Pete Vonder Haar
Select another critic »
For 304 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 Jackass Number Two
Lowest review score: 0 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 304
304 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    To top everything off, Tom Cruise may just have resurrected his career with the role of Les Grossman.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Skills Like This is not a movie that asks to be taken seriously.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Pete Vonder Haar
    Offers an unflinching look at the effects of a terminal diagnosis, not just on the victim, but on everyone around him.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Overall, New York Doll is an affectionate (occasionally too much so) look at Arthur Kane.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Once you become accustomed to her material and begin to anticipate it, some of the shine comes off the act.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Cash is a legend, and deserving of a more thoughtful portrayal than what we’re offered here.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Younger children getting in on the ground floor of fantasy will enjoy the film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's a simple and sweet-natured movie, and one that seems appropriate even for the very young.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Seriously, that kid is creepy as hell.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.