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 The Constant Gardener
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,784 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    A monumentally moving experience, from the powerful acting by Javier Bardem to the evocative music, composed by the director, Alejandro AmenĂ¡bar.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This year's wittiest animated adventure saga.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The film is easier to admire than to fully grasp or be moved by it. Still, it's worth surrendering to the dream.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    The dialogue, delivered mostly in Southern accents, is intended to be funny and fresh, but much of this Western-influenced sci-fi adventure story feels reheated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Forest Whitaker is astoundingly multifaceted and convincing as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. In the performance of his career, he fully inhabits the part of the barbaric and charismatic ruler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    In a season filled with dark-themed films, it stands out as an elegantly mounted, surprisingly humane but terrifying horror thriller well worth seeing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bully forces audiences to face actions that are unthinkable, inexcusable and excruciatingly sad. It offers no solutions, only the testimony of brave youths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mongol is quality escapism: an exotic saga that compels, moves and envelops us with its grand and captivating story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Farmiga never seems to strike a false note in any role, but this is perhaps her most reflective and multi-layered performance.
    • 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
    While the tension is sometimes muted, this is more than a procedural round of spy games. The deliberately paced but riveting film is made all the better because of Hoffman's breathtakingly nuanced portrayal.
    • 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.