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 The Spectacular Now
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is at once warmly humanistic and boldly innovative, raising philosophical questions but not answering them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Visually exhilarating, provocative and disturbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is the rare movie that blends long scenes of meticulous research with a sweeping story and sustains a feeling of riveting suspense. Zodiac grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Taut, tightly paced and thrilling, with some of the best chase sequences -- whether by foot, taxi or Jeep -- in recent memory.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Haunting and inspiring film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This genre-busting movie has the appearance of a love story but morphs into a thriller, told cleverly in a nonlinear style. Think "Sliding Doors" crossed with "The Sixth Sense," with a little "Memento" thrown in.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deliver Us From Evil is so horrifying it makes "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" look like a walk in the park.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Blood Diamond is a gem in a season with lots of worthy movies.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is by turns comic, dark and surprisingly tender. If one must reduce it to simple description, call it a love story with a twist. Or a twisted love story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deftly balancing the students' stories with that of Courtney's, the film creates a fully rounded portrait of a corner of America rarely examined.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Viewers should know that the film's resolution, though admirably restrained and unsentimental, is devastatingly sad. Parents should take this into account. This beautifully rendered family film is told in a classic and old-fashioned style, in the best sense, providing poignant and powerful teachable moments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The documentary's scathing attack on the war in Iraq and George W. Bush's presidency is informative, provocative, frightening, compelling, funny, manipulative and, most of all, entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Brannigan is terrific as Robbie, and the entire supporting cast is superb.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its complex look at storytelling, imagination and the teacher-student dynamic, In the House is an elaborate cinematic fresco.

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