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
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though its sentiment may be lost on the very young, the movie is strictly two-hanky fare.
    • 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.''
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Slick, glossy, overblown, implausible. [15 July 1988, Daily Notebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Writer and first-time director Don McKellar, also one of the film's stars, makes the plot gimmick an inventive jumping-off point for an exploration of humanity in a state of quiet panic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Coppola infuses her movie with a dreamy poetic tone, and deftly translates the essential metaphors of youth, sexuality and death without sacrificing an earthy humor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is not comfortable comedy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A little abhorrent yet strangely appealing. I found it arty and pretentious, but still couldn't turn my eyes away from its almost hypnotic coolness and fascinating psychological horrors. [23 Sept 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The action is so fast that the viewer almost breaks out in a sweat...Ultimately vapid. Lola never does develop as a character, and the fuss seems ultimately pointless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This film is family.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    There's poignant drama in this brash, sometimes overstated film, and Muriel's transformation is truly touching.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Pretentious but absorbing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This oddball comedy may be one of the brightest, funniest pieces of entertainment of the season.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A playful, sexy piece of work -- just what the Bard might have conjured up for a movie adaptation of his beloved spring-fever comedy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Eric Idle--a royal among sillies--turns in a wonderfully wacky performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Some of "The Shawshank Redemption'' comes across as outrageously improbable. Yet the film keeps pulling you back with its sense of striving humanity slowly turning the tables against evil.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Captures the emotions of spousal charges, countercharges, defenses and pleadings ranging from brutally sarcastic to despairing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    There is ultimately in Rain Man a soul that emerges. It's not the grand vision found in the great films, but it is a vision nevertheless. [16 Dec 1988]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A rare spectacle on the big screen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Star Trek: Insurrection is out there where the imagination collides with roaring spaceships, exotic planets, wonderfully nutty costumes, a few choice jokes and some fascinating ideas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though the dialogue is laced with the colloquial, the film has an inviting tone that even stuffiest of old fogies may find refreshing. Everybody gets put down, but with affection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A humongous animation event that ratchets up the level of the computer art that Hollywood is swooning over these days.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Score it big-time inane but a load of fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A grandiose cinematic invention, cleverly turning the present-day urban American world on its ear.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A filmic hug for Brooklyn.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    He Got Game seems to cheer for integrity, honesty and hard work while playing up its own cheap thrills.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A wild ride through nonstop visual effects yet a warm wallow in the cinema of the dumbed-down.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's an amazing actor who can carry a movie by simply sitting calmly in a chair. That's what Christopher Walken does in the comedy-thriller Suicide Kings. He's so good, one hardly blinks.

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