For 1,914 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 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Murderball
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1914 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Rarely does a first-time director make as auspicious a debut as Scott Frank has done with the haunting, engrossing and intelligent thriller The Lookout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Babel may be the most ambitious movie of the year, tackling towering communication barriers, global politics and cultural divides in a structurally complex and fascinating narrative.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The juxtaposition between the fast-paced plays on the soccer field and the color-drenched, music-infused wedding party is a highlight of this captivating film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Flaws are outweighed by Crash's intricate construction and intelligent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Hoax lures you in with its captivating performances.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A movie with memorable and engaging performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year - or perhaps any year - to rival Beasts of the Southern Wild.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The supporting cast is strong, as is the deft, sharply witty script. Miller directs elegantly, letting the narrative unfold at a deliberate, artful pace.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This Korean-made film takes the well-worn creature-feature genre and spins it on its head thrillingly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The lack of propriety and solemnity is precisely what makes this comic farce so uproariously funny.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The coming-of-age film is poignant and comical, sitting squarely on that threshold, focusing on the time when a teen is part boy, part man and all adolescent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    If one were to fuse the literary sensibility of Jane Austen with the fanciful imaginative license of "Shakespeare in Love," what would emerge would likely be the charming tale Becoming Jane.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This sci-fi thriller has an engrossing plot and a strong cast of fully drawn characters. There's even a sweet youthful love story. In other words, it's a summer blockbuster firing on all cylinders.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Through stellar performances, clever writing and exquisite cinematography, the story is fresh and thoroughly captivating.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Alex Garland, the screenwriter of "28 Days Later" and "Sunshine," makes an auspicious directorial debut with this suspenseful mystery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Tillman Story is a probing examination of truth, decency and the American way. It also explores deception and military propaganda and lays bare the ravages of grief.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This morally ambiguous tale of dangerous liaisons and bewildering choices amounts to one of the year's most intriguing dramas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Jackson is a visionary filmmaker who is not only a technical wizard but also a master storyteller. With Jackson at the helm, you would expect dazzling special effects and epic action sequences, but what is most surprising is how heartfelt the romance feels.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A dream for fans of offbeat, well-written, subtly acted projects.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Mostly, it's just wicked fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Tarantino exercises both his obsession with vengeance and his fascination with the movies.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This adorable exercise in whimsy should give "Corpse Bride" a good fight for best-animated-film Oscar.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It is an unsettling tale told simply and chillingly by director Peter Mullan, with stand-out performances, an evocative soundtrack and spare, haunting visuals.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The story feels believable as a witty chronicle of human behavior, in contrast with the self-consciously satirical style of some indie films and the far-fetched heroics of big studio fare.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This is precisely the kind of film that parents clamor for and rarely get: a substantive, stirring, Huck Finn-style saga that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence or mindlessly entertain with crass humor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    There is a compelling ethical question raised skillfully that will haunt viewers. The poignant conclusion probably will incite debate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The young actors' performances are particularly haunting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Takes a fascinating chapter in Danish history, little-known to general audiences, and presents it engagingly.
    • 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.

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