For 2,097 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Rainer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Seymour: An Introduction
Lowest review score: 0 Mixed Nuts
Score distribution:
2,097 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Hands down the funniest movie I've seen all year and also the smartest.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The reason we feel so close to Socha, a man who at first seems nothing more than a racist scoundrel, is that his moral odyssey, with its advances and retreats, is so emotionally believable.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The New Wave of Romanian cinema is the most exciting in the world right now. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days is its latest masterpiece.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Stunning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A marvelously captivating animated feature.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The most visceral and cumulatively powerful account of civil war since Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Sweetest, funniest, most humane movie I've seen all year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Granik filmed in actual locations and enlisted many locals as actors. They blend unobtrusively with the professionals in the cast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Maier is a great artist who discounted adulation entirely. Her life was a masquerade; her genius, quite literally, was unexposed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A marvel.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Toy Story 3, has more emotional power than either of its predecessors. Come to think of it, it also has more emotional power than most of the live-action movies out there.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    You've seen the rest; now see the best.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Marvelously enjoyable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Altogether remarkable, a near-masterpiece.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Clooney and Payne are coconspirators, too. They know that the story they are telling is too emotionally complicated to muck up with a lot of preening and artifice. They head right into the sad and crazymaking humor of the situation. This is a modest marvel of a movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Photographic Memory is about the permanence and impermanence of what we choose to preserve: on film and in our heads (which is often the same thing). I would like to think that one day Adrian might look at this documentary and see it as a supreme act of paternal love.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Winter Sleep, winner of last year’s Palme d’Or in Cannes, runs almost 3-1/2 hours. These will be some of the best three-plus hours you will spend at any movie this year. I’ve seen movies half that length that felt twice as long.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A breathtakingly beautiful achievement in every way.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The personal triumphs in Happy-Go-Lucky may be small-scale but its embrace is all-encompassing. It's a wonderfully humane movie.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The scene is so emotionally ravishing that it breaks you apart. The peacefulness that finally descends on Séraphine in the film's final moments is more than a balm. It's a benediction.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Her
    The wistfulness in this movie is large-souled. Theodore may worry that his love for Samantha makes him a freak, but Amy knows that “anybody who loves is a freak.” All this may sound touchy-feely in the worst way, but Jonze is trying to get at how we seek romantic connection in this brave (or not so brave) new world. Like Theodore, he risks looking foolish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    An amazing, galvanic experience. It's about the hushed-up story of Benito Mussolini's first wife and child, but no one will ever mistake this movie for a standard biopic. It's too raw, too primal.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Despite its length, it is one of the most consistently engrossing and powerful movies ever made.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The fierce, questing intelligence of these students and educators is a perfect match for Wiseman’s own.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Wherever you were schooled, in public schools or private, in the slums or in the suburbs, you will recognize yourself in this film and laugh and beam and cower.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    An astounding, one-of-a-kind movie.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a movie that better conveys the sheer passion both performer and listener have for great music.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    What United 93 demonstrates, as if we needed proof, is that it is too soon - it may always be too soon - to sort out the feelings from that day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Delivers more goose bumps than anything Hollywood has served up in years – which I hope does not mean that Bayona, a first-time feature director and music video whiz, will be enlisted to direct "Saw V."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Plenty of terrible movies know how to work your tear ducts. Here's a weepie that, in Pfeiffer's performance, touches you on the highest levels.

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