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 6.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Achieves a rare interweaving of the darkly poetical and raspy, cockeyed comedy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    This is not comfortable comedy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A visual masterpiece that powerfully explores male cruelty, too.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Accomplishes the impossible, maybe the unimaginable -- it makes golf entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The characters are beautifully drawn in this bittersweet melodrama written and directed by Mark Herman.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The result is a lovely wash of humanity, served with affection.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    When the action is extreme, GoldenEye is supercharged with spectacular, thundering, brain-numbing fun.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Though this film's considerable warmth derives from dalmatian puppies and other animals who take charge of their fates, Close steals the show.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    The richness of characters make this movie shine. It's just that, somehow, a certain sense of fire is missing.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Jude is knockout Hardy, filled with stormy visual poetry and accompanied by a gorgeous yet simple score.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A sexy, moody comedy that plays like a dreamy comic novel.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Captures the emotions of spousal charges, countercharges, defenses and pleadings ranging from brutally sarcastic to despairing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    A teasy, cogent and funny noir spoof of dime novels and 1960s Hollywood.
    • 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.