Pete Vonder Haar

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For 330 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 9.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Lowest review score: 0 Supercross
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 330
330 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Davis and company need to be taken to task for giving us a movie that makes rescue divers, arguably among the most death-defying of professionals, boring.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Computer movies have come a long way since the good old days of monitors projecting vector graphics on hackers’ faces, but there are still some forehead slappers in Untraceable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Especially to anyone with kids, the film packs some punch. Apart from that, The Pursuit of Happyness is emotionally manipulative and way too glossy to really hit home.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    As Ferrell’s films go, Semi-Pro is, honestly, pretty damn boring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Honestly, this movie would've worked a lot better had the Red Sox not won the World Series.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Writer-director Clément Michel can't escape the usual infant-related movie pitfalls.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Plays like a 108 minute episode of Hawaii 5-0, minus the exotic locale.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Has a few high points, but feels far too disjointed and slapdash to favorably compare to what came before.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The question isn't whether Nispel's remake is better than the 1980 original (it isn't) but whether anything original is brought into the mix. And minus a mild plot twist you"ll probably see coming from the first five minutes, there isn't.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The unique setting aside, there's just not much to sink your fangs into.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Predictably ridiculous.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Doesn’t break any new ground – it actually steals from half a dozen other sci-fi movies – but it’ll make enough at the box office to justify further game flicks.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    For an origin story about one of the most compelling and important characters in history, The Nativity Story is pretty damn boring.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    What, a white woman can’t take an innocent drive through the ghetto without arousing suspicion? What’s this world coming to?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The original “Elizabeth” was visually lush and quite engaging, but this is a sprawling mess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Very little in Reservation Road ultimately rings true, which makes the anguished theatrics on display that much more exasperating.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Wicker Man isn't all that bad a movie; it's visually striking and ambitious in some ways. It just fails to bring enough to the table to fully distance itself from the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    For my money, no movie comes close to capturing the high school experience like "The Substitute."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    What Flags of Our Fathers is not, however, is moving, evocative, or very unique.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The release of Fantastic Four marks the beginning of the end for movies based on Marvel Comics' upper tier of characters.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The problem with Sandler’s latest movies is that he now feels the need to inject some sort of dramatic conflict in order to complete his character’s shallow story arc of maturation/redemption. Introducing such mawkish sentimentality causes the humor level in his films, never that elevated to begin with, to sink like America’s credibility overseas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The real problem is that Sex and the City is, except for a few laughs, mostly just irritating.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Depressingly inert.

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