For 1,787 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 Black Swan
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,787 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    An unflinching, powerfully visceral and haunting portrait of the tragic events aboard one of the terrorist-commandeered flights on the fateful morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With one of the best ensemble casts of any film this year, it's audacious, enthralling and uproarious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Cinematic poetry in black and white. It also is a deeply affecting tale of the power of resilience and an unflagging sense of humor through the worst of situations
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A thoroughly compelling political thriller, at once intellectually challenging and profoundly emotional.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Borat is most gloriously funny moving picture for to make people see their stupidness.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Drama, comedy, action and romance are intertwined in this gorgeously photographed and brilliantly directed film. Lead performances are thoroughly engaging despite - or perhaps because of - being wordless.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It takes a filmmaker possessed of a rare, almost alchemic, blend of maturity, wisdom and artistic finesse to create such an intimate, moving and spare war film as Clint Eastwood has done in Letters From Iwo Jima.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Ghost World draws super, natural performances.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Can be taken on many levels, and that's why it works so completely.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    In Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant transformation into the mannered writer takes your breath away.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Does the finest job of any film in painting a believable portrait of aging, capturing the sadness, confusion, anxiety and defiance of the early stages of dementia.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Let's say it without equivocation: Colin Firth deserves an Oscar for his lead role in The King's Speech as the stammering King George VI.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Up
    Easily the summer's, and probably the year's, most enchanting movie, Up is a buoyant delight.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This adorable exercise in whimsy should give "Corpse Bride" a good fight for best-animated-film Oscar.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    In this spare, unusual and intimate action thriller, Redford's expressions do nearly all of the communicating. He is the sole human cast member and utters only one word during the entire movie, which covers a span of eight days. The ocean — super-charged and becalmed — gets equal billing. If this sounds bizarre, or like an exercise in tedium, it is neither.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Gracefully acted, and the story packs a powerful punch straight to the gut.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Murderball brilliantly captures the intensity of the little-known athletic competition, offering more intimacy and drama than most Hollywood sports movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A haunting and fascinating portrait of so much that is worth exploring: the implacability of nature, the hubris of human endeavor and the line between supreme dedication and madness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Tillman Story is a probing examination of truth, decency and the American way. It also explores deception and military propaganda and lays bare the ravages of grief.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Bruce Dern gives the performance of his career as the headstrong Woody in the brilliant, wisely observed and wryly funny Nebraska. What stands out is the fullness of the character, with mannerisms and expressions that make him wholly dimensional.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Director Danny Boyle's riveting and kaleidoscopic tale, based on Vikas Swarup's debut novel "Q and A," is exquisitely adapted to the screen by Simon Beaufoy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This gem features five topnotch, multidimensional performances in one of this summer's most engaging films.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deliver Us From Evil is so horrifying it makes "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" look like a walk in the park.