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 Enough Said
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Its stylish and gritty authenticity is superbly suited to this murder mystery.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    An engaging and exciting family film that at times feels a bit like "The Lord of the Rings Jr."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The result is an odd, occasionally engaging but often cacophonous mishmash.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    So sobering an example of why crime doesn't pay that it could be shown to petty drug thugs to scare them straight.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Brilliantly captures the exhilaration that comes from facing death head-on. It's also an ode to joyous rivalry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Nothing is easily resolved in this complex drama, which makes it all the more honestly moving. More than anything, this is a film about a woman on a journey of self-discovery, finding her way gingerly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The story feels believable as a witty chronicle of human behavior, in contrast with the self-consciously satirical style of some indie films and the far-fetched heroics of big studio fare.