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 6.2 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 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A skillful exposition of the pain of pro wrestling, and the high price participants pay in terms of physical and ego injuries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The glimpses of religious life bumping into secular passion are touching and warmly comic.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    By now, fans of the studied loveliness of Merchant Ivory films savor that they aren't pat, slick or especially action-packed. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a fine example -- themes percolate and evolve into poignancy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    For fans of Westerns, the film may have particular appeal. Its period gear and garb and galloping horses are major attractions
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Big
    Sappiness and romance always are fine with me, and Big is a good example of a movie that effortlessly blends sweetness and fun - it feels a little like stumbling on a picnic of smiles. [3 Jun 1988, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Can make a person sick in two ways at once -- through its lowdown raunch and through the spasms of laughter that use stomach muscles one might not have known existed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is a funny novelty, no denying it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A brilliant performance (Walken).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's a feel-good deal you can take the whole family to, or even better, a date. And this almost cuddly film, built on a farfetched case of mistaken identity, delivers plenty of fun.
    • 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.''
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The darker this visionary film gets -- and it gets very dark -- the less comic and the more chilling it becomes. At the same time, it grows more brilliant as a view of modern society poisoned by a battering incivility or cruel exploitation that, in Leigh's view, is played out most profoundly in gender conflict. When ''Naked'' isn't beaning your brain, it's twisting a screwdriver between the wires of your nerves. [28 Jan. 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Forgiving its moments of melodrama, Philadelphia makes emotional power punches out of every smile, embrace and tear in its story of a regular guy contracting AIDS and getting booted out of the law firm that once lifted him to glory. [14 Jan 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A raucous, in-your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a sitting duck.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A lot more than the sum of its delicately balanced parts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    It's impossible to dismiss the attraction of such accomplished actors on the big screen, even with a fits-and-starts script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Everything comes up forced and predictable in the nostalgic overload of bongs, Top 40 rock and boys' bluster about sex.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A grandiose cinematic invention, cleverly turning the present-day urban American world on its ear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A filmic hug for Brooklyn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Consistently absorbing as the amazing Deneuve reveals, scene by scene, new facets of a fascinating character in a mercantile war that involves equal parts greed and vanity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Full of that wonderful junky, clunky, huggable smartness that has made "Sesame Street'' an enduring phenomenon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Fascinating, obnoxious and poignant.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Tequila Sunrise is a sharp-looking, tantalizing romantic thriller whose assets overcome a labored plot and several lapses into L.A. hipness that result in sheer inscrutability. [2 Dec 1988, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Saved throughout by its inviting atmosphere and richness of characters.

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