For 1,894 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 19 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Some screwball moments elicit a chuckle or two, but the script is weak and the characterizations clichéd.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Not worth the ride.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A succession of tired race jokes made worse by the bad comedic timing of the bland, under-talented Ashton Kutcher.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie tries to be both comical and touching, as befitting the coming-of-age genre. But it feels forced, derivative and sometimes sappily sentimental.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Doesn't make the movie worth watching -- even if you're monstrously bored.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The players fall into recognizable stereotypes: the big and clumsy kid, the real talent who's also a showoff, the buffoon, the gross-out guy. But no one is more formulaic than the coach. He starts out smug with the kids and ends up smitten.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The screenplay is thin, the dialogue lacks nuance and the acting is often laughable.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The cliché-laden dialogue, schlocky special effects and predictable plot are derivative; the movie is overwrought and lacks suspense.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If your idea of a good time is watching a disjointed period piece featuring a scrawny dog defecating, dozens of dissipated people fornicating and a syphilitic Johnny Depp with oozing pustules on his face, The Libertine may be just the movie for you.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Steer clear of Freedomland, the movie. Your time would be better spent reading Richard Price's much more compelling 1998 novel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Nothing is right about this ridiculous horror schlockfest.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Glaringly lacking in the film are any original Stones songs. The group, who fired Jones just before his death, must not have thought much of the movie if they didn't allow their music to be used. Smart fellows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Yearns to be fresh but ends up tasteless. It's as drawn-out, forced and annoying as a holiday meal with a dozen carping relatives.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Poseidon is a sodden saga, with a script that is awash in clichés. It nearly drowns under the weight of its own soggy tedium.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Has plenty of fast cars and revving engines. But unless you're a fan of that sort of thing, its stultifying plot and wooden acting is likely to make you drift - off to sleep.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It comes off like a coughed-up furball: a wan rehash with too many elements of the hard-to-swallow 2004 original.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    One of the more befuddling movies of recent years. The premise makes no sense, no matter how you turn it around in your head.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    You, Me and Dupree is a good idea badly executed.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Flyboys doesn't succeed as a wartime adventure story or as a period romance. Even the special effects, set in a historical context, are too ho-hum to save this over-long and tedious film.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    You're bound to have more fun working overtime than watching Employee of the Month.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Russell Crowe may find himself discovering the simple joys of life in A Good Year, but audiences will be checking their watches during this joyless attempt at comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Overflows with pretensions and absurdity.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The movie is so impressionistic, it obfuscates any sense of history. We expect at least a hint at the causes of the Mayan Empire's demise, but instead we get Mesoamerican Rambo.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Its use of trite "Win one for the Gipper" dialogue, overbearing soaring music and conventional plot devices makes it far too formulaic to truly move us.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's a pretty twisted concept, bordering on offensive. But mostly it's just not funny.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought an animated comedy satirizing the predictable nature of fairy tales could be so grim?
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Given its predictable story, the only reason to see Stomp is for the rhythmic step dancing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Catch and Release is not worth catching. Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    From the embarrassingly over-the-top performance of Ray Liotta as a tough-guy biker to the pratfalls of William H. Macy as a bumbling computer geek, this movie stinks of exhaust and desperation.

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