For 1,839 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 Queen
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,839 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's rambunctious and unruly, but mesmerizing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Claudia Puig
    At its best, it's a gentle meditation on mortality. But at weaker moments it feels meandering and strangely empty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    About a Boy is a rarity in many ways. It's a well-written, witty film whose memorable characters grapple with the nature of family, love, friendship and despair. Even its soundtrack, by Badly Drawn Boy, is perfectly pitched.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    There is no question that the organization is a riveting subject for a film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Serves up an irresistible helping of delicious fun with writing that is tart and sharp and a story infused with sweetness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Highly entertaining and informative.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Claudia Puig
    Who would have thought that one of the most provocative and affecting films made about the fallout from 21st century divorce would have emanated from a 19th century novel?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Frankenweenie is a love story between a boy and his dog. It is also a beautifully crafted homage to classic horror films, a study of grief and a commentary on the mysteries of science and those who narrow-mindedly fear its advances.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A touching story of hope, vitality and art rising from the bleakest conditions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Think of it as a thrill ride with gravitas.
    • 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
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    While it reaches for the stars, director Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is a flawed masterpiece...The story is ever-ambitious, sometimes riveting and thought-provoking, but also plodding and hokey and not as visionary as its cutting-edge special effects.
    • 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
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The most endearing character in Disney's animated superhero animated movie is a one-man Affordable Care Act. (Make that a one-robot ACA.)
    • 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.

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