Pete Vonder Haar
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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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    A curious little film. On the surface, it's a story about one man's mission to create an Orthodox monastery in Denmark, and along the way it manages to say something about everyone's desire to be remembered after they pass away.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Formulaic and creaky as a Harrison Ford action sequence, but sufficiently gussied up with good actors and a decent director so that you don’t entirely mind.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    “Syriana's” dumber, louder cousin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Fortunately for Redford, Lions for Lambs is a less ham-handed effort than Sayles’ “Silver City,” but it’s a near thing.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    There’s a lot of talent up there on the screen, and some authentic laughs, but too much of it is comedy territory that was claimed long ago.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's impressive enough to look at, and the voice talent – especially Black and Hoffman - doesn't disappoint, but all the CGI wankery and high-end talent only barely allows Kung Fu Panda to rise above cliché.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Starts off promisingly, but gets bogged down when it abandons humor for gravity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Right out of the gate, we realize that bringing the series to the big screen makes the flaws that much more obvious. The voices are too thin, the music and lyrics too simplistic, and the production values are – frankly – too "televisual."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    The "star-studded" cast seems to have been cast according to their Premiere power ranking and/or desperation for exposure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Every so often you catch glimpses of a better movie behind the simplistic structure and formulaic plot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    Diggers isn't a bad film, but the underlying premise - the longing one feels to escape from a dead-end, small town life - has been so beaten to death in the movies that no amount of accurate 70s design or subtlety in the performances can hide the fact.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's serviceable.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Doesn't do much besides giving original "Ringu" and "Ringu 2" director Hideo Nakata the chance to strut his stuff in front of a wide-release audience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Honestly, this movie would've worked a lot better had the Red Sox not won the World Series.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The film is depressingly wholesome. In that respect, it accomplishes what it sets out to do, which is to distract the children of America from the horror of their eventual futures for a couple more hours.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The release of Fantastic Four marks the beginning of the end for movies based on Marvel Comics' upper tier of characters.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The biggest problem with Elizabethtown isn't in its shopworn theme, but that it's perhaps the first of Crowe's movies (though "Jerry Maguire"comes very close) that really feels forced.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Doesn’t break any new ground – it actually steals from half a dozen other sci-fi movies – but it’ll make enough at the box office to justify further game flicks.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    What, a white woman can’t take an innocent drive through the ghetto without arousing suspicion? What’s this world coming to?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Plays like a 108 minute episode of Hawaii 5-0, minus the exotic locale.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Has a few high points, but feels far too disjointed and slapdash to favorably compare to what came before.