For 1,894 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Fruitvale Station
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The movie cleverly spoofs the 24-hour TV news cycle, as well as sexism and racism in the workplace. Not every scene is equally funny, of course, but most of the comic antics generate laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The quirky film is simultaneously bizarre, humorous, disturbing and suspenseful.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging tragicomedy, exploring the consequences of single-minded fervor in a humorous and humane fashion.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    As opposed to modern horror flicks like the "Saw" movies, where gruesome violence can almost blunt fears, The Woman in Black is a tasteful, old-school frightener, emphasizing suspense and foreboding over blood and guts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Don't be fooled by the presence of some pretty-boy actors: Alpha Dog is a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though it could probably use an intermission, Grindhouse is three hours of mostly campy fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is no question that the organization is a riveting subject for a film.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though he looks every inch a brawny Norse god, Hemsworth is not just a hunk. His charisma and charming grin go a long way toward making Thor engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The result is raunchy, energetic, sharp-eyed and a bit rambling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Charming and inspiring.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What is missing in plot and character development is made up for in silly fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is Austen lite, but pleasantly so. You can hardly fault a movie that fashions itself around a consummate writer whose keen sense of humor and gift for fully realized characters have resulted in countless screen adaptations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Despite far-fetched plot points - such as a flash mob of bike messengers ready to rumble and thwart evil - it's easy to get caught up in this life-or-death two-wheeled slalom.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A Southern-style "Ocean's 11" without the pretty boys and Vegas attitude but with plenty of laughs.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Those looking to get a raucous laugh should say "I do" to Bridesmaids.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Misfits and misanthropes are the heroes of Role Models, a surprisingly clever comedy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rings has moments of edge-of-the-seat excitement, too, such as when the dark riders come looking for Frodo. But it's occasionally tedious when it should be captivating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A good farce is hard to find. Particularly one that holds up for the entirety of the story and keeps us engrossed, while smiling. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a particularly effective and cheeky example.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rodriguez is such a visual stylist, and the violence is so cartoonish, that the flurry of whizzing bullets and growing pile of bodies is not as offensive as it might be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Inventive action sequences, deft stunt work and breathtaking cinematography make for revved-up fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film is not without flaws. It glosses over the story of the dissolution of Whitaker's marriage and does not delve deeply enough into the source of his problems with his son. A romance with recovering junkie Nicole (Kelly Reilly) rarely rings true.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Scott Pilgrim, a lovelorn musician, is an appealing fusion of nerdy, cheeky and vulnerable. So, who better to play him than Michael Cera?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While More Than a Game is a terrific exhibition of talent, exuberance and skill, it is above all a moving tribute to enduring friendship.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    In a season filled with dark-themed films, it stands out as an elegantly mounted, surprisingly humane but terrifying horror thriller well worth seeing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Sentiment is at its heart. The legions who grew up on Disney's Mary Poppins will find it delightfully satisfying to hear snippets of its enormously catchy songs and watch its captivating creative journey.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Bolstered by the natural performances of a trio of little-known actors, the very watchable Chronicle keeps us captive throughout.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Not an expansive biopic but a fascinating snapshot of a pivotal chapter for Chanel, her formative fashionista years.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a rare romantic comedy/road picture that's not only flat-out funny, but also presents complex and well-developed characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Forest Whitaker is astoundingly multifaceted and convincing as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In the performance of his career, he fully inhabits the part of the barbaric and charismatic ruler.

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