For 1,868 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 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,868 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a family drama that treads on well-worn middle-class territory but is redeemed by the complexity of the characters and the intriguing ambiguity of their actions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are particularly funny in their middle-management roles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Political scandals are standard movie fare, and this one, which hinges on sex and power, doesn't offer a new take. But that's the point: The all-too-familiar blend of hubris and lust for power makes the machinations no less poisonous and perhaps more regrettable for their sad predictability.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A revelation: funny, fascinating and insightful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Beowulf couldn't be less faithful to the original epic poem, and that's actually a good thing for moviegoers. It's a lot more fun than the mythic adventure most of us read in school.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Partners is exceedingly well-cast and well-acted, bringing a lightly satirical and witty script to life. Meester and Jacobs have a disarming chemistry, and their conversation is filled with a comfortable shorthand.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's an artistic and authentic evocation of an era but a rather surface-skimming story of the '70s all-girl rock band fronted by Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. If anything, it just makes you want to know more about Jett's back story and Currie's subsequent life.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Scotsman Gerard Butler does a fine job as the charismatic, ghostly character.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Aerial sequences are often thrilling. However, interpersonal relations are front and center in this installment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    By the end of the movie, all we want is for Barrymore to give him the time of day.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While other Alzheimer's-related films, including "Amour," "Iris" and "Away from Her", delved more deeply into the subject, Alice is understated yet still moving.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Given the story's focus on religion and the intolerance that still rages in today's world, The Merchant of Venice remains deeply meaningful.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film is entertaining if contrived. It is not as cleverly structured as Roos' best ensemble comedy, "The Opposite of Sex," which also co-starred Kudrow. But it does have humorous moments.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The story is told gently and simply without excess sentimentality. It is a welcome departure from more contrived holiday fare.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not only an intelligent, well-told and deftly acted story, it provides refreshing counter-programming in a season filled with noisy, uninspired sequels and mindless action movies.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Impassioned, informative and entertaining, if sometimes repetitive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Mother and Child is as tangled as the emotions that link parents and children.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film's most engaging character is not actually human: It's Manhattan, of course, a point made repeatedly over that protracted dinner by the voluble lovebirds.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though rambling and at times self-indulgent, its wit and pageantry, boosted by Heath Ledger's final performance, render it irresistible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Fall is aptly named not only because it pertains to a tragic descent but because viewers will feel as if they have plunged headlong into an alternate universe with this dazzling adult fairy tale.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An often breathlessly exciting action thriller told with humor and intelligence.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Ruffalo and Knightley make an engaging pair of colleagues and their musical adventure together results in an enchanting, gently funny and occasionally poignant story.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    These characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The car chases are unremarkable, but the stunts — which comically juxtapose Tatum's athletic grace and Hill's stocky clumsiness — are a hoot.

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