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 Ratatouille
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
418 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Perhaps anticipating an older audience, most of the lessons are one-sided, with the old-timers seemingly harming the children while actually saving them.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    A relatively harmless movie that becomes killing-a-mockingbird sinful for what it does to its leads.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The sexual tension is thick between the woodland creatures in Alpha and Omega, an animated children's film with a plot that has more in common with "The Blue Lagoon" than "Bambi."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Who wants to spend a minute on the Strip with the chance that there might be people as annoying as the characters played by Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher walking around?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The predictable script feels as if it were filmed right off the cocktail napkin it was jotted on, but at least the movie has an "Ocean's 11" sequel's worth of good actors, including Alfred Molina, Jeremy Irons and Jean Reno.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The Invisible is, at its core, a character study, albeit one with a Patrick Swayze-in-"Ghost" paranormal edge. But it's definitely not mindless trash. If anything, the movie is too introspective, to the point that it doesn't build enough conflict or tension.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    One more small thing: Every other scene in Saw IV starts and ends with a potential victim pressing "play" on a tape recorder, to the point where it's almost funny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Grudge Match at its core is an affront to the cinema gods, an attempt to capitalize off two iconic films for a few cheap laughs.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Looks fantastic, but the film suffers from the TV-to-feature transition.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie appears to be a contrived, poorly produced attempt to sell more of the author's books.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Has all kinds of good intentions, but the comedy is too broad and the pacing is clumsy. And then there's the Andy Griffith sex scene.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Not a spectacular movie, but the action scenes are well shot, there's no shortage of R-rated gore and the plot moves along quickly enough to mask the fact that the whole endeavor is completely ridiculous.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Hannibal Rising isn't a classic, but it's entertaining and a surprisingly fitting addition to the franchise.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Extremely boring.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The reboot of the "Friday the 13th" series is a pretty big mess - not particularly scary or interesting or even gory by 21st century movie standards.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Like most movies based on games, this film appears to have been quite literally doomed from the start.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    There's so much torture and suffering in this movie, it starts to feel like "Zero Dark Smurfy."
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A few amusing moments mixed in with the painful ones.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Completely ridiculous, but fun to look at.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore find a nice balance between the over-the-top high jinks and an emotional core, which unexpectedly crystallizes relatively late in the movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's Valentine's Day! Unrealistic romantic expectations are in the air! And Safe Haven does the unrealistic romance thing pretty well.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Better than a lot of teen comedies.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    There are fun distractions, but it's easy to focus on the flaws.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Dragons may have seemed less out of place three decades ago, but it would have been a bad movie then as well. It's filled with clumsy transitions and erratic performances, and tied together by an awkward framing device.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Delivers all the pain, melodrama and redemption that fans of the genre demand.

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