For 1,844 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Rush
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,844 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Deliberately paced, epic and ambitious, The Good Shepherd feels related in tone, mood and style to "The Godfather."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    If The Pursuit of Happyness didn't star Will Smith and his adorable son Jaden, it might be just another tearjerker rags-to-riches story. But their chemistry raises the level of the film, making it heartfelt and compelling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Peter O'Toole's tour-de-force performance makes Venus a movie not to be missed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The Curse of the Golden Flower is the year's most operatic and visually lavish film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Notes on a Scandal may be disturbing, but it is a potent and captivating account of misconduct and betrayal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It is a lovely film for the holiday season, as well as afterward, and is reminiscent of "Finding Neverland," without the darker undercurrents.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A psychological drama with an intriguing ambiguity that challenges the viewer's loyalties and preconceived notions. For the first half of the movie you find yourself on the side of a hunted man. Then as the story unfolds, his pursuer becomes the one you root for.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This appealing romantic comedy undertakes the conventions of the formula without an inordinate amount of clich├ęs. Music also infuses the overall plot with a satire of the music industry, and the pop tunes and lyrics are catchy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Less ambitious and more narrowly focused than the CIA saga "The Good Shepherd," Breach is a compelling, intelligent drama.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is not a simple, uplifting tale. It's never clear whether Charlie will fully recover, and that sense of realism is the film's strength.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A visual treat with an engaging story that has an uplifting, but not maudlin, message.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though it could probably use an intermission, Grindhouse is three hours of mostly campy fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though it's not likely to become a classic like the Hitchcock film, it's a smart and well-acted teen thriller that serves up some lively scares.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging tragicomedy, exploring the consequences of single-minded fervor in a humorous and humane fashion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a provocative game that plays out with intelligence and wit.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What gives In the Land of Women its singular charm is the charismatic Adam Brody, the star of TV's "The OC."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film itself is dark and chilling, if occasionally plodding, but worth seeing for the absorbing potency of its main performances.
    • 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.

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