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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Hunt
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,811 movie reviews
    • 86 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deliver Us From Evil is so horrifying it makes "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" look like a walk in the park.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A superbly crafted and darkly funny real-life political thriller, with pitch-perfect performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is at once warmly humanistic and boldly innovative, raising philosophical questions but not answering them.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Anderson has taken pains to re-create the '50s with superb production design and gorgeous cinematography. But he seems less concerned with whether the audience is along for the ride. The story can leave viewers at sea, floundering to give meaning to what they are watching.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The film's score and editing brilliantly heighten the film's energy, keeping the audience somewhat off-kilter and unsure where things are headed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Miyazaki creates fascinating, fluid and whimsical scenarios.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The best action thriller of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    While the film is heart-wrenchingly sad, it also is mordantly funny, uncomfortably prickly and above all, unflinching in its depiction of a believable sibling relationship.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    What makes the movie so winning are its endearing and relatable characters who spout believable dialogue and amusing banter, steeped in clever pop-culture references and sharp observations of human nature.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Through stellar performances, clever writing and exquisite cinematography, the story is fresh and thoroughly captivating.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film employs a largely British cast that is perhaps the most impressive ensemble of any movie this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A compelling drama that establishes Ryan Gosling as one of the finest actors of his generation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    The mesmerizing, heart-tugging concert film Heart of Gold confirms Neil Young's stature as a national treasure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Farhadi's latest film is almost hypnotically compelling, spinning an intricate web of predicaments, emotional reactions and resolutions in a domestic drama that leaves the viewer reeling by its conclusion.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The movie version feels like a stately, but watered down, episode of "Masterpiece Theatre" fused with "The English Patient."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This Korean-made film takes the well-worn creature-feature genre and spins it on its head thrillingly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A shape-shifting film, it resembles a poem. At other moments, it is closer to a symphony. Most often, it approximates a fervent prayer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Michael B. Jordan is superbly multi-dimensional as Grant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    If feuds, drunken outbursts and thoughtless bed-hopping sound like fun, then A Christmas Tale is a hoot. Some wry humor runs through the course of the overly long saga. But there's not enough dark wit to mitigate the tedium and pretentiousness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One small documentary for a filmmaker and one giant leap in inspiration for audiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An exhilarating sci-fi action thriller with a powerful social and political message.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Literate, melancholy and magical, Moonrise Kingdom is quintessential Wes Anderson, infused with his brand of daffy wit.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Each character is decent and likable, as well as complex. The four main portrayals are outstanding -- so natural and believable that you are drawn into their story immediately.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    With this, possibly his most subdued film, Almodo´var reinforces his status as one of the most distinctive and talented filmmakers working today.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's a precarious balance, but Payne blends wit and poignancy so artfully it feels like an exquisitely choreographed dance.