For 1,811 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 Hunt
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,811 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Though dialogue is kept to a minimum, the deeply felt, complex performance by Mia Wasikowska and the assured direction of John Curran render the film — based on a true story — a riveting adventure, as well as a dreamy meditative saga.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Blue Ruin is the rare film that is nearly consistently tense, the suspense only temporarily subsiding about an hour into the story. It's a welcome respite.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    One of the year's most audacious, savagely funny and unpredictable films, it features an outstanding performance by Michael Keaton as the has-been star of a superhero franchise desperate to be taken seriously.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An exploration of where science ends and spirituality picks up, this second feature from writer-director Mike Cahill (Another Earth) is captivating, suspenseful and thought-provoking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Calvary is also profoundly compelling for the light it shines on how public attitudes have changed toward the clergy in the wake of the abusive-priests scandal.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's tale.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A thoughtful film about ideas — creativity, the power of language and the eloquence of visuals — it features two impeccable performances full of vitality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    When it comes to sheer spectacle, Star Trek, as re-imagined by J.J. Abrams, delivers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The scenes in Pandora -- a planet with an Earth-like environment -- are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the experience is nerve-racking and cathartic under Campbell's skilled direction, musings on family and grief and Gibson's intense, but subtle, performance stay with us longest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Crazy Heart, based on a 1987 novel by Thomas Cobb, also has great music. Even if you're not a country music fan, the songs, by T Bone Burnett and the late Stephen Bruton, are infectious.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's an intriguing match of material and filmmaker. Dahl's distinctive, edgy storytelling seems to fit well with Anderson's idiosyncratic worldview and visuals.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though rambling and at times self-indulgent, its wit and pageantry, boosted by Heath Ledger's final performance, render it irresistible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Though the deliberate pace can feel slow to glacial at times, the visuals are gorgeous, and the melancholy mood is exquisitely evoked.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Despite its melodramatic moments, remarkable performances drive home the film's inspiring message.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a maniacal performance, complete with mad gales of laughter and insane bouts of temper. Cage doesn't go over the top, but he teeters darn close.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, Broken Embraces is a visual delight.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Emphasizes backing up wishes with hard work. That proviso is a thoughtful message for young moviegoers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Once you get past the fact that lovely Emily Blunt doesn't look anything like the dour historical pictures of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, The Young Victoria is an appealing and well-crafted, if staid, portrait of a fascinating ruler.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Moon, a superb first feature directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowie's son) and starring an impressive Sam Rockwell, is an intelligent, evocative and deceptively low-key sci-fi adventure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    By adhering to the romantic-comedy formula, The Invention of Lying stops short of being truly inventive. But enough sequences are fresh and inspired to make this a comedy honestly worth catching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    No-frills chills are what Paranormal Activity offers in unrelenting supply.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    What vaults the film above the standard sports movie is the stellar performance by Michael Sheen.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Soderbergh takes a deadly serious news story and amplifies and colors it to the point of outrageousness. The results aren't always consistent, but they are undeniably compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    A surprisingly savory treat, though it doesn't bear much resemblance to the charming classic children's book on which it's based.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    In exploring the complicated nature of family bonds, Brothers is thought-provoking. The wounds inflicted by the cruelty of a troubled parent can prove as painful as battle scars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Director Todd Phillips (Old School) has a knack for extreme scenarios and outside-the-box casting. He has made a movie that is consistently funny from start to finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Each character is decent and likable, as well as complex. The four main portrayals are outstanding -- so natural and believable that you are drawn into their story immediately.