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 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Richly layered, deliberately paced, dealing with difficult emotions and life decisions, it feels like a moody wintry afternoon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The story has its clichéd and sentimental moments. It's no "Raging Bull," more like "Rocky" shot with a handheld camera. But Rourke's wounded tough guy is undeniably captivating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to beat the last movie, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and this film is not better, but it has much to recommend it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    John Travolta may stand out as a plus-size laundress who is hesitant, drab and retiring, but Hairspray is a consistently flashy, rousing and rambunctious movie spectacle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller. With Jackson at the helm, you would expect dazzling special effects and epic action sequences, but what is most surprising is how heartfelt the romance feels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film is about a half hour too long. The third act drags and an extended high-stakes poker game doesn't always keep our attention. But this is a superior Bond.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Well-acted, intermittently compelling, often incoherent but always offbeat, Inherent Vice is a twisting story about twisted California stoners. Think of it as a film that's meant to be experienced, more than fully understood.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The familiar dialogue here makes one long for something closer to the edginess of "Manhattan" or the offbeat humor of "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The premise of visiting so many pubs as a narrative device, however, bogs down the initially energetic pacing and goofiness. Piling on the mayhem renders The World's End a sometimes chaotic and uneven comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its clever faux documentary style, this is the most imaginative science-fiction movie to come along in years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An evocative film with a believable and subtly enthralling lead performance that gets deeply under your skin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Junebug has the feel of a good short story or novella.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    With its lush colors, imaginative view of ordinary objects and meticulously crafted miniature civilization, it transports viewers to an enchanting alternate storybook reality.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The point of the film is not to scorn or mock the Siegels, despite their excesses. They embody the quintessentially American urge to live beyond one's means. Their saga is simply the story of a nation's materialism writ large.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    If you want a brain puzzler that will ensure a lively conversation on the way home, Nine Queens is the real deal.
    • USA Today
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The original "True Grit" might have been eclipsed by John Wayne's larger-than-life persona, but the Coen brothers' remake is an ensemble piece that feels freshly their own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Casts a potent spell.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Clever and often enchanting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The good news is that this is not merely a few episodes cobbled together: It's a real movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Coraline is a plucky heroine, and director Selig's imagination is indisputable. But the story falters in parts, and its dark tone could be off-putting for children.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Love and loneliness are presented, in almost equal parts, with subdued precision in the richly abundant Another Year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to imagine how a film built around one-on-one interviews could be entertaining, but Frost/Nixon could not be more enthralling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A moving tale with wryly funny moments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A cinematic experience that is dazzlingly different from anything currently in theaters, March of the Penguins captivates with its straightforward but powerful story of dogged determination, survival against harsh odds and sacrifice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caro gives the fablesque story -- based on a 1,000-year-old Maori legend -- both a contemporary and timeless quality, anchored by newcomer Castle-Hughes' powerful and haunting performance.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film's resolution is uplifting but not unrealistic, and Pariah exercises restraint by not tying up every loose end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Despite its melodramatic moments, remarkable performances drive home the film's inspiring message.

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