For 1,936 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Persepolis
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1936 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 15 Claudia Puig
    Nothing feels remotely fresh, let alone savage or zany in The Wild Life. It’s a dull, uninspired and frantically tedious animated re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story, complete with a menagerie of ditzy, caterwauling beasts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Claudia Puig
    The story of a woman dismissed by those around her who asserts herself through art testifies to the indomitable power of creativity. Why turn that compelling story into a predictable romance?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Claudia Puig
    A Tale of Love and Darkness seeks to blend serious political history and probing psychological analysis. The effort does not succeed, coming across disjointed and grim.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    A deeply personal film about the crisis in reproductive rights that manages to be even-handed, insightful and deeply moving.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Claudia Puig
    The novella’s tale of the power of love is essentially a graceful story within that larger, clunkier contemporary story, beautifully rendered in stop motion. It’s enchanting, painterly and timeless, befitting the iconic French classic, with a style that feels both fresh and appropriately reverential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    Combining so many disparate strands — historical, contextual, personal and even gossipy — with the performative could have felt disjointed. But in Armstrong’s capable hands, it all comes together fairly seamlessly, providing a compelling portrait of Kelly’s noteworthy career.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    Fontaine powerfully conveys the religious women’s inner torment, but with restraint, both visually and verbally.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Nuts! is a brisk, engrossing, tongue-in-cheek film that unfolds at just the right pace — and it’s a piece of American history that couldn’t feel more relevant to modern times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Claudia Puig
    At times, The Infiltrator feels like a movie we’ve seen before, but deft performances and Furman’s sharp sense of the era transform it into an engrossing drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Claudia Puig
    Neruda raises thought-provoking questions, offers no easy answers, and does it in with top-notch performances and a cinematic style that is intellectually, artistically and thematically compelling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While just a jot less fun than its predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 is a worthy sequel in tone, even if the story feels padded with a few too many montages.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    When the original filmmaker upgrades and expands on an idea and uses new technology while retaining the essence of the original story, it can be just the ticket for jaded moviegoers. Such is the case with Mad Max: Fury Road, an operatic extravaganza of thrilling action and nearly non-stop mayhem.
    • 69 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Downbeat but humanistic, Maggie is the rare zombie tale that's less about the appetites of the walking dead and more about their complicated emotions.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Claudia Puig
    Hot Pursuit is this week's "Paul Blart." Which is to say, it's ill-conceived, not funny, overbearing and not in any way worth watching.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The D Train is long on high-concept comedy, then runs out of steam and becomes a forced and far-fetched drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The latest version of Hardy's 1874 classic works on all levels. Foremost, it is brilliantly directed by Thomas Vinterberg,who also made two other masterful dramas, 2012's "The Huntand" 1998's "The Celebration."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Director Joss Whedon knows how to make a wryly funny, action-packed extravaganza, as he proved with 2012's "The Avengers." So why did he overstuff the 2½-hour sequel?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The story feels like a less complicated companion to "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Obvious logical questions are ignored. For instance, if she remains 29, does that make her immortal?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Crowe's performance is the best thing about the ambitious historical drama, which takes some artistic liberties.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Unfortunately, Leo is the only well-developed character in a handsomely mounted but tedious drama with an impressive international cast.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    True Story is an intrinsically fascinating and occasionally riveting tale marred by unnecessary embellishments.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Blowing this small-screen cyber horror tale out to the big screen makes for fresh and fearsome fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Alex Garland, the screenwriter of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine," makes an auspicious directorial debut with this suspenseful mystery.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Slavishly follows the well-worn and soggy Sparks path.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    It will be hard for audiences to remain even vaguely attentive during this slog of a feudal vengeance tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Furious 7 offers edge-of-the-seat excitement with outlandish action sequences, inventive stunts, hilarious cartoonish moments and even some touching emotion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Who's more pretentious: hipster Millennials or bourgeois Gen Xers? It's a question While We're Young toys with, if only to provide a context for a sharply observed and witty dark comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Claudia Puig
    Get Hard is hard to sit through and hardly funny. So unless you're really hard up for entertainment, stay away from this tone-deaf raunchfest.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Home could have fashioned a more original story, dug deeper into a theme of cultural understanding and jettisoned the toilet humor.

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