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 The Ringer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 307
307 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Far from being a mere polemic, The Ground Truth is bolstered immeasurably by Foulkrod’s almost exclusive use of interviews with actual veterans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    The film's effectiveness is bolstered by juxtaposed scenes of fat and happy Americans and Europeans slurping up frozen chai lattes and clucking about how big Starbuck's is getting with scenes of children going into "therapeutic feeding centers" in the region where Starbuck's gets its coffee because they can't afford to by corn.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Kirk and Mol are convincing, easily inhabiting their respective roles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    The festival's audience is as integral a part of the proceedings as the music, and we get a rich portrait of the wide variety of pranksters, iconoclasts, and freaks that descend upon the West Country of England in the hundreds of thousands every year. Glastonbury offers an exhaustive look at what remains the largest event of its kind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    The more unpleasant aspects of the case are minimized in favor of telling the story and highlighting the effects of the case on these four men. It drags in spots, but even if Fincher hasn't hit it out of the park, Zodiac is easily a stand-up triple.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    300
    300 is a feast for the senses (well, two of them anyway) and an impressive technical achievement. More than that, it's a hell of a lot of fun.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    When the most sympathetic character in your comedy is a skinhead, you’re definitely on to something, and Jensen definitely is here.
    • 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).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Does it herald a renaissance in the action genre? Not really, but it's a welcome throwback to good old-fashioned, '80s-style lunkhead violence, and no one takes a punch, kick, elbow, or bullet quite like John McClane.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Stunningly animated, cleverly scripted, and genuinely humorous.
    • 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).
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Ultimately a story about the American mindset post-9/11, Right at Your Door is also a much more personal tale, as it forces all of us to consider what we would do if the chips were down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A genuinely engrossing film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Quite possibly Clooney’s best effort to date.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Decent vampire movies are few and far between, and I’m having a hard time remembering a recent one that impressed me like 30 Days of Night.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    I think this one of the first King movies to legitimately give me the creeps.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    A straight-ahead exercise in brutality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    For all of its shortcomings, Wanted is a strangely enjoyable flick.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Better than the first in some ways: the superfluous Agent Meyers is gone, Doug Jones is great as Abe, and Strauss is an amusing addition (if almost structurally identical to Kroenen).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Noonan's life is one few of us can comprehend, and Mac Intyre's documentary, A Very British Gangster, is like a Guy Ritchie film come to life, only with a better dressed cast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    Changeling is an almost universally impressive all-around effort, and is the best "dirty underbelly of Los Angeles" movie since "L.A. Confidential."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Pete Vonder Haar
    We Are Wizards is a nifty look at a few small but significant slices of Potter mania that evokes interest rather than provoking disdain, not always an easy feat.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Kinkle shows a deft hand at pacing and the gore is kept to a minimum.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    The testimonials from a few of these people, with the realization they speak for tens of thousands, reinforces Inequality for All's sobering message while at the same time undercutting Reich's optimism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Matti sets a brisk pace, utilizing the squalor and desperation of Manila's slums and prisons as well as powerful, against-type performances by Torre and Pascual to give us a familiar yet engaging thriller (with more than a few surprises).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    It isn't until the ending, which turns the squirm amplifier up to 11 and exceeded even my horrific expectations, that we finally see the story's potential realized.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Biyi Bandele's Half of a Yellow Sun strikes an admirable balance between drama and history.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Calling breathes new life into a moribund genre by touching oft-ignored themes and offering a bit of introspection to go along with the obligatory slashed throats and biblical portents.

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