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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 Zombillenium (2017) With any luck, "Zombillenium" will be successful enough to keep the park in business, leaving room to upgrade its attractions in future installments.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
94% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) These are big questions, richly explored, and with any luck, the Netflix deal will mean that Baumbach's drama will find an audience beyond mere art houses.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
71% Happy End (2017) It's as if the director has tied up loose ends from his earlier films, while forcing us to re-examine issues that have only grown more dire since he first brought them to our attention.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
60% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) Granted, it's a glorious idea, though Dumont is hardly the director to do it, and the result feels outrageous on all accounts: a blasphemous assault on French history, religion, and the musical genre.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
54% War Machine (2017) What follows is meant to function as a feature-length dressing-down of a self-important general, but someone has pulled "War Machine's" teeth, assuming the movie ever had them to begin with.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
91% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) As allegories of extreme discomfort go, this one is masterfully orchestrated.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
57% Becoming Bond (2017) Intimate, irreverent and at times laugh-out-loud funny ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
89% Paint It Black (2017) The trouble with a story like this is there's not really anywhere for it to go.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
56% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) If "Ismael's Ghosts" were a meal, it would be a massive slab of off-tasting meat alternative, wrapped in fake bacon, cooked in margarine, then covered in dairy-free imitation cheese.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
86% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2016) Thank goodness for Belgian duo Abel and Gordon. They are, simply put, the two funniest clowns working in cinema today.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
59% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Maybe it's a generational thing, but Anne's predicament takes for granted a level of privilege that's nothing short of nauseating.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
71% Alien: Covenant (2017) In short, it's more of the same, which is both a relief to fans and a letdown to those hoping it might pave new ground.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ultimately, "King Arthur" is just a loud, obnoxious parade of flashy set pieces, as one visually busy, belligerent action scene after another marches by, each making less sense than the last, but all intended to overwhelm.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
100% Tomorrow Ever After (2017) Thier plays a woman who comes from a much better place -- namely, the year 2592 -- and she uses the high-concept, low-budget feature to suggest a far more optimistic fate for the human race.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
100% The Endless (2017) While not flashy enough to rival blockbuster science fiction offerings at the box office, "The Endless" ought to delight those who like having their imaginations tickled by projects such as "Another Earth" and "The OA."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
100% Saturday Church (2017) Constructive in the way it invites viewers to consider and discuss issues of intolerance and hypocrisy, even as it encourages those who don't fit the straight, marriage-oriented paradigm to embrace their own identities.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
68% The Wall (2017) A lean, back-to-basics thriller ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
74% 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
80% Casting JonBenét (2017) It begins to penetrate why this particular tabloid phenomenon resonated so profoundly with Americans.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
60% 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
20% 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
80% 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
27% 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
28% 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
80% 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
66% 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
74% 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
38% 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
61% 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
42% 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 (2017) [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
28% 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