Peter Brunette

Peter Brunette

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Kosmos (2010)

"Kosmos is nothing less than cosmic in scope, and it's beautifully shot, and profoundly imaginative, but it's finally just too much of a good thing." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016

Crash (2004)

"While the mini-genre it occupies -- multi-storylined ensemble pieces about dysfunctional life in southern California -- is already well-established, Crash is a superb, sometimes literally breath-taking new addition to this august group." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 22, 2015

Knocked Up (2007)

"The jokes, which are in the absolute poorest taste, remain hilarious, while a newer, deeper humanism, sensed in momentary flashes in the earlier film, is now fully on display." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 3, 2013

Sound of Noise (2012)

"The basic premise of this delightful comedy from Sweden is one of the most imaginative you'll ever see." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2012

Putty Hill (2011)

"Points must be awarded for nerve, but virtually every aspect of this misbegotten film misfires." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 8, 2011

Le nom des gens (The Names of Love) (2011)

"[A] delightful, sexy, and often audacious crowd-pleaser." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 22, 2011

Film socialisme (2011)

" Like most of Jean-Luc Godard's other essay films, is all over the place and (purposely) impossible to follow." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 3, 2011

Red Hill (2010)

"The suspense that director Patrick Hughes manages to mount remains low-grade throughout and the plot never becomes entirely plausible." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 4, 2010

Mao's Last Dancer (2010)

"Feel-good movie about a Chinese dancer presses all the right buttons." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2010

I Killed My Mother (2013)

"Uneven but funny and audacious adolescent comedy from a talented beginner." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010

A Screaming Man (2011)

"Quietly powerful." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010)

"Utterly silly excuse for maximum debauchery from a once-talented director." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010

A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) (2009)

"There's really very little to say about this film beyond that it's absolutely brilliant." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 26, 2010

The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010)

"The film is gorgeously shot and contains a plethora of haunting images..." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2010
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The Korean Wedding Chest (Die koreanische Hochzeitstruhe) (2009)

"Tenderly observed personal documentary on Korean wedding customs." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 12, 2009

Max Manus: Man of War (2010)

"Solid and convincing, if pedestrian, World War II story that has its moments." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 16, 2009

Whip It (2009)

"Some old material given a delightful new grrrl-power twist." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 14, 2009

The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009)

"A shocking yet stately and powerful plea for women's rights." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 26, 2009

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"It's clear that this portrait of a sick society is meant to explain, at least partially, the horrendous war that breaks out at the very end of the film, and the fascism that quickly followed in its wake." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 21, 2009

Army of Crime (L'Armée du Crime) (2010)

"Though it drags here and there and is a bit flat in places, the film is solidly made and for the most part quite involving." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2009

Antichrist (2009)

"Visually gorgeous to a fault and teeming with grandiose if often fascinating ideas that overwhelm the modest story that serves as their vehicle, this may be the least artistically successful film von Trier has ever made." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2009

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"French master Jacques Audiard has challenged the thus-far mostly middling Cannes competition with a powerful prison drama that's an old-fashioned Bildungsroman in in-your-face, intensely realistic disguise." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2009

Ne Te Retourne Pas (Don't Look Back) (2009)

""Don't Look Back" begins promisingly. Seemingly obsessed with surfaces, the camera restlessly searches for hints and clues among the fragments we see, even before we know there's a mystery." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2009

Management (2009)

"The plot doesn't always make sense, and when it does it's often pretty predictable, but when all is said and done, this romantic comedy starring the ultracute Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston ultimately delivers the goods." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 12, 2009

Üç Maymun (Three Monkeys) (2008)

"Patience will be required to appreciate this brilliant, gorgeously visual film." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 3, 2008

Faubourg 36 (Paris 36) (2009)

"Many stale plot devices are recycled." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008

The Stone Angel (2007)

"A perfectly respectable, solidly-made film which, beyond the expert performance by the always reliable Ellen Burstyn, has unfortunately little to recommend it." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 18, 2008

The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

"Less pleasurable after the first fifteen minutes." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2008

Lorna's Silence (2008)

"A worthwhile, if less powerful offering from the Belgian masters of slice-of-life filmmaking." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2008

Il Divo (2009)

"At long last in this year's Cannes Competition, a film on a serious subject that nevertheless consistently entertains and often makes you laugh out loud." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2008

The Take (2007)

"Things never quite come together and the central plot focus of the family drama is never plausible enough to make for compelling cinema." ‐ Screen International
Posted Oct 15, 2008

The Other Man (2008)

"Seldom has such great star power been marshaled in the service of a sillier movie than The Other Man." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2008

Plus Tard (One Day You'll Understand) (Later) (2008)

"Once again, veteran Israeli director Amos Gitai has made a subtle yet powerful and moving film on an aspect of Jewish experience." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 2, 2008

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

"We've all seen this film before -- two hoodlum friends from the tough, violent streets of South Boston trying to cope with the lure of easy money and the offsetting threat of jail time -- but we've never seen it this well done." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"A solidly entertaining and energizing film." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 10, 2008

Che: Part One (The Argentine) (2009)

" All in all, it's a highly worthwhile, professionally accomplished project, but in its obsessive devotion to precise documentation, the film forgets to inspire." ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2008

Married Life (2008)

"The film is hampered by a plodding and unimaginative script whose situations are pedestrian and whose dialogue is much less sparkling than the filmmakers appear to think it is." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 21, 2007

The Orphanage (2007)

"This first feature from Juan Antonio Bayona is an excellent exercise in the Spanish-language subdivision of the horror-ghost genre that Del Toro more or less single-handedly invented. " ‐ Screen International
Posted May 28, 2007

Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven) (On the Other Side) (2007)

"Fatih Akin's new film, once it comes together at the end and finally defeats the shagginess of his script, is a solid if uneven piece of work." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 24, 2007

Import/Export (2006)

"It's the very unremitting nature of the vision that forces us to confront an unpalatable truth and in that, many willing to go along may find a strange sort of comfort." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 22, 2007

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

"Even if the script had been more accessible, it's doubtful whether its ultra-high concept will connect with general audiences." ‐ Screen International
Posted Mar 15, 2004

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

"Consistently witty and entertaining." ‐
Posted May 17, 2001

Eureka (2001)

"It's more an experience than anything else, and if you're looking for a transformative, redemptive one yourself, at the moment you can't do any better than go to see this film." ‐
Posted May 3, 2001

With a Friend like Harry... (2001)

"A quiet delight." ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2001

The Luzhin Defence (2001)

"Gorris's recreation of the period setting is scrupulous and fresh." ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2001

The Circle (Dayereh) (2001)

"One of the most courageous, hard-hitting films I've seen in a long time." ‐
Posted Apr 12, 2001

The Gleaners and I (2001)

"A superb example of the genre of the self-expressive documentary." ‐
Posted Apr 4, 2001

Amores Perros (2001)

"Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch) is a great new film from Mexico that proves that somebody, somewhere, is still making upsetting, enthralling movies." ‐
Posted Mar 29, 2001

Memento (2000)

"Probably the most devilishly fascinating movie I've seen in months, if not years." ‐
Posted Mar 15, 2001

Me You Them (2001)

"A quiet film, certainly, but it's filled with small touches that manage to get deeply under your skin by the time the final credits roll." ‐
Posted Mar 9, 2001
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