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 Capote
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1916 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The Gambler is a hollow, overwrought and glibly cynical remake of a '70s drama about a self-destructive academic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The overwritten script and the ridiculous plot combine to make The Counselor a frustrating experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Silly, unfunny and formulaic.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This is not only unsuitable for children, it's a colossal waste of time at any age.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Jude Law put on 30 pounds to play this slimeball. But the weightier question is, why would he bother to take this worn-out role, at any size?
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Catch and Release is not worth catching. Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The name is a tipoff: Club Dread is dreadful.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The sci-fi film's reported $175 million budget must have gone largely into loopy production design, wild costumes, outlandish hairstyles and colorful make-up. It certainly didn't go into developing a coherent script or coaching believable performances.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Moore goes into operatic mode as Mother Malkin, a nasty witch who morphs into a menacing winged dragon. The worst performance, however, belongs to Jeff Bridges as a marble-mouthed, curmudgeonly knight named Master Gregory.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash. The 90 minutes could be better spent doing holiday shopping.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Everything about this fish-out-of-water romp is tired.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    While he gets points for addressing the debate, the way in which Stein goes about it undermines his efforts to be even-handed and intellectually rigorous.
    • USA Today
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Sadistic mess of a movie.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Feels about as fresh and lively as a piece of burnt rubber.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's problematic enough that the movie's lead characters are unlikable. But worse is the blackening of The Human Stain with a trite and forced plot, uninteresting digressions and clunky direction.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The screenplay is thin, the dialogue lacks nuance and the acting is often laughable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's déjà vu all over again. There isn't much more to say about "We Own the Night 2." Oops, make that Pride and Glory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    This second installment, based on Veronica Roth's series of YA novels, feels cobbled together and less focused than 2014's Divergent, and lacks tension and excitement.
    • 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.

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