Peter Debruge
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For 445 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 445
445 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    It’s a vibrant journey, but not a terribly illuminating one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Violet & Daisy feels radically disconnected from recognizable human behavior.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Though Resnais’ gamble seems to have failed, it’s encouraging to see a director on the brink of 90 still willing to experiment in a way most helmers half his age wouldn’t dare.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    More irrelevant than irreverent, the unworthy script from “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’s” Chris Matheson might play to apocalyptically stoned college kids, but offers nothing in the way of broader social satire, suggesting the waste of a perfectly good Reckoning — not to mention the talents of a cast far funnier than the doom-and-gloom results suggest.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Trading her improv-based filmmaking style for a more traditional screenplay-grounded model, Lynn Shelton delivers an uneven mix of half-formed conflicts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Collectively, Thanks for Sharing boasts more than enough personalities to keep things interesting, but it lacks the casual spontaneity to make these characters’ journeys anything other than predictable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    An epic showcase for mediocre CGI and slapdash screenwriting.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    In angling for suspense, this low-budget stunt relies a bit too heavily on our suspension of disbelief.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    A scrappy portrait of half a dozen renegade gold-diggers.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Visually, “Walking With Dinosaurs” dazzles with its combination of Animal Logic-animated CG creatures...and beautiful practical backgrounds... Less dazzling is the constant stream of jokey banter, which thwarts the pic’s educational potential and caps its target age awfully low.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Neither Pena nor the pic itself delivers the necessary dynamism, strained by a modest budget and too few extras to sufficiently re-create a movement that found strength in numbers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Maps struggles to mix its various genres: Part showbiz sendup, part ghost story, part dysfunctional-family drama, the movie instead comes across as so much jaded mumbo-jumbo.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Ultimately, such a stir-crazy two-hander can only be as interesting as its actors.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    This overly devout adaptation of Joe Hill’s sacrilegious text benefits from the helmer’s twisted sensibility, but suffers from a case of overall silliness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    With even less plot than in previous installments to get in the way of its inventive 3D dance scenes, this fifth pic delivers on spectacle... but lacks in chemistry.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    It all makes for clumsy-fun escapism, not bad as end-of-summer chillers go.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The script represents a too-tame middle ground, which gives the unfortunate impression that perhaps the filmmakers want us to empathize with this icky romance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The meticulously crafted world is stunning to behold, imagined to the minutest detail and photographed with the sort of dramatic lighting and dynamic camera movement rarely seen in stop-motion. Trouble is, it’s not a place most folks would care to spend any time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Ferrara finds himself imitating rather than innovating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Though colorfully embellished with authentic detail and logistically complex to bring to the screen, Ayer’s script is bland at the most basic story level, undermined by cardboard characterizations and a stirring yet transparently silly climactic showdown.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    While the scares are in short supply, there’s a surfeit of macabre, tongue-in-cheek creativity to be found here.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The film is a snarl of contradictions, starting with the discrepancy between Mann’s obsessive demand for realism and the consistently implausible screenplay.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Though no one would accuse The Bronze of not being funny, it somehow manages not to be funny often enough.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    From its opening scene, the film feels desaturated and airless, as if the intrusion of energy or color might upset the characters’ delicate task of healing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Silva assembles a loosely scripted, raucously nonconformist laffer that looks like it’s going one way, only to arrive somewhere else entirely — a change of heart that’s not at all to the advantage of a film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The tension's palpable and the deaths are gruesomely inventive (and jarringly abrupt), but the clincher is so far-fetched you may end up wishing you'd opted for the relative reality of a week in Cancun instead.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    There's a lot to be said for a movie that isn't after instant fame, but only wants to make audiences feel good.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The beauty of You Got Served is that it delivers the moves from every vantage point.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    While this Kid isn't up to "Spy Kids" standards, the good news is the film hews closer to the high-concept kids' movies of the 1980s than to all that Disney Channel goo that's been repackaged for the big screen lately.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Secret Window's premise is certainly new, even if King appears to be plagiarizing themes from himself.

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