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 10.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Hammond's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story 3
Lowest review score: 10 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    With a thieves den of borderline-Shakespearian characters, a wickedly literate screenplay, potent direction by David Fincher, an exceptional ensemble cast and subject matter that speaks to a generation and well beyond, The Social Network is mesmerizing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    What MORE could audiences want from a movie than this hilarious, heartwarming entertainment for all ages?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    The film's charm and delight of discovery, plus its sterling international performances, could make it a breakout hit in theaters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    The King's Speech is a magnificent movie treat, one of the very best pictures of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    Part II gets everything right to send off Harry on a cinematic high.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    The surprisingly effective Moneyball has a smart script, solid direction and great performances.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This is not really a biopic of the great President as the title might indicate, but rather a fascinating, savvy look at the inner-workings of the political process and how things in the White House get - or don't get - done.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    If there was any doubt Ben Affleck has turned into an exceptional director, his wildly entertaining, pulse-pounding thriller Argo will handily erase those thoughts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The director of quirky fare with a rabid cult-like following has made a charming, magical and really funny new work about two unique young kids discovering love over one unforgettable summer, and it's the director's most accessible movie yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    The Descendants is that rare bird, moving, enlightening, funny and unapologetically human. It's one of the year's best pictures, one to savor and think about.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The kids, especially Néron and Nélisse are irresistible and supporting players are well-cast. Human dramas like Monsieur Lazhar are a rare breed these days and this exceptional example is one to be cherished.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    Magical and imaginative, this eye-popping masterpiece from director Martin Scorsese will transport audiences to a place they won't believe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    With a tour-de-force performance from James Franco and an imaginative shooting style that relies on two cameras and inventive angles, what could have been static and deadly dull comes blazingly to life in this powerful and compelling story of one man's will to survive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    Campanella has laced his story with twists and turns worthy of Hitchcock and the framing device of the novel (which forces the protagonist to sort out the whole thing through writing) is ingenious.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    Woody Allen's time-travelling comedy Midnight In Paris is a valentine to Paris and an absolute delight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Norton's tale of an undetected community of tiny people is perfectly suited for a cartoon and this beautifully rendered, almost old-fashioned version is a gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    Smartly emphasizing Portis' quirky dialogue and dark comic tone, the Coens show the flare that made them famous.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Let Me In eclipses "Twilight" in every way, leaving you thirsty for more of this haunting, touching and unforgettable thriller.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    With Natalie Portman dominating the action and exhibiting a screen maturity not seen from her before, this all-stops-out Grand Guignol melodrama exhibits more than enough blood, sweat and tears (emphasis on the blood) to score nicely beyond the ballet crowd.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Drive dynamically merges a terrific film noir plot with a cool retro look, evoking '60s classics like "Point Blank" and "Bullitt."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    It's an unforgettable, moving and brilliantly acted drama that richly deserves to be seen by anyone who cherishes great filmmaking.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    The holiday season just got a whole lot brighter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, Oceans is simply amazing at times, a truly remarkable and extraordinary journey under the sea that takes us places we have never been before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    This magnificent stop-motion cartoon is alive - "it's alive! - with laughs and heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    In terms of sheer originality, ambition and achievement, Inception is the movie of the summer, the movie of the year and the movie of our dreams.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    If "Heat" and "The Departed" had a baby, the result might come close to The Town, a riveting and explosive crime thriller and one of the year's best pictures.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    An exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    A Hitchcockian thriller with a bit of "Unstoppable" and a little "Unknown," Source Code is a pulse-pounding flick.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits is one of the funniest animated films in years, or to put it in terms you scallywags can understand: it's a treasure trove of laughs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race.