Peter Debruge
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For 459 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 Brothers
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 79 out of 459
459 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    One of those novelistic independent films more concerned with atmosphere and character than the particularities of narrative, where contemplating the backstory is more satisfying than anything we see.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    This is, after all, "Mary Poppins" turned on its head.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Death Sentence would be right at home as one half of "Grindhouse"'s B-movie double bill.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    In this vibrant character study, newcomer Lázaro Ramos plays Francisco with an almost animal intensity.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Considering how much new additions Rosario Dawson (as Mimi) and Tracie Thoms (as Joanne) bring to the film, it's a shame Columbus didn't introduce more changes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Smile feels like one man's answer to movies increasingly overloaded with sex and violence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Features the lamest story of any CG-animated feature to date.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Baier's style is almost uncomfortably voyeuristic, amplified by the casting of a young, inexperienced actor (Pierre Chatagny) in a part that calls for hardcore sex.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    A charming midlife crisis of a movie that bottles the "La Femme Nikita" director's typically high-concept inclinations in a modest indie package.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Offers a charming distraction from the current campaign season by sidestepping real issues and making light of the process.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Let's be honest: Whether it's Jessica Alba or Paul Walker you're dying to see stripped down to her/his sexiest swimwear, there's only one reason anyone is interested in diving Into the Blue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    What does set Shrek the Third apart is the quality of its animation, which reaches a level of expressiveness in the faces that would make even Hollywood's heavily Botoxed live-action stars envious.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Riddled with ammunition for what Alfred Hitchcock called the "Plausibles"--those poor-sport moviegoers who insist on pointing out a movie's inconsistencies instead of simply enjoying the ride
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Its compelling cast and sincere matchmaking goals are reason enough to play along.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    This is neither the noir world of old '40s movies, of which he's clearly fond, nor something new and original enough to fit the concept. Instead, it feels like a blueprint for someone else to figure out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Sure, it's a pleasure to watch Thornton stretch his legs in Matthau's role, but I miss Tatum O'Neal as his firebrand daughter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    As a thriller, The Statement is relatively disappointing, but as a moral study, the movie proves far more promising.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Belongs to the same class of cotton-candy romances as "Chances Are" and "Somewhere in Time," although it steers its light-hearted subject into darker territory with the life support subplot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    The dynamic between mother and son is fascinating, with Blethyn creating a character who is more antagonist than villain.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Over the years, Pacino's Method has become his madness, and now, whether he's playing Shylock or Satan, he doesn't become the part so much as the part becomes him.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Sexy, stylish, and legitimately suspenseful.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Has all the makings of another "Ice Storm" -- family tension, teen experimentation, friendly neighborhood wife-swapping and a death in the family -- but falls short in its execution.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    With material like this, Samuel Fuller or David Lean might have fashioned an epic war movie for the ages, chock-full of hard-boiled characters and against-all-odds heroics. But in John Dahl's hands, The Great Raid never really lives up to its name, delivering everything you might expect from such a movie, but not an ounce more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    As a superhero movie, it's something of an underachiever, missing out on easy opportunities to push the idea to the next level.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    Writer/director John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron) is a wizard at transforming the most mundane setting -- the front yard, for crying out loud -- into another world.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Debruge
    An unknown commodity to anyone who doesn't follow telenovelas, Becker is sure to be a big star and has already signed on for two sequels. Apart from being scorching hot, he's enormously sympathetic in dramatic scenes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    Like too many of Sayles’ films, Go for Sisters seems bound to slip through the cracks, not quite memorable enough to make a lasting impression.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    Having learned a thing or two from Baz Luhrmann, Almereyda substitutes guns for daggers and picks his locations carefully, creating a rich, sultry-looking environment within which to stage the drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    This more broadly appealing project feels daringly frank on the subject of sex. But as is frequently the case with the most saturnalian comedies, it’s actually quite conservative when it comes to allowing its characters to follow through on their uninhibited talk.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    Where the film goes is both unexpected and necessary, since however grounded and relatable these thinly detailed characters might be, the movie doesn’t actually seem to be going anywhere.

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