Peter Hartlaub

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For 435 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 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Conjuring
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
435 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    More action directors should include scenes such as the Mercers' extended Thanksgiving dinner, which fleshes out the bond between the brothers without using too many words.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The result isn't a great film, but it's true to the original brutal vision.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The filmmaking is unremarkable, but the obsessiveness of the lead character is infectious enough to make this drama passable entertainment.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a bright and fun movie, but also repetitive and overloaded with plot. A nice enough diversion, but not a necessary one.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    An occasionally rousing but mostly just adequate sequel to last year's "Planes."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    As cluttered as the movie gets before the ending, it's funny throughout, with some 1970s and '80s music thrown in to keep adults happy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    If there was ever a human being who needed a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, this is the guy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Retro escapist fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Helm gets huge bonus points for noticing everything that's annoying about modern children's films and including none of those things in his movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A welcome throwback to family-friendly PG moviemaking.
    • 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
    Filmgoers looking for copious amounts of mindless violence won't be disappointed.
    • 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
    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
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The makers of We Are Your Friends got halfway there, and then lost the beat.
    • 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.

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