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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
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
97% 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
59% 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% Search (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
82% 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
84% 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
40% 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
69% 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
71% 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
91% 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
27% 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
77% 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
71% Crooked House (2017) "Crooked House" keeps you guessing, right up to its shocking conclusion (of which Christie was especially proud, naming it a personal favorite among her extensive oeuvre).‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
71% Ferdinand (2017) In what's been an underwhelming year for big-studio animation, it's the best of the bunch: sincere, likable, surprisingly funny, and overall true to its source material.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
65% The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017) It demonstrates a remarkable sense of atmosphere and place.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
84% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Director Yonebayashi clearly fetishizes the romantic countryside setting of such European stories for Mary's time with her family, the school itself is quite unlike anything we've seen, making it easy to understand why Mary might think she's dreaming.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
50% Love Beats Rhymes (2017) With a plot as predictable as a haiku, RZA and screenwriter Nicole Jefferson Asher would have done better to embrace the strangeness.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
44% The Star (2017) "The Star" delivers a fresh take on a story that its Christian target audience presumably knows by heart, emphasizing such qualities as faith, friendship and teamwork in the process.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
92% Intent to Destroy (2017) Delivers a lucid, elegant (insofar as that is possible) and reasonably level-headed analysis of the issues that have clouded conversation around the Armenian Genocide.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
94% The Breadwinner (2017) It directly confronts the misogyny and chauvinism of contemporary Afghanistan, while powerfully suggesting that storytelling is both a means of coping and a solution for change.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Kenneth Branagh's take on Agatha Christie's eccentric detective is one for the age.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) [Reveals] the equivalently satisfying story of how the English author conceived his beloved yuletide novella - while offering a chance for a splendidly cast Christopher Plummer to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the process.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
97% Coco (2017) [An] effective yet hardly exceptional addition to the Pixar oeuvre ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2017
13% Geostorm (2017) The only thing more reliable than bad weather is bad movies, and in that respect, "Geostorm" is right on forecast.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) While it's not saying much, "Thor: Ragnarok" is easily the best of the three Thor movies - or maybe I just think so because its screenwriters and I finally seem to agree on one thing: The Thor movies are preposterous.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) This is arguably the phoniest film you'll see all year, marred by clumsy direction, over-obvious acting and a wooden script that skews what was so radical about the thruple's arrangement into something tame and downright boring.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
88% Only the Brave (2017) A gripping and powerfully emotional portrait of yee-haw heroism, pitting a squad of cocky, calendar-purty white dudes against an adversary with no creed or color, just an unquenchable appetite for destruction.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
62% The Foreigner (2017) The movie is keenly aware of the West's long tradition of white-on-Asian racism, and "The Foreigner" flips the script on the tradition of Hollywood studio movies in which a white hero kicks foreign butt in some exotic country.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A visually breathtaking, long-fuse action movie whose unconventional thrills could be described as many things - from tantalizing to tedious - but never "artificially intelligent."‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
88% Wheelman (2017) It's a grade-A B-movie that gets maximum mileage from a carefully calibrated mix of hardboiled neo-noir melodrama and high-velocity minimalism.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
83% Marshall (2017) By approaching Marshall as just another idealistic young trial lawyer, the film stands on its own as a compelling courtroom drama, complete with surprising revelations ...‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Two tips for all who see the film: Brush up on the books (and also Milne's beloved poem "Vespers") before going, in order to appreciate all the inside references, and pack your hankies. You'll need 'em.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It is all aggressively stylized, abusively fast-paced and ear-bleedingly loud, relying so heavily on CGI that nothing - not one thing - seems to correspond to the real world.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
0% Kings (2017) An unmediated jumble.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
58% The Unicorn Store (2017) There's a serious mismatch between the personality of Samantha McIntyre's script ... and Larson's directing style, which feels entirely incompatible with whimsy.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
87% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) Legrand operates in the raw social realist tradition of such auteurs as Maurice Pialat and the Dardenne brothers, stripping away sentimentality in favor of direct, observational filmmaking.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017