For 398 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 54
Highest review score: 100 Frozen
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    War
    If you want to see Li and Statham in an underwhelming martial arts film, rent "The One" instead. Li talks considerably more in that movie, but at least he punches a lot of people out.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Had a lot of promise, but ultimately isn't very funny.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    That closing-credits sequence is by far the funniest thing in the disappointing movie,
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    One more small thing: Every other scene in Saw IV starts and ends with a potential victim pressing "play" on a tape recorder, to the point where it's almost funny.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie's onslaught of psychobabble is the annoyance most likely to ruin your evening. Imagine getting stuck on a ski lift with Dr. Phil for nearly two hours.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A movie that features a cartoon rodent eating his brother's feces, and do you really need to know more about this update of Ross Bagdasarian's iconic musical creation?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Seriously lacks both romance and comedy.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Completely ridiculous, but fun to look at.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    There are a few laughs and some touching moments, but nothing you couldn't get by watching episodes of "Good Times" and "Little House on the Prairie" back to back.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A film so self-centered that even the director's most dedicated stalkers might find it a bit too narcissistic.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Who wants to spend a minute on the Strip with the chance that there might be people as annoying as the characters played by Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher walking around?