Peter Travers

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For 2,975 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 2.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Wild at Heart
Lowest review score: 0 Untraceable
Score distribution:
2975 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland can do anything – except, perhaps, save this sentimental drool bucket of senior cinema.
    • 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.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Before the jacked-up antics get to be too much, director Tony Leondis and co-writers Erich Siegel and Mike White get in a few satiric licks at a technology we've all come to call home.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A punishingly long (133 minutes), shamelessly shallow downer that makes the mistake of taking itself oh-so-seriously. Big mistake.
    • 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.
    • 75 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.

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