Pete Vonder Haar
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For 301 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: 68 out of 301
301 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Granted, you'e going to enjoy it a lot more if you spent a healthy chunk of your late teens/early 20s playing Bullshit and doing keg stands, but it's far from the worst comedy of the year.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    A film about a family billed as "bizarrely dysfunctional" – is a pleasant enough experience. However, it probably could have used a little more of the bizarre or dysfunctional to spice things up.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Your enjoyment of Alpha Dog may very well depend on how put off you are by these facts, as well as how much you buy Timberlake in his role, and how in the mood you are to sit through "River’s Edge" set in the "Entourage" universe.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The plot is paper-thin, and the set-up is beyond contrived (a plant waterer?), but there are a surprising number of laughs, and the saccharine content is kept to a minimum. A mostly enjoyable experience, all told.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The action IS pretty engaging, Sao Feng and his gang of South Asian cutthroats are a nice addition, and the constant plot explication does require you to pay attention.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie's strength is in the performances. And they're enough to make Steel City worth a look.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    1408 isn’t great cinema, but does an adequate job in spite of its flaws.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Intermittently amusing.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    While I could probably spend an entire weekend watching Milla twirl her kukris, it's obvious from the rather lazy pacing that Anderson is growing increasingly self-indulgent with his creation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's worth a look, even taking into consideration the lack of zombies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Is Walk Hard” funny? Sure; very much so, in places. At least I think it is. It might just be the “Date Movie” talking.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Stop-Loss is a bit uneven. Mixed messages abound.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    The movie's front-loaded with puerile, junior high humor (and, admittedly, several laugh out loud moments), which is fine, but all this still followed by an increasingly awkward and clichéd third act.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    Let’s not lose sight of what's really been accomplished here. Alex and Marty – just like Batman and Robin, Fred and Barney, and Snagglepuss – are welcome additions to the gay animation pantheon.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Pete Vonder Haar
    As a look at the disenfranchised of America, Explicit Ills could use some work. As a debut, however, it's quite promising. I'm looking forward to seeing what Webber comes up with next.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Mostly, Guilty of Romance seems content allowing characters to verbally abuse each other before eventually reaching the inevitable conclusion that life is a burden and all love is illusory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Intermittently refreshing yet thoroughly unpleasant.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Easily one of the most lackadaisical movies I've seen. Don't get me wrong, the plot is entertaining enough, and there are some genuine laughs, but almost everyone in the movie is half-a--ing it.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It ain't art, and it's dumber than I'd like, but I don't imagine you were expecting Kieslowski.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    There are some genuine scares to be had here, and not just of the “Boo!” variety.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Works best when it sticks to some of the tenets of successful horror; namely, gore and surprise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Land falls well short of the greatness of Romero’s previous zombie efforts.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Isn’t exactly dull, but it isn’t scary either.