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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Girl with a Pearl Earring
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,730 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Wonderfully enchanting wintry fare.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Though the narrative is a conventional one, the well-acted, suspenseful story deals in fascinatingly murky morality and mines intriguing material from a historic and complex city.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Middle-aged romance can be a dicey prospect. And it gets more complicated when children are in the picture. But it gets more complex still if the "child" is actually 21, and creepily meddlesome.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    For a movie about the power of imagination, Bridge to Terabithia is not as clever as you would hope.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It captures an authentic feel-good spirit and inspirational message that most Hollywood movies barely approximate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The History Boys is an erudite, sharply written film with consummate performances, but its origins on the stage are all too obvious.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Emotionally and viscerally compelling and retains a suspenseful, edge-of-the-seat quality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought a fire-breathing monster could be one of the most adorable on-screen critters since Babe?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Invictus, which is Latin for "unconquered," gives the poem several meanings in the context of the film. It also applies to Eastwood, who, as one of America's greatest storytellers, finds enthralling tales and fashions them with finesse and an indomitable spirit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Joaquin Phoenix gives a superbly raw and excruciatingly vulnerable performance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Prisoners is infused with a poetic intensity that's rare in American thrillers. The closest cinematic comparisons would be "Zodiac," "In the Bedroom" and "Mystic River."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It certainly stays alive in this spare and intriguing film directed by Jonathan Demme, who has helmed two previous Young concert films.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A revelation: funny, fascinating and insightful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A high-octane mind game best enjoyed by following a key character's advice: "The Source Code is a gift. Don't squander it by thinking."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Naji is an expressive actor, and so are the wonderful young non-pros who play his children.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Teacher's Pet is no "Finding Nemo," nor even "Lilo and Stitch," but it is an enjoyable family film -- particularly for younger kids -- during a time of year when such fare is lacking.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Less ambitious and more narrowly focused than the CIA saga "The Good Shepherd," Breach is a compelling, intelligent drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The look of the film, shot on digital video, is haunting and gritty. The cleaner, prettier look of 35mm would have detracted from the immediacy and sense of foreboding created in this artful blend of sci-fi and pseudo-realism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Captivating and multifaceted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    Definitely not for everyone. It's a very bleak story with uneven pacing and a narrative whose jumps in time are confusing and occasionally infuriating. But the post-apocalyptic mood blends well with its uniquely stylized look and surreal story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    The result can be palpably unnerving.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Oscar-winning animator Brad Bird seems to have accomplished the impossible with the fourth Mission: Impossible installment by injecting the 15-year-old series with newfound, breathtaking energy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This tale is both redemptive and tragic, if occasionally melodramatic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The soundtrack is mostly Elvis tunes, and Stitch even does an adorable impersonation of the King. As Elvis might put it, you can't help falling in love with Lilo & Stitch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Claudia Puig
    This gritty examination of physical and psychological wounds offers a superb performance by Marion Cotillard, who speaks volumes with her eyes, and a less convincing one by her lead co-star.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If it's challenges you're after, forget cracking "The Da Vinci Code." Wordplay captures the exhilaration that comes from navigating the ins and outs of complex puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    It's not nearly as enjoyable as one of his rambling, meditative songs, though perhaps it is aspiring to be the cinematic equivalent. Give me "Tangled Up in Blue" any day over this incoherent, tangled trip.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Taut, tightly paced and thrilling, with some of the best chase sequences -- whether by foot, taxi or Jeep -- in recent memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Emphasizes backing up wishes with hard work. That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage.