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

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Man of No Importance
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intelligence and beauty -- and teasing romance -- shape Mansfield Park into a gorgeous, enchanting experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Friedkin has said the new, expanded version of his film has a more spiritual tone. But it's still a shocker.
    • 41 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Using documentary-style Super 16 film and staged cutaway interviews with friends and family, James and his photographer and co-producer, Peter Gilbert, fashioned a movie with an affecting, candid look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, the film abounds in easygoing humor.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Exceptional, powerful new documentary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Not every moment of the film is as potent as the book (which is noted for passages of passion and impassioned eloquence), but Cry, the Beloved Country overcomes its own limitations to become a glorious tribute to the workings of a faith that does not blind but opens up the human spirit.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A wildly funny sex farce that smartly combines big-time silliness with sophisticated wit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An earthy, sexy mystery.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The most entertaining movie of the year. Funny and action-packed, it's also got that rare thing, heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    What is astonishing about this movie is how all the elements are so deftly mixed - the technology of real sets and people interwoven with the cartoon world, and yet Zemeckis hardly sacrifices a beat in laying out a curlicuing '40s-style thriller. [22 June 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Delightfully comic - and the funniest moments are rich in meaning - A Man of No Importance is laced with memorable scenes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The all-time great talking-pig movie, a lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Riveting.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Heart and tenderness are rare in cartoon movies. But in an age of frenetic children's fare, the new animated adventure The Iron Giant dares to show a lot of both, and it comes up a winner.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intelligent and crackling with crisp, provocative visual energy, Copycat, the new thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter, is so creepy and dangerous-feeling that it's like a knife edge pressed against the jugular.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Robert Redford's exceptionally handsome and provocative Quiz Show manages a trick that few films even dare try -- to take a hard look at personal and public moral issues and still provide dazzling entertainment.
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A mesmerizing film that is the most stunning, tempestuous love story in a decade or two of movie making.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A gorgeous piece of work. It pulls every heartstring a good romance should, yet bursts with G-rated fun, wonderfully human characters and several solid and hummable songs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Best “performances,'' however, are given by the movie's almost agonizingly beautiful historical settings -- luxurious households, rich architecture, furnishings, ornaments, draperies, fineries and such are often more captivating than the hushed tones of the lovers. [17 Sept 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Riveting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    This one's so much fun, it's worth taking the whole family.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    An extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the comedy game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    So wonderfully odd, even spiritual, that audiences won't be able to do anything but smile.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The payoff is a consistently rich piece with impressive visual vitality.

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