For 1,887 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,887 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    That he can make his anchorman chauvinistic, deluded and ridiculous but still manage to give him some humanity is testimony to Ferrell's comic talents.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Heat is the best female buddy-cop movie since, well, ever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    More amiable than witty and relying heavily on the likability and charm of its lead actors, Leatherheads scores more points as a retro romantic comedy than a football saga.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Quinceañera is a spirited and poignant exploration of the bonds and challenges facing a Latino family and the pains of a community undergoing a transition of its own.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Far more coherent than last year's aimless "On the Road" and more sharply focused than 2010's "Howl," it centers on a youthful Ginsberg finding his nascent artistic voice.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Jolie and Pitt project more than just body heat. They convey a multi-faceted attraction, toss off clever repartee and dazzle audiences with their seemingly natural connection. And that's worth watching.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is enlightenment -- even stark poetry -- in The Passion.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Casanova is an entertaining if silly romp, with amusing dialogue, gorgeous production design and painterly cinematography. Venice, where the movie is set, has never been so breathtaking.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a welcome update, qualifying as the best in the series since the first film captivated and unnerved audiences in 2007.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The cautionary tale feels surprisingly fresh and entertaining, given that this is the fifth "Planet of the Apes" film since the 1968 original.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Less ambitious and more narrowly focused than the CIA saga "The Good Shepherd," Breach is a compelling, intelligent drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The low-key satire would have benefited from more of a back story to Giamatti's character and a clearer sense of his relationship with his wife. But what we do get is compelling in the way of an indelible, dreamy short story.
    • 76 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A documentary that dissects the essence of comedy as well as showcases outrageous improvisational humor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Proof proves undeniably that the intimacy of a stage play can be re-created powerfully on screen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The rambunctious Iron Man 3 is a briskly paced thrill ride until about 90 minutes in, when the excitement wanes. A few late-breaking surprises re-invigorate the tale, however.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Almost as impressive as Tatum's moves are his comic flair and breezy grace. He proved his comic talents earlier this year in "21 Jump Street" and shows them off winningly here.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The genre may be old news, but the skillfully made Cloverfield offers a heart-racing experience with plenty of chills, thrills and exhilaration.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Well-acted and intriguing exploration of dishonesty in its varied forms, leavened with a dry comic touch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging film bolstered by the stellar performance of Julianne Moore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    I'm Your Man movingly captures the artist's lifelong search for truth and beauty and his translation of it into song.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Little Children maintains much of the power, humor and nuance of Tom Perrotta's wonderful novel, but seems unsure if it's a satire or a serious drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    War Horse will likely take its place alongside beloved family films. But that doesn't mean sitting through it is pure pleasure. It's a long slog at almost 2½ hours, and occasionally it resorts to obvious sentimentality. At times it's hard to escape the sense that we're watching "Saving Private Ryan"-meets-"The Black Stallion."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Carell accomplishes the task of being sweet-natured without becoming cloying.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A sensitive and occasionally poetic film, Brick Lane is an absorbing tale of personal empowerment and emotional growth.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Beautiful Country might be too slow-moving for some, but it has powerful performances and a multi-layered quality. It is an epic journey worth taking.

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