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 Frozen
Lowest review score: 0 Redline
Score distribution:
415 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Children will enjoy the physical humor, but discerning adults are advised to pawn their sons and daughters off on some other unsuspecting chaperone -- preferably one who doesn't read movie reviews.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A bunch of gags, most of which you've seen in the trailer, strung together by any means necessary.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Has maybe a half-dozen moderately frightening scenes.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Zoom is a C-list production in every possible way, from the actors and the special effects to the music and the script. Even the product placement is completely third rate.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Crossover has one redeeming quality: a heart that's in the right place. It's a bad movie with a good message -- but does anyone really want to pay $10 for an ABC After School Special version of "He Got Game"?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Doesn't accomplish its objective.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Kind of a bore.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    This is the animated children's film equivalent of "Another 48 Hours."
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While it's filled with quality actors, this James Bond tale for tweens feels like something you should be getting for free on television.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie appears to be a contrived, poorly produced attempt to sell more of the author's books.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Plodding and unfunny.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    At the heart of The Return is a murder that even the most bumbling homicide investigator could have solved in about 12 seconds.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While Kal Penn manages a decent lead performance as Taj, the writing is terrible.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    May not be a very enjoyable movie, but at least the badness is in good taste.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Any good will built up during the decent first half hour is quickly vaporized.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Not since "An American Werewolf in London" in 1981 reset the standard for man-to-wolf transformations has anyone tried to get away with special effects as pitiful as the ones in this movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Extremely boring.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Ghost Rider has everything you don't want from your superhero movie, including lack of logic, boring action scenes, bad acting in the supporting performances, a brutally slow 114-minute running time and cringe-worthy dialogue.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    There's no attempt at humor in Dead Silence, but the biggest sin in the film is the lack of scares.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    An acquired taste.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Perhaps worst of all, the movie is painfully long.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A very stupid movie, with many more failed jokes than successful ones. Worse yet, much of the comedy is kind of mean.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A mindless comedy where the blatant racial stereotypes are outnumbered only by the flatulence jokes. The best thing that can be said about this movie is it falls just short of being an international incident.
    • 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.