For 171 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 83% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Hammond's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Oceans
Lowest review score: 10 Your Highness
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 171
171 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    A competent period costume drama, this intimate character study is light as air - and probably more suited to Masterpiece Theatre than as a major theatrical release.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    A "Good Evening" indeed at the movies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This is not really a biopic of the great President as the title might indicate, but rather a fascinating, savvy look at the inner-workings of the political process and how things in the White House get - or don't get - done.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    With a sure-to-be-talked about performance by Sean Penn and the dueling themes of overcoming depression and revenge against Nazi atrocities, This Must Be The Place is anywhere BUT the place for moviegoers who aren't in the mood for something different.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    Rebooting novelist James Patterson's famous Alex Cross character for the big screen, Tyler Perry aims at new cinematic territory and scores a bullseye as the Detroit detective embroiled in a hunt for a mega-evil killer that turns personal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    With a razor-sharp script and Jennifer Garner winning laughs in a nice change-of-pace role, this cynically funny and pointedly pertinent not-so-subtle spin on the national battle between right and left wing politics scores lots of comic bullseyes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Hammond
    This magnificent stop-motion cartoon is alive - "it's alive! - with laughs and heart.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Hammond
    This PG-13 scare-fest is more psychological terror than blood and guts, and should satisfy-not repulse-young genre fans.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Clint Eastwood and a superb cast hit it out of the park in Trouble With The Curve, a great entertainment filled with heart, humor, family drama and fantastic acting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Easily one of the year's best films and one of the best ever in the well-worn cop genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a sweet surprise, a funny, touching terrific and quite wonderful movie that gets it all right about the joys and heartbreaks of growing up circa 1991.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Hammond
    If there was any doubt Ben Affleck has turned into an exceptional director, his wildly entertaining, pulse-pounding thriller Argo will handily erase those thoughts.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    One of the summer's great escapes - no mean feat in a year that has attempted, but failed, to provide fun, mindless, movie fare.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    It's a magical film in the vein of E.T. where an otherworldly event changes a family forever.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Deftly veering from comedy to drama, director David Frankel (who also guided Streep to one of her 17 Oscar nominations in "The Devil Wears Prada") never loses sight of the humanity and universality of the situation.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Fox is smart to keep turning this stuff out before star Gordon grows too old for the role. He's terrific in a Leave it to Beaver way, perfectly capturing the angst of being in-betweener.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This smart and sophisticated romp takes surprising directions as it examines the creative process of writing, the delicate balance of relationships, and the mysteries of men and women.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Reiner has crafted the perfect summer film in The Magic Of Belle Isle. No, not one with a lot of noise and battles and comic book heroes, but rather a wonderfully laid back family story set around a gorgeous lake, about the everyday problems of real people from 7 to 70.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Savages is one of Stone's best movies with a ménage et trois love story giving some human dimension to its three young leads.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Ted
    Movies don't get much funnier than Ted.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    This film stands out as one of the year's best.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Hammond
    Blending a perfect brew of classic '80s songs, big laughs and rockin' performances, director Adam Shankman manages to make this film adaptation of the hit Broadway jukebox musical a red hot summer blast for people who grew up with glam metal - or just can't escape it on the radio.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Europe's Most Wanted is so full of laughs and great characters, it's easily the best in the series. Like "Toy Story 3," the Madagascar gang just gets better with time, and this new adventure is funny, exciting and heartwarming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The director of quirky fare with a rabid cult-like following has made a charming, magical and really funny new work about two unique young kids discovering love over one unforgettable summer, and it's the director's most accessible movie yet.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Hammond
    Its endless parade of explosions, battles and general mayhem makes Michael Bay seem like Ingmar Bergman in comparison with Battleship director Peter Berg.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Hammond
    What to expect from What to Expect When You're Expecting: laughs, heart and a terrific ensemble of actors doing what they do best.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    It's a great time at the movies and a wickedly clever cinematic treat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    The Pirates! Band of Misfits is one of the funniest animated films in years, or to put it in terms you scallywags can understand: it's a treasure trove of laughs.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Hammond
    Kids should especially like this magnificent and heartwarming look at the life of young Oscar.

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