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Peter Debruge

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Wall (2017) A lean, back-to-basics thriller ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
72% Sleight (2017) Dillard's feature debut squanders its high concept ... and serves up a low-rent, Nickelodeon-lite version of that story, blowing his chance with corny acting, paint-by-numbers plotting, and a dippy score.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
88% Casting JonBenét (2017) It begins to penetrate why this particular tabloid phenomenon resonated so profoundly with Americans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
No Score Yet Dabka (2017) It never quite charms us into identifying with its goofy, nothing-to-lose hero, whose desperate to move out from his parents' basement and jump-start his journalism career.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet Sweet Virginia (2017) Part neo-noir, part latter-day Western, this exceptional indie thriller delivers well-acted character insights amid its shadowy, small-town Alaskan setting.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Clapper (2017) The movie is not entirely without charm - although it's safe to say, it's mostly without charm.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
No Score Yet Abundant Acreage Available (2017) Only on the big screen are we able to fully appreciate the minutely detailed nature of Ryan's performance, revealing Tracy's soul via the slightest narrowing of the eyes or the almost-subliminal tensing of her cheekbones.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2017
No Score Yet Amazon Adventure (2017) Slee's film boasts such a high level of writing, acting, and overall production polish that youngsters may be fooled into thinking they're watching a mindless blockbuster, when in fact, they've actually been fooled into thinking.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
26% Unforgettable (2017) It's tawdry "Sleeping With the Enemy"-style fun while it lasts, boasting a better cast and splashier production values than the next closest Lifetime movie, while being so ridiculous at times that audiences can't help but talk back to the screen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
29% Sandy Wexler (2017) Though Sandy Wexler comes from a place of genuine affection, it feels oddly cruel. As depicted, Sandy isn't just oblivious, but borderline incompetent.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
No Score Yet Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back (2017) "Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back," Axelrod plays along with [its] eccentric subject's insouciant attitude vis à vis his own identity to mostly delightful effect.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
69% Tommy's Honour (2017) There's something universal enough in these struggles that the scenes prove effective, despite their familiarity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
No Score Yet Dog Lover's Symphony (2006) Beware of dog: Good intentions and romcom cliches can't rescue this slobbery mess from accidental hilarity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
72% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) Taken as a whole, "All These Sleepless Nights" presents a restless, some-might-say-dynamic portrait of characters who seem to be going absolutely nowhere.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2017
39% Aftermath (2017) Ramon is a very specific kind of role, one that calls for a performer with an ability to convey inner torment, and that's ultimately beyond Schwarzenegger's rather limited range.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
58% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) An innocuous and ultimately uninteresting look at the lifelong friendship between a pair of world-changing artists, Paul Cézanne and Émile Zola.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
100% The Work (2017) Say what you will about prison's capacity to reform, but this documentary makes clear that in its own special way, the "work" is working.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
58% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Caro's movie fails to muster even a fraction of the suspense such life-and-death material naturally demands.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) "Most Beautiful Island" earns whatever trust audiences have put in its unproven storyteller ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
68% Life (2017) "Life's" a thrill when it's smart, but it's even more exciting when the characters are dumb - which is ultimately a paradox the film wears proudly, to the possible extinction of the human race.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
45% The Most Hated Woman In America (2017) Seems to fall right where you'd expect: slightly better than your average TV movie, while not as good as your typical theatrical release.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
100% Gemini (2017) A subtle, sophisticated neo-noir focused on the odd co-dependent relationship between a starlet and her personal assistant - and how that dynamic is tested when one of them drops dead.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
92% The Disaster Artist (2016) [Boasts] a genuine capacity to delight, whether or not the audiences in question have seen "The Room."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Baby Driver (2017) Like all Edgar Wright movies, "Baby Driver" is a blast, featuring wall-to-wall music and a surfeit of inspired ideas. But it's also something of a mess ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
No Score Yet This Is Your Death (2017) It's cast mostly with small-screen actors, looks like early-aughts TV, and raises indefensible moral dilemmas that movies like "The Hunger Games" have long since rendered moot.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
45% Song to Song (2017) It pains me to say it, but Malick might want to consider another lengthy hiatus.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2017
100% Uncertain (2017) With the support of Daniel Hart's almost elegiac score, the filmmakers distill the coarse poetry in their surroundings, giving voice to the suspended dreams of the locals.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
68% Contemporary Color (2017) "Contemporary Color" is a gift to audiences everywhere, a spectacular kinetic pinwheel of a movie that whisks us away from big issues to celebrate an exceptional creative collaboration ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary (2017) For film fans catching up with the nominees in cinemas or on-demand at home, the program makes for a downbeat but illuminating 2 1/2-hour marathon.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (2017) All four of the ... animators have clearly demonstrated by their work that they can be trusted to take a more prominent role in studio features going forward.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2017
100% 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films (2017) This year's live-action offerings are unusually strong across the board ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
10% Bitter Harvest (2017) While "Bitter Harvest" will undoubtedly serve to raise awareness, there can be no doubt that the events deserve a more compelling and responsible treatment than this.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
27% Fist Fight (2017) By far the most disheartening studio-produced movie in recent memory, setting an abysmal example for anyone who goes to school (or the movies, for that matter) still hoping to learn.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
63% Django (2017) This loose, intermittently compelling biopic of jazz great Django Reinhardt offers a much-deserved spotlight role for French actor Reda Kateb.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
No Score Yet The Great Game (Le grand jeu) (2017) [The Great Game unfolds] in the same moral gray area as Michael Clayton, where ethical compromises resonate louder than gunshots.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) The movie deprives us of either a tragic villain or a sympathetic lead, hoping that its grab bag of squirm-inducing details ... will suffice, when in fact, they reveal how a shorter, tighter treatment ought to have done the trick.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The John Wick movies accomplish what Hong Kong action flicks did a quarter-century ago, seducing bloodthirsty (predominately male) audiences into appreciating an exquisitely choreographed modern ballet.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
17% The Space Between Us (2017) Feels like a series of scenic car commercials, smothered in obnoxious emo ballads by the likes of Ingrid Michaelson and James Bay, or else the screensaver stylings of composer Andrew Lockington.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
100% Dina (2017) The rapport between the filmmakers and their principal characters is so comfortable, it occasionally feels as if we are watching a scripted film .‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
74% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Nobody plays ambivalence better, and yet, Plaza allows herself to seem vulnerable here. It's just the thing "Ingrid Goes West" needs to cut through that thick-skin ironic veneer of contemporary Hollywood comedy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
71% Manifesto (2016) "Manifesto" may not adhere to any conventional narrative structure, but it's compulsively watchable all the same ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless - which is not at all the same thing as scareless.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
67% Patti Cake$ (2017) Music video director Geremy Jasper launches an unlikely rap star - and unforgettable indie underdog - in his high-energy feature debut.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Even as he beguiles us with mystery, Guadagnino recreates Elio's life-changing summer with such intensity that we might as well be experiencing it first-hand.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
80% To the Bone (2017) It's not an easy sit, nor an terribly entertaining one, but in the hands of writer-director Marti Noxon, it delivers painful insights in a relatively fresh way.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) While Lowery's actual method of delivery may not be scary, it's sure to haunt those who open themselves up to the experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
71% The Hero (2017) Instead of the usual page-per-minute of screen time, this film feels like a 30-page script stretched to 90-odd minutes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
96% Mudbound (2017) A hymn to what we all share - the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children - and it is a damning indictment of those who stand in the way of such progress.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
100% City of Ghosts (2017) What "City of Ghosts" does best is to humanize those who've suffered most from the conflict in Syria, educating us through both outrage and compassion.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
66% Before I Fall (2017) Russo-Young finds ways of making the day in question feel fresh each time Sam lives it, while giving the overall presentation a look, feel, and voice that's distinct from the vast swatch of YA movies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017