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

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Buena Vista Social Club
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A gem of fast action, sophisticated wit and inspired comedy.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Life Is Sweet, a comedy with wonderfully touching moments by off-beat British director Mike Leigh, is an absolute gem of eccentric humor about family life. Fresh and quirky, the film dishes up astonishing vitality in its look at what is ostensibly a plain, lower middle-class family in Middlesex. [22 Nov. 1991, p.C5]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The balance between action and mysticism in The Empire Strikes Back provides fascinating energy. It's as if the kids are given one set of delights, the bravado of battles and elaborate warships zooming through exotic space, and adults are given another, a layered explanation of what it all means in the grand scheme of things. [Special Edition]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A vital, sexy and touching movie that goes to the heart of what human caring is all about.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the great portraits of artists fighting, even with murderous rage, to reach the sublime.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    I laughed so hard, my eyes watered. I laughed so loud, I lost track of whether anyone else was laughing. I laughed so much, I ached afterwards. [29 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Has an odd mix of quickly grabbed handheld shots and scenes of striking beauty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    There may not be a better- acted film this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    It will be the most talked-about comedy of summer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Among the great American crime movies, 1973's Badlands stands alone. [13 Feb. 1998]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The pieces of the drama are put forth like the shapes of the five fingers of a hand, and finally they find a kind of awkward unity that was predictable from the start. And yet, the gesture of it all is utterly captivating, the way a dream would be if it ever really came true. [27 Feb 1987, Daily Datebook, p.74]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    French director Claude Berri's exquisite, methodical Lucie Aubrac is a romantic thriller so tightly drawn it almost leaves one breathless.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A joyous, hilarious send-up of rock star pretensions and an enchanting celebration of "girl power" in pop culture.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Bucking the lava tide of computer special effects gushing out of Hollywood this season, the makers of Breakdown use old-fashioned ingenuity -- plus a compelling star, a fast- paced mystery and a deadpan villain -- to come up with a sizzler.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Robert Redford's sensitive, unhurried movie of A River Runs Through It is so faithful to the book that it becomes that rare thing - a beautiful celebration of the power of literature. [09 Oct 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    By any measure, the horrifying yet powerfully uplifting Schindler's List from director Steven Spielberg is a milestone in the art of filmmaking. [15 Dec 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An unforgettable, poetic romance from Italy whose disarming humor, blushing encounters and bittersweet flavors are certain to set off a groundswell of smiles, tears and regret.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the most haunting and vital movies of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A poetry of love, longing and affirmation bleeds through the music of Cuba, and some of the best sounds the island ever created are captured with embracing humanity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Sigourney Weaver is so daring and amazing, her veracity is at times painful to behold.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A crime gem that is darkly funny even when it's chilling -- and certain to become a classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Star Wars' has three crucial elements going for it and they've traveled time like troopers -- it's a terrifically entertaining war story, it has memorable characters and it is visually compelling. What more do we want in movies, anyway? [Special Edition]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Disney's 33rd animated feature, and its first with characters based on real people, is a stunning movie with clever twists, vivid characterizations, insightful songs and a surprising harvest of revisionist history that manages to ring smartly as pure entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An inspired mix of spirited family entertainment and harrowing drama.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    JFK
    Director Oliver Stone has fashioned in JFK a riveting, dramatic and disturbing look at one of the great whodunits of history. [20 Dec 1991]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Stack
    Denzel Washington is riveting.
    • 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.

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