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

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Quiz Show
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The most entertaining movie of the year. Funny and action-packed, it's also got that rare thing, heart.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A gem of fast action, sophisticated wit and inspired comedy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Star Wars' has three crucial elements going for it and they've traveled time like troopers -- it's a terrifically entertaining war story, it has memorable characters and it is visually compelling. What more do we want in movies, anyway? [Special Edition]
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Sigourney Weaver is so daring and amazing, her veracity is at times painful to behold.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A wildly funny sex farce that smartly combines big-time silliness with sophisticated wit.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    By any measure, the horrifying yet powerfully uplifting Schindler's List from director Steven Spielberg is a milestone in the art of filmmaking. [15 Dec 1993]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Riveting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    One of the most haunting and vital movies of the year.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Bucking the lava tide of computer special effects gushing out of Hollywood this season, the makers of Breakdown use old-fashioned ingenuity -- plus a compelling star, a fast- paced mystery and a deadpan villain -- to come up with a sizzler.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Disney's 33rd animated feature, and its first with characters based on real people, is a stunning movie with clever twists, vivid characterizations, insightful songs and a surprising harvest of revisionist history that manages to ring smartly as pure entertainment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    JFK
    Director Oliver Stone has fashioned in JFK a riveting, dramatic and disturbing look at one of the great whodunits of history. [20 Dec 1991]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Robert Redford's sensitive, unhurried movie of A River Runs Through It is so faithful to the book that it becomes that rare thing - a beautiful celebration of the power of literature. [09 Oct 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Has an odd mix of quickly grabbed handheld shots and scenes of striking beauty.
    • 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.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Among the great American crime movies, 1973's Badlands stands alone. [13 Feb. 1998]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Life Is Sweet, a comedy with wonderfully touching moments by off-beat British director Mike Leigh, is an absolute gem of eccentric humor about family life. Fresh and quirky, the film dishes up astonishing vitality in its look at what is ostensibly a plain, lower middle-class family in Middlesex. [22 Nov. 1991, p.C5]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Stack
    Denzel Washington is riveting.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Fascinating, obnoxious and poignant.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Both a delightful story and a great food movie that ranks with "Like Water for Chocolate'' or "Babette's Feast.''