For 1,787 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 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,787 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The result can be palpably unnerving.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Oscar-winning animator Brad Bird seems to have accomplished the impossible with the fourth Mission: Impossible installment by injecting the 15-year-old series with newfound, breathtaking energy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The soundtrack is mostly Elvis tunes, and Stitch even does an adorable impersonation of the King. As Elvis might put it, you can't help falling in love with Lilo & Stitch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This tale is both redemptive and tragic, if occasionally melodramatic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This gritty examination of physical and psychological wounds offers a superb performance by Marion Cotillard, who speaks volumes with her eyes, and a less convincing one by her lead co-star.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If it's challenges you're after, forget cracking "The Da Vinci Code." Wordplay captures the exhilaration that comes from navigating the ins and outs of complex puzzles.
    • 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
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Taut, tightly paced and thrilling, with some of the best chase sequences -- whether by foot, taxi or Jeep -- in recent memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Emphasizes backing up wishes with hard work. That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Worth seeing not only because it's a highly effective thriller, but also because it's a finely tuned evocation of innocence at the mercy of adult cynicism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Riveting and darkly comic Super Size Me is a whip-smart documentary.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    McKay's performance is a revelation. He nails Welles' imperiousness, charm and vocal cadences, and even bears a strong resemblance to the iconic actor/director. He is thoroughly convincing as Welles and electrifies the screen when he's on it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It is smart, witty and blessedly unpredictable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    May be far more ragtag than swashbuckling, but the film is sure-footed, witty and zany fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This sweetly eccentric and low-key buddy picture/bromance bears little resemblance to more well-known examples of the genre, such as "Lethal Weapon" or "Pineapple Express."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This slice of American life, as seen through the eyes of Palestinian immigrants, is nuanced, engaging and authentically observed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mostly, it's just wicked fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Rarely does a first-time director make as auspicious a debut as Scott Frank has done with the haunting, engrossing and intelligent thriller The Lookout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Director Todd Phillips (Old School) has a knack for extreme scenarios and outside-the-box casting. He has made a movie that is consistently funny from start to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Carell accomplishes the task of being sweet-natured without becoming cloying.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Takes a fascinating chapter in Danish history, little-known to general audiences, and presents it engagingly.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    But expect a logical plot, and you'll walk out of the theater with a host of questions, mostly concerning procedural points of the alien attack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Forget "Twilight." Fans of vampire movies are not likely to see anything more graphic, extreme or twisted than Thirst.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Notes on a Scandal may be disturbing, but it is a potent and captivating account of misconduct and betrayal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There is a compelling ethical question raised skillfully that will haunt viewers. The poignant conclusion probably will incite debate.