Peter Debruge
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For 406 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Garden State
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 406
406 movie reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Rojas is played by Penélope Cruz, who's endearing enough, but still comes across coarse and irritating every time she attempts a role in English.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Duchovny bookends his story with a modern-day framing device that takes all that has gone so well until this point and turns it cloyingly sentimental.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Imagine what someone like Danny DeVito might have done with the material, taking it in that darker "War of the Roses" direction instead of languishing in this sunny, not-nearly-sinister-enough "Legally Blonde" territory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Borderline reprehensible, High Tension is a living nightmare, but then, why else would you see it?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Skillfully manage to adapt some key details of the show -- namely, the high-flying car chases and hillbilly narration.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    I'd like to say that Flightplan is one of those white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that critics are always raving about, but instead, it's more like a transatlantic flight with no clear destination, where the cabin noise makes it impossible to sleep and the in-flight movie is a rerun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Their movie is cold, and I mean that not as a weather pun, but in the sense that it's impossible to warm up to a character who sees the awful things happening around him strictly in terms of how they affect him.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    There's a reason creepy character actors seldom play lead, and Karpovsky's amusingly off-kilter quality is better suited to the background, while Prediger (as the stranger he desperately wants to ditch, lest his ex-g.f. discover his infidelity) has the makings of an indie star.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Potter seems at a loss to communicate the ideas behind her agonizingly elliptical picture, leaving auds to marvel at the gorgeous cinematography and scarlet-red hair of its heroine, earnestly played by Elle Fanning in a project undeserving of her talents.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Emperor’s bloodless presentation fails on a fundamental dramatic level, playing like the fancy version of a junior-high educational filmstrip, down to the false suspense of Alex Heffes’ corny ticking-clock score.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Firth and Blunt make a strange couple, and Ariola a musicvideo helmer making his feature debut, should have devoted more time to making the chemistry work than to sustaining the melancholy mood.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Relative to the major brands, the intimate, handcrafted approach should yield more flavor. Instead, Drinking Buddies offers mostly froth.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    The film isn’t so much funny as it is merely amusing — a laundry list of inappropriate and potentially embarrassing moments that strive mightily, but never quite manage to land the laugh.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Plop plop. Fizz fizz. Oh, what a missed opportunity it is! In the well-cast but seldom funny satire And Now a Word From Our Sponsor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Apart from its general knock against ageism in Hollywood, The Congress doesn’t have much insight to offer on the subject.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Extravagant but exhausting...this over-the-top oater delivers all the energy and spectacle audiences have come to expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but sucks out the fun in the process,
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    As first features go, A Teacher demonstrates a willingness to provoke, but doesn’t seem to understand the minimum expectations most audiences place on films in terms of both incident and characterization.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Decently acted despite screenplay shortcomings.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    One dead giveaway that the comedy isn’t working is the film’s score, which overcompensates throughout by attempting to bolster every second with bouncy energy.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Cody shows promise as a director, paving over the bumpy patches with clever song choices, but needs to mix things up if she hopes to continue.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    As the years go by and the kids grow — perhaps the only real benefit of Winterbottom’s approach — time begins to run together, making it all too easy for the mind to wander.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    It is, in short, everything you’d expect from a crowd-sourced documentary, designed to celebrate its subject, while mostly just validating the aesthetic taste of its backers.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    This off-putting pic requires open minds and iron nerves.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    As impressive as these visual elements prove to be, the film struggles to grab and maintain audiences’ interest, whether or not they know the underlying legend by heart.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    The critters look cute, but behave less so, while the competing-heists concept never quite takes off.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    The film amounts to a lousy sort of magic show, schematically pulling strings to prove its own points.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Happy Christmas desperately needs some real jokes, rather than settling for the bemused chuckles that accompany its banal observations into human nature.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    As horror scenarios go, Puenzo’s setup takes the most heavy-handed approach possible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    What's missing is some faith in the audience's intelligence and, more importantly, the jokes.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    For anyone who digs hardcore motorcycle racing, Supercross delivers enough engine-revving, dirt-spewing motorcross action to satisfy even the most intense adrenaline craving.