For 398 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Frozen
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
398 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Perhaps worst of all, the movie is painfully long.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is not as good as his recent low-budget effort, "Diary of the Dead," but there are enough moments of satire and coolness - two Romero hallmarks - to merit recommendation.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Rough around the edges, but once you get used to the laconic pace, the plot grooves along nicely.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The remake is a solidly crafted movie with a lot of good scares, but it also raises the question: Why even bother with an update?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Just funny enough.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a well-meaning but ultimately feeble and misguided attempt to say something profound about the aftereffects of the 2001 attacks on New York.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Poorly written, contains too much hero worship and profiles too many events - including one that combines the high jump with motorcycles. But the documentary generates a remarkable amount of goodwill with its stunning visuals, which look breathtaking in 3-D.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Won't make anyone forget "The Shining," but it's a nice throwback to the days when scary movies featured pretty good actors, a plot that holds together and a couple of creepy-looking ghost kids.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    An ill-advised and severely wussified remake.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The Romantics can be charming, and Holmes tackles her meatiest role since the superb "Pieces of April." But the script fails to establish the likability of any of the main characters, which dulls the sense of urgency during the dramatic moments.