For 1,935 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Gravity
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1935 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There is a compelling ethical question raised skillfully that will haunt viewers. The poignant conclusion probably will incite debate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The young actors' performances are particularly haunting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Takes a fascinating chapter in Danish history, little-known to general audiences, and presents it engagingly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Director Kirby Dick has gone from examining sexual assaults in the military in 2012's "The Invisible War" to investigating rapes on college campuses. His is an impassioned and well-researched film that will incite outrage.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Moody, provocative and intellectually ambitious, Adoration is primed to elicit impassioned discussion among audiences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    What makes the movie so winning are its endearing and relatable characters who spout believable dialogue and amusing banter, steeped in clever pop-culture references and sharp observations of human nature.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Sometimes -- and far too rarely -- a film will hit all the right notes, with sharp, original dialogue, brilliant casting and an absorbing story. So caught up in its spell, you dread seeing the credits roll. Please Give is that movie.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The most gorgeous of all the Pixar films — which include "Toy Story" 1 and 2, "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc." —Nemo treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Well-written, terrifically acted and compelling. It deftly avoids sentimentality and offers a window into the lives of believable, multilayered characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A moving documentary that informs, entertains and inspires.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Coen brothers have fashioned a wry and riveting hybrid of a drama, Western, crime thriller and action film that is as powerful and thought-provoking as it is genre-bending.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is at once warmly humanistic and boldly innovative, raising philosophical questions but not answering them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is the rare movie that blends long scenes of meticulous research with a sweeping story and sustains a feeling of riveting suspense. Zodiac grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The movie, based on a true story, takes surprising twists and turns right up to its chilling ending and is probably the best gangster crime drama of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Taut, tightly paced and thrilling, with some of the best chase sequences -- whether by foot, taxi or Jeep -- in recent memory.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Haunting and inspiring film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Like the book, the movie blends a primitive quality with an imaginative artfulness. It also amplifies upon the story's gentle, sly wit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This genre-busting movie has the appearance of a love story but morphs into a thriller, told cleverly in a nonlinear style. Think "Sliding Doors" crossed with "The Sixth Sense," with a little "Memento" thrown in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deliver Us From Evil is so horrifying it makes "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" look like a walk in the park.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies.

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