For 1,787 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Nebraska
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,787 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A revelation. One rarely sees American-made movies that are so unafraid to explore emotional cruelty and portray the consequences without positing easy answers or attaching happy endings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    More coming-of-age story than biopic, this Guevara odyssey is a transformative adventure well worth watching.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enchantingly beautiful and moving film.
    • 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
    Powerfully disturbing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An endearing, occasionally sentimental story told with depth and substance.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Even for non-fans, Revenge of the Sith is engrossing, and fans of the series will likely be over the moon -- and into another galaxy -- with this film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Clever and often enchanting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A cinematic experience that is dazzlingly different from anything currently in theaters, March of the Penguins captivates with its straightforward but powerful story of dogged determination, survival against harsh odds and sacrifice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Depp deserves kudos for fashioning an original and outlandish if occasionally menacing character.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Junebug has the feel of a good short story or novella.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The kind of well-acted, genuine heartwarmer that some people complain Hollywood doesn't bother making anymore. And in this case, Hollywood didn't.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is precisely the kind of film that parents clamor for and rarely get: a substantive, stirring, Huck Finn-style saga that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence or mindlessly entertain with crass humor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A haunting and fascinating portrait of so much that is worth exploring: the implacability of nature, the hubris of human endeavor and the line between supreme dedication and madness.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Features the season's most tragic heroine along with some of the liveliest dead people ever seen on film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This morally ambiguous tale of dangerous liaisons and bewildering choices amounts to one of the year's most intriguing dramas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The young actors' performances are particularly haunting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This adorable exercise in whimsy should give "Corpse Bride" a good fight for best-animated-film Oscar.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Not for the faint-hearted.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller. With Jackson at the helm, you would expect dazzling special effects and epic action sequences, but what is most surprising is how heartfelt the romance feels.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Pierce Brosnan is the anti-Bond in The Matador. And though he's anything but suave, sophisticated or debonair, he's a joy to behold.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caché is unsettling and tense, even shocking. And its story of enduring tensions between an Algerian immigrant and a well-off French family is particularly timely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Joyeux Noël is gritty and disturbing with its extended scenes of war and destruction. It also is emotional, even a touch sentimental.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The razor-sharp satire Thank You for Smoking is the wittiest dark comedy of the year thus far. It has appeal to all sides of the political spectrum.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Inside Man may be a cat-and-mouse game, but it's far from predictable. What could have been a straightforward thriller is unusually clever, visually captivating and unfailingly entertaining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Haunting and inspiring film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It captures an authentic feel-good spirit and inspirational message that most Hollywood movies barely approximate.
    • 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.