Peter Hartlaub
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For 416 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 5.4 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 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
416 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Transcendence looks and sounds like a Christopher Nolan film that got attacked by malware.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The new Disneynature film lacks the fortuitous plot turns found in previous Disney documentaries, resulting in some awkward (and possibly deceptive) editing. But the movie has a strong protagonist and impressive footage, and the educational core is unsullied.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Many of the individual scenes are compelling, with a gritty tension that recalls "The Wire" and other good television. But too many of the attempts at "The Sopranos"-style comic drama fail.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Writer-director Michael Tully simultaneously pays tribute to his own 1980s childhood and the cliched movies he grew up watching, and the result is one of the most honestly dishonest movies you'll ever watch.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    An occasionally rousing but mostly just adequate sequel to last year's "Planes."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a strain to poke fun at Dolphin Tale 2. Even more than the very solid first film, this is cynicism-free cinema; a place where snark goes to die. But while the wholesomeness, PG-rating positivity and conservation goals remain a strong selling point, the story simply isn't as good as the first one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Think “Lord of the Flies,” without all the jerks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The mockumentary-style delivery of a serious subject proves to be an unworkable mash-up.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Piles cliched character upon cliched character, and then doesn't give any of them very much to do.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Devoid of thrills, and with nothing even vaguely frightening to distract moviegoers, it becomes clear that the story wasn't worth telling in the first place.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
    • 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.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At times, "European Gigolo" feels more like an international incident than a movie.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The Cave is National Geographic mixed with Roger Corman, and by the end you'll probably be wishing you saw "Red Eye" instead.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie plays more like a WB network teen drama than something audiences should be expected to pay to see.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It isn't smart or even very scary.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Like most movies based on games, this film appears to have been quite literally doomed from the start.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    May be a good tactical move for the artist's career, but it's a bad movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A few amusing moments mixed in with the painful ones.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Humorless, confusing and not very fun to watch.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is an incredibly disorganized movie with a few funny scenes -- most of which are revealed in the commercials.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Even the element of surprise isn't enough to save this film, which has too many slow parts and features an ending that's extremely tepid by 21st century horror movie standards.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is overly long and much too intense for small children, yet it's filled with dialogue and plot turns that are too juvenile to thrill adult audiences.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a movie that scrounges so desperately for laughs, it features both a flatulent moose and a flatulent train.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A film to be enjoyed only by science-fiction movie completists and middle school boys with extreme cases of attention deficit disorder.
    • 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.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Although the movie doesn't turn the Zodiac saga into a slasher film, it has the look of a straight-to-video movie, or at best a Project Greenlight production.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a movie packed with so many idiot characters that Rob Schneider is cast as the cool guy -- and sort of pulls it off.