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 Beau Travail
Lowest review score: 0 Baby Geniuses
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A mesmerizing film that is the most stunning, tempestuous love story in a decade or two of movie making.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A gem of fast action, sophisticated wit and inspired comedy.
    • 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
    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]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    Beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, the film abounds in easygoing humor.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A joyous, hilarious send-up of rock star pretensions and an enchanting celebration of "girl power" in pop culture.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The payoff is a consistently rich piece with impressive visual vitality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    The balance between action and mysticism in The Empire Strikes Back provides fascinating energy. It's as if the kids are given one set of delights, the bravado of battles and elaborate warships zooming through exotic space, and adults are given another, a layered explanation of what it all means in the grand scheme of things. [Special Edition]
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Stack
    A wildly funny sex farce that smartly combines big-time silliness with sophisticated wit.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Wonderful characters keep the movie from gagging on sweetness.
    • 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.

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