For 1,894 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Whiplash
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,894 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Think of it as a thrill ride with gravitas.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A rare hybrid that perfectly blends the dazzle of a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a provocative sci-fi action film with dynamite special effects, a powerful humanistic theme with echoes of real-life social conflicts, and a truly wondrous performance by Serkis.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A gently funny ensemble comedy that feels less like a movie than a short story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Thirty pounds lighter, all cheekbones and bulging eyes, Gyllenhaal plays one of the year's most memorable characters in this dark, provocative drama.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The year's most riveting documentary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Foxcatcher might just be the feel-bad movie of the year. But it's so well-acted that audiences won't want to miss its dark, chilling yet restrained story. A little less muting of this outlandish true-to-life tale, however, might have made it even more mesmerizing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's easily the most political of the three films. It also is the most absorbing and best in the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Translating solitary musings, raw despondency and personal enlightenment into arresting visuals is a substantial feat and novelist/screenwriter Nick Hornby was the perfect choice to convert the fascinating book into a lively script.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Director Kirby Dick has gone from examining sexual assaults in the military in 2012's "The Invisible War" to investigating rapes on college campuses. His is an impassioned and well-researched film that will incite outrage.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Alex Garland, the screenwriter of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine," makes an auspicious directorial debut with this suspenseful mystery.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    These characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and talented cast and you won't be disappointed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The only character we get to know fully as she evolves from child to older woman is Vivi. Too bad the movie didn't also trace the lives of her "sisters." That might have been divine.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's a rare romantic comedy/road picture that's not only flat-out funny, but also presents complex and well-developed characters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Stands apart for its raw, quiet emotion and its shattering sense of truth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Fortune is smiling down on veteran filmmaker Robert Altman with Cookie's Fortune.
    • USA Today
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    O
    Artful and emotionally compelling.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    It's Barrymore's most ambitious role to date. She proves she is maturing as an actress.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    This tale is both redemptive and tragic, if occasionally melodramatic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The interwoven stories are haunting, but also darkly funny.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    May not be a straightforward bio, nor does it offer much in the way of Barris' motivations, but the film is an oddly fascinating depiction of an architect of pop culture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Sweet, family-friendly and philosophically complex, Tuck Everlasting is an unexpected delight.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Claudia Puig
    Displays so much promise with its beautiful cinematography and superb portrayal by Cate Blanchett that you scarcely notice (or even care) that the story is a bit thin.

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