Peter Travers
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For 2,434 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 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Donnie Brasco
Lowest review score: 0 Fool's Gold
Score distribution:
2,434 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    I never rooted for them as a couple, never felt a chemistry in their bond. And in a romance, even one with tragic notes, that really is the end of the world.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Despite Bates' mastery at bringing unexpected depth to unhinged characters, Dolores is a few pints low on chills and challenge.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    After a lively start -- the sorority sisters, shaken by the slightest imperfection in themselves, cannot cope with handicapped athletes -- the film smooths its rough edges and reduces complex characters to sitcom stooges. Call it an opportunity missed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's too bad. Jones deserved better than a biopic with a TV-movie heart.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What a cast, indeed. And what a bust as persuasive drama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A dash of Tarantino might have juiced up Walter Salles' wrongheadedly well-mannered take on Jack Kerouac's 1957 Beat Generation landmark. Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel comes to the screen looking good but feeling shallow.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What you get in this cop drama is NYPD Blue lite. That's not bad. In fact, it's compulsively watchable. But there are no leaps, just fits and starts.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It should have been an old-fashioned rouser, and sometimes it is. The great cinematographer Robert Richardson (JFK) lights the battle scenes like action paintings. But Kapur weighs down the tale with bogus profundities.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Hackman and Hoffman, old pals in their first film together, make a lively business of their one scene together -– in a toilet, no less. The rest you can flush.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The pie looks delicious, but Labor Day feels stale.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Last stand? My ass. Billed as the climax of a trilogy, the third and weakest chapter in the X-Men series is a blatant attempt to prove there is still life in the franchise.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Sugar Ray Leonard helped with the motion-capture, and it shows. Good stuff. But the tear-jerking in Real Steel is as shameless as its product placement. We're being hustled.

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