For 2,020 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 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Rainer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Under the Sea 3D
Lowest review score: 0 She Hate Me
Score distribution:
2,020 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Stunning.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A feel-good musical that, for a change, actually makes you feel good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Amir Bar-Lev's documentary is fascinating on all kinds of levels: as a movie about the nature of art, the lure and pitfalls of celebrity, and the complicated conundrums of parenting.
    • 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."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A supremely cranky and lyrical feat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A marvelous documentary that brings home the terror and heroism brought forth by the Katrina debacle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    It's a giddy nightmare. Nothing is quite what it seems in I Served the King of England, and this is poetically appropriate. The world it depicts is too dangerous and too lovely to classify.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    And yet the great conundrum of the Holocaust is that it was perpetrated by human beings, not monsters. Few movies have rendered this puzzle so powerfully.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Improbably, it's one of the most affecting films of the year, which once again demonstrates that all you need to make a good movie is talent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    There's plenty for us to feast on in Under the Sea 3D without drawing a single drop of blood. If you have small children, you'd be crazy not to take them to this film.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Troell, at 78, continues to turn out films that will last for as long as there are movies. No wonder he feels such a deep connection to Maria in Everlasting Moments. The film is one hero's salute to another.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    In the end, this melancholy, inspiriting movie achieves a breathtaking emotional harmoniousness.
    • 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.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    You've seen the rest; now see the best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    So intimate and sensual and funny and psychologically self-revealing that it makes most of what passes for sex in the movies look like cheap hysterics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A rare example of first-rate filmed opera.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The most visceral and cumulatively powerful account of civil war since Gillo Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    One of the sharpest and funniest movies about the music business ever made.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A hushed, small-scale masterpiece that moves into the shadowlands of tragedy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    A love affair between performer and filmmaker. The director shows off his ardor by eliciting from his actors aspects of their gifts that they themselves may not have known they had.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The most joyously cinematic movie I've seen this year. Chomet's astonishing imagination conjures images you could swear you've seen in your dreams.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    An astounding, one-of-a-kind movie.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The most deeply and mysteriously satisfying animated feature to come along in ages.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    It has what the most heartfelt Disney animated features used to have: rapturous imagery matched with real wit.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    No other concert film has ever expressed so fervently the erotic root of rock. Seeing it is the opposite of taking a trip down memory lane; it's more like a plunge into the belly of the beast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    The most powerfully entrancing children's film in years. Of course, a true kid's classic is just as magical for adults.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    Jackson has a genuine epic gift: Few filmmakers have ever given gross-outs such resplendence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Rainer
    It's a strange, one-of-a-kind film that was to be Benacarraf's only full-length feature.
    • 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.