For 1,826 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 Queen
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,826 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What is missing in plot and character development is made up for in silly fun.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A rousing spectacle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It does deliver a combustible combination of ingredients for a summer blockbuster: a cornucopia of action and dazzling effects, some raucous humor and a large dose of Depp's winning charm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Like "Anchorman," the secret to the inspired absurdity of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is in the improv.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Where "United 93" was a superb example of masterful storytelling, World Trade Center is a more conventional rendering.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    QuinceaƱera 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Illusionist casts an exquisitely bewitching spell with its dreamy atmosphere and pervasive sense of suspense.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is no question that the organization is a riveting subject for a film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is nothing flashy about these performances, but Gyllenhaal, Dillon and Gosling fully inhabit their characters, giving haunting portrayals. Watch for these names to emerge on the short list for Academy Award consideration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The look of the film is dazzling, even hallucinatory, and the concept is beyond quirky as conceived by Gondry, a talented visual stylist, in his first film based on his own script. The story is compelling, unconventional and diverting in its blurring of reality and fantasy.

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