Peter Travers

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For 2,450 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Croupier
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Score distribution:
2,450 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Propaganda is a bitch to act. And this misguided movie leaves Hudgens buried in it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    I laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    It's the Bay touch you feel in the way actors register as body count, characters go undeveloped, and sensation trumps feeling. A nightmare, indeed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Here's a true S&M date movie. Only sadistic men and masochistic women could love it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The infuriating cop–out ending reduces the premise to mush. I wanted to scream. Here goes: Arghh!
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The bad news isn’t that Carrey and Daniels got old, it's that the jokes did. The spirit is still willing in Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the original writer-directors, but the sagging flesh is weak from prolonged repetition.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    So why oh why is The Expendables such a limp-dick bust? Because Stallone forgets to include non-spazzy direction, a coherent plot, dialogue that actors can speak without cringing, stunts that don't fizzle, blood that isn't digital and an animating spirit that might convince us to give a damn.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Morning sickness afflicts most of the potential mommies. For me, the movie itself triggered the vomiting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The movie, however, is a crock.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    This comedy about a death is a funeral for the audience.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Me, I just think it blows. What does it matter if you spend millions on a movie - love the talking, battling bears! - if the effects are cheesy, the story runs off on tangents and after watching the movie fail utterly to be the next Lord of the Rings, you just want to go home.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Will Ferrell and Danny McBride can find the dumb fun in anything. Too bad that Land of the Lost is so much less than anything.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Blomkamp and his wife and co-writer, Terri Tatchell, stack the deck. Instead of awe, we get "E.T." - aww.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    If you laughed at Tim Story's first "Think," based on Steve Harvey's bestselling advice book for women, you'll probably ride along for this jacked-up, Vegas-set sequel in which dudes and dolls offer sexist approaches to throwing a bachelor party.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Overthought, overwrought and thuddingly underwhelming, this high-profile misfire makes a congealed gumbo out of Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer-winning 1946 novel and the Oscar-winning 1949 movie that followed it, sinking a classy cast in the goo.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Even director Carl Franklin, an artful purveyor of sterner stuff in "One False Move" and "Devil in a Blue Dress," can't prevent One True Thing from descending into chick-movie hell.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    There's nothing to distract you from a plot so tired there are tire tracks from other racing movies all over it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    I left this movie feeling I’d been had. And not in a good way.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Veering between sentimentality and exploitation with a few misguided stops at raunchy sex farce, Reign Over Me never finds a tone to suit its purpose.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    How did talent like this conspire to pump out such bilge? I mean, really.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    It's not so bad that it's good. It's so bland that it's boring. Not even worth a hissss.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Leslie Mann and wild-card Chris Hemsworth, as her cock-flashing hubby, get the heartiest hoots. The rest is comic history warmed over.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Jammed with story threads that don’t cohere, Cirque commits the cardinal sin for a vampire movie: It’s bloodless.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Don't hammer this film for trying to get inside the head of Mark David Chapman before he shot John Lennon outside the rock legend's New York apartment on December 8th, 1980. Hammer it instead for failing to do so with any depth or insight.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Penelope is dead on arrival.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Questions: Did everyone involved in this botched thriller OD on speed? Does jimmy-legs director D.J. Caruso think if he slowed down the action we'd figure out how stupid the plot is?
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Except for Kate Winslet's fearsome turn as a villain, the only terror Divergent roused in me was that the drag-ass thing would never end. Sorry, I'm a Candor.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The Host basically comes down to a vote for Team Jared or Team Ian. I voted myself into oblivion about half an hour in. Niccol, who once added mystery and suspense to the sci-fi of 1997's "Gattaca," is no match for the giant marshmallow that is The Host.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Political satire is so rare that it's a shame to watch the reliable Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland lend their talents to one that is blind to its own incompetence.

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