Peter Hartlaub
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For 418 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Raid 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Spirit
Score distribution:
418 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Children will enjoy the physical humor, but discerning adults are advised to pawn their sons and daughters off on some other unsuspecting chaperone -- preferably one who doesn't read movie reviews.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The mockumentary-style delivery of a serious subject proves to be an unworkable mash-up.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It's surprising how dated some of the humor is.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At the heart of The Return is a murder that even the most bumbling homicide investigator could have solved in about 12 seconds.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Not since "An American Werewolf in London" in 1981 reset the standard for man-to-wolf transformations has anyone tried to get away with special effects as pitiful as the ones in this movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    There's no attempt at humor in Dead Silence, but the biggest sin in the film is the lack of scares.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    In execution, the film is all sidekicks and sight gags, with little story cohesion or purpose.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    War
    If you want to see Li and Statham in an underwhelming martial arts film, rent "The One" instead. Li talks considerably more in that movie, but at least he punches a lot of people out.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    An acquired taste.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie's onslaught of psychobabble is the annoyance most likely to ruin your evening. Imagine getting stuck on a ski lift with Dr. Phil for nearly two hours.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    May be a good tactical move for the artist's career, but it's a bad movie.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While it's filled with quality actors, this James Bond tale for tweens feels like something you should be getting for free on television.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    An ill-advised and severely wussified remake.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is an incredibly disorganized movie with a few funny scenes -- most of which are revealed in the commercials.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Much of the action onscreen doesn't ring true. Seasoned independent film director Henry Jaglom doesn't just explore the subject - he smothers the audience with it.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes. The best thing that can be said about this movie is it falls just short of being an international incident.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Contains so many insults to the audience's intelligence.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The action sequences are just as ridiculous as the romance parts, but at least James seems comfortable with the pratfalls and gross-out scenarios.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Ghost Rider has everything you don't want from your superhero movie, including lack of logic, boring action scenes, bad acting in the supporting performances, a brutally slow 114-minute running time and cringe-worthy dialogue.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It's an uninspired and instantly forgettable film. But it completely succeeds by its own standards: an 87-minute rainy-day distraction that will probably make a zillion dollars.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While "Saw" and "Saw II" were pretty good splatter films hampered by spectacularly unbelievable endings, Saw III is annoying for almost the duration of the movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    When You're Strange is a remedial Doors class, taught by a professor who sounds as if he's doing voiceovers for car commercials.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Plodding and unfunny.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The Cave is National Geographic mixed with Roger Corman, and by the end you'll probably be wishing you saw "Red Eye" instead.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    First, and perhaps most important, it should be disclosed that my 4-year-old laughed pretty much nonstop throughout Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This was his "Citizen Kane."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is occasionally clever, but still inferior to last year's "Twilight" film, mostly because the story is so muddled.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Had a lot of promise, but ultimately isn't very funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It isn't smart or even very scary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Besson is a pro when it comes to action movies, but this part live, part animation effort is a mess, highlighted by creepy animation, derivative plot points and a child star who speaks way too fast.

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