Peter Travers

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For 2,738 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Road to Perdition
Lowest review score: 0 Taken 3
Score distribution:
2738 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    No denying the relevance of the tale.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The gifted Myers lets his once and (I hope) future shag king get lost in an elephantine Hollywood franchise. The first time was the charm, baby.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Downey makes something lively, sexy and moving out of a role that's just a thin concept. But the movie feels like it's still in the darkroom.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck as star-crossed lovers, is the cinematic equivalent of Styrofoam: a weightless romantic comedy of synthetic feelings.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Too limp to deliver.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    As the film stopped counting back in years and switched to months, I panicked that it would slog on to weeks, hours and seconds before reaching its inevitable end. I was wrong. About A Lot Like Love leaving you wanting a lot less, I am right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    This Nacho leaves your palate longing for more spice and less rancid cheese.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    There's no Judy Garland songs, no Scarecrow, no Tin Man, no Cowardly Lion. There's also no simplicity, no magic, no truth.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's only when the film attempts to express its ideas in spoken English that logic dissolves into a muddle that would test the most rabid Dylanologist.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Malick keeps pushing Affleck to the corner of the frame, as if he's more interested in the women. I found it difficult to maintain interest in anyone. If there's such a thing as a feather that weighs a ton, it's To the Wonder.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's "The Exorcist" warmed over.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    One gut-busting death after another, terror giving way to tedium. Your call.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Depp swans through this swashbuckler with a scene-stealing gusto unseen since Marlon Brando in "Mutiny on the Bounty." He's comic dynamite, but this plodding, repetitive bore should walk the plank for timidly refusing to light his fuse.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Then the aliens show up, chased by Morgan Freeman as a nut-job Army colonel, and the movie degenerates into a sorry, silly, gory, punishingly overlong creature feature.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Footloose 2011 is harmless as far as it goes, but on the dance floor and off it never goes nearly far enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    By any fair standard, this lushly produced film is a long, bumpy ride to a major letdown.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    There are times when Braff and Melfi hint at the darkness of a world that ignores seniors by making them invisible. But this new version of Going in Style sells uplift so hard it loses touch with reality – and any genuine reason for being.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's love with tragic complications, and director Luis Mandoki drags the torture out for two-plus hours.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Payback is a brutally entertaining crime drama that should have been a little more brutal and a little less entertaining.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Meryl Streep can do anything: sing, dance, do splits, act her heart out. She (almost) saves this clumsy, overwrought film version of the Abba musical that's been running on stages from Broadway to Barcelona since 1999.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's a bigger yawn than it sounds.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    In "Gran Torino," Eastwood took on the moral issues that screenwriter Gary Young and first-time director Daniel Barber studiously avoid. It's the difference between riveting and repellent.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Director Vadim Jean is lucky that his low-octane comedy is long on Short.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Jokes dying on the lips of these easy riders are hard to stomach.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Many a road to movie hell is paved with good intentions. To that list of lost causes add Being Charlie, a well-meaning study of addiction that hits too many banal beats to snap us to attention.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    As I write these words, I feel myself experiencing a loss of consciousness, wondering how this recipe for sugar shock could interest any sentient being over the age of nine.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    McConaughey, despite alarmingly orange makeup, does justice to the role, a hard-drinking, shipwreck- hunting senator's son with a 007 way with the ladies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Their banter is fun at the start until it becomes relentless.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Should have been a fun update on the 1967 Brit farce. Director/co-writer Ramis comes on too strong with the camper trickery.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's fun to see Sean Penn portray a playboy, like Bogart in "Casablanca," who hides his true heart behind a layer of cynicism.
    • Rolling Stone

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