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 The Bourne Ultimatum
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,797 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Whereas the book was lyrical and moving, the movie is surrealistic and inventive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Affleck ought to do more quirky character roles rather than leading-man parts in action films. Bateman plays his low-key straight man/protagonist to perfection.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Spiced with plenty of humor and affection.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is a powerful, poignant and provocative film, told in an unconventional and effective fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    At its best in scenes featuring Hathaway's mercurial character. It's a triumphant and darkly nuanced role for her and a departure from the more lighthearted comedic performances she has given.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Earnest and understated, Gran Torino is an unflinching examination of themes that have fascinated Eastwood in most of his recent films: family, war, loss, faith and unexpected human connection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Iron Man's biggest strength is that the fantastically armored suit doesn't overpower the intriguingly flawed character encased within.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's not quite up to the caliber of Richard Yates' novel, which is deeply nuanced and rich in subtext. But the performances are superb, and the film is beautifully shot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Worth seeing just for the superb prosthetic makeup and seamless computer-generated effects in which Pitt's head is digitally imposed onto older bodies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Side-splitting laughter, along with some powerful cringing, are likely to be audiences' dominant reactions.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Intelligent and engrossing saga.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's consistently funny -- with witty dialogue and offbeat banter that stays in your head for days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There are ribald jokes and gross-out episodes, but the movie works because everything hinges on the camaraderie and undeniable chemistry between Rudd and Segel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Relentlessly grim and grisly, 28 Weeks Later is not for the faint of heart. But its provocative post-apocalyptic theme makes for a smart and deeply unsettling film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Joaquin Phoenix gives a superbly raw and excruciatingly vulnerable performance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Misfits and misanthropes are the heroes of Role Models, a surprisingly clever comedy.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though not as far-reaching as the book from which it was adapted, Everything Is Illuminated is a movie with wit, warmth and unabashed emotion.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Classic rock enthusiasts will want to stick around through the end credit sequence, which features an array of album covers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Dark humor intersperses with poignant moments. Though the conclusion feels forced, the movie works.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not an expansive biopic but a fascinating snapshot of a pivotal chapter for Chanel, her formative fashionista years.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Solidly entertaining and possesses dazzling special effects, but it falls short of the near-perfection of the Spidey sequel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Brüno offers more shock value for your moviegoing dollar than any other movie this year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A charmingly sweet experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A sweet, family-friendly retelling of a touching and funny Newbery Award-winning children's book.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Hustle's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film's most climactic moments involve the chilling audiotapes of avaricious Enron traders as they toy with California's energy crisis, wringing millions in profits from the misfortune of an entire state.