For 1,919 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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1919 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Clever and often enchanting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Junebug has the feel of a good short story or novella.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Penn's Oscar-caliber transformation is breathtaking, and the saga of one man's fight for human rights is engrossing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caro gives the fablesque story -- based on a 1,000-year-old Maori legend -- both a contemporary and timeless quality, anchored by newcomer Castle-Hughes' powerful and haunting performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bully forces audiences to face actions that are unthinkable, inexcusable and excruciatingly sad. It offers no solutions, only the testimony of brave youths.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Frankenweenie is a love story between a boy and his dog. It is also a beautifully crafted homage to classic horror films, a study of grief and a commentary on the mysteries of science and those who narrow-mindedly fear its advances.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Spurlock comes off like a new and improved Everyman, familiar but smarter and funnier than the average Joe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Who would think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban could be an art film? Thanks to director Alfonso Cuaron, a dazzling storyteller with a keen eye for whimsical detail, the third film in the Potter franchise is a visual delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There's an epic spaghetti Western feel to Quentin Tarantino's latest action/comedy/romance hybrid that is by turns dazzling, daring, gruesome and astonishingly funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's tale.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    He lies with such conviction it's terrifying. And his galling hubris is all there for audiences to watch, absorb and puzzle over in the fascinating The Armstrong Lie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It certainly stays alive in this spare and intriguing film directed by Jonathan Demme, who has helmed two previous Young concert films.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    In less capable hands, the movie could have been maudlin. Instead, Hicks and Owen have created an intimate drama told with humor and emotion.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the year's most audacious, savagely funny and unpredictable films, it features an outstanding performance by Michael Keaton as the has-been star of a superhero franchise desperate to be taken seriously.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It captures an authentic feel-good spirit and inspirational message that most Hollywood movies barely approximate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Love and loneliness are presented, in almost equal parts, with subdued precision in the richly abundant Another Year.
    • 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
    Nuts! is a brisk, engrossing, tongue-in-cheek film that unfolds at just the right pace — and it’s a piece of American history that couldn’t feel more relevant to modern times.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Powerfully honest, insightful and poignant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Another Earth proves compellingly that science, intellect and emotion can coexist in mesmerizing synchronicity on the big screen.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Something this gleefully goofy and consistently funny would be welcome in any environment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's great to see an action-adventure family film with heart as well as humor, whimsy alongside wisdom, and a compelling narrative.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Depp deserves kudos for fashioning an original and outlandish if occasionally menacing character.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a meandering film that prompts the viewer to anticipate characters' actions. Fortunately, they don't take predictable paths.

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