For 1,797 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 3.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Descendants
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,797 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A haunting and disturbing film, set in 1938, about "widow houses." Though occasionally overwrought, it emerges as life-affirming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This charming but slight tale has warmth, wit and interesting characters compassionately portrayed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, Broken Embraces is a visual delight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Mottola, who wrote and directed 1996's "The Daytrippers," crafts smart, witty dialogue. But the movie suffers in tone. While much of the story feels like a brainier John Hughes comedy, it veers into more dramatic terrain and loses focus.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Inside Man may be a cat-and-mouse game, but it's far from predictable. What could have been a straightforward thriller is unusually clever, visually captivating and unfailingly entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Compelling, poignant and gently funny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Touching, but not cloying, uplifting and hopeful but never sappy and also just plain funny. There is not a false note among the five core performances, nor a false word in Sheridan's script.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Captures a potent sense of the Old West with its multidimensional raw performances and captivating final shootout sequence. But with its emphasis on emotional truths, it transcends the confines of a cowboy movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The look of this version may be the finest of the 27 Jane Eyre film and television re-tellings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A gripping and fascinating tale of political intrigue that spans three continents, its focus trained on the volatile Middle East. It's a global portrait of danger, deception and disillusionment, with no dearth of human casualties.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Jennifer Hudson is the heart and soul of Dreamgirls. When she's on the screen, the movie shines. When she's not, the whole endeavor suffers.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    Glimmers of a fascinating and lively period film surface and fade in the first half-hour of The Immigrant. What predominates is a dully morose, overheated and implausible story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The film is not without flaws. It glosses over the story of the dissolution of Whitaker's marriage and does not delve deeply enough into the source of his problems with his son. A romance with recovering junkie Nicole (Kelly Reilly) rarely rings true.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    An outstanding lead performance by Mads Mikkelsen (who won best actor for the role at Cannes in 2012) anchors this hauntingly layered and nuanced drama of a man falsely accused of a terrible deed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Blue Car is like an unpolished sapphire, at once harshly realistic and resplendent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The concert footage is mesmerizing; the planning leading up to the show is pedestrian.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A horror movie that follows none of the predictable paths of the genre, it offers disturbing psychological drama and nuanced chills rather than outright terror.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Every second Helen Mirren is on-screen in The Last Station is a study in peerless talent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Much like Annie Hall did for a previous generation, (500) Days of Summer may be the movie that best captures a contemporary romantic sensibility.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An excellent adaptation of a wonderful work of fiction (The Age of Grief).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    For those who like their spoofs silly and their cartoonish gore vivid, Shaun offers some amusement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Despite the sad denouement, it's still the love story of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    With its introduction of wonderfully memorable characters and blend of humor, action and catchy tunes, Guardians is perfectly pitched escapist fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Profound and superbly acted, with a moving script superbly adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer-winning play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The movie, based on a true story, takes surprising twists and turns right up to its chilling ending and is probably the best gangster crime drama of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Mud
    Endearing and believable, the two actors playing Ellis and Neckbone are pitch-perfect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Side-splitting laughter, along with some powerful cringing, are likely to be audiences' dominant reactions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Powerfully honest, insightful and poignant.