Peter Travers

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For 2,714 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 Private Parts
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Age Of Extinction
Score distribution:
2714 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Central Intelligence always takes the lazy way out. You go along for the ride because Hart and Johnson promise something they can't deliver: a movie as funny as they are.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What's in this cliché grab bag for moviegoers? Well, Portman and Kutcher are a cute mismatch. She's short to his tall, sassy to his sweet, etc. I dried up here. So does the movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Their (Travolta/Jackson) teamwork was classic. Basic breaks up the team. What's up with that?
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Kate Winslet can do anything ... except save this movie from quirky overkill.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The Core -- with its by-the-numbers plot and performances -- isn't offensive, just unblushingly tacky and derivative.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What if director Joseph Ruben didn't resort to B-movie suspense tricks? What if the fine cast wasn't saddled with a shamelessly contrived script by Wesley Strick and Bruce Robinson? Then Return to Paradise would be a better movie, that's what if.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    DiCaprio is terrific, but he can't save this lecture from the shame of using Africa as a vehicle for another white man's redemption.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    You always know where it's going even as it meanders for two and a half hours getting there.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Sollett, hoping for a "Before Sunrise/Before Sunset" vibe, sadly settles for a soggy aftertaste.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What's your take on Edward Snowden: A patriot deserving of a presidential pardon? A traitor deserving of execution, as Trump believes? Something in between? In Snowden the movie, in which a fiercely committed Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the title role, Oliver Stone removes all doubt. He's Saint Edward.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Jobs is a one-man show that needed to go for broke and doesn't. My guess is that Jobs would give it a swat.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Admirers of Irving's sprawling tome are sure to find Birch a botch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Here's the problem: The movie was made just four years ago by Argentinian director Fabian Bielinsky. It is called "Nine Queens," and it is vastly superior to this blah U.S. remake from director Gregory Jacobs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    By playing it safe, the new Precinct leaves the audience sorry and restores thirteen to its place as the unluckiest number.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Will Smith has an easy charm, and this labored romantic farce works it hard. Too hard.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Lulls aside, Wain and Showalter deserve camp kudos for getting the details right.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Fine directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel take a detour into mumbo jumbo.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Cate Blanchett can do anything, even play Bob Dylan, but she can't save this creaky sequel to her star-making 1998 biopic of Elizabeth I.

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