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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
70% Galveston (2018) "Galveston" is tough, uncompromising, and hauntingly believable, just a little too slow and a lot too serious for today's typical action audiences.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
80% Apostle (2018) A Gothic horror mystery that's less like an adrenaline shot to the heart than a rusty, hand-cranked drill to the skull.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet Isabelle (2018) The scary thing here is that Heydon has more than 20 years of experience.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet The Man from the Sea (Umi wo kakeru) (2018) More splish than "Splash," the movie wants to be a modern-day fairy tale - yet another mer-myth rippling in the wake of "The Shape of Water" - but remains frustratingly ambiguous...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) Action comes easy to Korean director Kim; it's actors that he doesn't always know what to do with.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet First Night Nerves (2018) A movie that gives even the smallest female parts more dimension than most movies offer their ostensible leading ladies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
100% CinemAbility (2018) "CinemAbility" offers a valuable, wide-ranging survey of how the film and TV industries deal with "otherness" - whether it be based on race, sexual orientation, or virtually any category of physical impairment...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet Beautiful Days (2018) Yun's first narrative feature... is actually quite gorgeous, bathing its characters in reflected blue and red neon as it burrows its way back in time, ever so slowly excavating its central mystery.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
29% The Innocent (Der Unschuldige) (2018) Unfolds like a slow-motion thriller, achieving a captivating kind of intimacy even as it maintains a chilly arm's-length remove from a cosmic mystery that no film can satisfyingly answer.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
86% A Private War (2018) An incredibly sophisticated, psychologically immersive film...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
No Score Yet Brian Banks (2018) "Brian Banks" may be a football player's underdog story, but this is no conventional sports movie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
88% All About Nina (2018) A striking and at times uncomfortably personal feature debut from writer-director Eva Vives that makes good on its title by not shying away from the emotional damage that makes its protagonist so compelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) "Bad Times" isn't very good.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
61% The Oath (2018) Nothing spoils a family gathering quite like politics, and no movie has captured the way such debates can turn ugly quite like Ike Barinholtz's "The Oath"...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
75% Smallfoot (2018) If "Smallfoot" proves anything, it's not the existence of yetis, but the need for a fresh approach to such lazy storytelling.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth adapts his skills quite nicely to this project's PG rating, delivering minor jolts where appropriate, and leaning on "Goosebumps" star Jack Black to leaven things with comedy throughout.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
7% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) A work of stunning technique eclipsed by its increasingly jaw-dropping solipsism...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
91% Green Book (2018) Mortensen's role may be the showier of the two, but Ali is a marvel to watch in his musical performances.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet This Changes Everything (2018) Donahue deserves credit for proactively going out of his way to make a movie that tells it like it is - and paints it as it could be.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) A work of social realism elevated to poetic heights by the sheer beauty of its voice and the humanism of its spirit...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
76% Hotel Mumbai (2018) Whatever else it may offer to audiences - vicarious thrills, emotional catharsis - "Hotel Mumbai" clearly serves as a testament to those remarkable individuals.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
85% Ben is Back (2018) Most movies are focused directly on the present moment, following along with a story as it unfolds, but "Ben Is Back" is different, creating the sense that the lives of each of its richly shaded characters continues even when she or he is not on-screen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
80% Halloween (2018) Green has pulled off what he set out to do, tying up the mythology that Carpenter and company established, while delivering plenty of fresh suspense - and grisly-creative kills - for younger audiences...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
100% Gloria Bell (2018) Moore is great in the movie, uncovering - and sharing - all sorts of new facets to Gloria's character, but Turturro is a revelation...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
100% In Fabric (2018) The overall exercise is so captivating - despite its taxingly slow pace - that audiences naturally reorient themselves to see where Strickland will take them next.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
50% Donnybrook (2018) Dark [and] bruise-inducingly poetic...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
44% Outlaw King (2018) Whatever its value as rabble-rousing historical reenactment, "Outlaw King" never quite compares to the many films it's so keen to imitate, and in some cases outright quote.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet Fistful of Dirt (2018) It's a credit to Silva and co-writer Pedro Peirano that they were able to revive a pre-existing idea and adapt it to such an emotionally charged milieu, giving audiences an invaluable look at Maria's apocalyptic impact.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
No Score Yet The White Crow (2018) A classy - and respectfully sexy - night at the movies.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet The Biggest Little Farm (2018) Audiences are invited to connect with the material as they might a good James Herriot story, forging a kind of familiarity that includes them in problem-solving each challenge, with the result that viewers share in the triumph of each tiny success.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
68% The Front Runner (2018) The "Juno" director's got his groove back.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
99% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy's best performance to date, revealing haunting insights into friendship, loneliness, and creative insecurity.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
84% Destroyer (2018) Even though the film unravels a bit toward the end, it destroys the standard confines of what an actress can do on-screen, allowing her to be difficult, unlikable, and almost completely independent.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
85% Boy Erased (2018) Edgerton shows an admirable sense of restraint, even when hitting all the usual beats.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) What ultimately happened to Wershe was a scandal, though it's hard to get too worked up when the movie itself is such a jumble.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
98% Free Solo (2018) For those who love the thrill of high-adrenaline adventure docs, National Geographic's "Free Solo" will be a hard experience to top.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
89% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Instead of going big and giving Redford some bombastic swan song, he crafts a gracious exit that simultaneously feels like an encore of sorts. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% Minding the Gap (2018) It's the movie Liu was born to make, the one he had to get off his chest before he could move on in his filmmaking career.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
8% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) Cox finds himself doing a poor imitation of Martin Scorsese, channeling the manic hedonism of both "Goodfellas" and "The Wolf of Wall Street," minus the seductive magnetism of either film's central performance.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
90% We the Animals (2018) [A] stunning, semi-impressionistic film...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
No Score Yet M (2018) While Zauberman's goal is worthy, her methods aren't without serious flaws.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) A pleasant and perfectly relatable situation comedy about a 16-year-old's awkward first attempts at dating.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) "Madeline's Madeline" mistakes intimacy for honesty, and it mis-assumes that audiences care nearly as much about the creative process as actors and directors do.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) A movie that expertly manages to balance the opulence of incalculable wealth with the pragmatic, well-grounded sensibility embodied by its heroine, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu).‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
60% Dog Days (2018) While hardly original, "Dog Days" is funny and kinda sweet in spots.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
49% Like Father (2018) It's hard to imagine anyone but Netflix greenlighting such a lackluster screenplay (I imagine 60 pages with the words "Insert hilarious montage here" repeated five or six times throughout)...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
72% Christopher Robin (2018) It won't make you love the silly old(er) bear any less, but you can feel a tiny part of your childhood dying in the process.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
17% The Darkest Minds (2018) Borrows nearly all its ingredients from other popular sci-fi franchises - from "X-Men" to "Stranger Things" - and doesn't much seem to mind if kids recognize how derivative it is...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) A brave and uncompromising indictment of human nature, Teutonic or otherwise.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) No one tells stories like Scotty Bowers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018