For 1,793 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Descendants
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,793 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Invictus, which is Latin for "unconquered," gives the poem several meanings in the context of the film. It also applies to Eastwood, who, as one of America's greatest storytellers, finds enthralling tales and fashions them with finesse and an indomitable spirit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Through stellar performances, clever writing and exquisite cinematography, the story is fresh and thoroughly captivating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A Sundance hit that is both absorbing and bleak, Frozen River is anchored by powerful performances, believable scenarios and excellent writing.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Both a psychological portrait and an exciting action film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A brilliantly acted and achingly bleak coming-of-age story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    While the film is not as resonant as the novel, it is an honorable adaptation, capturing the essence of the bond between father and son.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A wonderfully odd, bleakly comic and thoroughly engrossing film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its clever faux documentary style, this is the most imaginative science-fiction movie to come along in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Tarantino exercises both his obsession with vengeance and his fascination with the movies.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Depressing and gut-wrenching, but always powerful and gripping.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Pan's Labyrinth artfully fuses a war film with a family melodrama and a fairy tale. The result is visually stunning and emotionally shattering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mostly, it's just wicked fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Miyazaki creates fascinating, fluid and whimsical scenarios.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A searingly intense and artful tale that grabs hold of the viewer from its jarring and wordless opening scenes and doesn't let go.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Class is a deeply moving film about the challenges of educating children in a complex and often turbulent world.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Funny People nimbly intersperses humor and reflection. It is a rumination on mortality, fame and life choices, punctuated with Apatow's trademark raunchy humor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The film's score and editing brilliantly heighten the film's energy, keeping the audience somewhat off-kilter and unsure where things are headed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Flaws are outweighed by Crash's intricate construction and intelligent.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Like the best French cuisine, Ratatouille is ambitious and delightful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies.