For 171 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Hammond's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 10 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    They’ve shed all of the Brit-centric political aspects and updated it to make a riveting, pulse-pounding suspense thriller that really does keep you on ‘edge.’
    • 25 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Entertaining, full of laughs and, as far as chick flicks go, is a sweet, romantic trip worth taking for audiences so inclined.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    An entertaining fright movie that’s crazy fun and full of genuine scares.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    In a brief supporting role Meg Ryan is also fine along with Brian F. O’Byrne and Will Patton. Shannon Kane is memorable as the prostitute Gere hooks up with.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    For those looking for the rare romantic youth drama without vampyric overtones or other gimmicks, Remember Me should satisfy and it works as a much-needed change of pace for the talented Pattinson who remains one of the most watchable of our young stars.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Gordon is bit too good looking to really be the Greg Heffley the books detail, but he's not obnoxious in the role and will appeal to the target 'tween set.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Full of high flying action, nifty monsters, valiant heroes, plotting villains and impressive CGI.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Yet another movie marketed with the line “From the author of The Notebook,” The Last Song is distinguished from other Nicholas Sparks adaptations because it’s the first screenplay the best-selling novelist has written himself.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    The Losers not only looks like a low rent, buttoned-down version of The A-Team, but it also resembles a hybrid of other flicks like "Mission: Impossible" and "Inglourious Basterds."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Odd but endearing, The Good Heart has just exactly that--a good heart--mixed with a simplistic story that comes recommended as a showcase for two fine actors at the top of their game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    The story behind brothers Logan and Noah Miller getting their movie made is almost better than what’s onscreen, but the film is heartfelt and engaging enough to be worthy of attention.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Big and brash with a fantasia of battles and chases thrown in to keep the young ones enthralled for its nearly two-hour running time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Love Ranch proves to be a provocative, highly entertaining and surprisingly touching peek into a unique world movies don't often explore.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Back for a third go-around, the Step Up franchise is still as light on story as it is on its feet, but audiences looking to get a cinematic workout from the high-stepping action served up here could do a lot worse.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    A who's who of classic action stars light up the screen for pure combustible entertainment in Sly Stallone's The Expendables, a sort of "Dirty Dozen" meets "Inglourious Basterds"--and then some.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    In some ways the film is reminiscent of "It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" with the theme of greed and a gaggle of people all after a piece of the pot, but Lottery Ticket pays off on the laughs with a strong message about using sudden riches responsibly and the importance of giving back to the community.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Rogen isn't the obvious choice for a comic book icon but he forces his personality onto this material with an ingratiating ease.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    The film is a really entertaining look at the Bieber phenomenon; the music in Never Say Never is great and Bieber proves himself to be the real thing as a musician and performer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Wilson is nicely restrained as a loving husband caught in a middle-aged crisis, while Sudeikis makes a great foil as a guy in over his head.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Even better than the first edition, in its own sitcom-ish ways.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    With a terrific cast led by Reeves, Vera Farmiga and a splendid James Caan, this is a fun comedy with irresistible heist and heart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    A highly entertaining and richly human movie experience with a gem of a performance from Jenna Fischer.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    If "Harold and Maude" hadn't already gotten there 40 years ago, this quirky but engaging trifle might seem refreshingly original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Call it Prosthetic Flipper, but the truly inspiring Dolphin Tale is perfect family entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Aimed at kids, Arthur Christmas could be a little trying if you're over 10, but if you want an easygoing flick to get you into the mood for the holidays you could do a lot worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Overall it's a game effort but despite its strong ambitions and provocative themes, Shame may leave you just like its main protagonist - in need of a very cold shower.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    This Americanized version of the 2008 Nordic thriller "Reykjavik Rotterdam" transfers the original's gritty, violent action into an entertaining and intense starring role for Mark Wahlberg.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Inspiring, real and heartwarming, Big Miracle is something of a miracle itself - a family film everyone in the family can love that doesn't talk down to its audience and makes more salient political points than "Free Willy" or "Dolphin Tale."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Strictly for kids, but pure movie fun nonetheless,
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Sure you could just go and rent the original DVDs, but this kind of gut-busting, hit 'em in the groin humor is still funny as hell, especially in the hands of the Farrelly Brothers.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    What to expect from What to Expect When You're Expecting: laughs, heart and a terrific ensemble of actors doing what they do best.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    It's a magical film in the vein of E.T. where an otherworldly event changes a family forever.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    One of the summer's great escapes - no mean feat in a year that has attempted, but failed, to provide fun, mindless, movie fare.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Rebooting novelist James Patterson's famous Alex Cross character for the big screen, Tyler Perry aims at new cinematic territory and scores a bullseye as the Detroit detective embroiled in a hunt for a mega-evil killer that turns personal.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    With a sure-to-be-talked about performance by Sean Penn and the dueling themes of overcoming depression and revenge against Nazi atrocities, This Must Be The Place is anywhere BUT the place for moviegoers who aren't in the mood for something different.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    A competent period costume drama, this intimate character study is light as air - and probably more suited to Masterpiece Theatre than as a major theatrical release.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    Columbus knows his way around this kind of material even if some of the special effects look like they came from Deep Discount. The gods are well-rendered, but nothing special. Still for the Potter crowd, Percy provides a nice diversion until the real thing comes along.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    Easygoing effort at times feels over-baked and too full of Perry’s now-trademarked melodramatics, but nevertheless should hit squarely at the target audience of the older African-American women that can’t seem to get enough of what this director dishes out.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    Although it’s formulaic in the extreme, The Back-up Plan is an easygoing romantic comedy treat for fans of Jennifer Lopez.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    Channing doesn't bring any new tricks to the table but with her character's tenacious and spirited nature she's fun to have around for a few brief scenes.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    Blame director Troy Nixey for lacking the touch, or blame the basic material which is better suited to TV - either way, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark never gets you jumping out of your seat.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    The result is an odd, very personal film that the pop star-turned-director has made with tender loving care, but the results of the final final film are mixed.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    This PG-13 scare-fest is more psychological terror than blood and guts, and should satisfy-not repulse-young genre fans.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Essentially a B-movie dressed up with A-level special effects, Legion looks spiffy but sounds bad with a lot of overwritten dialogue scenes and predictable action.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Strictly for 6 year olds, this uninspired, one-joke comedy is full of too many misfired gags and weak comic setups to cross over to anyone whose head reaches above the seat back.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    An amusing turn from Steve Buscemi in the title role and some sporadically funny, off-beat dialogue provided by debuting writer/director Hue Rhodes make for a passable, if forgettable, little time passer.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    If so inclined for a breezy, violent time-waster audiences could do worse. Travolta sadly can do so much better.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Don McKay just never seems to be able to blend its noir elements into a story that makes us care one way or the other.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Offers very little new for those who saw the original.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Too introverted and gimmicky for its own good.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    The basic feeling you get out of this version is ‘been there-done that.’
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    This Arthur feels flat and lifeless, especially when compared to its highly successful predecessor.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    The film, released in both 2D and 3D, delivers lots of freshly minted CGI'd action (eventually) but none of it grabs you. There's just something too synthetic about the whole enterprise - it's fantasy tipped over into fakery.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Almost totally devoid of charm and genuine laughs despite the presence of star Kevin James and a wonderful veteran voice cast for the creatures.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Sadly, the documentary just doesn't have enough coherent passages to make anything about this now seemingly ancient journey compelling for contemporary audiences.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    Even with a big name cast that includes three Oscar winners - Halle Berry, Robert De Niro and Hilary Swank - New Year's Eve is at best a pleasant diversion.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Hammond
    The emotions are flat, predictable and forced when they ought to be romantic.

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