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Peter Debruge

Peter Debruge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Peter Debruge's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Contra Costa Times, Miami Herald, Premiere Magazine, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% In the Name of My Daughter (2015) "A mobster movie without whackings, a thriller without suspense and a courtroom drama without resolution, this turgid retelling of an unsolved missing-persons case functions mostly as a portrait of a young woman who loved too passionately. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 11, 2015
26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Despite its name cast, short of a significant re-edit, not much can save what feels like a Lifetime version of The Lovely Bones. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 11, 2015
67% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) "Like a cross between Forrest Gump and a Jonathan Winters character, this Swedish centenarian bumbles his way through international events. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 9, 2015
100% Elle L'adore (2015) "A clever example of mainstream French cinema from the daughter of Miou-Miou and Julien Clerc. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 6, 2015
No Score Yet Beaver Trilogy Part IV "Besser's obsessive feature-length follow-up documentary ultimately feels like a DVD featurette that spiraled ridiculously out of control. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 5, 2015
44% Maya The Bee Movie (2015) "This sweet, play-it-safe adaptation of TV's honeybee heroine is as innocuous and uninspired as preschool animation gets. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 1, 2015
65% Reality (2015) "[A] mind-numbingly unfunny attempt to apply slippery dream logic to filmmaking. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
68% Marie's Story (2015) "Slight but satisfying. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
80% Far from Men (2015) "Writer-director David Oelhoffen's idea of approaching this potent two-hander as an Algeria-set horse opera proves as inspired as it is unexpected. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 27, 2015
26% Child 44 (2015) ""Child 44" plays like a curious relic of an earlier Cold War mindset, when Western audiences took comfort that they were living on the right side of the Iron Curtain, and relied on movies to remind them as much. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2015
61% Unfriended (2015) "Simultaneously clever and exasperating. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2015
77% Felix & Meira (2015) "Though set in present-day Montreal, this tender romance unfolds like an episode from another century, paying the sort of careful attention to social boundaries you'd expect to find in a classic forbidden-love novel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2015
93% Güeros (2015) "By all indications, Ruizpalacios still seems to be finding his voice, and yet this modest little movie does seem to have its finger on the pulse. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2015
26% Dark Places (2015) "No matter how you feel about "Gone Girl," there's no denying that Gillian Flynn's second bigscreen adaptation is a relative disappointment. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2015
70% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "A work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world's leading independent animators, all tied up and wrapped in a family-friendly bow by "The Lion King" director Roger Allers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 22, 2015
100% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made "Often poignant, occasionally pathetic, but never short of entertaining, "Raiders!" captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people's imaginations ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2015
29% Insurgent (2015) "Perhaps instead of splitting the third book into two movies, they should have considered combining the first two into one. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 11, 2015
74% 3 Hearts (2015) "Jacquot makes it much more compelling to watch his characters fall in love than it is to see them writhe and twist amid its complications. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2015
45% Home (2015) "From a creative standpoint, this is the studio's least exciting feature yet - hardly its worst, execution-wise, but entirely lacking in the risk-taking spirit that has spawned such successful franchises as "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Dragon." " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 8, 2015
57% My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (2015) "Suggests the sacrifices required of those who live in an artist's orbit, but it fails to offer what groupies surely want, which is insight into Refn's creative process. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2015
69% The Salvation (2015) " Levring is certainly the first of his countrymen to render an homage to the genre with quite this level of skill, while his outsider status allows him to damn every last American in the godforsaken land of his own invention. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
22% Tracers (2015) "The plot may be as creaky as an old-timer slinking across rooftops in a black turtleneck and domino mask, but the acrobatic stunts more than compensate, many of them performed by Lautner himself. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
56% Focus (2015) "While not quite the "art" it's billed to be, if the perfect con is about diverting one's focus, then this one keeps you distracted till the end. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "For a film conceived without any chance of a sequel in mind, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" actually lends itself surprisingly well to being extended ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 17, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Though this lavish, live-action 'Cinderella' could never replace Disney's animated classic, it's no ugly stepsister, either. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 13, 2015
52% Woman in Gold (2015) "This heavy-handed retelling of the fight to reclaim a Gustav Klimt painting stolen by Nazis is no masterpiece. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2015
70% 5 to 7 (2015) "Courageously sentimental in an age of irony, Victor Levin's refreshingly articulate "5 to 7" delivers romance of the sort thought lost since the days of Audrey Hepburn, for those who appreciate such finery. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2015
6% Queen of the Desert "In the end, it's not clear what's driving Bell, nor what's holding her back. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2015
92% Durak (2015) "Frank Capra would have approved of The Fool, a forceful Russian drama in which a lone plumber stands up to a corrupt system on behalf of the people living in a squalid apartment building. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "A disappointing step backwards for the Wachowskis, who lose themselves in an over-designed, underdeveloped 'Star Wars'-style land grab in space. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 3, 2015
No Score Yet Pervert Park "Most will go in with minds set about rapists and child molesters, only to find their assumptions challenged by this tough-to-watch, even-trickier-to-market pic's daring approach and the courageous candor of its subjects. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 2, 2015
79% Cop Car (2015) "B-movie gold... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
82% Tig "While it doesn't actually go much deeper than Tig already does onstage, this generous-minded docu should be amusing enough to watch while folding laundry. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
36% Lila & Eve (2015) "Davis is the reason this movie stands to be something more than a straight-to-oblivion telepic. We feel her pain, and we want to see justice done. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2015
99% Brooklyn (2015) "Saoirse Ronan shines, but relative newcomer Emory Cohen is the true breakout in this tale of a young woman torn between two men on opposite sides of the Atlantic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2015
34% Project Almanac (2015) "A time-travel premise goes nowhere fast in this latest take on the increasingly tired found-footage genre. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2015
95% Girlhood (2015) "Celine Sciamma's Girlhood advances the French helmer's obsession with how society attempts to force teenage girls into familiar categories, when the individuals themselves don't conform so easily. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2015
63% Nasty Baby (2015) "A loosely scripted, raucously nonconformist laffer that looks like it's going one way, only to arrive somewhere else entirely ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "This rousing adaptation of Jesse Andrews' novel is destined not only to connect with young audiences in a big way, but to endure as a touchstone for its generation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2015
73% I Am Michael "An unusually nuanced James Franco carries this complex portrait of a man who came out and fought to encourage other LGBT youth before converting to conservative Christianity. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
45% True Story (2015) "In Goold's hands, the two thesps deliver measured, soul-searching work. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
30% Stockholm, Pennsylvania "From its opening scene, the film feels desaturated and airless, as if the intrusion of energy or color might upset the characters' delicate task of healing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2015
13% The Bronze (2016) "Though no one would accuse "The Bronze" of not being funny, it somehow manages not to be funny often enough. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2015
100% The Dark Horse (2015) ""The Dark Horse" is as good a title as any for a film that takes an overplayed genre - the inspirational mentor story - and still manages to surprise ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 20, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "Michael Mann strains to keep up with the times with this au courant but visually muddled, dramatically clumsy cyberthriller. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2015
74% Match (2015) "The pleasure of watching Patrick Stewart navigate his first juicy gay character since Jeffrey propels Stephen Belber's otherwise play-it-straight Match. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 12, 2015
58% Walter (2015) "An overly cutesy, credibility-straining dramedy ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 8, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) "Nothing will surprise Zvyagintsev fans more than discovering how funny the film is, as the helmer and co-writer Oleg Negin extend the darkly satirical streak they began with Elena. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Whether it's "Alex Rider," "Agent Cody Banks" or "Spy Kids," plenty have tried to adapt the 007 shtick to younger characters, with demonstrably dopey results. In the end, the reason it works for Vaughn is that he's making the film for adults. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 27, 2014
100% Folies Bergère "If Alexander Payne had been born in Normandy rather than Nebraska, he might have made a film like "Paris Follies. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 22, 2014
12% Seventh Son (2015) "An over-designed, under-conceived fantasy epic in which even topnotch contributors can't get the chemistry right, leaving Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore looking silly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2014
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