For 1,784 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 Searching for Sugar Man
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,784 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    It's clever, farcical and offers wry social commentary. With its heartfelt performances, intelligent writing and subtle humor, this is easily one of the most perceptive and engaging movies of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is one of the year's most intriguing dramas, with a quartet of powerful performances.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Iron Man's biggest strength is that the fantastically armored suit doesn't overpower the intriguingly flawed character encased within.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A clever, likable comedy that sends up sexism, satirizes Hollywood, examines family ties and features a surprisingly tender romance at its core.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A spectacular high-seas epic that employs technology brilliantly and underscores the power of a vividly told story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A musical detective story, this enthralling documentary focuses on a little-known American musician whose haunting voice and poetic lyrics were essentially unknown in his own country, but had a massive impact across the globe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    To induce a state of dread and mesmerize with beauty is a rare, paradoxical achievement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The look is artfully stylized, influenced by classic film noir; the mood is dark; the performances nuanced; and the story unnervingly exciting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Relentlessly grim and grisly, 28 Weeks Later is not for the faint of heart. But its provocative post-apocalyptic theme makes for a smart and deeply unsettling film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A touching and illuminating documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    We are slowly and mightily drawn into this intimate story, which is both intellectually stimulating and emotionally moving.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals, in one of Allen's best films in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Highly imaginative and consistently amusing without pretensions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Sometimes -- and far too rarely -- a film will hit all the right notes, with sharp, original dialogue, brilliant casting and an absorbing story. So caught up in its spell, you dread seeing the credits roll. Please Give is that movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While it's the most ambitious of the three films, it's not as mesmerizing as 2008's "The Dark Knight." The plot is occasionally murky, its archvillain lacks charismatic menace, and the last hour is belabored.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the series's best, with spectacular effects, nuanced performances and witty dialogue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is the rare movie that blends long scenes of meticulous research with a sweeping story and sustains a feeling of riveting suspense. Zodiac grips you by the throat and doesn't let go.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Hustle's approach to a simple good-vs.-evil plot is eccentrically exuberant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The dazzling animation, catchy songs and Broadway-worthy dance numbers give the film even broader appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Marked by clever twists and turns, the story unfolds at just the right pace. The dialogue -- adapted by Polanski and British writer Robert Harris from Harris' novel The Ghost-- is incisive and interspersed with wit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Blue Ruin is the rare film that is nearly consistently tense, the suspense only temporarily subsiding about an hour into the story. It's a welcome respite.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While there is a vague hint of a vanity project in a few extraneous scenes, directors Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck have fashioned a compelling and rousing film that will not only appeal to Chicks fans, but make fans of those who weren't before.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This heart-rending tale also is a mesmerizing one because of several superb performances, particularly those of Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    For those who puzzled over the "Twilight" hoopla here are Adam and Eve, the artiest, most sophisticated pair of vampires to hit screens in a long time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    That this is Fukunaga's first film is astonishing, given its sharp script, technical proficiency and suspenseful pacing. The ensemble cast is top-notch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though it could probably use an intermission, Grindhouse is three hours of mostly campy fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film itself is dark and chilling, if occasionally plodding, but worth seeing for the absorbing potency of its main performances.