For 1,844 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 Winter's Bone
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,844 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The special effects continue to be masterful, but villains are given a new twist, and Order of the Phoenix is all the more fun because of it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The good news is that this is not merely a few episodes cobbled together: It's a real movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If one were to fuse the literary sensibility of Jane Austen with the fanciful imaginative license of "Shakespeare in Love," what would emerge would likely be the charming tale Becoming Jane.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The lack of propriety and solemnity is precisely what makes this comic farce so uproariously funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One small documentary for a filmmaker and one giant leap in inspiration for audiences.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A rare blend of emotional content and intelligent material that makes it simultaneously gut-wrenching and thought-provoking.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Captivating and multifaceted.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There is a compelling ethical question raised skillfully that will haunt viewers. The poignant conclusion probably will incite debate.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One bad idea can unravel and ruin lives in unimaginably horrific ways.That's the concept underlying the riveting Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a sharply acted and highly entertaining morality play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    At a time when romantic comedies seem to have exhausted unique ideas, along comes Lars, an original, amusing and heartfelt tale sharply written by Nancy Oliver (Six Feet Under).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    We are slowly and mightily drawn into this intimate story, which is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    While the film is heart-wrenchingly sad, it also is mordantly funny, uncomfortably prickly and above all, unflinching in its depiction of a believable sibling relationship.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    True to its title, Elegy is a spare, meditative and melancholy film. It is a deeply affecting and profoundly observed saga about love, art, beauty and, especially, mortality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Depressing and gut-wrenching, but always powerful and gripping.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Sharply written, superbly acted, funny and even occasionally touching.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is one of the year's most intriguing dramas, with a quartet of powerful performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It may be the most disturbing film you'll see in a long time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its almost stream-of-consciousness style, Reprise offers a fresh and compelling look at the vagaries of friendship and creativity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mongol is quality escapism: an exotic saga that compels, moves and envelops us with its grand and captivating story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The laughs -- mostly crude, profane and drug-addled -- are almost non-stop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue.

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