For 1,894 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Black Swan
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With one of the best ensemble casts of any film this year, it's audacious, enthralling and uproarious.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Kids should enjoy the comic performances of the animals, and adults will appreciate the film's gentle poignancy, powerful enough to induce a lump in the throat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mongol is quality escapism: an exotic saga that compels, moves and envelops us with its grand and captivating story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bardem's soulful turn lends this haunting meditation a sense of hope and saves it from the contrived missteps it teeters toward.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The climactic rescue by Navy SEALs is riveting. But it's Phillips' devastating after-the-fact shock that leaves the most haunting impression in this ambitious, taut and captivating thriller.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    When it comes to 3-D visual splendors, give me Wonderland over Pandora any day.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer blockbusters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals, in one of Allen's best films in years.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's easily the most political of the three films. It also is the most absorbing and best in the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With Halloween bags still brimming, it's an ideal time for the inventive candy-colored fun and wicked humor that is Wreck-It Ralph.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Fincher's electrifying storytelling makes the most of unsettling visuals, large casts, complex plots and sharp dialogue.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    More fresh than retro, The Muppets bursts with charm and cheeky humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Finally, there's a big-budget popcorn movie that delivers what moviegoers hunger for: humor, action, thrills and charismatic characters. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is the summer blockbuster we've been waiting for.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Audiences meet the most memorable voices in the world of backup singers. They perform with world-famous musical acts, but theirs are not household names. Their stories, however, are inspiring, heartbreaking and enthralling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A sharp-tongued, subtly nuanced tragicomedy starring Jennifer Aniston, who shows her depth as a serious actress in this dark tale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It has been a while since we've seen such a consistently funny and entertaining road movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Not for the faint-hearted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Rarely does a first-time director make as auspicious a debut as Scott Frank has done with the haunting, engrossing and intelligent thriller The Lookout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Babel may be the most ambitious movie of the year, tackling towering communication barriers, global politics and cultural divides in a structurally complex and fascinating narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The juxtaposition between the fast-paced plays on the soccer field and the color-drenched, music-infused wedding party is a highlight of this captivating film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Flaws are outweighed by Crash's intricate construction and intelligent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Hoax lures you in with its captivating performances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Foxcatcher might just be the feel-bad movie of the year. But it's so well-acted that audiences won't want to miss its dark, chilling yet restrained story. A little less muting of this outlandish true-to-life tale, however, might have made it even more mesmerizing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A movie with memorable and engaging performances.

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