Pete Vonder Haar

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For 322 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Lowest review score: 0 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 322
322 movie reviews
    • 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).
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Slow in places, but the feeling of foreboding you’ll take away from it is undeniable.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    With its emphasis on dialogue and political machinations over explosions and kung fu fighting, it remains to be see whether or not V for Vendetta will actually find one (a wider audience).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    A poignant reminder of why people used to actually listen to their radios.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Sicko Is flawed and occasionally stretches to make its point, but the movie's message speaks for itself.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Honestly, the most shocking thing put forth in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay just might be the proposition that George W. Bush is actually a pretty cool guy.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    What sets Bier's film apart from similar fare are the consistently fine performances and powerful scenes of surprising ferocity.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Actually one of the better comedies I've seen this year speaks volumes for the quality of the performances and the caliber of the script.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Jarhead does feature stunning visuals. Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins have created some fantastic imagery.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Say what you want about Mel Gibson, but that sadomasochistic anti-Semite knows how to shoot a movie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Skills Like This is not a movie that asks to be taken seriously.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Desperate Acts of Magic is a pleasant little film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Whatever the final analysis, Reno 911!: Miami is a welcome breath of fresh air in a year that's already forced audiences to endure the likes of "Norbit."
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Burton fans and those eager for a more accurate adaptation of the novel will be happy with this new movie, while nostalgia-addled Gen X-ers and stoners of all ages will always have the original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Strong performances from Vera Farmiga and Hugh Dillon keep things from becoming overdramatic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    In spite of the tatty "coming of age" familiarity, Johnson's vision seems fresh and vibrant.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It has its share of eye-rolling moments, but at its heart there's a decent story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie is engrossing and well-acted throughout (especially Khan), but ultimately leaves us less optimistic about the prospects for peace.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    1. It has the potential to supplant "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as the greatest audience participation movie of all time. 2. It is, simultaneously, one of the worst and best movies I’ve ever seen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    What ultimately keeps The Weather Man from being a better film than it is that it doesn't no when to quit.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Hunky Dory isn't blazing any trails, but if you're not wholly burned out by the genre and/or look back fondly on the Glam era, you'll find musicals haven't yet completely gone to the (diamond) dogs.
    • 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.

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