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 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Hudson Hawk
Score distribution:
2,450 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Bad Teacher keeps running away from its combustibly nasty premise. Damn shame.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Nolte brings a raspy authority to the role, and director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) surrounds him with colorful characters.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A long sit in the shallows, the equivalent of five half-hour episodes strung together.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Short review of three little words: Way. Too. Long.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Clooney and company work it too hard this time. You can tell they're huffing and puffing to stay afloat. But all I hear is: glug glug glug.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The only way to react is by bringing a barf bag or a strong sense of gallows humor.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Escapism with a human touch -- it feels lived-in.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's tough to imagine a guy who won't squirm through this tale of 1950s housewife Evelyn Ryan.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Reiner gets lucky with his two stars. Wilson has charm to spare, and Hudson brings humor and sexiness to playing Emma and four au pair girls from different countries. But even they can't float a balloon with lead in it.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Marshall deserves props for putting the "show" back into the Pirates business. But face it, he's polishing a giant turd.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
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    It's hard to hate a movie, even one this droolingly crass, that knows how to laugh at itself.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What we have here is a model for the paint-by-numbers, perfectly generic, proudly soulless summer action flick. An original idea would die for lack of oxygen in S.W.A.T.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The acting? Common and the Game score as baddies, but Hugh Laurie as an acid-tongued internal-affairs cop is disappointingly just House without the limp.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ritchie is all about the whooshing and headbanging, leaving no space between Holmes' words to savor their meaning. Downey is irresistible. The movie, not so much.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Character gets sacrificed for just another true-crime drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's unlikely audiences will be echoing a starving Oliver's most famous line: "Please, sir, I want some more."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Like a doggie in a window, this romcom relentlessly wags its tail so you'll fall in love and take it home. Not this time, puppy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The actors and admirably sensitive director Jake Scott (son of Ridley) can't compensate for Ken Hixon's long slog of a script.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Alex Cross has been neutered on film, deprived of his sexuality, his family, his friends.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Even the great ones hit snags. With The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmsuch gets tangled up in his own deadpan.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Gray says she hates fishermen who catch and release: Getting jerked around hurts the jaw. See this movie and you'll know the feeling.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ledger's comic flair is a big plus in a film that is fanatically busy and fatally sexless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Mixing Rock with ooh-la-la turns out to be as appetizing as chalk and cheese.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The result, sadly, is a mess.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Our Idiot Brother comes off as a blueprint for a smart script no one really made. Now that's what I call dumb.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Hamstrung by a script that seems determined to stop at all the big moments in Frida's life (she died in 1954 at age forty-seven) without giving anything time to resonate.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    With Del Toro's name in the credits, standard chills aren't enough. We want imagination to run riot.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The scares are Hichcock hand-me-downs.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The actors can't perform miracles. Hot dogs are served in the final scene, but trust me, Hyde Park on Hudson is no picnic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The result is just good enough to pass as an action flick you watch with the forgiving gaze that comes from too many beers and too little sleep.

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