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

Peter Brunette's Scores

  • Movies
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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    An often affecting, if standard-issue, Hollywood biopic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    It goes without saying that the film is worth seeing simply for Bill Murray's Polonius.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Tender souls who don't like a lot of noise and violence should probably stay away from this very in-your-face film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Much more mythic and risk-taking than the usual Hollywood product.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    It's a great ride, gorgeous, silly and deeply intellectual by turns, but, for all its inventive fireworks, sad to say, it finally doesn't quite work.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    One of the weirdest, hardest-to-place studio films I've seen in years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    The filmmaker has given us two films for the price of one. Unfortunately, the second film, a gripping thriller which occupies the last 45 minutes of Space Cowboys, is much better and more involving than the first film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Love it or hate it -- and I suspect, frankly, most people are going to hate it -- this is like no other film you've ever seen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Thoroughly artificial and overly schematic, to the point of caricature even, but often lively and witty nonetheless.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    If you want to see an object lesson in how brilliant acting can transcend high concept, this movie's for you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Altman is just as nastily misogynistic as ever.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    What makes the film ultimately successful, though, is the outstanding comic talents that inhabit it, especially Zahn and Macy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    It's all overblown: too much music, too much cutting, too much zooming, too much computerized special effects, too much clanky symbolism that never works.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    One Day in September does "being there" very well -- I just wish director Macdonald had spent a little more time explaining why we should want to be there in the first place.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    An occasionally powerful, always heartfelt drama.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Compulsively watchable and its occasional lapses into that familiar Polanskian overkill are almost charming.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Consistently runs the danger of substituting cool but ultra-hyper, modern special effects for boring old human sentiment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Far from perfect, and at 122 minutes it's way too long, but after surviving an overly schematic and even hectoring first half, finally delivers the emotional goods.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    It's solid, if ultimately uninspired, July entertainment.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    Ambitious and perversely fascinating.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    By no means a bad film, but rather a way too over-eager one.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    It has its moments.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    An excellent coming-of-age story that is, for once, and very happily, focussed on a teenage girl.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    While the film's mood is dreamy, dark, and gentle, it's also very slow and seldom leads to much of a intellectual or emotional payoff.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    The human interest story that occupies fully two-thirds of this three hour plus epic is so flat and unconvincing that, for once, you find yourself longing for the disaster footage to start.