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 6.7 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
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    SubUrbia is depressing comedy -- the more so because director Richard Linklater's satirical picture of youthful alienation rings painfully true.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This British film also mocks the rave culture it celebrates, and it's charming in a way that is hip but surprisingly down to earth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Wonderful characters keep the movie from gagging on sweetness.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Achieves a rare interweaving of the darkly poetical and raspy, cockeyed comedy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The new film Parenthood is a challenging, funny, affecting and mostly rewarding effort - like parenthood itself. It makes good use of a large ensemble cast led by Steve Martin as a man striving to be a good dad. [2 Aug 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Director Ted Demme (with a terse script by Mike Armstrong) keeps it darkly funny while exposing raw nerves in a buildup to unexpected tragedy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Zellweger has the most interesting new face in film, and she knows how to use silences to say what the heart wants to get across.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A perfect vehicle for Robin Williams. He again plays the compassionate, manic clown that has been his main character throughout his movie career. And audiences love his wild end runs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    He Got Game seems to cheer for integrity, honesty and hard work while playing up its own cheap thrills.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Rush is amazing throughout this absorbing, provocative film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The kind of little film you can get cozy with, laugh at in odd places even when nobody else is laughing - and yet people will not turn around to glower at you because they understand. [12 July 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Stunning, odd, glorious, calm and sensationally absorbing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A sexy, moody comedy that plays like a dreamy comic novel.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is not comfortable comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Eric Idle--a royal among sillies--turns in a wonderfully wacky performance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A rare spectacle on the big screen.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Carrey goes boldly where no funnyman has ventured before, and it's simply amazing to watch him do it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A deftly layered drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's an excellent movie for kids, because it is about how amazing children can be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Pretentious but absorbing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    What an attempt, and what a work of the imagination. The Fifth Element' will change the look of science fiction and will probably be imitated for years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Although the movie goes too far, you can hardly get enough of its delicious atmosphere - and of Turner, in particular, who has never looked better on the big screen. [8 Dec 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Very high on my list of good movie titles, has fascinating deep tones, surprising poignancy, and tendor humor for a movie aimed at teenage audiences. [28 Feb 1986]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Paradis, an actress and pop singer, is sensational.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Features convincing, often soaring, performances by a savvy cast that must have gotten adrenaline shots administered by Stone himself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's a career high mark for Bacon, whose flashy smirk and stifled grimaces flesh out a character both scary and pathetic in this intimate, nostalgic film that delves into the art of the hustle.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A potent reminder that these characters and the actors who brought them to life will never return again. Seeing the very end of an endlessly hyped trilogy somehow puts a lump in the throat. [Special Edition]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching.

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