Pete Vonder Haar

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For 335 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 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 United 93
Lowest review score: 0 Supercross
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 335
335 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    So who did kill the electric car? There are many suspects, and as it turns out, most of them are guilty.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Pete Vonder Haar
    A thoroughly enjoyable film, and ranks with Pixar's best.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Fails to satisfy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Longest Yard lives or dies with its physical humor, a form of recent comedy I like to call slapstick sadism.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    On the whole, The Brothers Grimm is a mess; a formerly daring director’s attempt to cash in on big studio backing even after the rug has been pulled out from under him.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Works best when it sticks to some of the tenets of successful horror; namely, gore and surprise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    I thoroughly enjoyed the street level perspective of the world being destroyed, it just would've been nice if they hadn't crapped out at the end.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    One of the drawbacks to rushing your sequel to theaters is that there's not a lot of time to hone dialogue and performances.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's noisy, nonsensical, and will fade from your consciousness even before you make it out of the theater lobby, but it's entertaining enough, and Tamahori throws us a few curve balls to keep things interesting.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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."
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It has its share of eye-rolling moments, but at its heart there's a decent story.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Too often, the movie follows up Adams’ chaotic humor with weak slapstick and the incongruous love story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    If Cars is indicative of the kind of movie we can expect from Pixar post-Disney merger, well, there's always Miyazaki.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Should have billed itself as a fairy tale, as that’s the only possible way to swallow what Prince-Bythewood and Kidd are feeding us.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Breach is a look at the insecurities and flaws we all carry, it just happens to be embedded in the story of the worst traitor in FBI history.
    • 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).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Giamatti has his hands full trying to keep us from thinking about Burgess Meredith.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    First-time director James Gartner has managed to whittle away whatever was compelling about the 1966 Miners championship run.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Like all of his previous films, it's visually arresting - if any recent film embodies the concept of cinema as poetry, this it it - but unlike "Pi" or "Requiem for a Dream," these aren't characters we're ever invested in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    What's more refreshing about Severance is how the movie's humor offsets the violence, and even that is pretty restrained (at least by modern standards).
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    So remarkably free of laughs I might as well have been watching John Wayne Gacy’s home movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    It’s a thoroughly intense and mostly entertaining movie.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    Every rumor you’ve heard about this film is true; it’s an absolute wreck.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    An oddly sweet little tale, and easily Ferrell’s most enjoyable movie in recent memory. And even though his onscreen chemistry with Gyllenhaal fills me with murderous rage, this film goes a long way towards erasing the memory of his more obnoxious roles.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Too much of the time, Jackson is a complete blank, like he's bored with his own story.

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