For 286 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Fierce Creatures
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 286
286 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The result is a lovely wash of humanity, served with affection.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A little abhorrent yet strangely appealing. I found it arty and pretentious, but still couldn't turn my eyes away from its almost hypnotic coolness and fascinating psychological horrors. [23 Sept 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's an amazing actor who can carry a movie by simply sitting calmly in a chair. That's what Christopher Walken does in the comedy-thriller Suicide Kings. He's so good, one hardly blinks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though the dialogue is laced with the colloquial, the film has an inviting tone that even stuffiest of old fogies may find refreshing. Everybody gets put down, but with affection.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Gentle, wacky, down-to-earth and romantic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A skillful exposition of the pain of pro wrestling, and the high price participants pay in terms of physical and ego injuries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The glimpses of religious life bumping into secular passion are touching and warmly comic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A humongous animation event that ratchets up the level of the computer art that Hollywood is swooning over these days.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    By now, fans of the studied loveliness of Merchant Ivory films savor that they aren't pat, slick or especially action-packed. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a fine example -- themes percolate and evolve into poignancy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    For fans of Westerns, the film may have particular appeal. Its period gear and garb and galloping horses are major attractions
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Big
    Sappiness and romance always are fine with me, and Big is a good example of a movie that effortlessly blends sweetness and fun - it feels a little like stumbling on a picnic of smiles. [3 Jun 1988, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Can make a person sick in two ways at once -- through its lowdown raunch and through the spasms of laughter that use stomach muscles one might not have known existed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is a funny novelty, no denying it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A brilliant performance (Walken).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's a feel-good deal you can take the whole family to, or even better, a date. And this almost cuddly film, built on a farfetched case of mistaken identity, delivers plenty of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Both a delightful story and a great food movie that ranks with "Like Water for Chocolate'' or "Babette's Feast.''
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The darker this visionary film gets -- and it gets very dark -- the less comic and the more chilling it becomes. At the same time, it grows more brilliant as a view of modern society poisoned by a battering incivility or cruel exploitation that, in Leigh's view, is played out most profoundly in gender conflict. When ''Naked'' isn't beaning your brain, it's twisting a screwdriver between the wires of your nerves. [28 Jan. 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Director Breathnach is in no hurry to pump up the action in this easygoing, episodic on-the-road adventure, and the slow pace may wear thin for some viewers. More than anything, I Went Down is a cleverly observed character study of two losers who find they suddenly stand a chance at winning.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Forgiving its moments of melodrama, Philadelphia makes emotional power punches out of every smile, embrace and tear in its story of a regular guy contracting AIDS and getting booted out of the law firm that once lifted him to glory. [14 Jan 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A raucous, in-your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a sitting duck.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A lot more than the sum of its delicately balanced parts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's impossible to dismiss the attraction of such accomplished actors on the big screen, even with a fits-and-starts script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Everything comes up forced and predictable in the nostalgic overload of bongs, Top 40 rock and boys' bluster about sex.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A grandiose cinematic invention, cleverly turning the present-day urban American world on its ear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A filmic hug for Brooklyn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Consistently absorbing as the amazing Deneuve reveals, scene by scene, new facets of a fascinating character in a mercantile war that involves equal parts greed and vanity.

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