Peter Travers

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For 2,723 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 Auto Focus
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Score distribution:
2723 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The film version of Carnage hasn't just lost God from its title, it's lost the laughs from the play that brought it life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The questions is: Can the minions carry a movie all by their mischievous mini-selves? 'Fraid not. This origin story, while being utterly harmless and far from despicable, wears out its welcome way too soon.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Essentially an old-fashioned weepie gussied up for Y2K.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Confessions is no more than a painless time-waster. But the beguiling Fisher is well worth the investment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    I didn't believe a word of it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Of all the World War II movies about the plots to kill the architects of the Third Reich, Anthropoid is guilty of being the dullest.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The only touch of Caine's brutal sexiness is in the thrilling songs by Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart that should win Sir Mick his first Oscar. The rest is marshmallow.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    How special.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Things go wrong quickly with Amazing 2. Am I the only one who hates the word Amazing to describe a movie that isn't? Just asking. If I had to pinpoint where this epic goes south, I'd start with the tonal shifts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What begins brightly gets bogged down over 140 minutes. A film that took off like a hare on speed ends like a winded tortoise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Cate Blanchett is the spark that keeps this well-meaning but by-the-numbers biopic going.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Duvall missteps in trying to mesh suspense with a love story that also involves the woman (Kathy Baker) John J. lives with and her young daughter (Katherine Micheaux Miller), on whom he disturbingly dotes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Some may enjoy the slapstick, which plays like "Harold & Kumar Go to Old Peking," but this bloodless Coen crib job is simply not my cup of noodles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    By the time Fry lets darkness encroach on these bright young things, the fizz is gone, and so is any reason to make us give a damn.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Funny? Sometimes. Scary? Almost never. PP&Z spins merrily and menacingly along for about half an hour. Bad luck that the movie's running time is 107 minutes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Hell, I really meant to at least like 2 Guns. But I couldn't. The movie just didn't make the extra effort.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Killer Elite pretends to be fact-based and true to its 1980s period. Just know it's all baloney.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Andrew Niccol -- gets this Hollywood satire off to a rousing start. But the middle flattens, despite Pacino firing on all cylinders. And the end just nose-dives into something silly and, worse, sentimental.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's a gimmick, it's not a movie.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Elliot fails to make the needed connection between the audience and a peeper who has lost his moral balance.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Director Tony Goldwyn tries for the lyrical melancholy he brought to "A Walk on the Moon," but as Michael waits for days on Jenna's porch getting drenched (as irritating a scene as any in recent cinema), only the most rabid chick-flick fan will fail to notice that it's the movie that's all wet.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The Rock has a flair for action and comedy; he's a real movie star.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The film collapses because Lee can't sew these vignettes into a seamless tapestry. He's more interested in getting even than he is in getting it right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    If you can't watch John Malkovich being John Malkovich, it's still a kick watching him play Alan Conway, a gay Brit who pretended to be the legendary and reclusive director Stanley Kubrick during the 1990s.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    In his sappiest film since 1989's "Always," director Steven Spielberg has come down with a case of the cutes that the whole cast catches.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A frustratingly uneven satire with undeniably sharp teeth, isn't afraid to shoot comic darts at its targets until blood is drawn.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's unapologetic schmaltz, deftly directed by Gary Winick (Tadpole) as if it really meant something.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    With raw shock and a riveting Uma Thurman absent this time, Nymphomaniac: Volume II is a metaphoric limp dick.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Miller's monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore's lip gloss, doesn't startle as it once did. It's like running into an ex-love and realizing that, damn, the thrill is gone.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Remember "Limitless," the 2011 thriller in which Bradley Cooper becomes a whirling killer dervish from a drug that lets him access 100 percent of his brain? Well, Lucy is basically the same movie with Scarlett Johansson in the Cooper role. It's not a good trade-off.

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