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
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Completely ridiculous, but fun to look at.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    That closing-credits sequence is by far the funniest thing in the disappointing movie,
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Like most movies based on games, this film appears to have been quite literally doomed from the start.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    All the brains, heart and courage in the world can't save a movie that doesn't have a third act.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    While Kal Penn manages a decent lead performance as Taj, the writing is terrible.
    • 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"?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Bornedal invests so much time in the characters - Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick play the split parents of the girls - that there are times you will forget this is a horror movie. It's Kramer vs. Kramer vs. Lucifer.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Imagine if instead of creating new music, a recording artist kept putting out the exact same album, just playing the songs a little louder each time. That's what it feels like watching Transformers: Age of Extinction.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    A bunch of gags, most of which you've seen in the trailer, strung together by any means necessary.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The fight scenes are lackluster and the plot is needlessly complicated. If you're making an action film that centers on fast cars and fast women, it's usually best to keep the rest of the story simple.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Extremely boring.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Seriously lacks both romance and comedy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    This is the type of movie that you should be getting for free on television.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    If only the projectionist could be persuaded to play the first 10 minutes over and over for two hours, this might be a satisfying movie. Unfortunately, the middle and the end feature a weak lead character, choppy fight choreography, humorless dialogue and computer-generated effects that look as if they came from the "Ghostbusters II" era.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Perhaps worst of all, the movie is painfully long.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The update is a different kind of failure, too much endless and not enough love.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is still a visual buffet, but adding 102 more minutes of double crosses, slow torture and hookers with hearts of gold just exposes the tediousness of the exercise.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    Throwing your $10.25 down a storm drain is a better idea; at least that way you won't feel the added self-loathing of wasting more than an hour and a half of your life watching Eva Mendes in the worst acting job of her career.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    You'll feel so much better just sending your $9.50 to the Red Cross then catching "I Know What You Did Last Summer" one more time on television.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    This movie is so horrible that it actually spends some time in "so bad it's good" territory, before getting significantly worse.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    There's so much torture and suffering in this movie, it starts to feel like "Zero Dark Smurfy."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Hartlaub
    Silent Hill has plenty of bad acting, bad dialogue and a confusing plot -- all of which become exponentially more painful when the movie goes on forever.

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