Pete Vonder Haar

Select another critic »
For 317 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 65% 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 Jackass Number Two
Lowest review score: 0 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 317
317 movie reviews
    • 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."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who was essentially handpicked by now-executive producer Danny Boyle, gives us a more depressing look at humanity while retaining several of his predecessor’s moves. This isn’t always a good thing, since Fresnadillo can’t seem to get his fill of low-light hyper-edited fight scenes or frenetic hand-held shots of people running, but when used right it adds to the sense of claustrophobia and impending doom.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Slow in places, but the feeling of foreboding you’ll take away from it is undeniable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Sicko Is flawed and occasionally stretches to make its point, but the movie's message speaks for itself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Depending on your expectations for Transformers, rear-ending theaters this July 4th, you’ll either be ecstatic or horrified to learn that the movie hits on all three cylinders in convincing fashion.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    A poignant reminder of why people used to actually listen to their radios.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Doesn’t always hit all the right notes...But in the end, Affleck displays a surprisingly sure hand, and Gone Baby Gone largely delivers.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    It’s a thoroughly intense and mostly entertaining movie.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    As comic book movies go, Iron Man is a solid entry. Downey and company help drag Favreau out of the genre holes he digs, making for a decent experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    I can't deny it: I had a shit-eating grin on my face for most of the ensuing two hours. I also can't deny that many of the criticisms about to be leveled at Spielberg and Lucas over "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" are well-deserved, but it's still good to see Indiana Jones, and Marion, back in action one last time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    To top everything off, Tom Cruise may just have resurrected his career with the role of Les Grossman.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    A sweetly engaging effort that manages a fair amount of charm and innocence in spite of the rather seedy surroundings.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Skills Like This is not a movie that asks to be taken seriously.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It has its share of eye-rolling moments, but at its heart there's a decent story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    In the end, nothing about The Interpreter strikes us as very original.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    A handful of nifty battle scenes and some decent performances aren't quite enough to make Kingdom memorable.
    • 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
    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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Waiting… is only intermittently funny, but when it is, it's hilarious.
    • 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."
    • 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.

Top Trailers