Peter Travers
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For 2,424 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 Sideways
Lowest review score: 0 Hudson Hawk
Score distribution:
2,424 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Magic Mike slowly degenerates into a simplistic cautionary fable. I didn't see that coming from a sharp observer like Soderbergh.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    ignore the pileup of implausibilities and Unknown becomes a diabolically entertaining con game. Does it jerk you around? Yes. Suck it up. The ride's worth it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Formula mother-brat stuff...It's only the deft teamwork of Portman and Sarandon that keeps the triteness at bay.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Even a nice chianti couldn't help you wash down this lump of tear-jerking twaddle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The villains, an incestuous brother and sister played by real-life marrieds Amy Poehler and Will Arnett are a hoot. And "Office" honey Jenna Fischer is welcome as Jimmy’s love.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Everything sly and low-key about The In-Laws, a 1979 comedy...is supersized and coarsened in Andrew Fleming's remake.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Audiences expecting more Bullock or more weighty import from A Time to Kill will have to adjust expectations and settle for the kick of a good yarn.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Any similarities between Josey and Lois Jenson, the real woman who made Eveleth Mines pay for their sins in a landmark 1988 class-action suit, are purely coincidental. Instead, we get a TV-movie fantasy of female empowerment glazed with soap-opera theatrics.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    For now, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is just one more walk on the mild sides for tweens who dream of being penetrated by cold flesh that will keep them young and cute forever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Talk about beating a dead orc. In dutifully completing his prequel trilogy to his three-part Lord of the Rings triumph, director Peter Jackson has sadly saved the worst for last.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Witherspoon has the class, the sass and the full-out talent to sustain a major career. Who else could turn the wimpy Sweet Home Alabama into a date-movie winner? She's one of that select group who is worth watching in anything. Even in this less-than-magic kingdom, Reese rules.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    We pity Linda, but it's no substitute for understanding her.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Timberlake walks off with the movie. Too bad it's not worth stealing.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Anselmo, basing his script on a true story, juggles more plots than a full season of "The O.C.," setting his cast adrift in a sea of soap-opera bubbles.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Suffers from franchise fatigue. Its rote suspense is strictly a business proposition.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's as if the brothers admired the Swiss-watch precision of the original and wanted to take it apart to see how the pieces would work in a new setting. As an experiment, it's fascinating. But damn if the fiddling doesn't suck the life out of the laughs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Playwright Stephen Belber (Match), in his directing debut, comes close to the sweet spot. He's not there yet. But he'll be worth watching next time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    This one means well, a kiss-of-death review if there ever was one.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    I don't like this movie. I don't like how it walks, talks, struts and sells itself. I find it contrived, tortured, humorless, infuriating and interminable. And yet if you care anything about film and the creative drive that still exists in the people who make them, then Third Person needs to be seen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    If the script for this comic spin on Fatal Attraction were only a tenth as hot as Uma Thurman, director Ivan Reitman might have had something here.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Contact aims to be a film of ideas but serves too many of them half-baked.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Less like "Shrek," meaning hilarious and heartfelt, and more like "Shark Tale," meaning manic and exhausting, Madagascar will keep kids distracted without transporting them to wonderland.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The film is shockingly light on music and heavy on crime scenes that play as bogus.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Demme can't sustain the fizz, but seeing a real filmmaker try and fall short is still more fun than watching a hack hit the mark.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What we do see is mom, dad, Braun, Usher, vocal coach Mama Jan Smith and the burgeoning Team Bieber claiming they only want the best for the boy as he goes through a punishing 84-date concert tour. Group hug.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The strapping Owen as a guy who can't handle himself and cutie-pie Aniston as a witchy woman? I don't think so. Talk about derailed.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Just a "Rambo" rehash.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Only fitfully funny, except when Ferrell is onscreen -- then you won't stop laughing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Statham is still playing it safe in Safe, but vulnerability is showing through the cracks.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Gorden teases out some affecting scenes, but not enough to carry a film that promises more than it delivers.
    • Rolling Stone

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