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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
35% I Feel Pretty (2018) The on-fire actress comes across as trying way too hard to convince herself of what anyone can plainly see: that she's amazing.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
93% Three Identical Strangers (2018) A gripping, stranger-than-fiction account of a real-world medical conspiracy, the film begins as a human-interest story and builds to an impressive work of investigative journalism into how and why they were placed with the families who raised them.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
38% An Ordinary Man (2018) Kingsley's domineering lead performance is worth the price of admission alone, although "An Ordinary Man" is actually a two-hander...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
50% Rampage (2018) Watching it, you can imagine the creative team straining to adequately acknowledge the source material, but they would have been better off starting from scratch.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
0% Krystal (2018) These shenanigans might be amusing if they came with consequences, but big things happen, only to be forgiven or forgotten by the following scene.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
71% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) After sharing this journey with such a well-rounded and deeply human group of characters, how can you ever look at a glass of wine the same way again?‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
16% Midnight Sun (2018) The trouble isn't just that "Midnight Sun" cherry-picks the most poetic elements of a real-world disease to serve its transparently manipulative ends, but that it offers audiences such an unrealistic portrait of romance in the process.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
42% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) "Paul, Apostle of Christ" struggles to find a compelling entry point to a critical period in the early Christian church ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
70% I Can Only Imagine (2018) The movie works for the same reason the song does: It lightens the burden of the pain people are shouldering today, and gives them something to look forward to.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
52% Flower (2018) As icky a comedy as you're likely to see this year, "Flower" comes from an angry place - one that is clearly more concerned about sounding provocative and clever than having anything meaningful to say.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
60% Benji (2018) Without wandering far from the tried-and-true formula, director Brandon Camp (son of "Benji" creator Joe Camp) brings a measure of style and competence to the project that the franchise has never seen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
78% Never Goin' Back (2018) A delightfully irresponsible - but also refreshingly generous - girls-gone-wild romp ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
43% First Light (2018) "First Light" doesn't invent anything new, per se, but somehow, in splicing elements from other movies, it fails to achieve the emotional core of its own formula.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
80% Prospect (2018) "Prospect" has one thing that most indie sci-fi movies don't, and which any human desperately needs when traveling to unfamiliar worlds: atmosphere.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Remember the name Cory Finley.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
40% Gringo (2018) There's an old-school, B-movie snap to much of the proceedings, which Nash Edgerton modernizes without imposing too flashy a style upon the material.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is wildly uneven, weirdly suspenseless, and tonally all over the place, relying on wall-to-wall music to supply the missing emotional connection and trowel over huge plot holes.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (2018) Five terrific shorts to consider in what's unofficially become Oscar's charity category.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (2018) Makes for an all-around delightful package of cartoon inspiration when viewed on the big screen.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
100% 2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (2018) This is a time of heightened engagement by both filmmakers and the Academy itself, and this year's ballot certainly reflects that mindset.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2018
48% Souvenir (2018) Defurne is happy to let things unfold on the surface, à la Douglas Sirk. He clearly worships Huppert, and seems to rely on audiences feeling the same way, doing little to enhance her natural charms.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) At a cultural moment when it matters so much for audiences to see themselves represented on screen, "Love, Simon" broadens the spectrum to include those who are questioning their sexuality.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
15% Mute (2018) What is Jones trying to say with "Mute"? One would hardly guess this over-congested generic exercise came from the same mind as the elegant, almost minimalistic "Moon," which made far better use of all that went unsaid.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) For those willing to put in the effort, "Annihilation" achieves that rare feat of great genre cinema, where we are not merely thrilled ... but also feel as if our minds have been expanded ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
100% Seeing Allred (2018) Most lawyers are content to fight their battles far from the public eye. Gloria Allred isn't like most lawyers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther celebrates its hero's heritage while delivering one of Marvel's most all-around appealing standalone installments to date.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Beatrix Potter fans will be torn between wanting to hug a photo-real Peter Rabbit and wanting to scream at what Hollywood has done with him.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2018
0% The Music of Silence (2018) A toothless ode to a still-living celebrity, it's a film that may appeal to very young children and very old ladies, but seems sure to bore everyone in between.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2018
No Score Yet Science Fair (2018) An affectionate and supremely entertaining celebration of the all-American nerd ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
100% Searching (2018) None of this would matter if we didn't care about the characters, and in "Search," [Aneesh] Chaganty has found a new idiom for communicating not only the things we share, but also those we keep hidden from the ones we love.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
85% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Desiree Akhavan's Sundance-winning drama pulls back the curtain on gay-conversion camps, offering a valuable (albeit simplistic) alternative to self-questioning young viewers.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It's a hugely ambitious project that ultimately caves under the weight of its own artistic intentions, but that shouldn't stop this revolutionary statement from making its mark.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2018
100% Puzzle (2018) We should be grateful that it exists, if only because it affords a long-overdue leading role to Kelly Macdonald ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
100% It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) Alternately poignant and absurdist.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
59% Come Sunday (2018) Like the true-life evangelist that inspired it, "Come Sunday" preaches a message of tolerance and inclusivity that couldn't be more relevant in a country grappling with its newfound conservatism.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Colette (2018) "Colette" ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) For fans of the director's "Winter's Bone"... this unconventional family portrait shares many qualities with the 2010 film, including profound empathy for backwoods characters and the discovery of yet another young talent in Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. ‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% The Tale (2018) Now that audiences are opening their minds to these upsetting personal narratives, Fox's film is but the first in a new genre, and the beginning of a much-needed conversation.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
74% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) A life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
100% Eighth Grade (2018) "Eighth Grade" shines as, like, a totally spot-on, you know, portrait of Millennial angst and stuff.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
75% Generation Wealth (2018) Greenfield makes a compelling argument for a society on the brink of precipitous decline, choosing to interpret the runaway vanity and rampant materialism observed in her own work as harbingers of our imminent destruction.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
82% Monsters and Men (2018) For the people Green most hopes to engage, he hasn't given them quite enough to work with.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
86% Loveling (Benzinho) (2018) A warm and wonderfully universal love story that comes across surprisingly unconventional for something so familiar ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
92% Blindspotting (2018) "Blindspotting" encourages audiences to look beyond surface prejudices and really see their fellow citizens for the first time. If ever there was a film to open America's eyes, this is it.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
86% 306 Hollywood (2018) "306 Hollywood" honors the ordinary.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
82% Early Man (2018) Early Man is as charming as they come, bursting with the kind of daffy humor and off-kilter characters that have earned the company a worldwide following.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
26% Bright (2017) This ambitious, yet astonishingly well-executed Netflix tentpole directly benefits from the way Ayer's gritty, streetwise sensibility grounds Landis' gift for creating an elaborate comic-book mythology.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
78% All the Money in the World (2017) Until the breathless climactic scene, which it effectively conjures from whole cloth, the film feels a little too safe, a reminder of such by-the-numbers Scott exercises as "Body of Lies" and "Matchstick Men."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
38% Permanent (2017) It's not without its charms; they just tend to be suffocated by bad wig jokes, distracting wardrobe choices and Craig Wedren's invasively cutesy score.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It may sound like a backhanded compliment, but with so much on the line, Johnson deserves credit for not messing things up.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017