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Peter Debruge

Peter Debruge

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% 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
33% 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 "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
96% Marguerite (2016) "[A] pitch-perfect comedy of manners. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 8, 2016
13% 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
81% 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
38% Mr. Right (2016) "It's ultimately too much kookiness for one romantic comedy to handle. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 19, 2016
80% 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
81% 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
88% Zero Days (2016) "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
49% 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
75% The Patriarch (Mahana) "Proudly expands the still-limited canon of essential films about New Zealand's tribal people ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 14, 2016
72% War on Everyone "McDonagh writes his clever, coal-black heart out, delivering another firecracker script ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 12, 2016
83% Midnight Special (2016) "Nichols' impressively restrained yet limitlessly imaginative fourth feature takes its energy from an ensemble of characters who hold fast to their convictions, even though their beliefs remain shrouded in mystery for much of the journey. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 12, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) "Disney offers a decades-later correction to 'Song of the South,' in which rabbits and foxes have a chance to live together in relative harmony. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 12, 2016
79% Unlocking the Cage (2016) "Likely to be of greater interest in 50 years, once the issue has been more thoroughly vetted in court, as opposed to today, when it feels a bit too much like a publicity stunt ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2016
86% Operation Avalanche (2016) "Operation Avalanche demonstrates there's still plenty of room left within the found-footage format to craft fresh, high-concept projects, regardless of the fact that no one's falling for their alleged authenticity any longer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2016
80% Spa Night (2016) "Gay or straight, practically anyone an relate to the dynamic between David's mom and Mrs. Baek, who indiscreetly brags that her son Eddie (Tae Song) is currently enrolled at USC, suggesting that David visit him there. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 29, 2016
94% Little Men (2016) "Ira Sachs' "Little Men" is a little movie brimming with little truths about modern life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) "This may be Schamus' directorial debut, but he's no amateur, and his experience - both in cinema and in life - comes through onscreen, supplanting whatever puerile energy a younger helmer might have absorbed from its tightly-wound 19-year-old protagonist. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2016
82% Dark Night "Tim Sutton offers a non-sensational, highly intellectual cinematic response to the 2012 megaplex shooting in Aurora, Colo. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2016
83% White Girl "It's easy to be shocked at first by the sight of people snorting cocaine and having sex in the middle of a nightclub, but when such behavior continues nearly nonstop for an hour and a half, the incredulity settles into a sort of numbness. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2016
79% Captain Fantastic (2016) ""Captain Fantastic" should connect in a major way with those looking to be swept up and moved by such a fundamental human experience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2016
82% Goat (2016) "Neel can't quite decide whether to indict or endorse the hard-partying behavior on display - painfully aware that half the audience has pledged or will pledge the Greek system. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2016
65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "This movie wears its weirdness as a badge of honor - as well it should. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2016
42% The Free World "What could have been an intriguing film-noir premise loses its spark as Jason Lew imagines the romance between an ex-con and a suspected murderess. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2016
81% Love at First Fight (2015) "Aggression, not affection, sparks romance in Les Combattants, a promising feature debut that already had members of the French film establishment touting newcomer Thomas Cailley as the next big thing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 31, 2015
80% Mr. Six (Lao Pao Er) (2015) "Constructed as the long, inward-gazing buildup to an epic showdown on a frozen lake, Guan Hu's genre-subverting drama could just as easily be an elegy for a disappearing style of filmmaking. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 21, 2015
80% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (La dame dans l'auto avec un fusil et des lunettes) (2015) "Whatever your imagination does with the title is surely more entertaining than what this all-style, no-substance thriller has to offer. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 18, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Familiarity aside ... the movie absolutely delivers on the sheer moment-to-moment pleasures fans have come to expect, from dynamite dialogue to powder-keg confrontations. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 15, 2015
93% 600 Miles (2016) "Ripstein allows long stretches to go by in near-silence, gradually letting the tension build as the SUV travels farther south, deeper into potentially dangerous territory. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2015
No Score Yet Poverty, Inc. (2014) "An easy-to-understand docu-essay with a tough-to-accept message. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% A Syrian Love Story "An invaluable and ultimately heart-breaking glimpse into current Middle Eastern conflicts that looks past the headlines to reveal the human beings involved. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 22, 2015
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Counters the meager helpings offered by most teen-driven entertainment with one of the heartiest character arcs ever afforded a young female protagonist. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "A 'Peanuts' adaptation that his creator can be proud of. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 2, 2015
100% 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi) "In its unique mix of seriousness and comedy, the film presents a series of disappointments in a young woman's life that cumulatively convince her to take control of her own destiny. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2015
80% Sunset Song (2016) "We're left with little to do but admire the scenery. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 15, 2015
71% Crimson Peak (2015) "Aflame with color and awash in symbolism, this undeniably ravishing yet ultimately disappointing haunted-house meller is all surface and no substance, sinking under the weight of its own self-importance into the sanguine muck below. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2015
91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "A riveting, feel-good time for the whole family ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 5, 2015
26% Solace (2017) "[A] reasonably clever genre entry ... " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2015
90% (T)ERROR (2015) "A vital expose of American law enforcement carried out with almost reckless zeal. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 30, 2015
85% The Walk (2015) "A filmmaker with a gift for overcoming the seemingly impossible puts audiences in the place of the man who walked between the Twin Towers in this gripping human-interest story. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2015
88% Cialo (Body) "Three characters with fundamentally different perspectives on loss converge in Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska's Body, whose peculiar sense of humor and competing points of view make for an almost cubist fruitcake comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2015
89% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) "An action-packed buddy movie that strategically combines several of Japanese fans' favorite ingredients: conflicted teens, supernatural creatures and epic battles. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 24, 2015
9% Stonewall (2015) "Disaster maven Roland Emmerich treats a seminal event in the gay pride movement as the mere backdrop to the otherwise vanilla story of a homeless Indiana teen looking for community in New York City. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2015
79% Racing Extinction (2015) "Racing Extinction tends to be far more effective when presenting its enlightened activists as heroes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2015
0% Man Down "[An] appallingly manipulative psychological thriller, which scolds audiences for not caring enough about our veterans, while counting on the well-meaning message to excuse this otherwise awful mess of a movie. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2015
95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) "Accessible yet intelligent, the 80-minute docu should reward institutional retrospectives and homevideo viewing alike. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 16, 2015
84% The Meddler (2016) "Susan Sarandon is great at being good in writer-director Lorene Scafaria's loving homage to her mother's uncommonly generous personality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2015
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