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

Peter Brunette's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Eyes Wide Shut
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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    With Before Night Falls, Schnabel has moved to an entirely new plane of cinematic achievement.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Brunette
    As the late Stanley Kubrick's swansong, it fills the bill magnificently.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Sure, the territory is not exactly fresh...but the chemistry between the two leads is so explosive yet assured, and the comic timing so perfect, that the cliches are given new life.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It's a superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    It makes us realize, suddenly, and with immense regret, what the rest of contemporary cinema so sorely lacks.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A delight to the eye, ear, and mind
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A rich and challenging variation on the serial-killer genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    What's best about the film is not the hot romance, but the coldness that lies at its heart.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A strange and lovely combination of cinematic nostalgia and offbeat (gay) love story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    We marvel at the almost perfect realization of a character whom we're not necessarily meant to like.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Little Voice is that rarity, a filmed adaptation of a stage play that actually works.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    What makes the film so special is that while tickling your postmodern funnybone, it never forgets to make you care for its characters, in a welcome, and almost traditional way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Not a film for everyone. And though I deeply admire it, it's not a film that even I want to see again in the immediate future.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    One of the best pictures I've seen all year. Funny, touching, even inspiring at times.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    Harron's adaptation of Ellis's novel is brilliant, probably better than the book itself.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Brunette
    A lovely piece of work.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?