For 314 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 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Mansfield Park
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 314
314 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Stupid yet cogent, High School High is a rapid-fire gag machine that's dopey enough to get belly laughs and smart enough to earn a C-plus as engaging entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A skillfully observed but never quite satisfying lesbian romantic drama.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Yet for all its faults and limitations, Swing Kids is not necessarily easy to forget. [05 Mar 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A forced, implausible flick that loses its energy as it tries to gain momentum.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A lot more than the sum of its delicately balanced parts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The cluttered, surreal, claustrophobic sets and gooey alien creatures look intriguing, sometimes shocking. But the story tries so hard to be imaginative that it congeals and sinks like lead.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Stack
    The movie is so cleverly entrenched in its sardonic style that Russell's toughest act must have been keeping a straight face. Escape From L.A. is surprisingly effective in picturing a former nirvana clenched in the twisted rubble of its own excess.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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