For 1,797 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 Juno
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,797 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A rare hybrid that perfectly blends the dazzle of a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An exploration of where science ends and spirituality picks up, this second feature from writer-director Mike Cahill (Another Earth) is captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Though dialogue is kept to a minimum, the deeply felt, complex performance by Mia Wasikowska and the assured direction of John Curran render the film — based on a true story — a riveting adventure, as well as a dreamy meditative saga.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    These characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The only character we get to know fully as she evolves from child to older woman is Vivi. Too bad the movie didn't also trace the lives of her "sisters." That might have been divine.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a rare romantic comedy/road picture that's not only flat-out funny, but also presents complex and well-developed characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Fortune is smiling down on veteran filmmaker Robert Altman with Cookie's Fortune.
    • USA Today
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    O
    Artful and emotionally compelling.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's Barrymore's most ambitious role to date. She proves she is maturing as an actress.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This tale is both redemptive and tragic, if occasionally melodramatic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The interwoven stories are haunting, but also darkly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    May not be a straightforward bio, nor does it offer much in the way of Barris' motivations, but the film is an oddly fascinating depiction of an architect of pop culture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Sweet, family-friendly and philosophically complex, Tuck Everlasting is an unexpected delight.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Displays so much promise with its beautiful cinematography and superb portrayal by Cate Blanchett that you scarcely notice (or even care) that the story is a bit thin.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The movie features a musical score aimed more at boomer parents than their tykes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This charming but slight tale has warmth, wit and interesting characters compassionately portrayed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The soundtrack (which includes James Brown, Michael Jackson and The Commodores) is better than a K-Tel "Best of the '70s" compilation, and the broad physical comedy is as reliable as a brick house.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    With its unflinching style, Training Day can be hard to sit through at times. But it's worth the discomfort for the adrenaline rush of the plot and Washington's compelling performance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though slightly lacking in the warmth of the first, should no doubt please audiences.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the film will undoubtedly please the young viewers who flock to it, ultimately many of the book's readers may wish for a more magical incarnation.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Everyone is well cast and no one more perfectly than Freeman, who is far more God-like than George Burns ever was. Freeman's God is wise, humble, wry, patient and funny but never mean-spirited.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It is a rare performance when one of the world's most recognizable stars can disappear completely into a character on the screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This mid-19th century tale of survival after the death of a parent is still compelling today, and its message of strength and the importance of family continues to resonate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A quintessentially European, methodically paced and intelligent slice of life.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rings has moments of edge-of-the-seat excitement, too, such as when the dark riders come looking for Frodo. But it's occasionally tedious when it should be captivating.