Peter Hartlaub

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For 484 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Ponyo
Lowest review score: 0 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
484 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    By the time the ride is over, director Drew Goddard and co-writers Goddard and Joss Whedon will change course three or four times, nodding and winking but never losing momentum.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Anvil lives somewhere in that thoroughly entertaining gray area between self-parody and the triumph of human spirit.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    If you're the type who doesn't go to art-house films , Murderball should be your exception. It's hard to imagine anyone could walk away from this movie disappointed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is laugh-until-your-stomach-hurts hilarious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    I'd be shocked if we see a better horror film in 2013.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    A great piece of filmmaking and a legitimate science-fiction/horror classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The studio made a great film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Moviegoers will love or hate Oliver Stone and his politics until the end of time. With well-made movies such as Snowden, though, his skill as a filmmaker becomes much harder for the detractors to debate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    It would have been enough for The Other Dream Team to simply pay tribute to the tie-dyed underdogs, but the filmmakers strived for more. Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Arrival works as mainstream entertainment, but includes hallmarks of the “2001: A Space Odyssey”/“Silent Running” era of artist-driven science fiction. It has Hollywood stars, but makes great effort to strip them of any false glamour. The film is tightly calibrated, but leaves things open to interpretation, for discussion on the ride home and beyond.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Children of Men is Cuarón's run for freedom, with a riveting story, fantastic action scenes and acting so universally solid that even the dogs perform masterfully under his direction.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is a comedy that's low budget in all the right ways - so hilarious, testosterone-charged and yet cringe-inducing to watch that the result is almost exhausting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a hilarious comedy made even more successful because so much of the satire seems fresh.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    This may be Favreau’s best achievement — taking a beloved film guided by Walt Disney himself and crafting something distinct and memorable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    As challenging as it must have been to pilot Joss Whedon's space opera from the TV junk pile to the big screen, the finished product is a triumph.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is an excellent film - entertaining and informative and sometimes stunning in its display of the personal demons shared by these two geniuses.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Bursts with action, ideas and interesting characters.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is a wonderful surprise, cleverly written and executed brick by brick with a visual panache.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    "Searching" has emotional valleys and zeniths, and gasp-inducing turns, as old friends, fans and Rodriguez's grown daughters are interviewed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Evans pays careful attention to atmosphere, while giving wide berth to cinematographers Dimas Imam Subhono and Matt Flannery, who find beauty among the mayhem. Everything on screen is crystal clear and vibrant, like a city street right after the rain.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    It stands out as one of the best films of the genre, on the strength of the storytelling and wonderful performances.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The sequel is filled with crowd-pleasing action, adventure and characters — sometimes too many characters. But it rises above its crowded narrative with an intense emotional core, taking a protagonist whose affliction had been played mostly for comedy, and exploring the emptiness and loneliness of her plight.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Logan takes its indestructible metal claws to comic book movie norms and destroys them, and it’s a wonderful thing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Ratatouille is a classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    As impressive as it is geeky. Most of the principal characters look like they haven't seen daylight since "Pac-Man Fever" was on the charts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The self-consciousness that made the director's "Love Actually" a love-it-or-hate-it film is dialed way down. About Time is more of a love-it-or-like-it proposition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's all very melodramatic, but the Jouberts accompany this story with incredible visuals, with an exceptional level of access. Considering how close they get to the animals, it's a wonder none of the filmmakers got mauled.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    More in the tone of the big screen "Friday Night Lights" than "Rudy" or "The Blind Side," it succeeds as mainstream entertainment without relying on a conventional storybook framework.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It’s a solid first step into the magical world of the familiar. Escapist entertainment for crowds that prefer to know their destination in advance.

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