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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 The Raid 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Spirit
Score distribution:
418 movie reviews
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Less an original product than a shoddy tribute to other mediocre cop movies.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While "Saw" and "Saw II" were pretty good splatter films hampered by spectacularly unbelievable endings, Saw III is annoying for almost the duration of the movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    When You're Strange is a remedial Doors class, taught by a professor who sounds as if he's doing voiceovers for car commercials.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Plodding and unfunny.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    First, and perhaps most important, it should be disclosed that my 4-year-old laughed pretty much nonstop throughout Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. This was his "Citizen Kane."
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Had a lot of promise, but ultimately isn't very funny.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    It isn't smart or even very scary.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Besson is a pro when it comes to action movies, but this part live, part animation effort is a mess, highlighted by creepy animation, derivative plot points and a child star who speaks way too fast.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    If you're no longer old enough to carry a Hannah Montana lunch box, this movie will feel like punishment.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A few amusing moments mixed in with the painful ones.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Dragons may have seemed less out of place three decades ago, but it would have been a bad movie then as well. It's filled with clumsy transitions and erratic performances, and tied together by an awkward framing device.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Nowhere near the worst film of 2013, but it is definitely the most exhausting.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    May not be a very enjoyable movie, but at least the badness is in good taste.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Sporadic on-field violence is only a tiny reason that Gracie disappoints, but it's indicative of the film's greater problem. Producers Elisabeth and Andrew Shue seem so intent on creating a hero out of the main character and villains out of almost everyone else, that they've completely distorted reality.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Way too serious for its own good. The best vampire movies are some combination of sexy, scary or campy. This one is 100 percent earnest, and the hazy mysteries taken from Rachel Klein's book aren't strong enough to keep the audience engaged.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Often frustrating and at times incomprehensible, the Bourne/Bond clone keeps the pulse racing but ultimately fails to satisfy.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Piles cliched character upon cliched character, and then doesn't give any of them very much to do.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is a well-intentioned mess -- a dishonest fantasy that begins with promise and gets more frustrating with every scene.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At best a little boring and at worst stomach-churningly offensive.
    • 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.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Props to the Weinstein Brothers for having the guts to release a slasher film on Christmas Day. Too bad this one is the cinematic equivalent of tryptophan.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The 3-D 1D movie is aimless, seemingly deceptive and spreads a poor message: that it's OK to act extremely immature, as long as you have millions of blind followers who think it's cute.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At best, it will be remembered as "that exorcism movie with Eric Bana." More likely, "that exorcism movie where everyone has a bad New York accent."
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    “Avoiding unhappiness is not the road to happiness,” Hector writes in his book. But avoiding this movie might be a good start.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Nowhere near as bad as "Coneheads," but still isn't worth your time.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    If there was ever a human being who needed a visit from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, this is the guy.

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