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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Letters from Iwo Jima
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Glimmers of a fascinating and lively period film surface and fade in the first half-hour of The Immigrant. What predominates is a dully morose, overheated and implausible story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Hellboy's cheeky attitude and snarky dialogue, specifically Perlman's snidely funny lines, are the highlights.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's made expressly for fans of unmitigated gore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The new Wuthering Heightsis all gloomy moors and muck, but not much convincing passion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Diverting enough if you want to see plenty of fast-paced action sequences, some heart-stopping chase scenes and plenty of things blow up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Slogs pokily along and never quite picks up speed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Williams is hampered by her character's limitations. What results is a mannered tale of an immature, empty vessel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film is likable, with some funny moments and recognizable human conflicts. But the origin of the women's friendship is not explained, and the nature of Olivia's problems is not examined or taken very seriously, making her seem inexplicably lost and shallow.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    To paraphrase Devo: Whip It, not so good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    An intriguing and somber tale of disintegrating and disappointing relationships fused with a coming-of-age story.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    While Kristen Wiig fully commits to her bizarre, mentally ill character in Welcome to Me, the result still feels more like an extended sketch than a movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    When it's not stalled on silly, it falls into slog territory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's good to see Polley back on screen, after her successful turn behind the camera directing 2006's "Away From Her." She brings a measure of intelligence to the one-dimensional role.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's about as uncomfortable as sitting through an interminable counseling session - involving two people you hardly know and don't much care about.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    After "Monsters, Inc.," this movie may be a bit of a letdown, but there are some scenes that will delight elementary-school-age children and older preschoolers -- notably the gross-out moments.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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