter."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The tale was no doubt meant to convey Kemp/Thompson's boozy aimlessness, but the film feels disjointed and meandering as a result.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Ramona and Beezus are undeniably cute, and the movie that bears their names tries to inject some timeliness, but what many of us will walk away from this movie thinking about are the hot father figures.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It calmly examines death, grief and melancholy, packing an unexpectedly profound emotional gut-punch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A Southern-style "Ocean's 11" without the pretty boys and Vegas attitude but with plenty of laughs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Entertainingly epic eye candy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Elle Fanning is wondrous in Phoebe in Wonderland. But the movie is an uneven, unfocused amalgamation of ideas and moods that is at times deeply moving nonetheless.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 62 Claudia Puig
    Claire in Motion has an appealing stillness and intensity. It works as both a quiet, meditative study of grief and a muted examination of identity, but not as a compelling mystery.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's the kind of feel-good movie whose resolution is evident from the start, being based as it is on a true story. But that doesn't make the journey any less interesting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    There are some wise observations about parenting. Hunt draws some good performances from the cast and wisely chose a low-key personal story for her directorial debut.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Gussied-up rodents and inane male antics come together in funny and inspired ways in this screwball farce.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Pop culture references intermingle with the loopy trio's iconic foolishness, and the result is a movie with some big laughs, plenty of heart and terrible coifs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Dazzling colors, winning characters and energetic visual effects all work in concert, with the 3-D animation serving to intensify the experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
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    The performances are good (some scarily realistic), and the movie is enjoyable to watch. But as a probing analysis of the 43rd president, it falls short.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the experience is nerve-racking and cathartic under Campbell's skilled direction, musings on family and grief and Gibson's intense, but subtle, performance stay with us longest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    That this is Fukunaga's first film is astonishing, given its sharp script, technical proficiency and suspenseful pacing. The ensemble cast is top-notch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    If moviegoers suspend their disbelief -- easy enough thanks to the diverse and talented cast, as well as Spielberg's capable direction -- they're bound to enjoy this cinematic fantasy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An old-school documentary that is both non-controversial and uplifting, America's Heart & Soul could be subtitled the Anti-Fahrenheit 9/11.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Friends With Kids takes a fresh and funny look at a familiar subject, with enough buoyant romance to satisfy audiences drawn to starry-eyed love stories and hopeful endings.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The story, while sometimes soaring, is other times grounded by a hyperactive and numbing vibe. But Henry Cavill has the strapping good looks of the comic icon, and humanity to match his superheroism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If one were to fuse the literary sensibility of Jane Austen with the fanciful imaginative license of "Shakespeare in Love," what would emerge would likely be the charming tale Becoming Jane.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This is Woodstock from another perspective -- one without Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Brothers Bloom has it all: charming romance, jaunty adventure story, witty dialogue, gorgeous cinematography and superb performances.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The cinematography is gorgeous and the makeup amazing, but the story lines are too disconnected.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though the film is titled Hitchcock and ostensibly centers on the legendary director, we get a better sense of the women around him than the enigmatic filmmaker.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    At its best in comic mode, more effective as goofy spoof than horror show.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The new Pelham takes the chilling original premise and modifies it for an era steeped in technology, making for an energetic and engrossing adaptation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Viewers should know that the film's resolution, though admirably restrained and unsentimental, is devastatingly sad. Parents should take this into account. This beautifully rendered family film is told in a classic and old-fashioned style, in the best sense, providing poignant and powerful teachable moments.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Made gripping almost single-handedly by Blanchett's superlative performance.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What results is amusing, gently entertaining and might induce a tear or two.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Jolie and Pitt project more than just body heat. They convey a multi-faceted attraction, toss off clever repartee and dazzle audiences with their seemingly natural connection. And that's worth watching.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Boaz Yakin's slick direction, marked by quick cuts, unstinting energy and a lack of sentimentality, makes the action scenes satisfying. But he's a better director than writer.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    An entertaining, diverting adventure saga that offers excitement and a relatable heroine for children, and also will remind their parents of favorite classics from their own youth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie is spotty. The short films, essentially comic sketches, were more consistently funny. The movie lags on occasion, but it also has quite a few laughs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Love Actually is irresistible. You'd have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Babys is intellectually stimulating and emotionally stirring, a rare combination these days, though hardly unusual for writer/director John Sayles.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Promised Land is an involving and timely tale that explores the changing nature and complex challenges of rural life.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    More than anything, the striking spectacle of primordial flora and one-of-a-kind fauna makes it easy for audiences to get pleasantly lost in the adventure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    What emerges is part screwball comedy, absurdist farce, social satire and earnest self-exploration. If it had the unwavering focus and clear-eyed vision of Russell's previous two features, I Heart Huckabees might have been brilliant.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Bunny is fashioned as a bawdy comedy with heart, but its reliance on formula undercuts the amusing moments.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While the ingredients are there to make a tense and compelling post-9/11 thriller, Rendition falls flat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Parents and kids should be heartened to see a G-rated movie that is not dumbed-down or saccharine-sweet. Rather, it's subtly inspiring.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Zwick's "Once and Again" and "Thirtysomething" portrayed emotion more honestly than many TV shows of their time. But in Love and Other Drugs, he unevenly weds the satirical and the sentimental.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Familiar B-movie fare, but it's also lively fun and presented with well-paced flair.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie's best moments are between Banderas and the kids. When the plot shifts to reveal the students' back stories (one has a prostitute mother, another a drunken father), the story becomes a melodramatic rehash of other movies, like "Fame" or "Rent."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Doors lit rock 'n' roll fires for only 54 months, having formed after Morrison met Manzarek in 1965, when both were UCLA film students. We get a sense of them as bandmates as they hang around backstage or rehearse, garage-band-style.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A Hollywood take on a Bollywood movie. But the Bollywood portions - echoing over-the-top Indian movie musicals - are far more entertaining than the Hollywood segments.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Redford methodically presents the injustices piled on Surratt and suggests what might have prompted her stoicism. But James D. Solomon's script is often flat, perhaps in a misguided effort to be stately.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This portrait of the soldier as an old man is deeply moving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A simple, sentimental family drama for the holidays, Evelyn, alas, is also predictable and schematic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Offers a compelling portrait of human tragedy and the journey to redemption.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An artful blend of tenderness and sharp, clear-eyed observations. Its characters talk like real people -- who also happen to be smart, appealing and thoughtful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the competition hasn't exactly been stiff, Fey and Poehler may well be the best female comedy duo since Lucy and Ethel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Eccentric and generally entertaining.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Worth seeing, not only because it shows how an ordinary man can do something extraordinary, but because it allows audiences the opportunity to watch an extraordinary actor in a performance that could have been rote, but instead is nuanced and intelligent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Crass materialism and ridiculous marketing ploys are skewered by writer/director Derrick Borte in this uneven cautionary tale that starts off incisively funny, then devolves into preachiness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The music by Outkast is great, and the rowdy, randy en masse dance sequences are riveting. The story, however, is rather thin and lacks focus.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A road movie that never really takes off.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This is the anti-"Hurt Locker" experience: Where that Iraq War film was absorbing and deadly serious, The Men Who Stare at Goats is irreverent and lighthearted. One only wishes it were a more consistently funny film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A pleasant, but forgettable, trifle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's neither one of Allen's best, nor among his worst. It is also not likely to win audiences over with the passion that "Midnight in Paris" did.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Most noteworthy for the performance of Sigourney Weaver as Linda, an autistic woman.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A refreshingly entertaining character study that refuses to dumb down its youthful cast or bury their concerns in service of a catchy soundtrack.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The laughs are hit and miss and the movie is ho-hummus.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    When a movie is a hybrid of this sort, it can be tough to strike just the right tone. Mostly, The Hunting Party manages.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Based on the captivating novel by Myla Goldberg, Bee Season is evocative and superbly acted.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    There is some lovely cinematography by Shelly Johnson in the classic David Lean style and plenty of excitement. Taken just for that, Hidalgo delivers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Memoirs of a Geisha is like a sumptuous piece of silk: stunning yet ultimately flimsy. You wish it were more like a kimono, richly woven, multilayered and more substantial.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's an unconventional premise: that aliens live in harmony and humans are the warmonger invaders. But it's not that simple.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Shines brightest during its musical numbers.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Elisabeth Shue has a strange role as a version of herself who has given up acting for nursing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Brüno offers more shock value for your moviegoing dollar than any other movie this year.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Bright enough, but stops short of being clever.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Despite its flaws, its intriguing premise leaves us haunted by thoughts of "What if?"
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The overall message is pleasantly sweet: Bad days happen. Not only are they inevitable, but they serve to make the good times worth savoring. There's nothing dreadful about that.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to rationalize the vision of this dotty elderly woman with the tough-minded politician. The story lacks insight, glosses over key political issues and is unworthy of Streep's masterful performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't always have a clear path, but that is part of its meandering appeal. It asks if true love exists, then renders it a rhetorical question.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Oblivion is a slick spectacle — seeing the humorless but ultra-fit Tom Cruise wrestle with himself might be worth the price of admission alone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Where "Mall Cop" is broad, safe and sticks to a formula, Observe and Report is unabashedly crude, cynical, off-kilter and funnier.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Serviceable, occasionally compelling but often formulaic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A sweet, family-friendly retelling of a touching and funny Newbery Award-winning children's book.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A gifted cast was bogged down by a treacly tale.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rarely is the second film in a horror franchise more frightening than the original, but Paranormal Activity 2 has more innocent victims and more scares than its predecessor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Fast-paced, imaginative and often cute, Shorts is slight but enjoyable family fare.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Movies often don't do their stories justice, and that has happened again here. The main problem is a tone that jarringly switches from a kind of Forrest Gump-style narrative to a more generic biopic.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While the story does not quite come to magical life, the themes of courage, hope and decency are sweetly inspiring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    When it comes to 3-D visual splendors, give me Wonderland over Pandora any day.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Inspired by Mark Obmascik's book, the tale focuses on universal themes of pursuing a dream and tapping into an adventurous spirit.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Don't be fooled by the presence of some pretty-boy actors: Alpha Dog is a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Has strong performances and stirring football scenes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a story that could only happen in an era of YouTube and American Idol. Well-chronicled and fascinating, Don't Stop Believin' is a cinematic journey well worth taking.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Anchoring the story is 9-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nélisse), whose first scenes are riveting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Amid the style, sass and sexiness is plenty of sentimentality, especially at the satisfying conclusion.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The film is capably acted and somewhat inspiring.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Albert Brooks may have come up with the funniest movie premise of the year in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A well-acted and attitudinal action movie, a return to Ritchie's trademark "Mockney" style, which takes amusing and twisted turns.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    De-Lovely has its moments of delight. Its defects lie mostly in failing to fully delineate what made musical icon Cole Porter tick.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Aerial sequences are often thrilling. However, interpersonal relations are front and center in this installment.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The comic elements of this semi-factual tale are heavy-handed, and a key romance falls flat. Despite its titillating subject matter, Hysteria is only mildly stimulating. The final third of the story meanders during a tedious trial and clumsy speechifying.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Predictable, but well-intentioned fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    For the most part, Wilde's sophisticated, sardonic dialogue has been capably adapted by screenwriter Howard Himelstein and director Mike Barker.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Some of the players are endearingly goofy in this good-natured comedy, particularly Rudd and Theroux. But Wanderlust trundles along unevenly, never reaching the cleverly raucous state it seeks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though the lead performances are uniformly good, the film seems hazy in its focus from the start. Many of the scenes seem to simply meander.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
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    Artful and emotionally compelling.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The plot progression can be guessed early on, but the film is more about humor and heart than a clever story.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Earth to Echo is about adventure, bravery and excitement, but mostly it's about friendship— a subject that resonates with audiences of all ages.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It does deliver a combustible combination of ingredients for a summer blockbuster: a cornucopia of action and dazzling effects, some raucous humor and a large dose of Depp's winning charm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) piles on outlandish scenarios, the chemistry of the lead actors mitigates the contrived setup and numbing explosions.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Dragging on too long is a more serious flaw in a romantic comedy than it might be in a complex drama. We don't ask much of a movie like this, but we do require it to be snappy, clever and quick.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Has strong performances, but the story takes too long to get off the ground. And once it does, it is told in a way that occasionally drags and goes off in meandering directions.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    If you're willing to embrace a bit of corniness for the sake of some incisive humor, a few poignant moments and enjoyable scenarios, make time for The Holiday.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A broad comedy and sometimes charming character study that takes a strange turn in tone and becomes a disappointing drama.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie opens with wit and dash, then devolves into a rather generic spy thriller.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A poetic and lovely tale, told as a silent picture with music and narration.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Downbeat but humanistic, Maggie is the rare zombie tale that's less about the appetites of the walking dead and more about their complicated emotions.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The end result, while entertaining, is the kind of unruly mess you can't imagine the indomitable Nanny McPhee tolerating.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    If you can believe Serendipity's cockeyed conceit, you may find that discovering this escapist love story feels like a lucky accident.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Dark Water has more substance and a more interesting look than many horror films, but the familiar elements of the story disappoint.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie clichés are bearable mainly because the cast rises above the formulaic material. There are also some bona fide laughs to be had once the setting switches to a luxurious resort in the Czech Republic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    300
    The action epic 300 is so overblown, overheated and over the top that on some level, it's fun to get caught up in the operatic dizziness of it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Mildly entertaining, though the best performances come not from the stars, but the supporting players.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though not as action-packed as some thrillers, The International is noteworthy for its unusually scenic and architecturally dazzling locations.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Enough is enough. Somebody should just stop remaking The Producers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What is missing in plot and character development is made up for in silly fun.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The film's clever use of emerald-colored hummingbirds as transportation is a highlight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Unexpectedly charming. It's a classic date movie, but it also will appeal to pre-dating tweens and middle-aged romantics.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Safe House has two powerful performances at its core, a hectic plot, a huge body count and a mild sense of déjà vu amid the pulse-quickening tension.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Grier plays the part of the pompous patrician with superb finesse and dry wit, easily the movie's highlight.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Lead actor Ehrenreich conveys a spirited charm, while Englert, the object of his affections, is more blandly self-contained.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Enlivened by a strong cast, Cesar Chavez is a straightforward and inspiring account of a noble man.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    More like a serving of lukewarm treacle than savory tikka masala.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The story teeters on the edge of soap opera and emotional manipulation, but director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer) pulls back in the nick of time. What results is an involving and often poignant examination of love and loss.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    More a matter of chemistry than deadlines.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Vivid visuals are the key to this handsome and moderately entertaining adventure. And the tone is more fairy-tale appropriate than video-game friendly, though the effects-laden swashbuckling sometimes obscures efforts at light whimsy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A tasty bonbon, initially appealing but not terribly satisfying.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The good-natured silliness is contagious. When Streep runs singing through a Greek village, it's like a spirited homage to "The Sound of Music."
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Even though Think Like a Man espouses something akin to the philosophy in Beyoncé's Single Ladies(Put a Ring on It), it makes manipulation more fun than it ought to be.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    In its focus on an ordinary family facing a nightmarish scenario, Snitch is a terrifying but relatable story.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    By the end of the movie, all we want is for Barrymore to give him the time of day.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The kind of well-acted, genuine heartwarmer that some people complain Hollywood doesn't bother making anymore. And in this case, Hollywood didn't.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This film highlights some of the best, and raunchiest, of his humor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Broderick has the film's most clever lines, but Snow is quite funny and is convincing as an innocent lured by the promise of easy money.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The jokes often are corny or labored, and the story is predictable. However, Atkinson raises the movie to the level of good fun by the force of his outrageous persona and skill at physical comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Creation is a superbly creative exercise for its star, Paul Bettany, who plays Charles Darwin. But it's a subdued and meandering portrait of the conflicts underlying the development of the theory of evolution.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Alice Braga plays an Army sniper uniquely familiar with jungle fighting. She is the only one of the crew who does any soul-searching to figure out why this particular group was chosen as prey.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The documentary is enjoyable, though it could have been edited more tightly. The ending, in which three of the contest participants write and perform a catchy pop song, is buoyantly fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Expendables 2 is corny, barbaric and sometimes visually murky. But humor and self-deprecating macho charm make this male pattern badness crowd-pleasing fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This unconventional psychological drama weaves a fascinating tale, and Collette and Williams give two of the summer's best performances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The events of those days would have been better covered in greater depth in a miniseries, rather than a 90-minute movie.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Ifans is convincingly world-weary as the earl who prefers writing sonnets to the pageantry of court life. Anonymous aims to be epic but is closer to stately soap opera.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Taken does have a few things going for it. At the top of that short list is Liam Neeson in the starring role.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's a run-of-the-mill cop thriller but also a gripping family drama. It is in the moments spent untangling the threads of troubled relationships that the movie is at its best.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    True Story is an intrinsically fascinating and occasionally riveting tale marred by unnecessary embellishments.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The few genuinely comic moments and deviations from cutesy rom-com formula make you wish No Strings Attached had traveled a more distinctively offbeat path.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not only an intelligent, well-told and deftly acted story, it provides refreshing counter-programming in a season filled with noisy, uninspired sequels and mindless action movies.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A spotty comedy with a great cast and a catchy title that falls apart in the final third.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This fun-loving genre-bender, inspired by "Smokey and the Bandit," opens languidly, then picks up the pace. Even in the midst of cars racing, it's funny and endearing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The romance, which commences rather gradually, is tender, but not graphic. Humor is interspersed throughout, but there also is sadness, handled seriously. Actually, it is as much a family saga as it is a romantic comedy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The best thing Life After Beth has going for it is what star Aubrey Plaza calls its "zom-com-rom-dram" premise. And the clever wordplay of its title.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    For those seeking an alternative to giant robots and flying wizards, there's an amusing Australian comedy that might be just the right panacea for blockbuster overload.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Birth presents an intriguing premise about death and the possibility of rebirth in an elegant, melancholy and deliberate fashion.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's a sweetly strange yet uneven comedy, with a charming lead performance by Steve Zahn offset by a lackluster one from Jennifer Aniston.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This year's warm and fuzzy Christmas movie. It's a generally winning diversion, thanks mostly to its likeable ensemble cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A timely story, given the political upheaval in Iran, it is emotionally explosive. It also is profoundly compelling.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    "It's a mess" is the campaign slogan of Marty Huggins, played by Galifianakis. He's referring to the state of government. But he might as well be describing the movie in which he co-stars.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's a chick flick with a likable premise.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Only two-thirds of this unlikely trio comes close to capturing the complexity of anguish and pain.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The visual effects are lovely to behold, and the songs by Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw and k.d. lang are fairly catchy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The film is at its best when it focuses on the more specific conflicts of five people thrown together on Purge night.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A worthy, if flawed, piece of entertainment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Starts off promisingly, then grows as lifeless as a poker face.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's misleading to call this a documentary — fan fodder is more like it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Fifth Estate doesn't seem to be presenting the full story. Instead, it's a fairly dull thriller about a hugely influential Internet phenomenon.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Director Clark Johnson has an energetic style of filmmaking and a facile way with stunts and chase sequences. The result is a fairly stylish action thriller. We've seen plenty of suspense films in which a seemingly good guy is framed, so it helps when a director can pull off a few cinematic tricks to keep audiences on their toes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    If you're not a stickler for consistency, this is an effective pastiche and tribute to one of the world's most enticing cities.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Wright gives the title character a complexity and emotional shading often missing in this kind of ensemble comedy/drama. Pippa has the feel of a heroine in literature, rather than on the big screen.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    No new ground is dug up in Good Boy, but the story is well-paced, sweet and lively, filling a void for very young filmgoers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Falls flat, enlivened only by the performances of its two charismatic lead dogs. The story is heavy-handed, and the human performances are, at their worst, caricatured.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While the entire premise of Sleuth is a gimmick, having Michael Caine and Jude Law remake the 1972 adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play heightens the gimmick quotient.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    As far-fetched as it sometimes seems, the film resonates in the wake of the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A thoughtful film about ideas — creativity, the power of language and the eloquence of visuals — it features two impeccable performances full of vitality.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    James Franco is a gorgeous, smoldering lover in Tristan & Isolde, but you can't help being reminded of Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" character.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Poignant and well-acted, it offers heartfelt moments leavened by subtle humor.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The material doesn't consistently do justice to their talents, but the movie is worth seeing for their chemistry and for the Motown-infused soundtrack.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Its strongest asset is the stunningly poetic cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Amiable, consistently amusing and surprisingly affecting, it has the flavor of a Nick Hornby novel, with its focus on an overgrown boy struggling to grow up and be a man.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Johansson is not Allen's new Diane Keaton. She's closer to Mariel Hemingway -- though even Allen couldn't attempt to pull off a romance between his septuagenarian self and a girl in college.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Displays so much promise with its beautiful cinematography and superb portrayal by Cate Blanchett that you scarcely notice (or even care) that the story is a bit thin.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Good but not legendary.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Some of the film's most illuminating scenes involve Aya's uncle, General Kajima (Toshiyuki Nishida), who schools Fellers on the sense of duty that is ingrained in Japanese culture.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One Day is an aching lovely romance, but it's also an insightful look at human potential and the search for a purposeful existence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Writer/director Zach Helm, who wrote "Stranger Than Fiction," achieves bursts of charm and whimsy, but not quite enough magic to elicit a consistent sense of wonderment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though the film has a strong cast, humor and a satirical take on celebrity culture, the story is spotty.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Largely because of its engaging cast, Admission is an amiable, but only slightly-above-average, comic romp.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The only character we get to know fully as she evolves from child to older woman is Vivi. Too bad the movie didn't also trace the lives of her "sisters." That might have been divine.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An occasionally schmaltzy but likable story of healing and redemption.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Anchored by a topnotch ensemble cast, it's toe-tapping holiday fare that's also a potent reminder that family resentments and hardened hearts serve no one.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    For a swoon-fest aimed at tweens, 17 Again has a lot going for it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A serviceable and intermittently funny romance.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Those who were upset by the tragic ending of last year's "Pay It Forward" should be warned away.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Story is everything and Shark's is rather thin and soupy, despite the winning improvisational skills of stars Will Smith and Jack Black.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is enlightenment -- even stark poetry -- in The Passion.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The third installment of the Night at the Museum franchise, Secret of the Tomb, is better than its predecessors, funnier and more adventurous, thanks to a visit across the pond to the British Museum.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie has a few too many story threads, but it also has some very funny lines and offers sharp-eyed commentary on the state of relationships in the era of instant messages and MySpace.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What gives In the Land of Women its singular charm is the charismatic Adam Brody, the star of TV's "The OC."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though characters make some strong points, the film feels preachy and falls flat as entertainment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Restless is a self-consciously quirky coming-of-age tale that's essentially a teenage hipster "Love Story."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 65 Claudia Puig
    The fashions are a highlight, and the story of a seething snake pit of a town is watchable and intermittently amusing, until things take a jarring turn about halfway in.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This reasonably entertaining movie falters by trying to be both a dark comedy and a sentimental treatise on family and country.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Yes, it's not for the squeamish or easily offended, but its sordidness is more superficially shocking than wickedly satirical.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    27 Dresses is like one of the many bridesmaid dresses featured in the film: frothy, predictable and over the top.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Even its pre-teen audience could use a bit more quirkiness and a little less formula.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though there's nothing wrong with moral outrage, it doesn't always aid the telling of a complex story. More subtlety might have worked better.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A wide-eyed 4-year-old makes a fairly convincing case for the existence of an afterlife in Heaven is for Real. But it's Greg Kinnear — with his characteristic affability — that just about seals the deal.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While it's an energetic romp, there is more slapstick humor than wit at work here, and a good deal of borrowing from the far more clever "Monsters, Inc."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Drama/comedy fables such as "Big" and "13 Going on 30" effectively transported viewers to their whimsical alternate reality. But Timothy Green feels more predictable than other-worldly.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Definitely more than semi-funny.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie feels like a long-form version of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series on which it's based, which probably won't bother Arnold fans.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A bittersweet relationship drama with enough honest emotion and gentle humor to move even the steeliest heart.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    David Oyelowo stands out as the daredevil Joe "Lightning" Little, the unit's best flier. With his bravery and bravado, he's the film's most complex character.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The adults fare best. Leonard and Enos have more electricity than the teens do. And the best performance is a low-key, authentic one by Stacy Keach as Mia's grandfather.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Tries rather feebly to examine complex questions of morality. It does a better job of capturing a sense of shattering grief, but it gets too caught up in plot contrivances and coincidences to be believable.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Someone in Hollywood ought to speak for the trees, and The Lorax does it with verve and vibrancy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    In Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, director Stephen Daldry must walk a tricky line between poignancy and pathos. He occasionally slips into maudlin turf.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A potent psychological thriller bolstered by strong performances and an offbeat sense of humor. What renders it an unsettling cut above many thrillers is the casting of Johnny Depp in the lead.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    There is nothing objectionable in this family film, but it doesn't seem to appreciate the intelligence and savvy of its youthful audience. Kids can spot a silly stereotypical character as fast as the rest of us.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was. Freeman's God is wise, humble, wry, patient and funny but never mean-spirited.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Through most of the movie, the former star of the Harry Potter movies sports an impressive set of curling ram-style protuberances that bring to mind a character in "Pan's Labyrinth."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a quintessential movie hybrid: a romantic thriller with exciting high-speed chases, brisk comedy and exotic scenery.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Fashioning a hybrid of a courtroom drama and a horror film that is suspenseful and scary requires a clear vision and directorial finesse. Rose lacks both. But the performances are topnotch.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A breath of fresh air amid the superheroes, aliens and bombastic explosions of summer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The music is the uncontested highlight of El Cantante.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Yes, yes, it's Liar Liar 2.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though not as engaging as "Knocked Up," there is enough humor to keeps us entertained.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is a perfectly pleasant, entertaining and often witty romp with engaging performances.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though it's not worth doing cartwheels over, Flipped is a pleasantly nostalgic and well-intentioned family movie featuring strong performances by its young actors.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    If not for Sienna Miller's engaging portrayal of Edie Sedgwick, Factory Girl would have little to offer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Greatest raises compelling questions about how parents continue on after the death of a child.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Saldana is in top form for the acrobatics required in the role, and she makes the gritty determination of her character believable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not as incisive a political commentary as "Thank You For Smoking," American Dreamz lampoons the public's appetite for mindless entertainment and easy distraction from serious concerns.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Bogged down by speechifying and a plodding pace, Miral is well-intentioned but doesn't achieve the searing emotional resonance suggested by the story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Gator-filled swamps, an ultra-grungy murderer, racial undertones and a sexually charged atmosphere make up the tense and lurid world of The Paperboy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Rhythmically, athletically and energetically, Step Up 3D does not disappoint.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Delayed a couple of years, shown to fans at conventions and retooled, Fanboys is an uneven and largely predictable adventure, but it has its moments.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    These characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Mixed with the sleaze is the unexpected and occasionally inspired.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Country Strong feels powerfully familiar.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    An insightful, sharply written and unsettlingly amusing exploration of the darker elements of masculinity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Like "Blazing Saddles", A Million Ways to Die in the West has a slew of comic set-ups and one-liners that kill. And, as with Mel Brooks' classic 1974 film, it steps unabashedly into vulgar terrain.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Jacket is a confused attempt at headiness that feels like a poor man's "Memento."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The werewolves have it all over the blood-suckers in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. When these oversize, hirsute creatures burst onto the screen, they inject life into a rather inert story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Father and son Kirk and Michael Douglas' moments together are among the movie's best.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The highlight of this fantasy/horror hybrid is watching a pair of the best British character actors --- Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen -- shed their thespian respectability and unleash their inner beasts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This many-feathered animal occasionally soars before it crash-lands.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Cantinflas is a nostalgic, occasionally schlocky, look at the Mexican icon. While a substantial number of scenes are heavy-handed, the actor who plays Cantinflas— Óscar Jaenada — is a standout.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Watts has proven herself a Lady of the Rings, but twice is enough. No burning need for a trilogy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    As a film it feels overly familiar, with some amusing scenes, but not enough to make for a wholly satisfying experience.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Village emerges as a victim of its own ambitions. At one point, Edward advises Ivy: "Do your very best not to scream." That doesn't require much restraint on our part.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Bridget Jones characters are worth revisiting. It's just too bad the story that connects them in The Edge of Reason is less fresh and clever than its predecessor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    There are inventive and engaging moments in this broadly comic action saga. But Chandni is at once enjoyable and maddening.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Directing seems to suit Luke, who also does some of his best work to date on screen.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    May not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's Barrymore's most ambitious role to date. She proves she is maturing as an actress.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Don't be too quick to turn down The Uninvited. A stylish horror thriller in the vein of "The Ring," it's well-acted, frightening and handsomely produced
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's creepy but tinged with sarcasm and infused with silly fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    We all love a good fairy tale, but the enchantment is missing in this predictable sequel.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While there are moments where this drama, about a pair of mothers hellbent on improving their children's education, is compelling and deeply moving, the film gets mired in heavy-handed cliches.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Trade unflinchingly sheds light on a heinous crime. Yes, it's tough to sit through. But don't let that keep you away.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Nathan Lane steals the show in this tale of a high school English teacher who becomes obsessed with a student's play.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The affair may have raised eyebrows all over 18th century Paris, but it's not likely to elicit more than a shrug from 21st century moviegoers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A humorous chick flick for well-read audiences, Austenland is a novel concept.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a welcome update, qualifying as the best in the series since the first film captivated and unnerved audiences in 2007.

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