For 1,811 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 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Triplets of Belleville
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,811 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    One of the most extraordinary films in decades, this family drama is also one of the most ambitious in scope, having taken more than a decade to shoot. Yet it comes across as effortless and unassuming. Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Pan's Labyrinth artfully fuses a war film with a family melodrama and a fairy tale. The result is visually stunning and emotionally shattering.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Depressing and gut-wrenching, but always powerful and gripping.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The harrowing 12 Years a Slave is a mesmerizing period drama for the ages.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Like the best French cuisine, Ratatouille is ambitious and delightful.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The telling of this simple tale of survival required cutting-edge technology, but we don't notice the bells and whistles: They're on hand to immerse us in an unforgettable personal story.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The film owes much of its success to the inspired pairing of Fincher and Sorkin.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    While this decade-long look at the inner workings of the CIA is intriguing, the movie would have benefited by more character development and additional editing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sophisticated and universal yet deeply intimate, A Separation is an exquisitely conceived family drama that has the coiled power of a top-notch thriller.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Director Hayao Miyazaki treats his audience as imaginative and intelligent human beings, rather than catering to kids with rote displays of silliness, stunts and scares.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Both a psychological portrait and an exciting action film.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    At once futuristic, funny and fantastical.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    As good as each individual movie is, the third film vaults the work into the stratosphere of classic movies. Key characters are enhanced, new civilizations visited and battles fought more intensely, while feelings and motivations are plumbed more deeply and movingly.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    As played by Oscar Isaac, he's snidely funny, world-weary and deeply sad. Though his story is enigmatic, the film itself is brilliantly acted, gorgeously shot and altogether captivating.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Whereas the book was lyrical and moving, the movie is surrealistic and inventive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Class is a deeply moving film about the challenges of educating children in a complex and often turbulent world.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Rings has moments of edge-of-the-seat excitement, too, such as when the dark riders come looking for Frodo. But it's occasionally tedious when it should be captivating.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    This installment, the best of the three, is everything a movie should be: hilarious, touching, exciting and clever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Both a nostalgic throwback to the silent-picture era and an ultra-modern animated tale, the slyly humorous Triplets of Belleville is artful, engrossing and oddly touching.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The Queen is the kind of thought-provoking, well-written and savvy film that discerning filmgoers long for but rarely get.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sarah Polley's memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This is a powerful, poignant and provocative film, told in an unconventional and effective fashion.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    A compelling piece of naturalistic filmmaking, claustrophobic and thought-provoking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Every so often a film gets under our skin with its haunting authenticity, reinforcing our faith in the wonderfully transporting power of cinematic storytelling. Winter's Bone is unquestionably that film.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Her
    Though set in the future, Her is a timely, soulful and plausible love story.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The most gorgeous of all the Pixar films — which include "Toy Story" 1 and 2, "A Bug's Life" and "Monsters, Inc." —Nemo treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    One of the year's most clever and visually arresting computer-animated films, enlivened by a well-developed and credible cast of characters who just happen to be superheroes.