Peter Hartlaub

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For 489 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Host
Lowest review score: 0 Redline
Score distribution:
489 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The Peanuts Movie delivers genuine happiness with the door left open for woe.
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    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Esrick spent 10 years on the film, and the result is a comprehensive portrait.
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    About five times as funny as "Scary Movie 3."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The Lego Batman Movie is less awesome than its predecessor, but it’s a clever, well-paced, self-aware and completely satisfying kind of less awesome.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A solid piece of filmmaking, from subtle beginning to the excessive end.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore find a nice balance between the over-the-top high jinks and an emotional core, which unexpectedly crystallizes relatively late in the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    There's nothing too small about Nolte's performance. He's the perfect companion for a rookie feature film director looking to make a good first impression.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Rocket Science has the makings of either a tragedy or a crowd-pleasing underdog story, but writer-director Jeffrey Blitz instead takes the movie on a different, and ultimately more rewarding, direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Very entertaining.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A nice surprise, surpassing the quality of the first film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Marshall takes a modest budget and a concept that isn't all that original and produces a frightening, intelligent and sexy thriller.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    As much as Fassbender, Vikander and Rachel Weisz, the feelings of isolation, despair and self-reproach deserve top billing in The Light Between Oceans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It is by far the sharpest-looking DreamWorks Animation film to date.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    An honest, fair and quite voyeuristic look into avatars and the real-life humans who control them in Second Life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The end result is an interesting documentary that is as unpolished and gutsy as the championship-caliber high school hoop stars at the other end of his camera.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    While it's riveting throughout, The Mist is a bit bloated.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Throughout Zootopia, each bustling frame is packed with so much repeated-viewings-rewarded imagery that the screen must be sampled rather than taken in as a whole.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Dawson turns out to be a necessary ingredient, propelling the emotional core of the film forward, while somehow convincing the audience that a smart, attractive woman could find a schlub like Dante desirable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The similarity between the children is the most striking part of the movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Instructive as a portrait of activism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The ego trips and sexuality and driving are all filmed with equal intensity, to the point where the emotions and flesh and crunched metal seem to blend together. The movie's only major problem is that the tension sometimes overwhelms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Tribe superfan Rapaport doesn't fawn, but he juggles too much, and the ending feels pat. It's still an outstanding effort, and one of the more honest band biopics in recent years.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A tough internal struggle must take place before one can come forward and admit enjoying The Devil's Rejects, a movie so fundamentally horrible that even its creator has to admit he's basically made a 101-minute snuff film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Undefeated is filled with wonderful narratives, which impressed academy voters enough to garner an Academy Award this week. It's a credit to directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Daniels that the personal stories of the kids and coaches resonate more than the wins and losses.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    It's one of the least scary films that he's made - but still entertaining, and very, very gory.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    If you were ever wondering what "Die Hard" would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.

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