Peter Hartlaub
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For 415 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 Other Dream Team
Lowest review score: 0 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
415 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    There are more over-the-top moments, but they never last long. And after every groan-inducing piece of footage, a spectacular near-crash or daring motorcycle chase comes along to leave the movie's shortcomings in a cloud of dust.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    When Danny takes off his collar for the last time, Besson's plan becomes clear: You may have paid for an hour and a half of escapist entertainment, but he just provided something much better.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Peralta uses the creative liberties of fiction to focus on the one thing he couldn't convey in his historical record -- the sense of tribalism among skateboarders, who live by a code that most law-abiding citizens misunderstand for hooliganism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Occasionally thoughtful and very entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The master is back, and there's no shortage of exploding brain matter -- or fun -- to be had in the theaters this weekend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A love story that gets the single male culture down so honestly and unapologetically that it can't help but push the boundaries of political correctness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Favoring precision filmmaking over cheap thrills, with a vibe more Alfred Hitchcock than Freddy Krueger, Red Eye establishes two intelligent characters and lets audiences sit back and enjoy an entertaining battle of brains and wills.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Funny and honest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Very imaginative and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Lots of people will leave screenings of this movie in disgust -- and laughter is the last thing they will hear on the way out.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Compelling and frequently entertaining.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A thoroughly enjoyable three-or four-gimmick comedy.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Succeeds as both education and amusement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Marshall takes a modest budget and a concept that isn't all that original and produces a frightening, intelligent and sexy thriller.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Berlin is still a subject very much worth exploring on film, and his observations as an aged man are even more fascinating than the statements he made as an artist in his prime.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The film has a little too much of the "new adventures" feel, but it's still fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Entertaining and compelling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A return to rowdy form for Chappelle.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    If studios insist on remaking classic horror films, this is definitely the way to do it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Clumsily directed yet entertainingly written by Oakland native Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is like "Rocky" with cellulite. Or maybe "Pretty Woman" without all the bony butts. It has a lot of heart and soul, but it's almost never mean-spirited.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    About five times as funny as "Scary Movie 3."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Much of the honest dialogue has the same feel as John Hughes' and Cameron Crowe's movies during their best years, while there's a half-serious hipness that recalls the first eight episodes of "The O.C."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    This has to be the first children's film to weave a Grand Theft Auto joke into the script -- and like most things in the movie, it's pretty amusing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The end result is an interesting documentary that is as unpolished and gutsy as the championship-caliber high school hoop stars at the other end of his camera.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The visual style and lethargic pace can be frustrating -- at least if you're sober -- but the animated tragedy is still a success.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Dawson turns out to be a necessary ingredient, propelling the emotional core of the film forward, while somehow convincing the audience that a smart, attractive woman could find a schlub like Dante desirable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    If you can lighten up for an hour and a half, the film delivers one good laugh after another.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Gridiron Gang gives you a lot more to think about during the ride home.