For 1,923 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1923 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Through this very specific look at a critical time in Lincoln's presidency, Kushner, Spielberg and Day-Lewis work together to present an honest look at America's most revered statesman. Kushner finds an artful way to weave in the texts of the Gettysburg Address and the 13th Amendment, as well as a creative way to present Lincoln's assassination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The look of the story is an undeniable treat, and the message it weaves is both funny and sweet. Horton Hears a Who! is razzle-dazzling and artful, and it builds on Seuss' words by the clever cart-full.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This heart-rending tale also is a mesmerizing one because of several superb performances, particularly those of Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Clever and often enchanting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Junebug has the feel of a good short story or novella.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Penn's Oscar-caliber transformation is breathtaking, and the saga of one man's fight for human rights is engrossing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caro gives the fablesque story -- based on a 1,000-year-old Maori legend -- both a contemporary and timeless quality, anchored by newcomer Castle-Hughes' powerful and haunting performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bully forces audiences to face actions that are unthinkable, inexcusable and excruciatingly sad. It offers no solutions, only the testimony of brave youths.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Well-told fanciful tales aimed at children but appreciated by adults are a rarity, and The Water Horse should be savored for the exuberantly entertaining ride it offers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Frankenweenie is a love story between a boy and his dog. It is also a beautifully crafted homage to classic horror films, a study of grief and a commentary on the mysteries of science and those who narrow-mindedly fear its advances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A gripping and fascinating tale of political intrigue that spans three continents, its focus trained on the volatile Middle East. It's a global portrait of danger, deception and disillusionment, with no dearth of human casualties.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Spurlock comes off like a new and improved Everyman, familiar but smarter and funnier than the average Joe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Who would think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban could be an art film? Thanks to director Alfonso Cuaron, a dazzling storyteller with a keen eye for whimsical detail, the third film in the Potter franchise is a visual delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There's an epic spaghetti Western feel to Quentin Tarantino's latest action/comedy/romance hybrid that is by turns dazzling, daring, gruesome and astonishingly funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    He lies with such conviction it's terrifying. And his galling hubris is all there for audiences to watch, absorb and puzzle over in the fascinating The Armstrong Lie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It certainly stays alive in this spare and intriguing film directed by Jonathan Demme, who has helmed two previous Young concert films.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    In less capable hands, the movie could have been maudlin. Instead, Hicks and Owen have created an intimate drama told with humor and emotion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the year's most audacious, savagely funny and unpredictable films, it features an outstanding performance by Michael Keaton as the has-been star of a superhero franchise desperate to be taken seriously.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It captures an authentic feel-good spirit and inspirational message that most Hollywood movies barely approximate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Love and loneliness are presented, in almost equal parts, with subdued precision in the richly abundant Another Year.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Buddy movies are a Hollywood staple, but Rory O'Shea Was Here puts a new and profoundly affecting spin on the tired genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Nuts! is a brisk, engrossing, tongue-in-cheek film that unfolds at just the right pace — and it’s a piece of American history that couldn’t feel more relevant to modern times.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Powerfully honest, insightful and poignant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Another Earth proves compellingly that science, intellect and emotion can coexist in mesmerizing synchronicity on the big screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If it's challenges you're after, forget cracking "The Da Vinci Code." Wordplay captures the exhilaration that comes from navigating the ins and outs of complex puzzles.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Something this gleefully goofy and consistently funny would be welcome in any environment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's great to see an action-adventure family film with heart as well as humor, whimsy alongside wisdom, and a compelling narrative.

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