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 Enough Said
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Up
    Easily the summer's, and probably the year's, most enchanting movie, Up is a buoyant delight.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sugar is that sweetest of films: A sensitive and memorable story that surprises at every turn.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The film owes much of its success to the inspired pairing of Fincher and Sorkin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    To induce a state of dread and mesmerize with beauty is a rare, paradoxical achievement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    What results is a disarmingly honest tale of affection, both romantic and filial.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Every performance in the film is flawless.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A superbly crafted and darkly funny real-life political thriller, with pitch-perfect performances.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sarah Polley's memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology.
    • 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?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Michael B. Jordan is superbly multi-dimensional as Grant.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A marvel of well-rounded characters, strong performances and disarming chemistry, this deeply felt film is like a loving elegy to the end of childhood. It's easily one of summer's best films.
    • 79 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry.
    • 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.