For 290 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 Breaking the Waves
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 290
290 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Jumbled and stupid plot, bad acting and a few predictable gags that fall flat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    What an attempt, and what a work of the imagination. The Fifth Element' will change the look of science fiction and will probably be imitated for years.
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Features convincing, often soaring, performances by a savvy cast that must have gotten adrenaline shots administered by Stone himself.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Mighty Joe Young is a mighty fun movie. The trick? They didn't try to out-monster those bloated King Kong and Godzilla franchises. But it's still a hoot of an adventure about an overgrown ape having trouble adjusting to life in California.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Glitters, but it's not pure gold.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    Look Who's Talking plays baby-picture cute almost beyond the limits of the tolerable, but it has enough spark and intelligence to be a very likable, occasionally riotous romantic comedy. [13 Oct 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    If Hoffa is supposed to be an intimate portrait of the labor leader, it never gets much beyond painting a murky picture of a one-note Johnny who seems more like a stock Jack Nicholson character. [25 Dec 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    I think mature pre-teens along with immature teens might relate to this overbearing showcase of bizarre rubber duckies. Adults are bound to find it a major yawn, and young children are likely to be scared out of their wits. [27 Jun 1986, p.82]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    So forced and contrived in delivery that it's tedious. That's not good when the intention is to be audacious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A forced, implausible flick that loses its energy as it tries to gain momentum.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Scores big as a study of small-town life where characters collide and are forced to get along for the good of the community.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Rotten, pretentious movie full of minimalist dialogue and self-consciously arty cinematography.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Fraser and Hurley are terrifically matched for their interplay, and some of the writing is so smart it outclasses the film's cartoonish feel.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Yonkers Joe is incoherent, succeeding neither as an exciting gambling ride nor a touching family story.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A big problem in the beautifully shot movie, with top-billed Glenn Close heading a fine ensemble cast, is that there are too many characters.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    I'm completely unsure what else Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is about. I can tell you that 70 percent of moviegoers in their 20s and 30s will likely find this crazy production to be a barrel of fun, and frequently a barrel of laughs. A certain intelligence peeks through it all. [9 Aug 1985, p.68]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Quickly assumes an appealing mockumentary style.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Riveting.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    Every hair is in place in writer-director Lawrence Kasdan's epic-length Wyatt Earp. What's missing is a heart. Yet if this large-scale western is a bore, at least it's a beautiful one. [24 Jun 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Fascinating, obnoxious and poignant.
    • 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

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