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 8.3 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A lovely piece of work.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It's a superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary.
    • Film.com
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    You'll feel moved and uplifted after watching this well-written, funny movie.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    An excellent coming-of-age story that is, for once, and very happily, focussed on a teenage girl.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    Simplistic and non-controversial, and thus is virtually guaranteed commercial success.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    It goes without saying that the film is worth seeing simply for Bill Murray's Polonius.
    • 75 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    An exceptionally intense movie whose sheer filmmaking power ultimately transcends all its (many) limitations.
    • Film.com
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A rich and challenging variation on the serial-killer genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    An often affecting, if standard-issue, Hollywood biopic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A delight to the eye, ear, and mind
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Consistently runs the danger of substituting cool but ultra-hyper, modern special effects for boring old human sentiment.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    Never more than a dull, paint-by-numbers, overly literal transcription of the book.
    • 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
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Brunette
    With the possible exception of the action sequences and the occassionally imaginitive set design, it's awful.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Brunette
    Flat and thoroughly predictable piece of filmmaking.
    • 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?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Altman is just as nastily misogynistic as ever.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Brunette
    This is a film like no other this year, and on that grounds alone you should see it.

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