Pete Vonder Haar

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For 325 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 Supercross
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 325
325 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Leatherheads is as trifling as Clooney’s second movie (“Good Night and Good Luck”) was significant, but that’s okay. It succeeds where so many other romantic comedies fail because of a superior script and because everyone involved has the good sense not to take themselves too seriously.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It has its share of eye-rolling moments, but at its heart there's a decent story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie is engrossing and well-acted throughout (especially Khan), but ultimately leaves us less optimistic about the prospects for peace.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    1. It has the potential to supplant "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as the greatest audience participation movie of all time. 2. It is, simultaneously, one of the worst and best movies I’ve ever seen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    What ultimately keeps The Weather Man from being a better film than it is that it doesn't no when to quit.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Hunky Dory isn't blazing any trails, but if you're not wholly burned out by the genre and/or look back fondly on the Glam era, you'll find musicals haven't yet completely gone to the (diamond) dogs.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Let's be honest; a great deal of the sh-- you find funny when you're high really isn't (as anyone who's smoked a few bowls and laughed like a hyena to "Assy McGee" can attest). So hopefully nobody will be too disappointed when I tell them that "Express" is largely hit and miss.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    A handful of nifty battle scenes and some decent performances aren't quite enough to make Kingdom memorable.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    How much you join in will depend on how big a fan you are of the collegiate comedy formula, how many times you've seen "Animal House" and "Caddyshack," and how much you hate Long in those smarmy Mac commercials.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's worth a look, even taking into consideration the lack of zombies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Intermittently amusing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Your enjoyment of Alpha Dog may very well depend on how put off you are by these facts, as well as how much you buy Timberlake in his role, and how in the mood you are to sit through "River’s Edge" set in the "Entourage" universe.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    An above average film, and features fine performances (Theron and McDormand are probably stone locks for more Oscar nominations), but be wary of the advertising pointing out the film's similarities to movies like "Erin Brockovich."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Younger children getting in on the ground floor of fantasy will enjoy the film.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The action IS pretty engaging, Sao Feng and his gang of South Asian cutthroats are a nice addition, and the constant plot explication does require you to pay attention.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's a simple and sweet-natured movie, and one that seems appropriate even for the very young.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The doc affords us a look into a world rarely seen by the lumpenproletariat, though we could have done with fewer aerial/time-lapse shots and more history.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie's front-loaded with puerile, junior high humor (and, admittedly, several laugh out loud moments), which is fine, but all this still followed by an increasingly awkward and clichéd third act.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Overall, New York Doll is an affectionate (occasionally too much so) look at Arthur Kane.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    While his story is moving, Godspeed would perhaps have been more powerful if Barry spent more time balancing Jones's relative good fortune with the monumental hurdles faced by the less fortunate with similar injuries, instead of touching upon the issue in the film's final minutes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Seriously, that kid is creepy as hell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Cash is a legend, and deserving of a more thoughtful portrayal than what we’re offered here.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Sommers's script relies on rapid-fire banter between Odd, girlfriend Stormy Llewellyn (Addison Timlin) — yes, that's her real name — and Chief Porter (Dafoe), but occasionally feels forced.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Isn't as dark or sinister as its source material, but it comes closer than any other filmed attempts to this point. It may only be a decent movie, but it's a pretty fine PKD adaptation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    In the plus column, Poseidon is a tightly-paced action movie that doesn’t depend too much on special effects for its thrills.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's a reasonably entertaining actioner, and Zwick doesn't shy away from depicting violence or the horrors of war, but as a social statement it falls a little short. And emeralds are prettier anyway.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Home Sweet Hell is a pleasantly unpleasant dark comedy, one that gives new meaning to "detached and subdivided" in the mass production zone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    In the end, nothing about The Interpreter strikes us as very original.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    As an official history, Spark shines adequate light; I just wish it had spent a little more time on the shadows.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Standoff holds up as a welcome alternative to its more strident brethren.

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