Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 40% The Addams Family (2019) Creepy, kooky, spooky and altogether ooky fun for longtime fans and new ones just discovering this unique family dynamic for the first time. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2.5/5 24% Gemini Man (2019) You get two Will Smiths for the price of one in Ang Lee's gimmicky action thriller, but the high frame rates and pedantic script undercut a good performance. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon Ho's Cannes Film Festival winner is a flat out masterpiece. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 96% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Antonio Banderas gives a career-best performance in Pedro Almodovar's most personal film yet. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
2.5 23% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Natalie Portman gives it her all in uneven and pretty wacko space melodrama, but other than that there is not much to ponder in this "inspired by a true story" movie. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 100% The Irishman (2019) Martin Scorsese gets the old gang back together in a mob movie that serves as a beautiful coda for a cinematic life of crime. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 98% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Eddie Murphy takes on his first-ever biopic role playing the real life Rudy Ray Moore in this wild ride of a movie that sees Eddie back on top. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 83% Judy (2019) Renee Zellweger in a remarkable performance brilliantly channels Judy Garland and discovers the human being we never really knew. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
4/5 85% Downton Abbey (2019) The Emmy winning British series hits a high note as it moves to theatres and doesn't miss a beat. Fans will swarm. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
4/5 85% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) Matt Tyrnauer's exceptional documentary on the ruthless NY Lawyer Roy Cohn gives chilling evidence of his influence from beyond the grave. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt is stellar in fascinating, mesmerizing journey to the edge of the universe and himself. A James Gray masterpiece. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
4/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A lot of critics will predictably review the book instead of what is on screen but this impressive motion picture adaptation of Donna Tartt's Pulitizer Prize winning Best Seller has to stand on its own as a MOVIE , and that it does. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) It is Big Chills as the Losers Club reunions in Derry 27 years after first defeating evil shape-shifting Pennywise, and now we have the concluding chapter of Stephen King's clown show- and IT is even better than the first one. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
5/5 68% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix kills it in dark, timely DC origin movie that is no laughing matter. Will he be second Joker to win an Oscar? - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2.5/5 48% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Cate Blanchett rises above a quirky but uneven movie and saves the day, at least for her fans. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3.5/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jillian Bell delivers a star-making performance in this inspiring, funny , and welcome comedy, an end of summer sleeper. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 89% Ready or Not (2019) Here Comes The Blood in a darkly funny wedding horror show that is highly entertaining if you can handle the gore. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/5 79% Good Boys (2019) Jabob Tremblay and pals score big laughs in this comedy filled with dirty words and heart -- just don't bring anyone along who is actually their age. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Our fine feathered friends are back with some hilarious stuff proving the second time around for these Angry birds is superior to the original. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
3/5 43% After the Wedding (2019) Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams shine (of course) in this American remake of the Danish Oscar nominated film. A bit melodramatic but a great vehicle for two superb actors. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen make the perfect pair to go on the lam in this engaging Mark Twain-ish adventure that flows as smoothly as the river it takes place around. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Strictly for those whose heads don't reach above the seat, this over-the-top slapsticky adventure is well-meaning and certainly enthusiastic, but it plays even more like kids TV than its original inspiration even did. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
4/5 59% Brian Banks (2019) Aldis Hodge in a star-making performance in an inspirational and powerful true story set in an unjust system of justice. An important and timely movie . - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
5/5 43% The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) A purebred original and a human and humane motion picture that is glorious. A must for both dog and movie lovers. Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo gives one of his best performances - and he's not even on screen. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt make a dynamic pair in Quentin Tarantino's most personal - and best - movie yet. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
5/5 96% Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2019) Cinephiles will be in heaven , but Be Natural is also an astounding story of how the very first woman director had her life's work wiped off Hollywood's map. It is also a great detective story about how she has been rediscovered. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) Awkwafina is at another crazy Asian wedding but this one comes from real life truths and lies . - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
2/5 42% Stuber (2019) Give Kumail Nanjiani five stars for trying to lyft this overworked and overly violent action comedy, but to no avail. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
5/5 92% David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019) The musical legend comes alive in a brutally honest and brilliantly composed documentary. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/5 86% This Changes Everything (2019) A compelling and urgent documentary about gender inequity in Hollywood will prove an eye opener for women - and men - universally. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) All bow down to Jon Favreau's visually stunning triumph. If I didn't know better I would think this was a Disneynature movie, not a revolutionary form of animation. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) This post Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe entry is helped greatly by great European locales and a terrific Tom Holland, making this a Spider-Man who still has it. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 62% Yesterday (2019) All you need is love and some great Beatles tunes to create a summer musical delight, and that is what Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis have done with Yesterday. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) See. This. Movie. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Woody and the gang are back in a sublime sequel that gets stolen by a spork named forky. Pixar just keeps topping itself. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) A star is born in Jessie Buckley who makes Wild Rose a memorable movie to savor. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Another day, another doll as Warners seeks to squeeze every scare it can to conjure up more boxoffice from this toy, right on the heels of doll movies Toy Story 4 and Child's Play. It is fun too. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
2.5/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Occasionally amusing , even inspired , but ultimately disappointing zombie satire from Jim Jarmusch largely wastes the talents of a game cast and is instantly forgettable. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
2/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) The fourth installment of the MiB franchise is one too many. Despite the efforts of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, these stars should have stuck with Thor. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
3/5 32% Shaft (2019) Samuel L. Jackson leads three generations of John Shafts in a fun action-filled reunion that is a smart take in a 2019 that is very much different than 1971 when the first Shaft came around. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 79% Late Night (2019) Emma Thompson rates highly in writer/co-star Mindy Kaling's delightful insightful comedy set in the world of late night TV talk shows. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Fans of the X-Men series looking for a satisfying endgame to the movie franchise might be disappointed by what they get - or don't get - here. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4/5 85% Pavarotti (2019) Ron Howard's thrilling documentary on Luciano Pavarotti is a must see for opera lovers , and for non-lovers it just might change your tune. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
4.5/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Strong additions to the pack make this another animated winner for Illumination. A movie not just for kids, but for pet lovers everywhere. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) He's Big, Bad, Loud, And Back - along with a few scary and scaly friends. Godzilla completists will line up. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) The ultimate Elton John movie musical Rocketman gets liftoff from a sensational performance by Taron Egerton. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) Octavia Spencer burns up the screen as a teenager's friend from hell in this entertaining horror movie that marks the Oscar winner's first leading role in a movie - and well deserved. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Nicholas Hoult is excellent in this origin story of how the Hobbit master found his inner Gandalf. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 66% Wine Country (2019) Amy Poehler , with lots of help from her SNL pals, makes a fun directorial feature debut with this hilarious journey to Napa for a girls trip to remember. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Strictly for fans. Ryan Reynolds gives it a nice try but this live action/CGI Pokemon movie isn't all it could have been for those who don't worship the video game. - Deadline Hollywood Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019