Peter Hartlaub

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For 517 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Coco
Lowest review score: 0 The Spirit
Score distribution:
517 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Cheadle the actor is nearly perfect in the role.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Despite a decent cast of mostly British voice actors and better-than-average computer animation, the movie seems rushed at 76 minutes and is only marginally funny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Although the film’s content falls squarely within the PG rating, it provides about 20 percent more visual terror than you’re probably expecting. Plus, the presence of a scary clown should automatically trigger a special MPAA rating. (PG-C?) Take your 5-year-old knowing that he may be visiting your bed every night between now and Halloween.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Go in with low expectations and you might be pleasantly surprised.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Less a story than a series of complicated slapstick bits.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Airplane buffs are going to have a particularly good time; each of the planes seems to have an obscure real-life counterpart. And pop-culture junkies will appreciate a few sly nods as well.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The dialogue is so earnest that its lack of humor becomes a source of humor in itself. The acting is so primal that you’ll swear a porn sequence is about to break out.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    A solid piece of in-the-moment entertainment that fails in its attempt to be something more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It’s summer, weed is legal in California now and laughs are a scarce resource. You could do worse than Rough Night.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The story is painfully simplistic, and it becomes quickly apparent that the narrative is a crude cement to hold together the carnage.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    As the film meanders, the powerful moments barely outnumber the ridiculous. And another excellent performance from McAdams isn't quite good enough to mask the distractions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Isn't quite as boring as it sounds, thanks to writer/director Steve Conrad's strong script and decent performances by John C. Reilly and Seann William Scott.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's a weighty and visually interesting movie that unfortunately doesn't have a strong message beyond its overwhelming bleakness.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    This film is too scary for very young children, while older fans are likely to focus on the film not faring well in comparison to the elder Miyazaki's recent work.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    If Stanley Kubrick filmed an orgy like the one in this film, "Eyes Wide Shut" might have been halfway tolerable.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    There are plenty of bad films to get riled up about in the summer. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters isn't one of them. This is harmless tween-centric fun.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Filmgoers looking for copious amounts of mindless violence won't be disappointed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Legend of the Guardians sounds as if it were scripted by a team of 11-year-old boys, with too much plot for its 91-minute running time, a script that steals liberally from "Star Wars" and some occasionally eye-roll-worthy weirdness.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Isn't a terrible addition to the teen coming-of-age party movie catalog. It just feels dated.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    A lot more enjoyable if you can leave your cognitive skills at the door.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    At its best, the movie is a collection of entertaining memories from a group of gutsy women.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    This time, it seems as if there’s a little less magic in the woods.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The core fan base of this English sword battle drama will pay for the boundary-pushing blood and gore. Why bore them with things like plot and context and production values?
    • 30 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Once you're done trying to conjugate the smurfs, there's a better movie than anyone could have possibly expected, thanks in large part to an honest effort by Harris in a thankless role.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is an enjoyable but flawed attempt at an epic story, with too much of the best action concentrated in the beginning.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Lottery Ticket is likable, and that goes a long way.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    The performances are the best part of this uneven film.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    It's an imperfect facsimile, guilty of borrowing too many ideas from the earlier film, and then executing them with differing results.

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