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 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 304
304 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Absent the actual music, Notorious would be a lot worse.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    The rape scene is, admittedly, as brutal as any I've seen in recent memory, but much of what Iliadis shows us is a direct riff on the original.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    As it is, you'd get the same level of excitement watching "T.J. Hooker" reruns.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    Hey, Crave, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    Seriously, it's a bad sign for your "kids movie" when the kids in question are asking their parents, "When is something going to happen?"
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    To paraphrase the play's most famous song: how do you measure the lien against your soul when you're forced to sit through something as forcibly maudlin as Rent? I dunno, but 525,600 minutes is about how long this movie felt at times.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    A typical end-of-the-year dump film, in that there's almost no reason to see it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    RV
    The recreational vehicle has a long and storied tradition in American cinema, from "Damnation Alley" to "Lost in America" to "Stripes." Sadly, RV shares little of its namesake' nationwide appeal.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    It tries to toe the line between romantic comedy and vulgar pseudo-satire and fails at both.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    The same problems that plagued the original are on display here. Most notably, the lack of any coherent plot. Lots of creepy kids jump out at us, but these scenes are never satisfactorily meshed into the story itself.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    The end result is stale, clumsy, and about as compelling as an average episode of "As the World Turns."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    It isn't as if any of the actors do an especially bad job or anything – Fox is capable enough as the lead, and Whitley and Wilson especially carry themselves quite well – but you can't help asking yourself, what's the point? Are there that many more broad topics in need of shallow examination by a Hollywood studio picture?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    Veers between flaccid slapstick and mean-spirited vulgarity.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    There was a movie called “My Bodyguard” about the new kid in high school who hires the sullen loner to protect him from a bully. That was good. Drillbit Taylor is shit but, hey, I’m in Judd Apatow’s Hollywood.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    One small step for bad filmmaking and one giant leap for the increasing insignificance of the former Michael Corleone.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    If What Happens in Vegas... serves any purpose, it's to make me consider spending my gambling money in Reno or on a riverboat instead.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 20 Pete Vonder Haar
    Clearly, Gomorrah is supposed to represent the best of today’s European cinema...and if this is the best, I would hate to imagine the worst! Gomorrah is a boring mess focusing on how the mob in today’s Naples has its tentacles stretched far and wide
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    I haven't seen such meaningful insight into the nature of human cooperation since this morning's "Sesame Street."
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    Every rumor you’ve heard about this film is true; it’s an absolute wreck.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    It's an inferior remake (of a movie that wasn't that great to begin with), it's poorly acted, and it's yet another in an unending string of PG-13 "horror" movies that do nothing to build even the most rudimentary sense of real dread.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    Reports of boos at the film's debut at Cannes are more understandable now, not because Marie Antoinette is an inaccurate or indifferent look at French history (it is), but because it's self-indulgent shit. Booing - and beheading - are too good for it.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    Turistas fails in almost every way a movie like this can.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    Eragon is laughably bad, mind-bogglingly derivative, and easily one of the worst movies of the year.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    I humbly submit that Cedric the Entertainer be required to give up the "Entertainer" portion of his nom de plume until he actually starts entertaining us.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    So remarkably free of laughs I might as well have been watching John Wayne Gacy’s home movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    The biggest loser in all of this is Chan, whose legacy over here won’t be his 20+ years as a martial arts pioneer, but rather his playing straight man to the likes of Tucker and Owen Wilson.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Pete Vonder Haar
    The original movie One Missed Call is based on was pretty tame, at least by Miike standards. And since it appears studios have no intention of halting this flood of abysmal rehashes, allow me to suggest that they at least have the stones not to pussyfoot around and give us a remake worthy of Hollywood, of America, and of an audience that lacks the willpower to stop buying tickets to half-assed crap.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 Pete Vonder Haar
    Scary Movie V murdered my capacity to feel joy.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Pete Vonder Haar
    That legendary adolescent tolerance for garbage may be severely tested by Supercross.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Ringer is astoundingly craptastic not because the handicapped are handled poorly (though if they were paid more than union scale I'd be surprised), but because it's one of the most singularly unfunny films ever made.