For 1,793 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Bourne Ultimatum
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,793 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The film disappoints terribly, too. The directorial debut of such an imaginative and clever screenwriter was a highly anticipated event. His "Being John Malkovich" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" are two of the most innovative and intriguing movies of the past decade. Synecdoche is one of the most maddening.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Too slight and pointless.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Barrels around in manic fashion much like Carrey does in most of his movies. He's meant to be a fool for love, but mostly he's just bonkers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Director Steve Buscemi is not to be faulted for his filmmaking or acting skills, but as co-writer he could have done better than the false-sounding dialogue.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The story's appeal is lost in all the fights between the monsters and robots.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Fighting seriously lacks punch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    It tries hard to be sexy, mysterious and dangerous, but ends up laughably inscrutable.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Never was a film so visually stunning and so intolerable as To the Wonder.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's tough to summon sufficiently negative language to describe the unfunny, desperate mess that is Bad Words.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Trying to decipher all the convoluted pathways could drive you mad. Mostly, though, it is so ludicrous that it will unintentionally inspire laughter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you've been lobotomized or have the mental age of a kindergartener, Mr. Bean's Holiday is viable comic entertainment.
    • 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?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Wastes a moderately intriguing premise by filling it with laughably clichéd dialogue, one-dimensional characters and implausible turns of events.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    In most cases, doggedly pursuing a dream is laudable. But if it does nothing else, The Astronaut Farmer demonstrates that not every dream is worth pursuing. At least not the belabored one of a narcissistic crackpot masquerading as an admirable dreamer.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It's so unfunny it almost stings.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    If you're a Rainn Wilson fan, catch a rerun of "The Office."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    A didactic and humorless Western, Eli is too laborious for an action film and too brutal to be an inspirational tale.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Nothing is right about this ridiculous horror schlockfest.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Talented actors are wasted in a film that induces more cringes than chuckles as women old enough to know better act like horny sailors on leave, absorb mass quantities of alcohol and drugs, and generally behave horribly.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Labor Day feels like a belabored, sappy slog.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Overflows with pretensions and absurdity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Kimberly Elise gives the best performance as a beleaguered woman with an abusive boyfriend (Michael Ealy).
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Here's a by-the-playbook movie if ever there was one.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Audiences deserve a resounding "mea culpa" for the embarrassing dreck, masquerading as comedy, in The Guilt Trip.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    The pirate ship has hit foul waters, and even the sharp wit and charm of everyone's favorite buccaneer can't save it.
    • 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.