For 1,936 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 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Frost/Nixon
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1936 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Claudia Puig
    A well-acted, inspiring story of female empowerment, the captivating “Roxanne Roxanne” is as much about survival and the bonds of family as it is about busting rhymes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Claudia Puig
    The story undertakes an undeniably worthy subject. But Thank You for Your Service has too many moments that fall flat, seem unlikely, or don’t elicit the desired response. The complexities of PTSD deserve a better, more thoughtful and layered film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Claudia Puig
    The film is vital for both its history and its currency. Above all, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson works powerfully as a rallying cry for tolerance, love and understanding.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    The captivating documentary Chavela, directed by Catherine Gund (“Born to Fly”) and Daresha Kyi, mesmerizes with its impressionistic blend of archival photos, musical performances, concert footage and candid interviews with the legendary singer herself, as well with her ardent friends like Pedro Almodóvar and former lovers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Claudia Puig
    It’s a brutal, blood-drenched story, but also a captivating and poignant generational saga that will stay with the viewer long afterward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Claudia Puig
    Huerta comes across as warm, wise and indefatigable in Bratt’s provocative and inspirational film, but he doesn’t engage in hagiography.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The film’s major saving grace is how it seeks to be inclusive in its depiction of Christianity. Through a collective endeavor, a sense of community and faith is reinforced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Claudia Puig
    Marjorie Prime is a contemplative, intimate and poetic chamber piece, superbly told and nimbly acted, with equal parts nuance and empathy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Claudia Puig
    In Cretton’s hands, this fact-based tale of an oddball, destitute upbringing rings false. It’s based on a woman’s complicated personal recollections of her traumatic childhood, and yet it feels like a cloying, one-note Hollywood tale, the beastly trauma all tied up with a pretty bow and de-fanged.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its chilly, atmospheric and convincing story, Wind River has the feel of a richly immersive novel. It’s not perfect.... But the mood is tense, the characters are well-drawn and director-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has crafted some of the best dialogue of any movie this year.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 15 Claudia Puig
    This is about as egregious as filmmaking gets.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 98 Claudia Puig
    Detroit has a vital sense of authenticity, rooted as it is in history, conveyed via Bigelow’s meticulously crafted cinema vérité style that, essentially, thrusts the viewer into the tense events. She is an expert at managing suspense and deftly blending sensitivity with a journalistic sense of details.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 66 Claudia Puig
    It features a striking lead performance, but it ultimately leaves the viewer unmoved, and possibly confounded.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Claudia Puig
    13 Minutes is well-acted, with authentic settings and an involving structure, but it’s undercut somewhat by a rather flat love story.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Little Hours is no one-trick pony. While the lunacy of nuns who swear like sailors makes a comically boisterous impression, it’s also about women in the Middle Ages forced into religious life for various reasons and how they cope, viewed through a decidedly humorous lens.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Claudia Puig
    The lead actors are attractive and charismatic and give nuanced performances. Unfortunately, the dialogue they are given to speak is often trite and too many plot strands are unconvincing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 48 Claudia Puig
    The minimal character development will frustrate filmgoers seeking substance, as will Coppola’s stilted dialogue.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Derbez brings warmth and intermittent goofy humor to this too-broad and uneven comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Free Fire is an ultra-violent, gut-punching spectacle that borders on a slog. It makes you feel guilty even for enjoying minutes of it, and then empty after it’s all done.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    As involving as the story is with its impressive ensemble cast, “Norman” is above all a showcase for Gere’s substantial talents.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Claudia Puig
    Land of Mine is a powerful epic, superbly acted, tense and unsettling, but also poignant and occasionally tender.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Menashe is a warm, relatable and tender tale about parental love, religion and belonging, told humanely and with vivid authenticity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Claudia Puig
    The Incredible Jessica James is an enchanting, deftly-written and witty movie for lovers and haters of romantic comedies, as well as for all those in between.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 62 Claudia Puig
    Claire in Motion has an appealing stillness and intensity. It works as both a quiet, meditative study of grief and a muted examination of identity, but not as a compelling mystery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Claudia Puig
    He offers glimmers of what lies beneath the near-mythic, elegant exterior, but Larrain’s take is more impressionistic than revelatory, more presumptuous than knowing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Claudia Puig
    The boxing drama Bleed for This has a powerful story and a strong lead performance in its corner, but falls short of knockout status. Hampered by clichéd writing and stereotypical portrayals, this extraordinary true-life account feels run-of-the-mill.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Cuarón’s tale of a madman Minuteman is well-shot and sharply paced, but too simplistic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Claudia Puig
    Lovely visuals are key for the success of any animated film, arguably more so even than for live-action movies. But a compelling story is also essential, and that’s where “Long Way North” trips up.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 65 Claudia Puig
    The fashions are a highlight, and the story of a seething snake pit of a town is watchable and intermittently amusing, until things take a jarring turn about halfway in.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Claudia Puig
    This humanistic tale, helmed by a masterful filmmaker, offers a potent — and yes, inspirational — story of triumph against huge odds.

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