For 299 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 299
  2. Negative: 68 out of 299
299 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Vonder Haar
    You’re unlikely to come across a more powerful film this year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Vonder Haar
    Comedy, like most everything else, is subjective, and this may be the greatest example out there of "getting it" or not. If you thought the first movie, the original TV show, the Three Stooges, or "Football in the Groin," was funny, chances are “ackass: Number Two is right up your alley.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Vonder Haar
    Borat isn't just one of the funniest movies of the year, it might be one of the funniest movies of all time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Vonder Haar
    It’s not just one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Period.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Dark Knight may not be a masterpiece, but it easily vaults to the top of any list of "best superhero movies."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    A thoroughly enjoyable film, and ranks with Pixar's best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    If nothing else, Into the Wild is a beautiful film. Penn meticulously shot in the actual locations McCandless visited, and Eric Gautier's cinematography is breathtaking, many scenes are framed in such a way as to almost Hirsch entirely, further emphasizing how solitary his trek actually was.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Casino Royale is quite possibly the best action movie of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Maybe if PETA tried being funny instead of comparing eating meat to the Holocaust, they’d have a bigger following.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Here is a movie that celebrates the heyday of adventure cinema even as it embraces technology's bleeding edge. And I'm willing to forgive a lot when giant gorillas and tyrannosaurs are involved. Must be the art snob in me.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    One of the best movies of the year, and a great accomplishment for Messrs. Harmon and Schrab. Maybe now we’ll get a feature length "Robot Bastard" movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    This is a superior horror film. It hits hard and fast, letting up only to inject some black humor and amp up the tension again before coming back for more. Feast is nasty, brutish, and short, just like Hobbes said all horror flicks should be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    I know a lot of people with no knowledge of Sondheim’s musical (much less Bond’s play) are going to buy tickets for a cute holiday movie starring that handsome Johnny Depp and end up experiencing something else entirely. Bon appétit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    The July 4th release is fitting, for Thompson was a true patriot. His longstanding association with the counterculture notwithstanding, Thompson loved this country and the things it once stood for, and his voice is sorely missed today, and whether you were a fan of his work or not, you'll find Gonzo well worth your time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Smartly edited, utterly engrossing, and as intelligent an examination of American race relations as I've seen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    With striking visuals reminiscent of Matisse and Chagall and a refreshingly (for domestic animation audiences) grown-up storyline, The Painting is almost reminiscent of, well, a work of art.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Star Trek is pretty damn enjoyable. By resetting the franchise to what is essentially Year One, Abrams has the luxury of...gently reshaping the core characters.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Stunningly animated, cleverly scripted, and genuinely humorous.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    The more unpleasant aspects of the case are minimized in favor of telling the story and highlighting the effects of the case on these four men. It drags in spots, but even if Fincher hasn't hit it out of the park, Zodiac is easily a stand-up triple.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    300
    300 is a feast for the senses (well, two of them anyway) and an impressive technical achievement. More than that, it's a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Millions is that rarest of creatures: a family film - one of surprising warmth – that won't have adults reaching for an airsick bag.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Far and away the best of the Star Wars prequels (tough chore, that) and also holds its own with the hallowed films of the original trilogy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Giamatti has his hands full trying to keep us from thinking about Burgess Meredith.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Not just one of the best "comic book" movies ever made, but also one of the best films of the year.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Surprisingly good.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    An arresting and disturbing piece of work that gets its message across without coming off as overly preachy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A visual triumph, and also a work of surprising warmth. No small accomplishment for a bunch of cadavers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Baumbach crams an impressive amount of characterization and humor into 82 minutes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    The film's quick pace and near-constant action carries you along quite nicely, and by the time Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) makes his climactic appearance, one can't help but look forward to the remaining films.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A bleak and powerful movie, made all the more sobering by how much of it isn't fiction.