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

Peter Brunette's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A delight to the eye, ear, and mind
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's epic in every sense of the word, and like most of Chen's historical dramas, not easy to follow.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    What's best about the film is not the hot romance, but the coldness that lies at its heart.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    We've seen the clash of cultures and generations before,--- but never quite so humorously. This time, the focus is on the Pakistanis living in England, and it's quite amazingly done, perky and inventive to the core.
    • 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.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A strange and lovely combination of cinematic nostalgia and offbeat (gay) love story.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    An often affecting, if standard-issue, Hollywood biopic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    You'll feel moved and uplifted after watching this well-written, funny movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    Authentic contemporary heroine.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    It's an Egoyan film, and therefore by definition worth seeing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    It goes without saying that the film is worth seeing simply for Bill Murray's Polonius.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    A dud. Neither sweet nor low-down enough by half.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Brunette
    This reprehensible and deeply unfunny film is obviously critic-proof.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    It has its moments.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Little Voice is that rarity, a filmed adaptation of a stage play that actually works.
    • Film.com
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    As the late Stanley Kubrick's swansong, it fills the bill magnificently.
    • Film.com

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