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 Argo
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Compelling tale of a free-spirited record producer, played with perfect pitch by Frances McDormand.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film drips with honest emotion and confusion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A poetic and lovely tale, told as a silent picture with music and narration.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Soderbergh does a fine job creating a moody atmosphere of pervasive anxiety. The ending can be interpreted a few different ways and should ignite debate about its meaning.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The look of the film, shot on digital video, is haunting and gritty. The cleaner, prettier look of 35mm would have detracted from the immediacy and sense of foreboding created in this artful blend of sci-fi and pseudo-realism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Well-crafted, Tarantino-esque story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Amid the razzle-dazzle, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is sweetly inspiring.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It energetically captures the frenzied pace of contemporary existence, the complexities of life in a multicultural world, the rootless joys of living in a foreign city and the heady world of possibilities one envisions while in college.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Blue Car is like an unpolished sapphire, at once harshly realistic and resplendent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Shaolin Soccer's infectious style has a way of lifting spirits. You don't have to be a fan of soccer or kung fu to enjoy it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Richly layered, deliberately paced, dealing with difficult emotions and life decisions, it feels like a moody wintry afternoon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It all adds up to belly laughs aplenty and a rollicking good time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Well-acted and intriguing exploration of dishonesty in its varied forms, leavened with a dry comic touch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rodriguez is such a visual stylist, and the violence is so cartoonish, that the flurry of whizzing bullets and growing pile of bodies is not as offensive as it might be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Babys is intellectually stimulating and emotionally stirring, a rare combination these days, though hardly unusual for writer/director John Sayles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not brilliantly funny nor incisively clever, Intolerable Cruelty is still moderately satirical and laugh-out-loud enjoyable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Love Actually is irresistible. You'd have to be Ebenezer Scrooge not to walk out smiling.

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