For 1,854 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,854 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Soderbergh takes a deadly serious news story and amplifies and colors it to the point of outrageousness. The results aren't always consistent, but they are undeniably compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A surprisingly savory treat, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to the charming classic children's book on which it's based.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    In exploring the complicated nature of family bonds, Brothers is thought-provoking. The wounds inflicted by the cruelty of a troubled parent can prove as painful as battle scars.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Each character is decent and likable, as well as complex. The four main portrayals are outstanding -- so natural and believable that you are drawn into their story immediately.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A welcome adult alternative to summer's sophomoric blockbusters. The only transforming going on here is actors skillfully taking on roles of '30s-era gangsters and lawmen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What the film does best is remind us of the brilliance of Keats flame and how it was extinguished far too early.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Drag Me to Hell is unlike any scary thriller in a while: frightening, frenzied and fun.
    • 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 clich├ęd 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.

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