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 A Better Life
Lowest review score: 10 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This is purely warm, wonderful, wise and hilarious family entertainment that is fantastic movie fun for everyone.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Europe's Most Wanted is so full of laughs and great characters, it's easily the best in the series. Like "Toy Story 3," the Madagascar gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Ted
    Movies don't get much funnier than Ted.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Kids should especially like this magnificent and heartwarming look at the life of young Oscar.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    It's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Savages is one of Stone's best movies with a ménage et trois love story giving some human dimension to its three young leads.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The exploitation title may not do it any favors, but this biopic based on the incredible life journey of Sam Childers is gripping, inspirational and well told.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Uncomfortably tense but worth savoring, particularly because of Tilda Swinton's devastating lead performance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Deftly veering from comedy to drama, director David Frankel (who also guided Streep to one of her 17 Oscar nominations in "The Devil Wears Prada") never loses sight of the humanity and universality of the situation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    A smart, winning and comic, if at times bittersweet, treat.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Clint Eastwood and a superb cast hit it out of the park in Trouble With The Curve, a great entertainment filled with heart, humor, family drama and fantastic acting.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Ultimately an inspiring, stirring and unforgettable human drama in the face of a horrifying war. It is highly recommended.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Easily one of the year's best films and one of the best ever in the well-worn cop genre.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This film stands out as one of the year's best.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This smart and sophisticated romp takes surprising directions as it examines the creative process of writing, the delicate balance of relationships, and the mysteries of men and women.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a sweet surprise, a funny, touching terrific and quite wonderful movie that gets it all right about the joys and heartbreaks of growing up circa 1991.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    A "Good Evening" indeed at the movies.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    The Book of Eli takes the violent, gritty feel of a spaghetti western, marries it with elements of "The Road," places it in the future and gives it a spiritual twist.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Like "The Blind Side," this is an inspiring and compelling true story. Harrison Ford is at the top of his game in this remarkable film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Stylish, globe hopping, action-packed comedy that starts at full blast and never lets up.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    This revved-up movie version offers a perfect mix of non-stop thrills and clever dialogue, mixed with an engagingly light touch. Nobody is taking anything too seriously here, and that's the fun of it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Mixing old-fashioned content and state of the art effects, this Jerry Bruckheimer production trades ‘pirates' for ‘princes' to revive the swashbuckling, sword fighting spirit of the sort Douglas Fairbanks or Errol Flynn specialized.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Performances are generally first-rate with Hopkins exhibiting an ease and laid-back approach that serves Adam perfectly.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Fans of the first will not be bored. This Iron Man may not be the Godfather II of comic book movie sequels critics hope for but it is a complete blast anyway.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    A fascinating, strangely funny and remarkable film about events so incredible you'll likely have a hard time believing what you see onscreen.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    It's funny, clever, touching and real.