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 Girlhood
Lowest review score: 0 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 679
679 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    For a movie in which you can’t follow what’s going on for 75% of the time, Deepwater Horizon proves remarkably thrilling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    While mirthless in the extreme, Cesar Acevedo’s deliberately paced and distant-feeling debut works its way under audiences’ skin, weaving a haunting allegory through painterly compositions.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Awful Nice carves out all the touchy-feely stuff that makes Judd Apatow movies run two reels too long in favor of a jump-cut style that eliminates the fat and keeps the jokes coming.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Life’s a thrill when it’s smart, but it’s even more exciting when the characters are dumb — which is ultimately a paradox the film wears proudly, to the possible extinction of the human race.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin’s refreshingly articulate 5 to 7 delivers romance of the sort thought lost since the days of Audrey Hepburn, for those who appreciate such finery.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    [A] slick, smarter-than-usual conspiracy yarn.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Boychoir may be soft, but it’s not run-of-the-mill TV-movie treacle, offering just enough edge to lend credibility.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    A robust romantic drama, rich in history and full of emotion, Brooklyn fills a niche in which the studios once specialized, using a well-read and respected novel as the grounds for a tenderly observed tearjerker.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    As played by Sandra Bullock, Our Brand Is Crisis political spin doctor Jane Bodine is easily one of the best female roles of the last 10 years.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    It’s naughty, campy and wildly uneven.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Strangely, Louder Than Bombs manages to be glaringly obvious and admirably subtle in the same breath.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    A quarter-century ago, such an assured, emotionally satisfying French offering as this could have done significant business in the States, the way films like “Jean de Florette” once did.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    It takes a special kind of imagination to recognize the entertainment potential trapped in such a mundane scenario, and an incredibly resourceful filmmaker to spin it into as much fun as Daly does here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    With his snowy white hair and moustache to match, Hanks conveys a man confident in his abilities, yet humble in his actions, which could also be said of Eastwood as a director.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Gyllenhaal grounds Davis’ wildly unraveling psyche, finding both the humor and heart in a man who admits to having spent the past 10 to 12 years incapable of feeling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    With a title easily confused for Christopher Nolan’s 2012 Batman sequel...Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is at once a glib play on words and a sobering rumination on the mindset of a suburban America simultaneously obsessed with and plagued by gun violence.
    • 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).
    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Brazilian director Afonso Poyart (“Two Rabbits”) proves quite effective at building and sustaining a grim sense of suspense throughout.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Affectionately captures the tail end of a culture in which specialized dice, character sheets and hand-painted figurines were the gateway to elaborate flights of imagination.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Bercot studiously avoids the sort of catharsis-oriented pop psychology the genre so often peddles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    While its sense of humor takes some gettin’ used to, the sheer spaciness of Liza Johnson’s stranger-than-fiction political satire ultimately proves its greatest asset.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    While uneven in places, The Great Gilly Hopkins works because it boasts an actress tough enough for the title role.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    In its own playful way, this tonally astounding, genre-confounding movie offers a variation on the famous chicken-and-egg debate, being a twisted inquiry into the characters’ origins and mankind’s own search for meaning.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Scored to a beautiful, introspection-oriented saxophone score, Mr. Six surprises by attempting to delve behind Feng’s sometime-inscrutable facade, rather than pushing its leading man toward action.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    The Accountant is nothing if not a puzzle — not so much a jigsaw as a three-dimensional brain teaser that gets deeper and stranger with each new revelation.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Spa Night serves as an homage to the sacrifices first-generation immigrants made in order that their children could achieve their full potential in the States, expanding the concept of “pride” far beyond its protagonist’s gay identity.

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