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 Breaking the Waves
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Surprisingly dull and predictable in its characterizations.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Has unusual visual vitality in a John Cassavetes vein. For the adventurous, it's worth checking out.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The movie is a mess of bits and pieces that try to gel but don't. Still, it is stupidly fun.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The movie, a rather pointless thing when you get down to it, has little of the provocative intelligence that was found in "Terminator." But at least it's self-propelling in terms of suspense and cheap thrills. [12 June 1987, Daily Datebook, p.78]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The strained romantic plot is a slow fizzle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Diamonds doesn't shine.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Could have used more dramatic energy, maybe at the expense of some of that gorgeous scenery.
    • 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Dark City grabs your eyeballs and squeezes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Mostly it seems forced, pat and didactic.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Braveheart comes up short by beating the drums of human treachery and violence so loudly they become assaults.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Kinda cute, occasionally amusing and very, very slow... I just wish [it] had more momentum, more oomph. [9 Oct 1987]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It isn't terrible. It's far from a milestone in Japanese animation, and not an especially memorable entertainment. Yet it doesn't try to be either of those things.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Wicked fun with flickers of intelligence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    This messy science fiction comedy blows most of its inspired moments because of its mean-spirited, deafening siege mentality, which turns rich promise into a tiresome parade of half-baked skits. Hilarity never seemed so tedious.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Watching this film is a little like wallowing in warm surf with soft pop music wafting in the breeze.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The cluttered, surreal, claustrophobic sets and gooey alien creatures look intriguing, sometimes shocking. But the story tries so hard to be imaginative that it congeals and sinks like lead.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Director Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused") should have taken a cue from the music -- the film needs a lot more snap.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film, "suggested by" John Irving's novel "A Prayer for Owen Meany," is so unabashedly manipulative -- and implausible -- that even while crying, many viewers may also feel abused.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    An unabashed wallow in the moronic humor of Adam Sandler.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film is never truly funny, but it's an amusing novelty, gaining strength from smart characterizations and sly cogency about the way people are exploited under the limelight of celebrity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    For Morgan Freeman ("Seven") fans, it's a chance to see a great actor save a movie from itself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    An awkward script, a mannered style and the selection of hill-and-dale Petaluma as a stand-in for an Illinois small town all undermine the film.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Mouse Hunt is inane, antic cinema in the extreme. But even if half the gags don't quite work, the other half are inspired.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    When all is fretted and done, there's little dramatic payoff in this moody first feature by Bart Freundlich. But cinematographer Stephen Kazmierski's images are appealing, and the mood is on target -- Thanksgiving as hell.
    • 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
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    A forced, implausible flick that loses its energy as it tries to gain momentum.

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