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 Serenity
Lowest review score: 0 Redline
Score distribution:
418 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    If you're no longer old enough to carry a Hannah Montana lunch box, this movie will feel like punishment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    If you can lighten up for an hour and a half, the film delivers one good laugh after another.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's difficult to ignore the fact that they've created a romantic comedy that has almost no romance and even less comedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Enjoy the film for its witty dialogue and fun performances, but know that there isn't a single good scare. An episode of "Murder, She Wrote" has more thrills.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The humor is lowbrow, but the screenwriters and performers have a sense of pride that makes them strive for stupid jokes that haven't been done before.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    A decent-looking and harmless computer animated film that is notable mostly because it doesn't appear to contain a single original idea.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a kids' movie from a better time, with a few small concessions to modern audiences.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Disappointingly mediocre.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A well-intentioned horror film that is weighted down by stellar cast members who for the most part act as if they don't want to be there.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Filmgoers looking for copious amounts of mindless violence won't be disappointed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    This film is too scary for very young children, while older fans are likely to focus on the film not faring well in comparison to the elder Miyazaki's recent work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A thoroughly enjoyable three-or four-gimmick comedy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Despite some solid acting, the film is lacking in surprises. For all the suffering that these characters endure, there's very little payoff.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie's shockingly tasteless setup is also its secret weapon. Despite many scenes in The Ringer that could individually be viewed as politically incorrect, audiences will be laughing with the athletes most of the time.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    This movie could really use an Avon Barksdale, but even actor Wood Harris, who played drug kingpin Barksdale in "The Wire," seems a bit lost.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is still a visual buffet, but adding 102 more minutes of double crosses, slow torture and hookers with hearts of gold just exposes the tediousness of the exercise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Basically torture porn.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    To enjoy it you almost have to be stoned on marijuana.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a homemade protein-and-steroids smoothie of a plot, combining elements of gore, self-parody, 1990s nostalgia overload and an attempt to say something -- while actually saying absolutely nothing -- about the American dream.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The makers of Into the Blue know what the audience wants. And they deliver a little bit more.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A film so self-centered that even the director's most dedicated stalkers might find it a bit too narcissistic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Despite a decent cast of mostly British voice actors and better-than-average computer animation, the movie seems rushed at 76 minutes and is only marginally funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Bornedal invests so much time in the characters - Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick play the split parents of the girls - that there are times you will forget this is a horror movie. It's Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Lucifer.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A throwback to all those guilty pleasure action movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The high school comedy/drama morphs into a slasher movie, then morphs into a time-traveling/body-switching/world's-about-to-end science fiction story. Everyone on the set must have been chugging Mountain Dew between takes. I suspect that the editor was hooked up to an IV of the beverage.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It isn't smart or even very scary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    There are a few laughs and some touching moments, but nothing you couldn't get by watching episodes of "Good Times" and "Little House on the Prairie" back to back.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    By the time the sex actually starts, any sense of tension or anticipation is gone. It's the rare orgy that feels like an anticlimax.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Nowhere near the worst film of 2013, but it is definitely the most exhausting.

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