Peter Travers
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For 2,408 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 The Dukes of Hazzard
Score distribution:
2,408 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Satire in a blanket of bland.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Though saddled with hoary jokes, Goldberg at least pumps some funky life into the bland proceedings.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    What the film lacks is suspense, surprise (the new ending is a dud) and passion.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    A movie about death that stubbornly refuses to come to life.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Con Air has all the signs of a hit. That's depressing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    This afternoon-TV special trying to pass as a real movie earns an extra half star solely for Samuel L. Jackson, who brings his usual fire to the role.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    A borrowed idea -- hello, "Blade Runner," hi there, "Matrix" -- but an idea nonetheless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    It's not just that Jennifer Lopez looks lost and out of her league acting with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman. That's to be expected. It's the drag-ass solemnity of this turgid family drama that makes you crazy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The movie, however, is a crock.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Director Sydney Pollack zapped out a taut thriller in "Three Days of the Condor". But The Firm is mostly flab, in the manner of Pollack's elephantine Havana.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Shopworn propaganda.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Offensive on multiple levels -- if only the plot had any levels at all -- Black Snake Moan leaves no "Tobacco Road" cliche unsmoked. Ricci gives it her all, and then some, but even her body and Jackson's blues can't heal a movie that rockets plum off its nut.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    The film wants to make a case for Parker as the first modern woman. It gets the look and the attitude right, but it can't find her heart.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Kasdan has inexplicably reduced flesh-and-blood characters to cartoons.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Buffy isn't heinous, just disposable. As a friend tells Buffy while she eyes a fashion purchase, "It's so five minutes ago."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    This big-screen Hamlet, pumped up to operatic scale by overkill director Franco Zeffirelli, exposes Gibson's shortcomings.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    I laughed, then I wished it was funnier, then I just wished it would end.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    By the end, Vantage Point is such a unholy mess of drooling sentiment and sloppy loose ends that you’ll hate yourself for being suckered in.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Penelope is dead on arrival.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    If you don't see where this is going, you've never seen a movie. Sorry it had to be this one.
    • 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?
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Watching the stars try to out-cutesy the mutt is one for the puke bucket.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Here's a true S&M date movie. Only sadistic men and masochistic women could love it.

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