For 1,787 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 United 93
Lowest review score: 12 Jeepers Creepers II
Score distribution:
1,787 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A riveting crime thriller, it's also a multi-generational familial saga that approaches Greek tragedy.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer blockbusters.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Bittersweet, intelligently written, deftly acted and painfully honest.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This low-key and engrossing Belfast-based drama is as much a well-acted character study as it is a thriller about the conflict in Northern Ireland.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Audiences meet the most memorable voices in the world of backup singers. They perform with world-famous musical acts, but theirs are not household names. Their stories, however, are inspiring, heartbreaking and enthralling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The net result is an entertainingly frightening film that keeps the audience in a state of alarmed, but eager, anticipation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's one of the year's finest, most complex portrayals, in one of Allen's best films in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a meandering film that prompts the viewer to anticipate characters' actions. Fortunately, they don't take predictable paths.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A clever, likable comedy that sends up sexism, satirizes Hollywood, examines family ties and features a surprisingly tender romance at its core.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Well-written, terrifically acted and compelling. It deftly avoids sentimentality and offers a window into the lives of believable, multilayered characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Prisoners is infused with a poetic intensity that's rare in American thrillers. The closest cinematic comparisons would be "Zodiac," "In the Bedroom" and "Mystic River."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    The climactic rescue by Navy SEALs is riveting. But it's Phillips' devastating after-the-fact shock that leaves the most haunting impression in this ambitious, taut and captivating thriller.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    In this spare, unusual and intimate action thriller, Redford's expressions do nearly all of the communicating. He is the sole human cast member and utters only one word during the entire movie, which covers a span of eight days. The ocean — super-charged and becalmed — gets equal billing. If this sounds bizarre, or like an exercise in tedium, it is neither.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    He lies with such conviction it's terrifying. And his galling hubris is all there for audiences to watch, absorb and puzzle over in the fascinating The Armstrong Lie.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    With one of the best ensemble casts of any film this year, it's audacious, enthralling and uproarious.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Her
    Though set in the future, Her is a timely, soulful and plausible love story.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    Farhadi's latest film is almost hypnotically compelling, spinning an intricate web of predicaments, emotional reactions and resolutions in a domestic drama that leaves the viewer reeling by its conclusion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's rambunctious and unruly, but mesmerizing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    A meticulously rendered, tasteful and moving period drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    This thought-provoking documentary addresses the origins of Vermeer's photo-realistic art with all the suspense of a thriller.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    It's a mature, intricately layered visual delight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Claudia Puig
    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
    • 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.
    • 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.