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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
60% To Life (À la vie) (2016) "[The film fails] to capture either the post-traumatic heft of what they dealt with or the amazing chemistry between them. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2016
80% Fidelio, Alice's Journey (2015) "Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 23, 2016
80% The Other Side (Louisiana) "Miraculously [manages] to find a serene beauty amid so much desperation and squalor, honoring its characters without letting them off easy. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 20, 2016
50% Dog Eat Dog "Like the criminals, who don't have even so much as a code among thieves to abide by, Schrader's choices nearly all seem to be arbitrary. Instead of coming off as veterans who know what they're doing, the result feels dangerously amateur. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 20, 2016
100% Risk "Running a short 84 minutes, "Risk" offers considerable insights into Assange, but seems to omit as much as it reveals. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 19, 2016
36% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) "Dolan has found a way to exasperate and exhaust his audience, but he has also achieved a completely unexpected catharsis at the end of an agonizing hour and a half. Standing there on the grave of dreams, he knows why the caged bird sings. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 19, 2016
63% High-Rise (2016) "It could take decades for critics and audiences to appreciate whatever genius lurks behind the chaos, but for the time being, it seems like little more than madness. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2016
100% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) "A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant through generations of retelling. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2016
67% Two Lovers and a Bear "Somehow, in the final stretch, Nguyen has transformed what felt like a relatively generic, un-special indie love story into something totally unpredictable ... " ‐ Variety
Posted May 18, 2016
59% Personal Shopper "A broken, but never boring mix of spine-tingling horror story, dreary workplace drama and elliptical identity search, likely to go down as one of the most divisive films of Stewart's career. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 16, 2016
No Score Yet Apprentice "There's a certain undeniable perversity to being offered such intimate access to Death Row, and both Boo and Aiman show enormous compassion for the prisoners who find themselves there. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 16, 2016
93% Loving (2016) "Powerful, understated performances from Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga carry director Jeff Nichols' oh-so-sensitive portrait of a mixed-race marriage forbidden in 1958 Virginia. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 16, 2016
No Score Yet My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) "On one hand, the cartoon is never afraid to be cute, but more importantly, it's committed to being real. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Dogs (Câini) "Shot in heat-stricken widescreen and unadorned with music or other distractions, "Dogs" oozes tension ... " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Tour de France "It comes across like an obsequious child trying to calm his red-faced parents at the height of a dish-smashing domestic dispute - or worse, a Gallic "Driving Miss Daisy." " ‐ Variety
Posted May 15, 2016
73% The BFG (2016) "Makes it possible for audiences of all ages to wrap their heads around one of the unlikeliest friendships in cinema history, resulting in the sort of instant family classic "human beans" once relied upon Disney to deliver. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 14, 2016
56% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) "While the film's fluid, free-roaming perspective gives things a dreamy feel... the lack of a single clear character with whom to identify ultimately proves problematic. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
83% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "White plays the moment of rupture with a banality that threatens to undermine our faith in her as storyteller more than in the system itself. If Makepeace was meant to be our kind of hero, it's a shame to see him made out to be such a sucker. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
96% Sieranevada "While the film may be ponderous going for the vast majority of moviegoers, if only because characters talk and talk and talk, but seldom ever speak the truth... Sieranevada gives audiences plenty to sink their teeth into over the hours and days to come. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
No Score Yet After Love (L'économie du couple) "Though contained enough to be a play, Joachim Lafosse's look at an out-of-love couple still forced to cohabitate explores that dynamic cinematically. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
44% Ma loute "It's a nice alternative to the griminess of Dumont's previous regional portraits, even if he has yet to perfect this loony new tone. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 13, 2016
80% Evolution "The movie capitalizes on our natural impulse to supply sinister explanations for those things left deliberately vague onscreen, encouraging auds' imaginations to personalize according to their own worst-case scenarios. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 12, 2016
No Score Yet Victoria "If anything, what Triet has done is demonstrate that people are allowed to be complicated - and at times contradictory. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 12, 2016
89% Presenting Princess Shaw (2016) "Given the Disney-worthy trajectory her life takes over the course of Ido Haar's tight, 80-minute documentary, it's fitting that 39-year-old Samantha Montgomery picked "Princess" as her stage name. " ‐ Variety
Posted May 10, 2016
No Score Yet Icaros: A Vision "This trippy work maps the intersections of West and East, body and spirit, faith and terror with beguiling grace. T " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2016
No Score Yet Poor Boy "Set somewhere in the American Southwest, this mostly frustrating collection of lunatic elements tries too hard to be weird. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey hilariously reenact one of history's most surreal blind dates. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 19, 2016
83% King Cobra ""King Cobra" is all smut and no soul ... tacky, superficially titillating ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2016
57% Dean "Martin ... struggles to square his distinct minimalist charm with the second-hand influence of standard-bearers like Woody Allen and Wes Anderson. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016
66% Julieta "Even when working in earnest, Almodovar can't hold back his own gaudiness, which threatens to overwhelm Julieta's emotions at all times, just as the loud paintings, posters and wallpaper frequently eclipse the foreground action. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 8, 2016
70% Above And Below (2016) "Without the slightest sense of mockery, Steiner embraces the often-comedic details of their lives while revealing the ways in which they seem to have their priorities straight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2016
81% Glassland (2016) "A downbeat serving of kitchen-sink social realism with the sink itself thrown in for good measure. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2016
No Score Yet The Wild Life (2016) "Whether dangling characters off the edge of a cliff or zooming around Crusoe's rickety wooden waterslide, the story is constantly on the go, launching objects and characters along the Z axis - and out over the audiences' heads. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2016
96% Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016) "The controversial artist may have worked in black and white, but his life is anything but in this terrific portrait by the 'Inside Deep Throat' duo. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 25, 2016
62% The Wait (L'attesa) (2016) "Messina has further developed his ability to deliver a stunning sensory experience, though the treatment feels inadequate for such lean material. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2016
No Score Yet Miss Sharon Jones! "No mere music doc, Barbara Kopple's celebration of soul queen Sharon Jones captures the tiny singer's incredible strength in the face of cancer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 19, 2016
98% April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le monde truqué) (2016) "Within a thrilling tale that respects the intelligence of its audience, attentive parents will find the antidote to their fear that watching cartoons might rot your brain. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 17, 2016
38% Me Him Her (2016) "What Max Landis' sexual orientation-bending directorial debut lacks in style, it makes up for in self-absorption. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2016
75% Kiki (2016) "It explodes with energy, thanks in part to rattlesnake-taut dance tracks from MikeQ and ballroom DJ crew Qween Beat, but mostly from the Kiki kids themselves. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) "[A] pitch-perfect comedy of manners. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 8, 2016
12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "This first half of the artificially split two-part finally may diverge from Veronica Roth's source material, but doesn't necessarily solve its problems. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2016
No Score Yet Wonderland (Heimatland) "Wonderland benefits from more planning than typically goes into portmanteau films, though not so much that the stories ultimately fit together. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 2, 2016
79% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "Roar Uthaug has made an equally impressive tsunami-peril thriller - a thunderous rumble-rumble-hustle-hustle-glub-glub nerve-racker. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 29, 2016
93% 2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2016) "A range of solid if somewhat calculated calling cards from helmers who've studied at film schools around the world, now enjoying exposure across nearly all conceivable platforms. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2016
100% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) "Where Rosi's previous work has been accused of offering scattershot portraits of disparate characters, this one feels more focused in its overall edit, while open enough to encourage personal reactions. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 22, 2016
40% Mr. Right (2016) "It's ultimately too much kookiness for one romantic comedy to handle. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 19, 2016
82% Chronic "Even at 93 minutes, the film is slow, but as anyone who's dealt with a disabled person can tell you, the pace of life downshifts considerably, operating at the patient's speed. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 18, 2016
74% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "Every so often, a feature production lands upon a location so evocative, the spot becomes the defining characteristic of the film itself. Jensen has lucked upon just such an iconic building with Men & Chicken. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 17, 2016
91% Zero Days "While most people weren't looking, America went and changed the rules of engagement, and with "Zero Days," Gibney urgently suggests how little time the world has to clarify its stand before the wrong party goes too far. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 17, 2016
30% Genius (2016) "Genius is the sort of period re-creation where everyone seems to be wearing 80-year-old costumes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 16, 2016
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