Pete Vonder Haar
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For 307 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 307
307 movie reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Stunningly animated, cleverly scripted, and genuinely humorous.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    A thoroughly enjoyable film, and ranks with Pixar's best.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Pete Vonder Haar
    You’re unlikely to come across a more powerful film this year.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    Clearly, Gomorrah is supposed to represent the best of today’s European cinema...and if this is the best, I would hate to imagine the worst! Gomorrah is a boring mess focusing on how the mob in today’s Naples has its tentacles stretched far and wide
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    The results are by turns fascinating, horrifying, and maddening.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    This isn't to say The Departed is a bad movie, far from it, but knowing who's directing it and the amount of talent he had to work with, it's hard not to be disappointed that Scorsese didn't knock us on our asses. Is it his best movie since "Goodfellas?" Sure, but it falls shy of that film's excellence.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    A perfectly serviceable action movie…better than most, in fact. The entire premise is growing creaky, however, leading us to think we might want to leave this particular spy out in the cold a while, before he becomes completely tiresome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A wholly entertaining film, both as a musical experience and in seeing a fairly relaxed Dave Chappelle doing some of what he does best.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A visual triumph, and also a work of surprising warmth. No small accomplishment for a bunch of cadavers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Baumbach crams an impressive amount of characterization and humor into 82 minutes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Quite possibly Clooney’s best effort to date.
    • 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."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A genuinely engrossing film.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Hairspray isn’t all that bad, frankly. The songs are catchy, most of the leads are engaging enough (Blonksy and Bynes especially), and there’s just enough low-key subversiveness to keep everything from getting too saccharine.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Casino Royale is quite possibly the best action movie of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    While Howl’s Moving Castle is far from perfect, it’s still a very good movie. It’s just not a great one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    It’s funny, it’s smart, and it pokes fun at exactly the things it should (organized religion, big business, and audience itself).
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's the journey that offers the most enjoyment. Well, that and the beauty pageant climax, which I won't spoil here, but is one of the funniest scenes from film in recent memory.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    Smartly edited, utterly engrossing, and as intelligent an examination of American race relations as I've seen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    What Flags of Our Fathers is not, however, is moving, evocative, or very unique.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    As comic book movies go, Iron Man is a solid entry. Downey and company help drag Favreau out of the genre holes he digs, making for a decent experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Offers an unflinching look at the effects of a terminal diagnosis, not just on the victim, but on everyone around him.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Slow in places, but the feeling of foreboding you’ll take away from it is undeniable.

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