Peter Brunette

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For 104 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Brunette's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Filth and the Fury
Lowest review score: 10 There's Something About Mary
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 104
  2. Negative: 8 out of 104
104 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    It's solid, if ultimately uninspired, July entertainment.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Sure, the territory is not exactly fresh...but the chemistry between the two leads is so explosive yet assured, and the comic timing so perfect, that the cliches are given new life.
    • Film.com
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Brunette
    Breaks no new ground and is tedious in the extreme.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    Ambitious and perversely fascinating.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Fancher seems uninterested in developing real suspense, or incapable of it, at least until the end, when there's plenty of it, but artificially imposed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    If you're interested in heavy-lidded moodiness and lots of attitude, Phillippe and Del Toro can't be beat.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Lots of laughs, lots of fisticuffs, lots of cool toys, lots of stuff getting blown up: Who could ask for anything more from a summer movie?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    An excellent coming-of-age story that is, for once, and very happily, focussed on a teenage girl.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Altman is just as nastily misogynistic as ever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It plays lots of cool mind games with the audience -- if in an occasionally incoherent way -- and ends up providing a surprising amount of fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    Tries so hard to push all the pre-ordained buttons, and it's so anxious to be liked, nay, adored, that it left me sullen and uninvolved instead.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    The new dud from Miramax's Dimension label.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Compulsively watchable and its occasional lapses into that familiar Polanskian overkill are almost charming.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Has a charm that keeps you involved throughout.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    With the possible exception of the action sequences and the occassionally imaginitive set design, it's awful.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It's a masterpiece, a sublime tone poem that shows what cinema is capable of when it tries to do more than just tell a story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's an Egoyan film, and therefore by definition worth seeing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    An often affecting, if standard-issue, Hollywood biopic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Brunette
    Wargnier is also a lousy storyteller who seems not to understand how to shape a narrative.
    • Film.com
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It's a superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary.
    • Film.com
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    Its evocation of the politics and Zeitgeist of the late '60s is so right on, as we used to say, that it left me stunned.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    The real problem is that it's not a very good Hollywood film, and its flaccid style, cardboard characters, and paint-by-the-numbers plot make watching it a chore.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A Melancholy Delight. Its pacing will undoubtedly seem too deliberate to some, but I found first-time director Deborah Warner's The Last September a delight from beginning to end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Always consistently watchable, but you get the feeling that in the novel --- the treacle is cut with the nasty edge that Irving's writing is capable of.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A deliciously romantic story, in all senses of the word.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    The dialogue is sparkingly witty, and Phoenix and Winslet are excellent in what are, after all, meant to be fairly one-dimensional roles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    You'll feel moved and uplifted after watching this well-written, funny movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    As a primer on the arcana surrounding the profession of personal injury lawyer (more familiarly known as ambulance chaser), A Civil Action is deeply, and even passionately, informative. As a drama and character study, though, it mostly misses the mark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    An insistent, insinuating film -- both in terms of its plot and characters, and in its impact on the viewer -- Harry's effects are small-scale but so perfectly pitched that they never seem small.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    The first half of The Third Miracle is very good...but the second half of the film, alas, turns into deep TV-mode.

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