For 1,814 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 The King's Speech
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,814 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film clocks in at under two hours, but the last 20 minutes feel like 40.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    G-Force is unlikely to keep anyone older than 10 on the edge of his seat, and the bathroom humor may annoy adults. But the message of unity, while unoriginal, is consistently sweet.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film has its funny moments, but they are too few to make the holiday excursion worthwhile.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Hop
    The movie's appeal is largely the result of the perfectly cast James Marsden as Fred, a lovable slacker who accidentally injures a floppy-eared rabbit who calls himself E.B. (perfectly voiced by Russell Brand).
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Dog lovers will instantly warm to the handsome stray collie mix, but they may struggle to fully embrace the amiable but toothless adult story surrounding him.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    In the last five minutes the film shifts gears and offers a tribute to law enforcement. But this tacked-on resolution is as sticky and fake as Sean Penn's make-up job.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Turns out to be a tepid thriller that promises more than it delivers.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There's virtually nothing new in the dull Paranormal Activity 4 except for a modification in the method of documenting the spooky shenanigans.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Employing Navy troops as stars is a clever idea for an action thriller. But the soldiers' awkward line readings are glaring enough to distract from the potency of the story.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    If Mel Brooks were to team up with Tim Burton, the result might be something like the loony and colorfully tantalizing animated film Igor.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The real shocker is how many grown men it took to conceive and write this lamebrained tale.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Scotsman Gerard Butler does a fine job as the charismatic, ghostly character.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Dance Flick occasionally hits its mark with nimble execution. But too often it stumbles clumsily into bad taste.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though the film opens with an intriguing burnished look, it bogs down about halfway through with talkiness and uneven pacing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Overall, it's a gently bittersweet and affecting portrait.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The combination of tight close-ups and jarring camera work might require a dose of Dramamine. Better yet, give this movie a wide berth and check out a superb film set in a submarine, the 1981 classic "Das Boot."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing terribly fantastic about this ho-hum futuristic foray.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Insightful gems are unearthed throughout the flawed but engrossing Salinger,a much-anticipated documentary about the author of The Catcher in the Rye.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Portentous and dull, the film features one of the worst over-the-top performances by Dennis Hopper, who plays an abusive father.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Tries and winds up with a pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Grief and suicide seem unlikely subjects for a comedy. But Shrink tries gamely to mine edgy humor from the darkest places. Sometimes it works. Other times, its Hollywood-centric focus feels like a re-heated cinemash of "The Wackness," "Crash" and "The Player."
    • 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."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    More often the film succumbs to clichés, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story, an updated version of the 1951 classic about a portentous extraterrestrial visit, feels musty and derivative, and not only because it's a remake.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story is corny and predictable, but Carlyle's subtle, nuanced performance saves the movie from drowning in sentimentality.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's dogged by awkward dialogue, a ridiculous plot and lackluster performances, especially by the leads.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Although it's a quintessential popcorn movie, Wolverine is not mindless. Hood and Jackman bring depth to a comic-book tale of anti-heroes with anger issues.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    For a movie that touts the importance of humanity, Green Lantern is a strangely lifeless spectacle.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Change-Up should have fired on all cylinders. What went wrong here?
    • 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
    Fame offers slick entertainment with some exuberance, but it's devoid of soul or heart.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As a gritty thriller, Dead Man Down doesn't stand out among its bullet-riddled brethren.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing worse than a boring behemoth.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Some of the car gadgetry, Kato's specialty, looks cool...The Green Hornet is otherwise colorless, numbing and sluggishly paced.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Feels like a bad sitcom.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Ostensibly meant to be light entertainment. If light is synonymous with preposterous, frenetic and noisy, it qualifies.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Predicating an escapist romantic comedy on a realistic tragedy requires a nimble touch at the helm. Perhaps if Life had been made by, say, James Brooks, it would have worked.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The result is a generic saga with a cast of forgettable one-dimensional characters
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's an unrelentingly brutal movie set in an unusually scenic locale — the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Like a politician who waters down his message to gain favor with the masses rather than truly serving his constituency, Man of the Year seems determined to play it safe on all counts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This misguided chick flick jumps through a lot of hoops just to state the obvious: "Life goes on, enjoy the time you have."
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Essentially Cars in midair.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    So the cliches are as thick as a vat of honey. And the love story proves just as syrupy. But for those who lap up this sappy vision of romance, it contains all the key ingredients.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The contrived insult comedy here feels old, borrowed and blue.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's a pleasant enough fantastical adventure, but it does feel naggingly derivative.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Stereotypical, banally written bloodbath.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Offers up the absolute bare necessities of a sequel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    As forewarned, so avoid.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though probably well-intentioned, Radio comes off as manipulative of its audience and exploitative of the mentally challenged.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A predictable espionage thriller undercut further by loose ends left dangling, November Man is worth seeing only for Pierce Brosnan's dynamic lead performance.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Starts out with promise but staggers under the weight of trying to take on too much. The tone is murky: The story attempts to blend adolescent angst with fantasy adventure, and the result is rather clunky.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Silly, unfunny and formulaic.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Will not be for everyone, but it works if you surrender to its lilting and unabashedly sentimental tale of evocative music and visual poetry.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Free Birds is pleasant enough holiday fare. And kudos to the animators for transforming a rather unattractive — or at least unappreciated — species into a cast of endearing characters.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A failure from start to finish.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Has nothing remotely new or comical in its arsenal. In fact, this vacuous farce has nothing original to say about marriage, working parenthood, child-rearing or corporate America.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Smoochy, like the cuddly character, tries to be loved and ends on an unrealistically upbeat note. But it's in better, wittier form just being vicious and biting.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Last year's "TheWild Thornberrys Movie" and previous Rugrats films were more imaginative. And this one also suffers by coming on the heels of the exceptional "Finding Nemo."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There is undoubtedly a good movie in the varied experiences of American newcomers. But it would need to involve sagas more urgent and more original.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    That a group of creative people chose to direct their energies on this repulsive spectacle simply provokes disgust.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Each story has its moments, but "Air" lacks an overarching vision.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Ironically, the dialogue in The Words is its chief failing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Made of Honor has some funny moments, and it keeps your attention, but it's certainly not worth rushing out to the multiplex and paying top dollar for. Catch it on TV on a lazy afternoon with little else to do.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Amelia goes airborne but never fully soars.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Winnie Mandela is a simplistic look at a complex figure.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Audiences could use a wise and probing movie about the meaning of our increasingly digital, techno-juiced lives.Men, Women & Children is about half that movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's an almighty, humorless bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie tries to capture the crushing weight of loss, but between the insipid pop tunes and the repetitive shots cutting away to a lighthouse on a scenic outcropping, it feels more like a film version of a condolence card.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie for anyone who has dreamed of watching young dinos in love.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Annabelle invites unflattering comparisons with scary movies that came before, but its disparate parts never coalesce into a genuinely fearsome thriller.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Aspires to be epic, but mostly it's just unfocused, sprawling and badly in need of editing.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    You can't help but have high expectations from Zaillian and this stellar cast. But the result this time is a thuddingly tedious soap opera.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Screwball, vaguely futuristic political satires are a rare hybrid, and War, Inc. is an intriguing, if flawed, example.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Fun is hiding behind a bad movie costume in this humorless and idiotic Halloween teen comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Will leave audiences yawning rather than gasping from fear.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While it doesn't break any new ground or provide any revelations, Seven Pounds is unabashedly emotional and cautiously hopeful. It's the feel-good movie for these feel-bad times.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Hunter is far too talented to waste her time with such mediocre material, as is co-star Kathy Bates, who plays Kippie Kann, an overbearing talk-show host.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Despite his cockney-accented verbosity, Brand does not convey the effortless conviviality that Dudley Moore did in the part.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Though it's only 90 minutes, the film drags, making these not-so-easy riders pretty tough to watch.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Not so admirably, the film feels at times like a giant commercial for Universal Studios.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While the jokes are obvious and the romance formulaic, a good-natured sensibility saves the film from being too hokey. The individual parts may not work, but the sum remains entertaining.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though it doesn't fully resonate as a romance, it is effective as a character study.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A tribute to a giant leap for mankind feels like a clumsy shuffle backward for animation.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While it has the requisite amounts of comedy and romance, it's actually more of a buddy movie. Think "Sex in the City," bro-style.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's mystifying how such a muddled and silly movie drew the talented cast it did.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Sharp satire or feel-good foolishness? Silly sap won out.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film is one long Costco joke - but the punch line is never all that funny.
    • 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."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    As if this drivel weren't bad enough, the ending blatantly threatens a sequel
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's a story that feels familiar at best, hackneyed at worst, which is surprising and disappointing, as director Tom Vaughan also made last year's "Starter for 10," a charming British coming-of-age comedy.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A supernatural action thriller, is jangly, jarring and violent. But more disconcerting is watching the sweet-faced Dakota Fanning swear, get drunk and pack heat -- in both fists, no less.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It doesn't help that the performances are bland (particularly those of Christensen and Bilson) and that what comes out of their mouths is uninspired. Short on imagination and anchored by a wan hero, Jumper is a flight of fancy that never fully takes off.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story, though initially intriguing, is dicey. A seminal social satire has been spun off into a passionless romance and a wan comedy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    The Expendables 3 is as boneheaded and disposable as it sounds.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Women may appear a bit smarter here, but both sexes are portrayed as superficial and silly.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Saoirse Ronan's talents are wasted on a foolish dual part in this dull sci-fi fantasy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Post Grad is a collection of unfunny, insipid and predictable vignettes in search of a movie.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The dashing Jackman plays his part well enough, but the script doesn't provide sufficient "Indiana Jones"-style bons mots to win us over.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    An uplifting but occasionally treacly tale of transcendent grief, opted to venture where angels go fearlessly.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A moviegoer's nightmare. The story is incoherent, inane and interminable.
    • 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."
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The thin premise here seems better suited to a sitcom episode than a full-length feature. That's not surprising given that director Mark Mylod's résumé includes British TV comedies and "Entourage" episodes.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Lacks tension or mystery. Even the courtroom scenes feel artificial.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The biggest mystery in this wannabe thriller is why such topnotch actors would sign on for such a dreary movie that amounts to a mediocre soap opera.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Bewitched does have a few laughs, thanks to Ferrell's antics. And some of the wittiest contemporary comedians are on board, notably "The Office's" Steve Carell and "The Daily Show's" Stephen Colbert, but they are underused.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When it comes to comedies about pregnancy, "Knocked Up" and "Baby Mama" delivered more. This sitcom style exercise in planned parenthood is blandly predictable. If it were a cheese, it would be Velveeta.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Ghosts can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a racy raunchfest or a sentimental celebration of soul mates. So it ends up being a sappy, sleazy hybrid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When so many PG-13 movies are encroaching on R-rated turf, it's heartening to see a film that responsibly approaches its audience.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Cloying and dated movie.
    • 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?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    A deadly dull and overly familiar movie about summoning ghosts that draws upon nearly every horror movie cliché.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Deep within Law Abiding Citizen lurks a thought-provoking movie. But most of what we see on the screen is implausible, superficial and only marginally involving.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When it aims for humor, it feels overwrought and clichéd.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    You don't have to believe in far-fetched tales of mysterious beams of light and alien abductions to get caught up in The Fourth Kind.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The film feels as calculatedly sentimental as one of those bland pink candy hearts.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Such overkill might seem like an asset to teenage boys (and those who think like them). The rest of us are better off not wasting our Washingtons.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Despite its collegiate setting, 21 and Over is pretty much for people with an IQ of 21 and under.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The picture-postcard location of Southport, N.C., is the film's strong suit.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Those who sit through this mindlessness get the booby prize.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Her (Garner) grace and mystical abilities make for a lonely burden, and we are supposed to feel her pain. Instead, we feel our own for having to sit through this silly movie.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    What we get is simply another opportunity for Schwarzenegger -- who seems to be in perpetual Terminator mode -- to flex his muscles.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The martial-arts sequences take this prosaic thriller to a higher level.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The fantasy segments, played up in trailers, get bogged down amid the ho-hum tale of a loser making good.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Yet another foray into unnecessary 3-D, is a rehashed mishmash of Jonathan Swift's 18th-century classic. Mostly, it's a vehicle for Jack Black's zany humor.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Love Happens is an oddly upbeat title for a movie that is surprisingly sad.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    RV
    Unfunny, sappy and massively predictable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    All the obvious elements combine to manipulate the audience into a weepy time at the movies -- again.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    In this Amityville, the performances are bad, the special effects ho-hum, and it's not even particularly scary.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It may sound like a Peter Pan spinoff, and Dear Wendy does involve lost boys in a stagey setting, but the film is closer to "A Clockwork Orange" than a tale of lasting youth.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This junior chick flick merely reinforces superficial clichés one associates with female teens: petty fights, intense highs and lows, and self-absorption.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing very wise about The Brothers Solomon. It's a moderately funny premise in search of some real laughs.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Aspires to be a cinematic "Sex and the City," but it's more like South Park Goes West.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This leaden teen comedy is meant to be lively, but it's curiously bland.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Stretching what was a cute concept to the breaking point.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Angelina Jolie slums her way through Beyond Borders, a film that telegraphs its plot and then drags ploddingly, its humane spirit obscured by an inane script and Jolie's implausible character.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to know just who the intended audience is: The movie is too surreal and bawdy for young kids and too silly for anyone older than 25.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though it has some mildly amusing moments (mostly in the visuals accompanying the novel's narration), Alex & Emma is disappointing, neither very romantic nor very comic.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A wan version of the same old tired serial killer story, despite its updated milieu -- cyberspace.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    We had hoped for just a funny movie, but instead we get some laughs and plenty of yawns.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though not nearly as raucously funny as the leads in "Wedding Crashers," Nick and Shawn resemble junior versions of the one-track-minded womanizers played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Superficial and lurid, Perfect Stranger is the cinematic equivalent of spam and should, like those trashy messages, be avoided.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Misguided raunchfest.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Silly action sequences grow tedious and rarely blend with the wannabe madcap comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    That's My Boy is puerile, mean-spirited and charmless.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Only those with paranoid fantasies of an en masse invasion on American soil will find Red Dawn remotely powerful. The concept should have been updated to allow for more complex and surreptitious kinds of warfare.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    An American Affair is sordid business blandly portrayed and not worth meddling with.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Envy is in the unenviable position of saddling two of Hollywood's most talented comic actors with a script that doesn't do them justice.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't make the movie worth watching -- even if you're monstrously bored.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Deception is not the cool, noirish thriller it tries to be. Despite a cast that includes double-crossers Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor and Michelle Williams caught in the middle, the film is a yawn.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Soon, the audience feels its own sense of despair -- for a movie that might have worked but didn't.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The screenplay is thin, the dialogue lacks nuance and the acting is often laughable.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Perry must have felt it was high time for him to try his hand at playing a darker role. But starring in this badly directed, suspense-free film with its unintentionally laughable dialogue does Perry no favors.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The dialogue is beyond clichéd, and performances feel cobbled together from other movies.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Spirit is uneven, but its campy adventure provides some amusing, escapist fun.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though the tale may fall short on imagination, the principal actors make Over Her Dead Body livelier than one would expect.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    White Noise is the celluloid equivalent of a bad cell phone connection.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though better than its 2001 predecessor -- and teeming with cute creatures and fast and furious action scenes -- the movie feels excessively formulaic.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    One can excuse the movie's missteps and melodramatic moments in the greater interest of the strong statement it makes about our health care system.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A laughably bad horror flick.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Premonition is both dreary and absurd, suffering from a lack of intrinsic logic and terrible pacing, a one-two punch that kills off any chance of entertainment value.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Too bad first-time director Christopher Erskin, who cut his teeth on music videos and commercials, took so many predictable turns on this Vacation.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Drippy, derivative stalker flick.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    All cinematic creativity seems to have focused on devising the most repellent ways to maim and murder.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The best that can be said is that the production design is striking. Otherwise, it's a foolish story, marred by a strange blend of overacting and bland, offhand performances.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An occasionally entertaining, always fluffy teen romantic comedy with some moderately funny physical comedy by gadabout star Lindsay Lohan.
    • 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.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    What makes it slightly better than the others is an affable, low-key chemistry between James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan as star-crossed lovers.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As the girl fights and rivalry play out, flashes of wit are obscured by the plot's contrivances.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    You'll be checking your watch a lot during Timeline. Though most of the cast is strong and the movie has moments of suspense, ultimately the mystery in this action thriller is so far-fetched it's ludicrous.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An awkward blend of fable, travelogue and relationship drama, it's the story's hybrid style, vapid message and predictable arc that disappoint.
    • 28 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Not without some stupidly funny moments.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Forced, formulaic and never believable. It's a particularly unholy combination.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought an animated comedy satirizing the predictable nature of fairy tales could be so grim?
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Despite its appealing stars, The Ugly Truth is a charmless romantic comedy.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The best thing about A Good Day to Die Hard is its title.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Not even Bill Murray could save Garfield. Perhaps the comedian -- so pitch-perfect as the sardonic actor in "Lost in Translation" -- got too deeply into character.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Not worth the ride.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Everything about this fish-out-of-water romp is tired.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Less a movie than a mind-numbingly dull road trip.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Actually is a bit of a hoot.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A pale imitation that challenges credulity and tries too hard to win our hearts with schmaltz.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Hisses for Catwoman. Unfortunately for Oscar winner Halle Berry, this movie belongs in the litter box.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A surprisingly funny, female-driven romp — as long as you don't question too many plot particulars.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There are viable flashes of comedy in the franchise. But with each movie, they grow increasingly dim.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Even by teen gross-out movie standards Van Wilder makes "Sorority Boys" look like "Some Like It Hot."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Madonna's directorial debut, Filth and Wisdom, feels more like a collection of scenes than a fully drawn film.
    • 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.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The characters and plot lack even a shred of credibility.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's an idea that might have made for a mildly intriguing skit, but blown out into a full-length feature it's at best campy and at worst an amateurish, sentimental schlock-fest.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Mothers deserve a much better break than the hectic, shrill and dismally unpleasant Moms' Night Out.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A little bit of charm is precisely what this movie has to offer. A small dose is better than none, but you can't help wishing there was more to go around.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Filled with laughable dialogue, Abduction goes nowhere.
    • 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.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The cliché-laden dialogue, schlocky special effects and predictable plot are derivative; the movie is overwrought and lacks suspense.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Bride Wars is about as funny as a cringingly awkward wedding toast.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The best that can be said about the film is that its naturalistic look and dark hues are occasionally intriguing, and its twist is fairly unpredictable, if far-fetched.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Enraptured by bathroom humor that doesn't even reach sophomoric standards. It's more on the level of preschool.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Furry Vengeance is a slapstick stinker, easily the worst movie of the year.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Amazingly, amidst the smutty silliness, there are some laughs.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Tedious, unromantic, sophomoric and only sporadically funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Killers is dead on arrival: miscast, horribly paced and murderously uninvolving.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A silly movie that's essentially a series of clichés strung together into a semblance of a movie.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though the movie trails off unsatisfyingly, it raises intriguing and candid, if unanswerable, questions about race relations and political correctness.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Memorable for being one of the most obnoxious animated movies of recent years.
    • 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.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Saw V is a terrible combination: grisly and tedious. Let's just call it bloody dull.
    • 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.
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