Peter Debruge
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For 486 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 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Wreck-It Ralph
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 486
486 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Even as Dark Water's horror-movie component flounders, a different, arguably better kind of thriller emerges.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Plays like a modern-day inversion of "Inherit the Wind," highlighting an astonishing shift in the American legal system over the last 80 years.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The movie's politics may miss their mark, but its thrills are dead-on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    An astounding achievement in production design, an original creation so completely in tune with the books' macabre sensibilities that even the movie's (arguably) happy ending can't diminish its satisfying sense of schadenfreude.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Although director Eytan Fox focuses on Yossi and Jagger's specific situation, he also casts a critical eye on the responsibility military service puts on all young people who are still in the process of discovering themselves.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Marshall's Memoirs achieves something few other high-profile literary adaptations do: Rather than simply inspiring us to hunt down the source material, it actually stands alone as a film, rich in drama and star-crossed romance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Films like this have a way of finding their own devoted fan base, and Gypsy 83 deserves to be discovered not only by Goth and gay crowds, but by anyone who runs screaming from all things average.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    A haunting, poetic film, and yet it suffers two major failings. First, Murray provides too blank a slate for the audience to appreciate whatever insights a more expressive performance might have offered. Second, and far more troubling, is the way Jarmusch refuses to take his female characters seriously.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Lee’s use of split-screens and dynamic transitions makes the process of actively interpreting his monstrous vision a fresh and unrivaled experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Kids will eat it up, while solid voice work from William Shatner and Wanda Sykes should keep this borderline-feral toon from pushing adults over the edge.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Not since "To Live and Die in L.A" has there been such a raw, cynical vision of living and dying in L.A.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Doesn't always work -- like its title, the movie straddles two separate worlds, landing squarely in the dreaded realm of "dramedy" -- but it's a noble effort.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The most extreme English-language studio release I've seen in years.

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