For 1,877 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Volver
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,877 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Epic battles, spectacular effects and multiple story lines make The Two Towers a most excellent middle chapter in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A clever, likable comedy that sends up sexism, satirizes Hollywood, examines family ties and features a surprisingly tender romance at its core.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A compelling drama that establishes Ryan Gosling as one of the finest actors of his generation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The clash over the house quickly escalates into a modern-day tragedy. It is a fascinating film, handsomely adapted from the book and well directed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An evocative film with a believable and subtly enthralling lead performance that gets deeply under your skin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Prisoners is infused with a poetic intensity that's rare in American thrillers. The closest cinematic comparisons would be "Zodiac," "In the Bedroom" and "Mystic River."
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Captivating and multifaceted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought a fire-breathing monster could be one of the most adorable on-screen critters since Babe?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It may be the most disturbing film you'll see in a long time.
    • 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.

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