For 1,916 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 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 What Maisie Knew
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1916 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It could have delved a little deeper to keep us wide-eyed and engaged.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Myers' sense of humor is interspersed throughout the engaging film, which consists of a host of wild stories, as well as vivid archival footage, talking heads and cleverly made re-enactments.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While the film is not nearly as evocative as Egoyan's 1997 masterpiece "The Sweet Hereafter" (also about children who died tragically), it is still an intrinsically fascinating story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's an intriguing movie, and Thornton's performance is both fascinating and maddening.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The visionary filmmaker's psychological thriller weaves a too-complicated tapestry.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    It's a silly good time, and that's something these days.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie version feels like a stately, but watered down, episode of "Masterpiece Theatre" fused with "The English Patient."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The film never gets to the heart of Nobbs - a woman who lives as a man. She comes across as more of a sad, clownish figure than a flesh-and-blood human, playing her emotions so close to the vest that it's hard to care about this stoic character.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't shed much light on the fragile and enigmatic writer whose myth has nearly obscured the real woman.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This sweetly enjoyable family film stars the endearing Abigail Breslin as Kit. And, refreshingly, it's actually about something -- the Great Depression -- and tackles such serious issues as prejudice, poverty and homelessness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The plot is predictable and the dialogue often sticky sweet, but at least kids will identify with Stuart's desire for adventure and exploration.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    There's nothing wrong with fairy tales, but they don't have to be formulaic. A movie like this would have benefited from a blending of the fanciful and the inventive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Coraline is a plucky heroine, and director Selig's imagination is indisputable. But the story falters in parts, and its dark tone could be off-putting for children.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Hardly fresh, but it never stints on energy or vivid colors.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though it features witty dialogue and good performances, the plot contrivances keep it from being an altogether winning enterprise.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Hampered by over-earnestness and tugs too intently at the heartstrings.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    May not make you howl, but it does offer a few bona fide belly laughs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Drawing upon "Wag the Dog," "Dr. Strangelove" and "This Is Spinal Tap," this sardonic tale is adapted from the critically acclaimed BBC series "The Thick of It."
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The Jacket is a confused attempt at headiness that feels like a poor man's "Memento."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    At its best in comic mode, more effective as goofy spoof than horror show.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This incarnation is funny, quirky and clever, with some mesmerizing action sequences.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Overall, it's a gently bittersweet and affecting portrait.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Lovely visuals are key for the success of any animated film, arguably more so even than for live-action movies. But a compelling story is also essential, and that’s where “Long Way North” trips up.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Cuarón’s tale of a madman Minuteman is well-shot and sharply paced, but too simplistic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Free Fire is an ultra-violent, gut-punching spectacle that borders on a slog. It makes you feel guilty even for enjoying minutes of it, and then empty after it’s all done.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Claudia Puig
    The boxing drama Bleed for This has a powerful story and a strong lead performance in its corner, but falls short of knockout status. Hampered by clichéd writing and stereotypical portrayals, this extraordinary true-life account feels run-of-the-mill.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Not without some stupidly funny moments.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    30 Minutes or Less is "Pineapple Express" gone sour.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Dance Flick occasionally hits its mark with nimble execution. But too often it stumbles clumsily into bad taste.
    • 29 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Soderbergh's homage to film noir and wartime thrillers, is technically stunning but narratively and thematically hollow.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This is for those who like their political thrillers far-fetched, far-reaching and filled with pretty people.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    For those who don't equate sexual appetite with the intricacies of fly fishing, Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 is more tiresome than titillating.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The considerable talents of a strong supporting cast, which includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Liev Schreiber and Andre Braugher, go untapped. The only distinguishing feature to this by-the-book thriller is Jolie, who gets pummeled as good as she pummels.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Ron Howard has taken an intriguing page-turner of a story and re-shaped it into a bloated wannabe epic.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While the plot strives to be a raunchy-clever sex farce, it feels more like a leaden repurposing of Airplane with drunken pilots, mile-high dalliances and dancing flight attendants.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The humor, largely centered around bodily functions and bathroom habits, is almost exclusively sophomoric.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    In what universe would you expect to see Andy Samberg, Ian McShane and Sissy Spacek in the same movie? You have to give the makers of Hot Rod credit for creative and unlikely casting. But the credit pretty much ends there.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Tries and winds up with a pleasant, if forgettable, romp of a film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As a raunchy romantic comedy or an homage to the 1980s, Take Me Home Tonight is hardly worth a one-night stand.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A World War II thriller without enough thrills.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It may appeal to the most rabid fans of tearjerk romances like "The Notebook," but it's a hard-to-swallow, maudlin tale.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie has more charm when it's earthbound. Cusack and Green's mother-son repartee has sharp comic timing. Once the story veers off to space, it goes downhill.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film feels as if it's trying to force a sense of wonder and awe upon its youthful audience, rather than simply letting an intriguing story unfold naturally.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Change-Up should have fired on all cylinders. What went wrong here?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Family is a fish-out-of-water/buddy comedy/Mob flick. But most of all, it's a missed opportunity.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Soon, the audience feels its own sense of despair -- for a movie that might have worked but didn't.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Elf
    Its message is unobjectionable, and there are a few laughs to be had, but too much of Elf is like Buddy's favorite meals: syrupy sweet.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    With Bonham Carter's been-there, done-that performance and a plot that spins out of control, we end up with a movie that you can't quite sink your teeth into.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Much of the action in Ice Age: Continental Drift takes place on an iceberg fashioned into a seagoing vessel. No one seems to be piloting the boat, which is an apt metaphor for the film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The harder this film tries to be quirky and edgy, the more it feels like a run-of-the mill TV movie.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Misguided raunchfest.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's mystifying how such a muddled and silly movie drew the talented cast it did.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An immature obsession with sex at 17 seems understandable. But at 30 it's getting cringe-inducing.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    By trying to combine fantasy and romance with goofy humor, globe-trotting adventure and feel-good inspiration, Stiller has made Mitty a mixed bag of clashing tones and facile redemption.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Woody, please: Go back to the European locales that so energized you of late.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The perfect vehicle for Johnson's charm and talents is still out there. It's certainly not in the muscle car he pilots in Faster.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    How to lose an audience in 10 minutes: Cobble together a predictable and forced romantic comedy that should have been funnier.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Yet another ho-hum family comedy hits screens this weekend -- this one in peppermint holiday flavor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Disappoints with its lack of character development and convoluted storytelling.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The picture-postcard location of Southport, N.C., is the film's strong suit.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though the film offers a meticulously rendered Depression-era L.A., it's not in the same league as "Chinatown," for which Towne wrote an Oscar-winning script. Here, the characters seem shallow, their motivations murky.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Despite his cockney-accented verbosity, Brand does not convey the effortless conviviality that Dudley Moore did in the part.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film's mythology is a bit dodgy, and the dialogue is standard issue, but the over-the-top action sequences are occasionally fun, if gory. Ultimately, it's a formulaic, predictable take on a Hollywood staple: the vampire horror film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The inspiring story of surfer and shark attack victim Bethany Hamilton deserves a better dramatization.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    These are hardly damsels, but the distress will be felt by audiences watching the collection of non sequiturs, twee remarks and tangential vignettes that is Damsels in Distress.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As the girl fights and rivalry play out, flashes of wit are obscured by the plot's contrivances.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva are terrific. But the performances by the older actors are largely forgettable.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    You're more likely to roll your eyes than swoon over this slow-moving and far-fetched love story.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While it's intriguing to learn about all the players involved in creating a fashion line, there's too much minutiae to keep the attention of those who are not obsessed with design trends.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Sex Drive does not fully satisfy our comic desires.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This follow-up seems so similar to the 1953 Disney classic that it makes one long for a geriatric Peter.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Monte Carlo is a wish-fulfillment fantasy. (What luck! The heiress' clothes fit all three girls like a glove!)
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Movie stardom is seductive, but 50 Cent and his fans will be best served if he sticks to to his day job.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The cartoonish mayhem in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For aims for a film noir sensibility, but too frequently the script simply resorts to anachronistic scenes of Jessica Alba twerking.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The whole journey feels like a rich girl gone slumming. And for those of us along for the ride, it's a bit of a slog.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An ambitious hodgepodge that is all bang and bluster.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    What was blandly charming on stage — characters addressing the audience, ultra-broad jokes and showbiz patter — feels contrived, cheesy and cliched onscreen.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story is corny and predictable, but Carlyle's subtle, nuanced performance saves the movie from drowning in sentimentality.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie's soap opera quality undermines its efforts to tell a family saga with much believability.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    By its conclusion the story has worked so hard to be twisting and clever that it runs out of steam and becomes outlandish, marked by a surplus of violence — too often casual and gratuitous — for what essentially is a buddy cop movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie feels more like a slightly longer episode of Disney's old "Winnie the Pooh" television series.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    America loves dysfunctional families, but haven't we seen enough middle-aged losers who haven't grown up?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle, but just as unequivocally a cheesy, ridiculous story.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    One-dimensional characters play second fiddle to the main event. Given the large cast of faceless players, it's hard to care when a few get sucked into oblivion.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The huge contingent of girls -- and women with girlish fantasies -- who liked the first two movies will doubtless enjoy Eclipse. But this third go-round won't make Twihard converts of the rest of us.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though occasionally visually inventive, Kung Fu Panda is a disappointment when it comes to matters of simple black and white: the script.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Slogs pokily along and never quite picks up speed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Bridges actually does a fine job in an uninteresting role. But this chick flick is all about the attitudinal teenagers.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An ambitious and occasionally illuminating hybrid documentary. But a cacophony of sights and sounds and a disjointed narrative dilute the message.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    What might have been an entertaining, silly comedy opts for pseudo-earnestness over movie magic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This insipid wannabe frightener features a checklist of derivative conventions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Bug
    Bug won't get under your skin as much as it will assault you with its ghastly claustrophobic drama and over-the-top performances.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Often ponderous, sometimes pretentious and mostly clichéd, this contrived meditation on longing and loss feels like a missed opportunity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The action starts with a bang, but deteriorates and grows more absurd as the story strays farther from the LAPD call center.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie, full of wan gags and tedious situations, is directed blandly by Rock.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    If a pointless and nasty Hollywood satire filled with vile characters and no one to root for sounds like a good time, go see Maps to the Stars.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    All the obvious elements combine to manipulate the audience into a weepy time at the movies -- again.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Winnie Mandela is a simplistic look at a complex figure.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Break-Up is not comical or romantic, and it's certainly not a date movie. Sitting through it is almost as painful as going through the demise of a relationship.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Sharp satire or feel-good foolishness? Silly sap won out.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Mostly, it wallows in partying with a capital P.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Although it's reasonably well-acted and offers a few certifiable jolts, feels awfully familiar.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Violent thrills and massive blood spills are the essence of the absurdly over-the-top action flick that is Shoot 'Em Up.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Step Up 2 is one long, clichéd exercise in predictability with a couple of vibrant dance sequences and some unintentionally hilarious bad acting.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Will leave audiences yawning rather than gasping from fear.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Willis' performance mystifies, while Mos Def's mesmerizes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The live-action elements — mostly in the person of Antonio Banderas as cranky pirate Burger Beard, who spends most of his time addressing a flock of seagulls — don't mesh seamlessly with the animated sequences. It almost feels like two movies awkwardly melded together.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Swarms of flies, oozing pustules, alligator attacks and gaggles of frogs are vividly rendered in three dimensions in Exodus: Gods and Kings. And yet this biblical epic is still bland, overly long and otherwise forgettable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Black Dahlia captivates with its dark style. But as with the particulars of the yet-unsolved case, the movie is frustratingly convoluted. What it accomplishes with its stunning cinematography and set design is undercut by a lack of coherence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    With its ho-hum performances, muddled point of view, inert plot and pedestrian writing, all that's left to appreciate are the sumptuous costumes, elaborate hairstyles and rococo production design, which are not enough to sustain any movie, even one set in the gilded splendor of Versailles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Watching this movie feels a bit like being trapped on a weekend holiday with an unpredictable and seriously unhappy group of people.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The result is a generic saga with a cast of forgettable one-dimensional characters
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The Love Punch is a romantic comedy as painfully unfunny as a sock in the jaw.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Rather than offering new blood, Carrie is a purely cosmetic revamp.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Has some strong acting. But largely because of its glacial pacing, the story ends up feeling too detached to move us as it should.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Even though the special effects and action sequences are good, the monsters conjured up are rather humdrum.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The handsome production design notwithstanding, The Awakening is not an elegant thriller. It's more like solemn drivel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As impressive as Kevin Spacey ordinarily is, this isn't the best vehicle for his considerable talents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    21
    While not exactly a zero, 21 lags and fails to measure up dramatically.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This Christmas Carol seems like a pale ghost of Dickens' magical Christmas classic.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It seems as if no professional actors were hired in the making of this motion picture.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Sometimes the most compelling real-life stories make better documentaries than dramas. Such would seem to be the case with The Children of Huang Shi.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    So much effort seems to have gone into the eye-popping production design, swooping camera work and anachronistic musical score that the result is hyper-active cacophony rather than enthralling entertainment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film is one long Costco joke - but the punch line is never all that funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A classic example of a second-rate courtroom drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Nearly everyone in this film is unlikeable, their actions inexplicable. And the pace is so lugubrious that it's hard not to succumb to Justine's glum mood.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Watching the Pulitzer-prize winning novel by E. Annie Proulx on the big screen is like being on an ocean liner stuck on a glacier.
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Can't quite figure out what it wants to be. At times it strains to be a stately period drama about 16th-century political intrigue. Then it devolves into soap opera muck and emerges as a rather tame bodice ripper.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Savages comes off as director Oliver Stone trying to rekindle his "Natural Born Killers" mojo from 1994. But when the bigger-name stars show up here in cartoonish roles, things feel more silly than gritty.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The saga is an undeniably heartwarming one about perseverance, hard work, and pride in community. And who could criticize that?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Stinting on story, dialogue or character development, Bay leaves us with little more than destruction and a hollow, clanking spectacle.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Unfortunately, it's not one-tenth as interesting as what you can see at home during a nightly cable surf as U.S. war policy is debated.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A terrorist thriller that isn't so much suspenseful as overbearing. Though it aspires to be an intriguing political cautionary tale, the movie is mostly about the feverish and jarringly choreographed chase scenes.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's certainly a worthy saga. But given the abundance of one-dimensional human portrayals, it becomes apparent that a documentary on the subject might have been more powerful.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Must we import the rubbish we export?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There may never have been a movie whose quality mattered less than this final chapter of The Twilight Saga.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Some of the gags are stupid-funny, others are just puerile, making for a hit-or-miss experience.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Ironically, the dialogue in The Words is its chief failing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Mostly, Battleship is a noisy, overlong and numbing military-vs.-aliens saga with laughably bad dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Robert Pattinson must be hellbent on escaping the world of sparkly-skinned undead to take on the starring role in the leaden, obtuse and ultra-pretentious Cosmopolis.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    50 First Dates is working awfully hard to be romantic and not hard enough to be a comedy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Harrison Ford has obviously enrolled in the Al Pacino School of Old Man Acting. He yells, sputters and glowers his way through the ultra-ordinary and well-intentioned Extraordinary Measures.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    At its best, it's a gentle meditation on mortality. But at weaker moments it feels meandering and strangely empty.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This sequel is what you would expect: If you liked the original, you'll probably enjoy this retread. But be warned: It bogs down in a drawn-out scene near the end. There's certainly nothing to treasure about this movie, but if a popcorn movie with moderate intrigue and occasional humor is what you're after, this is just the ticket.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film has some amusing moments and can be intriguing when it focuses on the slow transformation of a hopeless, faithless man.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Dan in Real Life takes a pleasant premise and calls upon the talents of engaging actors and generally squanders both.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's hard not to wish the same wholesome message could be conveyed with a bit more finesse and originality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Longs to be a smutty film with a heart of gold. Instead, it's a funny concept whose execution does not live up to its potential.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A pale imitation that challenges credulity and tries too hard to win our hearts with schmaltz.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though sometimes boldly captivating, the movie is also occasionally pretentious and lurid simply for shock value.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Gracie is ably played by Carly Schroeder, and the tale of her uphill battle to play competitive soccer is based on the youthful activism of actress Elisabeth Shue. Shue was the first person in her New Jersey community to break down the hurdles erected to keep girls from the sport.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Mr. 3000 isn't nearly as fun as an afternoon of America's Pastime.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The concept's execution is sloppy, full of inconsistencies and plot holes. The situations teeter on funny, but never achieve it. And sections meant to be heartwarming feel lukewarm, far-fetched or inappropriately comical.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story starts out well, then becomes contrived and goes on too long.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    As clunky and humorless as its title.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie for anyone who has dreamed of watching young dinos in love.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Half a howler but not nearly funny enough.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Out of Time seems out of another time and place. Remember "Presumed Innocent?"
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though it's meant to be pulse-pounding, After Earth is a lethargic slog.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though it's no fiasco -- there's nothing mythic about its disjointed story -- it is a failure.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Aniston's portrayal feels honest, but the film doesn't rise to the level of her performance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Newell's rendering of the iconic novel is dull and creatively off-kilter, lacking the surreal magic and robust passion of Márquez's signature magical realism style and never fully engaging the viewer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Fast & Furious 6 might have just as easily been called "Planes, Tanks and Automobiles."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Some books are not meant to be adapted to the big screen. Alice Sebold's best-selling The Lovely Bones falls into that category.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Only a few charming tidbits are nestled snugly in this over-stuffed Christmas stocking.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film clocks in at under two hours, but the last 20 minutes feel like 40.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Has such dull patches that as a Volvo races to the scene of a massive shootout, a distracting thought comes to mind: Can Volvos even go that fast?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Feels slight and repetitive, even when there is no actual rewinding going on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Not a movie to cozy up to. The twisted tale is only mildly intriguing, worth seeing mainly for the striking performance of Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Hallam Foe, a creepy teenage voyeur beset with an Oedipal complex.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Angels doesn't know when to quit: Just when you think it's over, it continues.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    There's really not much fun to be had with Dick and Jane - or anyone else in this anemic comedy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Dialogue is terse and predictable, and the sci-fi thriller portion is even less compelling than the Western saga.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Like the last two "Pirates" movies, Australia is ambitious more than awe-inspiring, grandiose rather than grand, full of spectacle but not spectacular.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though they have plenty of lethal weapons at their disposal, the Losers are nowhere near as fun as the '80s action-flick heroes they emulate.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    9
    Long on imaginative design but less substantial in narrative, this dreary story of fighting the power is more numbing than thought-provoking.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This is a romantic comedy, not a sci-fi adventure tale. But the actions, choices and general behavior of the characters are oddly removed from what goes in the real world.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Might have been more appropriately titled "Hodgepodge." What starts out with a sense of quirky fun loses direction and devolves into a mishmash of story lines.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    For hilarity, characterization and clever structure, "The Hangover" is far superior. Still, there are some laughs in this uneven but good-natured raunchfest.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A brilliant idea that seems to lack the vision to be great.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Lottery Ticket is no prize.
    • 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."
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Tells an increasingly outlandish story with very funny (and often gross) moments. But about an hour in, it grows derivative and disappointing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's an innocuous, occasionally cute movie made watchable by the appealing Mandy Moore and hunky Matthew Goode, a Brit who has a bit of Hugh Grant charm in an otherwise silly role.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Lacks tension or mystery. Even the courtroom scenes feel artificial.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Stereotypical, banally written bloodbath.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though probably well-intentioned, Radio comes off as manipulative of its audience and exploitative of the mentally challenged.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Goes overboard on the gruesome and scrimps on humor. Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" was a much funnierchill-fest.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though some scenes may be too intense for children, the action is slick, with robot clashes and airborne chases leaving the strongest impression.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This leaden teen comedy is meant to be lively, but it's curiously bland.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Fun at times and tedious at others, it's an action-adventure fantasy aimed particularly at gadget-loving boys.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The devil has a new spawn, but this one is not nearly as creepy as its progenitor.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The movie, though predictable and formulaic, is not that simple, although it might have been better off had it been so basic. It interweaves clichés from several other genres and ends up a mishmash of stories.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Contraband has a few moments of tension, but it adheres to a predictable heist formula hardly worth trafficking in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The setting is vivid but the film is lifeless, despite many innuendos dropped about FDR's alleged infidelity.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Joyful Noise seems tailor-made for an audience of churchgoers and "Glee" devotees.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Ultimately the story of Jay Moriarity, who died tragically in a diving accident at 22, is a moving one, and he deserved a better tribute than this film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An intriguing and somber tale of disintegrating and disappointing relationships fused with a coming-of-age story.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Strange Magic is strange all right, but hardly magical.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    These movies can't possibly be the best chance Neeson has got. Certainly he's offered more nuanced dramas that call on subtler acting skills and don't entail a mounting body count.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Cate Blanchett brings little but an arch toughness to the role of Marion, and, in a highly improbably climactic scene, proves herself a veritable knight. Crowe and Blanchett share a perfunctory romance, with few sparks.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Self-indulgent, heavy-handed and lumbering, Jayne Mansfield's Car is not a wreck, but it's certainly a vehicle for boredom.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Offers up the absolute bare necessities of a sequel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The computer-generated wolves have more personality than any of the dull characters in The Grey.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Williams is hampered by her character's limitations. What results is a mannered tale of an immature, empty vessel.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Its title notwithstanding, there's nothing that remotely approaches a narrative curve ball in this tired saga of an aging baseball scout.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Breaking and Entering starts out powerfully, then falls apart by the time it reaches its too-neat conclusion.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This frenzied fiesta of firepower is about cloning people for spare parts, but the movie is a clone itself. Possessing no new ideas, it reworks and borrows from such films as "Blade Runner," "The Matrix" and "Logan's Run."
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It fails to live up to its early promise, mostly because of an uneven tone and murky character development
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Aspires to be epic, but mostly it's just unfocused, sprawling and badly in need of editing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Hellboy's cheeky attitude and snarky dialogue, specifically Perlman's snidely funny lines, are the highlights.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Though Imagine That's message is benign, its adult focus is off-base, and every move feels too familiar, formulaic and telegraphed.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    White Bird in a Blizzard is blank, pale and flat when it needs to be probing and suspenseful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Silly as it was, the first movie had a more innocent and campy spirit than this calculated, if faithful, redo.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Murphy's breathy, high voice as Kitten feels forced, but not nearly as much as the film's efforts to be both whimsical and weighty.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Yes
    Yes is more of a maybe. Or even a hmmm.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Rather than being a fascinating exploration of a much more constrained time in our social history, the film simply feels anachronistic.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's Complicated is vacuous overall, although attractively packaged.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Melodramatic and laden with cop-thriller clichés, the story, set in one of New York's toughest precincts, is contrived and inauthentic -- and also grisly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The much-publicized collaboration between producer Peter Jackson and Spielberg sets high expectations. But while the technical artistry is there, the film lacks a sense of magic, intrigue and mystery.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Once fresh, the story is now buried under a hoary coating.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    A cameo by a well-known actor in the final scene suggests there will be a third ride on this familiar marriage go-round.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    This is a joyless, frenetic film that is very rarely funny.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While it features three strong performance and the debut of a promising filmmaker, the story line is obvious and rather melodramatic.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Each story has its moments, but "Air" lacks an overarching vision.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Stretching what was a cute concept to the breaking point.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Trust-- and the genre itself -- needs to dump the stale formula and embrace reality and reinvention.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film has its funny moments, but they are too few to make the holiday excursion worthwhile.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It has a few moments of fun and whimsy, but it lacks the joyous spirit and intelligent humor of the children's novel on which it's based.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Crowe's performance is the best thing about the ambitious historical drama, which takes some artistic liberties.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Leaden, non-involving and filled with mind-numbing computer-generated effects.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's far more annoying than frightening.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story feels like a less complicated companion to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Obvious logical questions are ignored. For instance, if she remains 29, does that make her immortal?
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The lesson of the lovely-looking, but disappointing, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is avoid tinkering too much with a novelist's work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The dialogue, delivered mostly in Southern accents, is intended to be funny and fresh, but much of this Western-influenced sci-fi adventure story feels reheated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's not nearly as enjoyable as one of his rambling, meditative songs, though perhaps it is aspiring to be the cinematic equivalent. Give me "Tangled Up in Blue" any day over this incoherent, tangled trip.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Despite questionable casting, wooden acting, laughable dialogue and truly awful makeup, nothing is likely to stop young girls from swarming to this kitschy adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's popular novel.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Well-acted and involving.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When it aims for humor, it feels overwrought and clichéd.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Amazingly, amidst the smutty silliness, there are some laughs.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The characters and plot lack even a shred of credibility.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    If you'd like to know about the famously eccentric psyche of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, whom Pattinson plays, you're better off consulting written biographies. Little Ashes does nothing to illuminate the iconic Spanish artist.

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