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 5.3 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 Venom
Score distribution:
418 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Children of Men is CuarĂ³n'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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Ratatouille is a classic.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a hilarious comedy made even more successful because so much of the satire seems fresh.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Anvil lives somewhere in that thoroughly entertaining gray area between self-parody and the triumph of human spirit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    A great piece of filmmaking and a legitimate science-fiction/horror classic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is laugh-until-your-stomach-hurts hilarious.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Bursts with action, ideas and interesting characters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The studio made a great film.
    • 82 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    I'd be shocked if we see a better horror film in 2013.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's that constant weirdness, coupled with Nicolas Cage's best performance in pretty much forever, that makes this depraved, sexually charged, over-the-top drama so much fun to watch.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Succeeds in its modest goals of building tension slowly and generating a handful of legitimate scares. A few people in the audience were laughing during the first half of the film. No one was laughing during the long walk out of the theater.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A clever, heart-pounding thriller, and a welcome return to form for the director.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    9
    Taking your very small child to this movie is only a slightly better idea than a trip to "The Final Destination." With that warning out of the way, this action adventure is a big treat for more mature animation and science-fiction fans and a triumph for the young director.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Twilight has a few gory plot turns - mostly offscreen - and one near-sex scene that may offend a few Amish people, but the rest is maybe 33 percent less wholesome than "High School Musical." It's almost certainly less risque than what you were watching when you were 14. (Cue the soundtrack to "Risky Business.")
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A tough internal struggle must take place before one can come forward and admit enjoying The Devil's Rejects, a movie so fundamentally horrible that even its creator has to admit he's basically made a 101-minute snuff film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The biggest sin of 28 Weeks Later is that it's not in the same league as the near-perfect movie that came before it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A funny and twisted movie from beginning to end, closing with an emotional payoff.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Very entertaining.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Robots never stays in the same gear for long, and the abrupt shifts in tone kill the movie's chances of becoming a classic.