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 The Informers
Score distribution:
2,301 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Watson and Everett, both superb, bring ferocity and feeling to their roles. But the one you won't forget is Wilkinson (In the Bedroom) in a towering performance of grace and grit that deserves to put him on Oscar's shortlist. Good show.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Capote is a movie that doesn't pull its punches. It's a knockout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Without jerking tears or reducing the acid content of his wit, Baumbach's humane movie gets under your skin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In ninety-three tight, terrifically exciting minutes, Clooney makes integrity look mighty sexy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie, from the 1992 best seller by Olivia Goldsmith, isn't deathless art. But as pure entertainment, this witty revenge romp is sinfully satisfying.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The script, co-written by Antonioni and Peter Wollen, focuses on a TV journalist (a superb Jack Nicholson).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Witherspoon has nailed it before, notably in "Election," but her portrayal of June is astounding in its vitality and richness.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This one-of-a-kind spellbinder from first-time director Laurence Dunmore is not afraid to shock. Depp is a raunchy wonder, especially in a time-capsule-worthy opening monologue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sam Peckinpah lives! The rampaging spirit of the late filmmaker, known as Bloody Sam for films such as "The Wild Bunch" and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia," is all over this blistering modern Western from first-time director Tommy Lee Jones.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Woody Allen's best movie in years means to trip us up: Sexual sizzle. London instead of Manhattan. Brit actors. Dark humor with a sting that leaves welts. You bet it's a change. And it looks good on the Woodman.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bana is magnificent in the role.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Casts a spell that grips you and won't let go. The film works as a provocation, on a personal and a political level.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki -- a grandmaster at blending color and natural light -- craft a tone poem that may throw some audiences through its use of interior monologues.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This unique and devastating look at the Holocaust is drawn from the autobiographical novel of 2002 Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Why We Fight deserves high praise for making it that much tougher to wear blinders.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A potent and provocative look at life unhinged. Bubble is said to be the first in a series of six low-budget films from Soderbergh. If they all rock the boat like this one, bring 'em on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    If you're looking for action movie heaven, try Speed, a crackling blend of suspense and fun that gives you the rush of a runaway roller coaster.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is more than a movie, it's a privilege.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The radiant Barrymore energizes Cinderella with a tough core of intelligence and wit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    McGrath's script is faithful: fierce when it needs to be and devilishly funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Driver's tough core of honesty and wit is bewitching. So's the movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The explosive V for Vendetta is powered by ideas that are not computer-generated. It's something rare in Teflon Hollywood: a movie that sticks with you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Both sides of the political fence will feel royally skewered. All that's lacking is a warning from the Surgeon General: This film will make you laugh till it hurts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Renier and Francois give deeply affecting performances that help soften the film's harsh blows. But only in the compassionate eye of the Dardennes do these three children achieve a state of grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No wonder Kurt Cobain was a fan. But it's the way Feuerzeig walks with him on the line between creativity and madness that digs this haunting and hypnotic film into your memory.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Smart, witty and alert to the buried resentments that poke through the shiny surface of affluence, Holofcener's film recognizes that money is the new sex.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the Valley is a wild thing that sticks with you long after it's over. You know, a real movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.