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

Peter Brunette's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A quiet film, certainly, but it's filled with small touches that manage to get deeply under your skin by the time the final credits roll.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A very small film, as they say in the movie business, but its stylish suspensefulness is nicely leavened by Connell's obvious, and welcome, love for his hapless characters.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A deliciously romantic story, in all senses of the word.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    A completely different order of cinematic existence than any other film you're likely to see in the near or distant future.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Its series of quiet but moving realizations of the utter ubiquity of the Nazi horror in every single aspect of life, even something as hidden as a sexual sub-culture, is powerful indeed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Don't be misled by claims that you've seen this one already. You haven't, and you should.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's witty, entertaining, often funny as hell and even, at times, surprisingly wise about the human condition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    This kind of film, in its various manifestations recurring through the decades, gives us confidence that cinema can ultimately get to the heart of things.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    You'll feel moved and uplifted after watching this well-written, funny movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's an Egoyan film, and therefore by definition worth seeing.
    • 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?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Has a charm that keeps you involved throughout.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Hilarious and often moving.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Most important, the film is suffused with a light touch and a kind of begrudged humor that feels perfectly natural and unforced and that keeps you involved in the characters' plight.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Egoyan's films have always been about the intricacies and basic strangeness of human relationships, rather than about plot or snappy one-liners, but a new moral urgency seems to invigorate this film.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Far too deliberate for many--I found its generally contemplative spirit, punctuated at regular intervals by some exciting battle sequences, superb.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    An exceptionally intense movie whose sheer filmmaking power ultimately transcends all its (many) limitations.
    • Film.com
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Despite the first-rate acting, the narrative is the star of this show, so much so that you feel yourself occasionally losing interest in the travails of the characters. Instead, you hang on every word and every tiny object, every cut and bruise in the frame, looking for clues that will help you make sense of what's going on.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    This is a film like no other this year, and on that grounds alone you should see it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Richard Farnsworth shines as Alvin Straight, a role, one gets the feeling, that he has been preparing for all his life.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's far more loquacious and cerebral than your average run-of-the-mill thriller, but boy, when the relatively infrequent scares do come, they will pull you out of your seat and raise the hair on your arms.
    • Film.com
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    I was so taken by the film's sublime visual poetry, its telling silences, its finely orchestrated editing rhythms.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Authentic contemporary heroine.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    While most reviewers will accuse it of sentimentality (a charge that is justified), audiences, who don't feel the need to appear rigorous and tough-minded all the time, will flock to it in droves.
    • Film.com
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Gorris has beefed up the role of Natalia (Watson), with the end result that the film's emphasis is appropriately divided between the two characters in an emotionally satisfying way.