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 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Good Will Hunting
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has a certain slow, mechanical quality.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not always clear what this film is driving at, but Shiota makes the weirdness visually arresting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Dark City grabs your eyeballs and squeezes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This slight, predictable comedy has appealing moments.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film's constrained style keeps the drama from reaching a full boil.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's a fizzle as as comedy. Still, the film has character.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Still, it's almost impossible to entirely wreck this great chestnut of Broadway and film. Thanks mostly to the terrific songs, the new version has transporting moments. [20 March 1999, Daily Notebook, p.B1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Among Chan devotees, it achieved cult status.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Wicked fun with flickers of intelligence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Father of the Bride Part II is too long, completely predictable and unabashedly immersed in a posh world that is totally out of reach of most people. It's a comfort to see that riches don't keep some guys from being dithering fools when it comes to life's fundamentals.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Viewers may feel let down because the depth promised by the movie's visual artistry is never quite delivered.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Does have a certain classy charm because of its upscale setting. One could wait for the video.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Could have used more dramatic energy, maybe at the expense of some of that gorgeous scenery.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Want a believable plot or acting? Forget it. But if you just want knockout images, unabashed eye candy and a riveting look at a complex world that seems both real and fake at the same time, "Hackers'' is one of the most intriguing movies of the year.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A sappy, muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Schlock, but amusing schlock.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A mixed bag concocted with an almost willful aim to be quaint and a little arty, but one with small wonders poking through its soft, somewhat plain fabric. [06 May 1994]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Quickly assumes an appealing mockumentary style.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Viewers expecting rip-roaring, chandelier- swinging swordplay adventure are likely to be disappointed by the measured tone and portentous verbal interplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's a violent yet occasionally funny film - thanks to some inventive gags that pop up - and it hits some of the same blood-splashed chords as "Terminator." [17 Jul 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Watching this film is a little like wallowing in warm surf with soft pop music wafting in the breeze.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Kinda cute, occasionally amusing and very, very slow... I just wish [it] had more momentum, more oomph. [9 Oct 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Sizemore ("Heat") and Miller, though saddled with a lot of scientific DNA jargon, are really the only lively people in this dense, gruesome film that stubbornly refuses to break out of its contrived atmosphere.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    An awkward script, a mannered style and the selection of hill-and-dale Petaluma as a stand-in for an Illinois small town all undermine the film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's troubling to watch it stray and ramble as first-time director Antonio Banderas struggles to pull disparate elements together.

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