For 1,930 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 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Claudia Puig's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Lives of Others
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1930 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Deftly balancing the students' stories with that of Courtney's, the film creates a fully rounded portrait of a corner of America rarely examined.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Caché is unsettling and tense, even shocking. And its story of enduring tensions between an Algerian immigrant and a well-off French family is particularly timely.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Viewers should know that the film's resolution, though admirably restrained and unsentimental, is devastatingly sad. Parents should take this into account. This beautifully rendered family film is told in a classic and old-fashioned style, in the best sense, providing poignant and powerful teachable moments.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    True to its title, Elegy is a spare, meditative and melancholy film. It is a deeply affecting and profoundly observed saga about love, art, beauty and, especially, mortality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The documentary's scathing attack on the war in Iraq and George W. Bush's presidency is informative, provocative, frightening, compelling, funny, manipulative and, most of all, entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Brannigan is terrific as Robbie, and the entire supporting cast is superb.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With its complex look at storytelling, imagination and the teacher-student dynamic, In the House is an elaborate cinematic fresco.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Highly entertaining and informative.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Though the movie rambles in the middle, it gets back on track when Nick and Norah have a sweet encounter in an unexpected place. The soundtrack is an excellent counterpoint to the film's quirky scenarios.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    May be far more ragtag than swashbuckling, but the film is sure-footed, witty and zany fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It calmly examines death, grief and melancholy, packing an unexpectedly profound emotional gut-punch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Emerges as a potent inspirational story on the strength of its two lead performances.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A bit of a throwback, a nostalgic, easygoing Capra-esque comedy that should appeal to both youthful and older audiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Literate, melancholy and magical, Moonrise Kingdom is quintessential Wes Anderson, infused with his brand of daffy wit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It paints a complex picture of strained familial relations and a poignant look at the wounds inflicted on a sensitive soul by an unreliable parent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Brothers Bloom has it all: charming romance, jaunty adventure story, witty dialogue, gorgeous cinematography and superb performances.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A riveting crime thriller, it's also a multi-generational familial saga that approaches Greek tragedy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Little Hours is no one-trick pony. While the lunacy of nuns who swear like sailors makes a comically boisterous impression, it’s also about women in the Middle Ages forced into religious life for various reasons and how they cope, viewed through a decidedly humorous lens.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The razor-sharp satire Thank You for Smoking is the wittiest dark comedy of the year thus far. It has appeal to all sides of the political spectrum.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A spectacular high-seas epic that employs technology brilliantly and underscores the power of a vividly told story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An irreverent and witty comedy in which the events aren't predictable but are well paced.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    No
    For anyone fascinated by the political process and the powers of persuasive advertising, No is a resounding yes.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This slice of American life, as seen through the eyes of Palestinian immigrants, is nuanced, engaging and authentically observed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The Secret of Kells is a magical adventure unlike anything we've seen on screen before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With a powerful jolt, 007 feels relevant again, with serious questions about espionage vs. cyber hacking amid the fun.

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