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 Frozen
Lowest review score: 0 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
416 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's an achingly beautiful movie and a triumph of location scouting, with more cosmopolitan spectacle than the past three Indiana Jones and James Bond movies combined.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Presents an almost fawning portrait of the doctor-turned-surfer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The talented fantasy filmmaker and heir to the "Lord of the Rings" throne gets the tone right throughout Hellboy 2, and the hip retro charm alone is enough to merit recommendation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a funny, mostly harmless and entertaining film with a bad case of dry mouth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Most of the time, the movie is appropriately gritty and plenty engaging.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    An enjoyable way to start the Oscar season.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Deserves plenty of credit for exploring racial issues story in more realistic terms.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Along with the awkward romantic exchanges that always seem to find their way into Smith's movies, there's also a sweetness that you don't often see in films that average multiple f-words per minute.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Assuming you can appreciate the high level of gore and assorted sadistic weirdness, the action is satisfying.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    May not be a classic, but it still has a lot of class.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The result is a warm and extremely thoughtful journey, with a deliberately bare-bones narrative.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Won't make anyone forget "The Shining," but it's a nice throwback to the days when scary movies featured pretty good actors, a plot that holds together and a couple of creepy-looking ghost kids.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The remake of The Last House on the Left breaks the template, taking the 1972 original into an interesting new direction, with bold camera angles, good actors and a script that heaps on just as much character development as carnage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Retro escapist fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    In a genre where too many films are all brawn and no brain, Fighting is a contender.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's an entertaining, depressing and ultimately hopeful movie about the times we live in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's all very foul, and completely entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's funny, clever and marginally educational.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    This isn't just a good throwback satanic thriller - it looks as if it was made during the era of satanist paranoia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    With apologies to George A. Romero and the impending zombie apocalypse, The Eclipse may be the most realistic film where something dead comes to life and tries to feast on human flesh. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/15/MVST1CTGJ4.DTL#ixzz0lDuetYGS
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie turns from good to great as the layers are peeled away and director Hahn provides an insider's look at the creative epicenter of the studio.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    At times hilarious and occasionally very sad, it's a cautionary tale about the lure of instant fame.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Has a solid story, which keeps things interesting during the quiet moments when nobody is getting kicked in the head.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Captures an artist who has decided not to burn out, but to fade away with dignity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Fans of this film will some day wear out their DVDs and Blu-rays playing that fantastic battle scene again and again.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Anyone can make a bad movie. But it takes a unique set of circumstances to make a movie so horrible that people are celebrating its badness two decades later.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The similarity between the children is the most striking part of the movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A documentary that is often told in adages, riddles and poetry.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Satan is optional in The Last Exorcism. This is the rare horror film that would have been entertaining even if nothing scary happened.