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

Peter Stack's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski
Lowest review score: 0 They Live
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 272
272 movie reviews
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Watching this film is a little like wallowing in warm surf with soft pop music wafting in the breeze.
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Sizemore ("Heat") and Miller, though saddled with a lot of scientific DNA jargon, are really the only lively people in this dense, gruesome film that stubbornly refuses to break out of its contrived atmosphere.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    If Hoffa is supposed to be an intimate portrait of the labor leader, it never gets much beyond painting a murky picture of a one-note Johnny who seems more like a stock Jack Nicholson character. [25 Dec 1992]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    For Morgan Freeman ("Seven") fans, it's a chance to see a great actor save a movie from itself.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    But this soggy, sentimental tour through a rural dreamworld of salt-of- the-earth versus supercharged intelligence never quite gets deep enough to touch the soul -- or to make sense.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    I think mature pre-teens along with immature teens might relate to this overbearing showcase of bizarre rubber duckies. Adults are bound to find it a major yawn, and young children are likely to be scared out of their wits. [27 Jun 1986, p.82]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    An unabashed wallow in the moronic humor of Adam Sandler.
    • 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
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The strained romantic plot is a slow fizzle.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Diamonds doesn't shine.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    It's the worst Carrey movie yet, but it has a handful of inspired moments in which his signature wackiness is so funny it hurts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    At least it can be said that Renaissance Man, the new Penny Marshall film arriving at theaters today, has its heart in the right place and that star Danny DeVito comes across as thoughtful, intelligent, even sweet. [03 Jun 1994]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Surprisingly dull and predictable in its characterizations.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Pleasant, ultimately sweet but never quite inspired.
    • 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.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Though predictable, isn't half bad.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Rosewood is startling, infuriating, painful history played out as a not-very-satisfying, overly ambitious and overlong movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    In spite of its downbeat subjects, Drugstore Cowboy becomes a satisfying drama of redemption. [27 Oct 1989]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    The film is too mannered, too stuffy. Even Malkovich's interesting performance won't let it break free of a formal style and cloyingly creepy tone that becomes precious while trying to be merely claustrophobic.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Kids probably will enjoy portions of Return to Oz, but at best, it's a mechanical movie that never finds a real heart to engage an audience. [21 Jun 1985, p.79]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Stack
    Mostly it seems forced, pat and didactic.

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