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 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A forced, implausible flick that loses its energy as it tries to gain momentum.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Pleasant, ultimately sweet but never quite inspired.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This novelty film is little more than a strung-together product reel of animation pieces put to the 3-D and IMAX test.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Glitters, but it's not pure gold.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has a certain slow, mechanical quality.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It is aimed primarily at children, and its affectionate treatment of animals is certain to please most of them.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Watching this film is a little like wallowing in warm surf with soft pop music wafting in the breeze.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Could have used more dramatic energy, maybe at the expense of some of that gorgeous scenery.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Quickly assumes an appealing mockumentary style.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A skillfully observed but never quite satisfying lesbian romantic drama.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Fast falls from interestingly loopy to tiresome.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's not always clear what this film is driving at, but Shiota makes the weirdness visually arresting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Doesn't quite measure up to the extraordinary sweetness of the classic children's book by E.B. White on which it is based. But then again, how could it?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Though predictable, isn't half bad.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A pleasant addition to the time-honored genre of terminally cute youth romance movies, roughly equivalent to staring at a saccharine greeting card for a while.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Surprisingly dull and predictable in its characterizations.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's troubling to watch it stray and ramble as first-time director Antonio Banderas struggles to pull disparate elements together.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The strained romantic plot is a slow fizzle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Diamonds doesn't shine.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Schlock, but amusing schlock.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This movie reverie has an almost laughable '80s tone - a yuppified style and even language - that practically buries Costner. [21 Apr 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film's constrained style keeps the drama from reaching a full boil.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Does have a certain classy charm because of its upscale setting. One could wait for the video.
    • 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.