Peter Debruge

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For 679 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Skyfall
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 679
679 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Debruge
    Ma
    While the entire project seems to be commenting on all the ways that social pressures try to trap or confine us, the cinematic medium has seldom felt as free as it does in Rowlson-Hall’s hands.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Debruge
    For most of its running time, this personality-packed docu is nothing short of absorbing as it recaps the essential role African-American background singers played in shaping the sound of 20th-century pop music.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Where "Elizabethtown" pretends to have the meaning of life, Shopgirl hones in on a few telling details, then allows audiences to fill in the rest.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Exceptionally strong performances from the entire cast draw you into the movie's deliberately provocative world, a "Lord of the Flies"–like realm where parents are noticeably absent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    If there's one thing missing above all else from today's action movies, it's the lost art of the car chase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Ray
    Delivers platinum performances, especially Sharon Warren as Ray's tough-lovin' mother, Kerry Washington as his lily-tempered wife, and Regina King as his spitfire mistress.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Ultimately, what happens with the house is not only entertaining, but a marvel of what animation can accomplish in this day and age.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    On paper, it may sound like high-level calculus, but on screen, The Last Mimzy is perfectly charming. Like "Cocoon" for the elementary-school set, the box transforms Noah and Emma's lives.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The humor is so satisfying in its moment-to-moment pleasures that it's almost unsportsmanlike to criticize the bigger picture.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    With its predictable confrontations and tacky fantasy sequences, you feel writer/director Jane Anderson steering the material toward schmaltzy movie-of-the-week territory at every turn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    With the careful timing and nuance of a master actor, Sharif turns a two-dimensional sketch into the film's most absorbing character.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    It's a brisk and lively getaway with genuine personality.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    [Csupo's] take on Bridge to Terabithia doesn't pander or misrepresent, but instead illustrates the power of open-mindedness in both its forms: creativity and acceptance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    While you watch, be sure to scour the background for in-jokes, including cameos by Gromit and other DreamWorks characters, and rest assured that Flushed Away gets even funnier on second viewing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    But as Western analogies go, Curse achieves an emotional fervor more in keeping with ancient Greek mythology than Elizabethan theater.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The Proposition leaves you shell-shocked.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Valiant enlists a squad of loveable birdbrains to turn the classic fighter-pilot formula into an upbeat adventure film loaded with laughs.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Kids deserve an adventure movie like this, one that might inspire them to become junior inventors and ignite their interest in the world's many wonders.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Director Dylan Kidd sneaks some pretty profound observations about love and life by us.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is a movie obsessed more with the act of telling a story than the story itself, which explains why, when the movie's finally over, less than half the audience will have understood the finer points of the mystery.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    A definite crowd-pleaser, Hustle & Flow has all the makings of a massive cultural phenomenon - if only audiences can get past the whole pimp thing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The result is an eye-opening social portrait in the tradition of "Paris Is Burning," the landmark 1990 documentary that introduced drag balls and ''vogueing'' to the mainstream, but it lacks the earlier film's structure and focus.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Make no mistake, Arctic Tale is a stunning film, full of all the astonishing, even breathtaking nature photography we've come to expect from the folks at National Geographic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    It's like "Lock, Stock" as filtered through the mind of David Mamet, with Craig as the suave middleman holding it all together.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    It's the details that make Dummy such a winner. By way of comparison, consider last summer's "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," in which each actor put a heartfelt spin on his or her one-joke character (the father who believes that Windex cures everything). Well, here's an entire movie built on nuggets like that.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Mean Girls depicts the kind of traumatic high school experience that might await spoiled rich girls who grow up in two-parent households with designer clothes and Escalades.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    As science gives way to science fiction, the movie loses its way, squandering time that might better be spent exploring the ocean's floor, where these alien life forms already among us must be seen to be believed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    What isn't fair is the film's R rating, which makes this charming coming-of-age tale virtually inaccessible to the audience sure to cherish it most.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Slick, well-acted, and smarter than it has to be.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    If anything, it's the degree to which the animals differ from us that makes March of the Penguins so fascinating.

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