Peter Travers
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For 2,301 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Lowest review score: 0 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
2,301 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Nothing the Hughes brothers have done in their videos for Tone Loc, Tupac Shakur and others prepares you for the controlled intensity and maturity they bring to their stunning feature debut.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    With it's dynamite performances, strafing wit and dramatic provocation, The Insider offers Mann at his best -- blood up, unsanitized and unbowed.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn't lack for heart.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    If you haven't already sold your soul to rock & roll, Almost Famous should seal the deal.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Unique and unforgettable.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The superbly crafted suspense thriller…slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It is also Nicholson at his bravest and riskiest. By banking his fires and staying alert to the smallest details, he delivers a monumental performance that blasts your expectations and batters your heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    As ever, Freeman delivers miracles; he's as good as it gets.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    One terrific movie... Pacino and Depp are a match made in acting heaven, riffing off each other with astonishing subtlety and wit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Rea and Davidson are incomparably good in an exceptional film that is by turns darkly funny and deeply affecting. Though Jordan's control sometimes falters, it's a small price to pay for his daring.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gosford Park abounds in scenes to savor. It's a feast, and one of Altman's best.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Stimulating entertainment, as rigorously challenging and painfully funny as anything the Coens have done. But it's necessary to meet the Coens halfway. If you don't, Barton Fink is an empty exercise that will bore you breathless. If you do, it's a comic nightmare that will stir your imagination like no film in years.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Michael Gerbosi's script might have reduced Crane to a clueless cliche were it not for the bruised humanity that Greg Kinnear brings to the role. Kinnear is dynamite.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Linklater is a sly and formidable talent, bringing an anthropologist's eye to this spectacularly funny celebration of the rites of stupidity. His shitfaced "American Graffiti" is the ultimate party movie -- loud, crude, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The actors are outstanding, illuminating four different views of loneliness. But it's Camara's tour-de-force performance that anchors the film, that shocks and unnerves us.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Fellowship is the real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's taut, tense and terrific.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description...the kind of artful defiance that Hollywood is usually too timid to deliver: a jolting comedy that makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Clooney brings raw intensity to his role; his scenes with McElhone are rooted in a fierce romantic yearning.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ang Lee, a world-class director working at the top of his elegant form, has done something thrilling. For all the leaping action, it's the film's spirit that soars.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Miyazaki is the Pied Piper -- see Spirited Away and you'll follow him anywhere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Screenwriting this smart, inventive, passionate and rip-roaringly funny is a rare species. It's magic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Some movies are too good to miss. Judy Berlin is one of them...It works like magic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Clint Eastwood pours everything he knows about directing into Mystic River. His film sneaks up, messes with your head and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic.