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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Tree of Life
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Solidly entertaining and possesses dazzling special effects, but it falls short of the near-perfection of the Spidey sequel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Most noteworthy for the performance of Sigourney Weaver as Linda, an autistic woman.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The stories run a gamut of emotions: melancholy, bittersweet, provocative, witty, poignant, silly and fanciful.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The world of the fanciful fable looks particularly vibrant this time with its signature blend of realism and fantasy. It is a pleasure to watch these fairy tale folk be themselves -- yet again.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    As frothy and smooth as a chilled margarita on a hot Vegas night.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Yes, it's loud, explosive and silly, but it also perfectly embodies the concept of a summer blockbuster with its simple good-guys-vs.-bad-guys plot, cheeky humor and flawless special effects.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Talk to Me speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    John Travolta may stand out as a plus-size laundress who is hesitant, drab and retiring, but Hairspray is a consistently flashy, rousing and rambunctious movie spectacle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Whatever problems some might have with its execution, it's hard to argue against a film whose intent is to kindle youthful compassion for living things and inspire action to protect Earth and its creatures.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The romance, which commences rather gradually, is tender, but not graphic. Humor is interspersed throughout, but there also is sadness, handled seriously. Actually, it is as much a family saga as it is a romantic comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A refreshingly entertaining character study that refuses to dumb down its youthful cast or bury their concerns in service of a catchy soundtrack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It is smart, witty and blessedly unpredictable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Stardust lights up the screen with a splendid tale of heroism and romance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Side-splitting laughter, along with some powerful cringing, are likely to be audiences' dominant reactions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There's a new heist film in town that follows the conventions of the genre and then adds a couple of fresh and endearing twists.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Captures a potent sense of the Old West with its multidimensional raw performances and captivating final shootout sequence. But with its emphasis on emotional truths, it transcends the confines of a cowboy movie.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    When a movie is a hybrid of this sort, it can be tough to strike just the right tone. Mostly, The Hunting Party manages.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Eastern Promises has a compelling story and strong performances to back up what may seem excessive or sensationalistic.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Trade unflinchingly sheds light on a heinous crime. Yes, it's tough to sit through. But don't let that keep you away.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    But reserve dampens the passion in Lust, Caution, his beautifully mounted but rather unmoving film. It feels surprisingly cold, despite this erotic thriller's ultra-explicit sex scenes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A spiritual quest can take many forms. One could argue that all of director Wes Anderson's movies focus on a sense of personal melancholy and directionlessness that often fuels such an odyssey. And they do so with a dark and offbeat wit.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The movie makes some missteps, most of them in pacing and length, and the story veers occasionally into melodrama, but it is saved by the powerful performance of Benicio Del Toro.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though not exactly a valentine to the octogenarian Nobel Peace Prize winner, the film is a lovingly rendered, candid and intimate portrait.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The movie really belongs to Phoenix, who gives a haunting performance with just the right degree of intensity.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    By showing the struggles and efforts of about half a dozen people, it puts a human face on the tragedy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An occasionally schmaltzy but likable story of healing and redemption.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Will not be for everyone, but it works if you surrender to its lilting and unabashedly sentimental tale of evocative music and visual poetry.