Pete Vonder Haar

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For 325 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Pete Vonder Haar's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 52
Highest review score: 100 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Lowest review score: 0 Scary Movie 5
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 76 out of 325
325 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Lackluster dialogue, ludicrously unbelievable storyline, and the fact that the entire film looks and sounds like it was shot on a camcorder mean nobody outside of the studio’s target demographic is likely to check this out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    If Cars is indicative of the kind of movie we can expect from Pixar post-Disney merger, well, there's always Miyazaki.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Fails to satisfy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Lady is more of an ensemble picture, and truly the Cove is the most ethnically diverse and community-minded apartment complex in the continental United States.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Scoop is about 50 minutes of plot padded with 40 minutes of Woody being Woody.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    It looks stylish, sure, but the script is laughable and the acting is ridiculous.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Reviewing it is a wholly meaningless exercise, but I do it against my better judgment that anyone even seeks a second opinion before plopping down their hard-earned money for garbage like this.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    The Reaping isn't a total failure. Swank is never less than competent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    The only mildly interesting bit of casting comes from bringing Cartwright back (as one of Bennell’s patients).
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Better than I expected, but since I expected it to be a horrific failure, that isn’t saying much.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Fred Claus is belligerently unfunny.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Let's start with the obvious: Olyphant just isn't that intimidating an assassin. Think of some of cinema's more memorable button men: Léon, Luca Brasi, Frank Nitti...that's right, not a pretty boy in the bunch.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Edward and Carter are like the original Odd Couple, except nobody’s laughing.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Fool's Gold could easily have been released in 1977, and there's a sort of laid-back, timeless, Gerald Ford feel to the movie: the resolution is never in doubt, the villains are comedic rather than menacing, and no one involved seems to care one way or the other that their names are attached to this indifferent mess.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    What you won’t be able to ignore is the ridiculous way Vantage Point’s brings everything to an end.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Two things come to mind as you watch the first act of Street Kings, the first is how fresh and exciting the movie would’ve been if it was released in 1984, the second is the question, “James Ellroy wrote that?”
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    In truth, there's not much point to reviewing Adam Sandler comedies. They're almost always widely panned, and yet still manage to earn well over $100 million domestically. Don’' Mess with the Zohan looks to continue both trends, even if exaggerated Yiddish accents and sex with the elderly only take one so far.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    The whole thing feels like a continuation of Lucas' experiments to see how much sh-- his dwindling supporters will take before finally saying "enough" and moving on to adult pursuits.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Q: When is a vampire not a vampire? A: When it goes out in daylight, sees itself in a mirror, doesn’t drink human blood, and still manages to suck.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Pete Vonder Haar
    Not many actors could do justice to the vanilla story presented by Grogan and screenwriters Scott Frank and Don Roos, but Wilson and Aniston – two of the blandest, most uninteresting actors working today – are just the actors to pull it off.
    • 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.

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