For 2,285 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Iris
Lowest review score: 0 Quick Change
Score distribution:
2,285 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Cuarón has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Gibson has made a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Get ready to be knocked for a loop.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What makes Ratatouille such a hilarious and heartfelt wonder is the way Bird contrives to let it sneak up on you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An artistic triumph.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The acting is of the highest caliber. Winger, magnificent and too long between films, is a volcano of repressed anger.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A lifetime in movies runs through this prime vintage Eastwood performance. You can't take your eyes off him. The no-frills, no-bull Gran Torino made my day.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a magical, beguiling wonder.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rogen and Heigl step up to the plate with a tougher task from Coach Apatow: Nail every laugh and the emotions underlying them. No worries. They knock it out of the park.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    DiCaprio is in peak form, bringing layers of buried emotion to a defeated man. And the glorious Winslet defines what makes an actress great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting beauty. The same goes for the movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One of the best and liveliest movies of the year - funny and touching in ways you can't predict.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    There's a special kick that comes in finding a new star. So step up, Ellen Page, and take your bows.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's original, outrageous and murderous fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    As always with Park Chanwook, you just hold on and let him rip.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is a film in which ideas resonate as well as action. Gandalf’s words to Pippin about death have a muscular poetry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It helps that the fun doesn't stop. It helps even more that the pitch-perfect script doesn’t step out of character for a joke.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie brims over with action -- check out Alex's run through traffic on the Paris beltway -- but Canet scores a triumph by plumbing the violence of the mind.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Getting lost in the hypnotic Half-Blood Prince is what gives the movie its haunting power.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You watch The Wrestler (with a superb title song from Bruce Springsteen) in a state of pure exhilaration. A great actor in a great movie will do that to you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Unique and unmissable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    With the help of acting giants, Jenkins turns The Savages into a twisted, bittersweet pleasure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Forget "Hero" -- that cult hit was just Zhang Yimou's warm-up for this martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Penn, in tandem with the superb cinematographer Eric Gautier (The Motorcycle Diaries), captures the majesty and terror of the wilderness in ways that make you catch your breath.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Want to find the heart of rock & roll? You can hear it thundering in Anvil.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie is thunderously exciting, but what makes it resonate is the wrenching story we read on Damon's face. We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.