Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond

Agrees with the Tomatometer 64% of the time.

Pete Hammond's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 54% Lovelace (2013) "Amanda Seyfried is terrific as the most famous porn star of all time. The quality of the acting is impressive. Seyfried and Sharon Stone as her mother should be considered for year end awards. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3/5 64% 2 Guns (2013) "Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are at their best, a fun screen team and something a little lighter in the dog days of summer. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2/5 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013) "Smurftastically stupid. Here's a sequel to a movie we didn't care about the first time around. It's enough to make you blue. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
2/5 68% Elysium (2013) "Hugely disappointing follow-up to director Neil Blomkamp's brilliant District 9. An intriguing premise evaporates into mindless sci-fi action. Jodie Foster gives the worst performance of her career. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
4/5 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) "Not just a great history lesson but also a fine character study of a man who witnessed the entire Civil Rights movement through his job as a Butler in the White House. The acting is superb right down the line. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3/5 6% Paranoia (2013) "A corporate thriller that offers juicy roles for Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Not terribly original but entertaining. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
4/5 27% Jobs (2013) "Terrific. Ashton Kutcher gives the performance of his career. A fascinating,surprising and intriguing warts-and-all look at one of the greatest innovators of our time. Get on line now. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3.5/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) "Terrific and scary-as-hell horror movie more in the spirit of psychological classics like The Innocents or the original 1963 The Haunting. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
2.5/5 52% The To Do List (2013) "Forgettable movie about a college-age girl trying to make up for lost time sexually may be just a 'to do' lister for that demo and no one else. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
4.5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) "Woody Allen gets serious with this searing portrait of a woman under the influence and a remarkable performance from Cate Blanchett. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3/5 43% Red 2 (2013) "If you liked Red , you'll like this nicely pitched sequel. It doesn't break new ground but it's good mindless summer fun with a great cast. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
4/5 67% Turbo (2013) "A snail with the need for speed turns into the best animated film I have seen all year. We may have seen this all in Ratatouille but it still seems fresh as a slug. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
3.5/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) "A refreshing , almost film noirish reboot of the Wolverine franchise that uses its Japan locations to good advantage. Jackman is a great action star. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 29, 2013
5/5 85% The Way Way Back (2013) "Easily one of the best movies you will see all year. It's funny and grabs the heart. Sam Rockwell deserves an Oscar nomination. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4/5 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Powerful and disturbing.Michael B. Jordan is brilliant. It shows us we can't change the past but with movies like this perhaps we can make a better future. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 11, 2013
4.5/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) "The most spectacular visual effects of the year. Del Toro is a master. May be the greatest monster movie I have ever seen. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jul 11, 2013
3.5/5 65% The Heat (2013) "The screen team of the season , Bullock and McCarthy , deliver a sizzling hot summer comedy. Over the top , but undeniable fun. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 27, 2013
2/5 51% White House Down (2013) "Wasn't it just two months ago we watched the White House go up in flames in Olympus Has Fallen? This is the same thing, but even more absurd and ridiculous. An ace cast can't save it though Tatum makes a fine action star. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 27, 2013
3/5 68% World War Z (2013) "Zombies are hotter than ever and now it's Brad Pitt's turn. Much better than its troubled production history would indicate , World War Z is epic and fun. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 23, 2013
3.5/5 78% Monsters University (2013) "Pixar has done it again. Literally. Monsters University has loads of laughs and heart. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 23, 2013
2.5/5 38% The Purge (2013) "The premise is intriguing but the movie is pretty disgusting. If it really had something to say about violence in our society okay, but it's just there for entertainment so beware. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 15, 2013
5/5 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) "Want a feel-good movie this summer? Have I got the DOCUMENTARY for you! " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 15, 2013
3/5 34% The Internship (2013) "Google my words: it's a winner. It may not be as great as Wedding Crashers but this re-teaming of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson was worth the 8-year wait. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 60% The Bling Ring (2013) "Sofia Coppola's sly comment on the vapidness of pop culture and a group of teens lost in transition points out our obsession with fame and gets it all right. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 83% This Is the End (2013) "This movie makes Superbad and Pineapple Express look like child's play. Outrageous and undeniably hilarious, but how did it not get an 'NC 17'? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2013
2.5/5 56% Man of Steel (2013) "The attempt to do something different and a bit darker is admirable but this Superman doesn't fly, it just assaults the senses. Where's the fun? " ‐ Movieline
Posted Jun 14, 2013
3.5/5 64% Epic (2013) "Extraordinary! A magical and wondrous - and blessedly original - animated movie experience for everyone. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 31, 2013
4/5 75% The Kings of Summer (2013) "Loved Stand By Me? This is for you. The Kings Of Summer is absolutely wonderful, a welcome gift for moviegoers and a true gem in a season of non-stop mayhem. Don't Miss it. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 31, 2013
4/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) "Pure summer movie magic - literally. More fun than Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 combined. You won't believe you eyes - and that's the point. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 31, 2013
4/5 48% The Great Gatsby (2013) "There's never been a movie like it. Hollywood just doesn't make dramas in 3D but this one is truly sensational. Di Caprio delivers one of his best performances. " ‐ Movieline
Posted May 11, 2013
4/5 54% Oblivion (2013) "Extraordinary, if a little hard to follow at times. A jaw-dropping, exciting and the most visually stunning and innovative science-fiction thriller to hit the screen since 'Blade Runner' . Cruise delivers one of the best performances of his career. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Apr 20, 2013
4/5 65% Starbuck (2013) "The new year's nicest and most welcome surprise. A funny, heartwarming, superbly acted film that makes you feel good about life. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 24, 2013
4/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) "'Rambo' in the White House! Gerard Butler is an action superstar of guts and glory. A gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller with first rate direction by Antoine Fuqua. A must-see for action fans. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 24, 2013
4/5 70% The Croods (2013) "The first great animated film of the year. Truly hilarious. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 24, 2013
3.5/5 31% Emperor (2013) "Powerful and brilliantly acted. Tommy Lee Jones is remarkable as General Douglas MacArthur in a side of World War II that has remained hidden. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 10, 2013
4/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) "A dazzling, thrilling and wonderfully entertaining brand new classic. This is a Wizard of 'Awe'. " ‐ Movieline
Posted Mar 10, 2013
3/5 36% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) "Bill Murray winningly portrays Roosevelt with sly understatement and assured authority " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 3, 2012
4/5 62% Hitchcock (2012) "The sensational Helen Mirren sounds the war cry for all those unappreciated "plus ones" " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 16, 2012
4/5 90% Lincoln (2012) "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 " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 3, 2012
4.5/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) "Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2012
3/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) "Madea this ain't. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4.5/5 87% Frankenweenie (2012) "This magnificent stop-motion cartoon is alive -- "it's alive! -- with laughs and heart " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2012
2.5/5 10% House at the End of the Street (2012) "This PG-13 scare-fest is more psychological terror than blood and guts, and should satisfy-not repulse-young genre fans. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "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. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
4/5 85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) "This beautifully written, directed and acted gem belongs with the handful of classics in the high school genre " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2012
4/5 85% End of Watch (2012) "Unforgettable pair Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña give Oscar-caliber performances " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2012
5/5 96% Argo (2012) "The movie-within-the-movie is fake, but the resulting picture is the real deal " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 6, 2012
3/5 49% Hit & Run (2012) "A late summer blast of high adrenaline fun " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2012
3/5 33% The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) "A magical film in the vein of E.T. where an otherworldly event changes a family forever " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2012
4/5 74% Hope Springs (2012) "If Streep and Jones don't receive Oscar nominations, something is seriously wrong with Oscar. " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2012
3/5 51% Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) "A throwback to the live action kid comedies Hollywood used to regularly turn out " ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 3, 2012
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