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 11 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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    The landscapes are so gorgeous, the philosophy so richly appealing, the narrative so epically sweeping, and the characters so intense.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A lovely piece of work.
    • Film.com
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    An exceptionally intense movie whose sheer filmmaking power ultimately transcends all its (many) limitations.
    • Film.com
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Stoppard's luxuriant, richly comic language cascades and washes over you, and, for once, more than keeps pace with the sprightly pictures.
    • Film.com
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Funny and wise, lively and contemplative, intriguingly postmodern and powerfully moving, all at the same time. It's not to be missed.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    One of the weirdest, hardest-to-place studio films I've seen in years.
    • Film.com
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Hilarious, slightly sick, and super-edgy ...the acting of its two principals, Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey, is so sublime that it's worth seeing on that grounds alone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    With Before Night Falls, Schnabel has moved to an entirely new plane of cinematic achievement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    One of the best pictures I've seen all year. Funny, touching, even inspiring at times.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    The fact that this film, so sensitive to woman's plight, was made by a man is perhaps cause for a little hope.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Hilarious and often moving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It's a superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary.
    • Film.com
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    The titillating sense of out-of-controlness provoked by the camera is echoed in the film's narrative situations, and you simply, and deliciously, haven't a clue as to what he's going to throw at you next.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    Temple's wonderfully entertaining film brings the era back in all its confused and tentatively revolutionary glory, and bracingly demonstrates that the Pistols still have the power to shock.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    One of the most troubling views of the human race I've seen in years. Luckily for us, its depressing, almost pathologically ironic vision is redeemed by the sublimity of Solondz' filmmaking. I first saw the film at Cannes last May and it's haunted me, both for its nastiness and its brilliance, ever since.
    • Film.com
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    While it has its scary moments, and while its central conceit is refreshingly imaginative, there's ultimately not much there there.
    • Film.com
    • 80 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Brunette
    It's blatantly manipulative pairing of an adorable young boy and a selfish, honesty-challenged older woman [is] so calculating that I could never get emotionally involved.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It makes us realize, suddenly, and with immense regret, what the rest of contemporary cinema so sorely lacks.
    • Film.com
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    We marvel at the almost perfect realization of a character whom we're not necessarily meant to like.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It simultaneously wows you with the stark beauty of its images, a beauty that leads to another, related kind of truth that is equally crucial. It's not to be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Irrespective of whether Pollock, as a movie, is any good -- and it is very, very good -- it's clear that Ed Harris was born to play the lead role.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Much more mythic and risk-taking than the usual Hollywood product.

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