Pete Vonder Haar

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For 333 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 9.3 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 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 77 out of 333
333 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's serviceable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It isn't going to set the world on fire, but it's perfectly acceptable for what it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's a bit of a shaky first screenwriting effort for Coupland, but not without its charms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Watching this movie is like sitting on your couch for two hours to catch a little network prime time: you may be mildly entertained, but damned if you’ll remember any of it five minutes later. On the plus side, you probably won’t care.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Give Harsh Times an "E" for effort, but not much else.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It'll appeal to that segment of the population that goes to movies like this on Valentine's Day, but other than that, Something New feels pretty worn.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's in the film's second half that Parkland goes all Tony Romo and fumbles. Instead of becoming truly engrossing, it threatens to descend into unreserved melodrama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    A subject like the Holodomor demands something more than a TV-movie aesthetic and pitched battle scenes featuring a couple dozen combatants.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Not only did those so-called "demons" take the form of animals, but they actually talked!
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The film is depressingly wholesome. In that respect, it accomplishes what it sets out to do, which is to distract the children of America from the horror of their eventual futures for a couple more hours.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    While The Break-Up fancies itself the heir apparent to other vindictive failed relationship movies like "Modern Romance" and "War of the Roses," its lead actors lack the comparable appeal to hold our interest
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Won't make anybody’s "best of" lists a year from now, but it's nowhere near as offensive as some other examples of this moldy genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Monotonous. For while it offers a few precious laughs, Talladega Nights simply apes the look and feel of most recent Ferrell movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Doesn't do much besides giving original "Ringu" and "Ringu 2" director Hideo Nakata the chance to strut his stuff in front of a wide-release audience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Almost unforgivably sentimental.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    There are a handful of intense sequences and a few scenes of squirm-inducing gore in The Ruins, but not much else.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Had Lucky You played strictly as a father-son drama set against the background of competitive Texas Hold 'Em, it would've been a much better movie based on the strength of Hanson's direction and Duvall's performance alone. But no, somewhere along the line they had to make this a romance, and that's the movie's fatal flaw.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Is love a disease, as Marquez possibly wanted us to believe? Maybe, but in the case of this adaptation, it’s more of a laughing sickness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The biggest problem with Elizabethtown isn't in its shopworn theme, but that it's perhaps the first of Crowe's movies (though "Jerry Maguire"comes very close) that really feels forced.
    • 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.

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