Peter Travers

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For 2,725 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 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Brokeback Mountain
Lowest review score: 0 Basic Instinct 2
Score distribution:
2725 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What happens to the film's title character — and the audience — shouldn't happen to a dog.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Broken Lizard does it with a shit-faced integrity that's worth a salute.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    There's no script to speak of, just two appealing actors volleying comic-romantic cliches at each other.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The film falls short; only Peet goes the whole nine yards.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's a kick to see the adorably sexy Barrymore back in relaxed form again after the "Duplex" debacle and that calamitous "Charlie's Angels" sequel. Right now, she's the closest thing to sunshine you'll find at the movies.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What nearly saves the movie, besides the Rasmussen eye candy, is Paris itself, shot in shimmering black-and-white by the gifted Thierry Arbogast. Talk is cheap here, and often inane, but as a silent film, Angel-A could have been magic.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    There's no arguing that Cuba Gooding Jr. is trying to do right by the mentally disabled James Robert Kennedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    DeMonaco shows a sure hand at building tension. Too bad the film devolves into a series of home-invasion clichés. The Purge was almost on to something.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it, lulling when you most want it to levitate.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A flabby farce that might win a pass at the box office because it's just so cute and family friendly. But where's your edge, guys? Where are the laughs that walk a tightrope?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Worse, Safe House asks us to believe that Ryan Reynolds can outclass Denzel Washington in the art of being a hard-ass. Not on this planet, baby.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The film's problems lie with the lack of spark between a wired Dunst and a bland Bloom, and the meltdown of Drew's mother (Susan Sarandon), who grieves by tap-dancing.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's no mystery that the target audience for this G-rated bubblegum fantasy is tweens, parents of tweens and the occasional pervert. They'll be so pleased. Anything for the rest of humanity? Not so much.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Depending on your reaction to the cinematic outrages perpetrated by Danish director Lars von Trier (remember Dogville?), you might want to add or subtract two stars from the halfway (half-assed?) rating I just gave Antichrist.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Chainsaw is produced by Michael Bay (Bad Boys I and II), which explains its soullessness. But nothing explains the flaw in this bad boy: How can a movie scare you when you’ve seen it all before?
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    There's no disguising the fact that Shrek the Third has come down with a bad case of sequelitis. You know the symptoms: Lots of razzle-dazzle to distract from the hole at the center of the story. You know, the place where fresh ideas should be.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    When humor is served black, they call it dramedy. When it's done in this movie, I call it indigestible.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It helps that Kevin Kline excels as Ricki's ex, and Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter, imbues the fictional version with rare grit and grace. Otherwise, too many wrong notes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The cliched script by Carol Heikkinen plays like "Dawson's Creek" in toeshoes.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    An adventure that never met a cliche it couldn't saddle, mount and ride for a butt-numbing two hours and sixteen minutes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ever since "True Blood" glamoured me, Twilight seems even more sexless and toothless. I prefer my undead with a little life in them.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Maybe money never sleeps, but this missed opportunity of a movie will have audiences dozing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    So the sequel, A Game of Shadows, is more of the stupid same. It wouldn't matter so much if Downey and Jude Law, as the bromantic Dr. Watson, didn't look so ready to turn on the cerebral dazzle. Instead, Ritchie treats them like action goons out of his "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" basement.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ninety minutes of being buried alive with Ryan Reynolds: Didn't we all suffer that in "The Proposal"?
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's all a jumble and, worse, a damned impersonal one.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The movie is so soggy and anonymous, I had to remind myself that the Farrelly brothers, Peter and Bobby, directed it. It's sad to watch the kingpins of gross-out try to dial down to cute. Swung at and missed.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Where "Drive" shrewdly mystifies, Only God Forgives stupefies. You can see its gears grinding. But I'll always hang on for a rare talent like Refn. Even when he stumbles, he leaves you eager to see what he's up to next.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Isn't much of a movie, but it's worth a look just to see screen legend Kirk Douglas, Michael's eighty-three-year-old father, kick ass.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    May be only loosely true, but it is thoroughly Hollywood.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    So flimsy it gives froth a bad name.

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