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 The Iron Giant
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This oddball comedy may be one of the brightest, funniest pieces of entertainment of the season.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Children, and adults with adventurous taste in movies, will find this among the most eye-popping big-screen experiences in ages.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    For all the eyepopping splendor and in-your-face reality, this film leaves the viewer unsatisfied and feeling a little cheated out of compelling drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The film is energized by the naturalness of its characters and the way in which it plays a game of mixed signals and double illusions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Fans have cause to cheer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Bound by mother-daughter ties that are complex, touching, ultimately so powerful they yield the kind of tearful joy rarely experienced at the movies.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A teasy, cogent and funny noir spoof of dime novels and 1960s Hollywood.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A wild ride through nonstop visual effects yet a warm wallow in the cinema of the dumbed-down.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The big screen -- with that 3-D depth charge -- captures the strange magic of the "big top" Cirque in visual gulps.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A joyous first feature by director Kwyn Bader, is a charmer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Provocative, audacious.
    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Captures the emotions of spousal charges, countercharges, defenses and pleadings ranging from brutally sarcastic to despairing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    I'm completely unsure what else Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is about. I can tell you that 70 percent of moviegoers in their 20s and 30s will likely find this crazy production to be a barrel of fun, and frequently a barrel of laughs. A certain intelligence peeks through it all. [9 Aug 1985, p.68]
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Some of the middle section of Bean sags, but most of the film zips along with a series of comic setups, played like skits, that emphasize Bean's klutziness, his feeble mentality, his childlike, me-too urges.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This film is family.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Scores big as a study of small-town life where characters collide and are forced to get along for the good of the community.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Acted with almost maniacal force by Jaffrey, Mary is at once fascinating and despicable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though its sentiment may be lost on the very young, the movie is strictly two-hanky fare.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Solondz ("Fear, Anxiety and Depression") is almost unrelenting in his quirky fixation with the adolescent outsider and he pursues visions of everyday human injury nearly to the point of caricature. But he stops just short, and this amusingly twisted film mixes humor and heart-tugging sadness with a disturbing vitality.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The result is a lovely wash of humanity, served with affection.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Gentle, wacky, down-to-earth and romantic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.

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