For 1,844 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 Queen
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,844 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A marvel of well-rounded characters, strong performances and disarming chemistry, this deeply felt film is like a loving elegy to the end of childhood. It's easily one of summer's best films.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    An artful examination of a small town and small-mindedness and the potential for full-blown, large-scale evil. But it's strangely bloodless.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    At its best in scenes featuring Hathaway's mercurial character. It's a triumphant and darkly nuanced role for her and a departure from the more lighthearted comedic performances she has given.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Foxcatcher might just be the feel-bad movie of the year. But it's so well-acted that audiences won't want to miss its dark, chilling yet restrained story. A little less muting of this outlandish true-to-life tale, however, might have made it even more mesmerizing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Not only a stirring history lesson and an action-packed war film, Glory is also a ferocious statement about enduring discrimination that resounds today.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    An intriguing, if meandering, escape from the summer blockbusters.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    When was the last time you saw a blockbuster that was impeccably executed and simultaneously thought-provoking, audacious and unnerving while consistently being fun and entertaining?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A Sundance hit that is both absorbing and bleak, Frozen River is anchored by powerful performances, believable scenarios and excellent writing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Eastern Promises has a compelling story and strong performances to back up what may seem excessive or sensationalistic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What vaults the film above the standard sports movie is the stellar performance by Michael Sheen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    With its original performances that can't be reduced to simplistic labels, Juno is charming, honest and terrifically acted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Secret in Their Eyes is that rare police procedural that engages emotions as well as intellect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The result is raunchy, energetic, sharp-eyed and a bit rambling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Gosling and Williams have the most palpable chemistry of any screen couple this year, never striking a false note in this achingly tender tale of a love that implodes before our eyes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Secret of Kells is a magical adventure unlike anything we've seen on screen before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    What results is a disarmingly honest tale of affection, both romantic and filial.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What the film does best is remind us of the brilliance of Keats flame and how it was extinguished far too early.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A brilliantly acted and achingly bleak coming-of-age story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    No
    For anyone fascinated by the political process and the powers of persuasive advertising, No is a resounding yes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Though it's no "Monty Python," Hot Fuzz is a clever, over-the-top marriage of mayhem and merriment.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With a powerful jolt, 007 feels relevant again, with serious questions about espionage vs. cyber hacking amid the fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Richly layered, deliberately paced, dealing with difficult emotions and life decisions, it feels like a moody wintry afternoon.

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