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 Happiness
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
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Gorris has beefed up the role of Natalia (Watson), with the end result that the film's emphasis is appropriately divided between the two characters in an emotionally satisfying way.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    While most reviewers will accuse it of sentimentality (a charge that is justified), audiences, who don't feel the need to appear rigorous and tough-minded all the time, will flock to it in droves.
    • Film.com
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    One of the weirdest, hardest-to-place studio films I've seen in years.
    • Film.com
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    Much more mythic and risk-taking than the usual Hollywood product.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Brunette
    It goes without saying that the film is worth seeing simply for Bill Murray's Polonius.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    It's solid, if ultimately uninspired, July entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Altman is just as nastily misogynistic as ever.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    An occasionally powerful, always heartfelt drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Thoroughly artificial and overly schematic, to the point of caricature even, but often lively and witty nonetheless.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Brunette
    Consistently runs the danger of substituting cool but ultra-hyper, modern special effects for boring old human sentiment.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    Ambitious and perversely fascinating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    An excellent coming-of-age story that is, for once, and very happily, focussed on a teenage girl.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    By no means a bad film, but rather a way too over-eager one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Brunette
    It has its moments.
    • 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
    • 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