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 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 53
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 The Pink Panther
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 335
335 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie's strength is in the performances. And they're enough to make Steel City worth a look.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Could have been both a gripping courtroom drama and a chilling "is she or isn’t she?" horror tale. What we have instead is a movie that drifts, almost unmanned, from plot point to plot point.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Stop-Loss is a bit uneven. Mixed messages abound.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It’s more than adequate as an old school action movie slightly updated for modern audiences.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Granted, you'e going to enjoy it a lot more if you spent a healthy chunk of your late teens/early 20s playing Bullshit and doing keg stands, but it's far from the worst comedy of the year.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The tension in Missionary is surprisingly effective, especially given how easy it should be to put out an APB on a guy on a freaking bicycle, and there are enough scares to remind you to keep the chain latched when those polite young men in the slacks and neckties drop by.

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