Peter Debruge
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For 425 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 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Leviathan
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 425
425 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    The movie's politics may miss their mark, but its thrills are dead-on.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    Director Dylan Kidd sneaks some pretty profound observations about love and life by us.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Debruge
    This is Gere’s movie, and Sarandon and Lopez graciously let him dance away with it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Here, the laughs come not from the silly voices but a blend of snappy editing and clever character bits, including a recurring joke about an inappropriately named sidekick who calls himself White Shadow (Michael Patrick Bell).
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    The cops play things as dirty as the crooks in Gangster Squad, an impressively pulpy underworld-plunger that embellishes on a 1949 showdown between a dedicated team of LAPD officers and Mob-connected Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) for control of the city.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    An impressive, thought-provoking astro-adventure that benefits from the biggest screen available.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Fortunately, writer-director Richard LaGravenese has jettisoned most of the novel and refashioned its core mythology and characters into a feverishly enjoyable guilty pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Though named after a party girl's pet Chihuahua, Starlet could just as easily describe the two exceptional first-timers making their debuts in this brittle, beautifully understated San Fernando Valley character study.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    What Erica Rivinoja, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s script lacks in lingering nutritional value, it compensates for with amusing food puns. If nothing else, the pic’s zany tone and manic pace are good for a quick-hit sugar high.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Breaking it down, The Heat has been engineered to deliver the laughs, and the result certainly does, despite coming alarmingly near to botching the procedural elements along the way.

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