For 316 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 JFK
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 316
316 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intelligence and beauty -- and teasing romance -- shape Mansfield Park into a gorgeous, enchanting experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Jumbled and stupid plot, bad acting and a few predictable gags that fall flat.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though this film's considerable warmth derives from dalmatian puppies and other animals who take charge of their fates, Close steals the show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The richness of characters make this movie shine. It's just that, somehow, a certain sense of fire is missing.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    The dragging pace is one of several agonizing defects in this bloated sci-fi action drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    SubUrbia is depressing comedy -- the more so because director Richard Linklater's satirical picture of youthful alienation rings painfully true.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Goes downhill fast.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    This wacky buddy road film... has a brilliant glow of intelligence behind the stupidness. It's easily the funniest movie of the year.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This British film also mocks the rave culture it celebrates, and it's charming in a way that is hip but surprisingly down to earth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Muppet Treasure Island is an elaborate, juicy eyeful. The film is an impressive maze of visual scale and perspective that lets humans and puppets interact as a single species. The overall effect is a wonderful sense of the fantastical. But simplicity might have helped where the movie often stagnates with gimmicks.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Problem Child is a beautiful example of what junk entertainment can be with a smattering of brains behind it. While it hangs there as a monument to audience idiocy, it also lets you have a wallow in fun. You leave thinking there have been worse things on which to spend your time and money. [28 July 1990, p.C3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not a great film, but Event Horizon produces an intense sense of visual involvement. The hallucinatory, almost 3-D-like scenes stick in the mind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Glitters, but it's not pure gold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    For a big, floppy, silly movie that is in many ways the epitome of throwaway entertainment, Twins has its charms. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito make it seem they had so much fun making this flabby comedy that the fun becomes infectious.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has a certain slow, mechanical quality.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Wonderful characters keep the movie from gagging on sweetness.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not always clear what this film is driving at, but Shiota makes the weirdness visually arresting.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Using documentary-style Super 16 film and staged cutaway interviews with friends and family, James and his photographer and co-producer, Peter Gilbert, fashioned a movie with an affecting, candid look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Achieves a rare interweaving of the darkly poetical and raspy, cockeyed comedy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    It's the kind of movie you may approach with a show-me attitude, only to be won over to its hip sense of fun and a gentle humanity that lets you walk away with a glow. [1 Oct 1993, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    This thick, leaden production starring Bob Hoskins and Patricia Arquette - and an uncredited Robin Williams - has a sophomoric air, even though it faithfully follows the book.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    It's a shame Arnold is stuck on the loudmouth clod schtick, because there are moments he's downright pleasant on screen. But in Carpool, these moments are kept to a minimum.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, the film abounds in easygoing humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Dark City grabs your eyeballs and squeezes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Carax, with Pola X, has become a parody of himself with a self-indulgent, overreaching style that many viewers will find a struggle to watch -- provided they can contain their contempt for pretentiousness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The new film Parenthood is a challenging, funny, affecting and mostly rewarding effort - like parenthood itself. It makes good use of a large ensemble cast led by Steve Martin as a man striving to be a good dad. [2 Aug 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This slight, predictable comedy has appealing moments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Exceptional, powerful new documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Director Ted Demme (with a terse script by Mike Armstrong) keeps it darkly funny while exposing raw nerves in a buildup to unexpected tragedy.

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