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

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story 2
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's a fizzle as as comedy. Still, the film has character.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    At least it can be said that Renaissance Man, the new Penny Marshall film arriving at theaters today, has its heart in the right place and that star Danny DeVito comes across as thoughtful, intelligent, even sweet. [03 Jun 1994]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    A "nonstop thriller" that is also a nonstop dud. Underline the word "long" in the title.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Eric Idle--a royal among sillies--turns in a wonderfully wacky performance.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film is too mannered, too stuffy. Even Malkovich's interesting performance won't let it break free of a formal style and cloyingly creepy tone that becomes precious while trying to be merely claustrophobic.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    It's implausible, cartoonishly overdrawn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has a certain slow, mechanical quality.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A wild ride through nonstop visual effects yet a warm wallow in the cinema of the dumbed-down.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    It's both amazing and depressing how much talent goes to waste in the lame adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s 1973 absurdist novel.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Kids probably will enjoy portions of Return to Oz, but at best, it's a mechanical movie that never finds a real heart to engage an audience. [21 Jun 1985, p.79]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Strains through buckets of verbiage and muddled plot to seize only a few dopey laughs.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A skillfully observed but never quite satisfying lesbian romantic drama.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    But this soggy, sentimental tour through a rural dreamworld of salt-of- the-earth versus supercharged intelligence never quite gets deep enough to touch the soul -- or to make sense.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    An unabashed wallow in the moronic humor of Adam Sandler.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    This thick, leaden production starring Bob Hoskins and Patricia Arquette - and an uncredited Robin Williams - has a sophomoric air, even though it faithfully follows the book.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    A convoluted mess, but there have been worse.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film, "suggested by" John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany," is so unabashedly manipulative -- and implausible -- that even while crying, many viewers may also feel abused.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Yet for all its faults and limitations, Swing Kids is not necessarily easy to forget. [05 Mar 1993]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    As a movie, it's far from compelling. As a thrill ride, though, it's a rampaging special effects and animatronics extravaganza that will make small children cringe behind their seats.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Wonderful characters keep the movie from gagging on sweetness.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    This wacky buddy road film... has a brilliant glow of intelligence behind the stupidness. It's easily the funniest movie of the year.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The movie, a rather pointless thing when you get down to it, has little of the provocative intelligence that was found in "Terminator." But at least it's self-propelling in terms of suspense and cheap thrills. [12 June 1987, Daily Datebook, p.78]
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's the kind of movie that crumbles into trash -- non-recyclable -- if you spend more than 10 minutes thinking about it. It's designed for dumb fun, and delivers some. [10 July 1992, p.D3]
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It isn't terrible. It's far from a milestone in Japanese animation, and not an especially memorable entertainment. Yet it doesn't try to be either of those things.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Stack
    Leaves an unintentional unpleasant aftertaste.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Stack
    Chase is so dull in this film, he looks as if he's sleepwalking.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Diamonds doesn't shine.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A joyous first feature by director Kwyn Bader, is a charmer.