For 1,839 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 What Maisie Knew
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,839 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This sci-fi thriller has an engrossing plot and a strong cast of fully drawn characters. There's even a sweet youthful love story. In other words, it's a summer blockbuster firing on all cylinders.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The ideal culmination of a fantasy series that has artfully blended excitement, adventure and terror with humor, kinship and love.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Another Earth proves compellingly that science, intellect and emotion can coexist in mesmerizing synchronicity on the big screen.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One Day is an aching lovely romance, but it's also an insightful look at human potential and the search for a purposeful existence.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The supporting cast is strong, as is the deft, sharply witty script. Miller directs elegantly, letting the narrative unfold at a deliberate, artful pace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Overall, however, the manner in which the film blends the tale of an imperiled boy and the history of cinema makes for an ambitious and fanciful ride.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    More fresh than retro, The Muppets bursts with charm and cheeky humor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Oscar-winning animator Brad Bird seems to have accomplished the impossible with the fourth Mission: Impossible installment by injecting the 15-year-old series with newfound, breathtaking energy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Fincher's electrifying storytelling makes the most of unsettling visuals, large casts, complex plots and sharp dialogue.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    May be far more ragtag than swashbuckling, but the film is sure-footed, witty and zany fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Literate, melancholy and magical, Moonrise Kingdom is quintessential Wes Anderson, infused with his brand of daffy wit.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is a romantic comedy for people who don't like rom-coms. There's no chance of a happy ending, but its tender mercies speak volumes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year - or perhaps any year - to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A dream for fans of offbeat, well-written, subtly acted projects.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An artful blend of tenderness and sharp, clear-eyed observations. Its characters talk like real people -- who also happen to be smart, appealing and thoughtful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    When so much of what Hollywood churns out is almost instantly forgettable, it says a lot about a film when viewers want to take time to argue, ponder and puzzle over it.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Men in movies are often just overgrown boys, and Seven Psychopaths is out to prove it - in the most twisted, hilarious way possible.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With a powerful jolt, 007 feels relevant again, with serious questions about espionage vs. cyber hacking amid the fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Through this very specific look at a critical time in Lincoln's presidency, Kushner, Spielberg and Day-Lewis work together to present an honest look at America's most revered statesman. Kushner finds an artful way to weave in the texts of the Gettysburg Address and the 13th Amendment, as well as a creative way to present Lincoln's assassination.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A spectacular high-seas epic that employs technology brilliantly and underscores the power of a vividly told story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Takes a fascinating chapter in Danish history, little-known to general audiences, and presents it engagingly.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Les Misérables is sweeping, as would be expected given the scope of the hugely popular stage musical from which it is adapted. But it's also wonderfully intimate, thanks to Tom Hooper's deft direction.

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