For 1,730 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 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Through its detailed depiction of the lead character and McConaughey's outstanding portrayal, Dallas Buyers Club enlightens compellingly without sermonizing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Crazy Heart, based on a 1987 novel by Thomas Cobb, also has great music. Even if you're not a country music fan, the songs, by T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton, are infectious.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's an intriguing match of material and filmmaker. Dahl's distinctive, edgy storytelling seems to fit well with Anderson's idiosyncratic worldview and visuals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Drawing upon "Wag the Dog," "Dr. Strangelove" and "This Is Spinal Tap," this sardonic tale is adapted from the critically acclaimed BBC series "The Thick of It."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    When it comes to sheer spectacle, Star Trek, as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Features the season's most tragic heroine along with some of the liveliest dead people ever seen on film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Jiro is a thoughtful engineer and a romantic, not a soldier. And The Wind Rises conveys the visual poetry of its titular reference.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Audiences meet the most memorable voices in the world of backup singers. They perform with world-famous musical acts, but theirs are not household names. Their stories, however, are inspiring, heartbreaking and enthralling.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The climactic rescue by Navy SEALs is riveting. But it's Phillips' devastating after-the-fact shock that leaves the most haunting impression in this ambitious, taut and captivating thriller.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Drag Me to Hell is unlike any scary thriller in a while: frightening, frenzied and fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Timeliness can be tricky to pull off convincingly in movies. It's tough to capture an era while it's still happening, yet Up in the Air does so brilliantly, with wit and humanity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caché is unsettling and tense, even shocking. And its story of enduring tensions between an Algerian immigrant and a well-off French family is particularly timely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is an unsettling tale told simply and chillingly by director Peter Mullan, with stand-out performances, an evocative soundtrack and spare, haunting visuals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Peter O'Toole's tour-de-force performance makes Venus a movie not to be missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Only a truly visionary filmmaker could take a story largely set in a cramped canyon and give it a sense of openness and hope.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film's most climactic moments involve the chilling audiotapes of avaricious Enron traders as they toy with California's energy crisis, wringing millions in profits from the misfortune of an entire state.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is precisely the kind of film that parents clamor for and rarely get: a substantive, stirring, Huck Finn-style saga that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence or mindlessly entertain with crass humor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A masterwork of suspense, romance and political intrigue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Well-written, terrifically acted and compelling. It deftly avoids sentimentality and offers a window into the lives of believable, multilayered characters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Sugar is that sweetest of films: A sensitive and memorable story that surprises at every turn.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    This Pride & Prejudice is a stellar adaptation, bewitching the viewer completely and incandescently with an exquisite blend of emotion and wit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The young actors' performances are particularly haunting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Neil Young once said: It's better to burn out than it is to rust. But moviegoers are lucky Anvil didn't take Young's advice. Who knew heavy metal could seem like fine art when it rusts?
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's a rare film that can challenge our minds and rattle our nerves so profoundly. This is unequivocally a thriller for adults. A deftly written, tautly suspenseful and intellectually demanding morality tale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Powerfully disturbing.