Pete Vonder Haar
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For 314 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 United 93
Lowest review score: 0 The Pink Panther
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 314
314 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Should have billed itself as a fairy tale, as that’s the only possible way to swallow what Prince-Bythewood and Kidd are feeding us.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Not only did those so-called "demons" take the form of animals, but they actually talked!
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    While The Break-Up fancies itself the heir apparent to other vindictive failed relationship movies like "Modern Romance" and "War of the Roses," its lead actors lack the comparable appeal to hold our interest
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Won't make anybody’s "best of" lists a year from now, but it's nowhere near as offensive as some other examples of this moldy genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Monotonous. For while it offers a few precious laughs, Talladega Nights simply apes the look and feel of most recent Ferrell movies.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Almost unforgivably sentimental.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    There are a handful of intense sequences and a few scenes of squirm-inducing gore in The Ruins, but not much else.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Had Lucky You played strictly as a father-son drama set against the background of competitive Texas Hold 'Em, it would've been a much better movie based on the strength of Hanson's direction and Duvall's performance alone. But no, somewhere along the line they had to make this a romance, and that's the movie's fatal flaw.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Is love a disease, as Marquez possibly wanted us to believe? Maybe, but in the case of this adaptation, it’s more of a laughing sickness.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Davis and company need to be taken to task for giving us a movie that makes rescue divers, arguably among the most death-defying of professionals, boring.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Computer movies have come a long way since the good old days of monitors projecting vector graphics on hackers’ faces, but there are still some forehead slappers in Untraceable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Especially to anyone with kids, the film packs some punch. Apart from that, The Pursuit of Happyness is emotionally manipulative and way too glossy to really hit home.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    As Ferrell’s films go, Semi-Pro is, honestly, pretty damn boring.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Honestly, this movie would've worked a lot better had the Red Sox not won the World Series.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Writer-director Clément Michel can't escape the usual infant-related movie pitfalls.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The question isn't whether Nispel's remake is better than the 1980 original (it isn't) but whether anything original is brought into the mix. And minus a mild plot twist you"ll probably see coming from the first five minutes, there isn't.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    For an origin story about one of the most compelling and important characters in history, The Nativity Story is pretty damn boring.
    • 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?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The original “Elizabeth” was visually lush and quite engaging, but this is a sprawling mess.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    Very little in Reservation Road ultimately rings true, which makes the anguished theatrics on display that much more exasperating.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Wicker Man isn't all that bad a movie; it's visually striking and ambitious in some ways. It just fails to bring enough to the table to fully distance itself from the original.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    For my money, no movie comes close to capturing the high school experience like "The Substitute."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Pete Vonder Haar
    What Flags of Our Fathers is not, however, is moving, evocative, or very unique.
    • 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.

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