Pete Vonder Haar

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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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Intermittently refreshing yet thoroughly unpleasant.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Some of the footage is exceptional, yet several of the more impressive stunts are shot from so far away on digital cameras that the resulting onscreen resolution is just a shade above god-awful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Starts off promisingly, but gets bogged down when it abandons humor for gravity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    There are glimpses of the wit McKenna displayed in “Prada,” but these brief gasps of life are quickly suffocated by the inevitable schmaltz.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Far from a disaster, but doesn't rank with Mann's best work.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    There are some genuine scares to be had here, and not just of the “Boo!” variety.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Isn’t exactly dull, but it isn’t scary either.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    For all the effort Giamatti gives in making George a convincing character, the movie itself, never quite gets off the ground. The feel is too deliberately peculiar, and Goldberger's detached style never gives us a reason to invest ourselves in anyone but George.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    There's no denying Banderas' talent as an actor, and he's admittedly fun to watch. The rest of the cast are serviceable, meaning Woodard finds new ways to show us how this Latin heartthrob melts her icy exterior.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    A broad and occasionally disjointed indictment of the New York art scene and horrorcore rap that leaves no broad side of a barn untargeted.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    What this movie needed was a leaner narrative focusing on Earl and Marshall while keeping Moore’s character in the background. What we end up with is a goofy and occasionally enjoyable mix of horror, comedy, and action that can’t entirely shed its excess narrative flab.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    A better-quality sequel, but that wasn't really too difficult. The original was one of the worst movies of 2005, and while "Rise" won't win any awards, it's (mostly) less offensive than its predecessor. Faint praise, but I'll be damned if I go any further than that.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    As it is, Flightplan is half of a pretty good movie. But to maintain that impression, I recommend you take a nap for the last 40 minutes.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    I can't condemn it outright, but damned if I can remember anything (aside from Izzard's performance) that would make me recommend it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Watchmen is indeed gorgeous, with Gibbons' original work reproduced and – in some cases – improved upon by detailed F/X, but even at a healthy two hours and 41 minutes the story feels truncated. Even abrupt.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Murphy doesn't have much of a handle on juggling laughs with pathos, and this makes some of the more touching scenes unintentionally amusing. The film, like Augusten's life, is uneven but not without its charms.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    “Syriana's” dumber, louder cousin.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Dreamgirls is a better musical than "Chicago" or "Rent," but then, that isn't really saying much.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Benjamin Button is pretty much just "Gump" with better cinematography.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's serviceable.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It isn't going to set the world on fire, but it's perfectly acceptable for what it is.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's a bit of a shaky first screenwriting effort for Coupland, but not without its charms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Watching this movie is like sitting on your couch for two hours to catch a little network prime time: you may be mildly entertained, but damned if you’ll remember any of it five minutes later. On the plus side, you probably won’t care.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Give Harsh Times an "E" for effort, but not much else.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It'll appeal to that segment of the population that goes to movies like this on Valentine's Day, but other than that, Something New feels pretty worn.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's in the film's second half that Parkland goes all Tony Romo and fumbles. Instead of becoming truly engrossing, it threatens to descend into unreserved melodrama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Longest Yard lives or dies with its physical humor, a form of recent comedy I like to call slapstick sadism.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    On the whole, The Brothers Grimm is a mess; a formerly daring director’s attempt to cash in on big studio backing even after the rug has been pulled out from under him.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    One of the drawbacks to rushing your sequel to theaters is that there's not a lot of time to hone dialogue and performances.

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