Peter Travers

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For 2,607 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Adaptation.
Lowest review score: 0 Bride Wars
Score distribution:
2607 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The main problem with this treatise on racial politics undercover as an exercise in suspense is that the director, Neil LaBute, didn't write the script.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    You long for things to go bump in the night, but the movie muffles every risk in a blanket of bland.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's all a blur, except for the music. That's workin'.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    If you're thinking "yuck," you're right. I added the extra star for Zooey Deschanel, who is so delicious as his honey that you want not to say no to Yes Man.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Confessions is no more than a painless time-waster. But the beguiling Fisher is well worth the investment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    I can see why Fast and Furious might be a smash as audiences look for escape from a broken economy. All those wheelies and power slides are designed to obliterate thought, not provoke it. Talk about a movie for its time.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Even the great ones hit snags. With The Limits of Control, Jim Jarmsuch gets tangled up in his own deadpan.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Playwright Stephen Belber (Match), in his directing debut, comes close to the sweet spot. He's not there yet. But he'll be worth watching next time.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What a shame that Kelly's pacing doesn't run as fast as his imagination. Instead of sweeping you along, The Box just sits there like something unclaimed at lost and found. Damaged goods.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ritchie is all about the whooshing and headbanging, leaving no space between Holmes' words to savor their meaning. Downey is irresistible. The movie, not so much.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Short review of three little words: Way. Too. Long.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    This one means well, a kiss-of-death review if there ever was one.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    If you're like me, diluted Smith is still better than no Smith at all.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    I didn't believe a word of it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The only way to react is by bringing a barf bag or a strong sense of gallows humor.
    • 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.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A long sit in the shallows, the equivalent of five half-hour episodes strung together.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's unapologetic schmaltz, deftly directed by Gary Winick (Tadpole) as if it really meant something.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It strikes me that their teasing and one-upmanship are more brother and sister at play than lovers in heat. Cruise and Diaz are in it for the action rush.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Before it goes off the rails into strained sermonizing, this sorta-sequel to 2008’s delightful "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" gets in big laughs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    For now, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is just one more walk on the mild sides for tweens who dream of being penetrated by cold flesh that will keep them young and cute forever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Kline finds every nuance of mirth and melancholy in this wonder of a role and rides it to glory. You can't take your eyes off him.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It's subpar sitcom.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Maybe money never sleeps, but this missed opportunity of a movie will have audiences dozing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ninety minutes of being buried alive with Ryan Reynolds: Didn't we all suffer that in "The Proposal"?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The actors and admirably sensitive director Jake Scott (son of Ridley) can't compensate for Ken Hixon's long slog of a script.

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