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 Prefontaine
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Stack
    Score it big-time inane but a load of fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    For a big, floppy, silly movie that is in many ways the epitome of throwaway entertainment, Twins has its charms. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito make it seem they had so much fun making this flabby comedy that the fun becomes infectious.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    Look Who's Talking plays baby-picture cute almost beyond the limits of the tolerable, but it has enough spark and intelligence to be a very likable, occasionally riotous romantic comedy. [13 Oct 1989, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    As Westerns go, Silverado delivers elaborate gun-fighting scenes, legions of galloping horses, stampeding cattle, a box canyon, covered wagons, tons of creaking leather and even a High Noonish duel. How it manages to run the gamut of cowboy movie elements without getting smart-alecky is intriguing. But on the important issues, like real character development, Silverado flakes apart. [10 Jul 1985, p.52]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Stack
    Every hair is in place in writer-director Lawrence Kasdan's epic-length Wyatt Earp. What's missing is a heart. Yet if this large-scale western is a bore, at least it's a beautiful one. [24 Jun 1994, p.C1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Problem Child is a beautiful example of what junk entertainment can be with a smattering of brains behind it. While it hangs there as a monument to audience idiocy, it also lets you have a wallow in fun. You leave thinking there have been worse things on which to spend your time and money. [28 July 1990, p.C3]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not a great film, but Event Horizon produces an intense sense of visual involvement. The hallucinatory, almost 3-D-like scenes stick in the mind.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Glitters, but it's not pure gold.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has a certain slow, mechanical quality.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not always clear what this film is driving at, but Shiota makes the weirdness visually arresting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Dark City grabs your eyeballs and squeezes.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This slight, predictable comedy has appealing moments.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film's constrained style keeps the drama from reaching a full boil.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's a fizzle as as comedy. Still, the film has character.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Still, it's almost impossible to entirely wreck this great chestnut of Broadway and film. Thanks mostly to the terrific songs, the new version has transporting moments. [20 March 1999, Daily Notebook, p.B1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Among Chan devotees, it achieved cult status.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Wicked fun with flickers of intelligence.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Father of the Bride Part II is too long, completely predictable and unabashedly immersed in a posh world that is totally out of reach of most people. It's a comfort to see that riches don't keep some guys from being dithering fools when it comes to life's fundamentals.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Viewers may feel let down because the depth promised by the movie's visual artistry is never quite delivered.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Does have a certain classy charm because of its upscale setting. One could wait for the video.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Could have used more dramatic energy, maybe at the expense of some of that gorgeous scenery.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Want a believable plot or acting? Forget it. But if you just want knockout images, unabashed eye candy and a riveting look at a complex world that seems both real and fake at the same time, "Hackers'' is one of the most intriguing movies of the year.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A sappy, muddled production that misses the jarring tone of the autobiographical book by Susanna Kaysen on which it is based.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Schlock, but amusing schlock.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A mixed bag concocted with an almost willful aim to be quaint and a little arty, but one with small wonders poking through its soft, somewhat plain fabric. [06 May 1994]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Quickly assumes an appealing mockumentary style.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Viewers expecting rip-roaring, chandelier- swinging swordplay adventure are likely to be disappointed by the measured tone and portentous verbal interplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's a violent yet occasionally funny film - thanks to some inventive gags that pop up - and it hits some of the same blood-splashed chords as "Terminator." [17 Jul 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle

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