For 110 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 110
  2. Negative: 26 out of 110
110 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The tension's palpable and the deaths are gruesomely inventive (and jarringly abrupt), but the clincher is so far-fetched you may end up wishing you'd opted for the relative reality of a week in Cancun instead.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    There's a lot to be said for a movie that isn't after instant fame, but only wants to make audiences feel good.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    The beauty of You Got Served is that it delivers the moves from every vantage point.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    While this Kid isn't up to "Spy Kids" standards, the good news is the film hews closer to the high-concept kids' movies of the 1980s than to all that Disney Channel goo that's been repackaged for the big screen lately.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Secret Window's premise is certainly new, even if King appears to be plagiarizing themes from himself.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    I'd gladly take the legend over this dreary pseudo-historical mumbo jumbo.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    If you were hoping to find another "Nemo," you're likely to be let down by this insincere and borderline unpleasant alternative.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    American audiences have seen Ju-On. And The Grudge just goes to show why remaking it is such a frivolous idea: What's the use in wasting so much energy if the filmmakers aren't going to fix what was wrong with the movie in the first place?
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    One of those outrageous stalker thrillers in which so much trouble could have been avoided if the characters had only thought to call the police.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    One of those slow-baked Southern character studies about taking an old flat tire of a man and finding some way to love him anyway.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Rojas is played by Penélope Cruz, who's endearing enough, but still comes across coarse and irritating every time she attempts a role in English.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Duchovny bookends his story with a modern-day framing device that takes all that has gone so well until this point and turns it cloyingly sentimental.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Imagine what someone like Danny DeVito might have done with the material, taking it in that darker "War of the Roses" direction instead of languishing in this sunny, not-nearly-sinister-enough "Legally Blonde" territory.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Borderline reprehensible, High Tension is a living nightmare, but then, why else would you see it?
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Skillfully manage to adapt some key details of the show -- namely, the high-flying car chases and hillbilly narration.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    I'd like to say that Flightplan is one of those white-knuckle, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that critics are always raving about, but instead, it's more like a transatlantic flight with no clear destination, where the cabin noise makes it impossible to sleep and the in-flight movie is a rerun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Their movie is cold, and I mean that not as a weather pun, but in the sense that it's impossible to warm up to a character who sees the awful things happening around him strictly in terms of how they affect him.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    With its ho-hum hero and lackluster love story, The Order would likely be one big implausible bore if it wasn't for production designer Miljen Kreka Kljakovic.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    There's no question that Civil Brand has an ambitious premise, but it feels boxed in by the standard prison-movie formula.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    Zombie's film plays more like an experimental pastiche than an outright homage to those classic road-trip-gone-wrong movies.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    Despite its preposterous leaps of logic, it somehow still emerges a reasonably entertaining summer blockbuster.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    When confronted with real problems--and there's enough melodrama here to top a movie-of-the-week marathon on Lifetime--these otherwise empowered characters seem helpless to defend themselves.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Debruge
    Each segment introduces new characters and a radically different scenario, which suggests that Hancock's structure may actually be an insecure attempt to deliver a horror movie.