Peter Debruge

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For 1,245 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Debruge's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Thoroughbreds
Lowest review score: 0 Pretty Persuasion
Score distribution:
1245 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    It’s all engineered to pay off in familiar ways, though the movie isn’t quite as predictable as you might think.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Wish Dragon delivers a whole new world, a new fantastic point of view, and that’s plenty.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Awake is bonkers in a fun way from time to time . . . but gives the distinct impression that the most interesting crises are happening off screen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Debruge
    The movie feels like both an advertisement for this posh, ultra-modern oasis and a late-20th-century smear of the people and culture one might expect to find there.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Debruge
    The more you start to nitpick this movie, the more innumerable its plot holes appear, until the whole thing collapses in on itself.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    The film’s texture is in the details. There’s nothing glamorous about this kind of subsistence, and nothing invented.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Van Grinsven is conscious of consequences, but more interested in exploring the newfound freedoms that technology offers queer self-discovery.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Rogers’ stage play is a smart, mature piece of writing, but one that transfers rather clumsily to the small screen, in part because its makers don’t show quite the same confidence in their audience’s intelligence.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Debruge
    Very little of Spirit Untamed lives up to what the studio is selling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Debruge
    The director, who brought a wicked edge to pop-culture redux “I, Tonya” a few years back, has rescued Cruella from the predictability of the earlier “101 Dalmatians” remakes and created a stylish new franchise of its own in which a one-time villain has been reborn as the unlikeliest of role models.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Debruge
    Like its source, the movie is a blast, one that benefits enormously from being shot on the streets of Washington Heights.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    It can be hard to believe that both the sequel and the instant-classic 2018 original were produced by Michael Bay, a filmmaker who has pushed the moviegoing experience to ear-splitting extremes, since Krasinski so effectively embraces the opposite strategy: Less is more, suggestion can be scarier than showing everything, and few things are more unnerving than silence.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    As directed by Taylor Sheridan, Those Who Wish Me Dead offers a much bigger sandbox for the gifted actor-turned-action maven, whose scripts for “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water” have launched him to the front of a genre dominated by CG robots, superheroes and other IP once associated with Saturday morning cartoons. Such movies are plenty popular, but this one marks a welcome departure — one intended for grown-ups seeking more “realistic” diversion — without shortchanging audiences when it comes to either spectacle or sound.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Debruge
    Moya’s vision may be bleak — and “vision” is the right word to describe the Spanish-born director’s stunning capacity to create images and atmosphere — but there’s something unnervingly familiar about the world he creates in his feature debut.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    A clever example of creativity thriving within the strict protocols of the coronavirus pandemic, tense confinement thriller Oxygen plays like “Buried” in outer space.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    An engaging for-kids ghost story whose fantasy elements are thoughtfully grounded by real-world concerns.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Like the H character, Wrath of Man walks into the room confident and secure in its abilities, professional, efficient and potentially lethal. All of this is best experienced in a movie theater, if possible.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Debruge
    Hopkins isn’t awful in The Virtuoso, but the movie that surrounds him is.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    While well cast and plenty compelling (including feisty turns from Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci), this reductive farmer drama deals in emotions more than explanations as it seeks to convey what it means for a little-guy grower like Percy Schmeiser to go up against Big Agro.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Rest assured that there’s a wacky enjoyment to be had even when things don’t make sense.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    True to the game, the violence is both ghoulishly creative and gratuitously extreme.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Debruge
    The laughs come at a clip few movies can sustain, stacked so dense, repeat viewing (and in some cases, strategic freeze-framing) is required to catch them all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    For French and art-house audiences, there’s no denying the pleasure of a sapiosexual romance such as this, where the turn-on is to be found in the characters’ intelligence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Debruge
    Amusing, but not outrageous, and while I’m glad Kummer’s camera was there to capture it, the movie doesn’t reveal enough about the performers’ backgrounds or personalities.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    Godzilla vs. Kong is most satisfying when it’s at its most simple, which happens either in quiet bonding scenes between Jia and Kong, or else in those deafening moments when the monsters are duking it out.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    There’s bravery in Bateman’s willingness to explore this state of mind, to put so much of herself on the table, but she rolls credits just as things were getting interesting: when Violet blocks out the voices and finally starts listening to herself.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    A self-described former junkie who experienced the dirty side of going clean firsthand, writer-director John Swab delivers an entertaining and eye-opening insider’s take on the treatment racket.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Debruge
    It’s a remarkable accomplishment: a film with the confidence to pose big questions, and the humility to leave them unanswered.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Debruge
    A thriller that’s both a relentless adrenaline rush and a social-issue Rorschach test for all who watch it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Debruge
    Kier isn’t panhandling for laughs by playing some tired gay stereotype. There’s a heart-on-his-sleeve sincerity to the performance that’s better than the material merits, for Stephens has written an earnest but anemic script.

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