For 1,730 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Girl with a Pearl Earring
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The best thing Hustle & Flow has going for it is Terrence Howard's powerful performance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The glacial pacing may put some people off, but it also has a hypnotic quality. And some viewers might find it fascinating to be a voyeur into someone's tortured psyche.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A breath of fresh air amid the superheroes, aliens and bombastic explosions of summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A documentary that dissects the essence of comedy as well as showcases outrageous improvisational humor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    By the end of the movie, all we want is for Barrymore to give him the time of day.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Carell accomplishes the task of being sweet-natured without becoming cloying.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Poignant and well-acted, it offers heartfelt moments leavened by subtle humor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Proof proves undeniably that the intimacy of a stage play can be re-created powerfully on screen.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging film bolstered by the stellar performance of Julianne Moore.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Based on the captivating novel by Myla Goldberg, Bee Season is evocative and superbly acted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    She has been compared to Lenny Bruce because of her incendiary topics, but Silverman's style, capitalizing on her innocent smile and good looks, is her own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to beat the last movie, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," and this film is not better, but it has much to recommend it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging and exciting family film that at times feels a bit like "The Lord of the Rings Jr."
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Proof that Allen, who many have dismissed with his last few forgettable films, is still a filmmaking force.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film takes a long time to unfold, and some scenes feel inert. But ultimately, the conclusion is moving and satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Albert Brooks may have come up with the funniest movie premise of the year in Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Bubble is a haunting film, made all the more intriguing by the use of ordinary people, not actors, in all the roles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film's look, fashioned by production designer Michael Howells, is noteworthy for its vibrant colors and fantastical feel.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    George is cute, and the simple story has its entertaining moments.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Walker is adorable, but gives a one-note performance. Greenwood, a charismatic and unsung character actor, has the most noteworthy human performance as a somewhat arrogant academic whose decency keeps him from becoming a stock villain in a formulaic story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the story teeters on easy sentimentality, it doesn't succumb. Though unabashedly emotional, it isn't maudlin. Tsotsi's story feels believable. It is made all the more engaging by a wonderful soundtrack of African Kwaito music.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Besides being filled with Chappelle's hilarious sense of humor, the movie features life-affirming messages and great music by serious rap artists with political, socio-cultural and spiritual themes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is a perfectly pleasant, entertaining and often witty romp with engaging performances.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Should warm viewers' hearts globally.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This pop-culture-infused mistaken-identity thriller ultimately grabs hold and beguiles, though its convoluted plot takes a while to get going.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not as incisive a political commentary as "Thank You For Smoking," American Dreamz lampoons the public's appetite for mindless entertainment and easy distraction from serious concerns.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Against sizable odds -- a sense that the franchise is played out and its star over-exposed -- Mission: Impossible III delivers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A haunting and disturbing film, set in 1938, about "widow houses." Though occasionally overwrought, it emerges as life-affirming.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The vividly animated film -- based on a comic strip by Michael Fry and T. Lewis -- has an appealing balance of comic bits and exhilarating action sequences.