For 272 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Il Postino: The Postman
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    Leaves an unintentional unpleasant aftertaste.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    Sloshes between comedy and drama, never quite hitting stride as either.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    Subliminally speaking, you may not like this movie because it goes so far. Or, you may not like it because it stops short. Or you may like it for one of the above reasons. [21 Feb 1986, p.68]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 14 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    Mixed Nuts, opening today at Bay Area movie theaters, is laced generously with chuckles, though it neglects one little detail that helps make movies satisfying: a plot. [21 Dec 1994, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    The Dead Pool isn't much of a movie. It certainly isn't as fun, nor as compelling as its predecessors, and now and then the forced plot gets so ridiculous that it is certain to try the patience of even the most die-hard viewers. [13 Jul 1988, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    I would not take very young children to see The Goonies - too intense. I would also discourage any adults who are borderline in their liking of children from seeing this film. The Goonies could easily turn a lot of otherwise tolerant grownups against children, and I'm assuming that would be a terrible thing. [7 Jun 1985, p.75]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    An overstuffed, underfed numbskull movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Rotten, pretentious movie full of minimalist dialogue and self-consciously arty cinematography.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    It's implausible, cartoonishly overdrawn.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Jumbled and stupid plot, bad acting and a few predictable gags that fall flat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Goes downhill fast.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Chase is so dull in this film, he looks as if he's sleepwalking.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    It's both amazing and depressing how much talent goes to waste in the lame adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s 1973 absurdist novel.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Has an unrelenting staccato quality. Some would say a jackhammer quality.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    So inept it's almost entertaining.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    The big trouble with Raising Arizona is that the Coens overdrew their wild and crazy yarn, and overdo almost every gag and gimmick. [20 Mar 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    (Driver) is stuck in a mess of a movie that suffers from awkward writing, a plot with major disconnects in plausibility, an annoyingly screechy kid character and cheesy production values.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    A feeble excuse for a movie.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    The dragging pace is one of several agonizing defects in this bloated sci-fi action drama.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    A convoluted mess, but there have been worse.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    A "nonstop thriller" that is also a nonstop dud. Underline the word "long" in the title.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Always is such a lamentable production _ hardly a moment rings true _ that you almost feel like saying ''pardon me'' when you wonder why it apparently didn't occur to Spielberg or anyone else involved that no chemistry was taking place. Not only are the stars rather uninteresting people, they don't seem to like each other in any way that you can feel. [22 Dec. 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 56 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Stack
    For all its hip, rat-a-tat dialogue and a sharp photographic look that give Wall Street a feeling that something exciting is happening, the movie's a bankrupt deal. [11 Dec 1987, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Stack
    Typical of some of the absurd moments in this film is a long drawn-out fist fight between the hero and Frank, who almost kill each other because Frank is too proud to try on the magic dark glasses. It is completely stupid. [5 Nov 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 6 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Stack
    A stupid comedy with toddlers talking like hip '90s grown-ups.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Stack
    Shore possesses only two talents -- his ability to assume yoga-like positions and fondle his own behind, and his mystifying knack for getting starring roles in bad movies.

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