For 1,917 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 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1917 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's hard to imagine how a film built around one-on-one interviews could be entertaining, but Frost/Nixon could not be more enthralling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Michael B. Jordan is superbly multi-dimensional as Grant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    One of the best films of the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's a rare film that can challenge our minds and rattle our nerves so profoundly. This is unequivocally a thriller for adults. A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Every performance in the film is flawless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    This Pride & Prejudice is a stellar adaptation, bewitching the viewer completely and incandescently with an exquisite blend of emotion and wit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought that one of the most provocative and affecting films made about the fallout from 21st century divorce would have emanated from a 19th century novel?
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The exhilarating, inventive and suspenseful story hinges on a pair of commanding performances.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sophisticated and universal yet deeply intimate, A Separation is an exquisitely conceived family drama that has the coiled power of a top-notch thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    An outstanding lead performance by Mads Mikkelsen (who won best actor for the role at Cannes in 2012) anchors this hauntingly layered and nuanced drama of a man falsely accused of a terrible deed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Cinematic poetry in black and white. It also is a deeply affecting tale of the power of resilience and an unflagging sense of humor through the worst of situations
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A rich gem expertly told in a surprisingly scant 95 minutes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The best action thriller of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Can be taken on many levels, and that's why it works so completely.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A monumentally moving experience, from the powerful acting by Javier Bardem to the evocative music, composed by the director, Alejandro Amenábar.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A shape-shifting film, it resembles a poem. At other moments, it is closer to a symphony. Most often, it approximates a fervent prayer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    That this is Fukunaga's first film is astonishing, given its sharp script, technical proficiency and suspenseful pacing. The ensemble cast is top-notch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The latest version of Hardy's 1874 classic works on all levels. Foremost, it is brilliantly directed by Thomas Vinterberg,who also made two other masterful dramas, 2012's "The Huntand" 1998's "The Celebration."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    In Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant transformation into the mannered writer takes your breath away.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The Queen is the kind of thought-provoking, well-written and savvy film that discerning filmgoers long for but rarely get.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The film owes much of its success to the inspired pairing of Fincher and Sorkin.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    With its original performances that can't be reduced to simplistic labels, Juno is charming, honest and terrifically acted.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Director Hayao Miyazaki treats his audience as imaginative and intelligent human beings, rather than catering to kids with rote displays of silliness, stunts and scares.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Drama, comedy, action and romance are intertwined in this gorgeously photographed and brilliantly directed film. Lead performances are thoroughly engaging despite - or perhaps because of - being wordless.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    To induce a state of dread and mesmerize with beauty is a rare, paradoxical achievement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It takes a filmmaker possessed of a rare, almost alchemic, blend of maturity, wisdom and artistic finesse to create such an intimate, moving and spare war film as Clint Eastwood has done in Letters From Iwo Jima.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It is one of the year's best films and perhaps the finest modern film about World War II.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The telling of this simple tale of survival required cutting-edge technology, but we don't notice the bells and whistles: They're on hand to immerse us in an unforgettable personal story.

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