Peter Hartlaub

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For 562 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Hartlaub's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Raid 2
Lowest review score: 0 Silent Hill
Score distribution:
562 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Ratatouille is a classic.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    One of the more thoughtful and valiant feature film directorial debuts in recent memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Feels like a streamlined improvement on the original.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    An often amusing but also an aimless and forgettable animated comedy that is noteworthy mostly for its random musical numbers and surprising amounts of violence.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    The reboot of the "Friday the 13th" series is a pretty big mess - not particularly scary or interesting or even gory by 21st century movie standards.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Very imaginative and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Besides the huge smiles on your faces, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse offers mainstream moviegoers an overwhelming feeling of optimism. If this kind of risk-taking and artist-driven creativity can exist in Hollywood’s biggest money-making genre, then our superhero movie future is filled with hope.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    If you're the type who doesn't go to art-house films , Murderball should be your exception. It's hard to imagine anyone could walk away from this movie disappointed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Hartlaub
    Naysayers have been claiming for years that the "Moneyball" book wouldn't work as a movie. But ultimately, it's the cinematic touches that keep this film version from becoming something exceptional.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    One of Miyazaki's most kid-accessible movies, but still an unnerving film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Ernest & Celestine builds a delicate and charming animated world, but you wouldn't want to live there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    A great piece of filmmaking and a legitimate science-fiction/horror classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Children of Men is Cuarón's run for freedom, with a riveting story, fantastic action scenes and acting so universally solid that even the dogs perform masterfully under his direction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A return to rowdy form for Chappelle.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    A strikingly immersive movie, a slow burn filled with subtleties and nuance, with its message nestled in the details as much as the greater story. While other filmmakers have effectively captured San Francisco’s landmarks and topography, story co-writers Fails and Talbot seem to be filming San Francisco’s streets with a microscope.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A meditative state of a movie. While shorter-attention-spanned moviegoers should stick to "The Fighter," this is an interesting and enjoyable entry on the opposite side of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Miyazaki is arguably at the Kubrick/Polanski level, where his lesser films still yield great rewards. Even during the moments that don't soar, The Wind Rises continues to satisfy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Captures an artist who has decided not to burn out, but to fade away with dignity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    The movie is a wonderful surprise, cleverly written and executed brick by brick with a visual panache.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    As impressive as it is geeky. Most of the principal characters look like they haven't seen daylight since "Pac-Man Fever" was on the charts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    This is an extremely violent movie, with one long gory scene that's particularly hard to stomach. The great majority of Triad Election is about political maneuvering, but when the conversations end, the blood flows mightily.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    A film that is at its best onstage.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Hartlaub
    Contains so many insults to the audience's intelligence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Anvil lives somewhere in that thoroughly entertaining gray area between self-parody and the triumph of human spirit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    It stands out as one of the best films of the genre, on the strength of the storytelling and wonderful performances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Arrival works as mainstream entertainment, but includes hallmarks of the “2001: A Space Odyssey”/“Silent Running” era of artist-driven science fiction. It has Hollywood stars, but makes great effort to strip them of any false glamour. The film is tightly calibrated, but leaves things open to interpretation, for discussion on the ride home and beyond.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Hartlaub
    Coco is the best-looking Pixar movie since the tonally uneven “The Good Dinosaur.” The colorful afterlife is the centerpiece, but excellence is found in unexpected places.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    The locally sourced documentary is always engaging — lively and well-paced with an impressive list of interviewees from Hillary Clinton to Huerta herself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Hartlaub
    Plays like two films in one, and succeeds on both levels.

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