For 274 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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A River Runs Through It
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 274
274 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Some of "The Shawshank Redemption'' comes across as outrageously improbable. Yet the film keeps pulling you back with its sense of striving humanity slowly turning the tables against evil.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Although the movie goes too far, you can hardly get enough of its delicious atmosphere - and of Turner, in particular, who has never looked better on the big screen. [8 Dec 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An inspired mix of spirited family entertainment and harrowing drama.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Achieves a rare interweaving of the darkly poetical and raspy, cockeyed comedy.
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Stack
    Denzel Washington is riveting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The action is so fast that the viewer almost breaks out in a sweat...Ultimately vapid. Lola never does develop as a character, and the fuss seems ultimately pointless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Zellweger has the most interesting new face in film, and she knows how to use silences to say what the heart wants to get across.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios has raised the genre to an astonishing new level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the most haunting and vital movies of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, the film abounds in easygoing humor.
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The kind of little film you can get cozy with, laugh at in odd places even when nobody else is laughing - and yet people will not turn around to glower at you because they understand. [12 July 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A rare spectacle on the big screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Coppola infuses her movie with a dreamy poetic tone, and deftly translates the essential metaphors of youth, sexuality and death without sacrificing an earthy humor.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The film is energized by the naturalness of its characters and the way in which it plays a game of mixed signals and double illusions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Bound by mother-daughter ties that are complex, touching, ultimately so powerful they yield the kind of tearful joy rarely experienced at the movies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Paradis, an actress and pop singer, is sensational.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Stone's feisty, intensely personal style of film making is well-known. With Born on the Fourth of July we are treated to a poignant, spirited and captivating - for the broken heartedness of it all - performance by Tom Cruise. [25 Dec 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A grandiose cinematic invention, cleverly turning the present-day urban American world on its ear.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Stunning, odd, glorious, calm and sensationally absorbing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Among Chan devotees, it achieved cult status.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A deftly layered drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Has an odd mix of quickly grabbed handheld shots and scenes of striking beauty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Burns has created an endearing gathering of people we all know, and every one of them is so much fun that leaving the theater at the end elicits a touch of regret.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the year's most fascinating flicks.... Brilliant performances by Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and a newcomer named Ray Liotta give sparkle, and shadows, to Something Wild. [7 Nov 1986]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is not comfortable comedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Captures the emotions of spousal charges, countercharges, defenses and pleadings ranging from brutally sarcastic to despairing.

Top Trailers