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

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Every so often a film gets under our skin with its haunting authenticity, reinforcing our faith in the wonderfully transporting power of cinematic storytelling. Winter's Bone is unquestionably that film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Just as funny, sweet and engaging as the first film starring the big galoot.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    What results is a disarmingly honest tale of affection, both romantic and filial.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's equally endearing as a sweetly funny romance between two likable oddballs and as a low-tech time-travel thriller, and has something profound to say about making the most of the present.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    So many movies try to capture human relationships and fail miserably. A few come close. Your Sister's Sister nails it with grace, humor and winning charm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Director Danny Boyle's riveting and kaleidoscopic tale, based on Vikas Swarup's debut novel "Q and A," is exquisitely adapted to the screen by Simon Beaufoy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Doremus' elegant filmmaking is key to the appeal of the film, but it would never work as superbly without the wonderfully natural, believable performances and powerful chemistry of the lead actors.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Though there is plenty of gunplay, this is a wondrously contemplative and poetic saga that offers a fresh and bewitching take on a timeworn genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A thoroughly compelling political thriller, at once intellectually challenging and profoundly emotional.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    One of the most extraordinary films in decades, this family drama is also one of the most ambitious in scope, having taken more than a decade to shoot. Yet it comes across as effortless and unassuming. Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The harrowing 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing period drama for the ages.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Murderball brilliantly captures the intensity of the little-known athletic competition, offering more intimacy and drama than most Hollywood sports movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A musical detective story, this enthralling documentary focuses on a little-known American musician whose haunting voice and poetic lyrics were essentially unknown in his own country, but had a massive impact across the globe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's a precarious balance, but Payne blends wit and poignancy so artfully it feels like an exquisitely choreographed dance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Up
    Easily the summer's, and probably the year's, most enchanting movie, Up is a buoyant delight.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    An unflinching, powerfully visceral and haunting portrait of the tragic events aboard one of the terrorist-commandeered flights on the fateful morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Emerges as an African version of "Schindler's List."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The mesmerizing, heart-tugging concert film Heart of Gold confirms Neil Young's stature as a national treasure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Timeliness can be tricky to pull off convincingly in movies. It's tough to capture an era while it's still happening, yet Up in the Air does so brilliantly, with wit and humanity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    As good as each individual movie is, the third film vaults the work into the stratosphere of classic movies. Key characters are enhanced, new civilizations visited and battles fought more intensely, while feelings and motivations are plumbed more deeply and movingly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    With this, possibly his most subdued film, Almodo┬┤var reinforces his status as one of the most distinctive and talented filmmakers working today.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Both a nostalgic throwback to the silent-picture era and an ultra-modern animated tale, the slyly humorous Triplets of Belleville is artful, engrossing and oddly touching.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A superbly crafted and darkly funny real-life political thriller, with pitch-perfect performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny Nebraska. What stands out is the fullness of the character, with mannerisms and expressions that make him wholly dimensional.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Gosling and Williams have the most palpable chemistry of any screen couple this year, never striking a false note in this achingly tender tale of a love that implodes before our eyes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Unstintingly explores and exposes excruciating pain, raw grief, ruinous vengeance and life-affirming resilience, creating human portraits that are uncommonly exhilarating in their honesty. This is cinematic art in its highest form.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Only a truly visionary filmmaker could take a story largely set in a cramped canyon and give it a sense of openness and hope.

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